RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1996
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
6:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION. NO ACTION TAKEN.
7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION
CALL TO ORDER:
ROLL CALL: LYON ABSENT
FLAG SALUTE: NEXT RESOL. NO. 96-104
NEXT ORD. NO. 319
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:
1. Waiver of full reading of resolutions and ordinances.
Action Taken: Adopted a motion to waive reading in full of all ordinances and resolutions presented at this meeting with consent of the waiver of reading deemed to be given by all councilmembers after the reading of the title.
2. Minutes of November 25 and December 3, 1996. (Purcell)
Recommendation: Approve the minutes.
Action taken: Adopted Minutes of November 25 and December 3, 1996.
3. Notice and Order to Abate a Public Nuisance - Appeal (Pemba Properties, Inc./Landowner; Stephen J. Densmore, Esq./Appellant). (Pollard)
Recommendation: Continue the public hearing until January 7, 1997, to allow the City's Geotechnical Consultant time to review and provide comments on the geologic information submitted by the appellant.
Action Taken: Removed from Consent Calendar. Will renotice.
4. Certification of Election Results. (Purcell)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. NO. 96- OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES RECITING THE FACT OF THE SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION HELD ON NOVEMBER 5, 1996, DECLARING THE RESULTS AND SUCH OTHER MATTERS AS PROVIDED BY LAW.
Action Taken: Adopted Resol. No. 96- 104 RECITING THE FACT OF THE SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION HELD ON NOVEMBER 5, 1996, DECLARING THE RESULTS AND SUCH OTHER MATTERS AS PROVIDED BY LAW.
5. Commercial Refuse and Collection Agreement for One New Contract and Agreement Amendment to Extend Other Existing Contracts. (Ramezani)
Recommendation: (1) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute amendment number two to the Agreements for Nonexclusive Commercial Refuse Collection and Disposal Services with (a) ACE Rolloff Rubbish Service, Inc., (b) Rapidway Disposal (Formerly Angelus-Hudson, Inc.) (c) Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI), (d) EDCO Disposal Corporation, (e) A Trojan Disposal (Formerly Sub-Haulers), (f) Ivy Rubbish Disposal, (g) S & H Disposal Company, (h) Waste Management of Los Angeles, (i) Western Waste Industries, and (j) HMD Waste Company to extend the nonexclusive franchise through December 31, 1997. (2) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute a Nonexclusive Franchise Agreement for Commercial Refuse collection and Disposal Services with OK Rubbish Service Company through December 31, 1997.
Action Taken: Adopted the Commercial Refuse and Collection Agreement and Agreement Amendment to extend existing contracts.
6. Professional Service Agreement with Berryman and Henigar for the update of the Pavement Management Program. (Allison)
Recommendation: (1) Award a professional services Agreement to Berryman and Henigar Inc for the Bi-annual update of the pavement management program for an amount not to exceed $ 20,500. 2. Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a professional services agreement with Berryman and Henigar.
Action Taken: Adopted the staff recommendation to award a professional service Agreement to Berryman and Henigar Inc.
7. Vacation of an equestrian easement. (Allison)
Recommendation: (1) Authorize staff to initiate vacation proceedings in accordance with Council Policy and Resolution 90-93. (2) Authorize staff to investigate the possibility of vacating additional equestrian trail easements in the vicinity of the subject property.
Action Taken: Adopted staff recommendation of Vacation of an equestrian easement.
8. Traffic and Engineering Speed Surveys. (Allison)
Recommendation: Adopt Resolution 96 - , A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, establishing speed limits on various streets.
Action Taken: Adopted Resolution No. 96-105 establishing speed limits on various streets.
9. Register of Demands. (McLean)
Recommendation: Adopt Resol. No. 96- .
Action Taken: Adopted Resolution No. 96-106 Register of Demands.
