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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
NOVEMBER 18, 1997
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
6:45 P.M. CLOSED SESSION - SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT
7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION
CALL TO ORDER:
FLAG SALUTE: NEXT RESOL. NO. 97-96
NEXT ORD. NO. 329
CEREMONIAL EVENT: (1) Presentation of a City tile to departing City employee Rick Otto, Assistant to the City Manager. (2) Presentation of the book "A Special Place" by photographer Mary Donovan and associate Ted Bruinsma.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:
1. Minutes of October 21, 1997. (Purcell)
Recommendation: Approve the minutes.
02. Appointment of members to the Abalone Cove Landslide Abatement District and the Klondike Canyon Landslide Abatement District. (Purcell)
Recommendation: (1) Abalone Cove Landslide Abatement District: Appoint Robert G. Douglas, Mary V. Sheridan, and David C. Whitmore for a term of four years each until September, 2001 and, (2) Klondike Canyon Landslide Abatement District: Appoint Gail N. Lovrich and Michael C. Walker for a term of four years each until September, 2001.
3. Gifts for Parks. (Rosenfeld)
Recommendation: Accept the Gifts for Parks donations from Christine Mei, Karen Shimabukuro, Barbara Hickman, Betty Yates, Kwon Ja Kim and Gloria Luhrs and direct staff to prepare letters expressing the Council's appreciation for these donations.
4. Transfer of funds from the landscaping and lighting reserve to the Capital Improvement Fund. (Allison)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. NO. 97-96 AMENDING RESOL. NO. 97-44, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 1997-98, TO TRANSFER $15,000 FROM THE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING DISTRICT RESERVE TO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND.
5. Notice of completion for the Portuguese Canyon Erosion Control Project. (McBride)
Recommendation: (1) Accept the work as complete; (2) Authorize the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder and to notify the surety company to exonerate the payment and performance bonds if no claims are filed within 35 days after recordation; and (3) Authorize the Finance Director to release the 10% retention payment 35 days after said recordation, contingent upon no claims being filed and the contractor posting an acceptable warranty bond.
6. Film Permit Fee Review. (Park)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. NO. 97-97 ESTABLISHING REVISED FILM PERMIT FEES PURSUANT TO THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE, SECTION 89.16.050.
7. Register of Demands. (McLean)
Recommendation: Adopt Resol. No. 97-98 ALLOWING CERTAIN CLAIMS AND DEMANDS AND SPECIFYING FUNDS FROM WHICH THE SAME ARE TO BE PAID.
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8. Vacation of a Sewer easement over a portion of Lot 8, Tract 20856, located at 30764 Tarapaca Road. (Allison)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. NO. 97-99 CONDITIONALLY VACATING THE CITY'S INTEREST IN A PORTION OF A SEWER EASEMENT OVER LOT 8 OF TRACT NO. 20856, LOCATED AT 30764 TARAPACA ROAD.
9. Appeal of Height Variation No. 750 Revision "C" and Variance No. 350 Revision "B". Appellants: Concerned Bendigo Neighbors. Applicants: Earl & Sharon Gantz. Location: 3558 Bendigo Drive.
Recommendation: Deny the appeal thereby upholding the Planning Commission's approval of Height Variation No. 750 - Revision "C" for the additional existing square footage that has been added to the second story addition and completion of the garage, subject to conditions, and Variance No. 350 - Revision "B" for the existing garage to encroach an additional 9 inches into the required 20 foot front yard setback area for a minimum setback of 13 feet 6 inches.
10. Urgency Ordinance No. U - Expanded Replacement Foliage Provisions for the City's View Restoration Process. (Rojas)
Recommendation: (1) ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. __U, THEREBY ADOPTING AN URGENCY ORDINANCE EXPANDING THE REPLACEMENT FOLIAGE PROVISIONS OF THE CITY'S VIEW RESTORATION PROCESS CONTAINED IN SECTION 17.02.040 OF THE CITY'S MUNICIPAL CODE.
11. Abalone Cove Assessment District Bond Restructuring. (McLean)
Recommendation: (1) Adopt Resolution No. 97-101 MAKING DETERMINATIONS WITH RESPECT TO PAYMENT BY THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF ALL OR PART OF THE COST OF THE INSTALLATION AND CONSTRUCTION OF LANDSLIDE ABATEMENT IMPROVEMENTS AND APPROVING THE RETURN TO LOS ANGELES COUNTY OF $1 MILLION OF BOND PROCEEDS. (2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 97-102 APPROVING THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY, PROJECT AREA NO. 1, TAX ALLOCATION BOND, ISSUE OF 1997. (3) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 97-103 AUTHORIZING A LOAN AGREEMENT WITH THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY IN CONNECTION WITH THE AGENCY'S PROJECT AREA NO. (4) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 97-104 AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO A LOAN AGREEMENT WITH THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY IN CONNECTION WITH THE AGENCY'S PROJECT AREA NO. 1. (5) ADOPT RESOL. NO. 97-105 AMENDING RESOL. NO. 97-55, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 1997-98, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY'S GENERAL FUND FOR A LOAN TO THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY'S PROJECT AREA NO. 1.
12. Five Year Capital Improvement Program. (Carryover from November 5.) (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.
13. Development of Lower Hesse Park. (Rosenfeld)
Recommendation: After review and consideration, provide direction to staff for the development of Lower Hesse Park.
14. Fiscal Year 1996-97 Financial Audit. (McLean)
Recommendation: After review, receive and file the 1996-97 Comprehensive annual Financial Report of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and the accompanying audit management letter.
15. Request for modifications of permit conditions at 30 Narcissa Drive. (Evans)
Recommendation: Direct staff to: (1) Prepare legal descriptions, title report and appraisals for a drainage easement across the property at 2 Figtree Road and make a formal offer to the property owner for the purchase of the easement. (2) Sustain the requirement for installing a sewage holding tank to serve the home at 30 Narcissa Drive until a sewer system can be installed. (3) Deny the request to remove the requirement of building a retaining wall as part of the slope stability requirement for the remodeled home at 30 Narcissa Drive, unless a suitable alternative is approved by the City Revieweing Geologist.
16. Pt. Vicente Interpretive Center Expansion. (Evans)
Recommendation: (1) Approve the preliminary site plan, building floor plan and building elevation and direct staff to proceed with construction plans. (2) Amend the agreement with Ron Yeo, FAIA Architect, Inc. to include additional services and increased fees; and (3) Amend the agreement with Merit Engineering to provide the design of drainage facilities for a fee of $9,000.
17. Equestrian Committee Draft Policies. (Rojas)
Recommendation: Review and approve the draft Equestrian Committee Policies.
18. Appointment of members to the Miraleste and Ridgecrest Recreation and Park Districts. (Purcell)
Recommendation: Make the following appointments: (1) Ridgecrest Recreation & Park District: Appoint three members for a four year term of office until December, 2001; and, (2) Miraleste Recreation & Park District: Appoint James Spray and Devlon Mailn to a four year term of office ending December, 2001, and three members to a two year term of office ending December, 1999.
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