RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
JANUARY 21, 2009
ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
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:
NEXT RESOL. NO. 2009-01
NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 482
PRESENTATION: Southern California Edison
MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS: The Mayor’s RPV Heroes Program; California Contract Cities Annual Meeting – Council Legislative Interaction Summary; Gifts for Parks
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:
EMERGENCY STORM DRAIN PROJECT
1. Palos Verdes Drive South (PVDS) Storm Drain Rehabilitation (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 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.
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 5, 2008 Regular Meeting; September 2, 2008 Regular Meeting; September 16, 2008 Regular Meeting; October 7, Regular Meeting; October 21, 2008 Regular Meeting; November 22, 2008 Adjourned Regular Meeting; December 2, 2008 Adjourned Regular Meeting; and, December 6, 2008 Adjourned Regular Meeting.
4. July 4th Celebration Contract Extension (Rosenfeld)
Recommendation: Approve proposal from Bell Event Services to continue to produce the City’s annual July 4th Independence Day Celebration for a period of five years (2009-2013 events), and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the attached agreement.
5. Gifts for Parks (Waters)
Recommendation: Accept the Gifts for Parks donations and direct staff to prepare donor letters of appreciation for the Mayor’s signature.
6. Amend and Extend Professional Services Agreement with SCS Engineers, and Approve Budget Authorization for Grant from the Department of Conservation (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) Amend the current professional services agreement with SCS Engineers to enhance the scope of services to include administration of a new grant, and increase their existing FY 08-09 agreement in the amount of $26,500 by an additional $15,000 for the administration of the grant, to a new not to exceed total of $41,500; 2) Extend the current professional services agreement with SCS Engineers for two years, in the amount not to exceed $28,000 for FY 09-10, and $30,000 for FY 10-11; 3) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract amendment with SCS Engineers to amend the scope of services and budget, and extend the agreement by two years, in the amount not to exceed $28,000 for FY 09-10, and $30,000 for FY 10-11, for implementation of the SRRE, Used Oil Block and Department of Conservation Grant programs, and other support services; and, 4) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, 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 BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY’S WASTE REDUCTION FUND.
7. Claim Against the City by Valerie Grant Smith (Gyves)
Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.
8. Notice of Completion for the Residential Street Overlay and Slurry Seal Project (Area 7) (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 10% retention payment in the amount of $84,508.83 to Hardy & Harper, 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.
9. Appeal of the Planning Commission’s Conditional Approval of the Proposed St. John Fisher Master Plan: Conditional Use Permit (CUP) No. 96 – Revision “D,” Grading Permit, Minor Exception Permit, Sign Permit, and Environmental Assessment (Case No. ZON2007-00492); Project Address: 5448 Crest Road (Mikhail)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY CERTIFYING THE MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION AND APPROVING THE MITIGATION MONITORING PROGRAM FOR THE ST. JOHN FISHER MASTER PLAN CASE NO. ZON2007-00492; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY CONDITIONALLY APPROVING THE ST. JOHN FISHER MASTER PLAN, INCLUDING CUP
NO. 96 – REVISION “D,” GRADING PERMIT, MINOR EXCEPTION PERMIT, AND SIGN PERMIT CASE NO. ZON2007-00492.
10. California Coastal National Monument – Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the Bureau of Land Management (Mihranian)
Recommendation: Execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and the United States Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management to assist with the preservation and stewardship of the City’s coastline as part of the California Coastal National Monument program.
11. FY07-08 Redevelopment Agency Annual Report (Downs)
Recommendation: Receive and file the FY07-08 annual report for the Redevelopment Agency.
12. Continuation of Funding for the City/Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC) State Lobbyist (Rojas)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY APPROVING A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT FOR $9,000 TO HELP FUND THE SERVICES OF MR. JOSEPH CAVES OF CONSERVATION STRATEGY GROUP THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE FY 2008-09 AS AN ADVOCATE OF THE CITY FOR SECURING STATE MONIES FOR THE CITY’S CONTINUING OPEN SPACE ACQUISITIONS.