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10. Height Variation No. 750-Appeal Revision "B". (Continued from December 3, 1996.) (Petru)
Recommendation: Approve a portion of Height Variation No. 750-Revision
"B" including the 606.27 square foot utility/storage room (the 403.9 square foot
heater room and the two storage rooms 94 and 108.37 square feet,
respectively) that have already been constructed and a 257 square foot storage
area over the garage, subject to the following conditions of approval: 1) the projection (42 square feet) around the central window of the storage area over the garage shall be eliminated and the central window shall be reduced in size by at least 1 foot in diameter and the two smaller windows in this area shall be eliminated; 2) after elimination of the central window projection, the front wall of the storage area over the garage be set back a minimum of 27'-3" from the front property line (10'-9" from the front of the garage; 3) the maximum ridge height of the storage area over the garage shall not exceed 19'-2 1/2", as measured pursuant to Development Code Section 17.02.040; 4) require the applicants to apply for a revision to Variance No. 350 for the additional 9 inch encroachment of the garage footprint into the required front yard setback area; and, 5) Direct staff to prepare the appropriate Resolution for adoption at the next regularly scheduled City Council meeting.
Action Taken: Continued to January 21, 1997 to give the applicant the time to prepare plans as recommended by staff and to give the Council and the public the opportunity to view those plans.
11. Discussion of Equestrian Overlay District Nonconforming Issues (Grandfathering). (Rojas)
Recommendation: Review and discuss the City Attorney's memorandum regarding the proposed draft noncomformity language of draft Chapter 17.46 (Equestrian Overlay District).
Action Taken: Council took testimony relative to the grandfathering; matter continued to January 7, 1996.
12. CODE AMENDMENT NO. 34 Amendments to Section 17.20.040 of the City's Municipal Code (Proposition M). (Rojas)
Recommendation: (1) Waive further reading and introduce Ordinance No. ___ thereby adopting amendments to Section 17.02.040 of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code; (2) Adopt Council Policy No. 30 regarding the enforcement of existing "Covenants to Protect Views"; and, (3) Continue consideration of the amended Development Code to January 21, 1997.
Action Taken: Staff to review the history of the two story additions on Exultant. Council adopted staff recommendation. Ordinance No. 318 introduced.
13. Grant Request by the Peninsula Symphony Association. (Otto)
Recommendation: Determine whether to contribute a $1,000 grant to the Peninsula Symphony Association.
Action Taken: Granted $1,000 to the Peninsula Symphony.
14. Fee waiver request for a Variance revision application and penalty fee (Ellen Grimes Osborne, 6343 Villa Rosa Drive). (Pfost)
Recommendation: Deny the applicant's request to waive the $570 Variance revision application fee and the $570 penalty fee to process a revision to Variance No. 217 for an existing 8' to 9' high combination retaining wall and wrought iron fence in the required front yard setback area.
Action Taken: Denied the request for the fee waiver.
15. Natural Community Conservation Planning (NCCP) Project
Draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Consulting Conservation Biologist. (Rojas)
Recommendation: 1) Review the draft Request For Proposal (RFP) that has been prepared by Staff, in conjunction with the State and Federal Resource Agencies, for the NCCP Project and, provide Staff with direction regarding its scope and content; and 2) Authorize Staff to distribute the finalized RFP to qualified biological consultants.
Action Taken: Adopted staff recommendation; staff to inquire of the two major
landowners in the area re: contributing to the cost o f this plan and recommend any other funding devices possible.
16. Appointment of Councilmembers to Committees and Organizations. (Purcell)
Recommendation: Select Council delegates and alternates to the various committees and organizations.
Action Taken: Continued to January 7, 1996; Mayor/Mayor Pro Tem to be
representatives to Sanitation District and City Selection Committee.
ORAL CITY COUNCIL REPORTS: (This section designated to oral reports from councilmembers who wish/need to report on Council assignments.)
City Council Reports: Meeting with County re: payback - Disseminate County
information to the liened property owners in the slide area.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: (This section of the agenda is for audience comments on items NOT on the City Council, each speaker is limited to three minutes.)
ADJOURNMENT: Adjourned at 10:00 P.M.