AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL MAY 17, 2005 FEBRUARY 15, 2005 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ADJOURNED INTERVIEWS

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AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL MAY 17, 2005 AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL MAY 17, 2005 AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL MAY 17, 2005
AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
MAY 17, 2005
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
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6:30 P.M.       CLOSED SESSION:  SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR DETAILS.
 
7:00 P.M.       REGULAR SESSION                                

CALL TO ORDER:

                                                           

ROLL CALL: 
                                                                    NEXT RESOL. NO. 2005-44

                                                                    NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 421
FLAG SALUTE:

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CEREMONIAL MATTER: Recognition of a Blue Star Family.

RECYCLE DRAWING:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

PUBLIC COMMENTS:  (This section of the agenda is for audience comments for items NOT on the agenda)           

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: 

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 (Petru)
Recommendation:   Approve the minutes of March 1, 2005.

3.         Repair of the Tarapaca Storm Drain (Dragoo)
     Recommendation: Review and reconfirm by a four/fifths (4/5) vote, the Council’s previous action on December 21, 2004 to authorize staff to conduct an informal bid process to repair the Tarapaca Storm Drain.

4.         Adoption of Findings for the Second System Performance Audit of the 2000 Cable Television Franchise Agreement with Cox Communications (Petru)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005-__, MAKING FINDINGS REGARDING THE SECOND SCHEDULED SYSTEM PERFORMANCE AUDIT OF THE 2000 CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE AGREEMENT.

5.         Citywide Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District (Huey)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005-__, INITIATING PROCEEDINGS FOR THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE CITYWIDE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006 AND ORDERING THE ENGINEER TO PREPARE A REPORT IN CONNECTION THEREWITH; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005-__, 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 2005-2006; and, 3) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005-__, DECLARING THE CITY COUNCIL’S INTENTION TO LEVY AND COLLECT ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE CITYWIDE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006 AND SETTING A TIME AND PLACE FOR HEARING OBJECTIONS THERETO. 

6.         Award of Professional Services Contract for Engineering Services Regarding Water Quality and Flood Protection Program –Proposed Storm Drain User Fee (McLean)
Recommendation: Approve the attached Professional Services Agreement for Engineering Services with Harris & Associates for services associated with the process for the mailback ballot for the proposed Storm Drain User Fee for the Water Quality and Flood Protection Program for an amount “not to exceed” $50,100.

7.         Award of Professional Services Contract for Public Information Services Regarding Proposed Water Quality and Flood Protection Program (McLean)
            Recommendation: Approve the attached Professional Services Agreement with Moore Iacofano Goltsman, Inc. for public information consulting services regarding the proposed Water Quality and Flood Protection Program for an amount “not to exceed” $37,150.

8.         Award of Professional Services Contract for Independent Audit Services (McLean)
Recommendation: Approve the attached Professional Services Agreement for Independent Audit services with Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., LLP for an amount “not to exceed” $29,900.
9.         Claim Against the City by Ara M. Boyajian (Park)
            Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

10.       On-Call Professional Service Agreements – Limit Increase (Allison)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the contract limit increase from $ 60,000 to $90,000 and the per task limit from $25,000 to $40,000 for on-call engineering services with Charles Abbott and Associates; and, 2) Authorize a contract limit increase from $60,000 to $90,000 and the per task limit from $25,000 to $30,000 for on-call engineering services with DMc Engineering Inc.

11.       Register of Demands  (McLean)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005-__, 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: 

12.       Appeal of a Grading Permit (Case No. ZON2003-00088), for property located at 49¼ Rockinghorse [Applicant/Property Owner/Appellant: Stan Rinehart] (Continued from February 1, 2005) (Blumenthal)
Recommendation: Receive and file the applicant’s request to withdraw the appeal.

13.        Residential Solid Waste and Recycling Rate Adjustments for Waste Management of Los Angeles for FY 05-06 (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the maximum rate that Waste Management of Los Angeles can charge single-family customers in FY 05-06; 2) Approve the maximum rate that Waste Management of Los Angeles can charge multi-family customers in FY 05-06; and, 3) Amend the agreement to include free curbside collection of electronics waste.  A $10 handling/assistance fee will be charged to the customer, if the customer requests the item to be collected at a location other than curbside due to its large size or heavy weight.

14.        Residential Solid Waste and Recycling Rate Adjustments for Universal Waste Systems, dba Ivy Rubbish Disposal for FY 05-06 (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the maximum rate that Universal Waste Systems, Inc. dba Ivy Rubbish Disposal can charge single-family customers for FY 05-06; 2) Approve the maximum rate that Universal Waste Systems, Inc. dba Ivy Rubbish Disposal can charge multi-family customers in FY 05-06; and, 3) Amend the agreement to include the free collection of electronics waste.  A $10 handling/assistance fee will be charged to the curbside customers, if the customer requests the item to be collected at a location other than curbside due to its large size or heavy weight.
15.       Appeal of the denial of Case No. ZON2004-00174, a Site Plan Review, for property located at 6311 Tarragon Road [Applicant/Land Owner/Appellant: Lenee Barden] (Schonborn)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005-__, DENYING THE APPEAL AND UPHOLDING THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S DENIAL OF CASE NO. ZON2004-00174 FOR A SITE PLAN REVIEW.

