STREAMLINED HEMET CITY COUNCIL MEETS

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Newly appointed City Treasurer Dale Dieleman is sworn in | Courtesy Photo via Zoom by Rusty Strait

Rusty Strait | Senior Reporter

The Hemet City Council met this week, did their business, and moved on to the gavel ending the meeting. For the first time in recent memory, the council went about its business in a sleek, streamlined manner, much to the appreciation of all in attendance,

Following the preliminaries, the council reported out of a closed session that there were no issues to report, then went into public comments as follows:

PAT GREGORY:-Claimed that Measure H betrays the intent of Measure U; that they have nothing to show for the 65 million dollars collected under Measure U had been misspent; that 40% of the collection had been spent on salaries rather than the promised new officers on the streets that zero new officers had been hired. She claimed that the city council should be ashamed of themselves and none of them should be serving.

JERRY ANN FRANKLIN: Spoke about an accident she was involved in at Devonshire Avenue and Myer Street on the west end of town where her car went into a ditch was caused because the city had ignored numerous complaints that there was no lighting at that intersection; claiming that next time a child might become a fatality there. The Interim City Manager assured her that a Purchase Order had been issued to install a light at the site which should alleviate the problem.

Next came the swearing-in of the newly appointed City Treasurer, Dale Dieleman.

Following the presentations, mercifully, it was a short list.

1. Proclaiming the week of October 23-31-2022 to be Red Ribbon Week – Encouraging alcohol and drug treatment.

2. Proclaiming October 2022 National Disability Employment Month. The owners of Grocery Outlet on the West Side of Hemet spoke on the subject, stating that they have been hiring the disabled for quite some time. They accepted the Proclamation.

3. Proclaiming the Month of October to be Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It was stated that “Domestic Violence has an unusual effect on children involved both at the time and in the future.

Passed 5-0:

1. Open the public hearing and take testimony, if any.

2. Adopt a Resolution entitled, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, authorizing the annexation of territory to Community Facilities District No. 2005-1 (Public Safety Services) as Annexation No. 21 and authorizing the submission of the levy of Special Taxes to the qualified electors of such Community Facilities District.

3. Adopt a Resolution entitled a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, calling a Special Election and submitting to the qualified electors of City of Hemet Community Facilities District No. 2005-1 (Public Safety Services) propositions regarding the establishment of an appropriations limit and the annual levy of a Special Tax within the Community Facilities District.

4. Adopt a Resolution entitled a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, making certain findings, certifying the results of an election, and adding property to Community Facilities District No.2005-1 (Public Safety Services).

Passed 5-0:

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

2. Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, to establish City of Hemet Community Facilities District No. 2022-02 (Saddle Point II), to establish an appropriations limit, therefore, to authorize the submittal of the levy of special Tax Lien, generally located between Warren Road, Fisher Street, Mustang Way and Poplar Street (Lennar).

3. Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, calling a special election and submitting to the Qualified electors of the City of Hemet Community Facilities District No. 2022-02 (Saddle Point II) propositions regarding the establishment of an appropriations limit and the annual levy of a special tax within the Community Facilities District.

4. Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, declaring the results of a special election in City of Hemet Community Facilities District No 2022-02 (Saddle Point II) and directing the recording of a notice of special tax lien.

5. Waive full reading, read by title only, and introduce an Ordinance entitled, An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, acting its capacity as the legislative body of City of Hemet Community Facilities District No. 2022-02 (Saddle Point II) authorizing the levy of a special tax therein.

Passed 5-0: Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, awarding the purchase of One (1) 2023 Diesel Ford F-550, 4×4, Crew Cab XLT for use as Type 6 Medic Patrol to Boise Mobile Equipment, Authorizing the Finance Director to Record a Supplemental Appropriation in the amount of $312,024.91, and Authorizing the City Manager to execute all documents related to this contract.

Passed 5-0: Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, approving the annual issuance of a blanket encroachment [permit to the Southern California Gas Company for routine maintenance work and authorizing the City Manager to execute the annual permit.

Passed 5-0: Approve and accept and accept a California Literacy Grant of $32,539 for the purpose of providing the Continuing Adult Literacy Program at the City of Hemet Public Library.

Passed 5-0: Adopt a resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, approving an amendment to the City’s Classification and Compensation Plan to include the revised position, Principal Engineer.

Passed 5-0: Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, Approving the Second Amendment to the Agreement for Services between the City of Hemet and Dudek for the Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Proposed Stetson Corner Project Located at the Southeast Corner of Stetson and Sanderson Avenues, fora Contract Not to exceed the amount of $250,000 to be paid for by the Developer, Rancho McHolland, LLC; and 2) CEQA Document Preparation And Deposit Agreement Between the City, Dudek And Rancho Mcholland, LLC for the Stetson Corner Project, and to execute Agreement extending the term of the Agreement until December 31, 2022, for final close-out.

Passed 5-0: Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, Approving an Application for California Coastal Commission, Whale Tail Grant for $50,000.00 and Authorizing the City Manager to Execute all Documents.

Passed 5-0: Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, Approving a Subdivision Improvement Agreement (SIA) Improvement Security, and Final Tract Map No. 35393, located at the southwest corner of Mustang Way and Fisher Street (Lennar Homes of California).

Passed 5-0: Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, Approving the Contract Services Agreement between the City of Hemet and Southern California EMS Training Institute, Authorizing the Finance Director to fund the contract in the amount of $84,096.00, and authorizing the City Manager to execute all Documents related to this contract.

Passed 5-0: Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, Approving the Agreement for Services with Yoda Painting Inc., and Authorizing the Interim City Manager to Execute the Agreement and Authorizing the Interim City Manager to Approve Purchase Orders in Support of the Agreement and Authorizing the Finance Director to Establish a Supplemental Appropriation in Fund 70 in the amount of $90,200 including a 10% Contingency, to Paint the Exterior of the City of Hemet Public Library.

Passed 5-0: Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, Approving the use of AMR penalty fees to purchase needed components for Tablet Command and Authorizing the Finance Director to Record a Supplemental Appropriation for $15,026.89, approving funding for the amount of $85,026.99, and Authorising the City Manager to execute all documents related to the purchase.

Passed 5-0: Adopt a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, approving the City’s Classification and Compensation Plan for employee salary ranges.

All in all the lions laid down with the lambs. So all’s well that ends well – at least for this meeting of the City Council. Just saying.

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