Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda AUGUST 7, 2007 Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda AUGUST 7, 2007 Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda -AUGUST 7, 2007

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AUGUST 7, 2007 RANCHO RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA AUGUST 7, 2007 RANCHO RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA AUGUST 7, 2007 RANCHO RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

AUGUST 7, 2007

FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

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6:30 P.M.    INTERVIEW CANDIDATES FOR THE FINANCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

7:00 P.M.    REGULAR SESSION                                   

CALL TO ORDER:                                                           

ROLL CALL:                                                                           NEXT RESOL. NO. 2007-86
                                                                                                NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 462
FLAG SALUTE:                                                      

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:1) Update on Upper Point Vicente Baseline Study; and,
2) Update on Organization-Wide Management Study Schedule & Process

NEW BUSINESS: 

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.         Award Storm Drain Lining Project 2007 (Dragoo)
Recommendation:  1) Approve the Plans and Specifications for the construction of the Storm Drain Lining Project 2007; 2) Award a Construction Contract to Wesco Infrastructure Technologies, L.P., in the amount of $403,907.00 for the construction of the Storm Drain Lining Project 2007 and authorize the expenditure of up to $38,000.00 for possible extra work; 3) Award a contract for professional services to Charles Abbott Associates in the not to exceed amount of $20,000.00 for Construction Inspection services; and, 4) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the contracts with Wesco Infrastructure Technologies, L.P., and Charles Abbott Associates.

 

4.         Crossing Guard Services for 2007-2008 School Year: Amendment to Contract with All City Management Services (Petru)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute an amendment to the agreement with All City Management Services, Inc. (ACMS), for an amount not to exceed $16,863.00 to provide crossing guard services at Miraleste Intermediate School and Silver Spur Elementary School for the 2007-2008 School Year.

5.         Arterial Rehabilitation Program: STPL-5413 (007) (Bell)
Recommendation: 1) Award a $886,600 construction contract to All American Asphalt Company, for the overlay of Hawthorne Boulevard (Silver Spur to the North City Limit), southbound Palos Verdes Drive West (West City Limit to Hawthorne Boulevard) and a short segment of northbound Palos Verdes Drive West (Hawthorne Boulevard to 400 feet south of Golden Cove), and authorize staff to spend an additional $89,000 for possible extra work; thereby approving a $975,600 construction budget; 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a construction contract with All American Asphalt Company; 3) Award a contract to Willdan, for the Construction Management, Inspection, and Federal compliance services in an amount not to exceed $ 65,000; and, 4) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract with Willdan.

6.         Budget Authorization for Fourth Supervisorial District Excess (Grant) Funds (Ramezani)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2007-70, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007-08, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY’S CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FUND (CIP).

7.         Award Via Rivera Traffic Calming Project (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the Plans and Specifications for the construction of the Via Rivera Traffic Calming Project; 2) Award a Construction Contract to Sequel Contractors Inc., in the amount of $19,454.00, for the construction of the Via Rivera Traffic Calming Project and authorize the expenditure of up to $3,500.00 for possible extra work; 3) Award a contract for professional services to Charles Abbott Associates in the not to exceed amount of $2,500.00 for Construction Inspection services; 4) ADOPT RESOLUTION 2007- _____, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING RESOLUTION 2007-70, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT OF $5,954.00 TO THE CITY’S GENERAL FUND FOR THE INSTALLATION OF TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES ALONG VIA RIVERA; and, 5) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the contracts with Sequel Contractors Inc., and Charles Abbott Associates.

8.         Award Contract for Weed Abatement/Control and Landscape Maintenance for City Rights of Way and Medians 2007 through 2010 (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the Plans and Specifications for the Weed Abatement/Control & Landscape Maintenance for City Rights Of Way and Medians - 2007 through 2010; 2) Award a Contract to Bennett Enterprises, Inc. dba Bennett Landscape, in the amount totaling $137,568 for the first year of the contract for the purpose of weed abatement/control and maintaining the public right of way; and, 3) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the contract with Bennett Enterprises, Inc. dba Bennett Landscape.

9.         City Council Policy Regarding the Use of Channel 33, Channel 35 or any other City-Sponsored PEG Channels for Political Purposes (Lynch)
Recommendation: 1) Adopt the attached City Council Policy; 2) Direct Staff to amend the Channel 33 Policies to incorporate this policy; and, 3) Direct the City Manager to provide a copy of the policy to all City employees and volunteers who are involved with Channel 33 and Channel 35.

10.       CLEEP Fund Expenditure Request for the Sheriff’s Off-road Enforcement Team (Petru)
Recommendation: Approve the recommendation from the Regional Law Enforcement Committee to use California Law Enforcement Equipment Program (CLEEP) grant funds to purchase two All Terrain Vehicles for the Lomita Sheriff’s Station Off-Road Enforcement Team.

11.       City Investment Policy – FY07-08 (Gyves)
Recommendation: 1) Adopt and file the FY07-08 Investment Policy for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY TREASURER TO CONDUCT FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS WITH VARIOUS FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND DESIGNATING THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AS THE CITY TREASURER.

12.       June 2007 Treasurer’s Report (McLean)
Recommendation: Receive and file the June 2007 Treasurer’s Report for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

13.       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:

14.       Code Amendment (Case No. ZON2004-00265): Amendments to Various Sections of Title 15 (Buildings and Construction) and Title 17 (Zoning) to Regulate the Use of Cargo Containers on Public and Private Property (Fox) [Continued from March 6, 2007]
            Recommendation: INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING CHAPTERS 15.04 AND 15.20 OF TITLE 15 AND CHAPTERS 17.32, 17.56, 17.76 AND 17.96 OF TITLE 17 OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE (CASE NO. ZON2004-00265) TO ESTABLISH REGULATIONS FOR THE USE OF CARGO CONTAINERS ON PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY.

15.       Conformance with the 2007 Los Angeles County Congestion Management Program (CMP) (Kim)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY ADOPTING THE CITY’S 2007 LOCAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT (LDR) AND SELF-CERTIFYING THE CITY’S CONFORMANCE WITH THE 2007 CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (CMP) FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY.

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

16.       Border Issues Status Report (Fox)
Recommendation: 1) Review the current status of border issues; and, 2) Provide direction to Staff regarding any letter to be sent to the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts regarding the proposed project at the former Palos Verdes Landfill.

17.       Code Amendment Initiation (Case No. ZON2007-00311): A Request to Initiate a Development Code Amendment to Clarify the Development Standards for Legal, Vacant Extreme-Slope Lots (Fox)
Recommendation: Initiate the proposed Code amendment to clarify the development standards for legal, vacant extreme-slope lots.

18.       Appointment to the Finance Advisory Committee (Morreale)
Recommendation: Make an appointment to the Finance Advisory Committee to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Becky Clark; said term of office until February 2010.

19.       State of California Recreational Trails Program (Ramezani)
Recommendation: Authorize Staff to pursue a State Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant for trail and trailhead improvements at the Forrestal Nature Preserve and the construction of the Sunnyside Trail segment.

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:

ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 5:00 PM to interview management consultants for the Organization-Wide Management Study in the Fireside Room at Hesse Park.
 
American with Disabilities Act: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, if you require a disability-related modification or accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 310 544-5208 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. 

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.