Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda MAY 1, 2007 Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda MAY 1, 2007 Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda -MAY 1, 2007

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MAY 15, 2007 REVISED RANCHO RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA MAY 15, 2007 REVISED RANCHO RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA MAY 15, 2007 REVISED RANCHO RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

REVISED AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
MAY 15, 2007
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

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6:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION: SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR DETAILS.

6:30 P.M. INTERVIEW CANDIDATES FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE

7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION

CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2007-53
NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 458
FLAG SALUTE:

CEREMONIAL: Presentation by Jacki Bacharach of South Bay Cities Council of Governments/South Bay Energy Savings Center

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:

RECYCLE DRAWING:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

PUBLIC COMMENTS: (This section of the agenda is for audience comments for items NOT on the agenda.)

CITY MANAGER REPORT: Vision Plan Update

NEW BUSINESS:

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 November 21, 2006, December 5, 2006, December 19, 2006 and January 27, 2007.

3. Award a Three Year As-Needed Maintenance Services Contract for At-Risk Youth Employment to Los Angeles Conservation Corps for FY07-08 through FY09-10 (Ramezani)

Recommendation: 1) Award a three year as-needed maintenance services contract for At-Risk Youth employment to the Los Angeles Conservation Corps (LACC), in the amount not to exceed $25,000 per year for FY 07-08 through
FY 09-10, for Measure A grant funded projects; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a three year as-needed maintenance services contract for At-Risk Youth employment with the Los Angeles Conservation Corps (LACC), in the amount not to exceed $25,000 per year for FY 07-08 through FY 09-10, for Measure A grant funded projects.

4. Used Oil Recycling Block Grant for FY 2007-08 (Ramezani)

Recommendation: 1) Authorize the application of the FY 2007-08 (13th Cycle) used oil block grant to continue the used oil and filter recycling program for City of Rancho Palos Verdes (City) residents; 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 ANY AGREEMENTS, CONTRACTS, AND REQUESTS FOR PAYMENT AS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE PROGRAM.

5. Professional Services Agreement – Community Development Block Grant Program Administration (Huey)

Recommendation: 1) Approve a professional services agreement with Diana Cho and Associates to administer the Community Development Block Grant Program for a not-to-exceed amount of $17,500 for FY 2007-2008, a not-to-exceed amount of $17,500 for FY 2008-2009, and a not-to-exceed amount of $17,500 for FY 2009-2010; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the proposed Agreement with Diana Cho and Associates.

6. Professional Services Agreement – Home Improvement Program (Huey)

Recommendation: 1) Approve a professional services agreement with MDG Associates, Inc., to administer the Home Improvement Program for a not-to-exceed amount of $30,000 for FY 2007-2008, a not-to-exceed amount of $30,000 for FY 2008-2009, and a not-to-exceed amount of $30,000 for FY 2009-2010; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the proposed Agreement with MDG Associates, Inc.

7. Award of Professional Services Contract for Independent Auditing Services (Downs)
Attachment: Exhibit A Auditor Contract-PDF

Recommendation: Approve the attached Professional Services Agreement for Independent Auditing Services with Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., LLP (“VTD”) for an amount “not to exceed” $35,000.

8. Notice of Completion for the Hesse Park Retaining Wall Waterproofing Project (Motahari)

Recommendation: 1) Accept the project 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, 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 Kronos Painting, 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion by the County Recorder contingent upon no claims being filed against the contractor, and the contractor posting an acceptable warranty bond.

9. Notice of Completion for the Hesse Park Restrooms Accessibility Compliance Project (Motahari)

Recommendation: 1) Accept the project 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, 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 Creative Home Interiors, 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion by the County Recorder contingent upon no claims being filed against the contractor, and the contractor posting an acceptable warranty bond.

10. Approval of Membership in the California JPIA for the City of Los Alamitos (Petru)

Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor, as the City Council’s delegate to the California Joint Powers Insurance Agency, to vote in favor of the City of Los Alamitos being accepted as a new member.

11. Claim Against the City by George Hanna (Park)

Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

12. Award Construction Contract for Sunnyside Ridge Storm Drain Project (Dragoo)

Recommendation: 1) 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 2006-2007, FOR A TRANSFER OF $257,123 FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE WATER QUALITY AND FLOOD PROTECTION FUND AND A RELATED ADDITIONAL BUDGET APPROPRIATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $257,123 IN WATER QUALITY AND FLOOD PROTECTION FUND; 2) Approve the Plans and Specifications for the construction of the Palos Verdes Drive East Drainage Improvements (Sunnyside Ridge Storm Drain Project); 3) Award a Construction Contract to Accord Engineering, Inc., in the amount of $1,568,092.80, for the construction of the Sunnyside Ridge Storm Drain Project; 4) Award a contract for professional services to RBF Consulting, Inc. in the not to exceed amount of $145,000 for Construction Inspection services; 5) Authorize the expenditure of up to $313,600.00 for the completion of possible extra work requiring an additional transfer from the General Fund in the amount of $257,123; and, 6) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the contracts with Accord Engineering, Inc. and RBF Consulting, Inc.

13. Channel 33 Expense Reimbursement to General Manager (Lehr)

Recommendation: Approve the reimbursement of expenses to the Channel 33 General Manager in the amount of $4,149.56.

