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Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda TUESDAY, June 21, 2011


AGENDA

RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

JUNE 21, 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. 2011-37
    NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 523

                                                                                                                                                                                     
FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recognition of Outgoing Council of Homeowners Associations (CHOA) President Jon Cartwright

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: Trump Beach and Marilyn Ryan Park Conveyance; RPV TV Receipt of Telly Awards

NEW BUSINESS: 

A.        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. 

B.        Approval of Minutes (Morreale)
Recommendation: Approve the Minutes of the May 17, 2011 Regular Meeting.

C.        2011 Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan (Downs)
Recommendation: Adopt the 2011 Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).

D.        2011 Five-Year Financial Model (Downs)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the 2011 Five-Year Financial Model (2011 Model); and, 2) Determine that the utility users’ tax (UUT) rate of 3% continues to be a necessary General Fund revenue source, and that the current rate of 3% should be maintained.

E.        Annual Appropriation Limit for FY11-12 (Gan-Vanderlinde)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ESTABLISHING THE CITY’S APPROPRIATION LIMIT FOR FY11-12.

F.         Approval of a One Year License Agreement between the City and the Portuguese Bend Cooperative Nursery School (Starr)
Recommendation: Approve and authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement between the City and the Portuguese Bend Cooperative Nursery School.  

G.        Notice of Completion – Power Generator System Installation Project at Point Vicente Interpretive Center (PVIC) and Hesse Park (Motahari)
Recommendation: 1) Accept the project as complete; 2) Authorize the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder; and if no claims are filed within 35 days after recordation, and upon the contractor posting an acceptable warranty bond, notice the surety company to exonerate the Payment and Performance Bonds; and, 3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to release the 10% retention payment in the amount of $15,078.83 to Best Electric, Inc. 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion by the County Recorder contingent upon no claims being filed on the project, and the contractor posting an acceptable warranty bond.

H.        One-Year Extension of the Contract with Federal Advocates, Inc. for Federal Advocacy Services Related to the San Ramon Canyon Stabilization Project (Fox)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the agreement with Federal Advocates, Inc., thereby mutually agreeing to a 1-year extension of the existing Professional Services Agreement through FY 2011-12.

I.          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.
           
J.         Contract Amendment No. 2 for the Environmental Review of the Proposed Point View Agriculture, Golf Course and Event Garden Master Plan Project  (Schonborn)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to sign Amendment No. 2 to the professional services agreement with PCR Services Corporation for an additional amount not to exceed $14,812 to complete a new noise study as part of the environmental review of the Point View Agriculture and Golf Course Master Plan Project on property located at 6001 Palos Verdes Drive South (known commonly as the Point View property), which will be paid for by the applicant (York Point View Properties, LLC).

K.        Agreement with the City of Palos Verdes Estates for Radio Transmission/ Receiver Antennas and Equipment at Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall (Petru)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the Agreement between the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and the City of Palos Verdes Estates for the installation and use of radio transmission/receiver equipment at the Rancho Palos Verdes’ City Hall; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the Agreement.

L.         Adoption of Ordinance No. 522 – Increased UPCCAA Informal Bid Limit (Lynch)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 522, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING SECTION 2.42.050 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE TO INCREASE THE INFORMAL BID LIMIT AS PERMITTED BY THE STATE AND REMOVE THE INFORMAL BID LIMIT EXCEPTION.

M.        Program Supplement Agreement No. N010 for Palos Verdes Drive South Bikeway Safety Improvements (Jules)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the Program Supplement Agreement No. N010 for the Palos Verdes Drive South Bikeway Safety Improvement project; and,
2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING PROGRAM SUPPLEMENT AGREEMENT NO. N010 FOR PARTIAL FEDERAL FUNDING OF THE PALOS VERDES DRIVE SOUTH BIKEWAY SAFETY  IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. 

N.        Approve Contract for Professional Services with KOA Corporation/CBM Consulting - San Ramon Canyon Project (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Award a contract for Professional Services to KOA Corporation/CBM Consulting for an amount up to $70,000 for Project Management services for the San Ramon Canyon Storm Drain Project; and,
2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract for Professional Services with KOA Corporation/CBM Consulting for an amount not to exceed $70,000.

O.        Water Quality and Flood Protection Program –Public Hearing for Annual User Fee Rate FY11-12 (McLean)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, DESIGNATING A TIME AND PLACE FOR HEARING PROTESTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED LEVY OF THE ANNUAL STORM DRAIN USER FEE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011-12.

P.        November 8, 2011 General Municipal Election (Morreale/Lynch)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CALIFORNIA, CALLING FOR THE HOLDING OF A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011, FOR THE ELECTION OF CERTAIN OFFICERS AS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA RELATING TO GENERAL LAW CITIES; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CALIFORNIA, REQUESTING THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES TO CONSOLIDATE A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION OF SAID CITY TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 8, 2011 WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND LIBRARY DISTRICT ELECTIONS TO BE HELD ON SAID DATE PURSUANT TO SECTION 10403 OF THE ELECTIONS CODE; and, 3) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING REGULATIONS FOR CANDIDATES FOR ELECTIVE OFFICE PERTAINING TO CANDIDATES’ STATEMENTS SUBMITTED TO THE VOTERS AT AN ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011.

