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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013

AMENDED AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD

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 **AMENDED AGENDA – MODIFIED ITEM NO. 5 TITLE

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                    

(30 mins)  CALL TO ORDER:

ROLL CALL:  NEXT RESOL. NO. 2013-54             
  NEXT ORDINANCE NO. 547

FLAG SALUTE:                  

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS: : Tribute to the late John Parsons; City of Rolling Hills Estates Mayor Zerunyan: Presentation regarding 40th Anniversary; Presentation of Gala Proceeds to Los Serenos de Point Vicente Docents and Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy; Sheriff’s Update from Captain Bolin and Recognition of Neighborhood Watch Coordinator.

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:  Introduction of Director of Recreation and Parks Cory Linder
 
NEW BUSINESS:

(15 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 August 6, 2013 Regular Council Meeting.

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

D. Claim Against the City by Marian McCann (Morreale)
Recommendation:  Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

E. Claim Against the City by Michael O’Keefe (Morreale)
Recommendation:  Reject the claim and direct staff to notify the claimant.

F.Notice of Completion for the FY2011-2012 Areas 3 and 5 Residential Streets Improvement Project – Phase I (Supports 2013 City Council Goal #4, Public Infrastructure – Citywide Street Maintenance) (Murphy)
Recommendations: 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 Performance bond; and, 3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to release the 5% retention payment in the amount of $66,695.40 to Hardy and Harper, 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

G. July 2013 Monthly Report of Cash Balances (McLean)
Recommendation: Receive and file the July 2013 Monthly Report of Cash Balances for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

H.Notice of Completion for Ryan Park Restrooms Improvements and Accessibility Compliance Project (Supports 2013 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 Performance Bonds; and, 3) Authorize the Director of Public Works to release the 5% retention payment in the amount of $13,028.49 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.

I.Approve First Amendment to Professional Services Agreement for Ryan Park Southern Entrance Realignment and Parking Lot Expansion Project (Supports 2013 City Council Goal No. 4, Public Infrastructure) (Motahari)
Recommendation: 1) Approve the First Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement to Willdan Engineering for On-Call Civil and Traffic Engineering Services; and, 2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the First Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement to Willdan Engineering for On-Call Civil and Traffic Engineering Services.

J. Participation in the California FIGTREE Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program to Allow Residents and Commercial Business Owners to Finance Certain Energy-Related Projects (Mikhail)
Recommendation: 1) Adopt the following resolutions for participation in a program referred to as the FIGTREE PACE and Job Creation Program: a) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CONSENTING TO THE INCLUSION OF PROPERTIES WITHIN THE CITY’S JURISDICTION IN THE CALIFORNIA ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (CEDA), AND AUTHORIZING PARTICIPATION IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FINANCING PROGRAMS FOR THE BENEFIT OF BUSINESSES AND NONPROFIT ENTITIES WITHIN THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES WHICH ARE OFFERED BY MEMBERSHIP WITH CEDA; and, B) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES TO JOIN THE FIGTREE PACE PROGRAM, AUTHORIZING THE CEDA TO CONDUCT CONTRACTUAL ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS AND LEVY CONTRACTUAL ASSESSMENTS THROUGH THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS WITHIN THE CITY’S JURISDICTION TO ALLOW THE FINANCING OF CERTAIN RENEWABLE ENERGY, ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND WATER EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS; AND APPROVING A DRAFT CEDA RESOLUTION OF INTENTION AND PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT.

K.Participation in the California Home Energy Retrofit Opportunity (HERO) Program to Allow Residents and Commercial Business Owners the Opportunity to Finance Certain Energy-Related Projects (Mikhail)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CONSENTING TO THE INCLUSION OF PROPERTIES WITHIN THE CITY’S JURISDICTION IN THE CALIFORNIA HERO PROGRAM, THEREBY ALLOWING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OWNERS IN THE CITY TO FINANCE ELIGIBLE ENERGY EFFICIENCY, RENEWABLE GENERATION AND WATER CONSERVATION IMPROVEMENTS WITH LOW-INTEREST LOANS REPAID THROUGH A PROPERTY TAX BILL FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OWNERS; AND APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO A CERTAIN JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT RELATED THERETO.
           
