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Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda Tuesday, September 6, 2011
AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
SEPTEMBER 6, 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. 2011-65 
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 525




FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Recognition of the First Graduating Class of Junior Rangers; Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – September 2011

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:  Employee Compensation Information on the City’s website in accordance with the State Controller’s Office Guidelines

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 August 16, 2011 Regular Meeting and August 24, 2011 Special Meeting.

Recommendation:  1) Accept the work as complete and authorize the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder; 2) Authorize the Director of Public Works to release the 10% retention payment in the amount of $19,991.50 to Garcia Juarez Construction, 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 maintenance bond; and, 3) Authorize staff to notice the surety company to exonerate the Payment and Performance bonds following release of the retention.

D.        One-Year Extension of the Contract with Blais & Associates, Inc. for Grant Management and Support Services (Fox)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the agreement with Blais & Associates, Inc. for a 1-year extension to the existing Professional Services Agreement through FY 2011-12.

E.        July 2011 Monthly Report of Cash Balances (McLean)
Recommendation: Receive and file the July 2011 Monthly Report of Cash Balances for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

F.         Agreement for Skate Park and Dog Park Site Community Outreach and Site Analysis (Howe)
Recommendation: 1) Approve an agreement with Mia Lehrer & Associates in the amount of $24,400 for public outreach and site analysis to consider both a skate park and a dog park on the Peninsula; and, 2) 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 FY11-12, to amend the General Fund and Capital Improvement Project Fund budgets.

G.        Award Contracts – Via Canada Storm Drain PD-478 Inlet Improvements Project (Winje)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the plans and specifications for the Via Canada Storm Drain PD-478 Inlet Improvements Project; 2) Award a construction contract to HYM Engineering, Inc. and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a construction contract to HYM Engineering, Inc. in the amount of $41,048.  Authorize a construction contingency of $8,000 for a total construction authorization of $49,048; and, 3) Award a professional services contract to Merit Civil Engineering, Inc. and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a professional services agreement to Merit Civil Engineering, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $15,000 for inspection services.

H.        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.

I.          Election for the City to Serve as the Successor Agency to the Rancho Palos Verdes Redevelopment Agency (Lynch)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A resolution of the City Council of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, MAKING AN ELECTION FOR THE CITY TO SERVE AS A SUCCESSOR AGENCY UNDER PART 1.85 IN THE EVENT THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY IS DISSOLVED.

J.         Oversized Vehicle Parking Penalties (Petru)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ESTABLISHING A PENALTY FOR PARKING VIOLATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH OVERSIZED VEHICLES WITHIN THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES.

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REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(1 hr)             1.         Pension Revision (Mayor Long/Councilman Wolowicz)
Recommendation: Approve the recommendations made by Management Partners, Inc./City Council Pension Revision Subcommittee regarding revisions to the City’s pension program for current employees and new hires, and provide further direction to staff.

 (10 mins)      2.         League of California Cities 2011 Annual Conference Resolutions (Fox)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the City Council’s Voting Delegate to support the adoption of League of California Cities General Assembly Resolution No. 1 (Alternative Methods of Meeting Public Notice Requirements and to Advocate for Revisions to the Government Code Recognizing Alternative Methods as a Means to Meet Noticing Requirements); Resolution No. 2 (Tort Reform); Resolution No. 3 (Raising Public Awareness about the Imminent Health and Safety Concerns for Bullied Children); Resolution No. 4 (Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003) and Resolution No. 6 (City of Bell); and, 2) Direct the Voting Delegate to take no position regarding League of California Cities General Assembly Resolution No. 5 (Replacement of the Death Penalty with the Sentence of Life Imprisonment without the Possibility of Parole).

(10 mins)        3.         Palos Verdes Peninsula Robotics Team Sponsorship Cover Letter (Petru)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to sign a cover letter to potential sponsors of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Robotics Team.

(10 mins)        4.         Right of Way Use Agreement with NextG Networks (Lynch)
Recommendation:  Approve the Right of Way Use Agreement with NextG Networks of California, Inc. (NextG), for the installation of radio and antenna equipment within public rights-of-way within the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

(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 Friday, September 9, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. for an Adjourned Regular Meeting/Campaign Leadership for Public Trust Workshop to be held at City Hall Community Room.

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:        Donald Sipple, John Simon, Karl Simonsen, and Christopher Jacobs, Settlement Class Representatives; New Cingular Wireless PCS LLC, a Delaware limited liability company v. City of Alameda, California, et al., and DOES 1 to 50, inclusive, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Central Division. Case No. BC462270.

Potential Litigation:
        G.C.  54956.9(b)

A point has been reached where, in the opinion of the City Council on the advice of its legal counsel, based on the below-described facts and circumstances, there is a significant exposure to litigation against the City:

During a telephone conversation on August 24, 2011, between the Montessori School’s Attorney Phil Toomey and City Attorney Carol Lynch, Mr. Toomey implied that litigation may result if the School and the City are not able to reach an agreement concerning the School’s ability to remove certain items from the Ladera Linda site.

A copy of the report from the City Attorney is on file with the City Clerk’s Office.

Number of Potential Cases (1)

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