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02-26-2019 CC Minutes Regular and Special 2019-036 MINUTES CITY COUNCIL CITY OF CHINO HILLS FEBRUARY 26, 2019 REGULAR AND SPECIAL MEETING Mayor Moran called the Closed Session to order at 5:00 p.m. and requested the City Clerk to call roll. PRESENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS: CYNTHIA MORAN ART BENNETT BRIAN JOHSZ RAY MARQUEZ PETER ROGERS ALSO PRESENT: KONRADT BARTLAM, CITY MANAGER MARK D. HENSLEY, CITY ATTORNEY CHERYL BALZ, CITY CLERK BENJAMIN MONTGOMERY, ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER PUBLIC COMMENTS There were no public comments. RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION Mayor Moran declared the meeting recessed at 5:01 p.m. for Closed Session. EXISTING LITIGATION Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1): Chino Basin Municipal Water District v. City of Chino, et al., San Bernardino County Superior Court Case No. RCVRS51010 EXISTING LITIGATION Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1) Existing Litigation - San Gabriel Valley Water and Power, LLC v. City of Chino Hills; City of Chino Hills City Council; City of Diamond Bar; City of Diamond Bar City Council; City of Industry; City of Industry City Council; Successor Agency to the Industry Urban- Development Agency; Board of Directors of the Successor Agency to the Industry Urban Development Agency; Tres Hermanos Conservation Authority; Does 1 though 100, Case No. CIVDS1904434 UNREPRESENTED EMPLOYEE - LABOR NEGOTIATIONS Conference with City's Labor Negotiator pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 regarding City Manager unrepresented employee: City Manager candidates PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT Public Employment, pursuant to Government Code Section 54957. Title: City Manager CHINO HILLS CITY COUNCIL 2019-037 REGULAR AND SPECIAL MEETING FEBRUARY 26, 2019 CLOSED SESSION RECESS Mayor Moran recessed the Closed Session at 6:40 p.m. CONVENE REGULAR MEETING AND ROLL CALL Mayor Moran called the regular meeting order at 7:00 p.m. PRESENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS: CYNTHIA MORAN ART BENNETT BRIAN JOHSZ RAY MARQUEZ PETER ROGERS ALSO PRESENT: KONRADT BARTLAM, CITY MANAGER MARK D. HENSLEY, CITY ATTORNEY CHERYL BALZ, CITY CLERK SCOTT ATKINSON, DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF CHRISTA BUHAGIAR, FINANCE DIRECTOR DENISE CATTERN, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER JOE DYER, ASSISTANT CITY ENGINEER BRANDON FONACIER, COMMUNITY RELATIONS ANALYST I JOANN LOMBARDO, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR JONATHAN MARSHALL, COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTOR BENJAMIN MONTGOMERY, ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER LYNNAE SISEMORE, ASSITANT CITY CLERK JOHN WALKER, POLICE CHIEF, CHINO HILLS POLICE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG Led by Mayor Moran INVOCATION Led by Pastor Lin Wells, Calvary Chapel ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION City Attorney Hensley announced that there was Council consensus to enter into a Joint Defense Agreement with the City of Diamond Bar; City of Diamond Bar City Council; City of Industry; City of Industry City Council; Successor Agency to the Industry Urban- Development Agency; Board of Directors of the Successor Agency to the Industry Urban Development Agency; and Tres Hermanos Conservation Authority in regards to San Gabriel Valley Water and Power, LLC v. City of Chino Hills; City of Chino Hills City Council; City of Diamond Bar; City of Diamond Bar City Council; City of Industry; City of Industry City Council; Successor Agency to the Industry Urban-Development Agency; Board of Directors of the Successor Agency to the Industry Urban Development Agency; Tres Hermanos Conservation Authority; Does 1 though 100, Case No. CIVDS1904434. CHINO HILLS CITY COUNCIL 2019-038 REGULAR AND SPECIAL MEETING FEBRUARY 26, 2019 PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER REPORT Public Information Officer Cattern announced the following events: • Friends of the Chino Hills Library Book Sale March 2nd and 3rd, "Buy the Bag." • Paws at the Park event on Saturday, March 9th at Vila Borba Park. Applications online at www.chinohills.orq/paws • 19th Annual Water Conservation Design-a-Sign. Create a water conservation sign. Theme, "Do Your Park, Be Water Smart!" Entries due Friday, March 15th at 4:30 p.m. www.chinohills.oro/designasian PUBLIC COMMENTS Zeb Welborn, Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, gave an update on upcoming Chamber events. Mike Cargile, resident, spoke about Ayala High School students parking at the Community Center and asked the City to forgo ticketing students in these last three months of the school year. He asked to let the students' park in the north end of the parking lot until the school year ends. Peter Patel, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, spoke on behalf of the BAPS congregation about the recent passing of former Mayor and Council Member Bill Kruger, and offered his condolences to the Kruger family. Suzette Dang, spoke on behalf of Supervisor Curt Hagman's office, and gave an update on the Prado Dam kickoff meetings