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1. Disorderly, contemptuous or insolent behavior toward the Council or any member thereof, tending to interrupt the due and orderly course of said meeting.
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4. Any other unlawful interference with the due and orderly course of the meeting.
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
DECEMBER 15, 1998
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION
CALL TO ORDER:
NEXT RESOL. NO. 98-104
NEXT ORD. NO. 343
CEREMONIAL EVENT: (1) Presentation of proclamation to immediate past Mayor Ferraro from Supervisor Don Knabe's Office. (2) Announcement by City Councilmember Ken Blackwood of the City of Lomita concerning the Lomita Railroad Museum.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:
1. Minutes of November 4 and 17 Regular Meetings, and November 30 Adjourned Regular Meeting. (Purcell)
Recommendation: Approve the minutes.
2. Request for Cities to Join Amicus Brief in Support of the City of Rialto in Bernard Long, et al. v. City of Rialto, et al. (Evans)
Recommendation: Approve joining as amicus in the League of California Cities brief in support of the City of Rialto in Bernard Long, et al. v. City of Rialto, et al.
3. Notice of Completion for Ladera Linda Playground Improvement. (Hillstead)
Recommendation: 1. Accept the work as completed. 2. Authorize the City Clerk to record a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder; and if no claims are filed 35 days after recordation, and upon the contractor posting an acceptable warranty bond, notify the surety company of the exoneration of the Payment and Performance Bonds. 3. Authorize the Finance Director to release the 10% retention payment 35 days after recordation of the Notice contingent upon no claims being filed on the project, and the contractor posting an acceptable warranty bond.
4. Professional Services Agreement for annual engineer's report for the Citywide Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District. (Allison)
Recommendation: 1. Award a professional services contract to Harris and Associates for preparation of the Engineer's Report for the Citywide Landscaping and Lighting District, for a not to exceed amount of $7,000. 2. Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute a professional services agreement with Harris and Associates.
5. October 1998 Treasurer's Report. (McLean)
Recommendation: Order received and filed the October 1998 Treasurer's Report and its component units (i.e. Redevelopment Agency and Improvement Authority).
6. Amendment to Extend Existing Contracts for Nonexclusive Commercial Refuse Collection and Disposal Services Agreement. (Ramezani)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute Amendment Number Four to the Agreements for Nonexclusive Commercial Refuse Collection and Disposal Services with Ace Roll-Off Rubbish Service, Inc., Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI), EDCO Disposal Corporation (dba Park Disposal), Ivy Rubbish Disposal, S&H Disposal Company, Waste Management Inc.-Los Angeles District, and Consolidated Disposal Service, LLC.; Amendment No. 3 with HMD Waste; Amendment No. 2 with OK Disposal Service, Inc., and Amendment No. 1 with Easy Roll off Services and L&S Disposal to extend the nonexclusive franchises through December 31, 1999.
7. Claim against the City by Nationwide Insurance Enterprise. (Purcell)
Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct the City Clerk to inform the claimant.
8. Notification of appointment of George Picciotto to the Miraleste Recreation & Park District Board of Directors. (Purcell)
Recommendation: Order report received and filed.
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. Review of the Development Agreement and Final Map for Tract No. 46628 (Oceanfront Estates - Location: Palos Verdes Drive West Near Hawthorne Blvd.) [Applicant: RPV Associates LLC]. (Fox)
Recommendation: Continue this item to the City Council Meeting of January 5, 1999.
11. Proposed 1999-2000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program . (Huey)
Recommendation: 1. Conduct a public hearing to receive citizen input on the proposed 1999-2000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. 2. Approve the proposed CDBG projects and budget. 3. Authorize the Acting Director of Public Works to execute agreements for CDBG projects with the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission.
12. Lower Hesse Park Trails Project. (Allison)
Recommendation: 1. Consider restoring the Sand Volleyball Court to the Lower Hesse Park Trails Project; and, if required, 2. Adopt Resol. No. 98- amending Resol. No. 98-47, the Budget Appropriation for Fiscal Year 1998-99 for a budget adjustment to the City's Capital Improvement Project Fund.
13. View Restoration and Preservation Program Costs. (Evans)
Recommendation: Review the cost of the current view restoration and preservation program and consider program changes which may reduce costs.
14. January 1999 Council Meeting Schedule. (Evans)
Recommendation: Schedule City Council meetings on the normal meeting dates of Tuesday, January 5 and Tuesday, January 19, 1999.
15. Adoption of Home Improvement Program Guidelines. (Huey)
Recommendation: Adopt Home Improvement Program guidelines for eligible low and moderate income residents as a part of the City's 1998-99 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.
16. Proposal to Prepare a Two-Year Budget. (Petru)
RECOMMENDATION: Direct Staff to prepare an amendment to the Municipal Code allowing for the preparation of a two-year budget, with the intent of implementing the program starting in FY 1999-2000.
17. City Council committee assignments. (Park)
Recommendation: Appoint Councilmembers to the various committees and organizations for 1999.
18. Selection of Committee & Commission Chairs. (Purcell)
Recommendation: Make the selection of committee and commission chairs for the year 1999 or until successors are chosen.
19. Lower Hesse Park Trails Funding Shortfall. (Allison)
Recommendation: Adopt Resol. No. 98- amending Resol. No. 98-47, the Budget Appropriation for Fiscal Year 1998-99, for a budget adjustment to the City's Capital Improvement Project Fund.
20. Notice of Completion for Fiscal Year 1997-98 Sidewalk Repair Program. (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1. Approve Change Order Number 4 which approves expenditures in excess of the amount authorized by the City Council. 2. Accept the work as completed. 3. Authorize the City Clerk to record a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder, and if no claims are filed 35 days after recordation, and upon the contractor posting an acceptable security, notify the surety company to exonerate the Payment and Performance Bonds; and, 4. Authorize the Finance Director to release retention 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion, contingent upon no claims being filed, and the contractor posting acceptable security.
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.