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05-28-2019 CC Rpt 07MINUTES CITY COUNCIL CITY OF CHINO HILLS MAY 14, 2019 REGULAR MEETING Mayor Moran called the Closed Session to order at 6:00 p.m. and requested the City Clerk to call roll. PRESENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS: CYNTHIA MORAN ART BENNETT BRIAN JOHSZ PETER ROGERS ABSENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS: RAY MARQUEZ ALSO PRESENT: BENJAMIN MONTGOMERY, CITY MANAGER ELIZABETH CALCIANO, ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY CHERYL BALZ, CITY CLERK PUBLIC COMMENTS There were no public comments. RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION Mayor Moran declared the meeting recessed at 6:00 p.m. for Closed Session. ANTICIPATED LITIGATION Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(e)(4) Anticipated Litigation, two cases 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 EXISTING LITIGATION Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1) Existing Litigation - City of Chino Hills v. U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for the registered holders of Citigroup Commercial Mortgage Trust 2007-C6, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-C6, San Bernardino County Superior Court Case No. CIVDS1802543 Date: 05-28-2019 Item No.: 07 5/252 CLOSED SESSION RECESS Mayor Moran recessed the Closed Session at 6:45 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 PETER ROGERS ABSENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS: RAY MARQUEZ ALSO PRESENT: BENJAMIN MONTGOMERY, CITY MANAGER ELIZABETH CALCIANO, ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY CHERYL BALZ, CITY CLERK CHRISTA BUHAGIAR, FINANCE DIRECTOR DENISE CATTERN, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER JESSICA CONTRERAS, DEPUTY CITY CLERK II BRANDON FONACIER, COMMUNITY RELATIONS ANALYST I NADEEM MAJAJ, PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR JOANN LOMBARDO, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR JONATHAN MARSHALL, COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTOR TIM SHACKELFORD, FIRE CHIEF, CHINO VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT JOHN WALKER, POLICE CHIEF, CHINO HILLS POLICE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG Led by Mayor Moran INVOCATION Led by Chaplain Robert Lewis Jr., Chino Valley Independent Fire District PRESENTATIONS RECOGNITION - CERTIFIED MUNICIPAL CLERK DESIGNATION - WENDI GENSEL Mayor Moran presented a certificate of recognition to Deputy City Clerk I, Wendi Gensel for receiving the Certified Municipal Clerk Designation. City Clerk Balz presented a plaque and pin on behalf of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) for her accomplishment. NEW CITY EMPLOYEE: Mayor Moran introduced the following new City employee: Eve Adviento, Accountant II, Finance Department. PROCLAMATION - EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK Mayor Moran presented a Proclamation proclaiming May 19-25, 2019 as Emergency Medi cal Services Week to Fire Chief Shackelford. Chief Shackelford thanked Council for the acknowledgement and informed the Community that all response units are ALS capable and when calling 911 the dispatcher will provide instructions over the phone. In addition, he and thanked Fire Board Members for the substantial investment put into equipment and training making the City a Heart Safe City. 6/252 RECOGNITION - 2019 CALIFORNIA DISTINGUISHED SCHOOLS Mayor Moran presented certificates of recognition from the City, on behalf of Supervisor Hagman and the City and Field Representative Paulette Maskarino presented Resolutions on behalf of Assemblyman Chen to Ayala High School and Canyon Hills Junior High to Principals Diana Yarboi and Todd Finkbiner as 2019 California Distinguished Schools. INTRODUCTION - WATER CONSERVATION POSTER CONTEST JUDGES Mayor Moran recognized the 19th Annual Water Conservation Design-a-Sign Contest Poster Judges. RECOGNITION - 2019 ANNUAL WATER CONSERVATION POSTER CONTEST WINNERS AND TEACHER AWARD Mayor Moran and Community Services Coordinator Badosaannounced the 2019 Annual Water Design-a-Sign Contest Teacher and Participant Award winners. Ms. Badosa presented Johnna Valois, Rolling Ridge Elementary School, with a $100 gift card to Hobby Lobby for receiving the Teacher Participant Award. Lastly, Mayor Moran and Ms. Badosa presented plaques to Loving Savior of the Hills Vice-Principal Erica Oaxaca, Rolling Ridge Elementary School Assistant Principal Janine Milligan, and Ruben S. Ayala High School Principal Diana Yarboi and Art Fundamentals Teacher Sergio Robleto, for having the most participants in the Water Conservation Poster contest. PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER REPORT City Manager Montgomery proudly announced that the City of Chino Hills took first place overall in the 2019 Corporate Challenge. Public Information Officer Cattern announced the following events: ∑Celebrate National Trails Day - Saturday, June 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Learn about the City’s 48 miles of trails at Grand Avenue Park, 1301 Grand Avenue ∑Memorial Day Closure. City Facilities and Chino Hills Branch Library will be closed on Monday