RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
JUNE 6, 2006
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
5:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION: THE MAYOR HAS CALLED A SPECIAL MEETING TO BEGIN THE CLOSED SESSION AT 5:00 P.M. SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR DETAILS.
7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION
CALL TO ORDER:
ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2006-37
NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 440
CEREMONIAL: Proclamation for Lois Knight LaRue
PRESENTATIONS: 1) Presentation from the Lomita Sheriff’s Station on fireworks enforcement during the July 4th holiday season;
and 2) Presentation from the Los Angeles County Fire Department on fire protection services in the City.
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 November 15, 2005 and May 13, 2006.
4. Border Issues Status Report (Fox)
Recommendation: Review and file the current status of border issues.
5. Request for Waiver of the Penalty Fee Related to an After-the-Fact Variance to Legalize a Non-Permitted Detached Garage (Planning Case No. ZON2006-00078) (Fox)
Recommendation: Grant the requested penalty fee waiver in the amount of $1,482.00.
6. EIR Preparation Contract Amendment for the Crestridge Estates Senior Housing/Senior Center Project (Schonborn)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to sign an amendment to the professional services agreement with RBF Consulting in an amount not to exceed $35,337.50 to complete the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Crestridge Estates Senior Housing/Senior Center Project on property located at the northwest corner of Crestridge Road and Crenshaw Boulevard.
7. REACH Replacement Vehicles (Peterson)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the Recreation & Parks Department to purchase two new replacement vehicles; funding for this purchase is available in the adopted FY 05-06 Budget; 2) Authorize the Director of Recreation & Parks to act as a City representative in entering into a purchase agreement with Don Kott Auto Center, in the amount of $21,633.30 for a 12-passenger van; and, 3) Authorize the Director of Recreation & Parks to act as a City representative in entering into a purchase agreement with Creative Bus Sales, in the amount of $53,031.51 for a Type II medium bus.
8. Award Contract for Landscape Maintenance of Parks (Still)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the Plans and Specifications for the Landscape Maintenance of Ocean Front Estates (Subregion One), Point Vicente Interpretive Center and the Fishing Access parking areas; 2) Award a Contract to Bennett Landscape in the amount of $57,036 for the Landscape Maintenance Contract for Parks Projects; and 3) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a construction contract with Bennett Landscape for park maintenance services.
9. Award of Construction Contract for Residential Street Overlay and Slurry Seal Project (Area 2) (Vaish)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the construction plans; 2) Award a contract for the construction of the Residential Street Overlay and Slurry Seal Project to Sequel Contractor Inc. for the contract bid amount of $2,126,226.60, and authorize staff to spend up to an additional $180,910.40 for possible extra work or unforeseen conditions, for a total authorization of $2,307,137; 3) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract with Sequel Contractors, Inc.; 4) Approve project Change Order No. 1 to Sequel Contractor Inc. to reduce the scope of work by the amount of $319,607 to $1,806,619.60, see attachment; 5) Award a contract to CBM Consulting, for the Contract Management, and Inspection services in an amount not to exceed $100,000; 6) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract with CBM Consulting; 7) 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 FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE STREET MAINTENANCE AND CIP FUND; and 8) 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 THE FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY’S TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT ACT (BIKEWAYS) FUND AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FUND.
10. City Maintenance Contract Extensions (Vaish)
Recommendation: Approve a one-year extension for FY 2006-2007 to Nationwide Environmental Services, Inc. for street sweeping services; TruGreen Landcare for Park and Trail maintenance; TruGreen Landcare for Roadside maintenance; Republic Electric for Traffic Signal maintenance; and Hardy and Harper for Roadway maintenance.
Attachment: A – Annual Contract Costs - PDF
Attachment: B – Budget Information - PDF
11 Gifts for Parks (Waters)
Recommendation: Accept the Gifts for Parks donations and direct staff to prepare letters for the Mayor’s signature expressing the Council’s thanks and appreciation.
12. Claim Against the City by Carole Roberts and Elba Guenther (Park)
Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.
