Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda 12/21/2004 12/21/2004 Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda 12/21/2004
 

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DECEMBER 21, 2004 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA DECEMBER 21, 2004 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

DECEMBER 21, 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. 2004-107

(2 min) FLAG SALUTE: NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 415

(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. Annual Agreement Renewal for Non-Exclusive Commercial Refuse Collection and Disposal Services for 2005. (Ramezani)

Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute one-year non-exclusive commercial refuse collection and disposal services agreements with the following companies: Ace Roll Off Rubbish Service, Inc., BFI Waste Systems of North America, Inc., California Waste Services, CalMet Services, Inc., Consolidated Disposal Service, LLC, Easy Roll Off Services, EDCO Disposal Corporation, JJK Roll-offs, Inc., S & H Disposal Company, United Pacific Waste & Recycling Services, Universal Waste Systems, Inc., USA Waste of California dba Waste Management, and West Coast Waste & Roll Off Service.

3. Gifts for Parks. (Starr)

Recommendation: Accept the Gifts for Parks donations and direct staff to prepare letters for the Mayor’s signature expressing the Council’s thanks and appreciation.

4. Grant for Radar Speed Trailer and Driver Feedback Signs. (Dragoo)

Recommendation: (1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2004-45, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004-05, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY’S TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, (2) Award a contract under the provisions of Municipal Code 2.44.140 (d) to Pacific Lighting Sales, Inc. to obtain a radar speed trailer and two driver feedback signs at a cost of $26,400 and authorize staff to spend an additional $2,600 for possible additional work or unforeseen conditions for a total authorization not to exceed $29,000; and (3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to enter into a purchase agreement with Pacific Lighting Sales, Inc. for an amount not to exceed $29,000.

5. Second System Performance Audit of 2000 Cable Television Franchise Agreement. (Petru)

Recommendation: Continue Second Cable Television System Performance Audit to February 1, 2005.

6. 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:

7. General Plan Amendment Initiation Request (ZON2004-00511). Location: 27 Rockinghorse Road [Applicants: Steven and Lori Nolls]. (Schonborn)

Recommendation: Allow the applicant to submit the necessary applications and proceed through the review process for a proposed change in General Plan Land Use Designation for the subject site from Natural Environment/Hazard to Residential (1 to 2 dwelling units per acre) and a proposed change in the zoning from Open Space Hazard (OH) to Single Family Residential (RS-2).

8. Proposed 2005-2006 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. (Huey).

Recommendation: (1) Conduct a public hearing to receive citizen input on the proposed 2005-2006 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program; (2) Approve the proposed CDBG projects and budget; and, (3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to execute agreements for CDBG projects with the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission.

9. Reconsideration of the Decision on the Appeal of Conditional Use Permit No. 230 (ZON2004-00453). Location: 26708 Indian Peak Road [Appellant: James Kay]. (Continued hearing from November 16th Meeting.) (Fox)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOL. NO. 2004- , CONDITIONALLY APPROVING CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 230 (PLANNING CASE NO. ZON2004-00453), AS AMENDED PURSUANT TO AN ORDER OF THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT.

9:30 PAUSE TO CONSIDER REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA

(15 min) 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:

10. Mayor’s Appointment of City Council Members to Intergovernmental Organizations and Associations. (Purcell)

Recommendation: Appoint the members of Council to the various intergovernmental organizations and associations.

11. Amendments to the Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement Department’s Personnel. (Rojas)

Recommendation: (1) Amend the existing Services Agreement with Charles Abbott Associates to eliminate the services of a City Building Official, include the issuance of additional permits into the scope of work, and extend the term of the contract an additional 2 years to June 30, 2007; (2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-__, CREATING A CERTAIN SALARY RANGE FOR THE NEW POSITION OF CITY BUILDING OFFICIAL; (3) Terminate the existing Services Agreement with Willdan for view restoration staffing services, while allowing for an adequate transition period; (4) Approve the addition of a Senior Planner and Associate Planner to the full-time staffing of the Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Department to administer the Department’s view restoration program; and

(5) Authorize Staff to initiate the recruitment for said new positions.

12. General Plan – Program for Completing the Update. (Pfost)

Recommendation: (1) Direct Staff to proceed with amending the General Plan Goals and Policies as recommended by the General Plan Update Steering Committee for future review by the Planning Commission and City Council;

(2) Direct Staff to proceed with an update of the factual information within the General Plan for future review by the Planning Commission and City Council; (3) Direct Staff to proceed with the proposed improvements to the general format of the General Plan and the mandatory elements for future review by the Planning Commission and City Council in order to make the Plan more user friendly; (4) Direct Staff to release an RFQ to obtain consultant assistance with updating portions of the General Plan; and (5) Disband the General Plan Update Steering Committee.

13. 2004 Five-Year Financial Model – Revision 2. (Downs)

Recommendation: (1) Receive and file the 2004 Five-Year Financial Model - Revision 2 (the "2004 Model"); and, (2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004- , AMENDING RESOLUTION 2004-45, APPROVING THE CITY’S BUDGET FOR FY04-05, TO INCREASE GENERAL FUND REVENUES IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,214,677, BASED UPON AN INCREASE OF $1,539,157 FOR PROPERTY TAX IN-LIEU OF VLF, A DECREASE OF GENERAL FUND REVENUES IN THE AMOUNT OF $165,000 FOR GOLF TAX REVENUE AND AN INCREASE GENERAL FUND REVENUES IN THE AMOUNT OF $840,520 RESULTING FROM THE SALE OF THE TYLER PROPERTY.

14. Repair of the Tarapaca Storm Drain. (Allison)

Recommendation: (1) Find that an emergency exists which will not permit a delay from a competitive solicitation for bids, and that the actions taken below are necessary to respond to the emergency; (2) Approve plans for the construction of a new outlet structure; (3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to approve a Change Order to an existing contract with Hardy and Harper Inc., to reconstruct the storm drain outlet; (4) Authorize the Director of Public Works to negotiate a contract to line the Tarapaca Storm Drain, an existing corrugated metal storm drain facility; (5) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract to line the Tarapaca Storm Drain; (6) Adopt the Notice of Exemption for the repair of the Tarapaca Storm Drain, and direct staff to post notice of this action as required by law; (7) Authorize the Director of Public Works to obtain needed engineering and inspection services from DMC Engineering with the contract for on-call professional services; and, (8) Authorize the expenditure of up to $95,000 for the items of work listed above, as provided in the adopted Capital Improvement budget for Miscellaneous Drainage Improvements and the Storm Drain lining program.

15. Interview Schedule: Membership on the Traffic Safety Commission, Planning Commission Vacancy, Committee/Commission Chairs, and Leadership Workshop. (Purcell)

Recommendation: Consider conducting interviews during the 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. timeframe before the February 1, 15 and March 1, 2005 City Council meetings.

16. City Council Meeting Dates. (Evans)

Recommendation: Consider rescheduling the Tuesday, January 18, 2005 City Council meeting and setting a date for a tactical planning session.

17. Budget Meetings And Community Leaders’ Breakfasts Schedule For 2005. (Petru)

Recommendation: (1) Select two dates in February or March for the Budget Policy Issue Workshops; (2) Select two dates in May for the Budget Review Sessions; and, (3) Select two dates, one in spring and one in fall, for the Community Leaders' Breakfast meetings.

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

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 Case: The People of the State of California; The City of Rancho Palos Verdes, a municipal corporation v. Michael S. Chiles; Jayne Chiles; and, Does 1 through 10 inclusive.

Case No. YC 049585

Name of Case: Kay v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, U. S. District Court.

Case No. 02-3922-MMM