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City Council Meeting

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
NOVEMBER 21, 2006

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 located at 420 15th Street, 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 310/ 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 – Deputy City Manager Sherilyn Lombos

  2. ROLL CALL

  3. CEREMONIAL CALENDAR
     
    06/1121.1   Presentation of Commendation to Deputy City Manager Sherilyn Lombos in Recognition of her Dedicated Service to the City of Manhattan Beach.  PRESENT

  4. CONSENT CALENDAR (ITEM NOS. 2 - 13)
     
    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

    06/1121.2   Approve Minutes of the City Council Regular Meeting of November 8, 2006. CONTINUED TO THE DECEMBER 5, 2006 CITY COUNCIL MEETING
     
    06/1121.3   Approve a Request from the Chamber of Commerce to Cover Parking Meters from Friday, December 1, 2006 through Monday, December 25, 2006, Excluding the Pier and El Porto Parking Lots.  APPROVE
     
    06/1121.4   Consideration of Financial Reports:
     
    a)   Ratification of Demands: November 16, 2006.  APPROVE
    b)   Investment Portfolio for the Month Ending October 31, 2006.  RECEIVE & FILE
    c)   Financial Reports for the Month Ending October 31, 2006.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    06/1121.5   Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing the Replacement of Existing Letter of Credit and Reimbursement Agreement for the City’s Share of the Debt for the South Bay Regional Public Communications Authority Facility.
     
    a)      ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 6073
    b)      APPROPRIATE $25,000 FROM THE GENERAL FUND RESERVES
     
    06/1121.6   Award of Sewer Line Video Inspection Services to Covenent Pipeline in the Amount of $26,691.56.  APPROVE
     
    06/1121.7   Award of Diesel Particulate Trap Emissions Retrofit for Four Public Works Vehicles to Ironman Parts & Services in the Amount of $35,250.53.  APPROVE
     
    06/1121.8   Consider Authorizing an Amendment to the Memorandum of Agreement for the Santa Monica Bay Beaches Bacteria TMDL Implementation Plan to Jointly Fund a Required Technical Report to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board.  APPROVE
     
    06/1121.9   Consideration to Award a Contract to WILTEC to Provide Data Collection Services for the Downtown Parking Management Study (Not-to-Exceed $49,700).  APPROVE
     
    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
     
    Cultural Arts Commission
     
    06/1121.10   Consideration of Draft Minutes, Cultural Arts Commission Meeting of October 24, 2006.  RECEIVE & FILE
      
    Planning Commission
     
    06/1121.11   Consideration of Action Minutes, Planning Commission Meeting of November 15, 2006.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    06/1121.12   Consideration of Planning Commission Approval of a Use Permit and Vesting Tentative Parcel Map No. 67050 for Construction of 4 Residential Condominium Units in a 2-Story Building Over a Semi-Subterranean Parking Garage at 1551 Artesia Boulevard.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    06/1121.13   Consideration of Planning Commission Approval of a Coastal Development Permit and Vesting Tentative Parcel Map No. 67075 for Construction of 2 Attached Residential Condominium Units at 116 Rosecrans Avenue.  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
     
    06/1121.14   Report on Final Survey Results for Proposed Utility Underground Assessment Districts 8, 12, 13 and 14 and Consideration of an Appropriation of $220,000 for Engineering Services for Districts 13 and 14.
     
    a)   RECEIVE & FILE
    b)   APPROPRIATE $220,000 FROM THE GENERAL FUND
    c)   APPROVE
     
    06/1121.15   Award a Professional Services Contract ($105,840.00) to David Volz Design for the Design of Marine Avenue Park, Manhattan Village Tot Lot, Manhattan Heights Park, Polliwog Upper Parkette and Exercise Area Equipment Reconstruction Project. APPROVE
     
    06/1121.16   Consideration of a Final Report Regarding the Police & Fire Facility Project; Approve Change Order #85 to Swinerton Builders; Approve Final Adjustments to the Architect and Project Management Contracts; Formally Accept the Police & Fire Facility as Complete; Authorize the Filing of the Appropriate Notice of Completion; and Discuss and Provide Direction Regarding Allocation of Project Savings.  APPROVE
     
    06/1121.17   Consider Approving the Installation of Synthetic Grass Around the Metlox Fountain.  APPROVE
     
    06/1121/18   Consideration of an Ordinance Increasing Elected Official Compensation and Consideration of a Resolution Reducing Elected Officials’ Car Allowance.
     
    a)    WAIVE FURTHER READING
    b)    INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. 2094
    c)    ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 6074

  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 AND TRAVEL REPORTS

  12. ADJOURNMENT

    Tuesday, December 5, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, December 19, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, January 2, 2007 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, January 16, 2007 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, February 6, 2007 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, February 20 , 2007 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
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