Rancho Palos Verdes City Council
   

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL

FROM: DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS

DATE: JUNE 17, 2003

SUBJECT: TRACT 46628 – QUIT CLAIM DEED FOR DRAINAGE EASEMENT

RECOMMENDATION

Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute Quit Claim Deed, which transfers ownership of a certain Storm Drain Easement in Tract 46628 to the Los Angeles County Flood Control District.

BACKGROUND

In 1998, Tract Map 46628, generally know as Oceanfront Estates, was recorded. Included with the improvements of this tract were various storm drain systems.

The Los Angeles County Flood Control District will take over the maintenance of a major portion of those systems. Part of the process of transferring responsibility and maintenance is to quit claim the affected easements to the County.

The two systems that are not included in the transfer to the County are:

    1. A wetland overflow drain at the northeasterly portion of the tract.
    2. The slant drain that outlets into the ocean at the southwesterly corner of the tract.

DISCUSSION

It is advantageous to the City to transfer the subject systems to the County. This action will reduce the City’s maintenance responsibilities.

CONCLUSION

Adopting the staff recommendation will begin the process to transfer ownership of the storm drain improvements to the County

ALTERNATIVE ACTION

Direct staff to cease the transfer process.

FISCAL IMPACT

The recommended action will have a positive fiscal impact. Maintenance cost of the transferred drains will be transferred from the City to the County.

Respectfully submitted,

Dean E. Allison, Director of Public Works

Reviewed,

Les Evans, City Manager

Attachments:

Quit Claim Deed