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SH Council conducts special meeting to reconsider its prior actions

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Neena Strichart

Although the five Signal Hill City Council members traditionally meet at 7pm on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, this week they conducted a special meeting on the fourth Tuesday at 5pm.
Held for the purpose of reconsidering actions taken by the three present members of the City Council/Redevelopment Agency at the Sept. 20 meeting (two members were attending the League of California Cities Annual Conference, and a four-fifths vote was required on the items), this week’s meeting, according to a notice posted at City Hall and on the city’s website, was to reconsider four items. All five council members were present. The items and actions taken are listed below:
5a. Extension and Progress Report on Interim Urgency Ordinance Adopting Interim
Regulations for the Development of Properties with Abandoned Oil Wells Pending
Completion of Special Studies Necessitated by Recent Policy Changes of the State
Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources Concerning Developing Projects
Adjacent to or on Top of Abandoned and Re-Abandoned Oil Wells.

Action taken: Urgency ordinance adopted with a vote of 5-0 to extend the interim regulations.
5b. Adoption of a Resolution Stating the City’s Intention to Make Remittances Required
by ABX1 27 in Order to Avoid Dissolution of the Signal Hill Redevelopment Agency.

Action taken: Council adopted the resolution with a vote of 4-1 (Wilson dissenting) after an amendment was made to the resolution stating that although the state claims the city’s indebtedness to be $3.8 million, the City believes it to be only $3.4 million.

5c. ABX1 27 Remittance Agreement.

Action taken: After an amendment was made to attach a cover letter stating that the City is appealing the dollar amount due [see action taken on 5b], the council agreed to waive further reading and adopt the resolution 4-1 (Wilson dissenting), authorizing the execution of a remittance agreement by and between the City of Signal Hill and the Signal Hill Redevelopment Agency.

5d. Approval of the Preliminary Draft Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule for the
Signal Hill Redevelopment Agency Required Under ABX1 26.

Action taken: Council voted unanimously to receive and file the Preliminary Draft Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule.

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SH Council conducts special meeting to reconsider its prior actions