Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda 04/04/06 Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda 04/18/06

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APRIL 18, 2006 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA APRIL 18, 2006 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
APRIL 18, 2006 RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
APRIL 18, 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.

6:45 P.M. INTERVIEW FOR CHAIR OF THE TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION

7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION

CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2006-24
NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 439
FLAG SALUTE:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:

RECYCLE DRAWING:

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

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. Notice of Completion of the Tarapaca Storm Drain Repair (Holland)
Recommendation: 1) Accept the work as complete; 2) Authorize the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder; and if no claims are filed within 35 days after recordation; and, 3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to release the 10% retention payment, to Hardy and Harper, Inc. 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion by the County Recorder contingent upon no claims being filed on the project.

2. Notice of Completion for the Interim Improvements to Barkentine/Sea Cove and Other Miscellaneous Drainage Improvements (Holland)
Recommendation: 1) Accept the work as complete; 2) Authorize the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder; and if no claims are filed within 35 days after recordation; and, 3) Authorize the director of Public Works to release the 10% retention payment, to Hardy & Harper, Inc., Construction Company 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion by the County Recorder contingent upon no claims being filed on the project.

3. Pontevedra Emergency Storm Drain Repairs (Holland)
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

4. 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.

5. License Agreement with T-Mobile (Petru)


Recommendation: 1) Approve a License Agreement with T-Mobile for the installation and maintenance of a telecommunications facility at Robert E. Ryan Park; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute said agreement.

6. Approval of Membership for the City of Belvedere in California JPIA (Petru)


Recommendation: Authorize the City Manager to notify the California Joint Powers Insurance Agency that the City approves the City of Belvedere as a new member.

7. Traffic Signal Priority List (Dragoo)


Recommendation: Continue this item to the City Council’s Budget Workshop Meeting of April 29, 2006.

8. Forrestal Nature Preserve – Fuel Modification (Mihranian)


Recommendation: 1) Authorize the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC), as land managers of the Forrestal Nature Preserve, to perform fuel modification work at the Preserve; and 2) Amend the Operating Agreement between the City and the PVPLC to confirm that fuel modification work is within the scope of the existing City/PVPLC Operating Agreement.

9. Claim Against the City by Robert Gonyea (Park)
Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

10. Claim Against the City by Jeffrey Allen Lowrance (Park)
Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

11. 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:

12. Revision “Z” to the Trump National Golf Club Project (Pfost)


Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2006- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES APPROVING ADDENDUM NO. 20 TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT NO. 36, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2006- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING GRADING PERMIT NO. 1541 TO ALLOW AN ADDITIONAL 3-MONTH EXTENSION TO THE OPERATION OF THE GOLF COURSE AND DRIVING RANGE ON A TEMPORARY BASIS; and 3) Continue the public hearing for an amendment to Conditional Use Permit No. 163 addressing an increase in the height of Waterfall #1 and a new back tee at Hole #2 to the May 2, 2006 City Council meeting.

9:30 PAUSE TO CONSIDER REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

13. Claim Against the City by George Carabet (Park)


Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

14. Appointment of Traffic Safety Commission Chair (Petru)


Recommendation: Appoint a Chair for the Traffic Safety Commission for a term of one year.

15. Proposed Moratorium on Certain Development Within the Entire Landslide Moratorium Area Outlined in Red and Blue Pending Review of Additional Information and an Upcoming Study Session (Lynch/Rojas)


Recommendation: 1) ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. U, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES EXTENDING URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 427U ESTABLISHING A MORATORIUM ON THE ISSUANCE OF CERTAIN PERMITS AND THE PROCESSING OF PLANNING APPROVALS AND SUSPENDING CERTAIN PREVIOUSLY ISSUED BUILDING PERMITS AND APPROVALS, IN THE PORTION OF THE LANDSLIDE MORATORIUM AREA OUTLINED IN BLUE ON THE LANDSLIDE MORATORIUM MAP ON FILE IN THE CITY’S PLANNING, BUILDING AND CODE ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENT, WHICH INCLUDES PORTIONS OF DAUNTLESS DRIVE, EXULTANT DRIVE, ADMIRABLE DRIVE AND PALOS VERDES DRIVE SOUTH, AND IMPOSING A MORATORIUM ON THE ISSUANCE OF CERTAIN PERMITS AND THE PROCESSING OF PLANNING APPROVALS AND SUSPENDING CERTAIN PREVIOUSLY ISSUED BUILDING PERMITS AND APPROVALS IN ALL AREAS OF THE LANDSLIDE MORATORIUM AREA AND DECLARING THE URGENCY THEREOF; and, 2) Set a date for a workshop addressing the entire Landslide Moratorium area and development within that area and geologic distinctions that can be drawn among the various portions of the Landslide Moratorium area.

16. Civic Center Master Plan and Art Center MOU (Evans)


Recommendation: 1) Approve a conceptual site plan for Upper Point Vicente; 2) Authorize staff to work with the Palos Verdes Art Center to develop a Memorandum of Understanding to enable the Art Center to move ahead with design of a facility on the Civic Center property.

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

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to a time and place certain only if you wish to meet prior to the next regular meeting.

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA CHECKLIST
Based on Government Code Section 54954.5

(All Statutory References are to California Government Code Sections)

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

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

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.

Existing Litigation:
G.C. 54956.9(a)

Name of Cases: Monks v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes: U. S. District Court.
Case No. 02-5424-RSWL

Initiation of Litigation
G.C. 54956.9(c)

The City Council is meeting to determine whether to initiate litigation regarding the 2005 storm drain failures on Western Avenue.

Potential Number of Cases: 2

The City Council is meeting to determine whether to initiate litigation regarding the July 2005 fire below Del Cerro Park.

Potential Number of Cases: 1

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 .