RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
JULY 17, 2007
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
6:00 P.M. CLOSED SESSION: SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR
7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION
CALL TO ORDER:
ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2007-82
NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 461
CEREMONIAL: Presentation Thanking U.S. Coast Guard for Providing Year-Long
Exhibit at PVIC & Announcement of Marineland Remembered
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
PUBLIC COMMENTS: (This section of the agenda is for audience comments for items NOT on the agenda.)
CITY MANAGER REPORT: Defer Filling New Staff Positions and Expedite Management Audit
APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:
A. EMERGENCY ROAD RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT
1. Palos Verdes Drive South Landslide (East End) Road Reconstruction (Bell)
Recommendation: Review and reconfirm by a four/fifths (4/5) vote, the Council’s previous action on June 5, 2007, authorizing staff to proceed with emergency repairs to the roadway along Palos Verdes Drive South within the Portuguese Bend Landslide.
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 (Morreale)
Recommendation: Approve the Minutes of the April 17, 2007 and May 1, 2007 Regular Meetings.
4. Border Issues Status Report (Fox)
Recommendation: Review the current status of border issues.
5. Landscape Improvements on the North Side of Palos Verdes Drive South (PVDS) at Palos Verdes Drive East (PVDE) (Motahari)
Recommendation: 1) Award a contract for landscape improvements on the north side of Palos Verdes Drive South at Palos Verdes Drive East to America West Landscape, Inc., in the amount not to exceed $76,109.56 and authorize staff to spend an additional $8,000 for potential change orders which may result from unforeseen conditions for a total authorization of $84,109.56; 2) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the contract with America West Landscape, Inc.; and, 3) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2007-70, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,000 TO THE CITY’S STREET MAINTENANCE NON-PAVEMENT PROGRAM.
6. Notice of Completion of Roof Replacement Project at City Hall (Sign Shop and Maintenance Shed Buildings) and Ladera Linda Park Buildings to Lavey Roofing Services, Inc.
Recommendation: 1) Accept the work done by Lavey Roofing Services, Inc. on the replacement of roof at City Hall (Sign Shop, and Maintenance Shed Buildings), and Ladera Linda Park Buildings, as completed; 2) Authorize the City Clerk to file the attached Notice of Completion with the Los Angeles County Recorder; and if no claims are filed within 35 days after recordation of the Notice and upon the contractor posting an acceptable warranty bond, City Clerk shall notify Safeco Insurance Company of America to exonerate both the Payment and Performance Bonds; and 3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to release the 10% retention payment to Lavey Roofing Services, Inc. 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion by the City Clerk at the Los Angeles County Recorder’s office, contingent upon no claims being filed against the project.
7. Notice of Completion for the Storm Drain Rehabilitation Project – Lining Phase II – Including Rehabilitation of the Monero Drive Storm Drain (Dragoo)
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, 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 Sancon Technologies, Inc. 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion by the County Recorder’s office, contingent upon no claims being filed against the project.
8. Approve Master Agreement No. 07-5413R and Program Supplement Agreement
No. 007-N for Street Improvements on Hawthorne Boulevard and Palos Verdes Drive West (PVDW) (Bell)
Recommendation: 1) Approve Master Agreement No. 07-5413R and Program Supplement Agreement No. 007-N for street improvements on Hawthorne Blvd. and PVDW; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE THE AGREEMENT.
9. Gifts for Parks (Waters)
Recommendation: That the City Council accepts the Gifts for Parks donation and directs staff to prepare letters for the Mayor’s signature expressing the Council’s appreciation.
10. 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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11. Amendment to Revision "BB" to the Trump National Golf Course Project -Flag Pole - PDF
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007- , A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CONDITIONALLY APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO REVISION “BB”, thereby changing the existing action deadline from “May 20, 2007” to “December 20, 2007”, and adding a new condition requiring the Applicant to submit a complete application to the California Coastal Commission prior to August 17, 2007.
PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:
REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:
12. Policy Regarding the Location of Affordable Housing Units in the City (Pfost)
Recommendation: Discuss and provide direction to Staff on the five Affordable Housing Policy Issues identified by Staff.
13. Fee Waiver for a Portion of Building & Safety Permit Fees and a Review of the Permit Process Associated with the Re-construction of a Fire-Damaged Residence at 58 Avenida Corona (Rojas)
Recommendation: Approve a partial fee waiver request in an amount determined by the City Council contingent that the forthcoming Development Code amendments to allow for such a fee waiver are subsequently adopted by the City Council.
14. Traffic and Roadway Safety Programs (Motahari) - PDF
Recommendation: 1) Review and file the report; and, 2) Give direction to staff for items that are deemed necessary and feasible, with any modifications recommended by Council, including preparation of a budget adjustment report for review at a future meeting.
15. Status Update: Traffic Calming in Residential Neighborhoods (Motahari)
Recommendation: Review and file report.
16. Girls’ Softball at Upper Hesse Park (Petru)
Attachment: Excel File - PDF
Recommendation: Authorize the contribution of up to $20,000 from the Environmental Excise Tax fund for the installation of new bleachers in conjunction with the construction of a new girls’ softball field at Upper Hesse Park.
17. 2.5% @ 55 Employee Retirement Formula – Contract Amendment with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (Petru)
Attachments:Draft Ordinance No.
Recommendation: Introduce Ordinance No.-; an Ordinance of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Authorizing an amendment to the Contract between the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.
18. Channel 33 Business Plan, Operating Policies and Proposed Service Contract (Lehr)
Recommendation: The City Manager requests that this item be continued to the August 21, 2007 City Council Meeting when the Channel 33 Station Manager would be available.
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 & SUGGESTION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS:
CLOSED SESSION REPORT:
ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at 6:30 PM to interview candidates for the Finance Advisory Committee in the Fireside Room at Hesse Park.
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:
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 threats of litigation made by Mr. Donald Trump to City Manager Carolyn Lehr during telephone conversations that occurred on June 25, 2007 and June 26, 2007, regarding trees located on the golf course at Trump National and a threat of litigation regarding whether single family homes still can be developed on the portion of Tentative Tract Map No. 50666 where the driving range is located that was made at a meeting that was held on July 11, 2007, which was attended by Mayor Pro Tem Stern. A copy of the memorandum from the City Manager documenting the threats of litigation that were made on June 25th and 26th, and a memorandum from Mayor Pro Tem Stern regarding the threat that was made at the meeting on July 11, 2007, are on file in the City Clerk’s Office.
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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.
You can also view the agenda and staff reports at the City’s website www.palosverdes.com/RPV.