AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 18, 2008 AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 18, 2008 AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 18, 2008

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AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 18, 2008 AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 18, 2008 AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 18, 2008
AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

NOVEMBER 18, 2008
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

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Time Estimates:  The time noted next to an agenda item is only an estimate of the amount of time that will be spent during the meeting on that particular item.  Accordingly, these estimates should not be relied on in determining when a matter will be heard, especially since agenda items are often re-ordered during a meeting and may be discussed at any time.

7:00 P.M.       REGULAR SESSION                                

15 mins) CALL TO ORDER:                                                           

ROLL CALL:                                                                        NEXT RESOL. NO. 2008-109
                                                                                                NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 482
FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  City Advisory Board Recruitment; Air Force Week Los Angeles

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: 

   (5 mins) 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 July 1, 2008 Regular Meeting.
           
3.         Claim Against the City by Darren Haworth (Gyves)
Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

4.         Award of Contract for Services to Prepare an Environmental Impact Report for the Crestridge Estates Senior Condo/Senior Center Project for Vacant Property Located Adjacent to the Existing Belmont Assisted Living Facility (Schonborn)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to sign a professional services agreement in an amount not to exceed $94,930, with RBF Consulting, to prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Crestridge Estates Senior Condo/Senior Center Project on vacant property located adjacent to the existing Belmont Assisted Living facility.

5.         Award of Contract for the FY 2008-2009 Sidewalk Repair Program (Vaish)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL FOR THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2008-47, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO INCREASE THE SIDEWALK MAINTENANCE APPROPRIATION IN THE STREET MAINTENANCE FUND BY $142,293; 2) Approve the construction plans & specification; 3) Award a contract for the construction of the Sidewalk Repair Project to CJ Construction, Inc. for the contract bid amount of $325,700, and authorize staff to spend up to an additional $50,000 for possible extra work or unforeseen conditions, for a total authorization of $375,700; 4) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract with CJ Construction, Inc.; 5) Award a contract to CBM Consulting, for the Contract Management, and Inspection Services in an amount of $27,450 and authorize staff to spend up to an additional $2,550 for possible extra work for total authorization not to exceed $30,000; and 6) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract with CBM Consulting.

6.         Adoption of Ordinance No. 481 – Code Amendment (Case No. ZON2007-00598), A Request to Amend Title 15 (Building Code) and Title 17 (Development Code) of the City’s Municipal Code to Encourage “Green Building” Construction (Mikhail)
Recommendation:  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 481, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING TITLE 15 (BUILDING CODE) AND TITLE 17 (DEVELOPMENT CODE) OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE TO ESTABLISH A VOLUNTARY GREEN BUILDING PROGRAM AND TO ESTABLISH SPECIFIC MANDATORY GREEN PRACTICES AND DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS (CASE NO. ZON2007-00598).
           
7.         City Council Rules of Procedure – “One-Hour Rule” (Petru)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, REVISING RULE 13 OF THE CITY COUNCIL RULES OF PROCEDURE, WHICH ESTABLISHES THE PROTOCOL TO REQUEST INFORMATION FROM CITY STAFF.         

8.         Award a Contract for Landslide Monitoring at Abalone Cove and Portuguese Bend (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Award a contract to Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. in the amount of $50,000, to perform a GPS survey of all existing points within the Portuguese Bend/Abalone Cove Landslide area and to prepare the associated reports; and, 2) Authorize the expenditure of $50,000 for the required survey and associated report, and authorize the expenditure of up to $1,500 (3%) as a project contingency in the event additional work is identified during the field survey and is determined to be required by the Director of Public Works.

9.         Joint City/School Workshop for the South Bay (Petru)
Recommendation:  Agree to participate in the proposed Joint City/School Workshop for the South Bay on April 30, 2009 and direct staff to notify the South Bay Cities Council of Governments of the City’s interest.

