M I N U T E S
RANCHO PALOS VERDES REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
REGULAR ADJOURNED MEETING
APRIL 2, 2002
The meeting was called to order at 12:25 A.M. by Chair McTaggart at Fred Hesse Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard.
PRESENT: Clark, Gardiner, Stern, and Chair McTaggart
Also present were Executive Director Les Evans; Assistant Executive Director Carolynn Petru; Agency Attorney Carol Lynch; Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Joel Rojas; Director of Public Works Dean Allison; Director of Finance Dennis McLean; Agency Secretary Jo Purcell; and, Recording Secretary Denise Bothe.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
Member Gardiner moved, seconded by Member Stern, to approve the Agenda. Motion carried.
APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR:
Member Gardiner requested to remove the Abalone Cove Sewer Improvements item from the Consent Calendar.
Member Gardiner moved, seconded by Member Stern, to approve the Consent Calendar as follows:
Approved the minutes of March 11, 2002.
February 2002 Treasurerís Report (602 x 1900)
Ordered received and filed.
Resol. No. RDA 2002-05 - Register of Demands
ADOPTED RESOLUTION NO. RDA 2002-05, A RESOLUTION OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY 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:
Abalone Cove Sewer Improvements
Staff recommendation was to (1) Authorize payment to Van Diest Brothers, Inc. in the amount of $13,900 for sewer improvements at 35 Narcissa Drive. (2) Authorize payment to Mr. Michael Barth in the amount of $2,800 for sewer improvements at 29 Sweetbay Road.
Citing the substantial difference in sewer improvement fees at the two addresses, Member Gardiner questioned whether the Cityís contractor is over-charging or whether Mr. Barth obtained an exceptional deal for his sewer improvements.
Director of Public Works Dean Allison expressed his belief that Mr. Barth obtained an exceptionally good deal in this case.
Agency Attorney Lynch explained that the City must comply with a lot more requirements with Public Works contracts than an individual who is doing work on their own property.
Executive Director Evans explained that the way this project was bid, the contractor had to take into consideration the easy and difficult jobs and give the City a price for doing the connections; and expressed his belief that Mr. Barth had one of the easier jobs to be performed.
The motion carried on the following roll call vote:
Lois Larue, 3136 Barkentine Road, briefly highlighted the $28,000 the City paid to Charles Abbott for the GPS work and reiterated her request to observe the GPS workers during their activities.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:28 A.M. on motion of Chair McTaggart.