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05-14-2019 CC Rpt 12MINUTES CITY COUNCIL CITY OF CHINO HILLS APRIL 23, 2019 REGULAR MEETING Mayor Moran called the Closed Session to order at 5:30 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: BENJAMIN MONTGOMERY, CITY MANAGER MARK D. HENSLEY, CITY ATTORNEY CHERYL BALZ, CITY CLERK PUBLIC COMMENTS There were no public comments. RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION Mayor Moran declared the meeting recessed at 5:30 p.m. for Closed Session. LIABILITY CLAIMS Liability Claims pursuant to Government Code Section 54961, Claimants: a. Brian Montiel, an individual, by and through her Guardian ad Litem, Susan Montiel v. City of Chino Hills, a public entity; and Does 1 through 50 inclusive - San Bernardino County Superior Court Case No.1812461 b. Alison Willes, an individual, et al v. City of Chino Hills, a public entity; RBF Consulting, a California corporation; Trident Contractors, Inc., a California corporation; GMU Geotechnical, Inc., a California corporation; John McCarthy, an individual, and Does 1 through 10, inclusive. San Bernardino County Superior Court Case No. CIVDS 1800686 c. Guadalupe Ortiz, an individual v. Michael Smithling, Kelly Brown, Blake Burns, Pride Fumigation, M S L Properties, Inc., Inland Valley Humane Society, City of Chino Hills, a public entity; and Does 1 through 100 inclusive - Riverside County Superior Court Case No. RIC 1812475 d. Susan Perales, an individual v. City of Chino Hills, a public entity; and Does 1 through 50, inclusive - San Bernardino County Superior Court Case No. CIVDS 1905301 Date: 05-14-19 Item No: 12 5/160 e. Martin Perez, an individual v. City of Chino Hills, a public entity; and Does 1 through 100 inclusive. San Bernardino County Superior Court Case No. CIVDS 1803220 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 ANTICIPATED LITIGATION Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(e)(4) Anticipated Litigation, one case CLOSED SESSION RECESS Mayor Moran recessed the Closed Session at 6:25 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: BENJAMIN MONTGOMERY, 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 BRANDON FONACIER, COMMUNITY RELATIONS ANALYST I NADEEM MAJAJ, PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR JOANN LOMBARDO, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR JONATHAN MARSHALL, COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTOR LYNNAE SISEMORE, ASSISTANT CITY CLERK JOHN WALKER, POLICE CHIEF, CHINO HILLS POLICE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG Led by Mayor Moran INVOCATION Led by Chaplain Ruben Estrada, Chino Valley Independent Fire District 6/160 PRESENTATIONS CITY TILE - STEPHEN ROMERO Mayor Moran presented a City Tile to former Planning Commissioner Stephen Romero for his service on the Planning Commission from February 24, 2015 to February 19, 2019. Mayor Moran thanked Mr. Romero for his years of service. Mr. Romero thanked Council for the acknowledgement and said that he was a proud to serve on the Planning Commission for a great community. NEW CITY EMPLOYEE: Mayor Moran introduced the following new City employee: Brandi Williams, Maintenance Worker I, Public Works Department. PROCLAMATION - WATER AWARENESS MONTH Mayor Moran presented a Proclamation proclaiming May as Water Awareness Month to Chino Hills Water Use Efficiency Coordinator Loukeh. Mr. Loukeh thanked Council for the acknowledgement and provided information on water conservation measures. PROCLAMATION - WILDFIRE AWARENESS WEEK Mayor Moran presented a Proclamation proclaiming May 5 through 11, 2019 as Wildfire Awareness Week to Chino Valley Independent Fire District Deputy Fire Chief Atkinson. Deputy Fire Chief Atkinson spoke about the 2008 Freeway Complex Wildfire and stated how important it is to do weed abatement around homes and businesses. RECOGNITION - 2019 CIF DIVISION 1 STATE CHAMPIONS - CHINO HILLS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM Mayor Moran introduced Head Coach Dennis Latimore. Mayor Moran and Head Coach Dennis Latimore presented Certificates of Recognition from the City and on behalf of Supervisor Hagman to the Chino Hills High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team as the 2019 CIF Division 1 State Champions. Players Anthony Bell Chris Bicera Ernie Casarez Sebastian Enriquez Uduakobong Essien Marques Fountain Mathew Geeting* Nick Manor Hall Sam Keehan Chukwuemeka Okongwu Onyeka Okongwu* Will Pluma Sam Sousa Aibigho Ujadughele* Head Coach: Dennis Latimore Assistant Coaches: Don Grant and Mel Sims Manager: Michael Barard Manzanarez Hurtado and Mohit Patel* *Not Present Mayor Moran thanked Head Coach Dennis Latimore for leading their teams to an outstanding basketball season. 