10.       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:

(30 mins)  11.       Terranea Resort and Spa - ZON2008-00555 (Revision ‘J’ to Conditional Use Permit No. 215, et. al) (Mihranian)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING REVISION ‘J’ TO CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 215, ET. AL., BY AMENDING THE COUNCIL ADOPTED CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL TO ALLOW:  A) THE ISSUANCE OF TEMPORARY CERTIFICATES OF OCCUPANCY FOR SPECIFIC PROJECT BUILDINGS SO THAT HOTEL STAFF CAN BEGIN TRAINING PRIOR TO THE OPENING OF THE RESORT HOTEL; AND, B) THE APPLICANT TO FORM A NONPROFIT CORPORATION AS PART OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE “FOR-SALE” UNITS AS STATED IN CONDITION NO. 40; and, 2) Provide Staff with direction on the applicant’s request to amend the conditions of approval, specifically Condition No. 27, to allow a “soft-opening” of the resort hotel prior to issuing any Final Certificates of Occupancy.  

(Open)      12.       Appeal of the Planning Commission’s Conditional Approval of the Proposed St. John Fisher Master Plan:  Conditional Use Permit No. 96 – Revision “D” Grading Permit, Minor Exception Permit, Sign Permit and Environmental Assessment (Case No. ZON2007-00492); Project Address:  5448 Crest Road (Mikhail)

Item 12 Attachments

1. Letter of Appeal
2. Public Correspondence (11-18-08 CC Meeting)
3. Public Correspondence Pre-prepared Binder (11-18-08 CC Meeting)
4. P.C. Resolution No. 2008-34 (MND and MMP)
5. Environmental Assessment (Initial Study/MND)
6. P.C. Resolution No. 2008-35 (Project and Conditions of Approval)
7.October 14, 2008 PC Staff Report
            -Draft PC Resolutions and Conditions

8. October 14, 2008 PC Minutes
9. September 23, 2008 PC Staff Report
            - Draft Conditions of Approval
            - Noise Study
            - Shadow Study
            - Supplemental Parking Data

10.       September 23, 2008 PC Minutes
11.       July 22, 2008 PC Staff Report
12.       July 22, 2008 PC Minutes
13.       June 24, 2007 PC Staff Report
              - Traffic Study
              - City Traffic Engineer Memo

14.       June 24, 2008 PC Minutes


Recommendation:  1) Accept public testimony and review the appeal filed by the 10 residents seeking to overturn the Planning Commission’s conditional approval of St. John Fisher’s proposed Master Plan; 2) Continue the public hearing to an adjourned meeting to be held on Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 9:00 A.M. at the project site, 5448 Crest Road, to familiarize the City Council with the site and the proposed improvements; and, 3) Select Tuesday, December 16, 2008 as the date of the continued public hearing to consider the merits of the appeal, after the November 22, 2008 site visit.

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(20 mins)    13.      Decisions on Key Solid Waste Procurement Issues (Ramezani)
Recommendation:  1) Approve the Trash Subcommittee’s recommendations regarding these four issues for inclusion in the next solid waste procurement process:  a) Collect single family trash, recyclables and green waste once a week (Issue 1); b) Utilize automated trucks and automated carts (Issue 2);
c) Negotiate an extension with Universal Waste Systems, Inc. for their service area (Issue 5); and, d) Exclude commercial (roll-off and bin) services from this procurement process (Issue 6); 2) Provide direction to staff and consultant regarding these two issues: a) Choose a monthly rate structure (fixed rate versus a variable rate) (Issue 3); and, b) Choose one of the three following contracting methods:  Option #1) Renegotiate with Waste Management and simultaneously prepare a Request for Proposals (RFP) (a parallel track) to be issued if the negotiations are not successful; Option #2) Proceed directly to issuing an RFP; or, Option #3) Renegotiate with Waste Management (Issue 4).

(10 mins)  14.       Palos Verdes Drive South – Altamira Canyon Storm Drain Rehabilitation (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Based on the facts set forth in this report, find that an emergency exists which will not permit a delay from a competitive solicitation for bids and that the actions taken below are necessary to respond to the emergency; 2) Authorize the Director of Public Works to approve a Change Order to an existing contract with Performance Pipeline Technologies, Inc. to repair a failed, existing storm drain line approximately 600 feet in length and rehabilitate an outlet structure at the terminus of the line; 3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to approve a contract with Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. for inspection services related to the proposed emergency work; and,
4) Authorize the expenditure of up to $108,575 for the storm drain and outlet rehabilitation construction work and up to $10,000 for inspection services.

(15 mins) 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.)

(5 mins)    COUNCIL DISCUSSION & SUGGESTION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS:

ADJOURNMENT: Unless Council decides otherwise, adjourn to Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 9:00 A.M. at St. John Fisher Church located at 5448 Crest Road.

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