HELD TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 1996, 7:30 P.M.

CLOSED SESSION: A Closed Session of the Monrovia Redevelopment
Agency to discuss Real Property Negotiations and Relocation of
The Home Depot from 407 West Huntington Drive to 1601 South
Mountain Avenue, Government Code §54956.8, was held in the City
Council Conference Room.  The Closed Session convened at 7:00
P.M. and adjourned at 7:20 P.M.  All City Councilmembers were in
attendance with the exception of Mayor Pro Tem Wilcox who was

CONVENE:  The Regular Meeting of the Monrovia City Council of
Tuesday, April 2, 1996, was convened at 7:35 P.M. in the Council
Chambers by Mayor Robert T. Bartlett.

INVOCATION:  The Invocation was led by Pastor Robert Spurgeon,
First Christian Church.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by
Councilmember Phyllis McCarville.

ROLL CALL: In attendance were Councilmembers Adams, Blakely,
McCarville, and Mayor Bartlett.  Mayor Pro Tem Wilcox was


1.	National Volunteer Month, April 15 to May 15, 1996:  Mayor
Bartlett proclaimed April 15-May 15, 1996 as National Volunteer
Month.   Lillias Coombs, Monrovia Volunteer Center Coordinator,
accepted the Proclamation, noting that 11,000 volunteer hours
were spent on City projects during the last year.

2.	Earthquake Preparedness Month, April 1996, "Prepare for the
Quake":  Mayor Bartlett proclaimed the month of April 1996 as
Earthquake Preparedness Month. Fire Chief Ernie Mitchell accepted
the Proclamation.  He reported the Fire Department's N.E.A.T.
Program will be stressed this month, and that those interested
may call the Fire Department to schedule a program. A CPR class
will be held at the end of the month for elected and appointed
officials, and all employees.


1.	Recognition of Janice Marugg, 59th Assembly District's Woman
of the Year: Mayor Bartlett presented a Certificate of
Recognition to Mrs. Marugg for her record of outstanding service
to the Community.  Mrs. Marugg thanked the City Council, and gave
a brief report of her day in Sacramento.

2.	Recognition of Lillias Coombs, 29th Senatorial District's
Woman of the Year: Mayor Bartlett presented a Certificate of
Recognition to Mrs. Coombs for her record of outstanding service
to the Community.  Mrs. Coombs thanked the City Council, and gave
a brief report of her day in Sacramento

3.	Recognition of City Clerk Linda B. Proctor, Attainment of
Certified Municipal Clerk Status:  Mayor Bartlett presented a
plaque from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks in
recognition of Ms. Proctor's attainment of the Certified
Municipal Clerk status.  Mayor Bartlett stated that Ms. Proctor
was the first City Clerk in Monrovia history to attain the
certification.  Ms. Proctor thanked the City Council for its

4.	Recognition of Administrative Services Director Kenneth A.
Nordhoff, Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial
Reporting from the California Finance Officers Association in
Recognition of Achieving the Highest Standards in Government
Accounting and Financial Reports Regarding the Comprehensive
Annual Financial Report (CAFR):  Mayor Bartlett presented a
plaque from the California Finance Officers Association to Mr.
Nordhoff in recognition of the achievement of excellence in
financial reporting.

Rivera reported on activities at Monrovia High School.

A.  CONSENT CALENDAR: *B, *E-2, *E-3, *I-3, *K

It was moved by Mrs. McCarville,  seconded by Mr. Adams, to
approve Consent Calendar Agenda Items *B, *E-2, *E-3, *I-3, *K.

Roll Call:		Ayes: Councilmembers Adams, Blakely,
McCarville and Mayor Bartlett
		Excused:  Mayor Pro Tem Wilcox
		Motion carried:  4-0

*B.  MINUTES:  Minutes of the Regular Meeting of March 19, 1996
of the Monrovia City Council were approved by order of the
Consent Calendar.


1.	Vietnam Memorial:  Rob Hammond, 619 S. Myrtle Avenue,
representing the Monrovia Rotary Club, thanked the Council for
its support of the proposed Vietnam Memorial to be placed in
Rotary Park during Memorial Day services.  He stated that the
Community Services Commission was considering the matter at its
next meeting, and, if it were favorable, it then come to the City
Council for approval.  He introduced Mrs. Mary Buckley, mother of
Francis R. (Richard) Buckley who was the first soldier from
Monrovia killed in the Vietnam war.  Mrs. Buckley expressed her
gratitude for the recognition of her son.

