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AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING APRIL 1, 2008 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING APRIL 1, 2008 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING APRIL 1, 2008 FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

APRIL 1, 2008 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. 2008-25
                                                                                                NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 471
FLAG SALUTE:                                                      

CEREMONIAL: 

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:        

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 the January 16, 2008 Adjourned Regular Meeting and the January 29, 2008 Special Meeting.

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

4.         Budget Adjustment for Randal Simmons Memorial at Sunset Point Park (Petru)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-___, 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 $9,500 FROM THE GENERAL FUND FOR THE RANDAL SIMMONS MEMORIAL AT SUNSET POINT PARK.

5.         This item removed from the agenda.

6.         Affiliation Agreement with the Southern California Regional Occupational Center (SCROC) (Lehr)
                        Recommendation:  Authorize the City Manager to execute an Affiliation Agreement with SCROC for the benefit of the City as well as local student interns.

7.         Professional Independent Audit Services – Request For Proposal - Revision (McLean)
            Recommendation: 1) Approve the revised Request for Proposal for professional independent audit services; and, 2) Authorize Staff to solicit proposals from qualified Certified Public Accountant firms with experience auditing governmental agencies.

8.         February 2008 Treasurer’s Report (McLean)
            Recommendation: Receive and file the February 2008 Treasurer’s Report for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

9.         Register of Demands (McLean)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-___, 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:

None.

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

10.       Palos Verdes Nature Preserve – Donor Recognition Sites within the Preserve (Mihranian) 
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the construction of donor recognition overlooks (scenic points), vista points, and trail markers within the City Preserve; 2) Authorize the construction of a donor recognition vista point at the end of Intrepid Drive within the Forrestal Reserve; and, 3) Approve four additional donor recognition overlooks within the City’s Preserve to be named after donors who make significant monetary contributions toward the acquisition or maintenance of the greater Preserve.  

11.       Award Construction Contract and Project Elements 2 through 6 – McCarrell Canyon Storm Drain Project (Braatvedt)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the Plans and Specifications for the construction of the McCarrell Canyon Storm Drain Project; 2) Approve Item 1 to Award a Construction Contract to Cedro Construction, Inc., for the base bid in the amount of $5,866,189; 3) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2007-70, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY07-08, TO ADJUST APPROPRIATIONS IN THE GENERAL FUND AND THE WATER QUALITY FLOOD PROTECTION FUND.  By adopting the attached resolution, the City Council will be moving forward the FY08-09 proposed budget for the McCarrell Canyon drainage project to FY07-08, as well as providing an additional appropriation of $856,298 for the project funding shortfall.  The total estimated remaining project cost is $7,106,298 ($7,242,753 total project cost less $136,455 spent to date); 4) Approve Item 2, Item 3, Item 4, Item 5, and Item 6 as described in the ANALYSIS Section, sub-heading PROJECT ELEMENTS; and, 5) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the contracts with Cedro Construction, Inc. and Kleinfelder.

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:
           
Existing Litigation:
G.C. 54956.9(a)

Name of Case:          People of the State of California, et al. v. Megumi Shimizu, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court.  Case No. YC056506

The City will consider a potential settlement of this case.

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.