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THE LAGUNA WOODS CITY COUNCIL
March 21, 2001
23522 Paseo de Valencia
Laguna Woods, CA 92653
AGENDA DESCRIPTION: The Agenda descriptions are intended to give notice, to members of the public, of a general summary of items of business to be transacted or discussed. The listed Recommended Action represents staff or a particular Committee's recommendation. The City Council may take any action, which it deems to be appropriate on the agenda item and is not limited in any way by the recommended action.
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I. CALL TO ORDER
II. FLAG SALUTE
III. ROLL CALL
COUNCILMEMBERS: _____Thorpe _____McLaughlin _____Hack
_____ Bouer, Mayor Pro Tem _____Ross, Mayor
IV. AGENDA REVIEW
6.1 Certificate of Commendation: Anna Melchior celebrates her 101st birthday on March 19, 2001.
6.2 Proclamation: April 2 through 8, 2001, Public Health Week in Laguna Woods.
All matters listed under the Consent Calendar are considered routine and will be enacted by one vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless Members of the City Council, the public, or staff request specific items be removed from the Consent Calendar for separate action.
7.1 City Council Minutes from the adjourned regular meetings of February 21, 2001, 7:30 a.m. Business Community Workshop and 2:00 p.m. regular council meeting.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve minutes as submitted.
7.2 Approve 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.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Waive reading of ordinances and resolutions.
7.3 Treasurer’s Report
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Receive and File the March 2001 Treasurer’s Report.
7.4 Warrant Register
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve the March 21, 2001 Warrant Register in the amount of $ 358,293.29.
VIII. PUBLIC HEARINGS
8.1 Development/Planning Fees, Continued from February 21, 2001
A. Receive Public Comment,
B. Close the Public Hearing
C. Give Staff Direction, and
D. Continue the Public Hearing to April 18, 2001.
8.2 Wireless Communication Facilities, Continued from February 21, 2001.
A. Receive Public Comments,
B. Close the Public Hearing,
C. Approve a Resolution, adopting the Negative Declaration for a Wireless Communication Facilities Ordinance, entitled:
“A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAGUNA WOODS, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING THE NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE CITY OF LAGUNA WOODS WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FACILITIES ORDINANCE,”
D. Introduce and approve first reading of an Ordinance regulating the process and development standards for the construction of wireless communication facilities proposed within the City, entitled:
“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LAGUNA WOODS CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING REGULATIONS RELATED TO DESIGN AND LOCATION FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FACILITIES PROPOSED WITHIN THE CITY OF LAGUNA WOODS.”
IX. COUNCIL BUSINESS
9.1 Consolidation of General Municipal Elections with November Statewide Elections
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve introduction and first reading of an ordinance entitled:
“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LAGUNA WOODS, CALIFORNIA, REQUIRING THAT THE CITY’S GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION, BEGINNING IN 2002, SHALL BE CONSOLIDATED WITH THE STATEWIDE GENERAL ELECTIONS WHICH WILL BE HELD ON THE FIRST TUESDAY AFTER THE FIRST MONDAY IN NOVEMBER OF EVEN NUMBERED YEARS.”
9.2 Chautauqua Antique Faire
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Appropriate $3,500 from the Council Contingency account for expenses related to the Chautauqua Antique Faire event planned for April 28, 2001.
9.3 Committee Appointments
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Discuss and make three appointments to the General Plan Coordinating Committee and one to the Planning Advisory Committee.
9.4 Human Relations Committee
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Establish a five member Human Relations Committee charged with recommending and implementing programs that promote mutual understanding and respect among all Laguna Woods communities of interest.
9.5 Community Services Committee Request to Distribute Documents at Community Events (Councilmember Bouer)
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Discuss and give direction to staff.
9.6 Health Month Challenge
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Recommend that the City of Laguna Woods celebrate National Public Health Week (April 2 – 8, 2001) by:
A. Sponsoring an Exercise for Health Challenge during the month of April to encourage residents to engage in healthy exercise and track their efforts to achieve a community-wide goal (i.e., climb the 5.5 mile height of Mt. Everest) and win certificates and recognition.
B. Establishing a health awareness media program.
C. Allocating $1,500 from the Council Contingency account to support these programs.
X. CITY MANAGER’S REPORT
10.1 Telecommunications Ordinance
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve second reading and adoption of an Ordinance entitled:
“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LAGUNA WOODS, CALIFORNIA, ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR THE GRANTING OF FRANCHISES FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF USING AND OCCUPYING THE PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY TO INSTALL AND MAINTAIN TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT.”
10.2 Via Campo Verde Traffic Signal
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Authorize the expenditure of $10,500 from the Transportation Fund un-appropriated fund balance for the design costs associated with signalizing the intersection of Moulton Parkway and Via Campo Verde.
XI. CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
12.1 Laguna Canyon Foundation (Councilmember Thorpe)
12.2 El Toro Reuse Planning Authority (Councilmember Hack)
12.3 San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Authority (Councilmember Hack)
12.4 Vector Control District (Mayor Pro Tem Bouer)
12.5 Library Board (Mayor Ross)
12.6 Orange County Fire Authority (Mayor Ross)
At this time members of the public may address the City Council regarding any items within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Council. NO action may be taken on items not listed on the agenda unless authorized by law.
XIV. CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
The meeting is adjourned to a Regular Meeting of the City Council at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 held at Leisure World Administration Building, Board Room, 23522 Paseo de Valencia, Laguna Woods, CA 92653.