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City Council Meeting

  • Date: 09/06/2005 6:30 PM
  • Location: Council Chambers
    1400 Highland Avenue
    California

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
SEPTEMBER 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 – Richard Gill, Parks and Recreation Director

  2. ROLL CALL

  3. CEREMONIAL CALENDAR

    05/0906-1a   Presentation of Commendations to the Reinstein Family for Their “Extraordinary Citizenship” in Helping to Educate the Public on Mesothelioma.  PRESENT

    05/0906.1b   Presentation of Commendations to Nick and Doris Nickelson for their “Extraordinary Citizenship” in Working with Homeless Veterans and Children.  PRESENT

  4. CONSENT CALENDAR (ITEM NOS. 2– 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
     
    05/0906.2   Consideration of the State Budget and Legislative Update from Shaw/ Yoder, Inc., the City’s Legislative Advocate.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    05/0906.3   Approve Minutes of the City Council Adjourned Regular and Regular Meeting of August 16, 2005.  APPROVE
     
    05/0906.4   Consideration of Financial Reports: Ratification of Demands - August 25, 2005.  APPROVE
     
    05/0906.5   Consideration of Letter to L.A. County Board of Supervisors Opposing Fees for Services Provided by County Sheriff’s Office.  APPROVE
     
    05/0906.6   Award a Contract ($268,941) for the Civic Center/Metlox Street Improvement Project to Alliance Streetworks, Inc.; Approve Supplemental Appropriation ($81,000); and Update of Public Right-of-Way Projects.
     
    a)  APPROVE
    b)  APPROPRIATE $81,000 FROM THE GAS TAX RESERVES
     
    05/0906.7   Award a Professional Services Contract to Risk Management Professionals for the 2005 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) Update in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $25,460.  APPROVE
     
    05/0906.8   Approve Agreement with the County of Los Angeles Assigning Federal Surface Transportation Program Funds ($154,000) to the County for Use on the Highland Avenue Overlay Project.  APPROVE
     
    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
     
    Cultural Arts Commission
     
    05/0906.9   Consideration of Draft Minutes, Cultural Arts Commission Special Meeting of August 1, 2005.   RECEIVE & FILE
     
    05/0906.10   Consideration of Draft Minutes, Cultural Arts Commission Meeting of August 9, 2005.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    Planning Commission
     
    05/0906.11   Consideration of Action Minutes, Planning Commission Meeting of August 24, 2005.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    Parking & Public Improvements Commission
     
    05/0906.12   Uphold the Parking and Public Improvements Commission Recommendation to Approve a Request for Street Light Addition Near the Property Line Between 609 & 613 35th Street.  APPROVE

  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
     
    05/0906.13   Consideration of an Occupancy Agreement Between the Oceanographic Teaching Stations, Inc. (OTS) and the City for Use of a Portion of the Roundhouse Facility on the Manhattan Beach Pier.  APPROVE
     
    05/0906.14   Consideration of a Presentation by the Manhattan Beach Unified School District Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention and Education.  DISCUSS & PROVIDE DIRECTION
     
    05/0906.15   Consideration of a Status Report of the Transfer of the Cable Franchise from Adelphia Communications to Time Warner Cable, Inc. and Resolution Accepting for Purposes of Review the FCC Form 394 Submitted by Time Warner and Authorizing the City Manager to Deny the Transfer Application Without Prejudice. 
     
    a)  RECEIVE & FILE
    b)  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 5996
     
    05/0906.16   Consideration of a City Council Work Plan Item to Review the Existing Traffic Mitigation Toolbox.  DISCUSS & PROVIDE DIRECTION
     
    05/0906.17   Approval of Contract Agreement with Southern California Edison and Authorize Payment of $1,102,147.00 for the Rosecrans Gateway Utility Undergrounding Project.  APPROVE
     
    05/0906.18   Approval of Final Language for Previously Approved Addendum to Change Order No. 32 and a Contract Amendment with Swinerton Builders for Construction of the Police & Fire Facility.  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, September 20, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, October 4, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, October 18, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, November 1, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, November 15, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, December 6, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, December 20, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
CLOSED SESSION AGENDA
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 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. RECESS INTO CLOSED SESSION

  3. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

  4. ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  5. ADJOURNMENT
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