HEMET CITY COUNCIL IN TOTAL HARMONY AND AGREEMENT

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Hemet, CA

Rusty Strait | Senior Reporter

This week’s Hemet City Council Meeting was primo from the opening gavel (on time, I might add).

With the usual opening ceremonies, they got right down to business. Announcing that in closed session, the council voted 5-0 to settle an issue. Then came public comments. There were several, and they were passionate and pointed:

1. Rosie Roper spoke about the proposed Pickle Ball Court at Gibbel Park, stating that it would be a waste of money to have only two courts; that it would be more economical to have four because the sport is very popular in Hemet and growing.

2. Stephen (last name not recalled) griped that his neighbor had a motor home with a trailer parked in his yard and that he reported it to code enforcement, etc., and nobody responded or did anything. He believes the neighbor is breaking the law. The council promised to look into it.

3. William Potts stated that his neighbor is housing a dog kennel with seven large dogs and assorted others. Drainage from the kennels drains into his yard, creating a terrible stink. Code enforcement no longer accepts his calls. He says that he and his wife (transplants from San Diego) are fed up. Councilman Males promised to go to the location himself.

4. Jerry Ann Franklin spoke about street lights that need to be installed at Meyer and Devonshire Avenue. Complimented the Hemet Police Department for keeping an eye on a homeless encampment behind Win-Co Grocery across the street from Hemet West Mobile Homes.

5. Andy Allen was somewhat irate that nobody was doing anything about sinking sidewalks on Florida Avenue and wanted to know whose responsibility it was to maintain and repair them? The city of Cal Trans. Council promised to look into it and said it would be helpful if he would provide what blocks on Florida were problematic. His response was, “That’s your job.”

So much for public comments.

PRESENTATIONS:

1. Declared July to be Parks and Recreation Month and Craig Schultz, from Valley Wide, accepted the commendation.

2. Presented Certificate of Appreciation to Four Seasons, thanks to their golf tournament, which raised $4,006 for the Hemet PD Canine Corps. Councilman Russ Brown, a resident of Four Seasons said all the tournament winners donated their winnings to charitable causes, adding that he played in the tournament. “I scored under par and that’s all I’ll say,” hinting that there might be something amusing involved. However, his lips were sealed. Several members of Hemet PD were on hand with two of their canine buddies.

ACTION ITEMS:

A. Resolved to:

1. Open the Public Hearing and take testimony, if any, and

2. Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, Approving the Fiscal Year2022-2023 through Fiscal Year 2026-2027 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for the City of Hemet and;

3. Direct the Finance Director to establish total project appropriations per the CIP for new requests only.

B. Resolved to:

1. Open the public hearing and take testimony, if any, regarding the Engineer’s Reports and levy and collection of assessments for the existing Hemet Streetlight and Landscape Maintenance Districts, and;

2. Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, Amending and/or Approving the Engineer’s Report for the Existing Streetlight Maintenance Districts for Fiscal Year 2022-2023, and;

3. Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, Amending and/or Approving the Engineer’s Report for the Existing Landscape Maintenance Districts for Fiscal Year 2022-2023, and;

4. Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, Ordering the Levy and Collection of Assessments for the Existing Streetlight Maintenance Districts for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 and;

5. Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, Ordering the Levy and Collection of Assessments for the Existing Landscape Maintenance Districts for Fiscal Year 2022-2023.

C. Open a Public Hearing and take testimony, if any, for objections to Resolution 2022-076 Declaring Public Nuisance by Virtue of Weed Growth and/or Accumulation of Rubbish, Debris, and/or Accumulation of Rubbish, Debris, and/or Dirt on Private Property Pursuant to Government Code Sections 39560-39586, adopted at the Regular City Council Meeting on May 24, 2022.

D. Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, Approving the Non-Participation in the County of Riverside Urban County Three-Year (2023/2024 through 2025/2026) CDBG, home, and ESG Program and Authorize the City Manager to Execute All Documents

E. Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, Awarding AtoM Engineering Construction, Inc. The Outdoor Fitness Court at Mary Henley Park project, CIP 5735, of an amount of $136,078.00 and rejected the bid protest submitted by Jon Giler Construction, waiving any Minor Bid Irregularities, authorizing the City Manager to Execute all Contract Documents and Approve Additional Construction Expenditures not to exceed $14,000, which is approximately 10% of the contract amount, direct the Finance Director to Appropriate an additional $85,478 from unencumbered Park Development Impact funds (Fund361), and authorizing the City Clerk to record the Notice of Completion upon acceptance of the work by the City Engineer.

F. Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, Approving an Agreement, in final form and format as approved by the City Attorney, for the Placement of Survey Monuments, Monument Security, and Final Tract Map 36892, Located on the northwest corner of West Florida Avenue and Myers Street (WSI Poppy Ridge, LLC, and WSI Desert Properties, LLC).

G. Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, adopting $963,573.00 of California Violence Intervention and Prevention Funds from the Board of State and Community Corrections, and direct the Finance Director to establish supplemental appropriations of $963,573.00 into Public Safety Grand Fund 232, and authorize the City Manager to execute all documents.

H. Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, Declaring City-Owned Property located at the Northwest Corner of Stetson Avenue and North Sanderson Avenue, also known as Riverside County Assessor’s Parcel Number 456-050-023 as Surplus Land and directing the City Manager to follow the procedures set forth in the Surplus Land Act, California Government Code Section 54220, Et Seq., as Amended on January 1, 2020, for the Sale of Surplus Land.

I. Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, Acting in its Capacity as the Legislative Body of Community Facilities District No. 2005-1 Public Safety Services, Authorizing the Levy of a Special Tax in Community Facilities District 2005-1.

J. Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, Acting in its Capacity as the Legislate Body of Community Facilities District (CFD) No. 2019-01 for the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 and authorizing the Finance Director to establish revenue and expenditure appropriations in support of the CFD.

K. Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, Acting in its Capacity as the Legislative Body of Community Facilities District No. 2021=01 (Saddle Point), for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 and authorizing the Finance Director to establish revenue and expenditure appropriations in support of this CFD.

L. Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, Awarding Calmex Engineering, Inc. The 2021/222 Citywide Pavement Rehabilitation Project, CIP 726 in the amount of $3,074,860, and waive any Minor Bid Irregularities, and Authorize the City Manager to execute all Contract Documents and approve additional construction expenditures not to exceed roughly 10% of the contract amount or $307,500 and authorize the Finance Director to appropriate an additional $1,607,360 of Measure ‘A’ Funds from CIP 5704 t9 the project account to fund the total project cost, and accept a request for relief for the mistake in bid from Vance Corporation, and authorize staff to release the bid submitted by Vance Corporation under the grounds that a mistake(s) was made in filling out the Bid Form Consistent with state law, and authorize City Clerk to record the Notice of Completion upon acceptance of the work by the City Engineer.

M. Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, approving an application for the Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation Grants FY 2023 WATERSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant in the amount of $100,000.00 and Authorize the City Manager to execute all documents.

N. Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, approving an agreement for services between the City of Hemet and Lilburn Corporation for the preparation of a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Documents and Peer Review for the proposal at Devonshire Commercial and Multi-Family Residential Project located at the northwest corner of Sanderson and Devonshire Avenues for a Not-To–Exceed contract amount of $56,260 to be paid for by the developer, Amco Fuels, LLC; and a CEQA document preparation and deposit agreement between the City, Lilburn and Amco Fuels, LLC for the Delfina at Devonshire commercial and multi-family residential project.

O. Adopt a resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, Acting in its Capacity as the Legislative Body of Community Facilities District No. 1999-1 Heartland Project, Authorizing the Levy of a Special Tax in Community Facilities District 1999-1.

P. Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, Acting in its Capacity as the Legislative Body of Community Facilities District (CFD) No. 2021-02 (Heritage Pointe), Authorizing the Levy of a District (CFD) No. 2021-02 (Heritage Pointe), Authorizing the Levy of a Special Tax for Community Facilities District No. 2021-02 (Heritage Pointe) for Fiscal Year 2022-2023, and Authorizing the Finance Director to Establish Revenue and Expenditure Appropriations in Support of the CFD.

Q. 1. Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, Approving the First Amendment to the Agreement for Landscape Maintenance Services with Adame Landscape, Inc., updating the annual “not to exceed” compensation amount to $580,441.96; and

2. Authorize the Acting City Manager to execute the First Amendment to the Agreement for Landscape Maintenance Services with Adame Landscape, Inc; and

3. Authorize the Acting City Manager to approve purchase orders for additional work from $50,000 to $100,000 and for Maintenance Services from $430,660 to $480,441.96; and

4. Authorize the Finance Director to increase revenue projections for Turf Renewal and Irrigation Conversion Rebates in the amount of $1,225,000 and record a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $50,000 in LLMD fund $225 for additional work related to Turf Removal and irrigation Conversion.

R. Designated Mayor Lilienthal as the Voting Delegate and Councilwoman Krua as Alternate for the League of California Cities Annual Conference and Expo – September 7-9, 2022.

S. Discuss and take possible action on a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, Ordering the Submission to the Qualified Electors of the City of Hemet an Ordinance Extending Without Increase the City of Hemet Transactions and Use Tax Pursuant to Hemet Municipal Code Section 74-136.

T. A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California to Establish City of Hemet Community Facilities District No. 2022-01 to Establish City of Hemet Community Facilities District No. 2022-01 (Tres Cerritos) and to Authorize the Levy of a Special Tax Within City of Hemet Community Facilities District No. 2022-01 (Tres Cerritos), Generally Located northeast of Devonshire Avenue and Old Warren Road (DR Horton).

U. Appointed Fire Chief sells interim City Manager.

Hold on folks, next week I have a story that the taxpayers of Hemet have been harping on, questioning and simply disgusted because they aren’t getting answers. Next week I will overly satisfy their desires and concerns. I promise. So stay tuned. Just sayin’

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