AGENDA RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

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AGENDA CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

OCTOBER 6, 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                                

(15 mins) CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:                                                                        NEXT RESOL. NO. 2009-74                                                                                               NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 501
FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

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:  Status of Closure of Portuguese Bend Burn Area;
Lia Protopapadakis, Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, Marine Life Protection Act Presentation

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 August 4, 2009, August 18, 2009, and September 1, 2009 Regular Meetings.

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

4.         Adoption of Ordinance No. 495 – Code Amendment to Chapter 17.11 “Affordable Housing” and Chapter 17.96 “Definitions” (Case No. ZON2009-000125) (Schonborn)
Recommendation:  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 495, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING CHAPTER 17.11 (AFFORDABLE HOUSING) AND CHAPTER 17.96 (DEFINITIONS) OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE TO CONFORM TO STATE DENSITY BONUS LAW.

5.         Adoption of Ordinance No. 496 - East Tract 16540 Portuguese Bend Club Zone Change (Case No. ZON2009-00053) (Mikhail)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 496, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING A “CLEAN-UP” ZONE CHANGE FOR EAST TRACT 16540 – PORTUGUESE BEND CLUB – TO MAINTAIN CONSISTENCY WITH THE CITY’S LOCAL COASTAL SPECIFIC PLAN AND TO CHANGE THE ZONING OF CERTAIN PORTIONS OF SPECIFIC PROPERTIES THAT ARE ZONED SINGLE–FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (RS-2) OR DUAL-ZONED SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (RS-2 AND RS-5) TO SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (RS-5) WITH NO CHANGES TO PORTIONS OF LOTS THAT ARE ZONED OPEN SPACE HAZARD (OH).

6.         Adoption of Ordinance No. 500 - City Council Salary In Lieu of the Current Monthly Expense Reimbursement (Lynch)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 500, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CODIFYING THE COMPENSATION POLICY FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS’ EXPENSES AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE.

7.         City Traffic Engineering Services Agreement (Jules)
Recommendation: 1) Award a contract for City Traffic Engineering Services to   Willdan Engineers for Fiscal Years 2009-2010 and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the agreement; and, 2) Authorize the expenditure of $55,000 for City Traffic Engineering services for FY 09-10.

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 report; 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.         Amend the Professional Services Agreement with HF&H Requesting Additional Funds for Further Evaluation of Proposals for Residential Solid Waste Services (Ramezani)
1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009- __, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2009- 40, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY 09-10, TO INCREASE THE BUDGET IN THE WASTE REDUCTION FUND; 2) Amend the professional services contract with HF&H Consultants, LLC to extend the scope of services for work regarding additional review and evaluation of proposers’ services, and increase their existing contract in the amount not to exceed $165,500 by a maximum additional amount of $29,500, for a total contract not to exceed $195,000; and, 3) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign Amendment No. 2 to the professional services contract with HF&H Consultants, LLC.

10.       Award Construction Contract for Hesse Park Playground Improvements (Motahari)        
Recommendation: 1) Award a construction contract for Hesse Park Playground Improvements to Green Giant Landscape, Inc. in the amount not to exceed $186,913.50 and authorize staff to spend an additional 10% or $18,691.35 for potential change orders which may result from unforeseen conditions for a total authorization of $205,604.85; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the construction contract with Green Giant Landscape, Inc.

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:

(1 hour)     12.       Appeal of Planning Case Nos. ZON2008-00326 and SUB2008-00004 (Coastal Permit and Lot Line Adjustment): Request to Overturn the Planning Commission’s Denial of an Appeal of the Hearing Officer’s Approval of a Coastal Permit and Lot Line Adjustment Involving Properties Located at 3 Yacht Harbor Drive and 4194 Maritime Road (Fox)
Recommendation:  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2009-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY DENYING THE APPEAL AND UPHOLDING THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S ACTION UPHOLDING THE HEARINGS OFFICER’S CONDITIONAL APPROVAL OF THE REQUESTED LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT AND COASTAL PERMIT (PLANNING CASE NOS. ZON2008-00326 & SUB2008-00004).

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(30 mins)  13.       Planning Case No. ZON2009-00314 (Code Amendment Initiation Request): A Request to Consider Initiating a Code Amendment to Revise the City’s Exotic Animal Keeping Regulations (Fox)
Recommendation:  Receive the staff report and provide direction as deemed appropriate.

(5 mins)   14.       Appointment of Board Members to the Abalone Cove Landslide Abatement District Board (Morreale)
Recommendation: Appoint Robert Douglas and Michael Barth to full four-year terms of office on the Abalone Cove Landslide Abatement District Board until September 2013.

(5 mins)   15.       Appointment of Board Members to the Miraleste Recreation and Park District Board (Morreale)
Recommendation: Appoint Peter Glusac and David Feldman to the Miraleste Recreation and Park District Board until December 2013.

(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, October 17, 2009 at 9:00 A.M. at Pt. Vicente Interpretive Center for an Adjourned Regular Meeting/Community Leaders’ Breakfast.

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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