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					                ARTESIA CITY COUNCIL – CITY OF ARTESIA
             ARTESIA CITY HALL, ARTESIA COUNCIL CHAMBERS
                   18747 CLARKDALE AVENUE, ARTESIA

                            REGULAR MEETING OF THE
                             ARTESIA CITY COUNCIL

                              MONDAY, February 12, 2007

                                7:00 P.M.
________________________________________________________________________

The Regular Meeting of the City Council was called to order at 7:02p.m., Monday,
February 12, 2007 in the Artesia City Council Chambers by Mayor John Lyon. The
Invocation was led by Pastor Donald T. Owsley of Cornerstone Presbyterian and the
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Miss Artesia Merial Lansang and Miss Artesia Teen
Janette Pineda.

ROLL CALL:            PRESENT: Larry R. Nelson, Councilmember
                                Sally Flowers, Councilmember
                                John Martins, Mayor Pro Tem
                                John Lyon, Mayor
                  ALSO PRESENT: Maria Dadian, City Manager
                                Kevin Ennis, City Attorney
                                Justine Menzel, Deputy City Manager/Finance Officer
                                Okina Dor, Associate Planner
                                Amelia Nacu, Interim City Clerk

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

                  MOTION BY MAYOR PRO TEM MARTINS
                  SECOND BY COUNCILMEMBER NELSON
                  TO APPROVE THE AGENDA

Said motion carried in the following roll call vote:

AYES          :   COUNCILMEMBERS:         Nelson, Flowers, Martins and Lyon
NOES          :   COUNCILMEMBERS:         None
ABSTAIN       :   COUNCILMEMBERS:         None
ABSENT        :   COUNCILMEMBERS:         None

CITIZEN COMMENTS ON ITEMS THAT ARE NOT ON THE AGENDA OR
ITEMS LISTED UNDER THE HEADING CONSENT CALENDAR

The following addressed the City Council:

1) Ellis Suh – Applicant for 17127 Pioneer Boulevard Ste. H.B. expressed his concerns
with regards to Measure B Tax, Business License Approval and the calculation of square
footage. His concerns will be addressed by a Sub-Committee composed of the Mayor,
Councilmember Flowers and the City Manager in a future meeting with the applicant.

2) Ben Harvey of Southern California Edison left application packets relative to Southern
California Edison’s Commercial Summer Discount Program for distribution to the City’s
Businesses.

3) Frank Lipski, an inventor who wants to bring technology on fuel economic device to
the City of Artesia. City Council will set up a time to meet with him.

4) Edi Pouldar, owner of Chevron (Pioneer Boulevard and 168 th) is requesting the City
Council for a Code Text Amendment in order to provide self-service car wash for gas


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stations in the City of Artesia. The City Council referred the item back to the Planning
Commission.

5) Sgt. John Burton, Special Assignment Officer for the City of Artesia introduced
Deputy Charles Aguirre as a new addition to the grant Traffic Unit.

PRESENTATIONS:

1. INTRODUCTION OF NEW CITY EMPLOYEES
   MELISSA GOBAS, RECREATION LEADER I
   RUBEN HUIZAR, MAINTENANCE WORKER I

  The two new employees were introduced by the City Manager.

2. EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION OF SERVICE – NATALIE HERRERA

   The Mayor and City Council presented Natalie Herrera, Community Services
   Manager, with a plaque of recognition. Natalie is retiring after 16 years of
   service.

3. PUBLIC SAFETY EXPO YOUTH SAFETY WEEK (FEBRUARY 25-MARCH
   3, 2007)

  The Mayor and City Council presented the representatives of the Public Safety Expo
  the Certificate proclaiming the week of February 25-March 3, 2007 as Public Safety
  Expo Youth Safety Week for the City of Artesia.

4. A PRESENTATION RELATIVE TO THE CONNECT-CTY NOTIFICATION
   SYSTEM BY CHAD CASTRUITA

  Chad Castruita, representing NTI Group, a company that provides comprehensive
  communication systems designed to enable rapid dissemination of critical information
  via voice and text devices made a presentation relative to the Connect-CTY
  Notification System. The City Council directed staff to continue looking into this mass
  notification system.