2.	Spring Swim Camp:  Brent Mandell, Aquatics Specialist,
Community Services, announced that the Spring Swim Camp and
Junior Life-Saving Program would be held during spring break,
April 8-12, 1996.  He stated that registration would be held
until April 8, and interested persons should contact the
Community Services Department.

3.	Parking Ticket Complaint:  Steve Souper, 1829 S. Mayflower
Avenue, addressed the City Council regarding a parking ticket he
received on December 26, 1995 because his car was parked on the
street during street sweeping hours. He stated he believed he
received poor treatment by the outside agency that collects the
payments, and that he was charged $32.10 because the check he
sent to pay the fine was $.10 short.  He questioned the same-hour
parking limitation signs on both sides of Mayflower, noting that
Mayflower did not warrant these signs as it was neither a short
street or a cul-de-sac.  Mayor Bartlett referred him to Captain
Dennis Jacks who was in attendance.


1.	Opened and Continued from March 19, 1996 City Council
Meeting; Declaration of Public Nuisance, 449 Monrovista Avenue;
Ratification of City Manager Action in Abating the Public
Nuisance; Resolution No. 96-11

Code Enforcement Officer Lynda Ferris reported that the property
had gone into escrow as of this day, with an anticipated closing
date of May 15, 1996.

She stated this public hearing was continued from the March 19,
1996 City Council meeting in order to give the property owners
additional time to dispose of the property.

As reported by Ms. Ferris at the last City Council Meeting, the
objective of the hearing is to give the City Council an
opportunity to hear and pass upon the report submitted by the
City Manager and Code Enforcement Officer to declare a current
public nuisance at the property located at 449 Monrovista Avenue
and ratifying the action of the City Manager in previously
abating the court ordered public nuisance and to confirm the
abatement costs of abating that nuisance and hear any objections
or protests raised by any person liable to be assessed for such

The property is a 6,250 square foot lot improved with a 1,080
square foot single family dwelling.  The property has been left
vacant, unsecured and in a state of neglect for over a year.
Staff has received numerous complaints that unsightly conditions
(e.g. trash and debris) and drug activity exists on the property.
An inspection on October 5, 1994 by Code Enforcement and the
Police Department revealed that the structure was in extreme
substandard condition and resulted in the property being posted
"Uninhabitable" by the building official.  Promises were made to
rehabilitate the property which have not been fulfilled.

In October 1995, staff started to receive numerous complaints
that the property had continually gotten worse.  Correspondence
was also received from the Police Department reporting transients
and drug activity on the property.  Inspections revealed the
complaints to be valid.  Photos were taken.

Notification was sent via certified and regular mail on November
5, 1995 to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Haynes regarding the conditions of
the property.  Further, Assistant City Attorney Terence Boga
attempted to reach the Haynes on January 22 and 23, 1996 to
inform them of the City's intent to enter upon the subject
property for the purpose of abating the nuisance.  The phone
calls were not returned.

On January 23, 1996, the Santa Anita Municipal Court issued the
Abatement Warrant permitting contractors secured by the City to
enter onto the property and abate the public nuisance.  Staff
solicited bids from three private contractors.  Abatement of the
nuisance was completed by February 6, 1996. Total costs incurred
to date total $4,161,80.

Despite these actions, the property owner had failed to correct
substandard conditions outlined in the report.  Chapter 8.12 of
the Monrovia Municipal Code authorizes the City Council to assess
all costs incurred in abating a public nuisance located on the
real property within the City, including incidental expenses, as
a special assessment against the property. If the property owner
fails to abate the continued public nuisance within the schedule
adopted by the City Council, staff estimates the additional
incurred costs of abatement by demolition to be approximately
$10,000.00, which will also be recovered through the recordation
as a lien against the property.

Public Hearing Opened and Closed:  Mayor Bartlett opened and
closed the Public Hearing as there was no one who wished to speak
for or against the matter.

It was moved by Ms. Blakely, seconded by Mr. Adams, to adopt
Resolution No. 96-11 which included the revised schedule of
performance, declaring the property a public nuisance and
confirming the report of nuisance abatement costs for the
property located at 449 Monrovista Avenue.

Roll Call:		Ayes: Councilmembers Adams, Blakely,
McCarville and Mayor Bartlett
		Excused:  Mayor Pro Tem Wilcox
		Motion carried:  4-0

Meeting of April 2, 1996 of the Monrovia Redevelopment Agency
Board of Directors was convened by Chairman Robert T. Bartlett at
8:04 P.M. without recessing the City Council Meeting.