14. Acceptance of Maintenance Responsibility for Open Space Lots in the Oceanfront Estates Community (Tract Map No. 46628) (Fox)
Recommendation: 1) Acknowledge that the responsibility for maintaining the revegetated habitat on Lots 80 through 86, inclusive, of Tract Map No. 46628 (Oceanfront Estates) is being transferred from the developer, Capital Pacific Homes (CPH), to the City in accordance with the 1999 Development Agreement between the City and CPH; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor to sign an amended Operating Agreement with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC) to assign the habitat maintenance responsibility for the portions for these lots that are part of the Natural Communities Conservation Plan (NCCP) preserve to the PVPLC.

15. Budget Adjustment to Complete the Acquisition of the Property on Tarragon Adjacent to Palos Verdes Drive South (Lynch)

Recommendation: 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 BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS TO THE GENERAL FUND AND THE WATER QUALITY FLOOD PROTECTION FUND.

16. 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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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

17. Case No. ZON2005-00536 (General Plan Amendment, Zone Change, Coastal Specific Plan Amendment, Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 67532, Coastal Permit, Variance, Grading, and Environmental Assessment) and Case No. ZON2006-00180-182 (Height Variation for Lots 3 through 5); Property Owner: Dana Ireland; Site Address: 32639 Nantasket Drive, a Vacant Lot between Beachview Drive and Sea Cove Drive (Sohn) - PDF

Recommendation: A) The Planning Commission recommends that the City Council take the following actions: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE PROPOSED PROJECT; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, approving: a) a General Plan Amendment to change the land use of the 1.42-acre project site from commercial recreational to single-family residential; b) a Zone Change Application to change the zoning designation of the project site from Commercial Recreational (CR) to Single-Family Residential (RS-4); c) a Coastal Specific Plan Amendment to change the land use designation of the site from commercial recreational to residential; d) a tentative tract map to subdivide the subject lot into five residential lots; e) a Variance application to allow each proposed lot of the new 5-lot subdivision to have a nonconforming lot depth ranging from 91-feet to 93-feet, where 100-feet is required; f) a Coastal Permit to allow the subdivision and related development in the City’s Coastal Zone.

B) Staff recommends that given the Planning Commission’s recommendation of approval of the proposed homes on Lots 1 and 2, but denial of the proposed homes on Lots 3, 4 and 5, due to neighborhood compatibility concerns, and the fact that the applicant has submitted revised plans to address the Commission’s concerns, the City Council review the applicant’s modified plans for these homes and determine whether the modified home designs are compatible with the neighborhood or whether the modified plans should be remanded back to the Planning Commission to make that determination.

18. Tract Map Amendment (Case No. SUB2006-00020): Amendment No. 3 to Tract Map No. 31617 to Permit a Wider Range of Minor Accessory Structures Outside the Building/Grading Restriction (BGR) Line on Lots 42 through 46, Inclusive (Ocean Terrace Drive and Pacifica Drive) (Fox)

Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY CONDITIONALLY APPROVING THE REQUESTED TRACT MAP AMENDMENT (CASE NO. SUB2006-00020).

19. General Plan Amendment & Zone Change Initiation Request (Case No. ZON2007-00134) (Applicant: Gulian Design; Landowner: Jovan & Lisa Vavic; Property Address: 3324 Seaclaire Drive) (Kim)

Recommendation: Allow the applicant to submit the necessary applications and proceed through the review process for a proposed change in the General Plan Land Use and Zoning Designation for a portion of the subject site.

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

20. Appointments to the Emergency Preparedness Committee (Morreale)

Recommendation: Appoint three members to the Emergency Preparedness Committee, each with a four year term of office until May 2011.

21. 2007 Rancho Palos Verdes Pavement Management Update (Vaish/McLean)

Recommendation: 1)Receive and file the 2007 Pavement Management Report; 2) Direct Staff to include the estimates of cost for the arterial and residential roadway overlay and slurry seals presented in the Fiscal Impact section of this report in the draft FY07-08 budget and draft 2007 Five-Year Financial Model; and 3) Establish the improvement of the arterial roadway condition as a high priority for the use of future funds as they become available (i.e., the City’s $1.4 million share of Proposition 1B transportation funds).

22. Channel 33 Equipment Purchase and Service Contract with TelVue Virtual Television Networks (TVTN) (Holt & Lehr)

Recommendation: Approve the Princeton Server Group quotation in the amount of $26,131.34 and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the service and support agreement with TelVue Virtual Television Networks (TVTN) with the City Attorney’s revisions, in the amount of $4,200 in order to implement digital operations and broadcasts support for Channel 33.

23. Proposed Ordinance to Address Targeted Residential Picketing (Lynch)

Recommendation: Read Ordinance No. ____ “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING TITLE 9 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE TO ADD REGULATIONS GOVERNING PICKETING IN RESIDENTIAL ZONES IN THE CITY” by Title only, Waive Further Reading, and Introduce the Ordinance.

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 Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at 6:00 PM for an Adjourned Regular Meeting and Budget Work Session at Pt. 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

Conference with Real Property Negotiators
G.C. 54956.8

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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NOTE: Staff reports are available for inspection at City Hall, 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard during regular business hours, 7:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Monday – Thursday and 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. on Friday. The agenda and staff reports can also be viewed at Hesse Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard during regular business hours: Monday – Friday from 9:00 A.M. until dusk; Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 A.M. until dusk.

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