MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE CYPRESS CITY COUNCIL HELD NOVEMBER 25, 2013

A regular meeting of the Cypress City Council was called to order at 7:01 p.m. by Mayor Narain in the Council Chambers, 5275 Orange Avenue, Cypress, California.

Members present:
Mayor Prakash Narain
Mayor Pro Tem Leroy Mills
Council Member Rob Johnson
Council Member Mariellen Yarc
Members absent:   
Council Member Doug Bailey

Staff present:
City Manager John Bahorski
Assistant City Attorney Lindsay Tabaian
Police Chief Jackie Gomez-Whiteley
Public Works Director Doug Dancs
Recreation and Community Services Director June Liu
Assistant Finance Director Matt Burton
Assistant City Engineer Kamran Dadbeh
Planning Manager Doug Hawkins
Public Works Superintendent Bobby Blackburn
Human Resources Manager Cathy Thompson
Administrative Services Manager Andrew Tse
City Clerk Denise Basham

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Girl Scout Troop 2278.

INVOCATION:  The invocation was given by Mayor Pro Tem Mills.

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS:   LIMITED TO ONE-HALF HOUR.  (THREE MINUTES PER SPEAKER, SPEAKING ONCE.)

Mayor Narain asked anyone who wished to speak on any topic not included on the meeting Agenda to come forward.

Don Seward, Cypress, spoke regarding Measure L.

George Pardon, Cypress, thanked the City Council for their service to the City.

PRESENTATIONS:

The Mayor presented a Certificate of Special Recognition to Miriam Melville, Union Bank, for their sponsorship and support of the Cypress community.

PUBLIC HEARINGS: 7:00 P.M. (PUBLIC COMMENTS RESTRICTED TO TEN MINUTES PER SPEAKER, UNLESS EXTENDED BY THE CITY COUNCIL).

No items.

CONSENT CALENDAR:

All matters listed on the Agenda under “Consent Calendar” are to be considered by the City Council to be routine and will be enacted by one motion approving the recommendations listed on the Agenda.

Mayor Pro Tem Mills requested Agenda Item No. 1 be pulled from the Consent Calendar.

It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Mills and seconded by Council Member Johnson, to approve Consent Calendar Items No. 2 through 8.

The motion was unanimously carried by the following roll call vote:

AYES:        4    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Yarc, Johnson, Mills and Narain
NOES:        0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None
ABSENT:    1    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Bailey

Item No. 2:   MOTION TO INTRODUCE AND/OR ADOPT ALL ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS PRESENTED FOR CONSIDERATION BY TITLE ONLY AND TO WAIVE FURTHER READING.

Item No. 3:   PROCLAIMING NOVEMBER 5, 2013 AS “LAW ENFORCEMENT RECORDS AND SUPPORT PERSONNEL DAY” IN THE CITY OF CYPRESS.

Recommendation:   That the City Council officially proclaim November 5, 2013 as “Law Enforcement Records and Support Personnel Day” in the City of Cypress.

Item No. 4:   AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR GRAFFITI ABATEMENT SERVICES.

Recommendation:   That the City Council award a three year contract (November 1, 2013 to October 31, 2016) for Graffiti Abatement Services to C.H. Painting, 1533 North Wedgewood Way, Upland, California 91786, with the option to extend the initial term of the agreement a maximum of one extended term of two years, authorize the City Manager to execute the contract on behalf of the City, and direct the Director of Public Works/City Engineer to act as Contract Officer.

Item No. 5:      ACCEPTANCE OF KATELLA AVENUE/MERIDIAN DRIVE INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS, PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT NO. 104.

Recommendation:   That the City Council: 1) Accept the Katella Avenue/Meridian Drive Intersection Improvements, Public Works Project No. 104, as being satisfactorily completed in conformance with the project specifications, in the final amount of $132,062.30; and 2) Approve the final retention payment of $6,603.12 to GMC Engineering, Inc., Tustin, California; and 3) Authorize the City Clerk to release the Labor and Materials bond and the Faithful Performance Bond upon expiration of the required lien period, if no claims or objections have been filed, upon concurrence of the Director of Public Works.

