RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
APRIL 17, 2007
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
6:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION: SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR DETAILS.
6:30 P.M. INTERVIEW CANDIDATES FOR THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE FOR THE WATER QUALITY AND FLOOD PROTECTION PROGRAM
7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION
CALL TO ORDER:
ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2007-35
NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 457
CEREMONIAL: Presentation of a Certificate of Participation for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes’ participation in the Cans for Cash City Recycling Challenge in 2006.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
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. Approval of the Minutes (Morreale)
Recommendation: Approve the Minutes of August 1, 2006, November 7, 2006, and April 3, 2007.
3. Adoption of Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Ordinance (Petru)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 456, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING TITLE 2 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE BY ADDING CHAPTER 2.42 TO PROVIDE FOR BIDDING PROCEDURES FOR PUBLIC PROJECTS UNDER THE UNIFORM PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION COST ACCOUNTING ACT.”
4. Hesse Park Restrooms ADA Compliance – Budget Adjustment (Motahari)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING RESOLUTION 2006-41, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006-07 FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT OF $5,000 TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM FOR REPAIRS TO THE HESSE PARK RESTROOMS ADA COMPLIANCE PROJECT.
5. Salary Resolution – Building Inspector I/II and Building Official Job Classifications (Park) - PDF
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2006-42 CREATING CERTAIN SALARY RANGES FOR BUILDING INSPECTOR I, BUILDING INSPECTOR II AND BUILDING OFFICIAL.
6. Underground Service Alert of Southern California (DIGALERT) Membership (Bell) - PDF
Recommendation: Approve the City of Rancho Palos Verdes becoming a member of Underground Service Alert of Southern California (USA-SC) commonly known as ‘DIGALERT’ and authorize the Mayor to sign the Associate Member Agreement form.
7. Approval of Membership in the California JPIA for the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (Petru)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor, as the City Council’s delegate to the California Joint Powers Insurance Agency, to vote in favor of the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority being accepted as a new member.
8. Extend Current Residential Solid Waste Contracts, and Reject Proposals for New Commercial and Residential Solid Waste Services (Ramezani) - PDF
Recommendation: 1) Exercise the option of the remaining two one-year extensions as provided for in the current residential solid waste contracts with USA Waste of California dba Waste Management, and Universal Waste Systems, Inc., and send notices to the two haulers informing them of the new expiration date of June 30, 2010; 2) Reject proposals submitted on September 26, 2006, by USA Waste of California dba Waste Management and Universal Waste Systems, Inc. for new solid waste services, and return their Proposal Bonds; and, 3) Receive and file comments made by prospective bidders on the City’s previous Request for Proposals (RFP), and suggestions given for improving a future RFP.
9. The Green Line Coalition (Long)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to join The Green Line Coalition on behalf of the City and to endorse the completion of the extension of the Green Line to the Los Angeles International Airport.
10. Mayors Against Illegal Guns (Long)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to endorse the “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” campaign on behalf of the City and authorize the Mayor to sign the Mayor’s Summit Statement of Principles form.
11. San Pedro Eastview Little League (Long)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to sign a letter supporting the effort to “Save Eastview Little League.”
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. Revision "FF" – A Revision to the Trump National Golf Course Project – Extension to the Opening of the Golf Course and Driving Range (Pfost) - PDF
Recommendation: Approve a two-week extension via Minute Order and continue the review of Revision FF to the May 1, 2007 City Council meeting.
14. Long Point Resort Hotel Project: ZON2007-00094 (Revision “F” to Conditional Use Permit No. 215, et. al) (Mihranian)- PDF
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES APPROVING REVISION ‘F’ TO CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 215, ET. AL., TO AMEND CONDITION NO. 10 TO DEFER THE TIMING OF THE CONDITION COMPLIANCE FROM “PRIOR TO ANY GRADING OR BUILDING PERMIT ISSUANCE” TO “PRIOR TO ISSUANCE OF ANY CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY” FOR SATISFYING THE PUBLIC AMENITIES MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT REQUIREMENT.