CONSENT CALENDAR

       MOTION BY COUNCILMEMBER NELSON
       SECOND BY COUNCILMEMBER FLOWERS
       TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS:

5. EXCUSING COUNCILMEMBERS WHO ARE ABSENT FROM MEETING

6. WAIVING OF FULL READING OF ORDINANCES LISTED ON AGENDA

7. APPROVAL OF DEMANDS

8. APPROVAL OF FINANCIAL REPORT(S)

9. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
      JANUARY 16, 2007 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
      JANUARY 16, 2007 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
      JANUARY 29, 2007 SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

10. APPROVAL OF COMMISSION MINUTES
      PLANNING COMMISSION – DECEMBER 19, 2006
      PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION – NOVEMBER 21, 2006
     BEAUTIFICATION AND MAINTENANCE COMMISSION –
                NOVEMBER 16, 2006
      PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION – SEPTEMBER 27, 2006


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11. A STAFF REPORT RELATIVE TO THE MAYOR’S RETIREMENT DINNER

12. HISTORICAL DISTRICT DEDICATION AND GROUNDBREAKING
    CEREMONIES

13. GOLDEN STATE WATER COMPANY RECLAIMED WATER RATES,
    EXISTING RECLAIMED WATER CONNECTIONS AND DEDICATED WATER
    STATIONS SPECIFICATIONS AND LOCATIONS

    (CONTINUE TO NEXT MEETING WITH REQUEST TO BRING A SAMPLE
     OF THE SAMPLING DEVICE)

14. GOLDEN STATE WATER COMPANY CORRECTION OF SUPPLEMENTAL
    FILING FOR INTERIM RATE INCREASE TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
    PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

15. AN UPDATE ON THE ARTESIA CEMETERY FLAG POLE PROJECT

16. A REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION FOR COMMUNITY CENTER
    IMPROVEMENTS AT ARTESIA PARK

17. AN INFORMATIONAL REPORT RELATIVE TO THE ANNUAL ALLEY
    IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

18. A REPORT RELATIVE TO THE VINE MAINTENANCE AT BABER PARK

19. COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY REPORT ON THE COST
    OF SERVICE AND PROPERTY TAX FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007

20. A REPORT RELATIVE TO THE AUDIT OF FISCAL YEAR 2005/2006 AND
    FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

21. A REQUEST BY WILLDAN FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PROVIDE 2006-2007
     SERVICES FOR GRANT APPLICATION PREPARATION TO THE STATE
     COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM
     FOR 2006-2007 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLANNING AND
     TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FUNDING

22. PROPOSAL FROM PYRO SPECTACULARS, INC. FOR A FIREWORKS
    SHOW AT THE “AMERICAN HERITAGE EVENT” ON JULY 4, 2007

23. CANVASS OF THE MARCH 6, 2007 MUNICIPAL ELECTION


Said motion carried in the following roll call vote:

AYES          :   COUNCILMEMBERS:         Nelson, Flowers, Martins and Lyon
NOES          :   COUNCILMEMBERS:         None
ABSTAIN       :   COUNCILMEMBERS:         None
ABSENT        :   COUNCILMEMBERS:         None

PUBLIC HEARING(S)

City Attorney Ennis administered the oath.

24. ADOPT A RESOLUTION FOR 1) THE SUBMISSION OF A STATE
    ECONOMIC COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)
    PROGRAM PLANNING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (P/TA) GRANT
    APPLICATION AND 2) AUTHORIZE THE USE OF REDEVELOPMENT
    FUNDING TO BE USED AS THE CITY’S REQUIRED CASH MATCH FOR


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    THE 2006-2007 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CDBG P/TA GRANT

     RESOLUTION NO. 07-2038 – A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF
     THE CITY OF ARTESIA, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING AN APPLICATION
     FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CDBG P/TA FUNDING, REQUIRED
     CASH MATCH IN THE FORM OF REDEVELOPMENT FUNDING AND
     THE EXECUTION OF A GRANT AGREEMENT AND ANY AMENDMENTS
     THERETO FROM THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLANNING AND
     TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE ALLOCATION OF THE STATE CDBG
     PROGRAM

Motion by Councilmember Nelson, second by Councilmember Flowers to waive
further reading and adopt Resolution No. 07-2038 as read by title.

Said motion carried in the following roll call vote:

AYES          :   COUNCILMEMBERS:         Nelson, Flowers, Martins and Lyon
NOES          :   COUNCILMEMBERS:         None
ABSTAIN       :   COUNCILMEMBERS:         None
ABSENT        :   COUNCILMEMBERS:         None


ORDINANCE(S)

25. ORDINANCE NO. 07-710
    AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ARTESIA ESTABLISHING A PERMIT
    PROGRAM FOR THE PARKING OF UNATTACHED RECREATIONAL
    TRAILERS ON HIGHWAYS, STREETS AND PUBLIC WAYS IN THE CITY,
    AMENDING THE TRAFFIC CODE OF THE CITY OF ARTESIA, AND
    AMENDING THE ARTESIA MUNICIPAL CODE
    (INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING)

Motion by Mayor Pro Tem Martins, second by Councilmember Nelson to waive further
reading and adopt Ordinance 07-710 as read by title.

