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JANUARY 17, 2006 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA JANUARY 17, 2006 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA JANUARY 17, 2006 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
JANUARY 17, 2006
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:

ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2006-01
NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 433
FLAG SALUTE:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Energy Efficiency Opportunities

Presentation by South Bay Energy Savings Center staff on energy efficiency opportunities for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

RECYCLE DRAWING:

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

CITY MANAGER REPORT:

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:

A. EMERGENCY STORM DRAIN PROJECTS

1. 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.

2. Interim Improvements to Barkentine/Seacove and Other Miscellaneous Drainage Improvements (Dragoo)
Recommendation: Review and reconfirm by four/fifths (4/5) vote, the Council’s previous action on October 18, 2005, to authorize staff to conduct an informal bid process to construct interim improvements to Barkentine/Sea Cove and other miscellaneous drainage improvements.

3. Repair of Four Storm Drains (Dragoo)
Recommendation: Review and reconfirm by four/fifths (4/5) vote, the Council’s previous action on November 15, 2005 to authorize staff to conduct an informal bid process to repair storm drains on Palos Verdes Drive South, Silver Arrow, Crest Road, and Pontevedra.

4. Pontevedra Emergency Storm Drain Repairs (Dragoo)
Recommendation: Review and reconfirm by a four/fifths (4/5) vote, the Council’s previous action on December 6, 2005 to authorize staff to conduct an informal bid process to repair the Pontevedra storm drain line.

B. OTHER CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS

5. 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.

6. Approval of the Minutes (Petru)
Recommendation: Approve the minutes of July 5, 2005, July 19, 2005 and August 2, 2005.

7. Records Retention and Destruction Schedules (Petru)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2006-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AUTHORIZING THE DESTRUCTION OF CERTAIN CITY RECORDS AS PROVIDED BY SECTION 34090 OF THE GOVERNMENT CODE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, MAKING CERTAIN CHANGES TO EXISTING RETENTION SCHEDULES, AND AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2004-75.

8. Forrestal Nature Preserve – Funding for Trail Repairs (Mihranian)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2006-___, APPROVING A $25,000 BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR TRAIL REPAIRS AT THE FORRESTAL NATURE PRESERVE.

9. Forrestal Swale Drainage Improvement Project (Vaish)
Recommendation: 1) Reject the only bid received on December 19, 2005, for Forrestal swale drainage improvement project; and, 2) Request staff to re-advertise the project at a later date.

10. Amendment No. 3 for Contract to Prepare the Environmental Impact Report for the Point View Project [6001 Palos Verdes Drive South] (Fox)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to sign an amendment to the professional services agreement with PCR Services Corporation (PCR) in an amount not to exceed $16,548 to complete the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Point View project, located at 6001 Palos Verdes Drive South.

11. Notice of Completion for Improvements to the Palos Verdes Bay Club Storm Drain (Holland)
Recommendation: 1) Accept the work done by Southwest Pipeline and Trenchless Corp. on the rehabilitation of the Palos Verdes Bay Club storm drain, as completed; 2) Authorize the City Clerk to accept the attached Maintenance Bond in the amount of $160,490, issued by Safeco Insurance Company of America (Southwest Pipeline’s Surety Company), which will remain in force for a period of one (1) year after the date of Notice of Completion and acceptance; 3) 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 (Southwest Pipeline’s Surety Company) to exonerate both the Payment and Performance Bonds; 4) Authorize the Director of Public Works to release the 10% retention payment to Southwest Pipeline and Trenchless Corp., 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; and, 5) Authorize the Director of Public Works to send written notice to the Palos Verdes Bay Club informing them of filing with the Los Angeles County Recorder of attached Notice of Completion.

12. County Sanitation District Proposal to Use Portion of Eastview Park as a Western Avenue Project Staging Area (Waters)
Recommendation: Approve request from County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County for an occupational right-of-way to utilize an undeveloped portion of Eastview Park for a Western Avenue Pumping Plan Modifications Project construction staging area.

13. Consideration of an Ordinance Generally Requiring Members of City Commissions and Committees to be Residents of the City (Lynch)
Recommendation: INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES GENERALLY REQUIRING THE MEMBERS OF CITY COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES TO BE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE.

14. Mayor’s Appointment of City Council Members to Intergovernmental Organizations and Associations (Petru)
Recommendation: Appoint the members of Council to the various intergovernmental organizations and associations.