and said the second meeting will be held on Saturday, April 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Chaffey College. For more information, visit the County's site at www.sbcounty.gov/parks. Suzi Vlietstra, resident, spoke about the underutilization of the McCoy Equestrian Center. Jane DeFrank, resident, thanked staff for mitigating the Ayala High School student parking issues at the Community Center. Bill Hughes, resident and McCoy trustee, spoke about the lack of use of the McCoy Equestrian Center and asked Council to discuss different uses for the McCoy Center to keep it thriving. Steve Davey, resident, spoke about the Tres Hermanos JPA, land maintenance and suggested returning the Tres Hermanos site to a cattle grazing property. CONFLICT OF INTEREST ANNOUNCEMENTS There were no conflict of interest announcements to record. CHINO HILLS CITY COUNCIL 2019-039 REGULAR AND SPECIAL MEETING FEBRUARY 26, 2019 CITY DEPARTMENT BUSINESS CONSENT CALENDAR Item Nos. 9, regarding legislative advocacy services, and 10 regarding the Los Serranos Street Lighting Project were pulled from the Consent Calendar for discussion and separate votes. Motion was made by Council Member Marquez and seconded by Council Member Johsz to approve the following Consent Calendar items: MINUTES The City Council approved the February 12, 2019, Regular and Special City Council Meeting Minutes, as presented. WARRANT REGISTERS The City Council approved Warrant Registers and Wires for the period of January 31 through February 13, 2019, in an amount of$6,248,024.78, as presented. Motion carried as follows: AYES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: MORAN, BENNETT, JOHSZ, MARQUEZ, ROGERS NOES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: NONE ABSENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS: NONE DISCUSSION CALENDAR AGREEMENT - STATE LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY SERVICES Council Members Marquez, Johsz, and Rogers pulled this item from the Consent Calendar for discussion and separate vote. Council Members Marquez and Rogers commended the past work and standing relationship with Townsend, and said they look forward to continued services. Council Member Johsz stated that he wanted to continue the item to the next meeting to gather more background information about Townsend before approving the agreement. Following discussion, a motion was made by Council Member Marquez and seconded by Council Member Rogers to approve the execution of a three year CHINO HILLS CITY COUNCIL 2019-040 REGULAR AND SPECIAL MEETING FEBRUARY 26, 2019 Agreement No. A2019-046 with Townsend Public Affairs, Inc., with two one-year renewal options in an amount not-to-exceed $360,000, to provide State legislative advocacy services. By roll call vote, the motion carried as follows: AYES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: MORAN, BENNETT, JOHSZ, MARQUEZ, ROGERS NOES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: NONE ABSENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS: NONE BID AWARD - LOS SERRANOS STREET LIGHTING PROJECT Council Member Johsz pulled this item from the Consent Calendar for further discussion and separate vote. He wanted to commend the City for investing in street lighting improvements in the Los Serranos area and thanked Public Works staff for managing the project. Council Member Marquez applauded Council Member Johsz for addressing the needs in the Los Serranos area. Following discussion, a motion was made by Council Member Johsz and seconded by Council Member Marquez to (1) award the bid and Agreement No. A2019-047 to Barnes Electric in the amount of $129,470.01, for the Los Serranos Street Lighting Project on Monterey Avenue, Mesa Boulevard, and Brookview Court; (2) authorized staff to accept the performance and payment bonds, proof of insurance, and issue a Notice to Proceed upon receipt and acceptance of such; and (3) authorized the City Manager, at his discretion, to approve cumulative change orders up to ten percent ($12,947) of the awarded contract amount Motion carried as follows: AYES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: MORAN, BENNETT, JOHSZ, MARQUEZ, ROGERS NOES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: NONE ABSENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS: NONE PUBLIC HEARING INDOOR SELF-STORAGE FACILITY - FAIRFIELD RANCH BUSINESS PARK Senior Planner Gackstetter briefed Council on the staff report, which is on file in the City Clerk's Office. Mayor Moran opened the public hearing and asked if anyone wished to address the City Council on the matter. CHINO HILLS CITY COUNCIL 2019-041 REGULAR AND SPECIAL MEETING FEBRUARY 26, 2019 Kathryn Oehlschlager, Downey Brand LLP Attorney spoke on behalf of the Applicant, Nancy Bane, Sorsirs, Inc., and provided a PowerPoint presentation and video regarding the proposed offsite indoor Class-A Self Storage facility. Siobhan Byrne, resident and commercial Realtor, spoke in favor of the project and offered to answer any questions that Council might have regarding the Fairfield Ranch Business Park surrounding the proposed project. Lorretta Creelman, resident, spoke in opposition to the project and stated that she noticed the mass development on the south