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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
JULY 21, 1998
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION
CALL TO ORDER:
NEXT RESOL. NO. 98-67
NEXT ORD. NO. 339
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:
1. Minutes of July 7, 1998. (Purcell)
Recommendation: Approve the minutes.
2. Peninsula Fire/Disaster Preparedness Forum. (Evans)
Recommendation: Approve City joint sponsorship of the proposed Peninsula Fire/Disaster Forum and authorize an expenditure of up to $500 of City promotional funds for our share of the cost of such event.
3. Acceptance of Donation of Trash Receptacles for City Parks. (Allison)
Recommendation: Accept the donation of five trash receptacles from the Donahue Schriber Realty Group, and authorize the Mayor to send a letter expressing the Council's appreciation.
4. Gifts for Parks. (Rosenfeld)
Recommendation: Accept the Gifts for Parks donations for the REACH program, Ladera Linda's Discovery Room, Point Vicente Interpretive Center, and the July 4th Celebration, and direct staff to prepare letters for the Mayor's signature expressing the Council's thanks and appreciation.
5. Award of Contract for the FY 1997-98 Sidewalk Repair Program. (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1. Award a contract to Impact Devco in the amount of $90,307.50 and authorize staff to spend up to $4,692.50 contingency for a total of $95,000.00 for the FY 1997-98 Sidewalk Repair Program; 2. Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute agreement for same.
6. Geotechnical Services for the Scenic Turnouts Project. (Allison)
Recommendation: 1. Award a Professional Services Agreement to Rybak Geotechnical, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $4,700.00, for geotechnical services to construct two scenic turnouts along Palos Verdes Drive West and South. 2. Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an agreement for same.
7. Commercial Refuse and Collection Agreement with L & S Disposal. (Ramezani)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute a Nonexclusive Franchise Agreement for Commercial Refuse Collection and Disposal Services with L & S Disposal to be effective through December 31, 1998.
8. Refund of the Case Processing Fee for View Restoration Permit No. 48 (Papadakis, 3228 Parkhurst Drive). (Nelson)
Recommendation: Approve the applicant's request to refund the case processing fee for View Restoration Permit No. 48, involving the Mira Catalina Elementary School.
9. 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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10. Sidewalk Repair Program Delinquent Accounts. (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1. Receive, confirm and file the July 7, 1998 Report of Repairs and Costs from the Superintendent of Streets regarding delinquent accounts; 2. Conduct a public hearing to consider the delinquent accounts for sidewalk repair; and, 3. Adopt Resolution 98- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ORDERING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS, THE PLACEMENT OF LIENS ON REAL PROPERTY AND THE PLACEMENT OF CHARGES ON THE REAL PROPERTY TAX BILL FOR COLLECTION OF UNPAID SIDEWALK REPAIR ASSESSMENTS.
11. Abalone Cove Beach Improvement Project. (McBride)
Recommendation: 1. Approve a design concept for the Abalone Cove Beach Project. 2. Authorize staff to solicit proposals for professional services to implement the project.
12. Agreement for Legal Services - Richards, Watson & Gershon. (Evans)
Recommendation: Approve the Agreement of Legal Services between the City and Richards, Watson & Gershon and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an agreement for same.
13. City Travel Policy Revision. (Evans)
Recommendation: Adopt revised City Council Policy Number 16: Travel and Meetings.
14. 1998 Electric Utility Proposition. (McTaggart)
Recommendation: Discuss the information and sample resolution received from Southern California Edison in reference to Proposition 9.
15. Oral Report from Scott Gobble, So. California Edison Co. Area Manager, on Edison's Raptor Protection Program.
16. Reconsideration of Position on AB1776(McClintock) - Repeal of Vehicle License Fees. (McTaggart)
Recommendation: Review and discuss California Contract Cities correspondence, resolution and Legislative Alert bulletin opposing AB1776, SB2001, and SB 1723 to possibly reconsider the Council's position in reference to legislation regarding the repeal of the Vehicle License Fee.
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.