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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
JUNE 15, 2004
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
6:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION: SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR DETAILS.
7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION
CALL TO ORDER:
(1 min) ROLL CALL:
NEXT RESOL. NO. 2004-48
(2 min) FLAG SALUTE: NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 409
PRESENTATIONS: (1) Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation to Eagle Scouts Nikola Blagojevic and Andrew Pace and to members of Scout Troops 134, 378 and 276. (2) Presentation of proclamation to Ron and Bonnie Ivy.
(5 min) MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:
(2 min) APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
(15 min) PUBLIC COMMENTS: (This section of the agenda is for audience comments for items NOT on the agenda.)
(2 min) CITY MANAGER REPORTS:
(For items previously discussed and continued to a future meeting go to the City’s website at www.palosverdes.com/rpv)
(5 min) 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.
Recommendation: Approve the minutes.
Recommendation: (1) Authorize the expenditure of $20,000 for Willdan and Associates to provide additional consulting traffic engineering services for the remainder of FY 03—04; and, (2) Adopt Resol. No. 2004-, APPROVING A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT OF $20,000 TO THE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT PROGRAM BUDGET TO COVER THE COST OF ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL TRAFFIC ENGINEERING SERVICES.
Recommendation: Authorize the City Manager to sign the Conditional Use Permit application to allow Verizon to seek approval for an upgraded telephone facility at the Ladera Linda Community Center.
5. 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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(10min)6. Citywide Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District. (Allison)
Recommendation: (1) Conduct a public hearing on the proposed levy and collection of assessments within the Citywide Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District for fiscal year 2004-05 and the Engineer’s Report prepared in connection therewith; (2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES CONFIRMING A DIAGRAM AND ASSESSMENT FOR THE 2004-05 FISCAL YEAR IN CONNECTION WITH THE CITYWIDE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT PURSUANT TO THE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING MAINTENANCE ACT OF 1972, PART 2 OF DIVISION 15 OF THE CALIFORNIA STREETS AND HIGHWAYS CODE.
9:30 PAUSE TO CONSIDER REMAINDER OF 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.)
REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:
(45min)7. Storm Drain Master Plan update. (Allison)
7A. Storm Drain Presentation (Power Point Presentation)
Recommendation: (1) Receive and file a report from the Director of Public Works regarding the update to the Master Plan of Storm Drains; (2) Request the Infrastructure Financing Team to review the update and propose a spending plan and finance program for storm drain improvements; and, (3) Establish a new program to line corrugated metal storm drains for FY 04 – 05 and authorize the expenditure of $500,000.
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign an amendment to the existing agreement between the City and Ocean Trails pertaining to the Peer Review Board.
(15min)9. Award of contract for elevator at City Hall. (Allison)
Recommendation: (1) Approve the plans and specifications for the construction of the City Hall elevator; (2) Award a construction contract to 2-H Construction, Inc., in the amount of $475,000.00, for the construction of the City Hall elevator and authorize the expenditure of up to $47,500.00 for possible extra work, for a total authorization of $522,500.00; (3) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a construction contract with 2-H Construction, Inc; (4) Approve Change Order No.1 to a professional service contract with John M. Cruikshank Consultants, Inc. (JMC2), for Construction Administration and Construction Management in an amount not to exceed $30,000.00; (5) Authorize the expenditure of up to $6,000 to Charles Abbott Associates for Construction Inspection services ; (6) Authorize the expenditure of up to $6,000 with Diana Cho and Associates, for Labor Compliance services; (7) ADOPT RESOL. NO. 2004-, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2003-42, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003-04, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY’S CDBG FUND; and (8) ADOPT RESOL. NO. 2004- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2003-42, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY 03-04, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY’S CDBG FUND AND GENERAL FUND.
Recommendation: Consider supporting the local government package and constitutional amendment proposed in the Governor’s revised budget, and authorizing the Mayor to send a letter in support to key legislators.
Recommendation: Consider opposing AB2702 (Steinberg) and authorizing the Mayor to send letters of opposition to the appropriate parties.
(5min)12. NATOA National Convention Scholarship. (Evans)
Recommendation: (1) Authorize Gabriella Holt to apply for a scholarship to the NATOA convention and attend the conference as our representative, at no cost to the City; and, (2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-, AMENDING THE 2004-05 BUDGET BY APPROPRIATING FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $475 FOR MEMBERSHIP IN NATOA AND $25 FOR MEMBERSHIP IN SCAN NATOA.
Recommendation: Direct Staff to prepare an amendment to the City Personnel Rules to establish a policy regarding a City employee’s participation on, or appointment to, a volunteer or non-profit organization that provides services in the City.
COUNCIL DISCUSSION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS & SUGGESTION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS:
CLOSED SESSION REPORT:
ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to Saturday, June 19th at 7:30 A.M. for a team-building workshop to be held at the Mary and Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Road.
American 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 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. on 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.
You can also view the agenda and staff reports at the City’s website www.palosverdes.com/RPV .
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:
The City Council wishes to meet in closed session to give instructions to its negotiators about the terms of an amendment to the City’s franchise agreement with Cox Communications.
City’s Street rights-of-way.
Negotiating Parties: Representatives from Cox Communications.
City Negotiators: Nick Miller, Gabriella Holt, Ted Vegvari, Council Members Gardiner and Stern, City Manager Les Evans and City Attorney Lynch.Under Negotiation: Terms of franchise agreement with the City.
Conference With Real Property Negotiator
Property: 30678 Palos Verdes Drive East
Negotiating Parties: City Manager Les Evans, and City Attorney Carol Lynch.
Under Negotiation: Potential sale of real property; price and terms of sale.
G. C. 54956.9(b)
Based on the following existing facts and circumstances, the City Council is meeting to discuss potential litigation due to the threat of litigation made by Donald Trump to Mayor Pro Tem Larry Clark during a telephone conversation on May 27, 2004. Said threat is described in a memo dated June 5, 2004 from the Mayor Pro Tem and is on file with the City Clerk’s Office.