RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA , AUGUST 3, 2010

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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ,AUGUST 3, 2010
AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

AUGUST 3, 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. 2010-66  
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 513

FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Announcement regarding “Pitch, Hit and Run” Participant Qualified for National Competition; Recognition of Barbara and John Dye; Announcement of recent passing of Angela Hollingsworth

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:  San Ramon Stabilization Project Update; Emergency Notification via Text Messaging and Twitter

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 29, 2010 Adjourned Regular Meeting and July 6, 2010 Regular Meeting.

3.         Adoption of Ordinance - Amendments to Administrative Penalty Ordinance (Odom/Lynch)
Recommendation:  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 512, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING CHAPTER 1.08 (GENERAL PENALTY) AND CHAPTER 1.16 (ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES) OF TITLE 1 (GENERAL PROVISIONS) OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE CITATION ORDINANCE.

4.         Approve a One-Year Contract Extension with Bennett Enterprises, Inc. dba Bennett Landscape for City Right-of-Way and Median Landscape Maintenance (Blanco)
Recommendation:  Approve and execute the First Amendment to the Weed Abatement/Control & Landscape Maintenance for City Street Rights-of-Way and Medians, which extends the original contract for the period of August 7, 2010 to June 30, 2011.

5.         Palos Verdes Landfill Dog Park Proposal (Odom)
Recommendation:  Support efforts to locate a dog park at the former Palos Verdes Landfill site, and direct staff to send the attached letter to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ Office demonstrating the City Council’s support.

6.         Construction Contract for Residential Streets Resurfacing Project (Area 4 and a Portion of Area 8) (Jules)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the project construction plans and specifications;
2) Award a $1,218,105.31 construction contract to Sully-Miller Contracting Company for the Residential Streets Resurfacing Project (Area 4 and a portion of Area 8) and authorize an additional 10% or $121,810.53 for possible extra work and contingencies; thereby approving a $1,339,915.84 construction budget; and, 3) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a construction contract with Sully-Miller Contracting Company.

7.         Budget Appropriation and Extension of Contract for Multi-Family Beverage Recycling Grant (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-__,  A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2010-55, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010-11, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY’S WASTE REDUCTION FUND; 2) Authorize amendment of the Professional Services Agreement with SCS Engineers to extend the scope of services and increase its existing FY 10-11 contract in the amount not to exceed $30,000 for implementation of the City’s AB 939 programs and mandates, Used Oil Payment Program and other support services by a maximum additional amount of $3,500 for a total contract amount of $33,500; and, 3) Authorize the Mayor to execute the Third Amendment to Professional Services Agreement between SCS Engineers and the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

8.         Professional Services Agreement for Grant Management (Singer)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the proposed FY10-11 Professional Services Agreement with Blais & Associates to provide grant management services to the City.

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

10.       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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PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(15 mins)  11.       Appointment of Charter City Committee Members (Lehr)
Recommendation: Appoint five (or up to seven) residents to the Charter City Committee, to serve with the Council Subcommittee to facilitate a public outreach program that will educate our residents on a ballot initiative to change Rancho Palos Verdes from a General Law City to a Charter City.

(20 mins)  12.       Adopting the City Charter (Lynch)
Recommendation: Review and approve the attached draft of the City Charter of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes to propose to the City’s voters for adoption at an upcoming election.

(10 mins)  13.       Marine Life Protection Act Update (Singer)
Recommendation: 1) Receive and file the Marine Life Protection Act Update report; and, 2) Direct staff to analyze the Draft Environmental Impact Report once it is released and provide a report to the City Council with recommended comments on the document.

 (15 mins)   14.       Noise Ordinance Alternatives (Lynch)
Recommendation: Review this report and provide direction to Staff to add some additional provisions to the Municipal Code to strengthen the City’s regulation of noise within the City.

(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.)

CLOSED SESSION REPORT:

ADJOURNMENT:  Adjourn to a time and place certain only if you wish to meet prior to the next regular meeting, in the memory of Angela Hollingsworth. 

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA CHECKLIST

Based on Government Code Section 54954.5

(All Statutory References are to California Government Code Sections)

Potential Initiation of Litigation:
G.C. 54956.9(c)

The City Council is meeting to decide whether to initiate litigation regarding a slope failure.

Number of Potential Cases (2)

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