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City Council Meeting

  • Date: 10/04/2005 5:30 PM

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
OCTOBER 4, 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 Minuted (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 – Bruce Moe, Finance Director

  2. ROLL CALL

  3. CEREMONIAL CALENDAR
     
    05/1004.1   Presentation of Proclamation to Soroptimist International – Camino Real Region, Declaring the Month of October as “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and the Month of November as “End Domestic Violence Month”.  PRESENT

  4. CONSENT CALENDAR (ITEM NOS. 2 - 10)
     
    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
     
    05/1004.2   Approve Minutes of the City Council Adjourned Regular and Regular Meeting of September 20, 2005.  APPROVE
     
    05/0920.13-3   Adoption of an Ordinance Approving a Zoning Code Amendment and Local Coastal Program Amendment Pertaining to Parking Lot Lighting Regulations, and Adoption of a Resolution Transmitting Parking Lot Lighting Regulations to the Coastal Commission.
     
    a)  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 2078
    b)  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 6001
     
    05/1004.4   This Space Intentionally Left Blank.
     
    05/1004.5   Consideration of Financial Report: Ratification of Demands - September 22, 2005.  APPROVE
     
    05/1004.6   Award of a Three-Year Contract for Mailing Services for the Finance Department to Mail Masters (Estimated Value $40,000 Per Year).
     
    a)  WAIVE FORMAL BIDDING
    b)  APPROVE
     
    05/1004.7   Authorization to Purchase a Vacuum/Hydro Truck from Municipal Maintenance Equipment in the Amount of $286,565.90.  APPROVE
     
    05/1004.8 Disbursement of Progress Payments:
     
    a)  Progress Payment No. 6 in the Net Amount of $32,377.37 to S.P. Pazargad Engineering Construction, Inc. for the Strand Improvement Project.  APPROVE
    b)  Progress Payment No. 1 in the Net Amount of $122,160.60 to Dominguez General Engineering Contractor for the Highland Avenue at 15th Place Storm Drain Project.  APPROVE
     
    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
     
    Planning Commission
     
    05/1004.9   Consideration of Action Minutes, Planning Commission Meeting of September 28, 2005.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    05/1004.10   Consideration of Planning Commission Approval of a Use Permit Amendment to Allow the Conversion of an Atrium to Living Area, for Condominium Unit No. 5, for the Property Located at 1155 11th Street. 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
     
    05/0920.16-11   Presentation of the Underground Utility Assessment Districts 05-2, 05-4 and 05-6 and Consideration of Resolutions to Initiate District Formation Proceedings.
     
    a) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 5998 ESTABLISHING THE PROPOSED BOUNDARY MAP
    b) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 5999 APPROVING THE RESOLUTION OF INTENTION
    c) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 6000 APPROVING THE ENGINEER’S REPORT AND SETTING A PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF NOVEMBER 21, 2005
     
    05/0920.18-12   Consideration of City Council Work Plan Item Regarding Residential Construction Issues.  DISCUSS & PROVIDE DIRECTION
     
    05/0920.19-13   Consideration of Adopting the City of Pascagoula, Mississippi.  DISCUSS & PROVIDE DIRECTION
     
    05/1004.14   Consideration of a Proposal from Beach Cities Transit to Participate in Funding Operation of a Replacement for the 439 Bus Line for Two Years in Conjunction with the Cities of Hermosa Beach and El Segundo.  APPROVE
     
    05/1004.15   Consideration for Funding Additional Projects from the Unfunded List in the Fiscal Year 2005-2006 Capitol Improvement Plan (CIP).  Discuss & Provide Direction

  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, 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
    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

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
CLOSED SESSION AGENDA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 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. RECESS INTO CLOSED SESSION

  3. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

  4. ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  5. ADJOURNMENT
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