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MINUTES 2019/08/27CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES TUESDAY AUGUST 27th, 2019 7:00 P. M. SAN DIMAS COUNCIL CHAMBERS 245 E. BONITA AVENUE CITY COUNCIL: Mayor Curtis W. Morris Mayor Pro T em Ryan A. Vienna Councilmember Emmett Badar Councilmember Denis Bertone Councilmember John Ebiner CALL TO ORDER AND FLAG SALUTE RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS South Coast AQMD Presentation —Michael Cacciotti Mr. Cacciotti provided an update on the agency's programs. ORAL COMMUNICATIONS (Members of the audience are invited to address the City Council on any item not on the agenda. Under the provisions of the Brown Act, the legislative body is prohibited from taking or engaging in discussion on any item not appearing on the posted agenda. However, your concerns maybe referred to staff or set for discussion at a later date. if you desire to address the City Council on an item on this agenda, other than a scheduled public hearing item you may do so at this time or asked to be heard when that agenda item is considered. Comments on public hearing items will be considered when that item is scheduled for discussion. The Public Comment period is limited to 30 minutes. Each speaker shall be limited to three (3) minutes.) Members of the Audience 1) Pete Sluis resident commented on Metrolink's report of ridership and operations. �) Dave Milbrand Government Teacher at San Dimas High School pro vided an update thc� rec��,L�t 1�ockdown event at the sct��oo�o rim W hn Campbep P�.blic Works Maintenance SupctAllr�ten�1en�r_ t1��a���.�e�1 �� ��e Council �o� t1�c trcust in him and � �� pity stagy � � fog ���aking the decis�o��s th�.t allowed ��im to pc�jp�oi�rr� 1�1 duties and taking care of the resident and city. He also thanked the San Dimas coimmunity f or mutual respect and cooperation. City Council Minutes August 27, 2019 The Council extended their thanks to John for all that he has done to make things better for San Dimas. 5) Resident feels that the city should adopt a plan separate coyote plan from the proposed Regional Plan that will address the coyote issue in the city. CONSENT CALENDAR All items on the Consent Calendar are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion unless a member of the City Council or audience requests removal for separate discussion.) a. Resolutions read by title, further reading waived, passage and adoption recommended as follows: RESOLUTION 2019-40, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN DIMAS APPROVING CERTAIN DEMANDS FOR THE MONTH DULY, 20190 a. ORDINANCE 1269, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN DIMAS, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE SAN DIMAS MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 10.06.100 TO DESIGNATE A SPEED LIMIT ON GOLDEN HILLS ROAD IN THE CITY OF SAN DIMAS (Second reading and adoption) b. RESOLUTION 2019-41, FINAL PARCEL MAP 70583-02 AND 70583-03- APPROVAL AND ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION 2019-41 APPROVING THE FINAL MAPS FOR TRACT MAP 70583-02 AND 70583-03 LOCATED AT THE TERMINUS OF CATARACT AVENUE AND AUTHORIZING ITS RECORDATION c. Rej ection o f All bids for Construction Contract 2019-06 d. Approve minutes of the July 9, 2019, July 23, 2019 and August 13, 2019 City Council meetings. e. CC2019-OS Avenida Entrada et. A1. Street Improvement Project Change Order 2 Water Service Replacement. • Appropriation of $100,000 from Fund 12 with expected reimbursement from Golden State Water. • Authorize change order 2 for amount not to exceed $100,000 for water service replacement. • Authorize City Manager to negotiate and enter into agreement for Change Order 2 with Gentry Brothers and Golden State Water. • All water service lateral replacement costs to be reimbursed by Golden State Water. City Council Minutes August 27, 2019 Page 3 f. CC2019-OS Avenida Entrada et al Street Improvement Project Budget Amendment to shift $ IOU ,000 in Sewer Expansion funds from FY2018-19 to FY 2019-20. END OF CONSENT CALENDAR MOTION: Motion seconded by Councilmembers Ebiner/Bertone to approve the consent calendar with the note that split vote on item 4a stands. The motion passed by unanimous vote. (5-0) YES: NOES: ABSENT: ABSTAIN: B ad ar, Bertone, Ebiner, Morris, Vienna None None None OTHER BUSINESS Proposed Coyote Management Program RECOMMENDATION: Approve the proposed Coyote Management Plan and the Memorandum of Agreement with the SGVCOG in an amount not to exceed $10,000 per year and appropriate $1 0, 000 from the General Fund Reserve. Assistant City Manager Brad McKinney presented staff s report. In response to Mayor Pro Tem Vienna, Mr. McKinney stated that he had not heard of tagging as part o f a plan, but the County would come out and investigate each incident and provide recommendations to address that particular situation. He confirmed that a trapper would come out and set a trap(s) in the area where an incident has occurred to address that area only. Mayor Morris is concerned that the point of views of the experts who study coyote lifestyle were not considered or included in the SGVCOG's plan. Responding to Councilmember Bertone, Mr. Mcl�inney stated that the County is not taking anymore clients for trapping, and the City would have to hire their own trapper. Mayor l�.�lorris i�Lvited members of the audience to address the Council on this issue. Phil Talarico resident spoke of articles and studies that support the comments of the Mayor. He stated that some residents are aware that it is not cost effective to eliminate coyotes, but a culling process could be beneficial. The coyote cache may not be that useful, suggested adding sightings to the city's website. City Manager Ken Duran explai;ne�1 that the intention of the plan is for the city to contract with the COO who will have a fT11�tiL��e ��egio���l staf� person ���anaging a websitc�� c�.che inforrm��.tion and the reporting process. The city would have links on its website �o the local data as well as the regional data. City Council Minutes August 27, 2019 9 Jim Eliot resident asked if there was a deadline that the city had to meet for approval of the plan and suggested that because of the discussion tonight, consider revisiting the approval after some of the points of interest raised are looked into. Bob Olander resident suggested using city code enforcement