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CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
I. CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Hack called the Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City of
II. FLAG SALUTE
Councilmember Ross led the Flag salute.
III. ROLL CALL
COUNCILMEMBERS PRESENT: Bouer, Ross, McLaughlin, Ring, Hack
STAFF PRESENT: City Manager Keane; City Attorney Biggs; City Clerk Condon; Assistant City Manager Reilly, Community development Director Barr
V. CITY PROCLAMATIONS
Moved by Mayor Pro Tem Ring, seconded by Councilmember Ross and carried unanimously to adopt Proclamations 5.1 through 5.3.
5.1 Commendation – Geraldine Robbin – 100th Birthday
5.2 Commendation – Diane Stunston – 100th Birthday
5.3 Proclamation – Breast Cancer Awareness Month
VI. CONSENT CALENDAR
Moved by Councilmember Bouer, seconded by Councilmember Ross, and carried unanimously to approve Consent Calendar items 6.1 through 6.7.
6.1 Approved City Council Minutes from the regular meeting of
6.2 Approved the reading by title of all ordinances and resolutions. Said ordinances and resolutions that appear on the public agenda shall be determined to have been read by title only and further reading waived.
6.3 Received and filed September 2003 monthly Treasurer’s Report.
6.4 Approved the
6.5 Zoning Ordinance Amendment
Ordinance 03-06 entitled: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LAGUNA WOODS,
Ordinance 03-07 entitled: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAGUNA WOODS, CALIFORNIA, AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAGUNA WOODS AND THE BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION OF THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM adopted.
6.7 Senior Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Grant
Approved an agreement with the Orange County Office on Aging for the provision of Senior Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Services, and authorized the City Manager to execute the agreement subject to review as to form by the City Attorney.
VII. PUBLIC HEARINGS
7.1 Zoning Ordinance Amendment – Temporary Sign Program for Churches and Not-for-Profit Organizations
Mayor Hack announced the Public Hearing was opened and would be continued until
There were no requests to speak.
The Public Hearing was continued until
VIII. COUNCIL BUSINESS
IX. CITY MANAGER’S REPORT
9.1 Pilot Electronic Waste Pick-Up Program
Many residents have called to request expansion of the HHW program to add collection of electronic waste (E-waste), which includes television sets, computers and monitors, and similar equipment. Currently, E-waste can be disposed of for free at the
The City’s HHW collection contractor offers an E-waste collection program that provides a convenient way to dispose of this equipment. As with the regular HHW program, residents would contact City Hall to request a pickup of their E-waste. A container would not be required. The fee for this service would be on a per item basis plus $35 per stop if not collected with HHW. Staff estimates that the cost to the City for this program will range from approximately $25 to $85 per stop, in part depending on whether collection will include HHW.
Staff recommends implementing a pilot E-waste pickup program for the remainder of this fiscal year (November 2003 ? June 2004) at a cost of $12,500. This would enable approximately 150 – 500 pickups during this pilot period, or an average of 40 pickups per month. The Community Services Committee unanimously recommended adoption of this pilot program at its August 2003 meeting.
Councilmember McLaughlin expressed concern regarding the $35 charge per stop. Mayor Hack proposed a quarterly pickup program with no charge and a $17.50 charge if not done on the quarterly program.
Council requested staff investigate obtaining a better cost and bring back to Council at the
9.2 City Manager Keane discussed the effect of the state budget and the anticipated effect of the loss of the vehicle license fee. The bill that passed did not include money for hardship cases, which include new cities such as Laguna Woods. Money was sent to
The City budget was prepared expecting a possible loss of $620,000 in VLF, $26,000 in gas tax and $100,000 in grant funding. However, the budget assumes a short term loss of only three months. If the VLF reduction is permanent, the City could lose and additional 2.4 million over the projected loss, and the City would need to look at reducing staffing and programs. There are two initiatives that might quality for the November 2004 election to eliminate the VLF completely. The City has a $4 million General Fund Reserve, but staff would urge not using it unless sure the loss would only be short term.
X. CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
City Attorney Biggs reported she will report at the
XI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
Mayor Pro Tem Ring reported the Foundation met Thursday and discussed participating with other non-profits to form a community foundation. The Foundation will review the interpretative exhibit program at the November 13 meeting.
Mayor Pro Tem Ring reported they visited several sites, including Woods End, which are being proposed to become part of the
Mayor Hack they were settling some lawsuits. Hopefully LAFCO will approve the base property for early November. The Navy is requiring the approval from LAFCO before a sale.
Mayor Hack discussed that the merger between the
11.4 Vector Control District (Councilmember Bouer)
Councilmember Bouer reported the General Manager resigned, the red ant program was eliminated and the state reduced their budget.
11.5 Library Board (Councilmember McLaughlin)
Councilmember McLaughlin advised the meeting was postponed awaiting the state budget.
Councilmember Ross reported she attended the opening ceremony of the new fire station at Ladera.
XII. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Mary Stone, resident, discussed the Community Civic Association
XIII. CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Councilmember Bouer reported the West Nile Virus has reached the southern
XIV. CLOSED SESSION
The meeting was adjourned at 2:35 p.m. An Adjourned Regular Meeting of the City Council will be held at 10:00 a.m. October 31, 2003 at the Laguna Woods City Hall, 24264 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, CA 92653.
SUSAN M. CONDON, City Clerk
Adopted: November 19, 2003
ROBERT B. RING, Mayor
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