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City Council Meeting

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
NOVEMBER 8, 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 – Christopher Fong, 5th Grade Student from Meadows Elementary School.

  2. ROLL CALL

  3. CEREMONIAL CALENDAR

    06/1108.1 Introduction of New Employees and Presentation of Service Awards.  PRESENT
     
    06/1108.2   Presentation of "There’s No Place Like Manhattan Beach" Commendation to the Manhattan Beach Coordinating Council in Recognition for their Extraordinary Contribution to the Community.  PRESENT

  4. CONSENT CALENDAR (ITEM NOS. 3 – 19)
     
    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

    06/1108.3   Approve Minutes of the City Council Adjourned Regular and Regular Meeting of October 17, 2006.  APPROVE
     
    06/1108.4   Consideration of Financial Reports:
     
    a)   Ratification of Demands: October 19, 2006 and November 2, 2006.  APPROVE
    b)   Investment Portfolio for the Month Ending September 30, 2006.  RECEIVE & FILE
    c)   Financial Reports for the Month Ending September 30, 2006.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    06/1108.5   Authorize the Purchase of Two Replacement Police Motorcycles From Huntington Beach Honda in the Amount of $40,326.86.  APPROVE
     
    06/1108.6   Authorize the Grant Funded Purchase of Four Replacement Defibrillators from Philips Medical Systems in the Amount of $67,008.65 and Appropriate $67,008.65 from the General Fund.

    a)   APPROVE
    b)   WAIVE  FORMAL BIDDING
    c)   APPROPRIATE $67,008.65 FROM THE GENERAL FUND
     
    06/1108.7   Award of Professional Services Contract to True North Research to Conduct the City’s Biennial Resident Satisfaction Survey (Not-to-Exceed $20,836.00).  APPROVE
     
    06/1108.8   Consideration of Status Report and Appropriation of Funds for the Utility Assessment Deferment Program.
     
    a)   RECEIVE & FILE
    b)   TRANSFER $1 MILLION FROM THE CIP FUND TO THE ASSESSMENT DEFERMENT TRUST FUND
    c)   APPROPRIATE $50,000 FROM THE ASSESSMENT DEFERMENT TRUST FUND
     
    06/1108.9   Consideration of Resolutions to Pay and Report the Value of Employer Paid Member Contributions (EPMC) for the Police Management/ Confidential Group and the Fire Management/Confidential Group.  ADOPT RESOLUTION NOS. 6070 & 6071
     
    06/1108.10   Approval of Language for the Plaque on Bruce’s Beach Monument Sign (Formerly Parque Culiacan).
     
    a)   APPROVE
    b)   ALLOCATE $8,000 FROM THE CITY COUNCIL CONTINGENCY FUND
     
    06/1108.11   Consideration of the Formation of a Culturally Significant Landmarks Task Force and Their Responsibilities.  APPROVE
     
    06/1108.12   Disbursement of Progress Payments:
     
    a)    Progress Payment No. 18 in the Net Amount of $51,658.74 to S.P. Pazargad Engineering Construction, Inc.; Change Order No. 1 in the Net Amount of $117,050.00 for the Strand Improvement Project.  APPROVE
     
    b)    Final Payment in the Net Amount of $11,909.34 to Williams Pipeline Contractors, Inc.; Change Order No. 2 in the Net Amount of $13,232.60; Formally Accept the 2002-2003 Water Main and 2003-2004 Sewer Main Replacement Project as Complete; and Authorize the Filing of  the Appropriate Notice of Completion.  APPROVE

    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
     
    Cultural Arts Commission
     
    06/1108.13   Consideration of Draft Minutes, Cultural Arts Commission Special Meeting of September 26, 2006.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    Parking & Public Improvements Commission
     
    06/1108.14   Uphold the Parking and Public Improvements Commission Recommendation to Implement Traffic Flow Modifications in the Civic Center Area, Including Removal of the Stop Sign on Southbound Valley Drive at 13th Street and the Left Turn Pocket on Northbound Valley Drive at 15th Street.
     
    a)  APPROVE PPIC RECOMMENDATION
    b)  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 6072
     
    06/1108.15   Uphold the Parking and Public Improvements Commission Recommendation to Approve Initial Recommendations for the Pacific Elementary School Traffic and Parking Study.  APPROVE PPIC RECOMMENDATION
     
    06/1108.16   Uphold the Parking and Public Improvements Commission Recommendation to Deny a Request for a Street Light Addition at the 14th Place and Ocean Drive.  APPROVE PPIC RECOMMENDATION
     
    Planning Commission
     
    06/1108.17   Consideration of Action Minutes, Planning Commission Meeting of October 25, 2006.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    06/1108.18   Consideration of Planning
     
    Commission Approval of a Use Permit to Allow the Remodel of an Existing Service Station to Include a Convenience Store With Beer and Wine Sales, at 3633 North Sepulveda Boulevard.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    06/1108.19   Consideration of Planning Commission Approval of a Use Permit  to Allow a Bank Use With Drive-Up Service, and a Sign Exception for an Existing Commercial Center at 3001-3005 Sepulveda Boulevard. 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
     
    06/1108.20   Presentation by South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) Governing Board Member and Los Angeles City Councilwoman (Ninth District) Jan Perry Regarding Air Quality Issues Facing the City of Manhattan Beach and What the AQMD is Doing to Continue to Combat Air Pollution and Smog.  ACCEPT PRESENTATION
     
    06/1108.21   Water System Control Conversion Program and Elevated Water Tank Status.  DISCUSS & PROVIDE DIRECTION
     
    06/1108.22   Selection of Design for Alcoves and Benches on The Strand as Submitted by the Cultural Arts Commission.  SELECT DESIGN
     
    06/1108.23   Update on the City Council’s Workplan Item to Discuss a Social Host Ordinance Which Would Hold Non-Commercial Individuals Responsible for Underage Drinking of Alcoholic Beverages at  Events on Property They Own, Lease or Otherwise Control.  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 AND TRAVEL REPORTS
     
    06/1108.24   Request by Councilmember Aldinger to Discuss the Status of the Mansionization Sub-Committee Efforts.

  12. ADJOURNMENT

    Tuesday, November 14, 2006 6:30 p.m. Joint City Council/Parks &
    Recreation Commission Meeting
    Tuesday, November 21, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    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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