RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA , December 7 , 2010

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AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
DECEMBER 7, 2010
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD _________________________________________   

                                             

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

15 mins)     CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:             NEXT RESOL. NO. 2010-104           
     NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 517
FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS: Santa’s Sleigh; Lomita Sheriff’s Station Website; Highlights of Gifts for Parks

RECYCLE DRAWING:

(30 mins)     COUNCIL REORGANIZATION:

            Selection of Mayor:

            Selection of Mayor Pro Tem:

RECEPTION:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

PUBLIC COMMENTS:  (This section of the agenda is for audience comments for items NOT on the agenda.)         

CITY MANAGER REPORT:  Breakfast with Santa; Online Recreation Program Guide

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 November 16, 2010 Regular Meeting.

3.         Approval of Annual Commercial Hauler Agreements for 2011 (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute one-year non-exclusive commercial refuse collection and disposal services agreements for 2011 with ten companies: California Waste Services LLC; CalMet Services, Inc.; Consolidated Disposal Service, LLC; Easy Roll Off Services; EDCO Disposal Corporation; JJK Roll-Offs, Inc.; S & H Disposal Company & Recycling Services; Universal Waste Systems, Inc.; USA Waste of California, Inc., dba Waste Management of Los Angeles; and West Coast Waste & Roll Off Service; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES LIMITING, THE NUMBER OF HAULERS AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE SOLID WASTE COLLECTION AND RECYCLING SERVICES FROM COMMERCIAL PREMISES, AND ROLL OFF SERVICES TO RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PREMISES IN THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES IN CALENDAR YEAR 2011.

4.         Gifts for Parks (Odom)
Recommendation: Accept Gifts for Parks donations and direct staff to prepare donor letters of appreciation for the Mayor’s signature.

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

6.         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:

(15 mins)              7.         Proposed 2011-2012 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program (Huey)
Recommendation: 1) Conduct a public hearing to receive citizen input on the proposed 2011-2012 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program;
2) Approve the proposed CDBG projects and budget; 3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to execute agreements for CDBG projects with the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission; and, 4) Authorize the Director of Public Works to adjust the program budget as necessary to take into account the final CDBG allocation and any amounts unexpended at the close of the fiscal year.

(15 mins)              8.         Adoption of Ordinance for New LA County 2011 Fire Code and New 2010 State Building Codes (Christman)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 516,  AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING BY REFERENCE THE 2010 EDITION OF THE CALIFORNIA BUILDING, RESIDENTIAL, GREEN BUILDING, PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL CODES, WHICH ARE CODIFIED IN TITLE 24 OF THE CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, THE 2011 LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE CODE, WHICH IS TITLE 32 OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CODE, CHAPTER 7A OF TITLE 26 OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CODE, THE UNIFORM CODE FOR THE ABATEMENT OF DANGEROUS BUILDINGS 1997 EDITION, THE UNIFORM HOUSING CODE 1997 EDITION, AND THE INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE, 2006 EDITION, WITH APPENDICES AND AMENDMENTS THERETO; AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE.

REGULAR BUSINESS:
                       
 (1 hour)    9.         Conceptual Designs for Grandview Park (Odom)
Recommendation:  1) Give staff direction regarding the plan for Grandview Park, based on the conceptual designs developed by City consultant Mia Lehrer & Associates; and, 2) Direct staff to prepare the initial study and the appropriate level of environmental review required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to analyze the potential development of Grandview Park once the description of the project has been clarified by the City Council.

PAUSE TO CONSIDER THE REMAINDER OF THE AGENDA:

(15 mins) 10.       Code Amendment Initiation to Eliminate or Amend the Current Program that Allows Non-Commercial Organizations to Place Temporary Special Event Signs or Other Temporary Signs in the City’s Rights-of-Way (Harwell)                      
Recommendation: Direct Staff to suspend the approval of any new temporary banner sign applications and initiate a code amendment process involving fully noticed public hearings before the Planning Commission and City Council to eliminate the program that allows non-commercial organizations to place temporary special event signs or other signs in the City’s rights-of-way.

(5 mins)    11.       Certification of Election (Morreale)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2010-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, RECITING THE FACTS OF THE SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION HELD IN SAID CITY ON NOVEMBER 2, 2010, DECLARING THE RESULTS THEREOF AND SUCH OTHER MATTERS AS PROVIDED BY LAW.

(10 mins)  12.       Marymount College Response Regarding Commitment to Election Cost Reimbursement (Lehr)
Recommendation: Receive and file; provide further direction to staff as may be needed.

(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.)

ADJOURNMENT:  Adjourn to Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 9:00 A.M. to conduct interviews of applicants for the Finance Advisory Committee, Traffic Safety Commission, and Emergency Preparedness Committee.

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