15. Appeal of Planning Case No. ZON2005-00554 (Site Plan Review with Neighborhood Compatibility) / 30065 Via Victoria [Lot 13 of Tract No. 52666] (Mihranian)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES UPHOLDING THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S APPROVAL TO ALLOW, WITH CONDITIONS, THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW 3,326 SQUARE FOOT SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE ON AN UNIMPROVED LOT AT A MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF 15-FEET, AS MEASURED FROM THE POINT WHERE THE LOWEST FOUNDATION MEETS GRADE (385’) TO THE HIGHEST ROOF RIDGELINE (400’).
PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:
REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:
16. Equestrian Committee Appointments (Morreale)
Recommendation: Appoint nine members to serve on the Equestrian Committee, four with two-year terms of office until April 2009 and five with four-year terms of office until April 2011.
17. Oversight Committee for Water Quality & Flood Protection Program Appointments (Morreale)
Recommendation: 1) Appoint five members to serve on the Oversight Committee for Water Quality and Flood Protection Program, two with two-year terms of office until April 2009 and three with four-year terms of office until April 2011; and 2) Select a Chair.
18. Traffic Safety Commission Chair (Morreale)
Recommendation: Appoint the Chair for the Traffic Safety Commission.
19. Consider Waste Management’s Request for Revisions to the Current Residential Solid Waste Contract and to Current Practice (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) Consider Waste Management’s request for addressing issues and revision to the current residential solid waste contract, and approve contract amendments for agreed upon items; 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute contract amendments and revisions to current practices for agreed upon items; and 3) Consider Waste Management’s request for extraordinary rate adjustment in the amount of $0.69/month/account for fuel costs effective FY 07-08. This is in addition to the $0.26 that was approved in FY 06-07.
20. Consider Universal Waste Systems Inc.’s Request for Revisions to the Current Residential Solid Waste Contract and to Current Practice (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) Consider Universal Waste System Inc.’s request for addressing issues and revision to the current residential solid waste contract, and approve contract amendments to current practices for agreed upon items; 2) Authorize the City Manager to execute contract amendments and revisions to current practices for agreed upon items; and 3) Consider Universal Waste System Inc.’s request for extraordinary rate adjustment in the amount of $1.36/month/account for fuel costs.
21. Extension of Moratorium on Certain Development Within the Entire Landslide Moratorium Area Outlined in Red and Blue Pending Review of Additional Information (Lynch/Rojas)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. U, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES EXTENDING URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 427U AND URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 439U TO JUNE 22, 2006, THEREBY CONTINUING A MORATORIUM ON THE ISSUANCE OF CERTAIN PERMITS AND THE PROCESSING OF PLANNING APPROVALS IN THE LANDSLIDE MORATORIUM AREA OUTLINED IN RED AND BLUE ON THE LANDSLIDE MORATORIUM MAP ON FILE IN THE CITY’S PLANNING, BUILDING AND CODE ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENT, AND DECLARING THE URGENCY THEREOF.
22. Third System Performance Audit of the 2000 Cable Television Franchise Agreement with Cox Communications (Petru)
Recommendation: 1) Continue the third system performance audit of the 2000 Cable Television Franchise Agreement for ninety (90) days; 2) Direct Cox Communications to provide staff with Service Level data for the period between November 2006 and May 2007; and 3) Postpone the decision regarding extending the current Franchise Agreement until the City completes the third system performance audit.
23. Upper Point Vicente/Civic Center Master Plan Council Ad Hoc Subcommittee (Petru)
Recommendation: Establish the Upper Point Vicente/Civic Center Master Plan Subcommittee and appoint two members of the City Council to service on this ad hoc body.
24. Proposed “Management Achievement Plan” (Lehr)
Recommendation: Approve a Management Achievement Plan for the first six month period in accordance with the Employment Agreement dated March 7, 2007.
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, April 21, 2007 at 9:00 AM for the Community Leaders’ Breakfast at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center.
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: James A. Kay, Jr., et al. v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, et al., U.S. District Court Case No. CV 05-2535-DSF
Conference with Real Property Negotiators
Potential purchase of real property:
Property: APN # 7589-013-905
City Negotiators: City Manager; City Attorney; and Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement
Negotiating Parties: John Laing Homes Urban
Under Negotiation: Price and Terms of Payment
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