RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
DECEMBER 2, 2008
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
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7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION
(15 mins) CALL TO ORDER:
ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2008-113
NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 482
MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS: Skip the Bag Day
Selection of Mayor:
Selection of Mayor Pro Tem:
CEREMONIAL: Recognition of Assemblymember Betty Karnette
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
PUBLIC COMMENTS: (This section of the agenda is for audience comments for items NOT on the agenda.)
CITY MANAGER REPORT:
(5 mins) APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:
A. EMERGENCY STORM DRAIN PROJECT
1. Palos Verdes Drive South (PVDS) Storm Drain Rehabilitation (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Review and reconfirm by a four/fifths (4/5) vote, the Council’s previous action on November 18, 2008, authorizing staff to proceed with emergency repairs to the PVDS 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 July 15, 2008 Regular Meeting.
4. Border Issues Status Report (Fox)
Recommendation: Receive and file the current report on the status of border issues.
5. Purchase of Tax Defaulted Property (Petru)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign an Agreement to Purchase Tax-Defaulted Property for a vacant lot at 43 Cherry Hill Lane (APN 7572-004-022); and, 2) Authorize the City Manager to sign a Non-Objection Letter of Request to purchase a remainder parcel on Hawthorne Boulevard adjacent to the Civic Center/Upper Point Vicente Park property (APN 7573-002-011).
6. Support for City Participation in the South Bay Cities Council of Governments Energy Partnership (Gyves)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-_____, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, DECLARING THE CITY’S SUPPORT FOR AN ENERGY PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE SOUTH BAY CITIES COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON.
7. Proposition 1B Local Street Funds (Vaish)
Recommendation: 1) Adopt the attached list of projects for potential funding with Proposition 1B bond proceeds; 2) Authorize staff to apply to the State Department of Finance (DOF) for release of Proposition 1B bond funds for these projects; 3) Increase Appropriations in the Street Improvement Fund of the Department of Public Works and amend the approved FY 08-09 Adopted Capital Improvement Program to reflect the addition of $640,620.41 in Proposition 1B funds into the Citywide Arterial Streets Improvement Program; and, 4) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-_____, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2008-47, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY08-09, TO ADJUST THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FUND BUDGET.
8. September 2008 Monthly Report of Cash Balances (McLean)
Recommendation: Receive and file the September 2008 Monthly Report of Cash Balances for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
9. Increase Contract Amount with CBM Consulting, Inc. for Temporary Staffing Services (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize an increase to the contract with CBM Consulting, Inc. for Professional/Technical Services for assistance with a temporary staffing vacancy in the Public Works Department, Project Management position; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2008-47, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008-09, FOR A TRANSFER OF $60,000 FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE PUBLIC WORKS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM.
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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(10 mins) 11. Resolution Requesting that the Local Agency Formation Commission Initiate Proceedings for the Reorganization of Territory Related to the Highridge Condominiums Project, Located at 28220 Highridge Road (Fox)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2008-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY REQUESTING THAT THE LOCAL AGENCY FORMATION COMMISSION INITIATE PROCEEDINGS FOR THE REORGANIZATION OF TERRITORY RELATED TO THE HIGHRIDGE CONDOMINIUMS PROJECT.
(10 mins) 12. Proposed 2009-2010 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program (Bell)
Recommendation: 1) Conduct a public hearing to receive citizen input on the proposed 2009-2010 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.
PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:
REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:
(30 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); and, 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).
(15 mins) 14. Proposed City Council Policy No. - Reserve Policies (McLean)
Recommendation: Approve the attached City Council Policy No. ___ - Reserve Policies.
(20 mins) 15. Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program (NTCP) Update (Bell)
Recommendation: Approve the Citywide Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program December 2008 Update.
(30 mins) 16. Future Agenda Items – Status Update and Request for Direction (Lehr)
Recommendation: 1) Receive and file; and, 2) Provide further direction to staff as desired on the following items: a) Employee Pension Plan Proposed Modification; b) Status Update on HSA Enrollment/Issues; c) High Density Lots Rezoning; d) Trees in Public ROW – damage and replacement policy;
e) Meaningless Ordinances; f) Active Fields Update; g) Emergency Supply Cache; and, h) Peafowl Issues.
(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: Adjourn to Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 8:00 a.m. to interview candidates for four of the City’s Advisory Boards in the Fireside Room at Hesse Park.
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