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City Council Meeting

  • Date: 12/06/2005 6:00 PM
  • Location: Council Chambers
    1400 Highland Avenue
    California

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
DECEMBER 6, 2005

6:00 P.M. Adjourned Regular Meeting
Council Chambers
1400 Highland Avenue

Closed Session for the Following Purposes

(SEE SEPARATE CLOSED SESSION AGENDA)

6:30 P.M. Regular Council Meeting
Council Chambers
1400 Highland Avenue

Meeting Minutes (PDF)

A G E N D A

WELCOME . . . By your presence in the City Council Chambers, you are participating in the process of representative government.  To encourage that participation, the City Council has specified a time for citizen comments at two places on its agenda -- once following the Consent Calendar, at which time citizens may address the Council concerning any brief item not on the agenda and not-to-exceed one minute in duration for any speaker; and again following Items Removed from the Consent Calendar, at which time citizens may address the Council on any matter of City business not on the agenda with each speaker limited to three minutes, unless the time limit is extended by the Mayor with the consent of the Council.

Copies of staff reports or other written documentation relating to each item of business referred to on this agenda are available for review on the world wide web at www.citymb.info, at the County Library located at 1320 Highland Avenue, the Police Department Temporary Facility located at 1501 N. Peck Avenue, and are also on file in the Office of the City Clerk for public inspection.  Any person who has any question concerning any agenda item may call the City Clerk's office (802-5056) to make an inquiry concerning the nature of the item described on the agenda.

In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, you should contact the Office of the City Clerk at (310) 802-5056 (voice) or (310) 546-3501 (TDD). Notification 36 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to assure accessibility to this meeting.

Your City government welcomes your interest and hopes you will attend the Manhattan Beach City Council meetings often.

THE RECOMMENDED COUNCIL ACTION IS LISTED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE TITLE OF EACH ITEM IN BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS.

  1. PLEDGE TO FLAG – Danielle Kay, 5th Grade, Pacific Elementary School Student

  2. ROLL CALL

  3. CEREMONIAL CALENDAR

    05/1115.2-1   Presentation of Commendation to Erin Duralde for Her “Extraordinary Citizenship” in Continuing with the Success of the “Reading By 9” Book Drive.  PRESENT
     
    05/1206.2   Presentation of Certificates Recognizing the Community Police Academy Graduates of the Manhattan Beach Police Department.  PRESENT
     
    05/1206.3   Annual City Recognition of Longstanding Local Businesses.  PRESENT
     
  4. CONSENT CALENDAR (ITEM NOS. 4 - 14)
     
    NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
     
    The Consent Calendar adopting the printed Recommended Council Action will be enacted with one vote. The Mayor will first ask the staff, the public and the Councilmembers if there is anyone who wishes to remove any item from the Consent Calendar for discussion and consideration.  The matters removed from the Consent Calendar will be considered individually at the end of this Agenda under “Items Removed from the Consent Calendar.”  At that time, any member of the audience may comment on any item pulled from the Consent Calendar.  The entire Consent Calendar, with the exception of items removed to be discussed under “Items Removed from the Consent Calendar,” is then voted upon by roll call under one motion.
     
    GENERAL CONSENT
     
    05/1206.4   Approve Minutes of the City Council Adjourned Regular and Regular Meeting of November 15 , 2005.  APPROVE
     
    05/1206.5  Approve Minutes of the City Council Adjourned Regular Underground Utility Assessment District Meeting of November 21, 2005.  CONTINUED TO THE DECEMBER 20, 2005 CITY COUNCIL MEETING
     
    05/1115.17-6   Consideration to Adopt an Ordinance to Amend the Construction Hours as Part of the Work Plan Regarding Residential Construction Impacts.  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 2079
     
    05/0816.8-7   Follow-Up Review of Traffic Safety Conditions at the Driveway to the Manhattan Village Senior Villas.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    05/1206.8   Consideration of Financial Reports:
     
    a)  Ratification of Demands: November 17, 2005 & December 10, 2005.  APPROVE
    b)  Financial Reports for the Month Ending October 31, 2005.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    05/1206.9   Return of Surplus Vehicles and Equipment Previously Obtained at No Cost Through the Federal Government’s Surplus Program.  APPROVE
     
    05/1206.10   Award of Three-Year Contract for Elevator and Escalator Maintenance Services to Amtech Elevator Service (Estimated Value $34,920 Per Year).  APPROVE
     
    05/1206.11   This Space Intentionally Left Blank.
     