May 27th ∑Concerts in the Park starting Wednesday nights for eight weeks on June 19th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Veterans Park ∑Independence Celebration - July 3rd from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Veterans Park,14877 Eucalyptus Avenue ∑Movies in the Park starting Thursday nights in June for eight weeks at 8:00 p.m. at the Chino Hills Community Center ∑Mobile Rec Summer schedule starts June 10th through August 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday Public Information Officer Cattern also provided an update on the Carbon Canyon Road closure. She recommended residents sign up for e-notifications to receive alerts that are sent from the City via email or text. She added that a notification will be pushed out to residents when the road is opened. 7/252 Lea Peterson, Public Information Officer with Southern California Gas Company, provided an update on the Carbon Canyon Road closure. She mentioned they are working diligently through the night to fix the damaged gas line caused by a third party contractor. ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION There was no reportable action taken in Closed Session. PUBLIC COMMENTS Chris Wade, representing Congressman Cisneros office, thanked Vice Mayor Bennett and Council Member Rogers for attending the Boys Republic tour and announced to residents new local office hours at the City’s Government Center on Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Red Tailed Hawk room on the 2nd floor. Anwer Kahn, Baitul Hameed Mosque in Chino, spoke on the holy month of Ramadan and announced the Quran Exhibition to be held on Saturday, May 18th, which will be followed by dinner with Iftar. Suzette Dang, representing Supervisor Curt Hagman’s office, announced a free document-shredding event for National Safety Month at the Ontario Police Department parking lot on Saturday June 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CONFLICT OF INTEREST ANNOUNCEMENTS There were no conflict of interest announcements to record. CITY DEPARTMENT BUSINESS CONSENT CALENDAR Motion was made by Council Member Rogers and seconded by Council Member Johsz to approve the following Consent Calendar items: MINUTES The City Council approved the April 23, 2019, City Council Meeting Minutes, as presented. CITY OFFICIAL REPORTS The City Council received and filed the City Official Reports pursuant to Travel, Training and Meetings Reimbursement Policy for the period of February 27 through April 23, 2019. ON-CALL CONSULTANTS The City Council approved the establishment of a list of pre-qualified Environmental, Planning, and Related Services consultants as outlined in the written staff report, which is on file in the City Clerk’s Office, to assist in expediting the development process. WARRANT REGISTERS The City Council approved Warrant Registers and Wires over $25,000 for the period of April 11 through May 1, 2019, in an amount of $1,999,180.07, as presented. 8/252 INVESTMENT REPORT The City Council approved the monthly Investment Report for the month ended March 31, 2019, as presented. FINANCIAL REPORT - RESOLUTION ADOPTED The City Council (1) received and filed the monthly Financial Report for March 2019, as presented; and (2) adopted Resolution No. 2019R-026 of the City Council of the City of Chi no Hills, California, Adopting a Budget Amendment for Fiscal Year 2018-19 Increasing the Budget in Various Funds by $3,542,286 for Adjustments Based on the Third Quarter Budget Review. LOCAL AGENCY INVESTMENT FUND (LAIF) - RESOLUTION ADOPTED The City Council adopted Resolution No. 2019R-027 of the City Council of the City of Chi no Hills, California, Authorizing Investment of Monies in the Local Agency Investment Fund. Motion carried as follows: AYES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: MORAN, BENNETT, JOHSZ, ROGERS NOES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: NONE ABSENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS: MARQUEZ DISCUSSION CALENDAR TORREY PINES PARK PROJECT City Manager Montgomery presented a brief report. Community Services Director Marshall presented a PowerPoint Presentation, which is on file in the City Clerk’s Office. Discussion ensued on the cost of a tennis court versus a playground at Torrey Pines Park. Gabriel DeLuna, resident, thanked the City for all the work put into Los Serranos. He stated he conducted a poll from surrounding neighbors regarding Torrey Pines Park and 82 percent of responders preferred a playground versus the tennis court option. He thanked the Parks and Recreation Commissioners for recommending the playground option. Greg Higgins, Chair of the Parks and Recreation Commission, stated he was unaware of the budget constraint for the project and expected having both amenities. He added that the Commission had a unanimous sentiment for a playground and requested Council find a way to fund the entire project to have both amenities. Discussion ensued on phasing the project and funding options. Council directed staff to bring back to Council new options and funding sources with the goal of including all amenities. ITEMS INITIATED BY COUNCIL PLANNING COMMISIONER APPOINTMENT Mayor Moran thanked all that applied for the Planning Commissioner vacancy position and nominated Patrick Hamamoto to the position. 