RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
FEBRUARY 20, 2007
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
6:30 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. 2007-13
NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 453
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
CEREMONIAL: Whale of a Day Poster Contest Winners
PUBLIC COMMENTS: (This section of the agenda is for audience comments for items NOT on the agenda.)
CITY MANAGER REPORT:
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. Request for Waiver of the Penalty Fees Related to an After-the-Fact Landslide Moratorium Exception Permit and Site Plan Review to Rebuild a Residence at 31 Narcissa Drive (Joe Badame & Martha De La Torre) (Mikhail)
Recommendation: Grant the requested penalty fee waiver in the amount of $1,958.00.
3. Release of Bond Posted for Golden Cove Center (Bell)
Recommendation: Authorize the City Clerk and Director of Public Works to release Bond No. 245085 in the amount of $68,500, posted by Golden Cove Group, LLC for the construction of the Golden Cove Center.
4. PVIC Audio System Upgrade to Enable Amplified City Council Meetings (McLean)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the purchase of an external audio mixer to connect to the existing audio system to enable amplified City Council and other public meetings in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2006-41, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY06-07, FOR A $15,000 BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY’S GENERAL FUND AND EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT FUND; and, 3) Provide direction to Staff about making an inquiry to Cox Cable regarding the feasibility and cost of installing equipment necessary to broadcast live from PVIC via the Channel 33 studio.
5. Household Hazardous Waste/Electronics Waste Round-Up Siting Liability Agreement with Los Angeles County (Ramezani)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection Siting Liability Agreement with the County of Los Angeles and County Sanitation District No. 2 of Los Angeles County.
6. Revision to Planning Case No. ZON2004-00087 (Height Variation) at 28129 Ella Road (Kim)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES APPROVING A REVISION TO HEIGHT VARIATION (CASE NO. ZON2004-00087).
7. Notice of Completion for the Forrestal Nature Preserve Swale Improvement Project (Vaish)
Recommendation: 1) Accept the work as complete; 2) Authorize the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder. If no claims are filed within 35 days after recordation, and upon the contractor posting an acceptable warranty bond, notice the surety company to exonerate the Payment and Performance bonds; and 3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to release the 5% retention payment, to Garcia Juarez Construction, Inc. (GCI) 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion by the County Recorder. This release is contingent upon no claims being filed on the project, and the contractor posting an acceptable warranty bond.
8. Notice of Completion for the Residential Street Overlay and Slurry Seal Project (Area 2) (Vaish)
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 upon the contractor posting an acceptable warranty bond, notice the surety company to exonerate the Payment and Performance bonds; and 3) Authorize the Director of Public works to release the 10% retention payment, to Sequel Contractors, Inc., 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion by the County Recorder contingent upon no claims being filed on the project, and the contractor posting an acceptable warranty bond.
9. Continuation of Funding for the City/Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy State Lobbyist (Rojas)
Recommendation: Approve a budget adjustment for $18,000 to fund the services of Mr. Joseph Caves of Conservation Strategy Group for the 2007 calendar year as an advocate of the City for securing state monies for the City’s continuing open space acquisitions.
10. Rubberized Asphalt Concrete Grant – FY06-07 (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the submittal of a grant application to the California Integrated Waste Management Board for a Rubberized Asphalt Concrete Use grant program - FY06-07; and 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO.
2007- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO EXECUTE ALL NECESSARY APPLICATIONS, CONTRACTS, AGREEMENTS, AMENDMENTS, AND PAYMENT REQUESTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF SECURING GRANT FUNDS, AND IMPLEMENTING AND CARRYING OUT THE PROGRAMS.
11. General Plan Update – Agreements for Consulting Services (Pfost)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor on behalf of the City to sign Agreements for Consulting Services with LSA Associates for $109,115, Zeiser Kling Consulting for $23,800, and Palos Verdes on the Net for $8,241 for assistance in completing the City's General Plan Update.
