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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1997
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
6:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION. See attached Brown Act checklist.
7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION
CALL TO ORDER:
FLAG SALUTE: NEXT RESOL. NO. 97-93
NEXT ORD. NO. 329
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:
1. Waiver of Motion to waive full reading of ordinances presented at this meeting. Recommendation: Adopt 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. Ordinance No. 327 - Processing of Development Agreements. (Petru)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 327 - An ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES REGARDING THE PROCESSING OF DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE. (This ordinance was Introduced at the October 21 City Council meeting.)
3. Ordinance No. 328 - Approving a Development Agreement with the Developer of the Ocean Trails Project. (Petru)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 328 - AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES APPROVING A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE DEVELOPER OF THE OCEAN TRAILS PROJECT. (This Ordinance was INTRODUCED at the October 23 City Council meeting.)
4. Minutes of October 23, 1997. (Purcell)
Recommendation: Approve the minutes.
5. Professional Services Agreement for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Clean Water Act Implementation FY1997-98. (Ramezani)
Recommendation: (1) Award a professional services contract to John L. Hunter and Associates for FY 1997-98 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Clean Water Act Implementation for a not-to-exceed amount of $19,680 for specific services and up to $10,000 for unspecified services based on time and materials; and (2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an agreement with John L. Hunter & Associates.
6. Professional Services agreement for geotechnical engineering and on-call soil testing services. (Allison)
Recommendation: (1) Award a professional services contract to the LKR Group for Geotechnical Engineering Services and On-Call Soil Testing Services for a not-to-exceed amount of $10,000. (2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an agreement with the LKR Group.
7. Request from Waste Management of Los Angeles to add a regular once-a-week curbside rate to its existing single-family refuse and recycling agreement. (Ramezani)
Recommendation: (1) Approve Waste Management's request for a regular once-a-week curbside rate of $13.40 per month for Hilltop Circle residents. (2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an amendment to the agreement.
8. Health Insurance Contributions. (Otto)
Recommendation: Adopt Resol. No. 97- amending the City's Contribution Rates for Employee Benefit Premiums for Active Full Time Employees and Active City Council Persons for the Calendar Year 1998.
9. Abalone Cove County Assessment District Bond Restructuring. (Bussey)
Recommendation: Reconfirm approval of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, the Rancho Palos Verdes Redevelopment Agency and the County of Los Angeles, and direct staff to substitute the County approved MOU for that version previously approved by the Agency at your October 21, 1997 Board meeting.
10. Resol. No. 97- Register of Demands. (McLean)
Recommendation: Adopt Resol. No. 97- .
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11. Appeal of Height Variation No. 826. Applicants: Mr. & Mrs. Les Kispal. Location: 7460 Alida Place. Appellants: Ms. Botello, Mr. Knapp, Mr. Tjon & Mr. Naumovski. (Pfost)
Recommendation: Adopt Resol. No. 97- Denying the Appeal and Thereby Upholding the Planning Commission's Approval of Height Variation No. 842, Subject to Conditions.
12. Appeal of View Restoration Permit No. 45. Applicant: Dr. & Mrs. John Chou. Foliage Owner: Mr. & Mrs. Ralf Bremsner. (Ursu)
Recommendation: Adopt Resol. No. 97- Upholding the View Restoration Commission's approval of View Restoration Permit No. 45.
13. Use of Federal and State Funding for Supplemental Law Enforcement Services. (Purcell)
Recommendation: Approve the continuation of the existing Special Assignment Officer (SAO) and authorize the hiring of an additional SAO using certain Federal and State Funding.
14. Waiver of case processing fee for View Restoration Permit No. 48. Applicants: Mr. & Mrs. Nick Papadakis. (Continued from October 21st.) (Nelson)
Recommendation: Deny the applicants' request to waive the case processing fee for View Restoration Permit No. 48 involving the Mira Catalina Elementary School.
15. Potentially dangerous dog determination - appeal request. (Park)
Recommendation: Direct staff to schedule the appeal for a City Council hearing at a date and time of Council's choice.
16. Follow-up review of directives from the Joint City Council/View Restoration Commission workshop on the implementation of the City's View Restoration Ordinance (Proposition M). (Rojas)
Recommendation: Review the summary of direction provided to Staff by the Council at the September 16 Joint City Council/View Restoration Commission Workshop and provide staff with any additional direction.
17. Five Year Capital Improvement Program. (Evans)
Recommendation: Receive the proposed Five Year Capital Improvement Program for the period 1997-2003 and refer it to a workshop session at a date determined by the City Council; or, if the Plan is acceptable in its current form, the Council may choose to refer it directly to the Planning Commission for a General Plan consistency determination.
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: Hunt, et al vs. City of RPV
Names of Parties or Names of Claimants
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hunt
Initiation of Litigation:
G.C. 54956.9 (c)
Two potential code enforcement cases.
The City is considering whether to file litigation regarding a view restoration matter and conducting code enforcement at 60 Narcissa Drive (regarding alteration of a drainage course).