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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
SPECIAL MEETING - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2007
CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS
26135 MUREAU ROAD, CALABASAS
www.cityofcalabasas.com

THE STARTING TIMES LISTED FOR EACH AGENDA ITEM SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A GUIDELINE ONLY. THE CITY COUNCIL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ALTER THE ORDER OF DISCUSSION IN ORDER TO RUN AN EFFECTIVE MEETING. IF YOU WISH TO ASSURE YOURSELF OF HEARING A PARTICULAR DISCUSSION, PLEASE ATTEND THE ENTIRE MEETING.

CLOSED SESSION - 7:00 P.M.

The City Council will convene and adjourn into closed session to confer with legal counsel regarding the following:

1. Pending litigation, pursuant to Government Code Section 54946.9(a), Cooper vs. Calabasas Park Estates Owners Association, BC 323695.

2. One matter of Initiation of Litigation, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c).

OPENING MATTERS - 7:30 P.M.

Call to Order/Roll Call of Councilmembers
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Agenda

ANNOUNCEMENTS/INTRODUCTIONS – 7:35 P.M.

  •  Recognition of former Public Safety Commissioner Ronald Stillman.

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS - PUBLIC COMMENT – 7:45 P.M.

CONSENT ITEMS – 7:50 P.M.

1. Approval of the minutes for the August 1, 2007 City Council meeting.

Item 1 - Minutes for the August 1, 2007 City Council Meeting

2. Recommendation to award a contract to Taylor Tennis Courts, Inc. in the amount of $33,887 for tennis court resurfacing, Specification No. 07-08-02, at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center.

Item 2 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Taylor Tennis Courts, Inc. Contract

3. Professional services agreement between the City of Calabasas and the Method Fest for the production of the 2008 Method Fest Independent Film Festival.

Item 3 - Staff Report
Attachment 1 - Professional Services Agreement by and between the City of Calabasas and Method Fest for the Production of the 2008 Method Fest Independent Film Festival
Attachment 2 - The Method Fest 2008 Timeline
Attachment 3 - The Method Fest 2008 Schedule of Activities
Attachment 4 - The 2008 Method Fest Film Festival Projected Budget
Attachment 5 - The 2008-2009 Sponsorship Agreement

4. Recommendation from the Parks, Recreation and Education Commission to award Community Service Grants for the first funding cycle of FY 07/08 as identified in the staff report.

Item 4 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Finance Department Review of Applications
Attachment B - Community Service Grant Award Recommendations
Attachment C - FY 07/08 Cycle 1 Grant Applications

5. Approval of a contract with Justins Jetting Inc. for regular maintenance of City-owned Continuous Deflector Separation (CDS) Units.

Item 5 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Professional Services Agreement between the City of Calabasas and Justin Jetting, Inc. for Maintenance of CSD Units

6. Adoption of Resolution No. 2007-1102, approving the acquisition of one Los Angeles County tax-default property in Old Topanga in the amount of $9,695 plus administration costs (Assessor Parcel Number 2072-030-016).

Item 6 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Resolution No. 2007-1102
Attachment B - Site Exhibits and Photographs

7. Adoption of Resolution No. 2007-1103, establishing employee flex credit amounts for 2008 benefits and rescinding Resolution No. 2007-1044.

Item 7 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Resolution No. 2007-1103

8. Authorization to execute two amended professional services agreements with Jonathan Kramer for specialty telecommunications consulting services in the total amount of $50,000.00 for two years.

Item 8 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Professional Service Agreement, Kramer Firm, Inc.
Attachment B - Professional Service Agreement, Kramer Telecom Law Firm, P.C.

9. Recommendation to approve an amendment in the amount of $150,000 to the professional services agreement with Geo-dynamics for geotechnical services.

Item 9 - Staff Report
Exhibit A - Amendment #2

10. .Recommendation to approve the amended Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Calabasas, the Las Virgenes Unified School District and The Oaks Homeowners Association for school transportation service. 

Item 10 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Transportation Agreement between City of Calabasas, Las Virgenes Unified School District and the Oaks Homeowners Association

PUBLIC HEARING – 8:00 P.M.

11. Introduction of Ordinance No. 2007-238, amending the Municipal Code, Title 5 Business Licenses and Regulations, Chapter 5.04 Motion Picture and Television Filming Permits; and adoption of Resolution No. 2007-1101, establishing film permit fees, adopting a schedule of fees and rescinding Resolution No. 2003-825.

Item 11 - Staff Report
Attachment 1 - Ordinance No. 2004-187 - Rules and Procedures for the Issuance of Motion Picture and Television Filming Permits (with redline changes)
Attachment 2 - Resolution No. 2003-825 - Establishing Film Permit Fees (with redline changes)
Attachment 3 - The City of Calabasas Administrative Procedures for the Issuance of Filming Permits (with redline changes)
Attachment 4 - Fee Survey of Cities with Restrictions on Production Days at a Single Location

12. Introduction of Ordinance No. 2007-237, an amendment to Chapter 17.12 regarding limits of site coverage in the RS (Residential Single-family) Zoning District.

Item 12 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Ordinance No. 2007-237
Attachment B - Notice of Exemption

CITY COUNCIL BREAK – 8:45 P.M.

NEW BUSINESS – 9:00 P.M.

13. Discussion regarding regulating mobile businesses.

Item 13 - Staff Report
Attachment A - City of Los Angeles: Business Tax Rate Table; Mobile Washer Information
Attachment B - Los Angeles County: List of Business Activities Which Require a Business License; Business License Fee Schedule
Attachment C - County of Ventura: Business Tax Bureau Rate Sheet; Regulatory License Application
Attachment D - City of Agoura: Business Registration Program Information Sheet; Business Registration Regulation
Attachment E - City of Thousand Oaks: Special Category Business Fees; Door-to-Door Solicitors Instruction Sheet; Street Vendor Instructions

14. Preliminary discussion on the formation of a benefit assessment district for open space.

Item 14 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Background Information on the City of Santa Clarita City Council's Consideration of a Proposed Formation of an Open Space Preservation District in the City of Santa Clarita

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS – 10:00 P.M.

15. Check Register for the period of July 26, 2007 to August 24, 2007.

Item 15 - Check Register Report

TASK FORCE REPORTS – 10:05 P.M.

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT – 10:10 P.M.

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS – 10:15 P.M.

Future Agenda Items

ADJOURN – 10:20 P.M.

The City Council will adjourn in memory of Ronnie Hirsch and Alfred Edward Lysik, father of Gary Lysik.

 
 

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