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RRancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011
AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

MAY 17, 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.
                                   
7:00 P.M.       REGULAR SESSION                                

(5 mins)    CALL TO ORDER:                                                            
ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2011-27   
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 522

                                                                                                                                                                                      
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:  Pet Licensing and Vaccination Clinic Announcement

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 Minutes (Morreale)
Recommendation:  Approve the Amended Minutes of the April 5, 2011 Regular Meeting and the Minutes of the April 19, 2011 Regular Meeting.

3.         County of Los Angeles Public Works “Clean LA” Environmental Outreach Program (Waters)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to sign the draft letter of support for the Clean LA program.

4.         Request from League of California Cities for Rancho Palos Verdes to Join Coalition Against Elimination of Redevelopment Agencies (Waters)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES TO JOIN A COALITION OF CALIFORNIA CITIES OPPOSED TO ELIMINATION OF REDEVELOPMENT AGENCIES.

5.         Claim Against the City by Harold Craig (Morreale)
Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

6.         Claim Against the City by Carole Roberts (Morreale)
Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

7.         Approve a One-Year Contract Extension with Merchants Landscape for Roadside Maintenance Services, A.J. Fistes Corporation for Building Painting, and PCI for Pavement Striping (Blanco)
Recommendation: 1) Approve and execute one year extensions, effective
July 1, 2011, for the following contracts with: 1) Merchants Landscape for Roadside Maintenance, First Amendment; 2) A.J. Fistes Corporation for Building Painting Maintenance, Second Amendment; and, 3) PCI for Pavement Striping Maintenance, Second Amendment.

8.         Citywide Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District (Huey)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, INITIATING PROCEEDINGS FOR THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE CITYWIDE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012 AND ORDERING THE PREPARATION OF AN ENGINEER’S REPORT PURSUANT TO THE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING ACT OF 1972, PART 2 OF DIVISION 15 OF THE CALIFORNIA STREETS & HIGHWAYS CODE; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING THE ENGINEER’S REPORT IN CONNECTION WITH THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE CITYWIDE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012; and, 3) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, DECLARING THE CITY COUNCIL’S INTENTION TO LEVY AND COLLECT ASSESSMENTS WITHIN THE CITYWIDE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012 PURSUANT TO THE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING ACT OF 1972, PART 2 OF DIVISION 15 OF THE CALIFORNIA STREETS & HIGHWAYS CODE, AND APPOINTING A TIME AND PLACE FOR HEARING OBJECTIONS THERETO.

9.         State Coastal Conservancy - California Coastal Trails Grant (Mihranian)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING THE GRANT TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE GRANT DISBURSEMENT OF $500,000 FROM THE STATE COASTAL CONSERVANCY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE  CITY’S SEGMENT OF THE CALIFORNIA COASTAL TRAIL.

10.       Award a Two-Year Professional Services Agreement for Source Reduction and Recycling Element (SRRE), Solid Waste Support Services and Used Oil Payment Program for FY 11-12 and FY 12-13 (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) Award a two year professional services agreement with HDR Engineering, Inc. (HDR), in the amount not to exceed $35,000 for FY 11-12, and $35,000 for FY 12-13 for the implementation of the City’s Source Reduction and Recycling Element (SRRE), Solid Waste Support Services and Used Oil Payment Program; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a two year agreement with HDR in the amount not to exceed $35,000 for FY 11-12, and $35,000 for FY 12-13, for the implementation of the City’s Source Reduction and Recycling Element (SRRE), Solid Waste Support Services and Used Oil Payment Program.

11.       City Hall Main Waterline Replacement Project (Motahari)
Recommendation: 1) Approve plans and specifications for the subject project; 2) Award a construction contract for City Hall’s Main Waterline Replacement project to Atlas Allied Inc., in the amount not to exceed $32,805 for the total base bid and authorize staff to spend an additional 20% contingency in the amount of $6,560 for unforeseen conditions for a total authorization of $39,365; 3) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the construction contract with Atlas Allied Inc.; and, 4) Approve the completed work for the urgent relocation of the leaking waterline system inside the telecommunications room in the amount of $31,686 as an emergency project.

12.       Arterial Roads Rehabilitation Project Construction Management and Inspection Services (Palos Verdes Drive South and Palos Verdes Drive West) (Jules)
Recommendation: Award a professional services contract to Harris & Associates for a not-to-exceed amount of $217,960 for construction management and inspection services related to the Arterial Roads Rehabilitation Project (PVDS & PVDW) and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the agreement.

13.       Construction Contract for Annual Sidewalk Repair Program (FY 2010-2011) (Jules)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the construction plans and project specifications for the FY 2010-2011 Annual Sidewalk Repair Program;  2) Award a construction contract to Rafael 26 Construction Inc. in the amount of $87,520.00 for the project; 3) Award a professional services contract in the amount of $10,000 to Charles Abbott and Associates for project inspection and oversight; 4) Authorize staff to utilize an additional 10% ($8752) for contingency; and, 5) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the agreements. 