ROLL CALL:  In attendance were Boardmembers Adams, Blakely,
McCarville and Chairman Bartlett. Vice-Chairman Wilcox was

A.  CONSENT CALENDAR:  It was moved by Ms. Blakely, seconded by
Mrs. McCarville, to approve the Consent Calendar consisting of
Agenda Item *B.

Roll Call: 	Ayes:  Boardmembers Adams, Blakely, McCarville and
Chairman Bartlett
	Excused:  Vice-Chairman Wilcox
	Motion carried:  4-0

*B.  MINUTES:  The Minutes of the Regular Meeting of March 19,
1996 of the Monrovia Redevelopment Agency was approved by order
of the Consent Calendar.

Redevelopment Agency Board Meeting was adjourned at 8:04 P.M. and
the City Council Meeting continued.


1.	Award of Contract; Personal Computer Systems and Components,
Superior Computer Technology, Not to Exceed $90,000.00

Administrative Services Director Kenneth Nordhoff reviewed the
Staff Report.

In December 1989, the City of Monrovia made its first acquisition
of personal computers by purchasing 36 machines and 9 laser jet
printers.  The decision was made in part to improve the work
environment and service delivery to residents and businesses
through the use of sophisticated computing equipment.

Since that time, personal computer technology has gone through
several life cycles.  Today, more powerful, versatile and
sophisticated personal computers are necessary to meet the
demands of the City's customers.  Just as remarkable as the
increase in technology over the last seven years has been the
corresponding decrease in cost for speed, processing power, and

Last year, Council approved a reorganization of the Finance
Department to place greater emphasis on information systems and
support.  The Administrative Services Director was charged with
leading a Data Processing Committee with several objectives
including development of a long-range strategic plan,
standardization of personal computer hardware systems,
replacement of the out-moded mini-mainframes in Administration
and the Library, and improvement in computer training and

To date, the Committee has achieved several tasks toward these
objectives.  This report involves the competitive procurement of
personal computers throughout the organization.  Thorough
analysis was done of needs and capabilities matched against the
current machines available in each department.  In some cases,
the recommendation is to replace the current machine in its
entirety.  In other cases, current machines will be upgraded to
meet performance needs.  Bid packages were prepared and sent to
ten vendors in February (including five Monrovia businesses).
While pricing was of paramount importance, other factors such as
references, warranties, past experience, and quality of
components were also critical in determining the best match for
Monrovia's personal computer needs.  A bid review team was formed
from the Data Processing Committee, which scored the five
proposals submitted on March 13th.  The Data Processing Committee
recommends Superior Computer Technology as the preferred vendor.

Superior offers excellent pricing, local proximity, attention to
customer needs, and quick availability for service calls,
providing an edge over the other competitors.  Superior is able
to offer a one-year, on-site warranty for the personal computers
and accessories.  Over the past year Superior has worked with
several departments, all of which were highly satisfied.  A lower
price vendor was down-graded in scoring due to service problems
encountered and difficulty with replacement components.

To fund the acquisition of these computers and components, the
Council had given preliminary approval to use the proceeds from
the defeasance of the 1983 Mortgage Revenue Bonds in the sum of
$50,000.00.  A maximum contract ceiling has been set at
$90,000.00 for this purchase.  The remaining $40,000.00 will have
to come from Expenditure Control Budget savings from each of the
affected departments.  Payments will be made only for actual
systems or components acquired, plus any necessary hourly work.

The new systems will improve capabilities at individual
workstations.  Older usable personal computers will be assigned
to other staff within each department.  The systems are
configured to allow integration into existing local area networks
and are fully compatible with mainframe applications in Finance,
Library and Police.  Superior will work with the City to make
certain that the new systems are logically and physically
connected to the network.  All work is scheduled for completion
by the end of June.

It was moved by Ms. Blakely, seconded by Mrs. McCarville, to
award a contract to Superior Computer Technology, in an amount
not to exceed $90,000.00, and to authorize the Administrative
Services Director to make the appropriate budget adjustments.