7/160 PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER REPORT Public Information Officer Cattern announced the following events: ∑Southern California Edison public meeting about the Wildfire Mitigation Program at the Chino Hills Community Center on April 25th ∑17th Annual Nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 27th at the Chino Hills Police Department, 14077 Peyton Drive ∑Community Services Open House on May 4th at the Chino Hills Community Center ∑Parking Lot resurfacing at the Government Center on Saturday, May 11th from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION There was no reportable action taken in Closed Session. PUBLIC COMMENTS Angie Valenzuela, Soroptimist International of Chino Hills Inland Empire, recognized Chino Hills and Ayala High School students who received scholarships from the organization. She announced the upcoming Soroptimist Spring Paint Party event being held on May 6th at the McCoy residence. 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 Vice Mayor Bennett to approve the following Consent Calendar items: MINUTES The City Council approved the April 9, 2019, City Council Meeting Minutes, as presented. WARRANT REGISTERS The City Council approved Warrant Registers and Wires over $25,000 for the period of March 28 through April 12, 2019, in an amount of $3,278,214.00, as presented. AGREEMENT AMENDMENT - TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT The City Council (1) authorized the execution of Amendment No. 3 to Agreement No.A03-109 with Sprint PCS Assets, L.L.C., to (1) increase the cost reimbursement deposit; (2) updated the noticing addresses; (3) authorized the City Manager to accept written consent for changes to equipment that does not increase the overall height or square footage of land impacted; and (4) approved modifications to the telecommunications equipment of the existing cell facility at 6301 Mystic Canyon Drive. AGREEMENTS - ON-CALL ENGINEERING SERVICES The City Council authorized the execution of Professional Services Agreement Nos. A2019-079 with Michael Baker International, Inc., A2019-080 with AKM Consulting Engineers, A2019-081 with Onward Engineering, A2019-082 with 8/160 AndersonPenna Partners, Inc., and A2019-083 with Huitt-Zollars, Inc., for annual amounts not-to-exceed $100,000 each, respectively, with one one-year renewal option to provide on-call engineering services. ROLLING RIDGE DRIVE REHABILITATION PROJECT - RESOLUTION ADOPTED The City Council (1) adopted Resolution No. 2019R-024 of the City Council of the City of Chino Hills, California, Approving the Design and Plans for Construction of the Rolling Ridge Drive Pavement Rehabilitation Project Pursuant to Government Code Section § 830.6; (2) authorized to solicit bids for construction; and (3) determined the project to be exempt from review under California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, as amended, Public Resources Code Section 21000 et. seq. (“CEQA”) pursuant to Section 15301 of CEQA Guidelines. Motion carried as follows: AYES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: MORAN, BENNETT, JOHSZ, MARQUEZ, ROGERS NOES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: NONE ABSENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS: NONE DISCUSSION CALENDAR DONATION - VETERANS MILITARY MONUMENT - RESOLUTION ADOPTED Suzanne Anderson and George DeFrank, 55+ Club Members, spoke about the tributes and fundraising events that the 55+ Club has organized to raise funds for a Veterans Military Monument at the Chino Hills Community Center and presented a check for $43,000 toward the construction of the Veterans Military Monument. Following discussion, a motion was made by Vice Mayor Bennett and seconded by Council member Marquez to (1) accept a donation in an amount of $43,000 from the Chino Hills 55+ Club; (2) amend the 2018-19 Capital Improvement Program to add a project for the Military Monument; and (3) adopt Resolution No. 2019R-025 of the City Council of the City of Chino Hills, California, Adopting a Budget Amendment for Fiscal Year 2018-19 Increasing the General Fund Budget for the Military Monument Project by $46,000. Motion carried as follows: AYES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: MORAN, BENNETT, JOHSZ, MARQUEZ, ROGERS NOES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: NONE ABSENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS: NONE EMERGENCY STREET REPAIRS ON RANCHO HILLS DRIVE Public Works Director Majaj gave Council a final update of the emergency street repairs on Rancho Hills Drive. He said pipes that lead to a fire hydrant were corroded and burst, which damaged 1,200 feet of the Rancho Hills Drive roadway. He said the repairs were 9/160 completed on April 10, 2019, and recommended terminating the emergency street repairs. Following