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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1999
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
6:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION: see attached Brown Act Checklist for details.
7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION
CALL TO ORDER:
NEXT RESOL. NO. 99-90
NEXT ORD. NO. 354
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:
1. Motion to waive full reading.
Recommendation: Adopt a motion to waive reading in full of all ordinances presented at this meeting with consent of the waiver of reading deemed to be given by all council members after the reading of the title.
2. Minutes of December 7, 1999. (Purcell)
Recommendation: Approve the minutes.
3. Claim Against the City by Louis L. Diaferio. (Purcell)
Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct the City Clerk to notify the claimant.
4. Claim Against the City by Southern California Edison. (Purcell)
Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct the City Clerk to notify the claimant.
5. Amendment to Contracts for Non-Exclusive Commercial Refuse Collection Disposal Services Agreement. (Ramezani)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute Amendment Number Five to the Agreements for Non-exclusive Commercial Refuse Collection and Disposal Services with Ace Roll-Off Rubbish Services, Inc., Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI), Consolidated Disposal Services, LLC, EDCO Disposal Corporation, Ivy Rubbish Disposal, S & H Disposal Company, and Waste Management of Los Angeles; Amendment Number Four with HMD Waste Company, Amendment Number Three with OK Rubbish Service Company, and Amendment Number Two with Easy Roll Off Services and L & S Disposal Services; and Amendment Number One with Integrated Waste Industries, Inc., CA Waste Services, Inc. and Metropolitan Waste Disposal to extend the non-exclusive franchises through December 31, 2000.
6. No Stopping Zones – Portions of Silver Spur and Hawthorne Boulevard. (Allison)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION 99 - ___ A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL ESTABLISHING NO STOPPING ZONES ALONG A PORTION OF SILVER SPUR ROAD, AND A PORTION OF HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD.
7. Palos Verdes Drive East Median Landscape Improvement. (Hillstead)
Recommendation: (1) Award the contract for Palos Verdes Drive East Median Landscape Improvements to S & M Landscape, Inc. for an amount not to exceed $54,616.00; plus authorize staff to spend an additional $5,461.00 for contingencies. (2) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the contract on behalf of the City.
8. Register of Demands. (McLean)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. NO. 99-__, 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. Code Amendment No. 44 – A City-initiated proposal to amend the Rancho Palos Verdes Development Code to establish a discretionary review and permit process for the operation of equestrian facilities and programs by registered 501(C)(3) non-profit organizations. (Continued from December 7th) (Fox)
Recommendation: INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___ ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 17.46 (EQUESTRIAN OVERLAY (Q) DISTRICT), CHAPTER 17.76 (MISCELLANEOUS PERMITS AND STANDARDS) AND CHAPTER 17.78 (MISCELLANEOUS) OF TITLE 17 OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE.
10. Code Amendment No. 46 – A City-initiated proposal to amend the Rancho Palos Verdes Development Code to revise the maximum structure size provisions for all single-family residential lots created prior to and after cityhood. (Continued from December 7th) (Mihranian)
Recommendation: INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. 99-__, A CITY-INITIATED PROPOSAL TO AMEND CHAPTER 17.02 (SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS), CHAPTER 17.48 (DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS), AND CHAPTER 1796 (DEFINITIONS) OF TITLE 17 OF THE CITY’S MUNICPAL CODE.
11. Proposed 2000-2001 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program (Huey)
Recommendation: (1) Approve the proposed CDBG projects and budget. (2) Authorize the Director of Public Works to executive agreements for CDBG projects with the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission.
12. Award Professional Services Contract for Palos Verdes Drive South. (Doyle)
Recommendation: (1) Award a professional services contract to Merit Civil Engineering, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $46,540 for professional design engineering services for the rehabilitation of Palos Verdes Drive South from Peppertree Road to 1500 feet west of Schooner Drive, and authorize the expenditure of an additional $3,460 for possible extra services for a total expenditure authorization of $50,000. (2) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute a Professional Services Agreement with Merit Civil Engineering, Inc.
13. Residential Solid Waste Contract for Area One with USA Waste of California, Inc., d.b.a. Waste Management of Los Angeles. (Ramezani)
Recommendation: (1) Award an exclusive residential solid waste service contract for Area One to USA Waste of California, Inc., d.b.a. Waste Management of Los Angeles. (2) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute an agreement for Area One with USA Waste of California, Inc., d.b.a. Waste Management of Los Angeles.
14. Residential Solid Waste Contract for Area Two with Ivy Rubbish Disposal. (Ramezani)
Recommendation: (1) Award an exclusive residential solid waste service contract for Area Two to Ivy Rubbish Disposal. (2) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute an agreement with Ivy Rubbish Disposal.
15. Termination of the Construction Contract for the expansion of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. (Allison)
Recommendation: (1) Approve a Settlement Agreement with BF Construction Inc., regarding the termination of a construction contract for the expansion of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. (2) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute an agreement with BF Construction.
16. Building and Safety Services Request for Proposals. (Petru)
Recommendation: Direct staff to prepare and issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals from consulting firms interested in providing building and safety services for the City.
17. Speed Hump Markings Along Basswood Avenue. (Allison)
Recommendation: Provide staff with direction regarding the proposed pavement markings to be installed along Basswood Avenue as part of the installation of speed humps.
18. Workshop Issues for the Year 2000. (Evans)
Recommendation: Identify issues that the City Council should discuss in workshop sessions and set dates for those workshops.
19. Staffing during Holiday Break. (Petru)
Recommendation: Provide staff with direction regarding whether minimal staffing should be provided at City Hall during the Winter Break.
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 Code Sections)
CONCERENCE 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: Echeveratta vs. City of Rancho Palos Verdes
A case involving removal of foliage to restore a view.
Name of Case: People of the State of California vs. Kunkle, Tober,
Safarian, Matsuura, Leitner, Melara, and Shorr
Case No. or Claim No. LASC Case Numbers: 4C 032955, YC 032957,
YC 032952, YC 032953, YC 032956, YC 032950, and
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL
Initiation of Litigation:
G.C. 54956.9(c) Number of Potential Cases: One
The City Council is meeting to determine whether to participate in the lawsuit that was filed by the City of El Segundo against the City of Los Angeles (Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No. BC 2220609)