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City Council Meeting

  • Date: 12/20/2005 5:30 PM
  • Location: Council Chambers
    1400 Highland Avenue
    California

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
DECEMBER 20, 2005

 5:30 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 – Sherilyn Lombos, Deputy City Manager

  2. ROLL CALL

  3. CEREMONIAL CALENDAR
     
    05/1220.1   Presentation of Commendation to Retiring Police Chief Ernest M. Klevesahl, Jr., in Recognition of his 34 Year Career in Law Enforcement.  PRESENT
     
    05/1220.2   Introduction of Sally Oliver, New Administrative Assistant to the City Manager.  INTRODUCE
     
    05/1220.3   Presentation by the League of California Cities Recognizing the City of Manhattan Beach in Receiving the Helen Putnam Award.  PRESENT
     
    05/1220.4   Presentation of Commendation to the 2005 Miss California – Princess Queen Adelia Acker for Her “Extraordinary Citizenship” Recognizing Her Involvement with the “National American Miss Pageant.”  PRESENT
     
    05/1220.5   Presentation of Commendation to Jeffery Driscoll of Vons in Manhattan Beach Recognizing His Store’s Outstanding Resource Conservation Practices.  PRESENT

  4. CONSENT CALENDAR (ITEM NOS. 6 – 12)
     
    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
     
    05/1220.6   Approve Minutes of the City Council Adjourned Regular and Regular Meeting of December 6, 2005.  APPROVE
     
    05/1206.5-7   Approve Minutes of the City Council Adjourned Regular Meeting of November 21, 2005 (Continued from the December 6, 2005 City Council Meeting).  APPROVE
     
    05/1220.8   Consideration of Financial Reports:
     
    a)  Ratification of Demands:  December 15, 2005.   APPROVE
    b)  Investment Portfolio for the Month Ending November 30,    2005.  RECEIVE AND FILE
    c)  Financial Reports for the Month Ending November 30, 2005.  RECEIVE AND FILE
     
    05/1220.9   Approval of Replacement Vehicle Purchases:

    a)  One Parks & Recreation Pool Car Minivan in the Amount of $27,444.71.  APPROVE
    b)  One Public Works Tractor/Loader in the Amount of $154,052.74.  1)       APPROVE
    2)  APPROPRIATE $124,293.74 FROM THE FLEET MANAGEMENT FUND
    c)  One Police Patrol Car and Related Equipment Not-to-Exceed $41,000.

         1)  APPROVE
         2)  WAIVE FORMAL BIDDING
         3)  APPROPRIATE $41,000 FROM THE FLEET MANAGEMENT FUND
     
    05/1220.10   Authorize and Appropriate Funds for the Grant Funded Purchase of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) from Fisher Safety in the Amount of $64,006.60. 
     
    a)  APPROVE
    b)  APPROPRIATE $64,006.60 FROM THE GENERAL FUND
     
    05/1220.11   Disbursement of Progress Payments:
     
    a)   Progress Payment No. 1 in the Net Amount of $32,315.40 to Alliance Streetworks, Inc. for the Civic Center/Metlox Street Improvement Project.  APPROVE
     
    b)   Progress Payment No. 4 in the Net Amount of $53,928.00 to Cody Engineering, Inc. for the 2001-2002 Water Main Replacement, 2002-2003 Sewer Main Replacement Project.  APPROVE
     
    c)   Disbursement of Progress Payment No. 3 in the Net Amount of $6,219.00 to Steiny and Company, Inc. for the 15th Street/Valley Drive Traffic Signal Modification Project; Approve Supplemental Appropriation ($27,015.17) from Gas Tax Fund Reserves for Southern California Edison Company to Underground Existing Street Light Services on Valley Drive and 15th Street.  APPROVE
     
    d)   Final Payment in the Net Amount of $134,412.30 to Dominguez General Engineering Contractor; Formally Accept the Highland Avenue at 15th Place Storm Drain Project as Complete; and Authorize Filing of the Appropriate Notice of Completion.  APPROVE
     
    e)   Progress Payment No. 8 in the Net Amount of $49,961.70 to S.P. Pazargad Engineering Construction, Inc. for the El Porto Retaining Wall Project.  APPROVE
     
    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
     
    Planning Commission
     
    05/1220.12   Consideration of Action Minutes, Planning Commission Meeting of December 14, 2005.  RECEIVE & FILE

  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
     
    05/1115.19-13   Conduct a Public Hearing for a Rate Adjustment of the Street Sweeping User Fee from 6.8% of Residential and Commercial Refuse Billing to 10.46%; and Consideration of a Resolution to Amend Resolution No. 5915, which Established the Original Street Sweeping User Fee. 
     
    a)  CONDUCT PUBLIC HEARING
    b)  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 6010

  7. GENERAL BUSINESS
     
    05/1220.14   Consideration of a Presentation by the We Care: Coast to Coast Team Regarding the Adopted City of Pascagoula, Mississippi and Related Hurricane Relief Efforts.  DISCUSS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION
     
    05/1220.15   Presentation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for June 30, 2005.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    05/1220.16   Consideration of a Request for Funding From Gateway to Los Angeles for Operation of the Ocean Express Shuttle.
     
    a)  APPROVE
    b)  APPROPRIATE $20,000 FROM COUNCIL CONTINGENCY
     
    05/1220.17   Consideration of the Police & Fire Facility / Metlox / Public Improvements Project Status Report and Disbursement of Progress Payment #21 in the Net Amount of $880,399.60 to Swinerton Builders.
     
    a)  RECEIVE & FILE
    b)  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

  12. ADJOURNMENT – In Memory of Casie Hyde

    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 20, 2005 - 5:30 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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