Agenda 04/06/2004 RPV, City, Council, Meeting, 2004, Agenda, March, 04/06/2004,Minutes of March 2, 2004. (Purcell), NCCP Phase 3 Contract Amendment, Claim Against The City By Werner Meissner, FY 03 04 Arterial Slurry Program, Funding request for beverage container recycling and litter cleanup activities for Fiscal Year 2004-05, Funding request for beverage container recycling and litter cleanup activities for Fiscal Year 2004-05, Authorization for Cingular Wireless to file a Conditional Use Permit Application for a telecommunications facility at Ryan Park, Award Of Professional Services Contract For Engineering Services, Professional Services Agreement With Emergency Planning Consultants To Prepare The Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan, Change Order to Storm Drain Investigation, February 2004 Treasurer's Report, Appeal of View Restoration Permit No. 157 [Appellant: Mr. Yoshiya Watanabe, 15 Amber Sky Drive, ZON2003-00417 (16-FOOT HEIGHT CODE AMENDMENT, Appointment of chair to the Equestrian Committee., Appointment of chair to the Emergency Preparedness Committee, Border Issues Status Report, Open Space, Park and Recreation Master Plan, Request To Support Los Angeles County Public Safety And Homeland Security Sales Tax Initiative, Letter of support for the State Assembly bipartisan group, City Foundation, City Council Team Building Workshop, ONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR G.C. 54956.8, PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION, Americans with Disabilities Act,IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY AGENDA,RDA Agenda RPV City Council Meeting AAgenda 04/06/2004

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AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

APRIL 6, 2004

FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

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6:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION: SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST.

7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION

CALL TO ORDER: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2004-23

NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 404

ROLL CALL:

FLAG SALUTE:

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:

RECYCLE DRAWING:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

PUBLIC COMMENTS: (This section of the agenda is for audience comments for items NOT on the agenda.)

CITY COUNCIL ORAL REPORTS: (This section of the agenda is designated for oral reports from Council Members to report action taken at outside committee and association meetings.)

OLD BUSINESS/CITY MANAGER REPORTS:

(20min) 1. City Council agenda format and procedures for the conduct of business. (Evans)

Recommendation: Discuss the effectiveness of the new City Council agenda format and the new procedure for conduct of City Council business and receive input on the same from Council members, citizens and staff.

(2min) 2. Update of Girls’ Softball Fields. (Petru)

Recommendation: Receive and file staff’s update on the Girls Softball Fields feasibility study.

Miscellaneous Items for Action:

Continued Items for Action:

Continued Items Listed for Information Only:

NEW BUSINESS:

(5min) APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:

3. 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.

4. Minutes of March 2, 2004. (Purcell)

Recommendation: Approve the minutes.

5. NCCP Phase 3 Contract Amendment. (Rojas)

Recommendation: Approve an amendment to the contract with the City’s NCCP consultant (URS Corporation) in an amount of $27,304 for completion of the third and final phase of the City’s NCCP.

6. Claim Against The City By Werner Meissner. (Park)

Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

7. FY 03 – 04 Arterial Slurry Program. (Allison)

Recommendation: (1) Approve change order number one to an existing professional service agreement with Harris and Associates for additional services related to the FY 03 – 04 arterial slurry program; and, (2) Authorize the expenditure of up to $10,160 for this effort.

8. Funding request for beverage container recycling and litter cleanup activities for Fiscal Year 2004-05. (Ramezani)

Recommendation: (1) Authorize the submittal of the funding request to the Department of Conservation’s Division of Recycling for funding programs related to beverage container recycling and litter cleanup activities for Fiscal Year 2004-05; and (2) ADOPT RESOL. NO. 2004- AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO EXECUTE ALL NECESSARY FORMS FOR THE PURPOSE OF SECURING PAYMENTS AND IMPLEMENTING AND CARRYING OUT THE PROGRAMS.

9. Authorization for Cingular Wireless to file a Conditional Use Permit Application for a telecommunications facility at Ryan Park. (Petru)

Recommendation: Authorize the City Manager to sign a Conditional Use Permit application on behalf of the City for a telecommunications facility proposed by Cingular Wireless at Robert E. Ryan Park, thereby allowing the application to proceed through the required permit review process.

10. Award Of Professional Services Contract For Engineering Services. (McLean)

Recommendation: (1) Approve the selection of Harris & Associates for the preparation of a Preliminary Methodology and Rate Analysis for the possible formation of a storm drain user fee; and, (2) Approve the proposed professional services agreement with Harris & Associates for performing the Rate Analysis.