12. Register of Demands (McLean)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- , 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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13. Appeal to Planning Case No. ZON2006-00370 (Site Plan Review): Request to Overturn the Planning Commission’s Decision to Allow the Construction of a 4,280 Square Foot New Residence in Replacement of the Existing, Fire-Damaged 3,946 Square Foot Residence; Site Address: 58 Avenida Corona (Kim)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES DENYING MR. MATHEWS’ APPEAL AND IF THE COUNCIL AGREES THAT MR. HUNG’S VIEW REMAINS SIGNIFICANTLY IMPAIRED BY ONE OF THE APPLICANT’S TREES, APPROVE MR. HUNG’S APPEAL TO MODIFY THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S CONDITION NO. 13 OF EXHIBIT ‘A’ REGARDING FOLIAGE REMOVAL, THEREBY APPROVING WITH MODIFIED CONDITIONS SITE PLAN REVIEW (CASE NO. 2006-00370) TO ALLOW THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 4,280 SQUARE FOOT NEW RESIDENCE IN REPLACEMENT OF THE EXISTING, FIRE-DAMAGED 3,946 SQUARE FOOT RESIDENCE.
14. Appeal of Grading Permit and Site Plan Review (Case No. ZON2005-00593), Landowner: Jamie Blessum; Appellants: Rod and Rebecca White, Harry & Peggy Fussganger, Ruperto & Lula Elpusan; Site Address: 29664 Grandpoint Lane (Sohn)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES THEREBY DENYING THE APPEAL AND UPHOLDING THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S CONDITIONAL APPROVAL OF CASE NO. ZON2005-00593, TO ALLOW THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW RESIDENCE, ASSOCIATED GRADING AND RETAINING WALLS AT 29664 GRANDPOINT LANE.
PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:
REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:
15. FY06-07 Midyear Financial Report (Downs)
Recommendation: 1) Receive and file the midyear financial report; and 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2006-41, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY06-07, TO ADJUST APPROPRIATIONS IN THE GENERAL FUND, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS, STREET MAINTENANCE, 1972 ACT, 1911 ACT, WASTE REDUCTION, PROPOSITION A, HABITAT RESTORATION, AND MEASURE A MAINTENANCE FUNDS OF THE CITY.
16. Water Quality Flood Protection Program Update (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Accept a presentation and update on the Water Quality and Flood Protection Program; and, 2) Support the appropriation of adequate resources for the Water Quality and Flood Protection Program including moving up the funding component for the McCarrell Canyon Storm Drain Improvement Project to Fiscal Year 2007-2008 and by directing staff to include additional plan costs in the FY 2007-2008 draft budget.
17. McCarrell Canyon Storm Drain System Design (Bell)
Recommendation: 1) Award a design contract to Harris and Associates for Phase I and Phase II of the design of the McCarrell Canyon Storm Drainage System from the inlet above Palos Verdes Drive South to the beach; 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a professional services agreement contract with Harris and Associates in an amount not to exceed $450,000; 3) Authorize the additional expenditure of $248,000 for Phase II to complete the design of the McCarrell Canyon storm drainage system and produce bid documentation for the first construction phase of the work; and, 4) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- , 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 IN THE AMOUNT OF $248,000 TO THE CITY’S WATER QUALITY AND FLOOD PROTECTION PROGRAM.
18. Clarification of the City’s Expense Reimbursement Policies for City Officials (Lynch)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING AND RESTATING ITS EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT AND USE OF PUBLIC RESOURCES POLICY.
19. City Council Assignment to the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (Petru)
Recommendation: Select a new City Council delegate to the South Bay Cities Council of Governments.
20. Tactical Planning Workshop (Petru)
Recommendation: Consider whether to reschedule the Tactical Planning Workshop set for Saturday, February 24, 2007.
21. Storm Drain User Fee Ballot Alternatives (Bussey)
Recommendation: Place on a future Council agenda a discussion of possible storm drain user fee alternatives.
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.)
COUNCIL DISCUSSION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS & SUGGESTION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS:
CLOSED SESSION REPORT:
ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to Saturday, February 24, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. at Pt. Vicente Interpretive Center for a Tactical Planning Workshop.
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, Los Angeles County Superior Court. Case No. YS010425.
Potential Initiation of Litigation
The City Council is meeting to decide whether to initiate litigation against Caltrans and the State of California regarding Caltrans' failure to reimburse the City for the expenditure that the City made to repair the sinkhole within and under Western Avenue at Westmont.
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