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City Council Meeting

  • Date: 10/18/2005 5:30 PM
  • Location: Council Chambers
    1400 HIGHLAND AVENUE
    California

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
OCTOBER 18, 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 – Jaclyn Henn, 5th Grade, Grand View Elementary School

  2. ROLL CALL

  3. CEREMONIAL CALENDAR
     
    05/1018.1   Presentation of Commendations to City Hall Ambassadors for Their “Extraordinary Citizenship”.  PRESENT
     
    05/1018.2   Introduction of New Employees and Presentation of Service Awards.  INTRODUCE & PRESENT

  4. CONSENT CALENDAR (ITEM NOS. 3 – 11)
     
    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
     
    05/1018.3   Approve Minutes of the City Council Adjourned Regular and Regular Meeting of October 4, 2005.  APPROVE
     
    05/1018.4   Consideration of Financial Reports:
     
    a)  Ratification of Demands: October 6, 2005.   APPROVE
    b)  Investment Portfolio for the Month Ending September 30, 2005.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    05/1018.5   Award of Contract to SunTrust Leasing Corporation for a Five Year Lease-Purchase Financing of a Previously Budgeted and Approved Sewer Vacuum Truck ($62,308 per year).  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 6002
     
    05/1018.6   Consideration of Chamber of Commerce Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2004-2005.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    05/1018.7   Disbursement of Progress Payments:
     
    a)  Progress Payment No. 2 in the Net Amount of $62,513.78 to Steiny and Company, Inc., for the 15th Street/Valley Drive Traffic Signal Modification Project.  APPROVE
    b)  Progress Payment No. 2 in the Net Amount of $42,505.65 to Cody Engineering, Inc., for the 2001-2002 Water Main Replacement; 2002-2003 Sewer Main Replacement Project.  APPROVE
     
    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
     
    Parking & Public Improvements Commission
     
    05/1018.8   Consideration of Action Minutes, Parking & Public Improvements Commission Meeting of September 22, 2005.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    05/1018.9   Uphold the Parking & Public Improvements Commission Recommendation to Implement Various Pedestrian Safety Measures at the Flournoy Road/Ardmore Avenue and Flournoy Road/Valley Drive Intersections.  APPROVE PPIC RECOMMENDATION
     
    Planning Commission
     
    05/1018.10   Consideration of Action Minutes, Planning Commission Meeting of October 12, 2005.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    05/1018.11   Consideration of a Planning Commission Approval of Proposed Revisions to the Existing Sign Program for a Commercial Center Located at 1800-2010 Sepulveda Boulevard (Manhattan Center).  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

  7. GENERAL BUSINESS
     
    05/1018.12   Presentation by the Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee of the “Buy Manhattan” Campaign to Encourage Residents to Shop in Manhattan Beach.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    05/1018.13   Presentation by the Beach Cities Health District Regarding Their Beach Cities Health Report Card.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    05/1018.14   Consideration of the City Council Work Plan Item Regarding Beautification of City Entryways.  DISCUSS & PROVIDE DIRECTION
     
    05/1004.15-15   Consideration for Funding Additional Projects from the Unfunded List in the Fiscal Year 2005-2006 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).  Discuss & Provide Direction
     
    05/1018.16   Consideration of Additional Information Systems Specialist Position. 
     
    a)  APPROVE
    b)  APPROPRIATE $33,000 FROM THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS FUND
     
    05/1018.17   Consideration of the Police & Fire Facility / Metlox / Public Improvements Project Status Report and Disbursement of Progress Payment #19 in the Net Amount of $1,612,726 to Swinerton Builders and Consideration of Additional Compensation to Vanir Construction Management and Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (HOK) Due to Extension of the Construction Schedule.
     
    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

    Tuesday, November 1, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, November 15, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Monday, November 21, 2005 6:30 p.m. Special Meeting/UUAD Election
    Tuesday, December 6, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    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

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
CLOSED SESSION AGENDA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 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
    3. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR
       
      (Government Code Section 54956.8)
       
      Property:   Lot 3 at the Southwest Corner of 12th and Morningside
      Agency Negotiator:   Geoff Dolan, City Manager;  Richard Thompson, Community Development Director
      Negotiating Parties:   City of Manhattan Beach and Sprint Communications
      Under Negotiation:    Possible Amendment to Existing Lease

  2. RECESS INTO CLOSED SESSION

  3. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

  4. ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  5. ADJOURNMENT
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