13. Notification of Vacancies on the Equestrian Committee (Morreale)
Recommendation: Receive and file.
14. Contract Addendum No. 4 for the Marymount College Facilities Expansion Project Environmental Impact Report (30800 Palos Verdes Drive East) (Mihranian)
Recommendation: Approve Contract Addendum No. 4 to the Agreement for Consulting Services between the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and Robert Bein, William Frost & Associates (RBF) for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for the Marymount College Facilities Expansion Project, in the amount of $7,640.
15. October 2008 Monthly Report of Cash Balances (McLean)
Recommendation: Receive and file the October 2008 Monthly Report of Cash Balances for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
16. Register of Demands (McLean)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, 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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(60 mins) 17. Appeal of the Planning Commission’s Denial of Case No. ZON2008-00091 for a General Plan Amendment and Zone Change for property located at 28103 Hawthorne Boulevard (Valero Gas Station site) [Continued from November 6, 2008] (Schonborn)
• EXHIBIT A - Resolution
• EXHIBIT B - Letter of Appeal
• EXHIBIT C - Modified Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
• EXHIBIT D - Comments received from the public at and since the November 6,
2008 City Council Meeting
• EXHIBIT E - P.C. Resolution No. 2008-38 (Planning Commission Denial of Project)
• EXHIBIT F - City Council Staff Report dated November 6,2008
• EXHIBIT G - Planning Commission Minutes of June 10, 2008
• EXHIBIT H - Planning Commission Staff Report dated June 10, 2008
• EXHIBIT I - Planning Commission Minutes of July 8, 2008
• EXHIBIT J - Planning Commission Staff Report dated July 8, 2008
• EXHIBIT K - Planning Commission Minutes of August 26,2008
• EXHIBIT L - Planning Commission Staff Report dated August 26, 2008
• EXHIBIT M - Planning Commission Minutes of October 14, 2008
• EXHIBIT N - Planning Commission Staff Report dated October 14, 2008
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, DENYING THE APPEAL AND AFFIRMING THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S DENIAL OF CASE NO. ZON2008-00091 FOR A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT AND ZONE CHANGE FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 28103 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD (VALERO GAS STATION SITE).
(30 mins) 18. Revision “RR” to the Trump National Golf Course Project (Pfost)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING ADDENDUM 38 TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT NO. 36; 2) ADOPT URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING AMENDMENT NO. 7 TO THE TRUMP NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT, AUTHORIZING AN EXTENSION TO THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TO JULY 22, 2009, AND DECLARING THE URGENCY THEREOF; 3) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the documents on behalf of the City; 4) Extend Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 50666 consistent with the term of the Development Agreement; and (5) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING GRADING PERMIT NO. 1541 TO ALLOW AN EXTENSION TO THE OPERATION OF THE DRIVING RANGE TO JULY 22, 2009.
PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:
REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:
(15 mins) 19. FY07-08 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (Downs)
Recommendation: Receive and file the following: the FY07-08 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, and the Independent Auditors’ Management Letter.
(15 mins) 20. Repeal of Resolution No. 2002-43 (Lynch)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, WHICH WILL REPEAL RESOLUTION NO. 2002-43, IN RESPONSE TO THE DECISION BY THE COURT OF APPEAL IN THE MONKS CASE.
(15 mins) 21. Mayor’s Appointment of City Council Members to Intergovernmental Organizations and Associations (Morreale)
Recommendation: Appoint the members of Council to the various intergovernmental organizations and associations.
(5 mins) 22. Letter of Support – Reappointment of Mayor Clark to the California Coastal Commission (Petru)
Recommendation: Authorize the staff to compose a letter on behalf of the City Council, for signature by the Mayor Pro Tem, to the Chair of the California State Senate Rules Committee endorsing the re-appointment of Mayor Larry Clark to the California Coastal Commission.
(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, January 31, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. at Hesse Park for the Community Leader’s Breakfast to be followed by the Tactical Planning Workshop
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