L. Register of Demands (McLean)
Recommendation: ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013-__, 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.

REGULAR BUSINESS:

(5 mins) 1.Award a Contract for GPS Monitoring in the Landslide Area (Dragoo)
Recommendation: 1) Award a contract to McGee Surveying Consulting in the amount of $49,010, to perform a GPS survey of all existing points within the Portuguese Bend/Abalone Cove/Klondike Canyon Landslide areas and to prepare the associated report; and, 2) Authorize the expenditure of $49,010 for the required survey and associated report; and authorize the expenditure of up to $5,100 as a project contingency in the event additional work is identified during the field surveys and is determined to be required by the Director of Public Works.

(20 mins) 2.League of California Cities 2013 Annual Conference Resolutions (Fox)
Recommendation:  1) Authorize the City Council’s Voting Delegate to support the adoption of League of California Cities General Assembly Resolution No. 1 (Water Bond Funds); and, 2) Authorize the City Council’s Voting Delegate to support the adoption of League of California Cities General Assembly Resolution No. 2 (Public Safety Realignment), with recommended amendments; and authorize Staff to send letters to the League’s Regional Public Affairs Manager and the Chair of the Public Safety Policy Committee in advance of the conference.

(20 mins) 3.Abalone Cove Shoreline Park – Status Update on the Project Plan Related to the Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant Award (Supports 2013 City Council Goals – Increase Citizen Involvement) (Mihranian)
Recommendation: Receive and file a status update on the final project plan for the Abalone Cove Shoreline Park Improvement Project pursuant to a Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) State grant previously awarded to the City.

(15 mins) 4. Sunnyside Ridge Trail Segment Improvement Grant Application for L.A. County Fourth Supervisorial District (Ramezani)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 2013- ___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, ADOPTING ADDENDUM NO. 1 TO THE 2007 COUNCIL ADOPTED NEGATIVE DECLARATION IN CONNECTION WITH THE FUTURE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SUNNYSIDE RIDGE TRAIL SEGMENT; and, 2) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO.
2013- ___, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR COMPETITIVE EXCESS FUNDS FROM THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY REGIONAL PARKS AND OPEN SPACE DISTRICT FOR FOURTH SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT FUNDING FOR THE SUNNYSIDE RIDGE TRAIL SEGMENT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT.

(30 mins)  5. Adoption of an Urgency Ordinance and Introduction of a Non-Urgency Ordinance to Establish Certain Permit Restrictions on Residential Construction Projects that Have Been Ongoing for 5 Years or More (Rojas)
Recommendation: 1) ADOPT URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. ____, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, REGARDING PROLONGED CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS THAT ARE ADVERSELY AFFECTING NEIGHBORING PROPERTIES AND DECLARING THE URGENCY THEREOF; and, 2) INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE NO. ___, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, REGARDING PROLONGED CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS THAT ARE ADVERSELY AFFECTING NEIGHBORING PROPERTIES.

(20 mins)  6.Long-Range Property Management Plan (Downs/Lynch)
Recommendation: Request that the eleven properties that had been acquired by the Rancho Palos Verdes Redevelopment Agency, which now are controlled by the Successor Agency to the Rancho Palos Verdes Redevelopment Agency, be transferred to the City of Rancho Palos Verdes for governmental use.

 (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, as elected officials of the City, to report action taken at intergovernmental organizations, committee, or association meetings.  Council Members are required to provide a brief oral report on their attendance at any meetings where City funds have been expended.  Detailed reports should be made in writing and will be posted on the City’s website.)

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

Existing Litigation:
G.C. 54956.9(a)

Name of Case:       Ralph B. Allman, Jr. and Sigrid C. Allman as Trustees of the Allman
Family Trust U/T/A Dated May 4, 1990 vs. William G. Gerstner; the City of Rancho Palos Verdes - Complaint for (1) Declaratory Relief, and (2) Temporary Restraining Order, Temporary/Permanent Injunction, Los Angeles County Superior Court.  Case No. BC517821.

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