M I N U T E S
RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL
JUNE 16, 2001
The meeting was called to order at 9:00 A.M. by Mayor Lyon at Ladera Linda Community Center, 32201 Forrestal Drive, notice having been given with affidavit thereto on file.
After the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was answered as follows:
PRESENT: Ferraro, McTaggart, Stern, and Mayor Lyon
Also present were City Manager Les Evans and City Attorney Carol Lynch.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
Councilman Stern moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem McTaggart, to approve the agenda, as presented. Motion carried.
APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:
Councilman Stern moved, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem McTaggart, to approve the Consent Calendar as follows:
Palos Verdes Drive South Roadway and Drainage Construction Notice of Completion
(1) Accepted the work as complete. (2) Authorized the City Clerk to record a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder; and if no claims are filed 35 days after recordation, notify the Surety Company of to exonerate the Payment and Performance bonds. (3) Authorized the Director of Public Works to release the 10% retention payment to Palp, Inc. DBA Excel Paving Company 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion by the County Recorder contingent on no claims being filed on the project.
Award Professional Services Agreements for Source Reduction and Recycling Element (SRRE) and Used Oil Block Grant Implementation, and support services for Fiscal Year 2001-2002 and Fiscal Year 2002-2003
(1) Awarded a professional services agreement to SCS Engineers to provide support services for the City’s implementation of the Source Reduction and Recycling Element (SRRE) and Used Oil Block Grant programs for Fiscal Year 2001-2002 and Fiscal Year 2002-2003 in amounts not to exceed $17,500 and $24,780, respectively. (2) Awarded a professional services agreement to E. Tseng and Associates to provide support services for the preparation of the City’s Year 2000 annual report, possible SB 1066 Time Extension Request and related work for Fiscal Year 2000-2001 and Fiscal Year 2001-2002 in amounts not to exceed $2,200 and $7,500, respectively. (3) Authorized the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute an agreement with SCS Engineers for implementation of the SRRE and Used Oil Block Grant programs for Fiscal Year 2001-2002 and Fiscal Year 2002-2003, with an option to extend the agreement for an additional year (Fiscal Year 2003-2004) at the City's sole discretion. (4) Authorized the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute an agreement with E. Tseng and Associates for the preparation of the City’s year 2000 annual report, possible SB 1066 Time Extension request and related work for Fiscal Year 2000-2001 and Fiscal Year 2001-2002.
Professional Services Agreement – Home Improvement Program
(1) Approved a professional services agreement with MDG Associates to administer the Home Improvement Program for a not-to-exceed amount of $35,000 for Fiscal Year 2001-2002 and a not-to-exceed amount of $35,000 for Fiscal Year 2002-2003. (2) Authorized the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the proposed Agreement with MDG Associates.
Purchase of Tax-Defaulted Property
Authorized the Mayor and the City Clerk to sign an Agreement to Purchase Tax-Defaulted Property for a 17.44-acre vacant parcel located adjacent to Del Cerro Park.
Resol. No. 2001- 46 - Register of Demands (602)
ADOPTED RESOLUTION NO. 2001-46, 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, McTaggart, Stern, and Mayor Lyon
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Garden Village Shopping Center Geologic Study
City Manager Evans presented the staff report of June 16, 2001 and the recommendation to authorize a study of geologic and soil conditions adjacent to the Garden Village Shopping Center on Western Avenue.
Council discussion centered on the importance of this investigation.
Don Shults, 2129 Velez Drive, felt that the study would add credibility to what the Homeowners Association has been saying since Association input to the Garden Village Shopping Center project had not been implemented and he mentioned that there may also be geological problems with the senior high-rise that has been approved.
Council suggested that the HOA keep a log of their conversations with developers and agencies.
April Sandell, 28026 Pontevedra Drive, felt that all the geology work performed so far had concentrated on stabilizing the Garden Village project area and ignored the impacts to adjacent properties. She pointed out that the center has had settlement problems ever since it was first constructed and asked for assurance that the soils investigation would include the storm drain work done in 1993.
Council discussion centered on the time period of 30 days to oppose a Negative Declaration; the response from the City of Los Angeles regarding this project and the ad hoc committee’s upcoming meeting with the new Los Angeles City Councilmember; and, how rights of the City and rights of the residents differed.
Mayor Pro Tem McTaggart moved, seconded by Councilwoman Ferraro, to authorize a study of geologic and soil conditions adjacent to the Garden Village Shopping Center on Western Avenue. Motion carried.
April Sandell, 28026 Pontevedra Drive, said that the newspapers have not been reporting the Garden Village Shopping Center matter correctly and they have not been fair.
ORAL CITY COUNCIL REPORTS: Mayor Pro Tem McTaggart reported on his testimony at LAWA hearings on the Airport Expansion EIR.
ADJOURNMENT: Adjourned at 9:45 A.M. on motion of Mayor Lyon.
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