Preview of the September 18 City Council meeting

Here’s a preview of the agenda that will be heard at the City Council meeting of September 18 at City Hall in Council Chambers at 6:30 p.m. You may view the full agenda here.

As a friendly reminder, City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month.

2018 CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE BIENNIAL UPDATE

The City Council is recommended to adopt a biennial update to the Conflict of Interest Code. The Conflict of Interest Code is a list of designated positions that are required to file a Statement of Economic Interest form also known as Form 700. This is a public document intended to inform public officials and community members about the type of financial interests that may create conflicts of interests. The update includes additions of positions, changes to the disclosure categories to more accurately coincide with the duties of positions to promote transparency.

 INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING OF AMENDMENT TO MUNICIPAL CODE TO ALLOW CARNIVAL BOOTHS AND CASINO NIGHTS AND PROPOSED $265 TUP NOT-FOR-PROFIT FEE

The San Gabriel Municipal Code currently prohibits casino/poker nights under its broad prohibition of gambling, with no exemption for charitable fundraisers.

At the June 5, 2018 City Council meeting, the City Council discussed the issues and directed the City Attorney to return with a Municipal Code amendment ordinance to allow casino-type charitable fundraisers, consistent with State law, through consideration of a Temporary Use Permit, which is approved or denied by the Community Development Director.

Since 2007, the State Gambling Control Act allows a nonprofit organization to conduct a fundraiser using “controlled games.” This proposed Ordinance would allow casino-type charitable fundraiser consistent with State law with the approval of the Temporary Use Permit.

INTRODUCTION FOR FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 647-C.S., AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE AS IT RELATES TO THE APPOINTMENT OF CERTAIN DEPARTMENT HEADS

The City of San Gabriel has undergone several changes that require amendments to the Municipal Code to reflect the City’s current practice. The approval of Ordinance No. 647-C.S. will add a new section that creates an Assistant City Manager position and revises portions of the code describing the positions of Community Development Director and Director of Human Resources/Risk Management.

PURCHASE OF SMART COVER MONITORING DEVICE FOR MANHOLES

Currently, the City owns and maintains over 70 miles of sewer mains that must be regularly cleaned and repaired to prevent sanitary sewer overflows. In 2017, the City conducted a pilot program that deployed Hadronex SmartCovers monitoring system used at 4 manhole locations that had a history of sanitary sewer overflows.  During the pilot program, the system detected potential overflows that were then prevented by field staff intervention.

The Smart Cover system is a web-based smart technology that provides real-time remote sewer overflow monitoring of sewage levels in manholes allowing staff the ability to intervene and prevent overflows.

Staff is recommending approval to purchase 6 Hadronex SmartCovers in the amount not to exceed $28,746.22.

In addition, several items will be heard on the consent calendar, including: