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AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCILREGULAR MEETING DECEMBER 18, 2007 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING DECEMBER 18, 2007 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING DECEMBER 18, 2007 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

DECEMBER 18, 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.

7:00 P.M.    REGULAR SESSION                                   

CALL TO ORDER:

                                                           

ROLL CALL:                                                                        NEXT RESOL. NO. 2007-128
                                                                                                NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 468
FLAG SALUTE:                                                      

CEREMONIAL:  Recognition of Pam Emerson on her retirement from the
      California Coastal Commission

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.         Approval of the Minutes (Morreale)
            Recommendation: Approve the Minutes of the August 21, 2007 Regular Meeting.

4.         Notice of Completion Landscape Improvements Project PVDS @ PVDE (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; 3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to release the 10% retention payment to America West Landscape, Inc. 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.

5.          Notice of Completion for the Residential Street Overlay and Slurry Seal Project (Area 9) (Vaish)
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, and 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 5% retention payment, to Sequel Contractors, Inc., 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion by the County Recorder contingent upon no claims being filed on the project, and the contractor posting an acceptable warranty bond.

6.         Annual Renewal for Non-Exclusive Commercial Refuse Collection and Disposal Services Agreement – 2008 (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute one-year non-exclusive commercial refuse collection and disposal services agreements for 2007 with the following: Advanced Waste Systems, Inc.; Allied Waste Services of North America, LLC, dba Allied Waste Services of Gardena; California Waste Services, LLC; CalMet Services, Inc.; Consolidated Disposal Service, LLC; Easy Roll Off Services; EDCO Disposal Corporation; JJK Roll-Offs, Inc.; S & H Disposal Company & Recycling Services; United Pacific Waste & Recycling Services, Inc.; Universal Waste Systems, Inc.; USA Waste of California, Inc., dba Waste Management of Los Angeles; and, West Coast Waste & Roll Off Service; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, LIMITING THE NUMBER OF HAULERS AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE SOLID WASTE COLLECTION AND RECYCLING SERVICES FROM COMMERCIAL PREMISES, AND ROLL OFF SERVICES TO RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PREMISES IN THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES IN CALENDAR YEAR 2008; and, 3) Receive and file comments from the City’s commercial haulers regarding recycling.

7.         Request for Waiver of the Application Fee for a Remedial Grading Permit Revision for Soil Reconditioning on Property Located at 2 West Pomegranate Road (Planning Case No. ZON2007-00506) (Fox)
            Recommendation: Grant the requested fee waiver.

8.         Award Construction Contract – Sunnyside Ridge Storm Drain Project (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the Plans and Specifications for the construction of the Palos Verdes Drive East Drainage Improvements (Sunnyside Ridge Storm Drain Project); 2) Award a Construction Contract to GCI Construction, Inc., in the amount of $334,600, for the construction of the Palos Verdes Drive East, Sunnyside Ridge Road Storm Drain Project Phase I; 3) Award a contract for professional services to CBM Consulting, Inc. in the not to exceed amount of $30,000 for Construction Inspection services; 4) Authorize the expenditure of up to $70,000 for the completion of possible extra work; and, 5) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the contracts with GCI Construction, Inc. and CBM Consulting, Inc.

9.         Speed Zone Surveys, Various Rancho Palos Verdes Streets (Rydell/Bell)
Recommendation: 1) Approve a 25 MPH Truck Speed Zone Limit for Southbound Hawthorne Boulevard between Palos Verdes Drive West and Rhone Drive as approved by the Traffic Safety Commission at the October 22, 2007 Regular Meeting; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CONSOLIDATING THE ABOVE SPEED LIMIT AND SPEED LIMITS ON VARIOUS ROADWAYS WITHIN THE CITY (PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BY THE TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION AND THE CITY COUNCIL) INTO A SINGLE RESOLUTION.

10.      Terranea Resort and Spa Project:  Recordation of Final Parcel Map No. 26073
            (Mihranian)
Recommendation:  Authorize Staff to proceed with the recordation of Final Map No. 26073 with the Los Angeles County Recorders Office.

11.      California Coastal Commission Whale Tail Grant for Point Vicente Interpretive Center Exhibit (Rosenfeld)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AUTHORIZING STAFF TO PURSUE A CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION WHALE TAIL GRANT FOR THE CREATION AND INSTALLATION OF A MURAL AT POINT VICENTE INTERPRETIVE CENTER DEPICTING TONGVA NATIVE AMERICANS.

12.      Arterial Roads Rehabilitation Program (Vaish)
Recommendation: 1) Award a professional service contract for Arterial Roads Rehabilitation Program to Willdan Associates for one year with two one-year extensions, which are subject to budget approval and approval by the City Council; 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a professional service agreement with Willdan Associates for a not to exceed amount of $52,550 for the first year, and if subsequently extended, $45,322 for the second year, and $51,948 for the third year, and authorize the expenditure of up to an additional $10,000 for any potential increases in the scope of work in the first year.

13.       Health Insurance Contributions (Petru)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING THE CITY’S MAXIMUM MONTHLY CONTRIBUTION AMOUNTS FOR EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS; and, 2) Authorize staff to adjust the 2008 maximum caps for Life, AD&D and Long Term Disability Insurance by an amount equivalent to the percentage of the FY 07-08 employee merit pool (7%).

14.       West Basin Municipal Water District’s “It’s Time to Get Serious” Conservation and Water Use Initiative (Gyves)
            Recommendation:  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING THE WEST BASIN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT’S “IT’S TIME TO GET SERIOUS” CONSERVATION AND WATER USE INITIATIVE.

15.       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:

16.       Proposed 2008-2009 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program (Huey)
Recommendation: 1) Conduct a public hearing to receive citizen input on the proposed 2008-2009 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program;
2) Approve the proposed CDBG projects and budget; 3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to execute agreements for CDBG projects with the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission; and, 4) Authorize the Director of Public Works to adjust the program budget as necessary to take into account the final CDBG allocation and any amounts unexpended at the close of the fiscal year.

17.       Appeal of Planning Case No. ZON2007-00143, Site Plan Review with Neighborhood Compatibility / 30057 Via Victoria (Lot 12 of Tract No. 52666) (Schonborn)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, DENYING THE APPEAL AND UPHOLDING THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S DENIAL WITHOUT PREJUDICE OF CASE NO. ZON2007-00143, A SITE PLAN REVIEW WITH NEIGHBORHOOD COMPATIBILITY FOR A NEW SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE ON A VACANT LOT AT 30057 VIA VICTORIA.

18.       General Plan Initiation Request (Case No. ZON2007-00460) [Applicant: Roger Barbosa, representing CVS Pharmacy; Property Address: 28103 Hawthorne Blvd. – Current Valero Service Station] (Schonborn)
Recommendation: Allow the applicant to submit the necessary applications and proceed through the review process for a proposed change in General Plan Land Use Designation for the subject site from Residential (2 to 4 d.u./acre) to Commercial (retail), and a proposed change in the zoning from Single-Family Residential (RS-4) with Automotive Service Overlay to Commercial-Limited (CL).

19.       Revision "GG" to the Trump National Golf Course Project - Proposed Ficus Trees (Pfost) [Continued from December 4, 2007]
Recommendation:  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY DENYING REVISION GG, AN AMENDMENT TO CUP NO. 163, FOR A PROPOSED FICUS HEDGE ON THE DRIVING RANGE.
  
PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

20.       City Council Meeting Schedule (Morreale)
Recommendation: Consider rescheduling the Tuesday, January 15, 2008 City Council meeting to Wednesday, January 16, 2008.

21.       Proposed Interview Schedule for Applicants for the Planning Commission and Finance Advisory Committee and Selection of Dates for Interviews of Advisory Board Chairs (Morreale)
Recommendation:  1) Consider conducting interviews of the applicants for the Planning Commission during the 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. timeframe before the January 15, 2008 City Council meeting (or as rescheduled) and interviews of the applicants for the Finance Advisory Committee during the 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. timeframe before the January 29, 2008 City Council meeting; and, 2) Consider conducting interviews during the 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. timeframe before the February 5, 2008 or March 4, 2008 City Council meeting for the position of chair for three of the Advisory Boards. 

22.       Approval to Bid Construction Contract – McCarrell Canyon Storm Drain Project (Bell)
Recommendation:  1) Direct staff to proceed with soliciting contractors for proposals (bidding) for the construction of the Base System for the McCarrell Canyon Storm Drain Project as presented by Staff; 2) Authorize the reallocation of $1.3 million from the budgeted $1.8 million Sunnyside Ridge Drainage project; 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 2007-08, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $850,000 TO THE CITY’S WATER QUALITY AND FLOOD PROTECTION PROGRAM; and, 4) Authorize Staff to proceed with the bidding of the project as soon as practicable; target advertisement date is January 2008.

23.      RPV Coast Vision Plan – Budget Appropriation (Mihranian)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize Staff to prepare a Professional Service Agreement to be signed by the Mayor with Melendrez for additional scope of services related to completion of the RPV Coastal Vision Plan; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2007-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING A $57,840 BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE CITY’S COASTAL VISION PLAN DOCUMENT.

24.       Adoption of the Revised State Building Codes and the County Fire Code (Christman)
Recommendation: 1) INTRODUCE FOR FIRST READING ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING TITLE 15 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE BY ADOPTING BY REFERENCE THE 2007 EDITION OF THE CALIFORNIA BUILDING, PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL CODES, WHICH ARE CODIFIED IN TITLE 24 OF THE CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, AND THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE CODE, WHICH IS TITLE 32 OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CODE, AND RELATED MODEL CODES, WITH APPENDICES AND AMENDMENTS THERETO; AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE; 2) Schedule a Public Hearing regarding the Adoption of said Ordinance on January __, 2008; and, 3) ADOPT URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING TITLE 15 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE BY ADOPTING BY REFERENCE THE 2007 EDITION OF THE CALIFORNIA BUILDING, PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL CODES, WHICH ARE CODIFIED IN TITLE 24 OF THE CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, AND THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE CODE, WHICH IS TITLE 32 OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CODE, AND RELATED MODEL CODES, WITH APPENDICES AND AMENDMENTS THERETO; AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE AND DECLARING THE URGENCY THEREOF.

25.       Draft Agendas for the Sacramento Meetings with Legislators (Morreale)
            Recommendation: Review and provide staff with direction.

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

 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:

Potential Litigation:
            G.C. 54956.9(b)

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 the house located at 40 Cherry Hill Lane that has moved onto Redevelopment Agency property located seaward of Palos Verdes Drive South. Potential Number of Cases: 1

Potential Litigation:
            G.C. 54956.9(b)

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:

Based on the threat of litigation received from the attorneys representing Trump National (Trutanich-Michael, LLP) in the brief that was distributed to the City Council at the December 4, 2007 City Council meeting.  A copy of the brief documenting the threat of litigation is on file in the City Clerk’s Office.

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.