Q.        Unclaimed Deposits (Downs)
Recommendation: Approve the transfer of $26,708.56 from the Trust Deposits Excess Funds account to the General Fund.
           
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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

(15 mins)    1.         Adoption of the City Budget and Employee Salary Ranges for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 (Downs)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING A BUDGET APPROPRIATION AND ADOPTING THE OPERATING AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BUDGET FOR FY11-12; and,
2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ESTABLISHING SALARY AND HOURLY RANGES FOR ALL COMPETITIVE, MANAGEMENT AND PART-TIME EMPLOYEE JOB CLASSIFICATIONS.

(10 mins)                2.         Citywide Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District (Huey)
Recommendation: 1) Conduct a public hearing on the proposed levy and collection of assessments within the Citywide Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 and the Engineer’s Report prepared in connection therewith; and; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, MAKING CERTAIN FINDINGS AND CONFIRMING A DIAGRAM AND ASSESSMENT FOR THE 2011-12 FISCAL YEAR CONNECTION WITH THE CITYWIDE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING MAINTENANCE DISTRICT PURSUANT TO THE LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING ACT OF 1972, PART 2 OF DIVISION 15 OF THE CALIFORNIA STREETS AND HIGHWAYS CODE.

(10 mins)                3.         Residential Solid Waste and Recycling Rate Adjustment for EDCO Disposal Corporation for FY11-12 (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the maximum permissible rates that EDCO Disposal Corporation can charge single-family and multi-family customers in FY 11-12; and, 2) Increase the City’s FY 11-12 Collector and Environmental Fees, paid by EDCO, by $16,835 and $4,255, respectively.

(5 mins)                  4.         Residential Solid Waste and Recycling Rate Adjustment for Universal Waste Systems, Inc. FY11-12 (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the maximum permissible rates that Universal Waste Systems, Inc. can charge single-family automated curbside customers in FY 11-12. These maximum rates to match EDCO Disposal Corporation’s single-family automated carts maximum rates; 2) Approve the maximum permissible rates that Universal Waste Systems, Inc. can charge multi-family, manual backyard and manure customers in FY 11-12; and, 3) Match Universal Waste Systems, Inc.’s distribution of Collector Fee and Environmental Fee percentages among City funds, to EDCO Disposal Corporation’s approved distribution percentages. 

(30 mins)                5.         Terranea Resort and Spa – 6 Month Review of Conditions of Approval and an Amendment to the Public Amenities Plan to Allow the Installation of a Pelican Sculpture at the Public Park (Mihranian)
Recommendation: 1) Receive and file the 6-month review of the compliance and adequacy of the Council adopted Conditions of Approval for the Terranea Resort and Spa with direction to the applicant to take the following actions: a) Install additional trail markers along the Bluff Top Trail and b) Install additional trail markers along the Bluff Top Trail; and, b) Install an additional mutt mitt station at the trail entry point of Nantasket Drive; 2) Direct Staff to bring back a Resolution for adoption at its July 5, 2011 meeting amending Condition No. 100 to increase the maximum permitted height of vegetation along Palos Verdes Drive South from 1-foot to 30-inches; amending Condition Nos. 78 and 79 to establish a time period for trimming the vegetation along Palos Verdes Drive South; and making any other amendments to the conditions of approval directed by the City Council as a result of this 6-month review; and, 3) Approve, via minute order, an amendment to the Council adopted Public Amenities Plan to allow the installation of a Pelican  Sculpture donated to the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy by the Ginsburg family at the Terranea public park adjacent to the Fishing Access Parking Lot. 

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(30 mins)       6.         Code Amendment Initiation Request to Allow Ancillary Residential Use within Commercial Zoning Districts (Case No. ZON2011-00089); Applicant:  Paris Zarrabian (Golden Cove Center); Property Address: Citywide (Mikhail)
Recommendation: Initiate the proposed Code Amendment Request by directing staff and the Planning Commission to draft an ordinance that would allow ancillary residential uses within commercially zoned properties through the discretionary review and approval of a Conditional Use Permit (CUP), and create the necessary Ancillary Residential Development Standards within Title 17 (Zoning) of the RPV Municipal Code.

(60 mins)       7.         Annenberg Project at Lower Point Vicente – Project Status Update (Mihranian)
Recommendation: Receive and file a status update on the current discussions with the Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS) and the National Park Service (NPS) on the potential filing of a future application for the proposed Annenberg Project at Lower Point Vicente.

(20 mins)       8.         FY 11-12 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Contract (Petru)
Recommendation:  1) Authorize the Mayor to sign the FY 11-12 Law Enforcement Services Agreement for the Peninsula Region (Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, and Rolling Hills Estates); and, 2) Authorize the City Manager to sign the FY 11-12 Rancho Palos Verdes Deployment Survey with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

(15 mins)         9.         Council Direction regarding Request to Schedule Future Agenda Items on Various Policy Matters (Lehr)
Recommendation: Provide 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 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.

                                Enstedt and the Portuguese Bend Alliance For Safety v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court Case No. BS123281

                                 Lisa Dennen Monks and Zone 2 Property Rights v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County, California Court of Appeal Case No. B224628

Public Employee Performance Evaluation

G.C. 54957

Personnel
            Title:    City Manager
Specify Position/Title of Employee Being Reviewed

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