Said motion carried in the following roll call vote:

AYES          :   COUNCILMEMBERS:         Nelson, Martins and Lyon
NOES          :   COUNCILMEMBERS:         None
ABSTAIN       :   COUNCILMEMBERS:         Flowers
ABSENT        :   COUNCILMEMBERS:         None

PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION(S)

26. Case No. 2006-55          Conditional Use Permit, Design Review
                              17105 Jersey Avenue

     Jonathan Matson, 17105 Jersey Avenue, Artesia, CA 90701
     A request for approval to allow 25,672 square feet for a warehouse use and a
     request for design review approval to slurry-seal a parking lot for the property
     located at 17105 Jersey Avenue in the Light Manufacturing and Industrial (M-1)
     Zone.
     (FOR CITY COUNCIL AFFIRMATION)

Motion by Councilmember Nelson, second by Councilmember Martins to affirm the
Planning Commission recommendation and approved the conditional use permit and
design review subject to the conditions set forth in Planning Commission Resolution No.
2006-55P.

Said motion carried in the following roll call vote:




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AYES          :   COUNCILMEMBERS:         Nelson, Flowers, Martins and Lyon
NOES          :   COUNCILMEMBERS:         None
ABSTAIN       :   COUNCILMEMBERS:         None
ABSENT        :   COUNCILMEMBERS:         None

STAFF REPORT(S)

27 - CONSIDERATION AND REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF THE 2007
     FIREWORK STAND PERMIT APPLICATIONS

Motion by Councilmember Nelson, second by Councilmember Flowers to approve the
nine (9) completed applications for the 2007 Firework Stand Permit.

Said motion carried in the following roll call vote:

AYES          :   COUNCILMEMBERS:         Nelson, Flowers, Martins and Lyon
NOES          :   COUNCILMEMBERS:         None
ABSTAIN       :   COUNCILMEMBERS:         None
ABSENT        :   COUNCILMEMBERS:         None

ADDITIONAL CITIZEN COMMENTS

There were no additional citizen comments.



COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS

Councilmember Sally Flowers : (1) In the future, we should look into the possibility
of having just 2 polling places instead of 5 polling places (as recommended by Election
Consultant) to cut down on election expense; (2) requested Marisela Cervantes, District
Director for Assembly Member Tony Mendoza to introduce herself to the City Council
and to keep in mind that the City is still interested in pursuing grant for Historical
Museum and Old Fire Station 30 as previously indicated.

Councilmember Larry R. Nelson: (1) will join the EEC trip to Long Beach Harbor
relative to fuel savings, etc. (2) Gateway Cities got $200M from the ports of Los Angeles
and L.A. due to trucks getting stopped going far due to clean air which trickle down to us
in terms that the money collected go to all the different communities in the same way as
the 91/605 Freeway.

Mayor John Lyon mentioned that on Saturday, February 17 th at 10am, old firefighters (in
their 90s) will gather at the Old Fire Station 30 to reminisce the past and walk through the
old firehouse. It would be nice to video tape this.

He also mentioned that he attended the American G.I. Forum event in Sta. Fe Springs last
Saturday, February 10 th honoring a sergeant who was wounded in action in Iraq and
suffered the loss of his eyesight.

COUNCILMEMBER REPORTS ON MEETINGS ATTENDED AT PUBLIC
EXPENSE

1) Mayor John Lyon attended the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington D.C.
   From January 24-26, 2007.

       ADJOURNMENT:            Regular Meeting adjourned – 8:20p.m.
                               Reconvened for Closed Session – 8:25p.m.



ATTEST:



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_______________________________
Amelia Nacu, Interim City Clerk

I, Amelia Nacu, Interim City Clerk of the City of Artesia, do hereby certify that the
following regular minutes of the City Council meeting of February 12, 2007 were adopted
at the City Council Meeting held on the 19 th of January 2007, by the following roll call
vote:

AYES:         COUNCILMEMBERS:                 NELSON, FLOWERS, MARTINS,
NOES:         COUNCILMEMBERS:                 NONE
ABSENT:       COUNCILMEMBERS:                 NONE
ABSTAIN:      COUNCILMEMBERS:                 LIMA, MANALO


                                                   ______________________________
                                                   Amelia Nacu, Interim City Clerk




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