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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER7, 2012

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING
NOVEMBER 7, 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.

7:00 P.M. REGULAR SESSION

(10 mins) CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:  NEXT RESOL. NO. 2012-79
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 539

FLAG SALUTE:

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Global Entrepreneurship Week

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:  Status Report regarding Pumping Station on Western Avenue; Highlights of the Eastview Park Improvements Project; Rancho Caninos Dog Park; Clarification of Appropriate Use of City Vehicles by Employees  

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 2, 2012 Regular Meeting and the October 2, 2012 Special Meeting.

C. Notice of Completion for Eastview Park Playground and Accessibility Improvements Project (Supports 2012 City Council Goal No. 4, Public Infrastructure) (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; 3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to release the 5% retention payment in the amount of $10,962.44 to ZK Construction 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; and, 4) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, TO ADOPT A YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PLAN FOR THE REGIONAL PARK AND OPEN SPACE DISTRICT EXCESS FUNDS GRANT PROGRAM FOR EASTVIEW PARK PLAYGROUND & ACCESSIBILITY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT.

D. Rejection of Bids Received for Rancho Palos Verdes California Coastal Trail Project (Supports 2012 City Council Goal No. 10 – City Trail System Enhancement) (Motahari)
Recommendation: 1) Reject all bids received for the subject project on September 18, 2012; and, 2) Direct Staff to: a) Modify the scope of work without impacting the essential elements of the project, with the goal of decreasing construction cost; and,
b) Upon preparation of the new bid documents, present revised plans, specifications and construction cost estimate for the City Council’s review, at which point the Council may consider rebidding the project and/or a possible increase in the City’s fund   contribution for this project.

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

F. Claim Against the City by Cherine Medawar (Morreale)
Recommendation: Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

G. Introduction of Ordinance – Increased Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (UPCCAA) Limit for Level 1 Projects and Adding an Exception for Level 2 Projects (Lynch)
Recommendation:  INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING SECTION 2.42.050 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE TO INCREASE THE LIMIT FOR LEVEL 1 PROJECTS AND ADD A NEW EXCEPTION TO LEVEL 2 PROJECTS.

H. Employee Health Insurance Premiums for 2013 (Larson)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, 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 2013.

I. City Council Meeting Schedule (Morreale)
Recommendation:  Consider rescheduling the January 2, 2013 Council Meeting to January 29, 2013, the fifth Tuesday of the month.

J. Register of Demands (McLean)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-__, RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ALLOWING CERTAIN CLAIMS AND DEMANDS AND SPECIFYING FUNDS FROM WHICH THE SAME ARE TO BE PAID.

K. Pick Up Resolution for Employee Contributions to Pension Plan (Downs)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2012-___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, PROVIDING FOR DEDUCTIONS FROM EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION TO QUALIFY FOR PRE-TAX TREATMENT BY DESIGNATING THE DEDUCTIONS AS “PICK-UP” CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY THE CITY ON BEHALF OF EMPLOYEES TO THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM (PERS).

L. Introduction of Ordinance – Massage Establishments and Technicians Ordinance (Lynch)
Recommendation:  INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING THE REGULATION OF MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENTS AND TECHNICIANS.

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PUBLIC HEARING:

(30 mins) 1. Code Amendment to Establish a Procedure for Allowing Hedges Over 42” in Height within the Front Yard Setback of Private Residential Properties and to Simplify the Existing Intersection Visibility Triangle Review Process (ZON2010-00293) [Continued from October 16, 2012] (Kim)
Recommendation: INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, THEREBY AMENDING CHAPTERS 17.48.070 (INTERSECTION VISIBILITY TRIANGLE) AND 17.76.030 (FENCES, WALLS AND HEDGES) OF TITLE 17 (ZONING) OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE TO ESTABLISH A NEW DISCRETIONARY PERMIT PROCESS TO ALLOW HEDGES ABOVE 42” IN HEIGHT WITHIN THE FRONT YARD SETBACK OF PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES AND TO SIMPLIFY THE REVIEW PROCESS TO ALLOW IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN THE INTERSECTION VISIBILITY TRIANGLE AREA.

(5 mins) 2. Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) Hearing (Lynch)
Recommendation: 1) Conduct the public hearing; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO.
2012-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF THE CALIFORNIA STATEWIDE COMMUNITIES DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2012 (EPISCOPAL COMMUNITIES & SERVICES) IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $85,000,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFINANCING THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPPING OF CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES FOR EPISCOPAL COMMUNITIES & SERVICES AND OTHER MATTERS RELATING THERETO.

REGULAR BUSINESS:

(1 hr)   3.   Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for the Zone 2 Landslide Moratorium Ordinance Revisions (Location: “Zone 2” of the City’s Landslide Moratorium Area) (Schonborn)
Recommendation: Conduct a public meeting for the sole purpose of obtaining comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for the Zone 2 Landslide Moratorium Ordinance Revisions from the general public and from the City Council.

(20 mins)   4.   Urgency Ordinance to Immediately Impose Regulations for Repairing/Replacing Original Tract Fences and Walls along Arterial Streets (ZON2012-00355) (Harwell)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. ___U, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, IMPOSING A MORATORIUM ON THE REPLACEMENT OR REPAIR OF PRIVATELY OWNED FENCES AND WALLS ALONG ARTERIAL STREETS WITHIN THE CITY SO THE CITY CAN ADOPT AN ORDINANCE THAT WILL REQUIRE SUCH FENCES AND WALLS TO BE REPAIRED OR REPLACED WITH WALLS AND FENCES THAT ARE THE SAME HEIGHT, LOCATION, MATERIALS AND COLORS AS THE PRE-EXISTING UNIFORM FENCES OR WALLS; and, 2) Initiate a Code Amendment to amend RPVMC Section 17.76.030(E) to require consistency between walls or fences that are being repaired or replaced and the pre-existing wall or fence.

(45 mins)    5.   Policy Direction Related to the Update of the City’s Trails Network Plan – (Supports 2012 City Council Goal – Trail System Enhancement) (Mihranian)
Recommendation: Provide Staff with policy direction on 4 of the 11 recommendations made by the Open Space Planning Recreation and Parks Task Force related to the forthcoming update of the City’s Trails Network Plan.

(20 mins)    6.   City’s 40th Anniversary Plans (Lehr)
Recommendation: Receive and file and provide any additional directives to Staff.

 (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.)

ADJOURNMENT:  Adjourn to 7:00 P.M. on Monday, November 12, 2012, for an Adjourned Regular Meeting to be held at Fred Hesse Community Park.

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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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