JAN 18, 2000 - ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING

M I N U T E S

RANCHO PALOS VERDES REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

REGULAR ADJOURNED MEETING

January 18, 2000

The meeting was called to order at 8:42 P.M. by Chair Byrd at Fred Hesse Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard.

PRESENT: Ferraro, McTaggart, Stern, Lyon, and Chair Byrd

ABSENT: None

Also present were Executive Director Les Evans; Assistant Executive Director Carolynn Petru; Agency Attorney Carol Lynch; Planning, Building & Code Enforcement Director Joel Rojas; Director of Public Works Dean Allison; Finance Director Dennis McLean; Director of Administrative Services/Agency Secretary Jo Purcell; and, Recording Secretary Jackie Drasco.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

Member Lyon moved, seconded by Member Stern to approve the agenda as presented.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:

Lois Larue, who lives in upper Abalone cove in Rancho Palos Verdes, objected to installation of the Abalone Cove sewers; spoke about a resident’s letter to the Agency; and, asked why the Affordable Housing item had been on both City Council and Redevelopment Agency agendas.

Member McTaggart moved, seconded by Member Ferraro to approve the Consent Calendar as follows:

Minutes (301 X 1900)

Approved the minutes of December 21, 1999 and January 4, 2000.

November 1999 Treasurer’s Report (602 X 1900)

Received and filed the November 1999 Treasurer’s Report for the Rancho Palos Verdes Redevelopment Agency.

 

The motion carried on the following roll call vote:

AYES: Ferraro, Lyon, McTaggart, Stern, and Chair Byrd

NOES: None

REGULAR BUSINESS:

Abalone Cove Neighborhood Improvements (1204 X 2200 X 1900)

Director Allison presented the staff report of January 4, 2000 and the recommendation to: (1) Increase the authorized expenditure limit in a professional services contract with SA Associates by $25,000 for additional required services for the design of the sewer improvements. (2) Increase the authorized expenditure limit in a professional services contract with Chicago Title Insurance Company by $22,000 for additional required services related to the acquisition of easements. (3) Increase the authorized expenditure limit for a professional services contract with Charles Abbott Associates, Inc., by $15,000 for additional required services for required revisions to the storm drain plans. (4) Increase the authorized expenditure limit for a professional services contract with Consoer Townsend Environdyne, Inc., by $15,000 for additional required services for required revisions to the sewer improvement plans.

Lois Larue, who lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, objected to the limited distribution of a resident’s letter and requested that the Redevelopment Agency look at land movement problems with a new approach.

Member McTaggart moved, seconded by Member Ferraro, to adopt the staff recommendation.

The motion carried on the following roll call vote:

AYES: Ferraro, Lyon, McTaggart, Stern, and Chair Byrd

NOES: None

Senior Affordable Housing Proposal – Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (1203 X 1900 X 701)

Agency Attorney Lynch presented the staff report of January 4, 2000 and the recommendation to approve the Exclusive Negotiating Agreement between the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and Indian Ridge Crest Gardens, LP. She noted some date changes in the report.

Attorney Charles Brumbaugh, Jr., representing the Corporation for Better Housing, 100 W. Broadway, Suite 1250, Glendale, CA 91210, confirmed that the proposal met the City’s affordable housing requirement.

Agency Attorney Lynch explained that the procedure would take place regarding actual ownership of the property before and after construction.

Board discussion focused on the need for geotechnical review.

Staff indicated that when the parcel map was submitted, the City geologist had approved the creation of the lot but there had not yet been geotechnical review for the development of this specific project.

Mr. Brumbaugh described results of a soil investigation which had been performed which indicated that the project could be built.

Further Board discussion centered on the exclusive negotiation agreement; the suggestion to include a limitation of liability for the Agency; and the consequences if the project were not built, either for geotechnical reasons or otherwise.

Member Lyon moved, seconded by Member McTaggart to approve the Exclusive Negotiating Agreement between the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and Indian Ridge Crest Gardens, LP, with the date changes Agency Attorney Lynch noted and the limitation on liability suggested.

The motion carried on the following roll call vote:

AYES: Ferraro, Lyon, McTaggart, Stern, and Chair Byrd

NOES: None

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Lois Larue, Rancho Palos Verdes, gave her opinion on several items: lack of detail in the minutes regarding public comments; the Redevelopment Agency’s inability to control landslides in the City; and, the need to paint street signs in the RDA area.

ADJOURNMENT:

At 9:10 P.M., the meeting was adjourned on motion of Chair Byrd.

 

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Chair

Attest:

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Agency Secretary

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