14.       Contract Renewal for View Restoration Mediator and View Restoration Arborist Professional Services (Trester)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an extension of the professional service agreements with the City’s View Restoration Mediator, Ms. Coleen Berg, and the City’s View Restoration Arborist, Mr. David Hayes, to provide mediation and arboriculture services, respectively, on an as-needed basis to the City for an additional two years.
                 
15.       Budget Adjustment for Reimbursement of Funds to Cal EMA related to 2005 Storm Claim Damages at Abalone Cove, Hesse Park and Burma Road (Waters)
Recommendation: Approve a budget adjustment from the Capital Improvement Projects Fund reserve in the amount of $59,221 to repay  California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) for payments previously received by the City for Abalone Cove, Hesse Park, and Burma Road “small” storm-disaster clean-up projects conducted in 2005.

16.       Competitive Service Employee Personnel Rules – Amendments and Revisions (Mausser)
Recommendation:  Approve the amendments and revisions to language in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Competitive Service Employee Personnel Rules to meet Federal and State law requirements.

17.       Extension of Contracts for As Needed Building and Safety Consultant Services (Christman)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an extension of the current professional service agreement with Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. (CAA) to continue to provide building inspection and plan check services to the City on an as-needed basis through June 30, 2013; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an extension of the current  professional service agreement with Scott Fazekas Associates, Inc. (SFA) to continue to provide building inspection services to the City on an as-needed basis through June 30, 2013.

18.       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:

(5 mins)                   19.       Code Amendment to Eliminate Temporary Special Event Banner Sign Program in the City’s Right-of-Way [Continued from April 5, 2011] (Rojas/Harwell)
Recommendation: Continue the public hearing to July 19, 2011.

(10 mins)                  20.       Code Amendment to Current Rancho Palos Verdes Code Section 8.32.010 of Chapter 8.32 of Title 8 to Implement Los Angeles County Ordinance No. 2010-0045, which Amends Division 1 of Title 8 of the Los Angeles County Code relating to Letter Grading, Route Location Disclosure and Annual Certification of Mobile Food Facilities and Ordinance No. 520, an Ordinance of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, Amending Section 8.32.010 of Chapter 8.32 of Title 8 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code and Adopting by Reference the Current Version of the Los Angeles County Public Health Licenses Regulations as Codified in Division 1 of Title 8 of the Los Angeles County Code (Lynch)
Recommendation: 1) Conduct a public hearing to consider the adoption of the County Code provisions; and, 2) Read Ordinance No. 520, “An Ordinance of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes amending Section 8.32.010 of Chapter 8.32 of Title 8 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code and adopting by reference the Los Angeles County mobile food facility grading program by adopting the current version of the Los Angeles County Public Health Licenses regulations as codified in Division 1 of Title 8 of the Los Angeles County Code” by title only, waive further reading and adopt the ordinance.

(30 mins)                  21.       Appeal of Denial of Planning Case No. ZON2010-00366 (Special Use Permit): Request to Overturn the Planning Commission’s Denial to Allow Two (2) Temporary Modular Buildings to Continue to be Used at Green Hills Memorial Park for an Additional Nine (9) Years, Until the Year 2020. (Rojas/Harwell)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, DENYING THE APPEAL AND UPHOLDING THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S DENIAL OF A SPECIAL USE PERMIT TO ALLOW TWO TEMPORARY MODULAR BUILDINGS TO CONTINUE TO BE USED AT GREEN HILLS MEMORIAL PARK FOR AN ADDITIONAL NINE YEARS, UNTIL THE YEAR 2020 (PLANNING CASE NO. ZON2010-00366).

(30 mins)                  22.       Appeal of the Planning Commission’s Imposition of Condition No. 14 of Planning Commission Resolution No. 2011-013 Pertaining to the Height of a Solid Barrier Wall Along the South Property Line of the Golden Cove Center - (31100 – 31176, And 31212 – 31246 Palos Verdes Drive West - Case No. ZON2010-00402) (Mikhail)
            Recommendation: Deny the appeal of Condition No. 14 of Planning Commission Resolution No. 2011-13 thereby affirming the Planning Commission’s decision to require a 6’-0” tall solid barrier wall along the south property line at the Golden Cove Center, and; ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, DENYING AN APPEAL OF CONDITION NO. 14 OF P.C. RESOLUTION NO. 2011-13, REQUIRING A 6’-0” TALL SOLID BARRIER WALL ALONG SOUTH PROPERTY LINE AT THE PROPERTY COMMONLY KNOWN AS GOLDEN COVE CENTER (31100-31176 AND 31212 – 31246 PALOS VERDES DRIVE WEST – CASE NO. ZONE 2010-00402).

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(10 mins)                  23.       Award the Design Contract for the Lower San Ramon Canyon Storm Drainage Project (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Award a Professional Services Contract to Harris and Associates to produce the project design and the bid documents for the Lower San Ramon Canyon Storm Drainage Project; and, 2) Authorize a project contingency in the amount of $100,000 to be used in addressing unforeseen conditions or to address issues beyond the identified scope of work

(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.  

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