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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2012

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
AUGUST 21, 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.

(30 mins) 6:00 P.M.       CLOSED SESSION: SEE ATTACHED BROWN ACT CHECK LIST FOR DETAILS.

(30 mins) 6:00 P.M.         STUDY SESSION: To commence immediately following Closed Session.

The primary purpose of the Study Session is to provide an opportunity for the Council members to interact freely and informally, ask questions and discuss policy items that are listed on the agenda for that specific Study Session.  The City Council will also provide direction to Staff regarding upcoming agenda items and tentative agendas, including prioritization of agenda items that are listed on the agenda for that specific study session. 
No action shall be taken during any Study Session unless the agenda so provides. 

CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:               

PUBLIC COMMENTS FOR ITEMS LISTED ON THE AGENDA FOR THE STUDY SESSION:  (Based on Section 6.1(f), the Mayor proposes that Public Comments on items listed on the Study Session portion of the Agenda be consolidated so that each speaker has one
one-minute opportunity to comment on all of the items listed on the Agenda for the Study Session.)

DISCUSSION TOPICS:

SS1.   Review of Tentative Agendas in Light of City Council Goals, including questions of staff (Annotated Version of the City Council 2012 Goals & Priorities - attached for reference)

SS2.   Future Agenda Items Proposed by Council Members to be Prioritized

         a.  Consideration of changing the Name of Ocean Trails Drive to Trump National Drive (Campbell) 
         b.  Rancho LPG Butane Storage Facility (Brooks)

7:00 P.M.       REGULAR SESSION

(10 mins) CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2012-57
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 538

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: 

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 July 31, 2012 Adjourned Regular Meeting.

C.        Gifts for Parks (Howe)
Recommendation: Accept Gifts for Parks donations and direct staff to prepare donor letters of appreciation for the Mayor’s signature.

D.        Award Contracts - Miraleste Plaza Storm Drain Improvements Project (Supports 2012 City Council Goal for Public Infrastructure) (Winje)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the plans and specifications for the Miraleste Plaza Storm Drain Improvements Project; 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a construction agreement to MG Enterprises, Inc. in an amount of $196,400; and authorize a construction contingency of $20,000 (approximately 10%) for a total construction authorization of $216,400; and, 3) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a professional services agreement with Merit Civil Engineering in an amount not to exceed $24,975 for construction staking, construction management and inspection services.

E.        Letter of Concern Regarding Proposed Mandatory Organics Diversion Legislation (Ramezani)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to send a letter on behalf of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes to California legislators expressing concern regarding the proposed mandatory organics diversion legislation.

F.         Approval of a One-Year License Agreement between the City and the Portuguese Bend Cooperative Nursery School (Starr)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a one-year license agreement between the City and the Portuguese Bend Cooperative Nursery School for the 2012-2013 school year.

G.        Second Tier 2% @ 60 Retirement Benefit Formula Resolution of Intention (Petru)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012- ___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, A RESOLUTION OF INTENTION TO APPROVE AN AMENDMENT TO CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION, CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES.

H.        San Ramon Canyon Stabilization Project – Intent to Reimburse Expenditures with Bond Proceeds (Supports 2012 City Council Goal for Public Infrastructure) (McLean)
Recommendation:  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, DECLARING OFFICIAL INTENT  PURSUANT TO SECTION 1.150-2 OF THE TREASURY REGULATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE BOND FINANCING OF A STORM DRAIN PROJECT.

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.         Designation of City of Rancho Palos Verdes Representative to Miss California USA 2013 Pageant (Waters)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to sign an official Miss California USA form, enabling Miss Ally Lozano to present herself as “Miss Rancho Palos Verdes California USA 2013” in the upcoming Miss California USA 2013 Pageant.

K.        The City’s Continued Compliance with the Provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act (Lynch)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING A POLICY THAT THE CITY WILL CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE BROWN ACT THAT HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED FOR THREE YEARS BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS SET FORTH IN AB 1464 AND SB 1006.

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PUBLIC HEARING:

 (15 mins) 1.         Special Assessment for Nuisance Abatement Costs at 3527 Heroic Drive (Seeraty)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CONFIRMING THE ASSESSMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THE NUISANCE ABATEMENT COSTS FOR THE REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3527 HEROIC DRIVE AND DIRECTING THE RECORDATION OF THE LIEN THEREFOR; which includes confirming the proposed special assessment of $4,754.12 upon finding that the assessment has been correctly made and all applicable provisions of Title 8 Chapter 24 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code (RPVMC) have been complied with, and direct staff to execute and file in the office of the Los Angeles County Recorder a Notice of Lien certificate on the property at 3527 Heroic Drive in order to recover the City’s abatement costs.

ATTACHMENTS
Exhibit A - Draft City Council Resolution No. 2012-_
Exhibit B - Draft Notice of Lien
Exhibit C - Itemized costs of the abatement work
Exhibit D - Letter from Staff to Ms. Buegel requesting payment dated May 23,2012
Exhibit E - Letter Dated July 5, 2012 informing Ms. Buegel of Lien Hearing
Exhibit F - Public Notice of Lien Hearing
Exhibit G - Warrant Authorizing Entry Upon Property For The Abatement Of A Nuisance and Associated Materials
Exhibit H - Title 8, Chapter 8.24 and Section 17.02.040.C.2.h of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code (RPVMC)
Exhibit I - Excerpted Section VIII.B.5 of the July 20, 2010 View Restoration and Preservation Guidelines
Exhibit J -:- Notice of Final Decision on View Preservation Application No. 2009-00037
Exhibit K - October 3, 2011 and November 8, 2011 letters to Ms. Buegel
Exhibit L - Correspondence
Exhibit M - Photos from March 21, 2012 Abatement

 (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.) 

 (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)

 

Public Employee Performance Evaluation

G.C. 54957

Personnel
            Title:    City Manager
Specify Position/Title of Employee Being Reviewed

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