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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2008
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.

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.

  • Presentation to Steve Rosentsweig, Principal of A.E. Wright Middle School.

  • Acknowledgement of Dave Brown as the 2008 American Planning Association’s selection for Distinguished Leadership, Citizen Planner.

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

CONSENT ITEMS – 7:50 P.M.

1. Approval of the minutes for the June 4, 2008 City Council meeting.

Item 1 - Minutes

2. Receive and file Public Works Department Annual Report.

Item 2 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Department of Public Works Annual Report Calendar Year 2007

3. Adoption of Resolution No. 2008-1131, rescinding Resolution No. 2007-1084 and approving a salary schedule for permanent employees.

Item 3 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Resolution No. 2008-1131

4. Recommendation to approve Councilmember Groveman’s appointment to the Historic Preservation Commission.

Item 4 - Staff Report

5. Recommendation to approve a Professional Services Agreement with Mark IV Consulting, Inc., for Professional Civil Engineering Services for the Old Topanga Canyon Preliminary Sewer System Design in an amount not to exceed $73,200.

Item 5 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Professional Services Agreement

6. Recommendation to approve a Professional Services Agreement with RJR Engineering, for Professional Civil Engineering and Geology Services for the Old Topanga Canyon Preliminary Sewer System Design in an amount not to exceed $75,000.

Item 6 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Professional Services Agreement

7. Recommendation to approve a Professional Services Agreement with Mark IV Consulting, Inc., for Professional Civil Engineering Services in an amount not to exceed $125,000.

Item 7 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Professional Services Agreement

8. Adoption of Resolution No. 2008-1135, levying special taxes within the City of Calabasas Community Facilities District No. 2006-1; and adoption of Resolution No. 2008-1136, Levying Special Taxes within the City of Calabasas Community Facilities District No. 98-1.

Item 8 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Resolution No. 2008-1135
Attachment B - Resolution No. 2008-1136

9. Adoption of Resolution No. 2008-1138, approving a list of projects and accepting proposition 1B funding from the State of California Department of Finance to be used on eligible transportation projects within the City of Calabasas.

Item 9 - Staff Report
Attachment - Resolution No. 2008-1138
Attachment A - Estimate for Park Ora from Park Helena to Valmar Road dated May 13, 2008 from Sully-Miller Contracting Co.
Attachment B - Estimate for Civic Center Way dated May 20, 2008 from Sulley-Miller Contracting Co.

10. Recommendation to approve an amendment to the professional services agreement with Colantuono & Levin, PC for City Attorney services.

Item 10 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Memorandum
Attachment B - Amended Agreement - Redline Version
Attachment C - Amended Agreement

11. Recommendation to approve the recordation of the final map and acceptance of offers of dedication for Parcel Map Number 25635.

Item 11 - Staff Report
Exhibit A - Parcel Map 25365
Exhibit B - Recorded Deed of Open Space Easement (Lot 4)
Exhibit C - MRT Trail Easement Agreement
Exhibit D - Donation Agreement for (Lot 3)
Exhibit E - General Plan Amendments and Zone Changes

12. Adoption of Resolution No. 2008-1137, accepting and authorizing staff to transfer the maintenance of the Sanitary Sewer Improvements for Shea Homes Tract 53534, Private Contract 03-04A and 03-04B, to Los Angeles County Sewer Maintenance District of the State of California.

Item 12 - Staff Report
Exhibit A - Resolution No. 2008-1137
Exhibit B - Sewer Locations

13. Recommendation to authorize staff to exonerate the Faithful Performance Bond specific to, Sewer Improvements only, for Tract 53534 and authorize staff to execute a replacement maintenance bond for one year on all sewer improvements for the aforementioned tract.

Item 13 - Staff Report
Exhibit A - Maintenance Bonds and Endorsement Bonds
Exhibit B - Sewer Locations

PUBLIC HEARING – 8:00 P.M.

14. Hold a public hearing with respect to the Fiscal Year 2008-09 levy of assessments in connection with the Landscape Maintenance Districts and the proposed increase of assessments in certain zones thereof; and, following tabulation of mail ballots, adopt Resolution No. 2008-1132, certifying the results of the assessment ballot proceeding with respect to the proposed increase; and adopt Resolution No. 2008-1133, confirming a diagram and assessment for the Landscape Maintenance Districts for Fiscal Year 2008-09.

Item 14 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Final Engineer's Report
Attachment B - Resolution No. 2008-1132
Attachment C - Resolution No. 2008-1133

15. Recommendation to adopt Resolution No. 2008-1134, updating rental rates for City facilities by establishing fees for the Amphitheater, Founders Hall and Plaza at the Civic Center and rescinding Resolution No. 2007-1080.

Item 15 - Staff Report
Attachment A - Resolution No. 2008-1134

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – 8:30 P.M.

16. Introduction of Ordinance No. 2008-250, prohibiting the parking of Recreational Vehicles on Public Streets.

Item 16 - Staff Report  (REVISED)
Attachment A - Draft Ordinance No. 2008-250 (REVISED)

Correspondence Received Regarding Item 16

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS – 9:10 P.M.

17. Check Register for the period of May 29, 2008 to June 5, 2008.

Item 17 - Check Register Report

TASK FORCE REPORTS – 9:15 P.M.

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT – 9:20 P.M.

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS – 9:25 P.M.

Future Agenda Items

CLOSED SESSION – CONFERENCE ROOM #2 – 9:30 P.M.

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

1. One matter of Anticipated Litigation, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9b(3)(C), a point has been reached where, in the opinion of the City Council/Agency on the advice of its legal counsel, based on the below-described existing facts and circumstances, there is a significant exposure to litigation against the City Council/Agency: Receipt of Claim pursuant to Tort Claims Act or other written communication from Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board Notice of Violation directed to Calabasas, Los Angeles County, and 19 other cities threatening litigation (copy available for public inspection in City Clerk’s office).

2. Initiation of Litigation, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c): two cases.

3. Pending litigation, pursuant to Government Code Section 54946.9(a): Calabasas Ridge HOA v. Gordon, LC 079145; Cooper v. Calabasas Park Estates Owners Association, BC 323695.

A copy of the City Council agenda packet is available for review at City Hall and the Calabasas Library.  Materials related to an item on this agenda submitted to the Council after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the City Clerk’s Office, 26135 Mureau Road, Calabasas, CA  91302-3172, during normal business hours.  Such documents are also available on the City of Calabasas website at www.cityofcalabasas.com subject to the City staff’s ability to post the documents before the meeting.

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