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MINUTES 2020/01/28 JOINT W/ SUCCESSOR AGENCYSAN DIMAS 1960 CITY COUNCIL: Mayor Curtis W. Morris CITY COUNCIL /SUCCESSOR AGENCY MEETING MINUTES TUESDAY JANUARY 28t"9 2020 7:00 P. M. SAN DIMAS COUNCIL CHAMBER 245 EAST BONITA AVENUE Mayor Pro Tern Ryan A. Vienna Councilmember Emmett Badar Councilmember Denis Bertone Councilmember John Ebiner STAFF: City Manager Ken Duran Assistant City Manager Brad McKinney Director of Public Works Shari Garwick Director of Parks and Recreation Hector Kistemann Director of Community Development Henry Noh City Attorney Jeff Malawy City Clerk Debra Black CALL TO ORDER AND FLAG SALUTE Mayor Morris called the meeting to order and led the flag salute at 7:10 p.m.. RECOGNITIONS/PRESENTATIONS Parks and Recreation recognition of sponsors of the Holiday Extravaganza Mayor Morris and Recreation Manager Tim Pagano made the presentations to Christina Guinotte Majestic Reality Company, Bob Nila and Sheila Leonard from Golden State Water Company and Diana Roberts and Debbie Malouf of the San Dimas Senior Club. Presentation from the Los Angeles Regional Census Center Connie Lo provided the presentation on the Census Program. 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 may be 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 ask to be heard when that agenda item is considered. Comments on City Council Minutes January 28, 2020 Page 2 public hearing items will be limited to 30 minutes. Each speaker shall be limited to three (3) minutes.) 1) Bobby Mathis resident addressed Mayor Morris regarding previous legal matters. 2) Jan Bartolo resident expressed concern with the removal of oak trees on an upcoming residential development on Walnut Avenue. 3) Observer from the League of Women Voters thanked the Council for inviting the Census Center to speak. 4) Unidentified speaker addressed the coyote problem and shared recent coyote incidents in her neighborhood. 5) Nora Chen San Dimas Library Manager, announcement of library services and events. 6) Candice resident shared a recent coyote incident in her neighborhood. 7) Meshal Kashifalghita announced his run for the 32" d District Congressional seat. 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 requests separate discussion.) Resolutions read by title, further reading waived, passage and adoption recommended as follows: APPROVE RESOLUTION 2020-03, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN DIMAS, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING CERTAIN DEMANDS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY, 2020. Deny Claim 2007451 (Clark vs. City of San Dimas) MUNICIPAL CODE TEXT AMENDMENT 19-0004; Consideration of a Municipal Code Text Amendment to amend Title 18-Zoning, Chapter 18.38 Accessory Dwelling Units of the San Dimas Municipal Code (Second reading and adoption) ORDINANCE 1276, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN DIMAS ADOPTING MUNICIPAL CODE TEXT AMENDMENT 19-0004 TO AMEND CHAPTER 18.38 ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS OF THE SAN DIMAS MUNICIPAL CODE RECOMMENDED ACTION: Staff and the Planning Commission recommends adopting Ordinance 1276 (MCTA 19-0004). City Council Minutes January 28, 2020 Page 3 MUNICIPAL CODE TEXT AMENDMENT 19-0005; Consideration of a Municipal Code Text Amendment to amend Title 18- Zoning, Chapter 18.186- Home Care Facilities, of the San Dimas Municipal Code (Second reading and adoption) ORDINANCE 1277, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN DIMAS ADOPTING MUNICIPAL CODE TEXT AMENDMENT 19-0005 TO REVISE CHAPTER 18.186- HOME CARE FACILITIES, OF THE SAN DIMAS MUNICIPAL CODE RELATIVE TO FAMILY DAYCARE HOMES RECOMMENDED ACTION: Staff and the Planning Commission recommends adopting Ordinance 1277. (MCTA 19-0005) Approve Minutes of the June 25, 2019 and November 12, 2019 City Council meetings. Civic Center Park Playground Replacement Project RECOMMENDED ACTION: a. Authorize the City Manager to execute purchase agreement for the exercise equipment b. Appropriate $10,000 to account 22.4410.603.000 from the Fund 22 Fund Balance Via Verde Park -Access Path Reconstruction Project RECOMMENDED ACTION: a. Authorize the City Manager to sign a Contract Agreement for Phases I and II for the demolition and construction of the Via Verde Access Path with Ortiz tractor Service b. Appropriate $40,000 to account 20.4410.557.001 from the General Fund Reserves Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment RECOMMENDED ACTION: a. Authorize the City Manager to sign a Services Agreement to conduct the Park and Recreation Needs Assessment Ladera Serra Park Playground Reconstruction RECOMMENDED ACTION: a. Approve the purchase of playground equipment from Landscape Structures b. Approve the proposal for demolition and construction of equipment by RecWest c. Appropriate $12,500 to account 20.4410.923.004 from the General Fund Reserves d. Authorize the City Manager to sign the Contractual Services Agreement Valley Voice Newsletter — receive and file City Council Minutes January 28, 2020 END OF CONSENT CALENDAR Page 4 City Attorney Jeff Malawy requested that item 4c be removed from the agenda and brought back at a later date. The City received a letter regarding the ADU ordinance that needs to be reviewed. City Manager Ken Duran announced that item 4f is being removed to get additional clarification on the bid process. Responding to Councilmember Ebiner, Director of Parks and Recreation Hector Kistemann reviewed the details for item 4i, the Ladera Serra Park playground. Mayor Pro Tem Vienna pointed out a correction for item 4e, the minutes of November 12, 2019, meeting, page 15, second line to strike the word "not." RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve consent calendar as presented. MOTION: Motion/seconded by Councilmembers Bertone/Mayor Pro Tem Vienna to approve the consent calendar with the removal of items 4c and 4i. Motion carried. (5-0) YES: Badar, Bertone, Ebiner, Morris, Vienna NOES: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None OTHER BUSINESS Gold Line Update — no report. Adopting Resolutions to Establishing a Debt Service policy and Approving the Refinancing of Bonds for the Civic Center Renovation RESOLUTION 2020-04, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN DIMAS, CALIFORNIA, ESTABLISHING A DEBT ISSUANCE POLICY FOR FUTURE OBLIGATIONS RESOLUTION 2020-05, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN DIMAS, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF FINANCING DOCUMENTS TO REFINANCE CERTAIN 2010 BONDS OF THE SAN DIMAS PUBLIC FINANCE AUTHORITY AND DIRECTING CERTAIN ACTIONS WITH RESPECT THERETO RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve Resolution 2020-04, Establishing a debt issuance policy for future obligations and Resolution 2020-05 Authorizing the Execution and Delivery of Financing Documents to Refinance Certain 2010 Bonds of the San Dimas Public Finance Authority and Directing Certain Actions with Respect thereto. City Council Minutes January 28, 2020 Page 5 City Manager Ken Duran explained that in the fall of 2019, staff presented to the City Council an opportunity to refinance the Lease Revenue Bonds that were issued by the San Dimas Public Financing Authority to partially finance the Civic Center renovation (the "Project"). There is a provision in the existing Bonds that allows for them to be refinanced on 6/l/2020. Staff has worked with Kosmont Financing Group and other agents and bond counsel to prepare the refinancing of these Bonds. He further added that interest rates are near historic lows and there is an opportunity for the City to refinance the Refunded Bonds for savings. The San Dimas Public Financing Authority previously approved the refinancing and execution of certain documents in connection with the refinancing of the Lease Revenue Bonds at its December meeting. To take advantage of this opportunity, the City will first need to adopt a resolution approving the Debt Policy. To facilitate the refinancing, the City will receive a loan from City National Bank to prepay the base rental payments the City pays pursuant to the Prior Lease in order to provide funds to refund the Lease Revenue Bonds. For ease of execution and other cost saving considerations, the City intends to enter into a lease/leaseback transaction (the "Lease/Leaseback") with the Public Property Financing Corporation of California whereby the City will lease/leaseback the same properties it currently leases under the Prior Lease (the "Facilities"). The documents that will be executed by the City include a Site and Facility Lease with respect to the Facilities, a Lease Agreement with respect to the Facilities, a Termination Agreement