AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING APRIL 21, 2009 AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING APRIL 21, 2009 AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING APRIL 21, 2009

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  AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

APRIL 21, 2009

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                                

10 mins) CALL TO ORDER:                                                            

ROLL CALL:                                    NEXT RESOL. NO. 2009-24

                                                          NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 488
FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Mayor’s RPV Heroes Program – Jacki Bacharach

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 March 3, 2009 Regular Meeting and the March 17, 2009 Regular Meeting.
                            
3.         FY09-10 Advisory Board Work Plans and Purpose and Scope of Responsibilities and Process of the Oversight Committee (Gyves)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the FY09-10 Work Plans for the Emergency Preparedness Committee, Finance Advisory Committee, and Traffic Safety Commission; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, TO ESTABLISH THE PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES AND PROCESS OF THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE FOR THE WATER QUALITY AND FLOOD PROTECTION PROGRAM.

4.         Extension to Lease Agreement with Verizon Wireless Associated with the Monopole at City Hall (Petru)
Recommendation: Approve the Fourth Amendment to the Lease Agreement with Verizon Wireless to extend the term of the agreement to June 30, 2010.

5.         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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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

(5 mins)  6.  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 January 21, 2009] (Schonborn)
Recommendation: Continue the public hearing to the May 5, 2009 City Council meeting.

(60 mins) 7. Terranea Resort and Spa - ZON2009-00100 (Revision “K” to Conditional Use Permit No. 215, et. al.  (Mihranian)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, APPROVING REVISION “K” TO CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 215, ET. AL. BY AMENDING THE COUNCIL ADOPTED CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL TO ALLOW: A) THE INSTALLATION OF ONE 35-FOOT TALL FLAG POLE AND TWO 30-FOOT TALL FLAG POLES ADJACENT TO THE MAIN HOTEL BUILDING NEAR THE MOTOR COURTYARD WITH A REVISION TO THE EXISTING VARIANCE PERMIT TO ALLOW THE FLAG POLES TO EXCEED THE 16-FOOT HEIGHT LIMIT FOR FLAG POLES; B) THE DEFERMENT OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE REQUIRED BUS SHELTER AT THE ENTRY DRIVEWAY ON THE EASTBOUND LEG OF PALOS VERDES DRIVE SOUTH TO JUNE 1, 2010; AND, C) THE CLARIFICATION OF THE DEADLINE FOR PERFORMING THE REQUIRED UNDERGROUNDING OF EXISTING UTILITY POLES ON PALOS VERDES DRIVE SOUTH; 2) Execute a Maintenance Agreement between the City and Long Point Development, LLC. requiring the hotel operator to maintain the public amenities associated with the project;
3) Receive a status update on the installation of the public amenities and continue the applicant’s request to accept the public amenities and the public easements to May 5, 2009; and, 4) Authorize staff to release the public amenities bond.

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(45 mins)  8.  The City’s Peafowl Population (Gyves)
Recommendation: Provide staff with direction regarding the City’s peafowl population.

(30 mins)  9.  Additional Budget Policy Issues (Petru)
Recommendation: Review the additional Budget Policy Issues and provide staff with direction regarding the inclusion of these items in the FY09-10 budget, or other options identified by City Council.

(30 mins)  10.       Code Amendment Initiation Request (Case No. ZON2009-00141); Applicant: City of Rancho Palos Verdes; Property Addresses: Citywide (Mikhail)
Recommendation: Provide direction to staff on whether to initiate a Code Amendment to allow small wind energy systems in Residential Zones through a discretionary review and approval process.

(15 mins)  11.       Establishment of a Written Policy for Use of City Owned Electronic Equipment (McLean)
Recommendation: 1) Direct staff to develop a written policy for City-owned electronic equipment assigned to employees and City Council members, as well as equipment allowances paid to employees; and, 2) If approved by the City Council, direct staff to prepare a written user policy and a revision of the salary range Resolution to include electronic equipment allowance to certain employees.

(10 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 a time and place certain only if you wish to meet prior to the next regular meeting. 

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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.  

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