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Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda TUESDAY, October 18, 2011

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING

OCTOBER 18, 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. 2011-83
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 528

                                                                                                          

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:  Long Beach Airpace; Compass Blueprint Grant

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 October 4, 2011 Regular Meeting.

C.       Notice of Completion – Hesse and Ryan Parks Athletic Field Improvements Project (Motahari)
Recommendation: 1) Accept the project as complete; 2) Authorize the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion for the project 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 $45,716.68 to America West Landscape, 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.

D.      Adoption of Ordinance No. 526 – Readopting Certain Revisions to the Landslide Moratorium Ordinance (Lynch)
Recommendation: ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 526, 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.

E.       Rubberized Pavement Grant Program - FY11-12 & 12-13 (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) Authorize the submittal of a grant application to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) for a Rubberized Pavement (Pavement) Grant Program FY 11-12 & 12-13; and,  2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011- ___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AUTHORIZING SUBMITTAL OF APPLICATION(S) FOR ALL CALRECYCLE GRANTS FOR WHICH THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES IS ELIGIBLE.

F.        Authorize Access Agreement with the Portuguese Bend Club (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the attached Right of Access Agreement by and between the Portuguese Bend Club Homeowners Association and the City of Rancho Palos Verdes; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor to execute the Agreement.

G.       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.

H.       Employee Health Insurance Premiums for 2012 (Mausser)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING THE CITY’S MAXIMUM MONTHLY CONTRIBUTION AMOUNTS FOR EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012.

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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

(15 mins)    1.        Code Amendment to Revise the Current Program that Allows Non-Commercial Organizations to Place Temporary Special Event Banners in the City’s Right-of-Way [Continued from October 4, 2011] (Harwell)
Recommendation: REINTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. 527, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING SECTION 17.76.050.D OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE TO REVISE AND CLARIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PLACEMENT OF TEMPORARY NONCOMMERCIAL BANNERS WITHIN THE PUBLIC STREET RIGHTS-OF-WAY.

(40 mins)   2.        Appeal of the Planning Commission’s Denial of a Height Variation and Site Plan Review for a Proposed Second Story Addition to the Existing Residence located at 6530 La Garita (Case No. ZON2010-00331) [Continued from August 16, 2011] (Mikhail)

ATTACHMENTS:
Letter from the Appellant (received September 26, 2011)

o Chart Prepared by the Appellant outlining design changes
o Letter to 32 Residents (excluding plans)

Additional Public Comment Letters (received since August 16, 2011 City Council Meeting
City Council Letter of Appeal (received May 24, 2011)
C.C. Staff Report (August 16, 2011 - with attachments)

o City Council Letter of Appeal (dated May 24, 2011)
o Letter requesting continuance (from representative of Appellant - David Moss)
o Applicant's requested condition of approval
o P.C. Resolution No. 2011-21
o P.C. Minutes (February 8, 2011, April 26, 2011 and May 10,2011)
o Public Comments (August 16, 2011 C.C. meeting)
o P.C. Staff Report (May 10, 2011 - does not include draft resolution)
o P.C. Staff Report (April 26, 2011 - with attachments)

Draft P.C. Resolution No. 2011-_ (Approval)
Letter from the Applicant (Mr. Magalnic)
P.C. Staff Report (February 8,2011 - with attachments)

Draft P.C. Resolution (Denial)
Letter from the Applicant
Public Correspondence

P.C. Staff Report (March 22,2011)

Public Correspondence

P.C. Staff Report (April 12, 2011) 2-12
Late Correspondence (prior to April 26, 2011 P.C. meeting)

o The City's Guidelines and Procedures for Preservation of Views Where
Structures are Involved

• Project Plans (Includes Architectural Drawings and Architectural Renderings) (**Not Included)

Recommendation: Deny the appeal, thereby upholding the Planning Commission’s decision to deny the requested Height Variation and Site Plan Review at 6530 La Garita (Case No. ZON2010-00331), and direct Staff to return to the next meeting with the appropriate Resolution.

(5 mins)   3.        Use of State Funding for Supplemental Police Services–CORE Police Team (Petru)
Recommendation: Approve the continued use of COPS (Citizen Option for Police Services) grant in FY11-12 to partially fund the CORE Police Team.

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:
                    
(20 mins)    4.        Adoption of the Updated Zoning Map (Harwell)
Recommendation:INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING THE CITY’S DIGITIZED UPDATED ZONING MAP AS THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP FOR THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES.

(45 mins)     5.        Initiate a Code Amendment to Revise RPVMC Chapter 17.90 (Interpretation Procedure) (Harwell)
Recommendation: Initiate a Code Amendment to revise Title 17.90 of the RPVMC to amend the Interpretation Procedures to allow the Community Development Director to make adjustments of a zoning or special district boundary line from thirty feet to one hundred feet without the processing of a Zoning Map amendment.

(20 mins)      6.        Palos Verdes Nature Preserve – Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Annual Management Reports (Mihranian)

ATTACHMENTS:

Recommendation: Receive and file the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy’s 2008-2009 and 2010 Annual Report on managing the City’s Palos Verdes Nature Preserve.

(10 mins)      7.       Formal Recognition of Employee Organization and Designation of Management Representative (Lynch)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2011-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ACKNOWLEDGING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES EMPLOYEE ASSOCIATION AS AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION AND MAJORITY REPRESENTATIVE IN A  BARGAINING UNIT OF NON-MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES AND DESIGNATING THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER AS THE CITY’S PRINCIPAL MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATIVE, AND DESIGNATING THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER AND THE CITY’S LABOR COUNSEL AS THE CITY’S REPRESENTATIVES TO MEET AND CONFER WITH THE ASSOCIATION.

(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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