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Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda TUESDAY, October 4, 2011

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

OCTOBER 4, 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                                

(10 mins)   CALL TO ORDER:
ROLL CALL:  NEXT RESOL. NO. 2011-81
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 526
                                                                                                                                                                                         
FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:   Leadership Academy Graduates Recognition; Announcement of Upcoming Council Candidate Debates

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:  Status Update on the California Department of Water Resources Grant for the San Ramon Canyon Project

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 September 20, 2011 Regular Meeting.

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

D.        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.

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

F.         Appointment of Board Member to the Klondike Canyon Geologic Hazard Abatement District Board (Morreale)
Recommendation: Appoint Steve Cummins to a full four-year term of office on the Klondike Canyon Geologic Hazard Abatement District Board until November 2015.

G.        Notice of Completion for the Crenshaw Blvd. at Crestridge Road Traffic Signal Upgrade Project: Federal Project No. HSIPL-5413 (008) (Jules)
Recommendation: 1) Accept the work as complete; 2) Authorize the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the Los Angeles (LA) County Registrar-Recorder Office 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 $13,582.80 to Lincoln Pacific Builders, Inc. 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion by the LA County Recorder contingent upon no claims being filed on the project, and the contractor posting an acceptable warranty bond.

H.        2011 (Revised) Proposal for Class C Airspace Designation Surrounding Long Beach Airport (Waters)
Recommendation: 1) Receive and file the Technical Analysis report prepared by Williams Aviation Consultants regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) revised proposal to establish Class C Airspace surrounding Long Beach Airport; and, 2) Authorize Staff to send the draft  comment letter and the Technical Analysis report to the FAA regarding the revised proposal.

I.          Palos Verdes Drive South Landslide Road Maintenance Contract Award (Dragoo)
Recommendation:: 1) Approve the plans and specifications for the Palos Verdes Drive South Landslide Road Maintenance Project; and, 2) Award a construction contract to Hardy and Harper and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the construction contract to Hardy and Harper, Inc. in the amount of $491,375.  Authorize a construction contingency of $8,625 for a total construction authorization of up to $500,000.

J.         Adoption of Revised 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,  REVISING SALARY AND HOURLY RANGES FOR ALL COMPETITIVE, MANAGEMENT AND PART-TIME EMPLOYEE JOB CLASSIFICATIONS AND RESCINDING RESOLUTION NO. 2011-45; and, 2) Approve the First Amendment to Restated Employment Agreement between the City and City Manager to concurrently incorporate the terms and conditions regarding the pension revision decision made by the City Council on September 20, 2011.

K.        Award Construction, Materials Testing, and Public Works Oversight Contracts for the Arterial Roads Rehabilitation Project – FY 2010-2011 Palos Verdes Drive West and South (Jules)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the construction plans and contract documents for the FY 2010-2011 Arterial Roads Rehabilitation Project - Palos Verdes Drive West and South; 2) Award a construction contract to Sequel Contractors, Inc. in the amount of $1,858,250 for the project, which includes $1,515,675 for the base bid and $342,575 for additional bid alternate; 3) Award a professional services contract to Twining, Inc. in the amount of $28,390 for materials testing and quality assurance services; 4) Award a professional services contract to Charles Abbott and Associates in the amount of $21,000 for project inspection oversight; 5) Authorize staff to utilize an additional 10% ($190,764) for contingency; and, 6) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the agreements.

L.         Non-Urgency Ordinance Readopting Certain Revisions to the Landslide Moratorium Ordinance that previously were Adopted by Ordinance No. 459U  (Lynch)

Recommendation: INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, REPEALING URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 459U, ORDINANCE NO. 427U, AND URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 439U, AND AMENDING SECTION 15.20.040 AND SECTION 15.20.050 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE.

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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

(45 mins)    1.         Code Amendment to Revise the Current Program that Allows Non-Commercial Organizations to Place Temporary Non-Commercial Banners in the City’s Rights-of-Way [Continued from September 20, 2011] (Harwell/Rojas)
Recommendation: 1) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO.___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING SECTION 17.76.050D OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE TO REVISE AND CLARIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PLACEMENT OF TEMPORARY NONCOMMERCIAL BANNERS WITHIN DESIGNATED AREAS WITHIN THE PUBLIC STREET RIGHT-OF-WAYS; and, 2) Approve the following three new locations for the placement of two temporary banners within the public right-of-way: a) The intersection of Hawthorne Boulevard and Indian Peak Road; b) The intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Indian Peak Road; and, c) The intersection Palos Verdes Drive East and Miraleste Drive.

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:
                    
(10 mins)     2.         City Sponsored Event Banner Policy (Howe)
Recommendation: Approve the policy outlined in this report for public display of banners for City sponsored or co-sponsored events.

(15 mins)      3.         Selection of Park Names (Petru)
Recommendation:: 1) Change the name of the Point Vicente Fishing Access to “Pelican Cove”; and, 2) Select the name “Sea Star Beach” for the beach located below Founders Park.

(20 mins)       4.         Proposed County Ordinance - Water Quality Parcel Fee (Winje)
Recommendation: Authorize staff to submit technical comments to the County of Los Angeles in response to a proposed water quality ordinance that would implement a county-wide parcel based fee, subject to voter approval.

(45 mins)       5.         Marymount College – Parking Management Strategies/30800 Palos Verdes Drive East (Mihranian)
Recommendation: Receive and file a status update on the Parking Management Strategies being implemented by Marymount College for the Fall 2011 term.

(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.

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