Roll Call:		Ayes: Councilmembers Adams, Blakely,
McCarville and Mayor Bartlett
		Excused:  Mayor Pro Tem Wilcox
		Motion carried:  4-0

*2.  Award of Contract; 1996 3/4 Ton Truck with Dump Body
Replacement Purchase; Robert H. Loud Ford, $26,717.00

The award of bid was approved by order of the Consent Calendar.
A 3/4 ton dump truck assigned to the Parks Division is in need of
major engine repairs and has exceeded its useful life.  Bids were
previously solicited for the replacement of this vehicle; only
one was received.  Council rejected it and instructed staff to
re-bid the vehicle replacement.  The specifications were revised
for greater clarification.

The low bid is from Robert H. Loud Ford at $26,717.00.  The
estimated cost of replacement was $22,000.00.  Staff will seek to
dispose of the current vehicle through auction to realize more
than the $1,750 trade- in allowance offered by the lowest bidder.

Staff recommended awarding a purchase order to Robert H. Loud
Ford in the amount of $26,717.00 for the purchase of one 3/4 ton
truck with dump body, and reject all other bids.

*3.  Award of Bid; 1996 Chevrolet Caprice Sedan Replacement
Purchase, Sierra Autocars, Inc., $24,510.00, Police Department
The award of bid was approved by order of the Consent Calendar.
Staff recommends the replacement of the Police Chief's vehicle,
which has accumulated over 76,000 miles and warrants replacement.
The low bid for the replacement is from Sierra Autocars in the
amount of $24,510.00.  Staff expects approximately $5,000.00 in
payment for the used vehicle.  This vehicle does not include the
advanced police pursuit components found in the fleet vehicles
and so would not be part of a mass purchase through the County or

Staff recommended the City Council award a purchase order to
Sierra Autocars, Inc. for one new Chevrolet Caprice in the total
amount of $24,510.00, and reject all other bids.



1.  Mayor Pro Tem Wilcox:  Mrs. Wilcox was not in attendance.

2.  Councilmember Adams:    Mr. Adams had no report.

3.  Councilmember McCarville:
	(a)  Library Renovation Project Community Meeting:  She
reported that the attendees at the March 30, 1996 meeting were
very energetic.  She stated that all had ideas for the project,
and she was anxious to see Consultant Mr. Ray Rood's compilation
of all the ideas.

4.  Councilmember Blakely:
	(a) Library Renovation Project Community Meeting:  She
reported that she had arrived for the last part of the meeting
and was impressed with all the energy the attendees still had
even though it was 4:00 PM, and they had been working all day.
	(b)  San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (COG):  She
announced that COG was hosting a reception for the Congressmen
representing COG's service area on Friday, April 12, 1996, 5:30
PM to 7:30 PM.
	(c)  Baseball Season Opened:  Ms. Blakely reported that,
much to her delight, baseball season had opened.

5.  Mayor Bartlett
	(a) Library Renovation Project Community Meeting:  Mayor
Bartlett stated he enjoyed the description given to the Library
as that of an Intellectual Theme Park.
	(b)  Update on Mrs. Wilcox:  Mayor Bartlett reported Mrs.
Wilcox was recovering very well from her recent surgery, and she
was now home.


1.  Approval of Permanent Cul-de-Sac Project; Monrovista Avenue
at Shamrock Avenue, $30,000.00

Police Sergeant Rick Miglia and City Engineer Ken Putnam reviewed
the Staff Report.

Police Miglia reported that approximately five years ago, the
City Council approved the installation of a temporary barricade
at Monrovista and Shamrock. The temporary cul-de-sac was designed
to improve the quality of life and safety in the neighborhood,
reduce drive-by shootings, speeding, gang activity, and keep
trouble-makers out of the neighborhood. During the past five
years, the Community Activist Policing Committee has worked with
the residents to achieve the above listed benefits.  Several
properties have been cleaned up, most of the drug and gang
activity has either been eliminated or moved out, drive-through
traffic and loitering has decreased, and projects such as the
Community Garden and the Neighborhood Recreation Program have
been established.  The Committee believes these improvements have
significantly improved the quality of life of the neighborhood.

Last December, members of the CAP Committee canvassed the
neighborhood on whether or not residents are in favor of a
permanent cul-de-sac.  The results of the attention given the
neighborhood are evident in the survey findings.  The residents
overwhelmingly would like to see the temporary cul-de-sac be made

Mr. Putnam reported that the Public Works Department designed a
project to replace the barrier with a cul-de-sac that would
include a standard curb, gutter and landscaping.  Included in the
cul-de-sac would be an intervening lawn area to permit emergency
Police and Fire Department vehicles to cross over the cul-de-sac
between Monrovista and Shamrock.  The cul-de-sac would be similar
to those recently completed at King and Maple Avenues at
Mayflower and Monterey Avenues. In response to Mr. Adams'
question, Mr. Putnam stated that all above-named cul-de-sacs will
have red painted curbs.

