Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda 08/02/2005 08/02/2005 Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda 08/02/2005
 

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AUGUST 2, 2005 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGEND AUGUST 2, 2005 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

AUGUST 2, 2005

FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

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7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION

CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:

NEXT RESOL. NO. 2005-80

FLAG SALUTE: NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 424

CEREMONIAL: Award of Tiles to Outgoing Committee Members

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Mayor's "Did You Know" Facts
American Cancer Society's Relay for Life

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 from the Special Meeting of July 13, 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. Border Issues Status Report (Rojas)

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

5. Accept Grant From the City of Rolling Hills for Acquisition of Open Space and Approve Applying for Grant Funds (Ramezani)

Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005- __, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ACCEPTING THE TRANSFER OF ROBERTI-Z'BERG-HARRIS BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM FUNDS UNDER THE CALIFORNIA CLEAN WATER, CLEAN AIR, SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS, AND COASTAL PROTECTION ACT OF 2002 FROM THE CITY OF ROLLING HILLS; 2) Approve the application for grant funds from the State of California, Department of Parks and Recreation, Bond Act of 2002 (Proposition 40) for Roberti-Z'Berg-Harris Block Grant funds in the amount of $5,199 toward the acquisition of critical natural lands and wildlife habitat in the Portuguese Bend area and Agua Amarga Canyon for preservation as open space.

6. Height Variation (Case No. ZON2004-00087) for Property Located at 28129 Ella Road (Blumenthal)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005-__, OVERTURNING AN APPEAL OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S DENIAL OF A HEIGHT VARIATION (CASE NO. ZON2004-00087), THEREBY APPROVING A 1,246 SQUARE FOOT TWO-STORY ADDITION TO AN EXISTING 2,282 SQUARE FOOT SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE.

7. Height Variation Revision and Tract Map Amendment (ZON2004-00409) for Property Located at 6270 Ocean Terrace Drive (Schonborn)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005-__, CONDITIONALLY APPROVING CASE NO. ZON2004-00409 FOR AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO TRACT 31617, A REVISION TO HEIGHT VARIATION NO. 884, AND THE REVISED TRAIL AGREEMENT.

8. Notice of Completion of Roofing Replacement Project at City Hall and Ryan Park (Zaworski)

Recommendation: 1) Accept the work done by Lavey Roofing Services, Inc. on the replacement of roofs at City Hall and Ryan Park, as completed; 2) Authorize the City Clerk to file the attached Notice of Completion with the Los Angeles County Recorder; and if no claims are filed within 35 days of recordation of the Notice, City Clerk shall notify Safeco Insurance Company of America (Lavey’s Surety Company) to exonerate both the Payment and Performance Bonds; and, 3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to release the 10% retention payment to Lavey Roofing Services after recordation of the Notice of Completion by the City Clerk at the Los Angeles County Recorder’s Office, contingent on no claims being filed against the project.

9. Adoption of Ordinance No. 423 – Prohibiting Vehicles Parked on Public Property From Being Used as Dwelling Units and Allowing the City to Establish a Fee to Reimburse the City for Having Vehicles Removed, Impounded or Stored. (Petru)

Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 423, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ESTABLISHING THE AUTHORITY TO ADOPT A FEE TO REIMBURSE THE CITY FOR THE COSTS INCURRED IN CONNECTION WITH THE REMOVAL, IMPOUNDMENT AND STORAGE OF VEHICLES AND PROHIBITING THE PARKING OF VEHICLES THAT ARE USED AS DWELLINGS ON CITY STREETS AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE.

10. Notice of Completion - Western Avenue Sinkhole Repair (Allison)

Recommendation: 1) Accept the work as complete; 2) Authorize the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the Los Angeles County Recorder; and, 3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to release the 10% retention payment 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion by the City Clerk at the Los Angeles County Recorder’s Office, contingent on no claims being filed against the project.

11. On-Call Professional Services Agreement for KEC Inc. – Limit Increase (Zaworski)

Recommendation: Authorize the contract limit increase from $ 60,000 to $90,000 and the task limit from $25,000 to $40,000 for on-call engineering services with KEC Engineers Inc.

12. Channel 33 Cable TV Building (Allison)

Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2005-53, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005-06, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY’S BUILDING REPLACEMENT FUND; and, 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute a purchase order in an amount up to $24,000 for the needed services and equipment.

13. 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:

14. Conformance with the 2004 L.A. County Congestion Management Program (CMP) (Sohn)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005 -__, THEREBY ADOPTING THE CITY’S 2005 LOCAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT (LDR) AND SELF-CERTIFYING THE CITY’S CONFORMANCE WITH THE 2004 CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (CMP) FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY.

15. Consideration of a Resolution that will Establish an Administrative Fee to Reimburse the City for the Costs It Incurs in Having Vehicles Removed, Impounded or Stored (Lynch)

Recommendation: 1) Conduct the public hearing and 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005- __, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ESTABLISHING A FEE TO REIMBURSE THE CITY FOR THE COSTS INCURRED IN CONNECTION WITH THE REMOVAL, IMPOUNDMENT AND STORAGE OF VEHICLES.

16. Adoption of California Electrical Code (CEC) (Bronold)

Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 422, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ADOPTING BY REFERENCE PART 3 OF TITLE 24 OF THE CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, COMPRISING THE 2004 CALIFORNIA ELECTRICAL CODE, AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE.

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. Site Plan Review (Case No. ZON2005-00355) for Property Located at 49¼ Rockinghorse (Blumenthal)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005-__, APPROVING, WITH CONDITIONS, A SITE PLAN REVIEW (Case No. ZON2005-00355) TO ALLOW THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN ACCESS DRIVEWAY THROUGH OPEN SPACE HAZARD (OH) ZONED PROPERTY.

18. Casting of Ballots on Behalf of City-Owned Parcels and Agency-Owned Parcels Within the City Subject to the Proposed Storm Drain User Fee and Discussion of Concerns Raised by Councilmember Gardiner Regarding the Ballot Materials (Lynch and Harris)

18A. Storm Drains Ballot Attachment (PDF Format)

Recommendation: Convene the meeting of the Redevelopment Agency so that it is held concurrently with the City Council meeting regarding the issue of the voting of ballots for properties that are owned by the City or the Redevelopment Agency and: 1) Determine whether to cast ballots on behalf of City-owned parcels and Agency-owned parcels that are subject to the proposed Storm Drain User Fee and, if so, how to cast the ballots (i.e., all yes; all no; some yes and some no); and, 2) If the City Council or the RDA Board determines to cast ballots on behalf of their respective parcels, direct the City Manager, for and on behalf of the City, and the Executive Director, for and on behalf of the Redevelopment Agency, to cast ballots for their respective parcels in the manner determined by the City Council and RDA Board.

19. City Council Workshop (Evans)

Recommendation: Set a date and time for a Joint Workshop with the Traffic Safety Commission and the Lomita Sheriff’s Station Senior Staff.

20. Support for the Clean Water, Clean Air, Safe Neighborhood Parks and Coastal Protection Bond of 2006 (SB 153) (Rojas)

Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to sign a letter of support for the proposed Clean Water, Clean Air, Safe Neighborhood Parks and Coastal Protection Bond of 2006.

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

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.