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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
SEPTEMBER 2, 1997
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
6:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION. See attached Brown Act List.
7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION
CALL TO ORDER:
FLAG SALUTE: NEXT RESOL. NO. 97-78
NEXT ORD. NO. 326
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:
1. Minutes of August 19, 1997. (Purcell)
Recommendation: Approve the minutes.
2. Portuguese Canyon Grading/Drainage Improvements, award of Construction Contract. (Schlesinger)
Recommendation: 1. Award a contract for the construction of Grading/Drainage Improvements for Portuguese Canyon to Hardy & Harper, Inc. for a total amount of $67,950; and, authorize staff to spend up to an additional $6,795 for contingencies for a total authorization of $74,745. 2. Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute a contract with Hardy & Harper.
3. Notice of Completion of Sidewalk Repair Program for Fiscal Year 1996-97. (Evans)
Recommendation: 1. Approve Change Order No. 3 which exceeded the authorized project budget bvy $3,929.52; 2. Accept the work as complete; 3. Authorize the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder and notify the Surety Company to exonerate the payment and performance bonds if no claims have been filed within 35 days after recordation and upon the contractor posting an acceptable security; and, 4. Authorize the Finance Director to release the retention 35 days after the recordation of the Notice, also contingent upon no claims being filed and the contractor posting acceptable security.
4. Transfer of funds from the Proposition "C" fund to the Street Maintenance (Gas Tax) Fund. (Evans)
Recommendation: Adopt Resol. No. 97- amending Resol. No. 96-37, the budget appropriation for fiscal year 1996-97 to transfer $19,770 from the Proposition "C" fund to the Street Maintenance Fund.
5. Budget Adjustment for LLESS/COP'S Fund. (McLean)
Recommendation: Adopt Resol. No. 97- a budget appropriation increase for the City's LLESS/COPS fund in the amount of $18,500.
6. Resol. No. 97- Register of Demands. (McLean)
Recommendation: Adopt Resol. No. 97- .
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7. Execution of a Cooperative Agreement to receive federal funding for the Palos Verdes Peninsula Subarea Natural Communities Conservation Plan (NCCP). (Rojas)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to sign a Cooperative Agreement between the City and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to receive $75,000 in federal funding assistance for development of the Palos Verdes Peninsula NCCP.
8. Natural Community Conservation Planning (NCCP) Project Contract Amendment for Phase 1 of the NCCP Subarea Plan. (Rojas)
Recommendation: Authorize the City Manager to execute an amendment to the current professional services agreement with Ogden Environmental and Energy Services Company, Inc. for additional tasks necessary for completion of Phase 1 of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Subarea NCCP
9. Consideration of City Council review of Planning Commission action approving grading Permit No. 1933 for a new, Single-family residence at 307634 Tarapaca Road. (Fox)
Recommendation: Determine if the Planning Commission action approving this grading permit should be reviewed by the City Council.
ORAL CITY COUNCIL REPORTS: (This section designated to oral reports from councilmembers who wish/need to report on Council assignments.)
PUBLIC COMMENTS: (This section of the agenda is for audience comments on items NOT on the agenda; each speaker is limited to three minutes.)
ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to a time and place certain only if you wish to meet prior to the next regular meeting.
CLOSED SESSION AGENDA CHECKLIST
Based on Government Code Section 54954.5
(All Statutory References are to California Government
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL
The City Council/Agency finds, based on advice from legal counsel, that discussion in open session will prejudice the position of the local agency in the litigation.
Name of Case: Earl & Sharon Gantz vs. City of Rancho Palos Verdes
Names of Parties or Names of Claimants: Earl & Sharon Gantz
Case No. or Claim No. BC115045
Name of Case: Claim filed on August 14, 1997 - Plaintiffs in the Consolidated Law suits entitled Horan v. Los Angeles County Flood Control District, et al., Case No. C294752 and C327256, and William Griffin, an individual taxpayer residing in Abalone Cove, all plaintiffs referred to as "Horan Litigants."
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL
Initiation of Litigation:
(Number of Potential Cases)
(State Underlying Facts and Circumstances)
The City Council is meeting to consider whether to obtain an inspection warrant and whether to file a nuisance abatement action regarding illegal grading and deposit of fill on a residential property which allegedly affects a neighboring property.