RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FEBRUARY 1, 2011

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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FEBRUARY 1, 2011

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
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. 2011-02
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 518

FLAG SALUTE
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CEREMONIAL:  Whale of a Day Poster Contest Winners (Jo Woods, Los Serenos Docent)

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Mayor’s Presentation of Books to Council Members  

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:  Leadership Academy

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 December 21, 2010 Regular Meeting; January 10, 2011 Special Meeting; and January 18, 2011 Adjourned Regular Meeting.

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

4.         Acquisition of Vehicles for the Public Works Department (Blanco)
Recommendation: Authorize the Director of Public Works to execute purchase contracts with Villa Ford in the amount of $34,451.96 for the purchase of two 4X4 Ford Rangers and associated vehicle accessories. 

5.         Award of Contract for Hesse and Ryan Parks Athletic Field Improvements (Motahari)
Recommendation: 1) Approve Plans and specifications for the subject project; 2) Award a construction contract for Hesse and Ryan Parks Athletic Field Improvements to America West Landscape, Inc. in the amount not to exceed $446,784.09 for the total base bid and authorize staff to spend an additional 10% contingency $44,678.40 for unforeseen conditions for a total authorization of $491,462.49; and, 3) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the construction contract with America West Landscape, Inc.

6.         Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to Implement Palos Verdes Peninsula Coordinated Monitoring Plan for Machado Lake Nutrient Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Compliance (Winje)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) among the four incorporated cities of the Palos Verdes Peninsula to carry out the Palos Verdes Peninsula Coordinated Monitoring Plan in Compliance with the Machado Lake Nutrient Total Maximum Daily Load (Nutrient Monitoring Plan); and,
2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the MOA.

7.         Withdrawal of a Code Amendment Initiation Request to Revise the Municipal Code’s Hedge Height Regulations within the Front Yard Setback Area (Case No. ZON2010-00293) (Kim)
Recommendation: Accept Staff’s withdrawal of its previous code amendment initiation request to increase the Municipal Code’s hedge height regulations within the front yard setback areas of residential properties.

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

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

10.       Register of Demands (McLean)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, 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:

(90 mins)     11. Scoping Session for the Environmental Impact Report for the Proposed Zone 2 Landslide Moratorium Ordinance Revisions (Planning Case No. ZON2009-00409) (Fox)
Recommendation: Conduct a public hearing to receive comments on the scope of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to be prepared for the Zone 2 Landslide Moratorium Ordinance Revisions (Planning Case No. ZON2009-00409).

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(15 mins)      12.  West Basin Municipal Water District Water Reliability 2020 Program (Petru)
Recommendation:  1) Hear a presentation regarding the West Basin Municipal Water District’s Water Reliability 2020 Program; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor to sign the draft letter of support for the program.

(60 mins)      13.       2011 Palos Verdes Marathon (Odom/Rojas)
Recommendation: Given the compressed time schedule which does not allow for the proposed event to be processed through the City’s normal application process, Staff recommends that the City Council schedule a noticed public hearing to give full consideration to the merits and impacts of the proposed 2011 Palos Verdes Marathon prior to rendering a decision on whether to allow the event to be based in Rancho Palos Verdes and make use of City-owned facilities.

           
(5 mins)       14.       FY09-10 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (Downs)
Recommendation: Receive and file the FY09-10 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, and the Independent Auditors’ Report on Internal Control.

15.       Report to City Council from Finance Advisory Committee Regarding Assignment to Consider Financial Aspects of the Charter City Proposal (Downs/James)
Recommendation: Receive and file.
           
(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:  

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)
 
 Names of Cases:     VH Property Corp. and VHPS LLC v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court.  Case No. BC404048.
                                   
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NOTE: Staff reports are available for inspection at City Hall, 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard during regular business hours, 7:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Monday – Thursday and 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. on Friday.  The agenda and staff reports can also be viewed at Hesse Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard during regular business hours:  Monday – Friday from 9:00 A.M. until dusk; Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 A.M. until dusk.  

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