11. Professional Services Agreement With Emergency Planning Consultants To Prepare The Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. (Petru)

Recommendation: (1) Authorize staff to work with the Cities of Rolling Hills Estates and Rolling Hills on a multi-jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan; (2) Award a Professional Services Agreement to Emergency Planning Consultants in the amount of $8,000 to prepare the City’s portion of the Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan; and, (3) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the Agreement with Emergency Planning Consultants.

12. Change Order to Storm Drain Investigation. (Allison)

Recommendation: Approve change order number one to a contract with AKM consultants in the amount of $13,196 to provide additional engineering services to the update to the storm drain master plan.

13. February 2004 Treasurer’s Report. (McLean)

Recommendation: Receive and file the February 2004 Treasurer’s Report for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

14. Register of Demands. (McLean)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. NO. 2004-, 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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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

(5min)15. Appeal of View Restoration Permit No. 157 [Appellant: Mr. Yoshiya Watanabe, 15 Amber Sky Drive]. (Carryover from March 2nd.) (Alvarez)

Recommendation: Accept the withdrawal of the appeal, thereby letting the Planning Commission decision on View Restoration Permit No. 157 be the final decision on the matter.

(45min) 16. ZON2003-00417 (16-FOOT HEIGHT CODE AMENDMENT). (Mihranian)

Recommendation: (1) Determine whether to continue the discussion on the proposed code amendment language, as recommended by the Planning Commission, and the amendments that were introduced at the City Council meeting, until after receiving a comprehensive recommendation from the Planning Commission; and, (2)If the Council wishes to discuss the matter this meeting, review the Planning Commission’s concerns, as summarized by Staff, and provide Staff with further direction regarding specific language amendments. 

9:30 PAUSE TO CONSIDER REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(5min)17. Appointment of chair to the Equestrian Committee. (Carryover from March 16th meeting.) (Purcell)

Recommendation: Make an appointment for chair of the Equestrian Committee.

(5min)18. Appointment of chair to the Emergency Preparedness Committee. (Purcell)

Recommendation: Make an appointment for chair of the Emergency Preparedness Committee.

(5min)19. Los Angeles County West Vector Control District – City Representation. (Carryover from March 2nd.) (Purcell)

Recommendation: (1) Decide who is going to represent the City on the West Vector Control District Board of Directors for the new term of office beginning July 16, 2004, said term to run through July 16, 2006; and, (2) Direct staff to notify the District of the Council’s decision.

(5min)20. Border Issues Status Report. (Fox)

Recommendation: Review the current status of border issues, and provide direction to the City Council Committee and Staff.

(15min)21. Open Space, Park and Recreation Master Plan. (Evans)

Recommendation: (1) Receive the Open Space and Park Planning Summary Report and direct staff to post it to the website; (2) Determine whether to continue with the current Task Force or recruit new members; and (3) Set a Joint Workshop with the Task Force (or successor to the Task Force) for a date to be determined.

(5min)22. Letter of support for the State Assembly bipartisan group. (Evans)

Recommendation: Consider authorizing the Mayor to send a letter in support of the California State Assembly bipartisan group.

(5min)23. Request To Support Los Angeles County Public Safety And Homeland Security Sales Tax Initiative. (Park)

Recommendation: Consider authorizing the Mayor to send a letter in support of the Los Angeles County Public Safety and Homeland Security Sales Tax Initiative.

(10min)24. City Foundation. (Evans)

Recommendation: Consider formation of a City non-profit foundation to receive donations.

(5min)25. City Council Team Building Workshop. (Evans)

Recommendation: Set a date for a City Council/Senior Staff Team-Building.

COUNCIL DISCUSSION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS & SUGGESTION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS:

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

ADJOURNMENT:

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA CHECKLIST

Based on Government Code Section 54954.5

(All Statutory References are to California Government Code Sections)

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR

G.C. 54956.8

Property: 30678 Palos Verdes Drive East

City Negotiators: City Manager, Assistant City Manager; City Attorney; and, Director of Public Works

Negotiating Parties: Jim and Diane Tyler

Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment

PERSONNEL

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

G.C. 54957

Title: City Manager

Specify Position Title of Employee Being Reviewed

Consider contract extension.

Americans with Disabilities Act: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, if you require a disability-related modification or accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 310 544-5208 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

NOTE: Staff reports are available for inspection at City Hall, 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard, during regular business hours: 7:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Monday – Thursday and from 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Friday. The agenda and staff reports can also be viewed at Hesse Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard during regular business hours: Monday – Friday from 9:00 A.M. until dusk; Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 A.M. until dusk.

The agenda and staff reports can also be viewed on the City’s website www.palosverdes.com/rpv.