16.       ZON2004-00589 (Weed Abatement Request for Lower Filiorum) – An Appeal of the Director’s Determination that a proposed Weed Abatement Action, as Conditioned, is Exempt from the Prohibitions of the City’s Coastal Sage Scrub Urgency Ordinance (Appellants: York Long Point Associates, California Native Plant Society and the Sierra Club) (Rojas)
            Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005-__ , THEREBY APPROVING THE PROPOSED WEED ABATEMENT ACTION WITH NEW AND MODIFIED CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL.

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:

17.       Proposal for Increased Traffic Enforcement on the Palos Verdes Drive East Switchback Area (Petru)
Recommendation:  Provide staff with direction.

18.       Long Point Resort Project (Conditional Use Permit No. 215, et. al) (Mihranian)
Recommendation: 1) Review the applicant’s proposed project revision for substantial compliance with the project originally approved by the City Council; and 2) If the proposed revisions are deemed to be in substantial compliance with the original City Council approvals, accept the project revisions as minor modifications.  

19.       ZON2005-00233 – An Ordinance of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Establishing Regulations Governing the Use of Public Parks and Open Space by Equestrians, Bicyclists and Pedestrians and Amending the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code (Lynch/Rojas)
Recommendation: INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ESTABLISHING REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE USE OF PUBLIC PARKS AND OPEN SPACE BY EQUESTRIANS, BICYCLISTS AND PEDESTRIANS AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE.” 

20.       Residential Undergrounding Program (Allison)
Recommendation: Adopt the guidelines to underground utilities in residential neighborhoods.

21.       Point Vicente Interpretive Center IT Equipment – Computers, Phones, Voice Messaging, Security and Audio Visual (McLean)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the expenditure of $80,000 in the Equipment Replacement fund, partially funded with $60,000 from the Environmental Excise Tax (“EET”) fund, for replacement of Information Technology (“IT”) equipment at Point Vicente Interpretive Center (“PVIC”) and to extend the existing City Hall data and voice network to the PVIC using fiber cabling; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005-__, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2004-45, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY04-05, TO ADJUST APPROPRIATIONS IN THE EET FUND AND EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT FUND; 3) Authorize the attached Request For Proposals (the “RFP”) for selection of an IT fiber cable contractor to perform the installation of fiber cabling between City Hall and PVIC; 4) Approve the attached Professional Services Agreement between the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and the Vendor who will be subsequently selected to perform the fiber installation between City Hall and PVIC; and 5) Authorize execution of the attached Pole Lease Agreement between Southern California Edison (“Edison”) and the City of Rancho Palos Verdes to run fiber cabling above ground between City Hall and the PVIC by leasing utility poles owned by Edison.

22.       Station No. 53 Paramedic Service (Evans)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to sign a letter requesting that the Los Angeles County Fire Department provide paramedic service at Station 53.

23.       Locomotive and Rail Yard Emissions Reduction and Mitigation Bills AB 888 (De La Torre), AB 1222 (Jones), and SB 459 (Romero) (Park)
Recommendation: Consider taking a position on legislation supported by the Air Quality Management District to reduce and mitigate locomotive and rail yard emissions of air contaminants. 

24.       Cable Television Committee (Evans)
Recommendation: Establish a standing Cable Television Committee and appoint members to the Committee.

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

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at Fred Hesse Community Park for a Budget Meeting.

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA CHECKLIST

Based on Government Code Section 54954.5

(All Statutory References are to California Government Code Sections)

Potential Litigation

G.C. 54956.9(b)

1.   Based on the following existing facts and circumstances, the City Council is meeting to discuss potential litigation, due to a threat of a lawsuit being filed by John Simich, property owner at 7460 Alida Place. Said threat made during an April 20, 2004 telephone conversation with Public Works Director Dean Allison. 
2.   Based on the following existing facts and circumstances, the City Council is meeting to discuss potential litigation, due to a threat of a lawsuit being filed by York Long Point and Associates, property owner of the Filiorum property (7572-012-024, 7572-012-028, 7572-012-029,    7573-003-016, 7581-023-031, 7581-023-029 and 7572-002-022). Said threat was made in a letter to Planning Commission Chair Paul Tetreault dated April 12, 2005 from Scott Sommer, representing Miller, Starr & Regalia and in a letter to Mayor Larry Clark dated April 18, 2005 from Scott Sommer, representing Miller, Starr & Regalia.

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 .