side of Chino Hills, and inquired if these new developments would decrease property values, as well as take away from the rural significance of the City. Mayor Moran closed the public hearing. The City Council discussed the merits of the project with the applicants, Nancy Bane and Kent Christensen with Sorsirs, Inc. Following discussion, a motion was made by Council Member Rogers and seconded by Vice Mayor Bennett, to (1) adopt Resolution No. 2019R-011, of the City Council of the City of Chino Hills, California Approving Site Plan Review 18SPR01 and Conditional Use Permit 18CUP05 for the Development of An Indoor Self-Storage Facility at Fairfield Ranch Business Park and Determining that the Project is Exempt from Review Under the California Environmental Quality Act. By role call vote, the motion carried as follows: AYES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: MORAN, BENNETT, MARQUEZ, ROGERS NOES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: JOHSZ ABSENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS: NONE COUNCIL REPORTS CHINO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Vice Mayor Bennett attended the Chino Valley Unified School District Board meeting and spoke about the Cal Aero Preserve Academy's temporary boundary changes in order to accommodate the growth in the preserve area of Chino. CHINO VALLEY INDEPENDENT FIRE DISTRICT Council Member Johsz attended the Chino Valley Independent Fire District's Board meeting and said the Board approved joining a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) with other San Bernardino County cities for regionalized 911 services. He said that this is a great step toward protection of the community. COUNCIL COMMENTS Rogers: Council Member Rogers announced the Chino Hills Community Foundation's Jazz Concert Series that begins on Saturday, March 30th at the Community Center. He said tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the City's website at: www.chinohills/chART.ora. He inquired about the status of the reader board research CHINO HILLS CITY COUNCIL 2019-042 REGULAR AND SPECIAL MEETING FEBRUARY 26, 2019 and monument signs. City Manager Bartlam said the reader board research is with the Assistant City Manager and that the City has a monument sign package in review with Caltrans for the Chino Hills Parkway/71 Freeway location. Johsz: Council Member Johsz stated that he attended the Chino Hills Girls Softball opening day and said it was a great turnout of parents, coaches, and team members. He said he looks forward to opening day for the Pony and Little Leagues this coming weekend. Marquez: Council Member Marquez thanked the Police Chief for hosting the quality of life workshops that were recently held, and asked the Chief to notify him of meetings that affect his area. He asked staff if Ayala High School students could park at the north end of the Community Center or at the McCoy Equestrian Center. City Manager Bartlam said that the parking lot at the Community Center and McCoy is not for public parking and that it is strictly for use of two centers. He stated that he appreciates the end of the school year issue that the public speaker addressed earlier, but said it is not the City's responsibility to support Ayala High School's parking issues and that they should be vetted through the Chino Valley Unified School District. Council Member Marquez asked for an update on the McCoy Equestrian Center. Community Services Director Marshall said there has been discussion with the Parks and Recreation Commission regarding uses, finances, and enhancements to the facility. He said the arenas are not being fully utilized, and that staff are committed to maintaining the operations of the facility. He said it is tough to compete with other facilities that offer free services and will plan to seek proposals as well as meet with Mr. Bill Hughes, the McCoy trustee, to discuss future uses and enhancements. Moran: Mayor Moran announced the Kids Art Exploration Day on Saturday, March 2nd at The Shoppes at Chino Hills sponsored by the Chino Hills Community Foundation. Mayor Moran acknowledged Chino Valley Independent Fire District Board members in the audience, Harvey Luth, Winn Williams, and John DeMonco, as well as recognizing Boy Scout Troops in attendance. Huynh Chu, Boy Scouts Troop 1776, said that the troop is in attendance at the meeting to achieve their Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge. He said the troop wants to know what they can do to deter coyotes from roaming the streets. Mayor Moran offered to have a meeting with Boy Scout Troop 1776 to discuss the matter, and offered to give each member in attendance a coyote whistle from the Inland Valley Humane Society. CHINO HILLS CITY COUNCIL 2019-043 REGULAR AND SPECIAL MEETING FEBRUARY 26, 2019 ADJOURN IN MEMORIAM Mayor Moran adjourned the meeting at 9:05 p.m. in memory of San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy Nicholas O'Loughlin of Chino Hills, who passed away tragically in an off- duty traffic collision at the age of 28 on February 17, 2019; and former Mayor and Council Member Bill Kruger who passed away this morning, February 26, 2019. Respectfully submitted, dier, CHERYL : A Z, Y ERK APPROVED: March 12, 2019