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AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING September 1, 2009

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
SEPTEMBER 1, 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.

6:00 P.M.       CLOSED SESSION: SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR DETAILS.

7:00 P.M.       REGULAR SESSION                                

(20 mins) CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:                                                                                              NEXT RESOL. NO. 2009-65
                                                                                                                      NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 498
FLAG SALUTE:                  

CEREMONIAL:  Presentation of City tiles to former Finance Advisory Committee Members

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Mayor’s RPV Heroes Program - Anne Kienberger;
Art Yoon, General Manager/Cox Communications – Cox Broadcast of Council Meetings

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 June 30, 2009 Adjourned Regular Meeting.

3.         Border Issues Status Report (Fox)
Recommendation: Receive and file the current report on the status of border issues.

4.         Adoption of Ordinance No. 497 – Repeal of Ordinance No. 490 (Lynch)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 497, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 490 RELATING TO THE CITY’S TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX REBATE PROGRAM.

5.         City Hall Campus Generator System Installation (Motahari)
Recommendation: Reject all bids received for the subject project.

6.         Claim Against the City by Ramiro Garcia (Gyves)
Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

7.         Claim Against the City by Ferlinda Pasek (Gyves)
Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

8.         Construction Contract for Arterial Street Resurfacing Project: ESPL-5413(010) (Vaish)
Recommendation:  1) Approve the project construction plans and specifications; 2) Authorize staff to proceed with the overlay of Hawthorne Boulevard from Palos Verdes Drive West to Dupre Drive and Verde Ridge Road to Indian Peak Road, northbound Palos Verdes Drive West from Hawthorne Boulevard to the northerly city limit and a short segment of eastbound Palos Verdes Drive South from Terranea Way to 2,200 feet west; 3) Award a $2,073,000 construction contract to All American Asphalt Company for the overlay of Hawthorne Boulevard from Palos Verdes Drive West to Dupre Drive and Verde Ridge Road to Indian Peak Road, northbound Palos Verdes Drive West from Hawthorne Boulevard to the northerly city limit and a short segment of eastbound Palos Verdes Drive South from Terranea Way to 2,200 feet west and authorize staff to spend an additional 10% or $207,300 for possible extra work and contingencies; thereby approving a $2,280,300 construction budget;
4) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a construction contract with All American Asphalt Company; 5) Award a contract to Willdan Engineering, for the Construction Management, Inspection, and Federal compliance services in the amount of $112,260 and authorize an additional 10% or $11,226 for unforeseen additional work or contingency, thereby approving a not to exceed amount of $123,486 Construction Management and Inspection services budget; and,
6) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract with Willdan Engineering.

9.         Award Professional Services Contract with KOA Corporation/CBM Consulting (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Award a contract for Professional Services to KOA Corporation/CBM Consulting for an amount up to $62,000 for Project Management services for the San Ramon Canyon Storm Drain Project; and,
2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract for Professional Services with KOA Corporation/CBM Consulting for an amount not to exceed $62,000.

10.       July 2009 Monthly Report of Cash Balances (McLean)
Recommendation: Receive and file the July 2009 Monthly Report of Cash Balances for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

11.       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)                12.  Property Tax Transfer Resolution Related to the Highridge Condominiums Project, Located at 28220 Highridge Road (Fox)
Recommendation: Adopt the Joint Resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles, the City Council of the City of Rolling Hills Estates, and the City Council of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes approving and accepting the negotiated exchange of property tax revenue resulting from the reorganization of territory known as “City of Rancho Palos Verdes Reorganization No. 2009-02,” consisting of detachment of territory from the City of Rolling Hills Estates and annexation to the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(1 hour)   13.        Planning Case No. ZON2009-00007 (Code Amendment and Environmental Assessment): Revisions to the Landslide Moratorium Ordinance (Chapter 15.20 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code) to Establish an Exception Category to Allow for the Future Development of the Sixteen (16) Monks Plaintiffs’ Undeveloped Lots in Zone 2 (Fox)
Recommendation: 1) Receive public comments on the revised Mitigated Negative Declaration; 2) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, REVISING THE CITY’S LANDSLIDE MORATORIUM ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH AN EXCEPTION CATEGORY TO ALLOW THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SIXTEEN (16) MONKS PLAINTIFFS’ LOTS IN ZONE 2; and, 3) Continue this matter to September 15, 2009.

 (10 mins) 14.       Mayor’s Appointment of City Council Members to Intergovernmental Organizations and Associations (Morreale)
Recommendation:  Consider appointments of the members of Council to the various intergovernmental organizations and associations, as a result of the recent appointment of Councilman Dyda.

(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:

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

ADJOURNMENT:  Adjourn to Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 9:00 A.M. for an Adjourned Regular Meeting to be held at the Peninsula Montessori School Auditorium located at 31100 Hawthorne Boulevard.


CLOSED SESSION AGENDA CHECKLIST
Based on Government Code Section 54954.5

(All Statutory References are to California Government Code Sections)

Existing Litigation:
G.C. 54956.9(a)

                                    Name of Case:   Monks v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County Superior Court.  Case No. YS010425.

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