15. September 2005 Treasurer’s Report (McLean)
Recommendation: Receive and file the September 2005 Treasurer’s Report for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

16. October 2005 Treasurer’s Report (McLean)
Recommendation: Receive and file the October 2005 Treasurer’s Report for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

17. Register of Demands (McLean)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2006-__, 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:

18. Code Amendment to Chapter 17.11 - "Affordable Housing" (Pfost)
Recommendation: INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO.__, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES APPROVING A CODE AMENDMENT THAT REVISES MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 17.11, "AFFORDABLE HOUSING" TO SPECIFY A PREFERENCE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS OVER THE PAYMENT OF AN IN-LIEU FEE.

19. Acceptance of Public Trail Easements, Revised Grant Deeds for Founder’s Park and Non-Golf-Setback Area, Indemnity Agreements, and Release Agreement (Trump National Golf Club Project) [Continued from December 20, 2005] (Pfost)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2006-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ACCEPTING CERTAIN PUBLIC TRAIL EASEMENTS, FOUNDER'S PARK, "NON-GOLF SETBACK AREA" AND PUBLIC OPEN SPACE LOTS WITHIN THE TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF CLUB PROJECT; 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the Indemnity Agreement and Easement Deed between the City and V.H. Property Corporation pertaining to the City's acceptance of certain "Public Trail Easements"; 3) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the revised Indemnity Agreement between the City and V.H. Property Corporation pertaining to the City's acceptance of "Founder's Park" and the "Non-Golf Setback Area"; and, 4) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the Release Agreement between the City and V.H. Property Corporation.

20. Case No. ZON2004-00409 (Revision to Height Variation No. 884 and Grading Permit No. 2154), Sal Ahamed, 6270 Ocean Terrace Drive [Continued from November 1, 2005] (Schonborn)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2006-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CONDITIONALLY APPROVING CASE NO. ZON2004-00409, A REVISION TO HEIGHT VARIATION NO. 884 AND GRADING PERMIT NO. 2154.

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.)

9:30 PAUSE TO CONSIDER REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

21. Status Report Regarding Construction Issues at 2 Yacht Harbor Drive (Fox)
Recommendation: Receive and file the report on the status of construction issues for the project at 2 Yacht Harbor Drive.

22. Preservation of the Equestrian (Q) Overlay District (Blumenthal)
Recommendation: 1) Receive report from Equestrian Committee on preservation of Equestrian (Q) Districts; and, 2) Direct staff to take any appropriate action.

23. FY04-05 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Independent Auditors’ Report on Compliance and Internal Control (Downs)
Recommendation: 1) Receive and file the following: the FY 04-05 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and the Independent Auditors’ Report on Compliance and on Internal Control over Financial Reporting; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2006- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2005-53, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY05-06, TO INCREASE BUDGETED REVENUE IN THE GENERAL FUND.

24. Site Drainage Review Procedures for New Construction (Bronold)
Recommendation: Receive and file report on the City’s current review procedures for site drainage on new construction projects.

25. Eastview School Legislation (Clark)
Recommendation: Direct the City Attorney to prepare legislation for introduction by Assemblymember Betty Karnette that would place the residential portions of the Rancho Palos Verdes Eastview area in the Palos Verdes Unified School District boundaries.



26. Adjourned Regular Meeting - January 17, 2005 -Miraleste Recreation and Parks District Board Vacancy

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

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to Tuesday, January 31st at 7:00 PM at Fred Hesse Community Park for Joint Workshop with the Planning Commission regarding the Marymount College Expansion Project.

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.

Conference with Real Property Negotiators
G.C. 54956.8

Potential purchase of vacant lot:

Property: Assessor's Parcel Number 7573-004-026 (6359 Tarragon Road)
City Negotiators: Steve Wolowicz, Mayor; Peter Gardiner, Councilman; Les Evans, City Manager; Carol Lynch, City Attorney, and Regina Danner, Special Counsel
Negotiating Parties: Mr. Carmiel Cohen
Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment

Potential purchase of open space:

Property: Filiorum: APN 7572-012-024, 7572-012-028, 7572-012-029, 7573-003-016, 7581-023-031, 7581-023-029, 7572-002-022
City Negotiators: City Manager; City Attorney; and, Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement, Bill Ailor, Barbara Dye, Mike Kilroy and Bill Swank
Negotiating Parties: York Long Point Associates
Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment

Existing Litigation:
G.C. 54956.9(a)

Name of Case: Monks. V. City of Rancho Palos Verdes. Los Angeles County Superior Court. Case No. YS 010425, Monks v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes: U. S. District Court. Case No. 02-5424-RSWL

Potential Litigation:
G. C. 54956.9(b)

The City Council is meeting closed session to discuss potential litigation regarding a claim filed with the City by Clayton Cobb on August 17, 2005. The claim is on file in the City Clerk’s Office.

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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.