discussion, a motion was made by Council Member Johsz and seconded by Council Member Marquez to (1) receive and file the update to the emergency street repairs on Rancho Hills Drive in accordance with Public Construction Code 22050 and the emergency authority under Chino Hills Municipal Code Section 3.18.050.C; and (2) determined by a majority vote, that there is no further need to continue the emergency street repairs on Rancho Hills Drive and that it is appropriate to terminate the emergency status, pursuant to Public Construction Code 22050. Motion carried as follows: AYES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: MORAN, BENNETT, JOHSZ, MARQUEZ, ROGERS NOES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: NONE ABSENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS: NONE ITEMS INITIATED BY COUNCIL PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION - STUDENT MEMBER Mayor Moran announced her recommendation and made a motion to appoint Serra Vithlani as the Student Member of Parks and Recreation Commission, with term expiring on April 30, 2020. Motion was seconded by Vice Mayor Bennett. Motion carried as follows: AYES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: MORAN, BENNETT, JOHSZ, MARQUEZ, ROGERS NOES: COUNCIL MEMBERS: NONE ABSENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS: NONE Ms. Vithlani thanked the Council for the appointment and spoke about her high school and community involvement. SAFETY UPDATES - Police and Fire Police: Police Chief Walker stated that the police department is collaborating with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) by hosting the 17th Annual Nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Dayon April 27th at the Chino Hills Police Station to collect and destroy expired unused or unwanted prescriptions. He also mentioned that a bin is available at the police station year-round. Lastly, he spoke about the rise intailgate thefts, and asked that members of the public lock their tailgates or back their vehicle up against a hard object to prevent theft. 10/160 Fire: Deputy Fire Chief Atkinson announced that the Chino Valley Independent Fire District is hosting a sharps collection day at the training center, 5092 Schaeffer, Chino on April 27th. He reminded residents and property owners that the weed abatement deadline is approaching on May 15th. COUNCIL REPORTS WEST VALLEY MOSQUITO AND VECTOR CONTROL DISTRICT Mayor Moran attended the West Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District meeting and discussed consent calendar items. COUNCIL COMMENTS Rogers: Council Member Rogers attended Circus Vargas and the Easter Egg-Citement event. He announced that the Chino Hills Community Foundation will be hosting another comedy play called “Bedlam at the Ballpark” on May 10th and 11th. He said tickets are $10.00 and available for purchase online at: www.chinohillscharts.com.Lastly, he announced an upcoming jazz concert on May 18th at the Community Center, showcasing Derick Bordeaux. Bennett: Vice Mayor Bennett gave a special thanks to the 55+ Club for their donation toward the Veterans Military Monument. He thanked the Chino Valley Independent Fire District’s Station 63 for escorting him to the Pomona Valley Hospital due to a recent health scare. Johsz: Council Member Johsz thanked the 55+ Club for the donation toward the Veterans Military Monument and said that they will continue their fundraising efforts to collect Veterans Brick Orders. He announced that the Rotary Club Rancho del Chino is hosting Bingo de Mayo on May 6th at the Brinderson Hall at the Chino Fairgrounds, 5410 Edison Avenue, Chino. Marquez: Council Member Marquez spoke about brush throughout the City and voiced his concerns about the over vegetation. He asked that the new emergency coordinator work with the fire department to mitigate the overgrowth. He said that the City of Chino is looking to make improvements along Pine Avenue and asked staff to agendize Council discussion on the matter. Lastly, he thanked the 55+ Club for their donation toward the Veterans Military Monument. Moran: Mayor Moran recognized Jacqueline Durate from Chino Hills High School and Mikaela Ramirez from Ayala High School for being named one of the top ten track and field athletes in the nation. She also recognized the Chino Hills and Ayala High School bands for being in the top ten champions of the Dayton, Ohio band tournaments’. She attended Circus Vargas, and said she would like the City to host them again in the near future. She thanked Chapparel Elementary for hosting Disability Awareness Day, and the 55+ Club for their donation toward the Veterans Military Monument. 11/160 ADJOURN IN MEMORIAM Mayor Moran adjourned the meeting at 7:57 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: 12/160