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Buy fire truck & police cars?

Among the items on the Sept. 15 agenda are the $100,000 for Station Fire costs, the purchase of a $915,000 fire truck, and the purchase of three new Dodge Charger police cars for $84,000.

CITY COUNCIL/REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY REGULAR MEETING

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009

AGENDA 6:00 p.m.

Location:  City Council Chamber Conference Room, 240 W. Huntington Drive

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL OF CITY COUNCIL/REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEMBERS:

John Wuo, Mayor/Agency Chair Peter Amundson, Mayor Pro Tem/Agency Vice Chair Roger Chandler, Council/Agency Member Gary Kovacic, Council/Agency Member Robert Harbicht, Council/Agency Member

PUBLIC COMMENTS – STUDY SESSION/CLOSED SESSION (5 minutes per person)

Any person wishing to address the City Council/Redevelopment Agency during the Public Comments period is asked to complete a “Public Comments” card available in the Council Chamber Lobby. The completed form should be submitted to the City Clerk/Agency Secretary prior to the start of the Closed Session/Study Session.

In order to conduct a timely meeting, there will be a five (5) minute time limit per person.  All comments are to be directed to the City Council/Redevelopment Agency and we ask that proper decorum be practiced during the meeting.  State law prohibits the City Council/Redevelopment Agency from discussing topics or issues unless they appear on the posted Agenda.

STUDY SESSION

a. Report, discussion and direction regarding: (1) Sister City Program; (2) City/School District State Reform Committee; (3) historical preservation ordinance; (4) neighborhood notification for single family construction; and (5) request from City of Sierra Madre for study of public safety services.

CLOSED SESSION

a. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 a conference with real property negotiators:

Property:  400 Rolyn Place Agency Negotiators: Agency Executive Director, Development Services Director and the Economic Development Manager Negotiating Parties:  Arcadia Redevelopment Agency and John H. Hibbert, Jr. and Carol H. Hibbert, Living Trust.  Under Negotiation:  Price and Terms of Payment

7:00 p.m., City Council Chamber

RECONVENE CITY COUNCIL/REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING TO OPEN SESSION

CALL TO ORDER

INVOCATION

 Reverend Raymond Petzholt, Mandarin Baptist Church PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Jason Kruckeberg, Development Services Director

ROLL CALL OF CITY COUNCIL/REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEMBERS:

Amundson, Chandler, Harbicht, Kovacic and Wuo

REPORT FROM CITY ATTORNEY/AGENCY COUNSEL ON STUDY SESSION/CLOSED SESSION ITEMS

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION FROM CITY MANAGER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS

MOTION TO READ ALL ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS BY TITLE ONLY AND WAIVE THE READING IN FULL

PRESENTATIONS

a. Presentation of Proclamation Designating the week of October 4-10, 2009 as Fire Prevention Week.

1. PUBLIC HEARING

All interested persons are invited to appear at the Public Hearing and to provide evidence or testimony concerning the proposed items of consideration.  You are hereby advised that should you desire to legally challenge any action taken by the City Council with respect to any Public Hearing item on this agenda, you may be limited to raising only those issues and objections which you or someone else raised at or prior to the time of the Public Hearing.

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ITEMS:

a. Architectural Design Review for a 9,811 square foot office building to be located at 468 East Santa Clara Street in the Central Redevelopment Project Area.  Applicant and developer – Hale Corporation.  Recommended Action: Approve

CITY COUNCIL ITEMS:

b. Adopt Resolution No. 6694 approving the use of Community Development Block Grant – Recovery (CDBG-R) Funds for Low/Moderate Income Single-Family Residential Rehabilitation. Recommended Action: Adopt PUBLIC COMMENTS (5 minutes per person)

Any person wishing to address the City Council/Redevelopment Agency during the Public Comments period is asked to complete a “Public Comments” card available in the Council Chamber Lobby. The completed form should be submitted to the City Clerk/Agency Secretary prior to the start of the 7:00 p.m. Open Session. 

In order to conduct a timely meeting, there will be a five (5) minute time limit per person.  All comments are to be directed to the City Council/Redevelopment Agency and we ask that proper decorum be practiced during the meeting.  State law prohibits the City Council/Redevelopment Agency from discussing topics or issues unless they appear on the posted Agenda. 

REPORTS FROM MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL AND CITY CLERK

2. CITY CLERK’S REPORTS

a. Appointment to Recreation and Parks Commission. Recommended Action: Make appointment

3. CONSENT CALENDAR

All matters listed under the Consent Calendar are considered to be routine and can be acted on by one roll call vote.  There will be no separate discussion of these items unless members of the City Council/Redevelopment Agency request specific items be removed from the Consent Calendar for separate action. 

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ITEMS:

a. Approve the Meeting Minutes of September 1, 2009. Recommended Action: Approve

b. Approve an appropriation in the amount of $100,000 from Redevelopment Agency funds for the payment of administrative related costs regarding the Fire Station #105 Project. Recommended Action: Approve

CITY COUNCIL ITEMS:

c. Approve the Meeting Minutes of September 1, 2009. Recommended Action: Approve

d. Adopt Resolution No. 6693 amending Resolution No. 6670 setting forth legally enforceable speed limits on Duarte Road. Recommended Action: Adopt

e. Authorize the City Manager to execute a one (1) year contract extension with Traffic Operations, Inc. for street striping and pavement marking services in the amount of $73,470. Recommended Action: Approve

f. Accept all work performed by Roy Allan Slurry Seal, Inc. for the 2008-2009 Annual Slurry Seal Project as complete and authorize the final payment to be made in accordance with the contract documents. Recommended Action: Approve g. Award a purchase order to McPeek’s Dodge of Anaheim for two (2) 2010 Dodge Charger Patrol Units and one (1) 2010 Dodge Charger Command vehicle in the amount of $84,199. Recommended Action: Approve

h. Authorize the City Manager to use $2,800 from the Historical Museum’s Gilb Memorial Fund for the payment of one-half of the architectural fees for the proposed Museum Education Center. Recommended Action: Approve

i. Approve purchase of computer equipment and related peripherals in accordance with the City’s Computer Replacement Program. Recommended Action: Approve 4.  CITY MANAGER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

a. Approve a waiver of Arcadia Redevelopment Agency Resolution No. 172 to permit a dance studio at 210 North First Avenue. Recommended Action: Approve

b. Award a purchase order to South Coast Fire Equipment Inc. for the purchase of one (1) Pierce 100-foot tractor-drawn aerial ladder for the Fire Department in the amount not to exceed $915,666.      Recommended Action: Approve

c. Report, discussion and direction regarding an update of the 2009-2010 Fiscal Year Budget. Recommended Action: Receive and Provide Direction

d. Report and update regarding Dana Middle School Joint Use Gymnasium Project. Recommended Action: Receive and file

ADJOURNMENT

The City Council/Redevelopment Agency will adjourn this meeting in memory of Virginia Auriemma and Tim Selinske to Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber Conference Room located at 240 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia.

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with a disability who require a disability related modification or accommodation in order to participate in a meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, may request such modification or accommodation from the City Clerk at (626) 574-5455.  Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to assure accessibility to the meeting.

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