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City Council Meeting

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
OCTOBER 17, 2006

5:30 P.M. Adjourned Regular Meeting
City Manager’s Conference Room
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 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 – Marcie Scott, Human Resources Director

  2. ROLL CALL

  3. CEREMONIAL CALENDAR
     
    06/1017.1   Recognition of the 10-Year Old Girls All Star Softball Team From Manhattan Beach on Winning the State Championship.  PRESENT

  4. REORGANIZATION
     
    06/1017.2   City Council Reorganization:
     
    a)  Approve Minutes of the City Council Regular Meeting of October 3, 2006.  APPROVE
    b)  Recognition of Outgoing Mayor Mitch Ward.  PRESENT
    c)  Selection of Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem.  APPROVE
    d)  Ratification of New Council Assignments. APPROVE
     
    RECESS AND RECONVENE

  5. CONSENT CALENDAR (ITEM NOS. 3 - 16)
     
    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

    06/1017.3   Consideration of Financial Reports: Ratification of Demands:  October 5, 2006.  APPROVE
     
    06/1017.4   Award a Contract ($974,380.00) for the Peck Reservoir Blending Line Project to John T. Malloy, Inc.  APPROVE
     
    06/1017.5   Disbursement of Progress Payment No. 5 in the Net Amount of $50,035.38 to Williams Pipeline Contractors, Inc.; Change Order No. 1 in the Net Amount of $10,603.67; and Supplemental Appropriation ($10,700) from the Water Fund for the 2002-2003 Water Main and 2003-2004 Sewer Main Replacement Project.
     
    a)  APPROVE
    b)  APPROPRIATE $10,700 FROM THE WATER FUND
     
    06/1017.6   Approve Assessment Ballot for the Proposed Supplemental Street Landscaping and Lighting Assessment District by Redondo Beach for Fiscal Year 2006-2007 for Manhattan Beach Property Located in Redondo Beach.  APPROVE
     
    06/1017.7   Consideration of Resolutions to Pay and Report the Value of Employer Paid Member Contributions (EPMC) for the Manhattan Beach Firefighters' Association, the Manhattan Beach Police Officers' Association, the Manhattan Beach Miscellaneous Employees Represented by California Teamsters Local 911 and the Management/Confidential Group.  ADOPT RESOLUTION NOS. 6065, 6066, 6067 & 6068
     
    06/1017.8   Ratification of Motor Fuel Purchase from Merrimac Energy Group in the Amount of $21,761.25.  APPROVE
     
    06/1017.9   Consideration of a Resolution Establishing the City’s Intention to Participate in the South Bay Cities Council of Governments Energy Efficiency Procurement Program.  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 6069
     
    06/1017.10   Disbursement of Progress Payment No. 30 in the Net Amount of $578,366 to Swinerton Builders.  APPROVE
     
    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

    Cultural Arts Commission
     
    06/1017.11   Consideration of Draft Minutes, Cultural Arts Commission Meeting of August 29, 2006.   RECEIVE & FILE
     
    Parks and Recreation Commission
     
    06/1017.12   Consideration of Draft Minutes, Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting of October 2, 2006.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    Parking & Public Improvements Commission
     
    06/1017.13   Consideration of Action Minutes, Parking and Public Improvements Commission Meeting of September 28, 2006.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    Planning Commission
      
    06/1017.14   Consideration of Action Minutes, Planning Commission Meeting of October 11, 2006.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    06/1017.15   Consideration of Planning Commission Approval of a Coastal Development Permit and Vesting Tentative Parcel Map No. 67135 to Allow Construction of Two Attached Condominium Units at 3213 Manhattan Avenue.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    06/1017.16   Consideration of a Use Permit and Vesting Tentative Parcel Map No. 67106 to Allow Construction of a Mixed Use Building With Office Space, 3 Residential Condominium Units and Underground Parking on the Property Located at 838 Manhattan Beach Boulevard.  RECEIVE & FILE

  6. 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!

  7. PUBLIC HEARINGS

  8. GENERAL BUSINESS
     
    06/1017.17   Appeal of an Administrative Decision Regarding Maximum Building Height Denied by the Planning Commission for a Proposed Single-Family Residence at 511 Pacific Avenue.
     
    a)  DENY APPEAL
    b)  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 6064

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. CITY MANAGER REPORT(S)

  12. OTHER COUNCIL BUSINESS, COMMITTEE AND TRAVEL REPORTS

  13. ADJOURNMENT

    Wednesday, November 8, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    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

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
CLOSED SESSION AGENDA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2006 - 5:30 P.M.

CITY MANAGER’S CONFERENCE ROOM
1400 HIGHLAND AVENUE
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA  90266

  1. ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION AS FOLLOWS:
     
    CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
     
    Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Subdivision (b) of Government Code Section 54956.9 (two cases).

  2. RECESS INTO CLOSED SESSION

  3. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

  4. ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  5. ADJOURNMENT
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