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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA , JULY 19, 2011


AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

JULY 19, 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. 2011-51
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 523

FLAG SALUTE:                 

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Ranks Among the Top in California

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:  Presentation regarding Lomita Sheriff’s Station website; Status Report–Replacement of City’s Financial Accounting System/ERP

NEW BUSINESS: 

(5 mins)    APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:        

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 June 21, 2011 Regular Meeting.

C.        Request to Authorize the Filing of a Conditional Use Permit Revision Application by Verizon Wireless for the Addition of a Back-Up Generator for Verizon Antennae and Equipment on the City Hall Monopole (Fox)
Recommendation: Authorize the City Manager to sign the application for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Revision, thereby allowing Verizon Wireless to seek approval to install a new, back-up generator for its existing antennae and equipment on the monopole at City Hall.

D.       An Appeal of the Planning Commission’s Concurrence with the Director’s Interpretation Review of the Conditions of Approval of City Tree Review Permit No. 178 (Trester)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY DISMISSING THE APPEAL OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S CONCURRENCE WITH THE DIRECTOR’S INTERPRETATION REVIEW THAT ADDITIONAL TRIMMING OF THE TREES RELATED TO CITY TREE REVIEW PERMIT NO. 178 WAS NECESSARY, SINCE THE TREES SUBJECT TO THE APPEAL WILL BE REMOVED AS A RESULT OF THE JULY 5, 2011 CITY COUNCIL DECISION ON CITY TREE REVIEW PERMIT 2008-00031.

E.        Request to Withdraw the City’s Application to the State’s Land and Water Conservation Fund Program for the Abalone Cove Shoreline Park Improvement Project (Fox)
Recommendation: Authorize the City Manager to send a letter to the California Department of Parks and Recreation’s Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS), thereby withdrawing the City’s grant application for the Abalone Cove Shoreline Park Improvement Project under the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Program.
 
F.         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)  1.         Transfer of Community Development Block Grant Funds from the City of Rolling Hills (Huey)
Recommendation: 1) Accept the transfer of $25,732 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds for FY 2011-2012 from the City of Rolling Hills; 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING AN ASSIGNMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF ROLLING HILLS AND THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES REGARDING THE TRANSFER OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS FOR FY 2011-2012 (“AGREEMENT”); 3) Authorize the City Manager and City Clerk to execute the Agreement with the City of Rolling Hills; and, 4) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2011-44, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FY 2011-12, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT OF $25,732 TO THE CITY’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUND.

(75 mins)   2.         Consideration of a Proposed Code Amendment to Eliminate the Current Program that Allows Non-Commerical Organizations to Place Temporary Special Event Banners in the City’s Rights-of-Way [Continued from May 17, 2011] (Harwell) 
Recommendation: Contrary to the Planning Commission’s recommendation, Staff recommends that the City Council INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ELIMINATING SECTION 17.76.050.D.4 OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE, WHICH WILL NO LONGER ALLOW TEMPORARY SPECIAL EVENT BANNERS OR OTHER SIGNS FOR NONCOMMERCIAL ORGANIZATIONS TO BE PLACED IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY, AND RE-NUMBER MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 17.76.050.D.5 TO 17.76.050.D.4 (CASE NO. ZON2011-00007).
 
(20 mins)     3.         Public Hearing – Water Quality and Flood Protection Program – Annual User Fee Rate – FY 11-12 (McLean)
Recommendation: 1) Receive, review and file the independent Water Quality and Flood Protection Program Annual Report, dated May 25, 2011, prepared by the Oversight Committee for the storm drain program; 2) Conduct a public hearing pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 5473.2 and Section 3.44.40 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code on July 19, 2011 on the Annual Report prepared by Harris & Associates, the Annual Report prepared by the Oversight Committee and information provided by Staff, and determine whether to collect the Storm Drain User Fee (the “Fee”) for FY11-12, and if so, the rate per Equivalent Residential Unit (“ERU”) for FY11-12; 3) At the conclusion of the Public Hearing determine the existence or absence of a majority protest; 4) In the absence of a majority protest, Staff recommends that the Council determine that the rate per ERU for FY11-12 shall be $92.53 as set forth in the Annual Report, ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, FINALLY ADOPTING A REPORT, AS FILED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE STORM DRAIN USER FEE ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 3.44 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE; DETERMINING THE AMOUNT OF SUCH FEE FOR FY11-12; AND ORDERING THAT SUCH FEE BE COLLECTED ON THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES TAX ROLL FOR FY11-12; and, 5) In the event of a majority protest, direct Staff to present to Council at a subsequent Council meeting a resolution determining the amount of the Storm Drain User Fee for FY11-12 and providing for an alternative method of collecting the Storm Drain User Fee for FY11-12.

(90 mins)     4.         Revision “TT” to the Trump National Golf Course Project – Proposed Ficus Hedge (Pfost)
Recommendation: Deny the Applicant’s request for the proposed southerly ficus hedge, but approve the Applicant’s request for the proposed northerly ficus hedge, and direct Staff to bring back the appropriate resolutions memorializing this decision to the next City Council meeting.

(40 mins)     5.         Request to Eliminate a 1991 Condition of Approval, thereby Allowing New Railing to Remain at the Perimeter of an Existing Deck for the Property Located at 28105 Golden Meadow (Case No. ZON2010-00386) [Continued from April 5, 2011] (Mikhail)
Recommendation: Deny the deck owner's request to eliminate Condition No. 5 of City Council Resolution No. 91-44, thereby requiring the applicant to move the deck railing from its current location at the deck edge to a location approximately 10 feet away from the deck edge as required by the original 1991 City Council decision.

(30 mins)       6.         Abalone Cove Sewer Service Charge (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Conduct the public hearing on the proposed levy of the annual sewer service charge for the Abalone Cove Sewer System for Fiscal Year 2011/12; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING A REPORT IN CONNECTION WITH THE SEWER SERVICE CHARGE ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 13.06 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE, DETERMINING THE AMOUNT OF SUCH CHARGE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011/12, AND ORDERING THAT SUCH CHARGE BE COLLECTED ON THE TAX ROLL.

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(30 mins)       7.         Recruiting for Position Vacancies (Mausser)
Recommendation: Provide direction to staff regarding whether to proceed with the recruitments for the vacant positions of Director of Public Works, Assistant Engineer, Senior Financial Analyst, and Senior IT Analyst.  Recruitment for the Public Works Director position is the most critical need as explained later in this report.

 (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.

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

Name of Case:         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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