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Brawley City Council &
Successor Agency to Brawley
Community Redevelopment Agency
Regular Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:00 PM
City Council Chambers
383 Main Street
Brawley, California 92227

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Norma Kastner-Jauregui, Mayor                                        Alma Benavides, City Clerk
Luke Hamby, Mayor Pro-Tempore                        William S. Smerdon, City
Sam Couchman, Council Member                            Attorney/City Treasurer
George A. Nava, Council Member                                Tyler Salcido, City Manager/
Donald L. Wharton, Council Member                                                  Executive Director                                              






2.    PUBLIC APPEARANCES/COMMENTS (Not to exceed 4 minutes.) This is the     time for the public to address the Council on any item not appearing on the     agenda that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council.
To maintain social distancing, physical presence is strongly discouraged.  Alternative methods of participation are encouraged and should a member of the public wish to provide public comments, please submit written comments via email to or contact the City Clerk’s Office at 760/351.3080.  The deadline to submit comments is 2PM on November 17, 2020.  

State of California Governor Gavin Newsom waived specific portions of the Brown Act by Executive Order for the period that social distancing measures are recommended and required by state and local public health officials. The waiver of Brown Act provisions requires:

a.    Members of the public are allowed to observe and address public meetings telephonically or through other electronic means.

b.    Procedures “swiftly” accommodate any reasonable request to accommodate access by disabled individuals to meetings that are accessible telephonically or through other electronic means in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).

c.    Notice of the procedure is provided for making requests for such reasonable accommodation with the notice for any public meeting.

d.    Presentation of Certificate of Recognition to Elliot Houser.  Pg 5

e.    Presentation of Chevron Donation for Lions Center Improvements.

3.    CONSENT AGENDA Items are approved by one motion. Council Members or     members of the public may request consent items be considered separately at a     time determined by the Mayor.    

a.    Approve Accounts Payable:    November 6, 2020  Pgs 6-20
                        November 12, 2020  Pgs 21-34                            
b.    Approve City Council Minutes:      November 3, 2020 (Special Meeting)  
    Pgs 35-37


a.    Update on City of Brawley Declaration of Local Emergency as a Result of COVID-19 Pandemic

i.    Overall Outlook Presented by Fire Chief Mike York

ii.    Discussion and Potential Action to Extend Resolution No. 2020-65:             Resolution of the City Council of the City of Brawley, California             Proclaiming the Existence of an Ongoing Local Emergency for             COVID-19.  Pgs 38-40

b.    Adopt Resolution No. 2020- : Resolution of the City of Brawley, California Amending the Fiscal Year 2020/2021City of Brawley Budget in the Amount of $30,000.00.  Pgs 41-43

c.    Adopt Resolution No. 2020- : Resolution of the City Council of the City of Brawley, California Declaring an Emergency, Ratifying Action Taken by the City Manager and Approving Emergency for the Electrical Separation of Distribution Pumps 423, 424 and 425 of the Old Electrical Control System by Five Star Electric in the Amount not to Exceed $37,260 plus a Contingency Amount to be Determined Based on Field Conditions.  Pgs 44-49

d.    Discussion and Potential Action on Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.

e.    Discussion and Potential Action on the December 1, 2020 Regular City Council     Meeting.


a.    Update on Emergency Construction Project at the Brawley Water Treatment Plant to Replace Components of Two Sedimentation Basins Presented by Public Works Director Guillermo Sillas, PE.





PERSONNEL MATTERS (California Government Code §54957)

a.    Public Employee Appointment to the Position of Director of Community &         Economic Development

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOIATORS (California Government Code §54956.8)

Property: Brawley Municipal Airport, 948 Ken Bemis Drive
Agency Negotiator: City Manager
Negotiating Parties: Michael Sass
Under Negotiation: Rate and Terms

Property: Brawley Municipal Airport, 948 Ken Bemis Drive
Agency Negotiator: City Manager
Negotiating Parties: Farm Aviation
Under Negotiation: Rate and Terms


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