RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
JUNE 3, 2008
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
6:00 P.M. JOINT CLOSED SESSION WITH THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY: SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR DETAILS.
7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION
CALL TO ORDER:
ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2008-43
NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 473
CEREMONIAL: Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board, Public Service
Recognition Week Team Accomplishment Award – Lomita Sheriff’s Station CORE Team
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
PUBLIC COMMENTS: (This section of the agenda is for audience comments for items NOT on the agenda.)
CITY MANAGER REPORT:
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 February 19, 2008 Regular Meeting and May 6, 2008 Joint City Council/Redevelopment Agency Special Meeting.
3. Claim Against the City by Edith G. Brines (Gyves)
Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.
4. Claim Against the City by Albert L. Chaney, III (Gyves)
Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.
5. Claim Against the City by Mallory Hartt, Bret Sean Hartt and David Brooks Hartt (Gyves)
Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimants.
6. Border Issues Status Report (Fox)
Recommendation: Receive and file the current report on the status of border issues.
7. Extension of Professional Services Agreement for Home Improvement Administration – FY 08-09 (Huey)
Recommendation: Approve the option to renew a professional services agreement with MDG Associates to continue providing Home Improvement Program administration services through the Community Development Block Grant Program for the period July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009 for a not-to-exceed amount of $30,000.
8. Extension of Professional Services Agreement for Community Development Block Grant Program Administration – FY 08-09 (Huey)
Recommendation: Approve the option to renew a professional services agreement with Diana Cho and Associates to continue providing Community Development Block Grant Program administration services for the period July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009 for a not-to-exceed amount of $17,500.
9. Award Storm Drain Lining Project 2008 – Phase I (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the Plans and Specifications for the construction of the Storm Drain Lining Project 2008 – Phase I; 2) Award a Construction Contract to Re Pipe – California, Inc., in the amount of $273,663 for the construction of the Storm Drain Lining Project 2008 – Phase I and authorize the expenditure of up to $70,000 for possible extra work; 3) Award a contract for professional services to CBM Consulting, Inc. in the not to exceed amount of $30,000 for Construction Inspection services; and, 4) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the contracts with Re Pipe - California, and CBM Consulting, Inc.
10. Construction Contract for Residential Street Overlay and Slurry Seal Project (Area 7) (Vaish)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the construction plans; 2) Award a contract for the construction of the Residential Street Overlay and Slurry Seal Project to Hardy & Harper Inc. for the contract bid amount of $856,000 and authorize staff to spend up to an additional $100,000 for possible extra work or unforeseen conditions, for a total authorization of $956,000; 3) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract with Hardy & Harper, Inc.; 4) Award a contract to Willdan Inc. for the Construction Management and Inspection services in an amount not to exceed $75,000; and, 5) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract with Willdan Inc.
11. Extension to Lease Agreement with New Cingular Wireless Associated with the Monopole at City Hall (Petru)
Recommendation: Approve the First Amendment to the Lease Agreement with New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC to extend the term of the agreement to June 30, 2009.
12. Adoption of Ordinance No. 472 – Fire Hazard Severity Zone Map (Christman)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 472, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, DESIGNATING VERY HIGH FIRE HAZARD SEVERITY ZONES, AMENDING THE 2007 CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE, AND AMENDING TITLE 8 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE.
13. Tactical Plan for 2008 (Petru)
Recommendation: Adopt the Tactical Plan for 2008, thereby setting goals for the two-year period ending in December 2009 with specific strategies and timelines for achieving them.
14. Review of Job Description (Petru)
Recommendation: 1) Review the job description for the Open Space & Trails Manager in the Planning, Building & Code Enforcement Department; and,
2) Authorize staff to proceed with the recruitment to fill this new position.
15. April 2008 Treasurer’s Report (McLean)
Recommendation: Receive and file the April 2008 Treasurer’s Report for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
16. 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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17. Appeal of a Height Variation, Grading Permit, Site Plan Review and Extreme Slope Permit (Case No. ZON2007-00179) (5329 Bayridge Road) [Continued from April 29, 2008] (Kim)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, DENYING THE APPLICANT’S APPEAL AND UPHOLDING THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S DECISION TO DENY A HEIGHT VARIATION, GRADING PERMIT, SITE PLAN REVIEW AND APPROVE AN EXTREME SLOPE PERMIT (CASE NO. ZON2007-00179).
PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:
REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:
18. Palos Verdes Nature Preserve – Temporary Time-Out at the Portuguese Bend Reserve (Mihranian)
Recommendation: Receive a status update on the temporary time-out of the trails at the Portuguese Bend Reserve portion of the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve and direct Staff to lift the temporary time-out by June 6, 2008.
Recommendation: 1) Review and approve the draft Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program as approved by the Traffic Safety Commission; 2) Consider Alternative No. 2 to this program revised by staff to include the City’s financial participation for the requested improvements and approve a funding priority in the amount of $25,000 for FY 09-10; and, 3) Exempt the previously approved Toscanini neighborhood traffic calming improvements from the new traffic calming requirements and set a funding priority in the amount of $45,000 for
20. Award Construction Contract and Construction Management Professional Services Contract – McCarrell Canyon Storm Drain Project (Braatvedt)
Recommendation: 1) Approve Item 1 to Award a Construction Contract to Cedro Construction, Inc., for the base bid in the amount of $5,866,189;
2) Approve Item 2 to Award a Professional Services Contract to Simplus Management Corporation for the construction management and observation of the McCarrell Canyon Storm Drain Project; and, 3) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the contracts with Cedro Construction, Inc., Simplus Management Corporation, and Kleinfelder.
21. Administrative Code Enforcement Penalty Ordinance (Pitts)
Recommendation: 1) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES AND ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ESTABLISHING A PENALTY SCHEDULE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE CITATIONS.
22. Temporary Special Event Signs in the Public Right-of-Way (Rojas)
Recommendation: Approve three new locations for the placement of temporary special event signs in the public right-of-way and/or on City owned property.
23. Committees and Commissions Temporary Time Out: Status Report (Lehr)
Recommendation: Council to hear an update on staff and committee work underway during this temporary time-out, and to consider providing further direction to staff.
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)
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 a threat of litigation received from Andrea Joannou on January 9, 2008 regarding 40 Cherry Hill in a meeting with City Manager Lehr, City Attorney Lynch and Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Rojas. A copy of the memorandum from the City Attorney documenting the threat of litigation that was made is 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.