to terminate the Prior Lease and a Placement Agent Agreement with the firm of Brandis Tallman, LLC, the placement agent for the transaction. MOTION: Motion seconded by Councilmembers Bertone/Mayor Pro TemVienna to waive further reading and adopt Resolution 2020-04. Motion carried. (5-0) YES: B ad ar, Bertone, Eb iner, Morris, Vienna NOES: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None MOTION: Motion seconded by Councilmembers Bertone/Mayor Pro TemVienna to waive further reading and adopt Resolution 2020-05. Motion carried. (5-0) YES: B ad ar, Bertone, Eb iner, Morris, Vienna NOES: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None Mayor Morris called the meeting of the Successor Agency to order at 8:00 p.m. SUCCESSOR AGENCY Proposed Contract with Kosmont Companies for Real Estate Advisory Services for the Successor Agency Owner Property at 344 W. Bonita Avenue City Council Minutes January 28, 2020 Page 6 RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve the contract with Kosmont Companies in an amount not to exceed $60,000 and authorize the City Manager to execute any necessary documents. Councilmember Ebiner recused himself from the discussion and left the dais at 7:52 p.m. because he owns property near the location. City Manager Ken Duran reported that the City originally retained Kosmont Companies on May 2, 2019 to assist with initial outreach to various developers and potential restaurant and retail tenants regarding the City/Successor Agency's project objectives and to identify and evaluate tangible opportunities and development approaches for the property at 344 W. Bonita Avenue. Kosmont Companies has assisted the City/Successor Agency in selecting a commercial development project and preferred developer that creates a sense of place, which will be used and supported by the San Dimas community. The initial contract was for pre-sale/disposition real estate advisory/technical services in order to identify and evaluate a preferred development concept. The preferred concept is with Pioneer Square LLC. The Project, as proposed, includes a mix of commercial, hospitality, and residential uses on the Property. If approved, the proposed contract would allow Kosmont Companies to lead negotiations with Pioneer Square LLC for price/terms of potential transfer of Property, including a possible Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) or similar agreement. This will include a developer deposit for Kosmont Companies services and additional required funds will be allocated from the Successor Agency. MOTION: Motion/seconded by Mayor Pro TemVienna/Councilmembers Badar to approve the contract with Kosmont Companies in an amount not to exceed $60,000 and authorize the City Manager to execute any necessary documents. Motion carried. (5-0) YES: Badar, Bertone, Morris, Vienna NOES: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: Ebiner Councilmember Ebiner returned to the dais at 7:54 p.m. ORAL COMMUNICATIONS Members of the Audience (Speakers are limited to five minutes or as may be determined by the Chair.) 1) Resident Pete Sluis shared concerns regarding Metro Link testing, privacy, and costs. City Council Minutes January 28, 2020 City Manager 1) Update on new voting process 2) Announcement of measure educational information on the City website City Attorney Nothing reported. Members of the City Council Page 7 Councilmembers' report on meetings attended at the expense of the local agency (Pursuant to AB1234 — G.C. §53232.3(d)) Nothing reported City Council initiated tems, updates and requests: Mayor Pro Tem Vienna • Announcement of housing issues discussed at the study session • Acknowledgement of all candidates in attendance tonight • Announced City ordinance regarding political signs • Interested in an administrative action policy for political signs violation Councilmember Ebiner • Clarification on placement of signs in residential zones • Asked who is authorized to address removal of illegally placed signs City Attorney Malawy replied that City Staff should be contacted for issues of sign removal on any property. Councilmember Badar • Mention of a community meeting to discuss SB50 Councilmember Bertone • Announcement of the Candidate forum on February 5, 2020 The meeting adjourned at 8: 25 p.m. J"I &kIL- Debra Black, City Clerk Approved: July 28, 2020 Emmett G. Badar, Mayor