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City Council Meeting

  • Date: 05/17/2005 6:30 PM
  • Location: Council Chambers
    1400 Highland Avenue
    California

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
MAY 17, 2005

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 Thompson, Community Development Director

  2. ROLL CALL

  3. CEREMONIAL CALENDAR
     
    05/0517.1   Presentation of Commendation to Suzanne Amberg for her Extraordinary Citizenship in Raising Funds for the Grenada Hurricane Victims.  PRESENT
     
    05/0517.2   Presentation of Commendations to the Mira Costa Chamber Ensemble for their Extraordinary Citizenship.  PRESENT
     
    05/0517.3   Presentation of Certificates to Debby Axler, Marty Friedman and Jon Vogl in Recognition of their Efforts for Pet Appreciation 2005.  PRESENT

  4. CONSENT CALENDAR (ITEMS NOS. 4 - 17)
     
    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
     
    05/0517.4   Approve Minutes of the City Council Adjourned Regular and Regular Meeting of May 3, 2005 .  APPROVE
     
    05/0517.5   Authorize Renewal of Contract Agreements with Colen & Lee for Workers’ Compensation and General and Auto Liability Claims Administration Services.  APPROVE
     
    05/0517.6   Consideration of Financial Reports:
     
    a)  Ratification of Demands: May 5, 2005.   APPROVE
    b)  Investment Portfolio for the Month Ending April 30, 2005.  RECEIVE & FILE
    c)  Financial Reports for the Month Ending April 30, 2005.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    05/0517.7   Consideration of Revised Financial Policies.  APPROVE
     
    05/0517.8   Consideration of Resolution of Intention to Provide for Annual Levy and Collection of Assessments for the Downtown Business Improvement District and Setting June 7, 2005 for a Public Hearing.
     
    a)  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 5979
    b)  SET PUBLIC HEARING FOR JUNE 7, 2005
     
    05/0517.9   Authorize the Purchase of One Replacement Battalion Chief Vehicle for the Fire Department from George Chevrolet ($35,045.94).  APPROVE
     
    05/0517.10   Accept Internal Revenue Service Private Letter Ruling Determining that Underground Utility Assessment Districts 1, 3 & 5 are Not Taxable, and Authorize Reimbursement of Prepaid Tax Funds to Property Owners ($136,007).
     
    a)  RECEIVE & FILE THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES PRIVATE LETTER RULING
    b)  APPROVE REIMBURSEMENTS OF TAX FUNDS
     
    05/0517.11   Three Month Progress Report for Live Oak Park Dog Run.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    05/0517.12   Award a Contract ($212,370) for the Traffic Signal Modification and Street Lighting Project (Traffic Signal Modification: 15th Street and Valley and Ardmore; Street Lighting: 15th Street from Valley to Highland) to Steiny and Company, Inc.  APPROVE
     
    05/0517.13   This Space Intentionally Left Blank.
     
    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
     
    Parks and Recreation Commission
     
    05/0517.14   Consideration of Draft Minutes Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting of April 25, 2005.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    Parking & Public Improvements Commission
     
    05/0517.15   Consideration of Action Minutes, Parking and Public Improvements Commission Meeting of April 28, 2005.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    05/0517.16   Uphold the Parking and Public Improvements Commission Recommendation to Approve a Request to Relocate an Existing Utility Pole at 1009 Valley Drive. APPROVE PPIC RECOMMENDATION
     
    05/0517.17   Uphold the Parking and Public Improvements Commission Recommendation to Approve Installation of a Painted Crosswalk and Utilization of a Crossing Guard at the Intersection of Peck Avenue and 1st Street at Pennekamp School.  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
     
    05/0405.10-18   Consideration of a Planning Commission Recommendation, as Revised, to Approve a Municipal Code Amendment and a Local Coastal Program Amendment Pertaining to the Regulation of Telecommunication Facilities on the Public Right-of-Way, Public Property, and Private Property Citywide.
     
    a)  CONDUCT PUBLIC HEARING
    b)  WAIVE FURTHER READING
    c)  INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NOS. 2075 & 2076

  7. GENERAL BUSINESS
     
    05/0517.19   Consideration of Establishing a Reward in the Amount of $25,000 for Information Leading to the Arrest and Conviction of Those Responsible for the Murder of Libia Cabrera in Manhattan Beach on April 11, 2005. APPROVE
     
    05/0503.18-20   Select Members for City’s Board and Commissions:
     
    a)  Parking and Public Improvements: Seat No. 5.  APPOINT
    b)  Parks and Recreation: Seat Nos. 2, 4 and 7. APPOINT
     
    05/0517.21   Presentation by Verizon Regarding Their Proposed Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) Project.  Discuss & Provide Direction
     
    05/0517.22   Introduction of Fiscal Year 2005-2006 Proposed Budget & Capital Improvement Plan.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    05/0517.23   Consideration of an Ordinance to Adopt the Most Recent California Electrical Code and City Amendments. 
     
    a)  WAIVE FURTHER READING
    b)  INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. 2077
    c)  SET PUBLIC HEARING FOR JUNE 21, 2005
     
    05/0517.24   Consideration of the Police & Fire Facility / Metlox / Public Improvements Project Status Report and Disbursement of Progress Payment #14 in the Net Amount of $1,581,658 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

    Tuesday, May 24, 2005 6:30 p.m. Budget Study Session
    Tuesday, June 7, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, June 21, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, July 5, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, July 19, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, August 2, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, August 16, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
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