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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 1998
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:
NEXT RESOL. NO. 98-45
NEXT ORD. NO. 339
CEREMONIAL EVENT: RECOGNITION OF SCOTT DAVIS AND BARRY NELSON FOR THEIR VOLUNTEER WORK FOR THE CITY.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:
1. Minutes of May 19, 1998. (Purcell)
Recommendation: Approve the minutes.
2. Traffic Engineering Services for FY 1998-99. (Allison)
Recommendation: 1. Award a professional services contract to Willdan Associates, Inc., for a not to exceed amount of $43,000 for Traffic Engineering Services for FY 1998-99. 2. Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a professional services contract for same.
3. Professional Services Agreement - Community Development Block Grant Administration. (Huey)
Recommendation: Approve a professional services agreement with Diana Cho and Associates to administer the Community Development Block Grant program for a not-to-exceed amount of $20,000 for FY 1998-99 and for a not-to-exceed amount of $20,000 for FY 1999-00, and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an agreement for same.
4. Renewal of Professional Services for Engineering, Contract Administration and Survey. (Evans)
Recommendation: 1. Authorize the continued utilization of existing Professional Services Agreements as follows: a. Charles Abbott Associates in the amount of $15,000 for plan checking services. b. Merit Civil Engineering, Inc. in the amount of $15,000 for drafting services. c. Willdan Associates in the amount of $15,000 for inspection services and in the amount of $15,000 for street design services. d. Kelsoe & Associates, Inc. in the amount of $15,000 for surveying services. e. SA Associates in the amount of $15,000 for drafting and inspection services. f. John M. Cruickshank in the amount of $5000 for drafting services. g. Robert Bein, William Frost & Associates in the amount of $20,000 for street design services and in the amount of $15,000 for drainage design services 2. Continue the existing Professional Service Agreements in Fiscal Year 1998-99 with increases/decreases in the contract amounts as follows: a. Merit Civil Engineering in the amount of $20,000 rather than $30,000 for contract administration services. b. Shirley Bennett in the amount of $20,000 rather than $15,000 for landscape/arborist inspections. c. Jon David Cicchetti in the amount of $20,000 rather than $15,000 for landscape/park design services. d. CBM Consulting in the amount of $20,000 rather than $15,000 for contract administration services. e. AKM in the amount of $0 rather than $20,000 for drainage design. 3. Authorize an increase in contract amounts for Fiscal Year 1997-98 for Professional Services Agreements as follows: a. Shirley Bennett from $15,000 to $20,000 for landscape/arborist inspections. b. Jon David Cicchetti from $15,000 to $28,500 for landscape and park design.
5. Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program - Cycle Six Grant Liability Agreement with the City of Redondo Beach. (Ramezani)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to sign the proposed Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program Liability Agreement with the City of Redondo Beach.
6. Annual Appropriation Limit for Fiscal Year 1998-99. (Burton)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. NO. 98- A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ESTABLISHING THE 1998-99 FISCAL YEAR APPROPRIATION LIMIT FOR THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES.
7. City Investment Policy - FY 1998-99. (McLean)
Recommendation: Adopt the FY 1998-99 investment policy for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
8. Register of Demands. (McLean)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. NO. 98- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ALLOWING CERTAIN CLAIMS AND DEMANDS AND SPECIFYING FUNDS FROM WHICH THE SAME ARE TO BE PAID.
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9. Appeal of the Planning Commission's Approval of Conditional Use Permit No. 158-Revision 'B' for Miscellaneous Architectural and Site Development Standards for Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 46628 (Subregion 1) (Rpv Associates Llc/Blackwelder, et Al.). (Fox)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 98- A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES DENYING THE APPEAL AND UPHOLDING THE PLANNING COMMISSION'S ACTION.
10. Modification to Height Variation No. 750 - Revision "C" to allow five existing skylights to be part of the approved second story addition at 3558 Bendigo Drive (Gantz). (Petru)
Recommendation: Approve five existing skylights which were not depicted on the set of plans for the second story addition approved by the City Council in December 1997.
11. View Restoration Permit No. 50 Appeal. Applicant: M/M Stephen Cangemi, 30130 Avenida Tranquila. Foliage Owners: M/M Duncan Walker, 30137 Avenida Tranquila. (Ursu)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. NO. 98 - A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AFFIRMING THE DECISION OF THE VIEW RESTORATION COMMISSION AND APPROVING VIEW RESTORATION PERMIT NO. 50 TO TRIM OR REMOVE FOLIAGE AT 30127 AND 30137 AVENIDA TRANQUILA.
12. Code Amendment No. 41 - Miscellaneous Amendments to Title 17 of the City's Municipal Code (Development Code). (Rojas)
Recommendation: INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ____ AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 17.02 (SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS), CHAPTER 17.16 (COMMERCIAL NEIGHBORHOOD DISTRICT), CHAPTER 17.20 (COMMERCIAL GENERAL), SECTION 17.76.040 (GRADING PERMITS), CHAPTER 17.80 (HEARING NOTICE AND APPEAL PROCEDURES) AND CHAPTER 17.96 (DEFINITIONS) OF THE CITY'S DEVELOPMENT CODE.
13. Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 1998-99 and Recommended Salary Range Adjustments. (Petru)
Recommendation: After conducting the public hearing on the Fiscal Year 1998-99 proposed budget and after any further additions or deletions to the proposed budget document: 1. Determine if the requested Planning Commission stipend shall be included in the FY 98-99 budget; 2. ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 98- A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES APPROVING A BUDGET APPROPRIATION AND ADOPTING THE OPERATING AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 1998-99 WHICH BEGINS ON JULY 1, 1998; AND, 3. ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 98- A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ESTABLISHING SALARY AND HOURLY RANGES FOR COMPETITIVE AND MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEE JOB CLASSIFICATIONS.
14. The Abalone Cove Beach Improvement Project. (Evans)
Recommendation: Adopt Resolution No. 98 - A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AUTHORIZING THE APPLICATION FOR $40,000 IN GRANT FUNDS FROM THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES REGIONAL PARK AND OPEN SPACE DISTRICT SPECIFIED PROJECT GRANT PROGRAM FOR THE ABALONE COVE BEACH IMPROVEMENT PROJECT.
15. View Restoration Permit No. 42 - Resolution modifying the decision of the View Restoration Commission and approving View Restoration Permit No. 42. Applicants: Krasovec, et al. Foliage Owners: Yang, et al. (Nelson)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. NO. 98- A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AFFIRMING THE VIEW RESTORATION COMMISSION'S APPROVAL OF VIEW RESTORATION PERMIT NO. 42 TO TRIM, LACE, REDUCE THE CROWN AND/OR REMOVE FOLIAGE AT 3503, 3511, AND 3519 BENDIGO DRIVE.
16. Employment Agreement with new City Manager. (Bussey)
Recommendation: Approve the proposed agreement appointing Lester G. Evans, Jr. as City Manager, effective July 1, 1998 and setting forth the conditions of employment.
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
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