13. Annual Appropriation Limit for FY06-07 (Lin)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2006-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ESTABLISHING THE CITY'S APPROPRIATION LIMIT FOR FY06-07.
14. April 2006 Treasurer’s Report (McLean)
Recommendation: Receive and file the April 2006 Treasurer’s Report for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
15. 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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16. Adoption of the City Budget and Employee Salary Ranges for Fiscal Year 2006-2007 (Petru)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2006- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES APPROVING THE CITY BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006; and 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2006- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ESTABLISHING SALARY AND HOURLY RANGES FOR COMPETITIVE AND MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEE JOB CLASSIFICATIONS.
Attachment A: Budget Resolution - PDF
Atachment: EXHIBIT "A" Salary Resolution - PDF
17. Appeal of View Preservation Permit No. 78; Appellants: Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Jordan, 29208 Posey Way; Applicants: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Park, 6755 El Rodeo Road (Dudman)
Recommendation: Deny the appeal, thereby upholding the Planning Commission’s decision to affirm the Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement’s approval of View Preservation Permit No. 78, which would require the trimming of certain foliage located at 29208 Posey Way that is significantly impairing the view from 7655 El Rodeo Road.
18. Residential Solid Waste and Recycling Rate Adjustments for Waste Management of Los Angeles for FY 06-07 (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the maximum rate that Waste Management of Los Angeles can charge single-family customers in FY 06-07; 2) Approve the maximum rate that Waste Management of Los Angeles can charge multi-family customers in FY 06-07; 3) Increase the City’s FY 06-07 Collector Fee by $13,595; 4) Approve Waste Management of Los Angeles’s request for a one-time extraordinary rate increase for fuel in the amount of $0.26 per month per single-family customer, and $0.26 per month per multi-family account; 5) Increase the City’s Collector fee, reflecting the one-time extraordinary rate increase for fuel, in the amount of $165; and 6) Approve Universal Waste Systems, Inc.’s (UWS) request to waive their annual rate adjustment; maintain UWS’s FY 06-07 rates for single-family and multi-family and City Collector fee, at the same level as in FY 05-06.
9:30 PAUSE TO CONSIDER REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA
REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:
19. Public Use Master Plan (PUMP) Committee (Rojas)
Recommendation: Approve the selection of the 14 members and 1 Ex Officio advisory member that are being proposed by City and PVPLC staff to make up the Public Use Master Plan (PUMP) Committee that will advise Staff on the preparation of the PUMP for the NCCP created Portuguese Bend Nature Preserve.
20. Residential and Commercial Solid Waste and Recycling Services Policy Options (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) Discuss the proposed policy options and Request For Proposal (RFP) documents presented by staff; 2) Authorize staff to finalize the RFP documents and circulate a RFP; and, 3) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2006- A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING RESOLUTION 2006- , THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY06-07, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY'S WASTE REDUCTION FUND.
21. Assignment to the Finance Advisory Committee – Analysis of Employee Retirement Plan and Employee Benefit Plans (McLean)
Recommendation: 1) Provide Staff with direction regarding the assignment to the Finance Advisory Committee regarding the analysis of the City’s employee retirement plan and employee post-retirement health insurance; and 2) Authorize an additional budget appropriation during FY05-06 of $25,000 for the retention of pension and benefit consultants to assist Staff and the FAC during the preparation of the Analysis described in this report and 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.
22. City Manager Recruitment (Evans)
Recommendation: Authorize the City Manager to request proposals from qualified firms to conduct a recruitment for City Manager.
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 Real Property Negotiators
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 and his attorneys
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:
Name of Case: People of the State of California v. Cheryl K.B. Fender and John S. Fender, Los Angeles County Superior Court. Case No. YC049164.
Name of Case: Monks. V. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County Superior Court. Case No. YS010425.
A point has been reached where, in the opinion of the City Council/Agency on the advice of its legal counsel, based on the below-described facts and circumstances, there is a significant exposure to litigation against the City Council/Agency:
Concerning the houses located at 40 and 41 Cherry Hill Lane that have moved onto Redevelopment Agency property located seaward of Palos Verdes Drive South.
Potential Number of Cases: 2
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