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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
AUGUST 3, 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. 2004-64
(2 min) FLAG SALUTE: NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 410
(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: Receive and file the Treasurer’s report for the month of June 2004.
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute a Non-exclusive Franchise Agreement for Commercial Refuse Collection and Disposal Services with CalMet Services, Inc. to be effective through December 31, 2004.
Recommendation: Review the current status of border issues, and provide direction to the City Council Committee and Staff, if necessary.
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the proposed First Amendment to Agreements for Professional Services between the City and the Peer Review Panel Members.
Recommendation: (1) Staff will attach the proposed Schedule of Estimated General Fund Reserves (see Exhibits A and B) to every staff report that includes a request for a budget adjustment; and, (2) Staff will prepare a monthly City Manager report highlighting notable revenue and expenditure trends and variances to budget.
Recommendation: (1) Reject all bids received on July 14, 2004 for the rehabilitation of storm drains in Rancho Palos Verdes; and, (2) Request staff to revise the project plans and re-advertise the project.
9. 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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Recommendation: Continue the public hearing to the October 5, 2004 City Council meeting.
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:
(30min)11. Ridgegate Traffic Concerns. (Jules)
Recommendation: (1) Establish four-way stop controls, marked crosswalks and associated pavement markings at the intersection of Ridgegate Drive and RidgehavenCourt/Ridgepoint Court; (2) Establish four-way stop controls, marked crosswalks and associated pavement markings at the intersection of Ridgegate Drive and Ridgecove Court; and, (3) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO 2004 -, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ESTABLISHING FOUR-WAY STOP CONTROLS AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF RIDGEGATE DRIVE AND RIDGEHAVEN CT/RIDGEPOINT COURT AND RIDGEGATE DRIVE AND RIDGECOVE COURT.
Recommendation: (1) Receive an update from the Director of Public Works regarding current activities of the Regional Water Quality Control Board regarding septic systems on single-family lots; and, (2) Authorize the Director of Public Works to submit a letter to the Regional Water Quality Control Board indicating that there is not adequate information currently available to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the regulation of septic systems.
Recommendation: Consider the request from the Trump Organization to rename Ocean Trails Drive to Trump National Golf Club.
(10min)14. Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones. (Fox)
Recommendation: Review the information regarding Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones (VHFHSZs) in the City and on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, and provide direction to staff to work with the other Peninsula cities to develop more appropriate boundaries for these zones.
(15min)15. City council badges. (Stern)
Recommendation: (1) The City Council should adopt a policy eliminating the City Council badges; (2) If City Council members believe that it is desirable to have a medallion of some sort, I suggest that the City have a medallion designed like our City logo; and, (3) Said medallion should not be made to look like a law enforcement officer’s badge of any sort.
Recommendation: (1) Amend the Articles of Incorporation for the Community Forum, Inc. to expand the purpose statement to encompass the desired fundraising activities and to change the name of the corporation rather than forming a separate nonprofit public benefit corporation to raise funds for City projects; and, (2) Appoint a City Council ad hoc committee to work on determining the purpose of the foundation, developing the by-laws and recommending an appropriate name.
(10min)17. City’s investment policy. (Gyves)
Recommendation: Adopt the FY 04-05 investment policy for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
(15min)18. Real Estate Listing Agreement. (Park)
Recommendation: Authorize execution of the real estate agreement with Call Realty with the intent to sell the property located at 30678 Palos Verdes Drive East for fair market value.
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.
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.
Property: 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.
PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA; CITY OF RANCHO
PALOS VERDES vs. JAMES A. KAY, JR.
COURT OF APPEAL NO. B157393
LASC CASE #YC 037398
Name of Case: Indian Ridge Crest Gardens, L.P., vs. City of RPV, RDA, Carol Lynch, Douglas Stern, Peter Gardiner, as individuals; and Does 1 through 100.
Case No. BC 272155
Name of Case: James M. Kay, Jr. et al., vs. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, et al
Case No. CV 02-3922-DSF
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