Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda 07/06/2004 07/06/2004

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JULY 6, 2004 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

JULY 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 FOR DETAILS.

7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION

CALL TO ORDER:

(1 min) ROLL CALL:

NEXT RESOL. NO. 2004-54

(2 min) FLAG SALUTE: NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 409

(5 min) MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:

RECYCLE DRAWING:

(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:

OLD BUSINESS:

(For items previously discussed and continued to a future meeting go to the City’s website at www.palosverdes.com/rpv)

NEW BUSINESS:

(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.

2. Minutes of March 16 Regular Meeting, May 5 Adjourned Regular Meeting, June 5 Adjourned Regular Meeting, June 15 Regular Meeting, and June 19 Adjourned Regular Meeting. (Purcell)

Recommendation: Approve the minutes.

3. Miraleste Recreation & Parks District: Confirmation of appointment of board member. (Purcell)

Recommendation: Confirm the appointment of Nancy Otto to the Miraleste Recreation & Park District for a term of office until November 2005.

4. South Bay Cities Council Of Governments (SBCCOG): resolution confirming appointment of delegate and alternate. (Purcell)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. NO. 2004- A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF A DELEGATE AND ALTERNATE TO THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE SOUTH BAY CITIES COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS (A JOINT POWERS AUTHORITY).

5. Lot Line Adjustment at 30678 Palos Verdes Drive East. (Petru)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. NO. 2004- A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO COMPLETE A LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT BETWEEN THE PROPERTY OWNED BY JOSEPH AND JACQUELINE LEIMBACH LOCATED AT 2803 SAN RAMON DRIVE AND THE CITY-OWNED PROPERTY LOCATED AT 30678 PALOS VERDES DRIVE EAST.

6. Election Costs: Budget Adjustment. (Purcell)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. NO. 2004- A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2003-42, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003-2004, TO INCREASE THE BUDGET FOR THE CITY’S GENERAL FUND.

7. Border Issues Status Report. (Fox)

Recommendation: Review the current status of border issues and provide direction to Staff, as appropriate.

8. Extension of NCCP Lobbyist Consultant Agreement. (Rojas)

Recommendation: Extend the consulting agreement with Conservation Strategy Group (Joseph Caves), a professional lobbyist assisting the City/Conservancy in its efforts to secure state bond monies for funding the Portuguese Bend acquisition transaction, through December 2004.

9. May 2004 Treasurer’s Report. (McLean)

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

10. Resolution accepting Quitclaim Deeds from the County of Los Angeles for the Fishing Access property and the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. (Lynch)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. NO. 2004- OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ACCEPTING QUITCLAIM DEEDS FROM THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES TO THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES FOR THE PROPERTIES LOCATED AT 31501 PALOS VERDES DRIVE SOUTH (COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS THE POINT VICENTE INTERPRETIVE CENTER) AND 31200 PALOS VERDES DRIVE SOUTH (COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS "THE FISHING ACCESS").

11. 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:

(20min)12. Abalone Cove Sewer Maintenance Fee. (Dragoo)

Recommendation: (1) Conduct a public hearing on the proposed levy and collection of the annual sewer maintenance fees for the Abalone Cove Sewer System for fiscal year 2004-05; (2) Authorize a $10,535 City subsidy of the annual Abalone Cove sewer service charge; (3) ADOPT RESOL. NO. 2004- A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES APPROVING THE REPORT IN CONNECTION WITH THE SEWER SERVICE CHARGE ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 13.06 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE, DETERMINING THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CHARGE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004-05, AND ORDERING SUCH CHARGE BE COLLECTED ON THE TAX ROLL; AND, (4) ADOPT RESOL. NO. 2004_ A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOL. NO. 2004-45, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY 04-05, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY’S GENERAL FUND.

(5min)13. Continued hearing regarding Cox Communications Notice of Non Compliance. (Petru)

Recommendation: Continue the public hearing to September 21, 2004.

9:30 PAUSE TO CONSIDER REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA

(15min)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)14. Award of Contracts for construction of Point Vicente Interpretive Center Expansion Project. (Jules)

Recommendation: (1) Receive a report and an evaluation of the bids received for the Point Vicente Interpretive Center Expansion Project; (2) Review Staff’s recommendations for ancillary services for various architectural, engineering and inspection services to administer the construction contract; (3) Review the process for designing and constructing the exhibit area; (4) Consider the alternatives for project funding; and, (5) Continue the issue of contract awards to the City Council meeting of July 20, 2004.

(20min)15. Ocean Trails: amendment to agreement between the City and Ocean Trails regarding the Peer Review Board. (Pfost)

Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to sign an amended agreement between the City and Ocean Trails pertaining to the Peer Review Board.

(15min)16. Revision to the City’s Purchasing Ordinance. (Downs)

Recommendation: INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO.____ AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES RELATING TO PURCHASE ORDERS AND AMENDING SECTION 2.44.070 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE.

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

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to a time and place certain only if you wish to meet prior to the next regular meeting.

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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 LEGAL COUNSEL

1. 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.

Existing Litigation:

G.C. 54956.9(a)

Name of Claimant: Benjamin Konell, for personal injury.

2. Anticipated Litigation:

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.