Agenda 02/03/2004 AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL MAY 4, 2004 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD 7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION CALL TO ORDER: (1 min) ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2004-32 (2 min) FLAG SALUTE: NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 408 (5min) MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS: RECYCLE DRAWING: (2min) APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (15min) PUBLIC COMMENTS: (This section of the agenda is for audience comments for items NOT on the agenda.) (2min) 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: (5min) 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. Approval of the minutes. (Purcell) Recommendation: Approve the minutes of February 17, 2004. 3. Claim Against the City by Vlasta Yanko. (Park) Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant. 4. ORDINANCE NO. 405 AFFIRMING THE CITY’S HISTORICAL INTERPRETATION OF THE 16-FOOT HEIGHT REQUIREMENT. (Mihranian) Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 405 AMENDING TITLE 17 OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING THE 16-FOOT HEIGHT LIMITATION FOR RESIDENTIALLY ZONED PROPERTIES AND CLARIFYING THE FINDINGS REQUIRED FOR HEIGHT VARIATION AND GRADING PERMIT APPLICATIONS. (This ordinance was INTRODUCED at the April 20th meeting.) 5. ORDINANCE NO. 407 MAKING REVISIONS TO CHAPTER 15.20 (MORATORIUM ON LAND USE PERMITS). (Fox) Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 407 ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 15.20 (MORATORIUM ON LAND USE PERMITS) OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE. (This ordinance was INTRODUCED at the April 20th meeting.) 6. Citywide Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District. (Huey) Recommendation: (1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-____, INITIATING PROCEEDINGS FOR THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE CITYWIDE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004-2005 AND ORDERING THE ENGINEER TO PREPARE A REPORT IN CONNECTION THEREWITH; (2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-____, APPROVING THE ENGINEER’S REPORT IN CONNECTION WITH THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE CITYWIDE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004-2005; AND, (3) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-____, DECLARING THE CITY COUNCIL’S INTENTION TO LEVY AND COLLECT ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE CITYWIDE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004-2005 AND SETTING A TIME AND PLACE FOR HEARING OBJECTIONS THERETO. 7. Animal Control Service Contract Renewal. (Park) Recommendation: Authorize execution of a five-year renewal contract with Los Angeles County Animal Control and Care Department for animal control services. 8. Used Oil Recycling Block Grant For FY 2004-05. (Ramezani) Recommendation: (1) Authorize the application of the FY 2004-05 used oil block grant to continue the used oil and filter-recycling program for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes residents; and, (2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-, AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO EXECUTE ANY AGREEMENTS, CONTRACTS, AND REQUESTS FOR PAYMENT AS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE PROGRAM. 9. Border Issues Status Report. (Fox) Recommendation: Review the current status of border issues and provide direction to the City Council Committee and Staff. 10. Residential Street Overlay and Slurry Seal Project. (Allison) Recommendations: (1) Approve the construction plans. (2) Award a contract for the construction of the Residential Street Overlay and Slurry Seal to Sequel Contractor Inc. for the contract bid amount of $858,170, and authorize staff to spend up to an additional $85,817 for possible extra work or unforeseen conditions, for a total authorization of $943,987; (3) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract with Sequel Contractors, Inc.; (4) Award a contract to HY-COM & Associates for the Contract Management and Inspection services in an amount not to exceed $70,000; (5) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract with HY-COM & Associates; and, (6) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004- _, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2003-42, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003-2004, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY’S PROP C FUND. 11. Arterial Rehabilitation Program: Crest Road From Hawthorne Boulevard to the City’s eastern limits. (Vaish) Recommendation: (1) Approve the construction plans and authorize staff to proceed with the overlay of Crest Road from Hawthorne Boulevard to the City’s eastern limits; (2) Award a $561,008.02 construction contract to Hardy and Harper, Inc. Contracting Company for the overlay of Crest Road from Hawthorne Boulevard to the City’s eastern limits and authorize staff to spend an additional $56,100.80 for possible extra work, thereby approving a $617,108.82 construction budget; (3) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a construction contract with Hardy and Harper, Inc. Contracting Company; (4) Award a contract to Willdan for the construction management, inspection, and Federal compliance services in an amount not to exceed $71,550; (5) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract with Willdan; and, (6) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004- _, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2003-42, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003-2004, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY’S PROP C FUND. 12. Professional services agreement with TWR Consultants for City Council and senior staff team building workshop. (Evans) Recommendation: (1) Award a Professional Services Agreement to TWR Consultants in an amount not to exceed $12,000 to conduct a City Council/City Manager Leadership Development and Team Building Workshop; (2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the Agreement with TWR Consultants; and, (3) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-__ APPROVING A $12,000 BUDGET APPROPRIATION TO COVER THE COST OF THE CONSULTING AGREEMENT. 13. March 2004 Treasurer’s Report. (McLean) Recommendation: Receive and file the March 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. # # # # # # PUBLIC HEARINGS: (45min)15. Appeal of View Restoration Permit No. 138. (Appellant: Rancho Palos Verdes Estates Homeowners Association). (Alvarez) Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2004-__; DENYING THE APPEAL, THEREBY AFFIRMING THE DECISION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND APPROVING VIEW RESTORATION PERMIT NO. 138 UPON FINDING THAT ALL APPLICABLE FINDINGS HAVE BEEN CORRECTLY MADE AND ALL PROVISIONS OF SECTION 17.02.040 HAVE BEEN COMPLIED WITH. (45min)16. Cox Communications hearing regarding Notice of Non-Compliance. (Evans) Recommendation: Receive testimony on the Notice of Non-Compliance to Cox Communications. (20min)17. Extension of the City’s Urgency Ordinance, which establishes temporary regulations and procedures relating to the conservation and management of coastal sage scrub habitat. (Rojas) Recommendation: ADOPT URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. ___U, EXTENDING URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 391U FOR ONE YEAR TO MAY 16, 2005. 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)18. Girls’ Softball Fields Feasibility Study. (Petru) Recommendation: Direct staff on how to proceed in developing up to four girls’ softball fields on City property. The Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem recommend that the City Council set a date and time for an adjourned meeting to tour each of the proposed sites and receive testimony from the Girls' Softball leadership and the adjacent neighborhoods regarding the suitability, or lack thereof, of each site to accommodate softball fields. (5min)19. Recruitment for View Restoration Mediators. (Evans) Recommendation: Approve a trial program for the View Restoration Pre-application process utilizing trained mediators rather than volunteers. (5min)20. Councilman Tom Long’s visit with legislators in Washington D.C. (Evans) Recommendation: Provide input to Councilman Long for discussions with Federal legislators. (10min)21. City of Palos Verdes Estates Weight Limit Ordinance. (Evans) Recommendation: Consider whether to take any action in response to the recent imposition of weight limits for commercial vehicles on Palos Verdes Estates arterials. COUNCIL DISCUSSION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS & SUGGESTION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: CLOSED SESSION REPORT: ADJOURNMENT: 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 . 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RPV Regular Adjourned City Council Meeting May 5, 2004 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2004 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD _____________________________________________________________________ 6:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION. PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECKLIST FOR DETAILS. 6:30 P. M. BUDGET WORK SESSION CALL TO ORDER: ROLL CALL: FLAG SALUTE: APPROVAL OF AGENDA: REGULAR BUSINESS: 1. Revisions to the Proposed Budget for FY 04-05. (Petru) Recommendation: Review the proposed changes to the FY 04-05 budget and provide staff with direction. 2. Five Year Financial Model. (McLean) Recommendation: Receive and file the 2004 Five-year Financial Model, including the recommendation by the Finance Advisory Committee presented at the end of the report. CLOSED SESSION REPORT: Adjournment: Adjourn at 7:00 P.M. 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) PERSONNEL PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION G.C. 54957 Title: City Manager Specify Position Title of Employee Being Reviewed Consider contract extension. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR G.C. 54956.8 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 Evans and City Attorney Lynch. Under Negotiation: Terms of franchise agreement with the City. Anticipated Litigation: (G.C 54956.9(b) Based on the below-described existing facts and circumstances, the City Council/Agency is meeting to discuss potential litigation based on the following. A letter dated April 19, 2004 has been received from Scott A. Sommer, Attorney for York Long Point, implying threatened litigation in the event of adoption of the extension of the City’s Urgency Ordinance, which establishes temporary regulations and procedures relating to the conservation and management of coastal sage scrub habitat. RPV Regular Adjourned City Council Meeting May 5, 2004 TO:

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING

TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2004

FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

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6:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION. PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECKLIST FOR DETAILS.

6:30 P. M. BUDGET WORK SESSION

CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:

FLAG SALUTE:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

REGULAR BUSINESS:

1. Revisions to the Proposed Budget for FY 04-05. (Petru)

Recommendation: Review the proposed changes to the FY 04-05 budget and provide staff with direction.

2. Five Year Financial Model. (McLean)

Recommendation: Receive and file the 2004 Five-year Financial Model, including the recommendation by the Finance Advisory Committee presented at the end of the report.

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

Adjournment: Adjourn at 7:00 P.M.

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)

PERSONNEL

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

G.C. 54957

Title: City Manager

Specify Position Title of Employee Being Reviewed

Consider contract extension.

CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR

G.C. 54956.8

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 Evans and City Attorney Lynch.

Under Negotiation: Terms of franchise agreement with the City.

Anticipated Litigation:

(G.C 54956.9(b)

Based on the below-described existing facts and circumstances, the City Council/Agency is meeting to discuss potential litigation based on the following.

A letter dated April 19, 2004 has been received from Scott A. Sommer, Attorney for York Long Point, implying threatened litigation in the event of adoption of the extension of the City’s Urgency Ordinance, which establishes temporary regulations and procedures relating to the conservation and management of coastal sage scrub habitat.