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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
OCTOBER 18, 2005
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:
ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2005-108
NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 426
APPROVAL OF 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)
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 Minutes (Petru)
Recommendation: Adopt the Minutes of May 3, 2005.
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. Claim Against the City by Lynn Hardwick (Park)
Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005- ___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ASSIGNING THE RIGHT TO THE PALOS VERDES PENINSULA LAND CONSERVANCY TO APPLY FOR EXCESS FUNDS FROM THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES REGIONAL PARK AND OPEN SPACE DISTRICT FOR THE PURCHASE OF OPEN SPACE IN THE PORTUGUESE BEND AREA.
6. Tract Map No. 52666 Revision "C" (Applicant: 3200 PVDW, LLC) (Mihranian)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005-__, ADOPTING ADDENDUM NO. 3 TO MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION / ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT NO. 708; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005-___, CONDITIONALLY APPROVING REVISION ‘C’ TO TRACT MAP NO. 52666 AND GRADING PERMIT NO. 2282; and, 3) Execute and file an amendment to the Affordable Housing Agreement.
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to sign a professional services agreement in an amount not to exceed $198,930.00, with RBF Consulting, to prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Marymount College Facilities Expansion Project on property located at 30800 Palos Verdes Drive East.
Recommendation: 1) Based on the facts set forth in the staff report, find that an emergency exists which will not permit a delay that will result from a competitive solicitation for bids, and that the actions recommended below are necessary to respond to the emergency; 2) Approve plans for the construction of interim improvements at McCarrell Canyon/Barkentine/Sea Cove and permanent improvements at 30502 Palos Verdes Drive West, Crestmont/Salvation Army, Nobleview and Bronco; 3) Authorize the Interim Director of Public Works to negotiate and execute a construction contract for the aforementioned storm drain improvements with City’s On-Call Roadway Maintenance Contractor, Hardy and Harper Inc.; 4) Authorize the Interim Director of Public Works to obtain needed staking and inspection services from KEC Engineers Inc., with which the City has an existing contract for On-Call Professional Services; and, 5) Authorize the expenditure of up to $360,000 (which includes $20,000 contingency for potential change orders which may result from unforeseen conditions) for the items of work listed above, as provided in the adopted Capital Improvements budget under Storm Drain Improvements, utilizing Infrastructure Improvement Program funds.
10. 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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Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2005-__, THEREBY INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN-LIEU FEE TO $201,562, PLUS A 10% ADMINISTRATION FEE PER AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNIT, INCLUDING AN ANNUAL INFLATIONARY ADJUSTMENT BASED ON THE CPI FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY; and, 2) Initiate a Zone Text Amendment specifying a preference for the construction of new affordable housing units over the payment of an in-lieu fee, which would include specific criteria to be used to determine when construction is financially infeasible.
9:30 PAUSE TO CONSIDER REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA
REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:
12. An Ordinance of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Granting an Extension to Southern California Gas Company of a Previously Granted Right, Privilege and Franchise to Lay and Use Pipes and Appurtenances for Transmitting and Distributing Gas for Any and All Purposes In, Along, Across, Upon and Under the Public Streets, Ways and Alleys Within the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and Declaring the Urgency Thereof (Lynch)
Recommendation: 1) READ ORDINANCE NO. ___-U, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES GRANTING AN EXTENSION TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY OF A PREVIOUSLY GRANTED RIGHT, PRIVILEGE, AND FRANCHISE TO LAY AND USE PIPES AND APPURTENANCES FOR TRANSMITTING AND DISTRIBUTING GAS FOR ANY AND ALL PURPOSES IN, ALONG, ACROSS, UPON AND UNDER THE PUBLIC STREETS, WAYS AND ALLEYS WITHIN THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AND DECLARING THE URGENCY THEREOF" BY TITLE ONLY, WAIVE FURTHER READING AND ADOPT THE ORDINANCE.
Recommendation: Consider upgrading the current traffic enforcement program.
Recommendation: 1) Adopt a City Council Policy Establishing Guidelines for underwriting and sponsorships for Channel 3, with rate card; and 2) Establish a Channel 33 Special Revenue Fund to accept donated funds.
Recommendation: Receive and file the report from the City Attorney regarding the status of the performance bonds for common area improvements.
COUNCIL DISCUSSION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS & SUGGESTION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS:
CLOSED SESSION REPORT:
ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 22, 2005 for a Community Leaders’ Breakfast, followed by a Joint Workshop with the Planning Commission starting at 11:00 A.M., including a tour of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center at 12:30 P.M.
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 finds, based on advice from legal counsel, that discussion in open session will prejudice the position of the local agency in the litigation.
Initiation of Litigation:
Number of Potential Cases: 1
Description: Determine whether to initiate litigation against Developers Insurance Company, Insco/Dico Group and Insco Insurance Services Inc. regarding the performance bond for common area improvement in the Vista Pacifica development (Tract No. 39673).
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.