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Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Agenda WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING
APRIL 17, 2012

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                                

  (10 mins) CALL TO ORDER:
 
ROLL CALL:  NEXT RESOL. NO. 2012-29 
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 536
                                                          
FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Clean Bay Restaurant Recognition           

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:  Information Technology Consultant Status Update

NEW BUSINESS: 

   (5 mins)    APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:        

EMERGENCY SEWER REPAIR PROJECT:

A.        Abalone Cove Sewer Pump Station Repairs (Dragoo)
Recommendation: Review and reconfirm by four/fifths (4/5) vote, the City Council’s previous action taken on February 21, 2012, authorizing staff to continue with the actions taken to perform emergency repairs to the Abalone Cove Sewer Pump Station located within the Abalone Cove Shoreline Park.

OTHER CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS:

B.        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. 

C.        Approval of Minutes (Morreale)
Recommendation: Approve the Minutes of the March 14, 2012 Adjourned Regular Meeting; March 15, 2012 Adjourned Regular Meeting; and, March 20, 2012 Regular Meeting.

D.        Crossing Guard Services for 2012-2013 School Year:  Amendment to Contract with All City Management Services (Waters)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute an amendment to the agreement with All City Management Services, Inc. (ACMS), for an amount not to exceed $17,260 to provide crossing guard services at Miraleste Intermediate School and Silver Spur Elementary School for the 2012-2013 School Year.

E.        Award of Contract for Eastview Park Playground and Accessibility Improvements Project (Supports 2012 City Council Goal No. 4 - Public Infrastructure) (Motahari)
Recommendation: 1) Approve Plans and specifications for the subject project; 2) Award a construction contract for Eastview Park Playground and Accessibility Improvements project to Z K Construction in the amount not to exceed $200,798.70 for the base bid and authorize staff to spend an additional 10% contingency in the amount of $20,079.87 for unforeseen conditions for a total authorization of $220,878.57; and, 3) Authorize the Mayor to execute the construction contract with Z K Construction.

F.         Palos Verdes Peninsula Transit Authority Joint Powers Agreement – Revised January 2012 (Huey)
Recommendation: 1) Re-affirm the approval of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Transit Authority Joint Powers Agreement-Revised January 2012 that was originally approved by the City Council on April 16, 1996; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the Palos Verdes Peninsula Transit Authority Joint Powers Agreement-Revised January 2012 on behalf of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

G.        2011 Annual Report on the Implementation of the Rancho Palos Verdes General Plan (Supports 2012 City Council Goals and Priorities as identified under Additional Information) (Mikhail)
Recommendation: Direct Staff to forward the City’s Annual Progress Report on the implementation of the Rancho Palos Verdes General Plan in calendar year 2011 to the State Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and to the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).

H.        2011 Annual Report on the Implementation of the Rancho Palos Verdes Housing Element (Mikhail)
Recommendation: Direct Staff to forward the City’s Annual Progress Report on the implementation of the Rancho Palos Verdes Housing Element for the 2011 calendar year to the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the State Office of Planning and Research (OPR).

I.          Register of Demands (McLean)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, 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.         Award Contract for 2012 Storm Drain Lining Project (Supports 2012 City Council Goal No. 4 - Public Infrastructure) (Winje)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the plans and specifications for the 2012 Storm Drain Rehabilitation and Lining Project; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a construction contract to Sancon Engineering Inc. in the amount of $805,565, and authorize a construction contingency of $200,000 (~25%) for a total construction authorization of $1,005,565.

K.        Adoption of Ordinance No. 535 – Code Amendment (Case No. ZON2012-00036) to Amend Chapters 17.02, 17.04 and 17.96 to Regulate the Number of Residential Garage Sales (Peterson)
Recommendation:  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 535, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 17 (DEVELOPMENT CODE) OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE TO RESTRICT THE NUMBER OF GARAGE SALES ON A RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY (ZON2012-00036).

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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 (90 mins)               1.         Marymount College – Parking Lot Expansion Project (Minor Modification to Planning Case No. ZON2003-00317) / 30800 Palos Verdes Drive East (Mihranian)
Recommendation: Approve the proposed permanent Parking Lot Expansion Project that provides 463 parking spaces on-campus, as a minor modification to the 2010 Council approved project.

(5 mins)                   2.         General Plan Amendment, Zone Change, Height Variation Permit, Grading Permit and Environmental Assessment, (Case No. ZON2010-00025) for a Property Located at 10 Chaparral Lane (Supports 2012 City Council Goal – City Trail Systems Enhancement) (Kim)
Recommendation: Continue the public hearing on the proposed application package to June 5, 2012, to allow the applicant an opportunity to address geotechnical issues raised by the City Geologist related to the project’s proposed septic system.

REGULAR NEW BUSINESS:

(10 mins)     3.         Appointment of Finance Advisory Committee Member to Fill a Vacancy (Morreale)
Recommendation: Make an appointment to the Finance Advisory Committee to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Joanna Kuo; said term of office until December 18, 2012.

(30 mins)     4.         The Regulation of Door-to-Door Solicitation within the City (Lynch)
Recommendation: Staff recommends that the Council receive and file this staff report and direct Staff to continue to provide information to the City’s residents about the availability of the City’s “do not disturb” signs, and that it is a misdemeanor for a person to disturb an individual who has posted such a sign at his or her residence.

(5 mins)       FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: (This section of the agenda is designated for individual Council Members to request that an item be placed on a future City Council meeting agenda.  A majority of the Members of the City Council must vote to place the item on a future agenda, and if that action is taken, the City Council also may specify the meeting agenda upon which the item shall be placed.)

(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)

Conference with Legal Counsel

Potential Litigation against the City:
          G.C.  54956.9(b)(3)(B)

Conference with Legal Counsel-Anticipated litigation, regarding potential litigation against the City arising from the following facts and circumstances:

Based on a threat of litigation made by Chuck Michel in a Press Release received by the City on March 29, 2011, and a letter dated April 5, 2012 from Dean Wallraff, copies of which are on file in the City Clerk’s office.

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