RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
MAY 16, 2006
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. 2006-33
NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 440
CEREMONIAL: 1) City Tiles for outgoing City Advisory Board Members Craig Mueller and Bill Smith; and 2) Proclamation for Lois LaRue
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
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)
APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:
A. EMERGENCY STORM DRAIN PROJECTS
1. 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
2. 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.
3. Approval of the Minutes (Petru)
Recommendation: Approve the minutes of October 22, 2005 Joint Workshop.
4. Approve Design/Professional Services Contract for the Via Colinita/Roan Road Storm Drain Projects (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Award a professional services contract to NBCE, Inc., for design services for the Via Colinita/Roan Road storm drain projects; 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a professional services agreement contract with NBCE, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $119,570.00; and, 3) Authorize the additional expenditure of up to $24,000.00 for unforeseen design requirements that may be required to complete the engineering, environmental review, geotechnical recommendations and design of the project.
5. Citywide Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District (Huey)
Attachment: ENGINEER'S REPORT -PDF
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2006- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES INVITING PROCEEDINGS FOR THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE CITYWIDE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007 AND ORDERING THE ENGINEER TO PREPARE A REPORT IN CONNECTION THEREWITH; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2006- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES 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 2006-2007; and, 3) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2006- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES DECLARING THE CITY COUNCIL’S INTENTION TO LEVY AND COLLECT ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE CITYWIDE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007 AND SETTING A TIME AND PLACE FOR HEARING OBJECTIONS THERETO.
6. Formation of an Audit Committee and Award of Professional Services Contract for Independent Audit Services (Downs) -PDF
Recommendation: 1) Provide direction to staff regarding an audit committee; and 2) Approve the attached Professional Services Agreement for Independent Auditing Services with Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., LLP (“VTD”) for an amount “not to exceed” $34,000.
7. Renewal of the Agricultural Leases with James Hatano on the Upper and Lower Point Vicente Properties (Petru)
Recommendation: 1) Approve extensions to the agricultural leases with James Hatano for the Upper and Lower Point Vicente properties and 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the amendments to the lease agreements.
8. $37.3 Billion Package of Bond and Related Measures Approved by the California Legislature (McLean)
Recommendation: Receive and file this report.
9. Broadcast of City Meetings at Hesse Park (Petru)
Recommendation: Receive and file this report.
10. Del Cerro Fire Settlement Agreement (Evans)
Recommendation: 1) Approve a settlement of $54,000 from the Southern California Edison Company for damages stemming from the Del Cerro fire which occurred on July 13, 2005; and 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Release on behalf of the City.
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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9:30 PAUSE TO CONSIDER REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA
REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:
12. Review Results of Westside Pilot Area Survey (Ramezani)
Recommendation: Review the results of the Westside pilot area survey proposing trash and recycling day changes, and direct staff to take needed action.
13. Residential and Commercial Solid Waste and Recycling Services (Ramezani)
Attachment: Staff Report
Recommendation: 1) Discuss the contracting options presented for residential and commercial solid waste and recycling services; 2) Discuss the proposed program options presented by staff; 3) Authorize R3 Consulting Group, Inc., to prepare a Request for Proposals for residential and commercial solid waste and recycling services, and assist the City in the evaluation processes; 4) Authorize staff to circulate a Request for Proposals; and 5) Direct staff to implement the proposed Process Integrity Procedures.
14. Consider Opposition to Senate Bill 1778, Restriction on the Recycling of Green Waste Materials as Alternative Daily Cover at Landfills (Ramezani)
Recommendation: Consider writing an opposition letter to Senate Bill (SB) 1778 (Alarcon), which would place restrictions on the recycling of green waste materials as alternative daily cover (ADC) at landfills by eliminating the diversion credit for cities currently allowed for green materials used as ADC.
15. AB 2987 “The Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act of 2006” [Nunez] (McLean)
Recommendation: Consider taking a position on AB 2987, “The Digital Infrastructure Competition Act of 2006” (Nunez).
16. Format of City Council Minutes (Petru)
Recommendation: Provide direction to staff regarding the format of City Council minutes.
17. Community Advisory Board for Ponte Vista (Evans)
Recommendation: Appoint three representatives to Councilwoman Janice Hahn’s Community Advisory Board for Ponte Vista.
18. Appointment of a City Representative to the Los Angeles County West Vector Control District Board (Petru)
Recommendation: 1) Appoint a City representative to the West Vector Control District Board for a two or four year term; and 2) Direct the City Clerk to notify the District of the appointment.
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)
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:
Name of Case: Monks v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes: U. S. District Court.
Case No. 02-5424-RSWL
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