to address the ille coyotes instead of the Sheriff's Department. gal feeding of the Chuck resident expressed that there is more that can be done aside from hazing and that $10, 000 probably isn't enough to address this issue. Mayor Morris stated the $10,000 is the city's share for joining the COG plan and isn't the city's total budget for addressing the issue. Curtis Burton representing the Inland Valley Humane Society expressed/stated they are code enforcement for enforcing the feeding regulations, hazing helps initially and does take a while. They are supportive of the efforts of the council and residents. If a coyote actually bites a person, the Department of Fish and Wildlife will go out collect DNA samples of that coyote to start trapping efforts in the area and determine which coyote was involved. It's important to gather evidence of the event. Responding to Councilmember Ebiner, Mr. Burton stated that the idea of hazing is to change the behavior of the coyote. Their staff provides education to the public on ways to deal with a coyote issue including going out to residences and identifying areas where changes should be made. Shelley resident of La Verne shared details Los Encinos park in La food, water and shelter allowing coyotes to thrive. Verne that is a source of Mayor Morris brought the discussion back to Council for discussion and direction. Mayor Pro Tem Vienna feels that we are beyond hazing and suggested that this be brought back to Council after staff has had time to Took at the research of Dr. Tim as mentioned by Mayor Morris and look at methods that deal with our specific community. MOTIOI�To Motion seconded by Mayor Pro 1� em Vienna/Mayor Morris to defer this matter to a later date, direct staff to look into the research and studies of Dr. Tim and present a plan specific to the San Dimas community. Councilmember Bertone mentioned than a�.optin� �l�e COG plan tonight is a start to addressing the issue and does not stop the city from implementing their own plan. Mayor Pro Tem Vienna stated he has an issue with appropriating $ i 0� 000 for a plan that he doesn't think reflects the urgency teat sk�culd be dealt wit1� ���° ��1�� c���munity. Councilmember Badar asked if the idea is to have city staff create a plan on how to handle reporting citywide He feels that the COG d�.t�i� important 1s the city going t� t�.1�e on accumulating the data, as well as the COG or is it better to be apart of tlr�c COG plan e feels it is important to be apart of tlic COG plan. City Council Minutes August 27, 2019 Page 5 Mayor Morris restated that he has issue with the experts on coyote issues were not apart of developing the plan. Councilmember Ebiner feels this is a step in the right direction, cities should work together since this is a regional issue. He added that we could approve the COG plan and then work on doing something in addition to it that is specific for our community. The Council continued discussing the merits of approving the COG plan versus the city creating their own plan. City Manager Duran clarified that the city's contribution of $10,000 is for the COG to handle the website and education aspect along with sixteen other cities. He asked if the direction from Council is for staff to include in a plan a more aggressive approach like trapping or culling. Council reiterated their concerns and ideas of approving this plan versus the city creating a more aggressive plan. Assistant City Manager McKinney explained that plan before Council includes a tiered system that includes an option of euthanizing on a higher level than the COG. The COG plan doesn't recommend this until a human is bitten, with the plan staff has presented if a coyote enters a yard and bites an animal the city will bring in the County Wildlife Biologist and if they recommend removal or euthanizing then that option can be triggered. Councilmember Ebiner stated it makes sense to go with the COG plan to have a website started sooner rather than later and it makes sense to nave a person that is already hired to trap on board. MOTION: Motion/secondecY by Mayor Pro Tem ViennalMayor Morris to defer this matter to a later date, direct staff tU look into the research and studies o.1Dr. Tim and present a plan specific to the San Dimas community. Motion carried by 3-2 vote. (3-2) YES: NOES ABSTAIN: ABSENT: Vienna, Morris, B ad ar Bertone, Ebiner None None Graffiti Update City Manager Ken Counc�i discussed the need to havea faster res�u�onse to graft`iti removal�T�lti�� �orefcrences to have remov�►1 done the same day of reporting or as soon as possible not to exceed �� 1���rs and a real time response be given t® the person making the report. 1 �� �1�rectio�� given wastO ���Ov� Ycr���.i��1 v��th the pilot program. City Council Minutes August 27, 2019 ORAL COMMUNICATIONS Members of the Audience (Speakers are limited to five (S) minutes or as may be determined by the Chair.) 1) Pete Sluis shared updates on Metrolink implemented programs and installation issues with new cars to the lines. City Manager • Establish a date for Fall Council -Staff Retreat. Recommended dates and times. The consensus was to hold the Council/Staff Retreat on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Gold Line Authority issued contract for the construction vendor. Significant impacts on city staff and the community for the next five years. The Ask the Mayor Show will air on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. City Attorney No report. Members of the City Council Councilmembers' report on meetings attended at the expense of the local agency. No reports. Individual Members' comments and updates. Councilmember Vienna comments/requests: • Published a social media statement regarding his seating arrangement at the Council meetings • Acknowledgement of the Sheriff's Department, School District and City Staffs handling of the recent incident at the high school • Update on election events and candidate forum Councilmember Ebiner comments/requests: • Broadcast quality o the meeting needs 1n�provement City Council Minutes August 27, 2019 Page 7 Mayor Morris comments/requests: • Litigation matter regarding a volunteer Wor cautionary information for cities ADJOURNMENT The meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m. Debra Black, City Clerk Approved: October 8th, 2019 king a public event in another jurisdiction, Curtis W. Morris, Mayor