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City Council Meeting

  • Date: 04/19/2005 6:30 PM

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
APRIL 19, 2005

6:30 P.M. Regular 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 – Wayne Powell

  2. ROLL CALL

  3. CEREMONIAL CALENDAR
     
    05/0419.1   Presentation of “Sensational Senior” Commendation to Ramona Eagles. PRESENT 
     
    05/0419.2   Presentation of Commendation to Patty Bundy for her “Extraordinary Citizenship” in Running the Blood Drive at Pacific School.  PRESENT
     
    05/0419.3   Presentation of Commendation to Joshua Gilman on Attaining the Rank of Eagle Scout.  PRESENT
     
    05/0419.4   Introduction of New Employees, Employee Promotions and Service Awards.  INTRODUCE AND PRESENT
     
    05/0419.5   Presentation of Commendation to Parks and Recreation Services Manager Idris Al-Oboudi for Receiving the 2004 California Parks and Recreation Society Presidential Award.  PRESENT

  4. CONSENT CALENDAR (ITEMS NOS. 6 – 21)
     
    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
     
    05/0419.6   Approve Minutes of the City Council Adjourned Regular and Regular Meeting of April 5, 2005.  APPROVE
     
    05/0419.7   Consideration of Resolution Ordering Plans, Specifications, Cost Estimates and Engineer’s Report for Annual Street Lighting Assessment.  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 5974
     
    05/0419.8   Consideration of a Resolution Appointing a Representative to the Independent Cities Risk Management Authority (ICRMA).   ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 5972
     
    05/0419.9   Consideration of Financial Reports:
     
    a)  Ratification of Demands: April 7, 2005.   APPROVE
    b)  Investment Portfolio for the Month Ending March 31, 2005.  RECEIVE AND FILE
    c)  Financial Reports for the Month Ending March 31, 2005.  RECEIVE AND FILE
     
    05/0419.10   Appropriation of Funds for One Previously Approved Police Parking Control Vehicle ($24,740).
     
    a)  APPROVE
    b)  APPROPRIATE $24,740 FROM GENERAL FUND
     
    05/0419.11   Authorize the Expenditure in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $13,125 to Outfit Police Motorcycles with AR-15 Patrol Rifles and Appropriate $13,125 from Asset Forfeiture Funds.
     
    a)  APPROVE
    b)  APPROPRIATE $13,125 FROM ASSET FOREFEITURE FUND
     
    05/0419.12   This Space Intentionally Left Blank.
     
    05/0419.13   Award a Contract ($76,990) for the Downtown Streetscape Slurry Seal Project to Pavement Coatings Co. and Approve Supplemental Appropriation ($53,000) from Gas Tax Fund Reserves. 
     
    a)  APPROVE
    b)  APPROPRIATE $53,000 FROM GAS TAX FUND RESERVES
     
    05/0419.14   Reject Bids For City Hall Flat Roof Repairs and Authorize Staff to Negotiate a Change Order with Swinerton Builders to Complete City Hall Roof Repairs.  APPROVE
     
    05/0419.15   Pavement Management Program Data Project Update and Award of Professional Services Contract ($21,995) to Stantec Consulting Inc. APPROVE
     
    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
     
    Library Commission
     
    05/0419.16   Consideration of Draft Minutes, Library Commission Meeting of March 14, 2005.  RECEIVE AND FILE
     
    Parking & Public Improvements Commission
     
    05/0419.17   Consideration of Action Minutes, Parking and Public Improvements Commission Meeting of March 24, 2005.  RECEIVE AND FILE
     
    05/0419.18   Uphold the Parking and Public Improvements Commission Recommendation to Approve a Request for Installation of a Centerline Stripe and Parking Stall Markings on Parkview Avenue.  APPROVE PPIC RECOMMENDATION
     
    Planning Commission
     
    05/0419.19   Consideration of Action Minutes, Planning Commission Meeting of April 13, 2005.  RECEIVE AND FILE
     
    05/0419.20   Consideration of a Planning Commission Decision to Approve a Request for a One-Year Time Extension for a Use Permit for Skecher’s Proposed Office Development on the Property Located at 330 South Sepulveda Boulevard.  RECEIVE AND FILE
     
    05/0419.21   Consideration of Planning Commission Recommendation to Approve a Use Permit Amendment to Allow Modification of an Outdoor Patio to Include Beer and Wine Service for an Existing Restaurant Located at 401 Manhattan Beach Boulevard.  RECEIVE AND 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
     
    05/0419.22   Consideration of Fee Waiver Requests Associated with Non-Profit Special Events.  APPROVE
     
    05/0419.23   Consideration of a Recommendation from the Library Commission for Operating Improvements for the Manhattan Beach Library.  APPROVE
     
    04/0615.20-24   Review Language Alternatives for the Signage on the Strand.  DISCUSS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION
     
    05/0419.25   Authorize the Mayor to Sign a Letter in Response to Solicitation for Comments from the Water Replenishment District of Southern California Regarding Proposed Rules for Groundwater Storage Projects.  APPROVE
     
    05/0419.26   Consideration of the Police & Fire Facility / Metlox / Public Improvements Project Status Report and Disbursement of Progress Payment #13 in the Net Amount of $1,147,455 to Swinerton Builders.
     
    a)  RECEIVE AND 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 3, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, May 17, 2005 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    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
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