The estimated cost is $30,000.00.  Funds are available in the
1995-96 Street Maintenance Fund.  Construction could begin June
11, 1996 to be completed by July 15, 1996.

It was moved by Mr. Adams, seconded by Mrs. McCarville, to
approve the expenditure of $30,000.00 from the Street Maintenance
Fund for the construction of a permanent cul-de-sac on the east
end of Monrovista at Shamrock Avenue.

Roll Call:		Ayes: Councilmembers Adams, Blakely,
McCarville and Mayor Bartlett
		Excused:  Mayor Pro Tem Wilcox
		Motion carried:  4-0

2.  Support of Proposition A, Los Angeles County Park, Beach and
Recreation Act of 1996; Resolution No. 96-13

Parks Division Manager Dan Iwata reviewed the Staff Report.

Trust for Public Land has requested the City's support for the
proposed Los Angeles County Park, Beach and Recreation Act of
1996.  If approved by the Los Angeles County Board of
Supervisors, the Act will be placed on the November 1996 ballot.
The new bond act will provide cities with funding based on a per
parcel basis, specific projects and grants.  If the proposed
proposition passes, it will provide $270,000,000 for park
improvements.  The City of Monrovia would be eligible for at
least $154,000 in per parcel allocations.  The City also has the
option to propose a specific project for consideration.

The Public Works and Community Services staff concur that the
renovation and expansion of the National Guard Armory in
Recreation Park is a suitable project for inclusion in the
proposed bond issue.  Currently, there is $125,000 set aside for
the proposed repairs to renovate the Armory to serve as a
first-class community gymnasium and youth center.  An additional
$595,350.00 is recommended.

Staff received an endorsement for the proposed Armory
improvements from the Santa Anita YMCA, Boys & Girls Club of
Monrovia, Monrovia Unified School District, California Armory
National Guard, Monrovia Youth Baseball League, Monrovia
Historical Museum, and Options.

Mr. Adams noted that he again disagrees with the Consultant's
estimates in renovating our City parks.

After discussion, it was moved by Ms. Blakely, seconded by Mrs.
McCarville, to approve Resolution No. 96-13 in support of the
Prop A Los Angeles County Park, Beach and Recreation Act of 1996,
authorize the Mayor to execute same and approve the proposed
renovation and expansion of the Recreation Park Armory using
funds identified in the Los Angeles County Park, Beach and
Recreation Act of 1996.

Roll Call:		Ayes: Councilmembers Adams, Blakely,
McCarville and Mayor Bartlett
		Excused:  Mayor Pro Tem Wilcox
		Motion carried:  4-0

*3.	Final Approval; Tract Map No. 51720, 315-319 W. Duarte Road;
Developer Wilson Chen/Hsieh-Chi Construction Co.; 16- Unit
Condominium Project

This matter was approved by order of the Consent Calendar.  Final
Tract Map No. 51720 for the subdivision of the property located
at 315-319 W. Duarte Road for the construction of a 16-unit,
two-story condominium with semi-subterranean parking has been
checked by the City's consultant and found to substantially
conform to the approved tentative map.  The Public Works and
Community Development Departments reviewed the final map and
found it in conformance as well.

Staff recommended the City Council approve the Final Map for
Tract Map No. 51720.


*K.  PAYROLL & VOUCHERS:  Payroll No. 6 in the net amount of
$278,003.96 and Voucher Numbers 52756 through 53036
non-sequentially in the amount of $485,153.87 was approved by
order of the Consent Calendar.

L.  SCHEDULED MEETINGS:  The next Regular Meeting of the Monrovia
City Council is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, 1996, 7:30 P.M.,
Council Chambers, 415 South Ivy Avenue, Monrovia, California. M.
CLOSED SESSION:  Mayor Bartlett announced that the City Council
would retire to a Closed Session to discuss Pending Litigation,
NEWCO Waste Systems, Inc., Government Code ''54956.9(a).  The
City Council will adjourn from Closed Session, and will not
convene back in Council Chambers.

N.  ADJOURNMENT:  Closed Session convened at 8:45 P.M. and
adjourned at 10:10 P.M.  All City Councilmembers were in
attendance, including Mrs. Wilcox.


						Robert T. Bartlett, Mayor


 Linda B. Proctor, CMC, City Clerk



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