TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS
DATE: AUGUST 6, 2002
SUBJECT: ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR BRUSH CLEARANCE/WEED
- Adopt Resolution 2002-___, a resolution of the City
Council of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, amending Resolution 2002-45,
the budget appropriation for fiscal year 2002-03, for a budget adjustment
to the City’s General Fund.
- Authorize the Director of Public Works to expend an
additional $21,500 for maintenance services for brush clearance/weed
abatement in accordance with County Fire Codes.
Each year the City must clear vegetation from its inventory
of vacant property in accordance with County Fire Codes. Work has been
completed at all locations that have traditionally been cleared. The County
of Los Angeles recently notified the City of three additional city properties
that have traditionally not been cleared, need to be cleared. The County
received complaints from nearby properties regarding these three properties.
The additional properties are as follows:
- A natural canyon along the easterly boundary of the
Forrestal Open Space. The area must be cleared of brush that is adjacent
to properties along Pirate Drive and Phantom Drive.
- An open space lot along Martingale Drive. Clearance
is now required on this property because an adjacent property, which
had previously been vacant, has recently been developed.
- An area along Dauntless Drive.
When the County brought these properties to our attention,
they also provided us with an estimate for the County to perform the work.
Their estimate is $21,600. The adopted budget does not have adequate funds
to complete this additional work. Based on current fire codes, this additional
work must be performed.
The City has little discretion as to whether the additional
work is performed, however, we do have discretion as to who performs the
work. Staff believes that the estimate from the County is high, and that
we can likely have the work completed by one of our maintenance contractors
at a more reasonable price. Staff has not yet received a proposal from
our maintenance contractors for this work. Given that this is an important
and urgent matter, staff did not delay the process until that proposal
was received. If the recommended actions are adopted, staff intends to
award the work based upon the best combination of price and schedule.
Adopting the staff recommendation will provide funding,
and allow the City to move forward with needed brush clearance/weed abatement
required by the County Fire Code.
The Adopted FY 02 – 03 Budget includes $11,900 for brush
clearance/weed clearance purposes. Adopting the staff recommendation will
result in the expenditure of up to an additional $21,050 of General Fund
monies. The additional costs become an annual expense. The FY 02 - 03
projected ending General Fund Balance is $6,801,303.
Dean E. Allison
Director of Public Works
Les Evans, City Manager
Attachments:Resolution 2002 – July
17, 2002 Notification from the County of Los Angeles
RESOLUTION NO. 2002-
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF
THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS
VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2002-45,
THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION
FOR FISCAL YEAR 2002-03, FOR A BUDGET
ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY’S GENERAL FUND – PARKS AND TRAILS MAINTENANCE
WHEREAS, Section 3.32 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal
Code provides that all expenditures in excess of budgeted allocations
must be by supplemental appropriation of the City Council; and
WHEREAS, on June 12, 2002, the City Council of the City
of Rancho Palos Verdes adopted Resolution 2002-45, approving a spending
plan and authorizing a budget appropriation for the 2002-03 fiscal year;
WHEREAS, it is necessary for the City to allocate additional
funds for maintenance services for brush clearance/weed abatement in accordance
with County Fire codes; and
WHEREAS, a budget increase in the General Fund – Parks
and Trails Maintenance is necessary to authorize the expenditure of additional
funds for maintenance services.
BE IT, THEREFORE, RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES:
The following adjustment be made to the General Fund –
Parks and Trails Maintenance budget:
General Fund001-341-30Maintenance Services$21,500
PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED THE 6th DAY OF August, 2002.
Resolution No. 2002-
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State of California)
County of Los Angeles)ss
City of Rancho Palos Verdes)
I, JO PURCELL, City Clerk of The City of Rancho Palos
Verdes, hereby certify that the above Resolution No. 2002- was duly and
regularly passed and adopted by the said City Council at regular meeting
thereof held on August 6, 2002.