9/252 Following discussion a motion was made by Vice Mayor Bennett and seconded by Council Member Johsz to appoint Patrick Hamamoto to the Planning Commission to fill the unexpired term of Adam Eliason through November 30, 2020. Motion carried as follows: AYES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: MORAN, BENNETT, JOHSZ, ROGERS NOES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: NONE ABSENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS: MARQUEZ PUBLIC HEARING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) FUNDS - 2019-20 ACTION PLAN Senior Management Analyst Hernandez presented a PowerPoint Presentation, 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. Hearing none, Mayor Moran closed the Public Hearing. Following discussion, a motion was made by Council Member Rogers and seconded by Vice Mayor Bennett to (1) approve the 2019-20 Community Development Block Grant Program Action Plan; and (2) authorize the City Manager to execute agreements and related documents in connection with Fiscal Year 2019-20 Action Plan. Motion carried as follows: AYES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: MORAN, BENNETT, JOHSZ, ROGERS NOES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: NONE ABSENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS: MARQUEZ SAFETY UPDATES - Police and Fire Police: Police Chief Walker spoke on two events that took place in April (1) Distracted Driver Awareness Month, 52 citations were issued and those not driving distracted were rewarded with donuts; and (2) National Prescription Drug Takeback Day, which resulted in disposal of 152 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs. Fire: Fire Chief Shackelford reminded residents and property owners that the weed abatement deadline is approaching on May 15th. He updated the Council on the three- acre fire on Euclid and Kimball and noted it was caused by weed abatement activity. He also announced that Deputy Fire Chief Mike Faherty will be retiring on May 28th, and that the Fire District will have seven new promotions and is hiring six new paramedics. Mayor Moran inquired about the Chino hay fire. Fire Chief Shackelford responded that it is back with the property owner who hired crews to continue to put out the fire. He added that it is still smoldering. 10/252 COUNCIL REPORTS CHINO VALLEY INDEPENDENT FIRE DISTRICT BOARD Council Member Johsz attended the Chino Valley Independent Fire District Board meeting and spoke about the pulse point app. He encouraged residents to sign up and congratulated all who are receiving promotions. CHINO BASIN DESALTER AUTHORITY Council Member Rogers attended the Chino Basin Desalter Authority meeting and spoke on awarded contracts and ongoing projects. CHINO HILLS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BOARD Council Member Rogers attended the Chino Hills Community Foundation Board annual May meeting, which included the election of officers, selection of Cynthia Moran as Vice Chair, discussion of upcoming concerts in the park, and announced that the Wine Walk will be held on October 12th. COUNCIL COMMENTS Rogers: Council Member Rogers spoke on the Carbon Canyon Road closure and requested residents to be patient during this process. He announced that Derek Bordeaux will be performing at Concerts in the Park on Saturday, May 18th at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center. He mentioned the three events over the weekend including: the Let it Be Foundation 5K/10K Walk/Run, Assemblyman Chen’s Coffee event and his tour of Boys Republic with Congressman Cisneros. Bennett: Vice Mayor Bennett attended two events over the weekend: the joint coffee event with Assemblyman Chen’s office that was well received and the tour of the Boys Republic kitchen with Congressman Cisneros. Johsz: Council Member Johsz thanked Congressman Cisneros for hosting local office hours for the community. He asked Public Works Director Majaj to reach out to Caltrans about what can be done regarding traffic accidents at Ramona Ave, 71 Freeway and Chino Hills Parkway. Public Works Director Majaj responded that he has reached out to Caltrans in an advocate role capacity and they are looking into the matter. Moran: Mayor Moran spoke on the Community Coffee event with Assemblyman Chen that was well received. She congratulated Stephen Johsz on making his first Holy Communion over the weekend. Mayor Moran requested that Deputy Fire Chief Mike Faherty be invited to attend a future Council meeting to be recognized and she thanked the Public Works Department for their Open House event. Mayor Moran expressed the importance of residents understanding where funding sources come from and stated if they do not understand something to reach out to a Council Member who can answer their questions. 11/252 ADJOURN IN MEMORIAM Mayor Moran adjourned the meeting at 8:34 p.m. in tribute and honor of those who serve and have served in the Armed Forces at home and abroad. Their sacrifice and strength protect the goals and ideals that have made this Country great. Respectfully submitted, CHERYL BALZ, CITY CLERK APPROVED: 12/252