M I N U T E S RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 8, 2000 M I N U T E S RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 8, 2000 M I N U T E S RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 8, 2000 M I N U T E S RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 8, 2000

                                                                   M I N U T E S

                                      RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL

                                                           REGULAR MEETING

                                                           NOVEMBER 8, 2000

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Mayor Byrd at Fred Hesse Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard.  After the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was answered as follows:

PRESENT:               Ferraro, Lyon, Stern, and Mayor Byrd
ABSENT:                  McTaggart
 
Also present were City Manager Les Evans, Assistant City Manager Carolynn Petru; City Attorney Carol Lynch; Director of Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement Joel Rojas; Director of Public Works Dean Allison; Director of Finance Dennis McLean; and, Deputy City Clerk/Recording Secretary Jackie Drasco.

RECYCLING DRAWING:

The winner from the last drawing was Tobi Cordova.  She will receive a check for $250, which represents a year of free refuse service.  Another card was selected.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

City Manager Evans relayed a request from the Chair of the View Restoration Commission to continue the request from the View Restoration Commission for payment of travel expenses to attend the annual Planners Institute to November 21.

Mayor Pro Tem Lyon moved, seconded by Councilwoman Ferraro, to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:

Councilwoman Ferraro moved seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Lyon, to approve the consent calendar as follows:

Minutes  (301)

Approved the minutes of October 17, 2000, as amended.
 

Claim Against the City by Mr. and Mrs. Kikuo Arai  (301 x 303)

Rejected the claim and directed the City Clerk to notify the claimant.

Claim Against the City by Louise Sucher  (301 x 303)

Rejected the claim and directed the City Clerk to notify the claimant.

Resol. No. 2000-73 - Health Insurance Contributions  (1101 x 1202)

ADOPTED RESOLUTION NO. 2000-73, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING THE CITY’S MAXIMUM MONTHLY CONTRIBUTION AMOUNTS FOR EMPLOYEE MEDICAL INSURANCE PREMIUMS.

Request for City Grant from the South Bay Chamber Music Society  (1101 x 602)

Awarded a grant in the amount of $1,000 to the South Bay Chamber Music Society.

September 2000 Treasurer’s Report  (602)

Received and filed.

Resol. No. 2000-74 - Register of Demands  (602)

ADOPTED RESOL. NO. 2000-74, 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.

The motion to approve the consent calendar carried on the following roll call vote:

AYES:            Ferraro, Lyon, Stern, and Mayor Byrd

NOES:           None

            ABSENT:      McTaggart

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REGULAR BUSINESS:

Purchase of Software and Support Service for the Public Works Department and the City Manager’s Office  (1204 x 1101 x 602)

Director Allison presented the staff report of November 8, 2000 and the recommendation to (1) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a purchase agreement with CarteGraph Inc. for a not to exceed amount of $18,600 for software, support, and related services.  (2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an agreement with PV on the Net in an amount not to exceed $5,000 for services related to the installation and training of new software.

Mayor Byrd said that he attended a demonstration of the software and was impressed.

Councilwoman Ferraro moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Lyon, to (1) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a purchase agreement with CarteGraph Inc. for a not to exceed amount of $18,600 for software, support, and related services.  (2) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an agreement with PV on the Net in an amount not to exceed $5,000 for services related to the installation and training of new software.

The motion carried on the following roll call vote:

AYES:            Ferraro, Lyon, Stern, and Mayor Byrd
NOES:           None
            ABSENT:      McTaggart

Conservation Easement at Shoreline Park  (103 x 1411 x 1203)

City Attorney Lynch presented the staff report of November 8, 2000, and the recommendation to approve the conservation easement in favor of the Department of Fish and Game presented with the staff report, as amended, and authorize the Mayor to execute the easement so that it can be forwarded to the Fish and Game Department and subsequently accepted by the State Fish and Game Commission.

City Attorney Lynch indicated that Barbara Dye from Ocean Trails wanted to make some additional changes regarding the use of herbicides, and Ms. Lynch felt these changes were acceptable.  She also suggested that the Council approve this agreement with the proviso that staff could make a few more minor changes, if requested by the Department of Fish and Game or the Coastal Commission.
 
Council discussion focused on permits required for Ocean Trails to install the shear pins for landslide stabilization and to open the golf course and whether the trails and picnic table would be included in the final agreement.
 
City Attorney Lynch reported that the Coastal Commission issued an emergency permit for the installation of the shear pins.  She explained that the delay was caused by the Coastal Commission’s dissatisfaction with the City’s choice of agency to which the easement would be conveyed, but she said that negotiations eventually resulted in an agreement.  City Attorney Lynch reassured the Council that other changes were minor language adjustments and that the trails and picnic table requirements were in another document that was cross-referenced in the easement agreement.

Barbara Dye, 1 Ocean Trails, expressed her appreciation to City Attorney Lynch for handling the negotiations.

Mayor Pro Tem Lyon moved, seconded by Councilwoman Ferraro, to approve the amended conservation easement in favor of the Department of Fish and Game that is attached to this report and authorize the Mayor to execute the easement so that it can be forwarded to the Fish and Game Department and subsequently accepted by the State Fish and Game Commission.

Letter from the View Restoration Commission Requesting Payment of Travel Expenses to Attend the Annual Planners Institute in Monterey  (1203 x 1806)

Council consensus was to continue this item to November 21, 2000.

Holiday Appreciation Reception  (1101 x 307)

City Manager Evans presented the staff report of November 8, 2000 and the recommendation to select a date for the annual holiday appreciation reception for City Committee Members, Commissioners, and Staff Members.

Council consensus was to hold the reception on Monday, December 4, 2000.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:

Lois Larue, 3136 Barkentine Road, described the good food and service she received at the Peninsula Grill, the newest Ocean Trails restaurant, and commented on a Peninsula Symphony concert she attended and the City’s congratulatory letter on the Symphony’s 25th Anniversary.

ORAL CITY COUNCIL REPORTS:

Councilman Stern reported that he attended the Los Angeles County City Selection meeting on November 2, a joint meeting with the Los Angeles Division of the League of California Cities.
 
ADJOURNMENT:  Adjourned at 7:24 P.M. on motion of Mayor Byrd.

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