RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
SEPTEMBER 19, 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. 2006-71
NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 445
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:
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 the Minutes (Petru)
Recommendation: Approve the minutes of August 15, 2006.
3. Biennial Update of the City’s Conflict of Interest Code (Petru) PDF
Recommendation: 1) Receive and file the 2006 Local Agency Biennial Notice for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, the Rancho Palos Verdes Redevelopment Agency, and the Rancho Palos Verdes Improvement Authority indicating that the Conflict of Interest Code for these agencies need to be amended; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2006- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ADOPTING AN AMENDED CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE CONTAINING REVISED DESIGNATED POSITIONS, DISCLOSURE CATEGORIES AND REPEALING RESOLUTION NO. 2004-83.
4. Amend Joint Powers Agreement for Disaster Management (Park)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2006- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ADOPTING THE AREA G JOINT POWERS AUTHORITY AGREEMENT AMENDMENT, WHICH AUTHORIZES THE OFFICE OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT AREA G TO CREATE PRE-DISASTER PURCHASE AGREEMENTS ON BEHALF OF THE AREA G CITIES, and, 2) Authorize the City Manager to sign the addendum on behalf of the City.
5.Terranea (Long Point) Resort Hotel Project: Conditional Use Permit No. 215, et. al. One-Year Time Extension (Mihranian)
Recommendation: Approve the applicant’s one-year time extension request, thereby extending the project approvals to October 5, 2007.
6.Claim Against the City by Patrick Kelsey (Park)
Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimants.
7. Award of Contracts for On Call Professional Services (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Award a three-year contract for on call professional services to AEI Consultants, PBS&J Consultants, CBM Consulting, Inc., Charles Abbott Associates, Inc., Group Delta Consultants, HYCOM & Associates, Harris & Associates, JMC2, John L. Hunter & Associates, Jon Cicchetti ASLA, KEC Engineers, Inc., Kleinfelder, Helix Environmental, Inc., Lenocker & Associates, Priority Engineering Inc., RBF Consulting, SA Associates, Willdan, Shirley Bennett, and Zieser Kling; 2) Authorize the expenditure of upto $60,000 with each of these firms, with a not to exceed the amount of $25,000 for a single project, and; 3) Authorize the expenditure of up to $311,000 for “on-call” services for various FY06-07 program budgets using the on-call contract authority.
8. Forrestal Nature Preserve Swale Improvement Project (Vaish)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the construction plans; 2) Award a contract for the construction of the Forrestal Swale Drainage Improvements Project to Garcia Juarez Construction, Inc. for the contract bid amount of $358,700, and authorize staff to spend up to an additional $40,534 for possible extra work or unforeseen conditions, for a total authorization of $399,234; 3) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract with Garcia Juarez Construction, Inc.; 4) Award a contract to Charles Abbott Associates (CAA), for the Construction Management, and Inspection services in an amount not to exceed $30,000; 5) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract with Charles Abbott Associates (CAA); 6) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2006- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2006-41, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006-07, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY’S CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FUND – PARKS AND TRAILS MAINTENANCE; 7) Authorize the additional expenditure of up to $163,000 for Forrestal Swale Drainage Improvements Project. Funding to come from remaining Measure A grant money.
9. 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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REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:
10. Proposed Solution to the Un-Permitted Trump Flag Pole and Flag at Trump National as Presented by Councilman Clark (Pfost)
Recommendation: Discuss Councilman Clark’s proposal, and if it is determined that the City should move forward with the proposal, that the Council: 1) Direct staff to prepare an agreement acceptable to the Trump Organization for future review by the City Council; and, 2) Direct staff to process a Variance and Coastal Permit for the flagpole.
11.An Appeal of the Planning Commission's Decision Denying Case No. ZON2006-00328 (Revision BB to Conditional Use Permit No. 163/Variance), Which is a Request to Permit an "After-the-Fact" 70' Tall Flag Pole Located at the Back Tee of Hole #1 of the Trump National Golf Course [Continued from September 5, 2006] (Pfost)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2006- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES DENYING THE APPEAL AND UPHOLDING THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S DECISION TO DENY REVISION "BB" (CASE NO. ZON2006-00328) FOR A REQUEST TO PERMIT A 70' HIGH FLAGPOLE LOCATED AT THE BACK TEE OF HOLE #1 OF THE TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF COURSE.
12. Use of State Funding for Supplemental Police Services – CORE Police Team (Petru)
Recommendation: Approve the continued use of COPS (Citizen Option for Police Services) grant in FY 06-07 to partially fund the CORE Police Team.
13.Appeal of Denial of Planning Case No. ZON2006-00218 (Variance and Coastal Permit): Request to Overturn the Planning Commission’s Denial of a Request for After-The-Fact Approval of a 6-Foot-Tall Wall in the Street-Side Setback Area of a Corner Lot (Fox)
Recommendation: Continue the public hearing to the Council meeting of November 7, 2006.
PAUSE TO CONSIDER REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA
REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:
14. Proposed View Restoration and Preservation Guideline Revisions (Alvarez)
Recommendation: Review and approve the recommended revisions to the City’s View Restoration and Preservation Guidelines that have been forwarded from the Planning Commission, including language revisions discussed by the City Council.
15. Utilities/Maintenance Cost for PVAN and PVNET Modular Buildings (Evans)
Recommendation: Receive and file.
16.Minutes of Closed Sessions (Lynch/Evans/Petru)
Recommendation: Give direction regarding whether the City Council would like the City Attorney to prepare a resolution directing the City Clerk to deputize one or more individuals as deputy City Clerks and designating the individuals as the persons who will attend closed session meetings of the City Council to prepare verbatim minutes of the closed sessions.
17.Cable Television Committee (Evans)
Recommendation: Appoint a second member to the Cable Television Committee.
18. Information Technology Ad Hoc Committee (Evans)
Recommendation: 1) Appoint two Council members to serve on the Information Technology Ad Hoc Committee; and 2) Direct that Committee to develop a scope of work addressing information technology issues and select a firm to gather information and make recommendations for changes to the City Council.
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
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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, Los Angeles County Superior Court. Case No. YS010425.
Initiation of Litigation:
Number of Potential Cases: 1
Description: Determine whether to initiate litigation against Cleo Larby regarding illegal grading at 5521 Graylog Street.
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