    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
     
    Cultural Arts Commission
     
    05/1206.12   Consideration of Draft Minutes, Cultural Arts Commission Meeting of November 8, 2005.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    Parks and Recreation Commission
     
    05/1206.13   Consideration of Draft Minutes, Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting of November 14, 2005.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    Parking & Public Improvements Commission
     
    05/1206.14   Uphold the Parking and Public Improvements Commission Recommendation to Modify Three Red Zones on the East Side of Walnut Avenue, North of Manhattan Beach Boulevard.  APPROVE PPIC RECOMMENDATION

  5. COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS (One Minute Limit)
     
    This portion of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for citizens to address the Council regarding community announcements. The duration for an individual speaking under Community Announcements is limited to one minute.  A second, extended opportunity to speak is provided under Section I, Audience Participation.  While all comments are welcome, the Brown Act does not allow Council to take action on any item not on the agenda.  Please complete the "Request to Address the City Council" card by filling out your name and city of residence and returning it to the City Clerk.  Thank you!

  6. PUBLIC HEARINGS

    05/1206.15   Consideration of Planning Commission Recommendation to Approve Amendments to Title 10 of the Municipal Code (The Zoning Ordinance) and Title A of the Local Coastal Program (LCP) for the Purpose of Establishing a Maximum Lot Size for Residential Properties.
     
    a)  CONDUCT PUBLIC HEARING
    b)  WAIVE FURTHER READING
    c)  INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NOS. 2080 & 2081

  7. GENERAL BUSINESS
     
    05/1206.16   Consideration of Voting Results and Future of Proposed Utility Underground Assessment District 4.  DISCUSS & PROVIDE DIRECTION
     
    05/1206.17   Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Execute an Agreement with The State of California for $940,000 in Grant Funds for Pervious Pavement Parking Lots and Two Low Flow Diversions.  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 6009
     
    05/1206.18   Consideration of the Parks & Recreation Commission Recommendation to Approve an Off-Leash Dog Area at Marine Park. APPROVE

  8. ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT CALENDAR

    Items removed from the Consent Calendar will be discussed individually at this time. The Mayor, with the consent of the Council, may impose a time limit on speakers addressing these issues.  The audience may comment on any of these matters, however for Public Hearing items, testimony will be limited to arguments about whether or not the item should be appealed -- the merits of the case will not be discussed.

  9. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION (Three Minute Limit)

    Citizens may address the Council regarding any item of City business not on the agenda.  The duration for an individual speaking under Audience Participation is limited to three minutes.  While all comments are welcome, the Brown Act does not allow Council to take action on any item not on the agenda. Please complete the "Request to Address the City Council" card by filling out your name and city of residence and returning it to the City Clerk.  Thank you!

  10. CITY MANAGER REPORT(S)

  11. OTHER COUNCIL BUSINESS & COMMITTEE REPORTS
     
    05/1206.19   Report From City Council Subcommittee on Facilities Strategic Plan.

  12. ADJOURNMENT

    Tuesday, December 20, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, January 3, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, January 17, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, February 7, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, February 21, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, March 7, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, March 21, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting

    CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
    CLOSED SESSION AGENDA
    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2005 – 6:00 P.M.

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
1400 HIGHLAND AVENUE
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA  90266

  1. ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION AS FOLLOWS:
    1. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
       
      Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Subdivision (b) of Government Code Section 54956.9 (one case).

    2. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR
       
      (Government Code Section 54957.6)
       
      Agency Negotiator:     Geoff Dolan, City Manager;  Marcie Scott, Human Resources Director
      Employee Group:        Manhattan Beach Firefighters’ Association

  2. RECESS INTO CLOSED SESSION

  3. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

  4. ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  5. ADJOURNMENT
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