RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA , April 6, 2010

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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA , April 6, 2010
AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

APRIL 6, 2010
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. 2010-22

                                                                                               NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 508
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:  

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 2, 2010 Regular Meeting; March 16, 2010 Regular Meeting; and March 19, 2010 Special Meeting.

3.         Power Generator System Installation Project at Pt. Vicente Interpretive Center & Hesse Park (Motahari)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the plans and specifications for the subject project; 2) Award a construction contract for Power Generator System Installation at Point Vicente Interpretive Center (PVIC) and Hesse Park to R & H Industries dba Best Electric in the amount not to exceed $139,465 for the total base bid and authorize staff to spend an additional 10% ($13,946) for potential change orders which may result from unforeseen conditions for a total authorization of $153,411; and, 3) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the construction contract with Best Electric.

4.         Approval of a Budget Adjustment for the Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Zone 2 Landslide Moratorium Ordinance Revision (Planning Case No. ZON2009-00409) (Fox)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2009-40, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY 2009-10, TO PAY FOR THE COST OF THE EIR PREPARATION FROM THE CITY’S GENERAL FUND.

5.         Crossing Guard Services for 2010-2011 School Year: Amendment to contract with All City Management Services (Petru)
Recommendation:  Authorize the Mayor and the City clerk to execute an amendment to the agreement with All City Management Services, Inc. (ACMS), for an amount not to exceed $17,767 to provide crossing guard services at Miraleste Intermediate School and Silver Spur Elementary School for the 2010-2011 School Year.

6.         Notice of Completion - Palos Verdes Drive East Storm Drain Catch Basin Improvements (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Accept the work as complete; 2) Authorize the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder; and, 3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to release the 10% retention payment to S. P. Pazargad 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion by the County Recorder, contingent upon no claims being filed on the project bond.

7.         Item Removed from the Agenda.

8.         Establish Speed Limit on Armaga Spring Road (Jules)
Recommendation:  1) Establish a speed limit of 35 miles per hour on Armaga Spring Road between Indian Valley Road and the City’s easterly limit west of Highridge Road; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ESTABLISHING A SPEED LIMIT FOR ARMAGA SPRING ROAD BETWEEN INDIAN VALLEY ROAD AND THE EASTERLY CITY LIMITS.

9.         Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority for Park Ranger Services (Odom)
Recommendation:  1) Approve a one-year agreement in the amount of $113,090 with the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority for park ranger services; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2009-40, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY09-10, TO AMEND THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET.

10.       February 2010 Monthly Report of Cash Balances (McLean)
            Recommendation: Receive and file the February 2010 Monthly Report of Cash Balances for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

11.       Register of Demands (McLean)
Recommendation:  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-__, 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.       Terranea Resort and Spa: ZON2010-00111 (Revision ‘O’ to Conditional Use Permit No. 215, et. al.) (Mihranian)
Recommendation:  Continue the public hearing on Revision “O” to Conditional Use Permit No. 215, et. al. to April 20, 2010. 

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(10 mins)    13.       Appointment of Finance Advisory Committee Member to Fill a Vacancy and         Appointment of Chair (Morreale)
Recommendation:  1) Make an appointment to the Finance Advisory Committee to fill the vacancy, said term of office until December 2010; and,
2) Appoint a Chair for the Finance Advisory Committee.

(15 mins)   14.       Appeal of the Planning Commission’s Conditional Approval of the Marymount College Facilities Expansion Project: Conditional Use Permit No. 9 – Revision “E,” Grading Permit, Variance, Minor Exception Permit, Master Sign Permit and Environmental Assessment (Case No. ZON2003-00317)/30800 Palos Verdes Drive East (Mihranian)
Recommendation: Receive and file a status update on the preparation of the project resolutions to be transmitted to the City Council for adoption.

(20 mins)   15.       Charter City (Lynch)
Recommendation: Receive and file this report and give Staff direction whether you wish to receive additional information about this topic.        

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

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.

Potential Litigation:
            G.C. 54956.9(b)

A point has been reached where, in the opinion of the City Council on the advice of its legal counsel, based on the below-described facts and circumstances, there is a significant exposure to litigation against the City:

Based on a threat of litigation made by Marymount College Attorney Don Davis at the March 30, 2010 City Council Meeting.

Number of Potential Cases (1)

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