Item No. 6:   ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION REVISING THE CLASS SPECIFICATION OF POLICE SUPPORT SERVICES SUPERVISOR.

Recommendation:   That the City Council, and acting as the ex-officio governing Board of Directors of the Cypress Recreation and Park District, adopt the Resolution by title only, revising the Police Support Services Supervisor class specification.

RESOLUTION NO. 6395

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS,
AND ACTING AS EX-OFFICIO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OF THE CYPRESS RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT,
REVISING THE CLASS SPECIFICATION OF
POLICE SUPPORT SERVICES SUPERVISOR.

Item No. 7:   REVIEW OF INVESTMENT REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER, 2013.

Recommendation:   That the City Council receive and file the Investment Report for the month of October, 2013.

Item No. 8:   APPROVAL OF COMMERCIAL WARRANT LIST AND WIRE TRANSFERS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-14 FOR WARRANTS NO. 28139 THROUGH 28285.

Recommendation:   That the City Council approve the attached warrant register and wire transfers for Fiscal Year 2013-14.

Regarding Item No. 1:   APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF NOVEMBER 12, 2013, Mayor Pro Tem Mills requested that the November 25, 2013 minutes reflect clarification that, as related to Item No. 3 of the meeting of November 12, 2013, the lack of Notary Acknowledgement was staff related and not attributed to Harris & Associates. 

It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Mills and seconded by Mayor Narain, that the City Council approve the Minutes of the Meeting of November 12, 2013, as submitted.

The motion was unanimously carried by the following roll call vote:

AYES:        4    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Yarc, Johnson, Mills and Narain
NOES:        0    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   None
ABSENT:    1    COUNCIL MEMBERS:   Bailey

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

NEW BUSINESS:

No items.

RECREATION & PARK DISTRICT MATTERS:  The Cypress City Council, Acting as the Ex Officio Governing Board of Directors.

No items.

SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE CYPRESS REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MATTERSThe Cypress City Council, Acting as the Successor Agency to the Cypress Redevelopment Agency.

No items.

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS:  For Matters Not on the Agenda.

David Rose, Cypress, spoke regarding median landscaping issues.

Katie Wiedel, Cypress, commended the Cypress Police Department on their response to an accident near her home and spoke regarding the next issue of the O.C. Breeze.

ITEMS FROM CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:

Mayor Narain requested reports from the Council Members on their respective committee assignments.

Council Member Yarc:

Spoke regarding Union Bank’s sponsorship of the Cypress College Americana Awards. Attended the Seal Beach State of the City luncheon.  Attended a West-Comm Board meeting.  Attended a Cypress Chamber of Commerce Board meeting.  Attended an O.C. League of California Cities monthly meeting.  Attended a Cypress College Americana Awards Committee meeting.  Volunteered at the Cypress Holiday Bazaar for the Woman’s Club of Cypress.

Mayor Narain:

Attended a quarterly BRACE meeting.  Attended the Seal Beach State of the City luncheon.  Attended an ACC-OC meeting.  Attended an O.C. Sanitation District Board meeting.  Participated in a site visit to BRAIN in Cypress.

Mayor Pro Tem Mills:

Attended a political panel at Oxford Academy.  Attended the Seal Beach State of the City luncheon.  Attended an ACC-OC Legislative and Regulatory Committee meeting. Attended an OCCOG Board of Directors meeting.  Spoke regarding the California Voting Rights Act and school district elections by district rather than at-large.

Council Member Johnson:

Visited Anytime Fitness in Cypress.  Attended a Cypress College Americana Awards Committee meeting.  Spoke at the Bandai Corporation sponsorship awards.  Attended the 25th Annual Buena Park Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast.  Attended the open house at ADC Energy.  Attended an O.C. Fire Authority Board meeting.  Visited the Habitat for Humanity site on Lincoln Avenue.  Attended the VIP Soccer event.

ITEMS FROM CITY MANAGER: 

The City Manager encouraged safe driving during the holidays.

ADJOURNMENT: Mayor Narain adjourned the meeting at 7:34 p.m. to Monday, December 9, 2013, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Executive Board Room.

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MAYOR OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS

ATTEST:

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CITY CLERK OF THE CITY OF CYPRESS

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