Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda September 4, 2007 Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda September 4, 2007 Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda -September 4, 2007

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OCTOBER 2, 2007 RANCHO RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA OCTOBER 2, 2007 RANCHO RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA OCTOBER 2, 2007 RANCHO RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
OCTOBER 2, 2007
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
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7:00 P.M.    REGULAR SESSION 

CALL TO ORDER:

                                                           

ROLL CALL:                                                                        NEXT RESOL. NO. 2007-107
                                                                                                NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 464
FLAG SALUTE:                                                      

CEREMONIAL:  Palos Verdes Peninsula 4-H Club Presentation Celebrating
      National 4-H Week from October 7 to October 13, 2007

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:  

NEW BUSINESS: 

APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:        

A.        EMERGENCY STORM DRAIN PROJECT

1.         Mossbank Storm Drain Rehabilitation (Bell)
            Recommendation: Review and reconfirm by a four/fifths (4/5) vote, the Council’s previous action on August 21, 2007, authorizing staff to proceed with emergency repairs to the Mossbank Drive storm drain.

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.         Claim Against the City by Eva Kolosvary-Stupler (Park)
            Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

4.         Border Issues Status Report (Fox)
            Recommendation: Review the current status of border issues.

5.         Neighborhood Beautification Grant Awards (Cycle 18) (Bell)
Attachment: Exhibit A Grant Application Summary
Attachment Exhibit B Grant Award Amounts by HOA.pdf

Recommendation:  1) Approve forty-five grant applications for the Neighborhood Beautification Program totaling $168,191.00; and, 2) Deny one grant application from Palos Verdes Seacliff Hills HOA for reasons that the requested landscaping improvements at Palos Verdes Drive South and Palos Verdes Drive East are being addressed by a programmed Public Works Department project. 

6.         Acquisition of Three Vehicles for the Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement (Pfost)
Recommendation:  Authorize the Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement to execute the purchase contract for three new vehicles at a total cost of $67,154.11.

7.         Appointment of Board Members to the Miraleste Recreation and Park District (Morreale)
Attachment: Miraleste Certification- PDF
Attachment: June 8, 2007 County Letter-Miraleste- PDF
Attachment: September 7, 2007 County Letter-Miraleste- PDF

Recommendation: Appoint Keith Harter, Nancy Otto, and Carol Swets to full four-year terms of office until December 2, 2011, and David Feldman for the unexpired term ending December 4, 2009, on the Miraleste Recreation and Park District Board.

8.         Appointment of Board Members to the Ridgecrest Ranchos Recreation and Park District (Morreale)
Attachment: Ridgecrest Ranchos Certification- PDF
Attachment: August 24, 2007 County Letter-Ridgecrest & Miraleste- PDF

            Recommendation: Appoint Sherry Skari and Julie Sulman to full four-year terms of office on the Ridgecrest Ranchos Recreation and Park District Board until December 2, 2011.

9.         2006 Annual Report on the Implementation of the Rancho Palos Verdes Housing Element (Mikhail)
Attachment: ANNUAL ELEMENT PROGRESS REPORT
Recommendation: Direct Staff to forward the City’s Annual Progress Report on the implementation of the Rancho Palos Verdes Housing Element for the 2006 calendar year to the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).

10.       Nomination for the League of Women Voters’ Certificate of Commendation (Petru) 
            Recommendation:  Authorize the Mayor to nominate a woman who is a citizen volunteer in the community to receive the League of Women Voters’ Certificate of Commendation.

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

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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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

13.       Revision "GG" to the Trump National Golf Course Project – Proposed Ficus Trees Near Driving Range (Pfost) - PDF
Attachment: PC Resolution No. 2007- Addendum 28- PDF
Attachment: PC Resolution No. 2007- Addndum 28-Exhibit "A" - PDF
Attachment: PC Resolution No. 2007- Amendment to Revision "GG"- PDF
Attachment: PC Resolution No. 2007-Approving Revision "GG"- PDF
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY APPROVING ADDENDUM NO. 28 TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT NO. 36 AND THE MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE DRIVING RANGE; and 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, WHICH INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:  A) AMENDING CUP NO. 163 BY MODIFYING CONDITION K-2B TO INSERT THE WORD “SIGNIFICANTLY” INTO THE CONDITION; B) APPROVING THE 5’-6’ HIGH FICUS HEDGE ALONG THE WESTERN PROPERTY LINE; C) DENYING THE APPLICANT’S REQUEST FOR A 12’ HIGH FICUS HEDGE ALONG THE WESTERN EDGE OF THE DRIVING RANGE, BUT APPROVING A SMALLER VARYING HEIGHT AND REDUCED LENGTH HEDGE, TO BE VERIFIED IN THE FIELD BY THE DIRECTOR TO ENSURE NO SIGNIFICANT VIEW IMPAIRMENT, IN THE SAME GENERAL LOCATION; AND, D) DENYING THE APPLICANT’S REQUEST FOR A VARYING HEIGHT FICUS HEDGE ALONG THE WESTERN PROPERTY LINE SHARED WITH THE MOST NORTHERLY EXISTING RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY WITHIN THE PORTUGUESE BEND CLUB THAT IS PROPOSED TO GROW TO A HEIGHT EQUAL TO THE RIDGELINE OF THE RESIDENCE ON SUCH PROPERTY.

14.       Use of State Funding for Supplemental Police Services – CORE Police Team (Petru)
Recommendation: Approve the continued use of COPS (Citizen Option for Police Services) grant in FY07-08 to partially fund the CORE Police Team.

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

15.       Speed Zone Surveys, Various Rancho Palos Verdes Streets (Rydell/Bell) -PDF

Recommendation: Approve Speed Zone Limits as approved by the Traffic Safety Commission at the August 27 and September 24, 2007 Regular Meeting for Portions of Palos Verdes Drive East, Crenshaw Boulevard, Crest Road, and Hawthorne Boulevard.

16.       City Council Meeting Schedule (Petru)
Recommendation: Consider canceling the Wednesday, November 7, 2007 City Council meeting.

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 a time and place certain only if you wish to meet prior to the next regular meeting. 
 
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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.