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City Council Meeting

  • Date: 04/18/2006 5:30 PM
  • Location: Council Chambers
    1400 Highland Avenue
    California

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
APRIL 18, 2006

5:30 P.M. Adjourned Regular Meeting
Council Chambers
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 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 Gill, Parks and Recreation Director

  2. ROLL CALL

  3. CEREMONIAL CALENDAR
     
    06/0418.1   Recognition of the Mira Costa High School Choir for their Performance at Carnegie Hall.  PRESENT
     
    06/0418.2   Introduction of New Employee and Presentation of Service Awards.  INTRODUCE & PRESENT

  4. CONSENT CALENDAR (ITEM NOS. 3 - 14)
     
    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

    06/0418.3   Approve Minutes of the City Council Adjourned Regular and Regular Meeting of April 4, 2006.  APPROVE
     
    06/0404.12-4   Adoption of an Ordinance Revising Section 5.01.260 of the Manhattan Beach Municipal Code Regarding Animal Control Procedures.  ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 2084
     
    06/0418.5   Consideration of a Resolution Ordering Plans, Specifications, Cost Estimates and Engineer’s Report for Annual Street Lighting Assessment.  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 6026
     
    06/0418.6   Consideration of Financial Reports:
     
    a)  Ratification of Demands:  April 6, 2006.  APPROVE
    b)  Investment Portfolio for the Month Ending March 31, 2006.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    06/0418.7   Disbursement of Progress Payment No. 1 in the Net Amount of $131,548.50 to Williams Pipeline Contractors, Inc. for the 2002-2003 Water Main and 2002-2004 Sewer Main Replacement Project. APPROVE
     
    06/0418.8   Consideration of an Award of Contract to Equip One Previously Purchased Public Works Water Division Vehicle Chassis with Work Body Including Valve Exercising Machine in the Net Amount of $27,595.  APPROVE
     
    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
     
    Cultural Arts Commission
     
    06/0418.9   Consideration of Draft Minutes, Cultural Arts Commission Meeting of March 14, 2006.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    06/0418.10   Consideration of Draft Minutes, Cultural Arts Commission Special Meeting of March 30, 2006.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    Parking & Public Improvements Commission
     
    06/0418.11   Uphold the Parking and Public Improvements Commission Recommendation to Approve a Request to Relocate an Existing Utility Pole at 1114 2nd Street.  APPROVE
     
    Planning Commission
     
    06/0418.12   Consideration of Action Minutes, Planning Commission Meeting of March 29, 2006.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    06/0418.13   Consideration of Action Minutes, Planning Commission Meeting of April 12, 2006.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    06/0418.14   Consideration of Planning Commission Approval of a Use Permit, Coastal Development Permit and Vesting Tentative Tract Map 065187 to Allow Construction of a 34-Unit Commercial Condominium Project for Office and Retail Use, for the Property Located at 1300 Highland 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
     
    06/0418.15   Consideration of a Resolution Increasing the Field Use Fees in Category II for the Parks and Recreation Department.  ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 6025

  7. GENERAL BUSINESS
     
    06/0418.16   Consideration of a Request from GrowingGreat to Conduct a Fundraising Health Fair in the Metlox Public Areas on June 4, 2006.  APPROVE
     
    05/0705.16-17   Consideration of the Formation of a Tree Committee and Their Responsibilities.  DISCUSS & PROVIDE DIRECTION
     
    06/0418.18   Presentation of Concepts for Improving Public Right-of-Way in the North End Business Improvement District and Approval of Design Concepts.  APPROVE
     
    06/0418.19   Consideration of Conceptual Designs for City Entryways.  DISCUSS & PROVIDE DIRECTION
     
    06/0418.20   Consideration of a Status Report on the Community Facility Strategic Planning Process.  RECEIVE & FILE
     
    06/0418.21   Consideration of a Status Report on the Police & Fire Facility Construction Project and Disbursement of Progress Payment #25 in the Net Amount of $726,285 to Swinerton Builders and Consideration of a Contract and Compensation Extension to Vanir Construction Management.  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 AND TRAVEL REPORTS
     
    06/0418.22   Consideration of a Request from Councilmember Aldinger to Support Assembly Bill 2329 Requiring Separate Statistical Districts for the South Bay Cities and Harbor Area within Los Angeles County.

  12. ADJOURNMENT

    Tuesday, May 2, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, May 16, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, June 6, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
    Tuesday, June 20, 2006 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting

CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
CLOSED SESSION AGENDA
TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2006 - 5:30 P.M.

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
1400 HIGHLAND AVENUE
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA  90266

  1. ANNOUNCEMENT IN OPEN SESSION OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION AS FOLLOWS:

    1. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
       
      Significant Exposure to Litigation Pursuant to Subdivision (b) of Government Code Section 54956.9 (one case).
    2. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR
       
      (Government Code Section 54957.6)
       
      Agency Negotiator:   Geoff Dolan, City Manager; Marcie Scott, Human Resources Director
      Employee Group:      General Unit (Miscellaneous Employees) – Teamster
       
    3. CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR
       
      (Government Code Section 54956.8)
       
      Property:     1300 Highland Avenue (Good Stuff)
      Agency Negotiator:     Geoff Dolan, City Manager
      Negotiating Parties:   City of Manhattan Beach and 1300 Highland L.P.
      Under Negotiation:     Purchase of Property
       
    4. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION
       
      (Government Code Section 54956.9 (a))
       
      Chaykowski, et al. v. City of Manhattan Beach

  2. RECESS INTO CLOSED SESSION

  3. RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION

  4. ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  5. ADJOURNMENT
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