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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING
OCTOBER 2, 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:

CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:

ROLL CALL: NEXT RESOL. NO. 2012-74
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 538

FLAG SALUTE:

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS: Proclamation & Remembrance of Former Mayor Tom Hollingsworth

RECYCLE AND EMERGENCY PERSONAL PREPAREDNESS KIT DRAWING:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

PUBLIC COMMENTS:  (This section of the agenda is for audience comments for items NOT on the agenda.)

CITY MANAGER REPORT: Announcement regarding Terranea Resort’s receipt of the 2012 SoCal Environmental Excellence Development (SEED) Award

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 Sept 4, 2012 Regular Meeting.

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

D.    Notice of Completion for the Annual Sidewalk Repair Program, FY2011-12 (Supports 2012 City Council Goal No. 4, Public Infrastructure – Citywide Street Maintenance) (Murphy)
Recommendation:  1) Accept the work as complete; 2) Authorize the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the L.A. 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 5% retention payment in the amount of $4,719.90 to Mora’s Equipment and Construction, Inc. 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion by the L.A. County Recorder contingent upon no claims being filed on the project, and the contractor posting an acceptable warranty bond.

E.    August 2012 Monthly Report of Cash Balances (McLean)
Recommendation: Receive and file the August 2012 Monthly Report of Cash Balances for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

F.    Appeal of the Planning Commission’s Denial of an Application Request to Trim and/or Remove Foliage at 22 Narcissa Drive (Gerrard Property) and 24 Narcissa Drive (Paulucci Property) in Order to Restore View from 25 Narcissa Drive (Makhlouf Property) [View Restoration Permit 2011-00064] (Seeraty)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, DENYING THE APPEAL AND AFFIRMING THE PLANNING COMMISSION’S DECISION TO DENY THE VIEW RESTORATION PERMIT NO. 2011-00064.

G.    State of California Habitat Conservation Fund Project Grant – Palos Verdes Nature Preserve (Mihranian)
Recommendation:  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AUTHORIZING THE PALOS VERDES PENINSULA LAND CONSERVANCY (PVPLC), ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, TO SUBMIT A GRANT APPLICATION FOR THE STATE’S 2012 HABITAT CONSERVATION FUND FOR TRAIL WORK AND HABITAT RESTORATION AT THE PALOS VERDES NATURE PRESERVE. 

H.    Authorize License Agreement for Work on Private Property Incidental to Current Storm Drain Lining Project (Supports 2012 City Council Goal No. 4 Public Infrastructure) (Winje)
Recommendation: 1) Approve and Authorize the Mayor to execute License Agreements for brush clearing and other work incidental to the ongoing storm drain lining project with owners of properties at 29040 Palos Verdes Drive East, 29048 Palos Verdes Drive East and 2873 Colt Road, all in Rancho Palos Verdes; and,
2) Authorize the City Attorney to make minor modifications to the License Agreements as necessary.

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.

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PUBLIC HEARING:

(10 mins) 1.         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 FY12-13 to partially fund the CORE Police Team.    

REGULAR BUSINESS:

 (3 hrs)    2.         Amendments to the Approved Preserve Trails Plan (PTP) for the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve (Supports 2012 City Council Goal – Trail System Enhancement) (Mihranian)

ATTACHMENTS

Recommendation: 1) Approve a trails plan for the Filiorum Reserve which was added to the Preserve in 2009; and, 2) Approve 13 Staff proposed amendments and 2 corrections to the Preserve Trails Plan currently in effect that was approved by the City Council in 2008.

(45 mins) 3.         Information Technology Service Delivery Assessment Report from NexLevel Information Technology, Inc. (Supports City Council 2012 Goal for Government Efficiency, Fiscal Control and Transparency) (McLean)
Recommendation: 1) Receive and file the Information Technology Service Delivery Assessment Report (the “Assessment Report”) from NexLevel Information Technology, Inc.; and, 2) Approve the Proposed IT Assessment Implementation Plan of the recommendations made by NexLevel Information Technology, Inc.

   (10 mins) 4.         Ordinance Adopting a Second Tier 2% @ 60 Retirement Benefit Formula (Supports 2012 City Council Goal of Government Efficiency, Fiscal Control and Transparency) (Petru)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. ___U, AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AND THE BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION OF THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR THE 2% @ 60 RETIREMENT BENEFIT FORMULA AND DECLARING THE URGENCY THEREOF; and, 2) Authorize the City Clerk to execute the compliance certificates associated with the adoption of the Second Tier 2% @ 60 retirement benefit formula.

 (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)

Conference with Labor Negotiators
            G.C. 54957.6

Agency Designated Representatives:  Carolynn Petru, Roy A. Clarke
Employee Organization:  Rancho Palos Verdes Employee Association

American with Disabilities Act: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, if you require a disability-related modification or accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 310 544-5208 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. 

NOTE: Staff reports are available for inspection at City Hall, 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard during regular business hours, 7:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Monday – Thursday and 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. on Friday.  The agenda and staff reports can also be viewed at Hesse Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard during regular business hours:  Monday – Friday from 9:00 A.M. until dusk; Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 A.M. until dusk.  

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