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THE LAGUNA WOODS CITY COUNCIL
May 16, 2001
Leisure World Administration Building
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.
Any person wishing to address the City Council on any matter, whether or not it appears on this agenda, is requested to complete a "Request to Speak" form available at the door. The completed form is to be submitted to the City Clerk prior to an individual being heard by the City Council. Whenever possible, lengthy testimony should be presented to the City Council in writing (8 copies) and only pertinent points presented orally. Requests to speak to items on the agenda shall be heard at the appropriate point on the agenda; requests to speak about subjects not on the agenda will be heard during the Public Comment section of the meeting.
I. CALL TO ORDER
II. FLAG SALUTE
III. ROLL CALL
COUNCILMEMBERS: _____Thorpe _____Hack _____Ross
_____ McLaughlin, Mayor Pro Tem _____Bouer, Mayor
IV. AGENDA REVIEW
5.1 Canine Club Donation to City Dog Park
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Accept a donation of $5,000 from the Leisure World Canine Club towards construction of the City Dog Park.
5.2 April Health Challenge – Award of Certificates to Participants.
VI. CITY PROCLAMATIONS
All proclamations listed under this section will be enacted by one vote, unless Members of the City Council request specific items be removed for separate action. Proclamations will then be read and presented.
6.1 Certificate of Commendation: Evelyn Hoffman will celebrate her 104th birthday on May 31, 1897.
6.2 Drowning Awareness Month June, 2001
VII. CONSENT CALENDAR
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 April 18 and April 25, 2001 and the budget workshop on April 18, 2001.
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 April 2001 Treasurer’s Report.
7.4 Warrant Register
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve the April 18, 2001 Warrant Register in the amount of $457,581.51.
7.5 Calle Sonora Traffic Signal Improvements
A. City Council to accept project completion of contract by Steiny & Company for Traffic Signal Modification and Median Nose Modification at Calle Sonora and El Toro Road and Striping Modifications at Avenida Sevilla and El Toro Road (Gate 1).
B. Release contract retention in the amount of $4,888.05 (10%) withheld per government code within 35 days following recordation of Notice of Completion with the County of Orange.
C. Exonerate project posted bonds within 35 days following recordation of Notice of Completion with the County of Orange.
7.6 Moulton Parkway Widening Design Agreement with the County of Orange
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Authorize the City Manager to complete negotiations for an agreement that would allow County staff to proceed with design of Moulton Parkway widening improvements; and authorize the Mayor to execute such agreement, subject to review for form by the City Attorney.
VIII. PUBLIC HEARINGS
Public Hearings are scheduled for a time certain of 2:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. City Council, when considering the matter scheduled for hearing, will take the following actions: 1. Open the Public Hearing; 2. Receive staff report; 3. Hear applicant presentation; 4. Accept public testimony; 5. Allow applicant comment; 6. Close Public Hearing; 7. Council comment and questions; 8. Take appropriate actions. Those wishing to address the City Council during the Public Hearing must complete a Request to Speak Form and provide it to the City Clerk prior to the Public Hearing.
8.1 Appeal of Change Plan Approval (CP01-005) to modify the approved sign program for Ayres Hotel
A. Receive Staff Report.
B. Open Public Hearing.
C. Receive Public Comment
D. Close Public Hearing
E. Adopt a Resolution entitled:
“A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAGUNA WOODS, CALIFORNIA, UPHOLDING THE DECISION OF THE CITY MANAGER TO APPROVE CHANGE PLAN APPLICATION 01-005 TO RELOCATE THE AYRES HOTEL WALL SIGN FROM THE WEST ELEVATION TO THE NORTH ELEVATION OF THE AYRES HOTEL LOCATED AT 24341 EL TORO ROAD WITHIN TOWN CENTRE”
“A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAGUNA WOODS, CALIFORNIA, MODIFYING THE DECISION OF THE CITY MANAGER TO APPROVE CHANGE PLAN APPLICATION 01-005 TO RELOCATE THE AYRES HOTEL WALL SIGN FROM THE WEST ELEVATION TO THE NORTH ELEVATION OF THE AYRES HOTEL LOCATED AT 2431 EL TORO ROAD WITHIN TOWN CENTRE”
“A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAGUNA WOODS, CALIFORNIA, REVOKING THE DECISION OF THE CITY MANAGER TO APPROVE CHANGE PLAN APPLICATION 01-005 TO RELOCATE THE AYRES HOTEL WALL SIGN FROM THE WEST ELEVATION TO THE NORTH ELEVATION OF THE AYRES HOTEL LOCATED AT 24341 EL TORO ROAD WITHIN TOWN CENTRE”
8.2 Planning and Development Fees
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Continue Public Hearing to June 13, 2001
IX. COUNCIL BUSINESS
9.1 Council Committee Assignments
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Discuss and approve proposed Council committee assignments.
9.2 Planning Advisory Committee Appointment
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Ratify Councilmember Hack’s nomination of John Fuller as a member of the City’s Planning Advisory Committee.
9.3 Human Relations Advisory Committee
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Discuss and appoint five members to the City’s Human Relations Advisory Committee.
9.4 Orange County Central Park and Nature Preserve
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Adopt a resolution entitled:
“A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAGUNA WOODS, CALIFORNIA, SUPPORTING THE ORANGE COUNTY CENTRAL PARK AND NATURE PRESERVE INITIATIVE TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE NEEDS AND DESIRES OF THE PEOPLE OF ORANGE COUNTY”
X. CITY MANAGER’S REPORT
10.1 City Electricity Options
A. Authorize the expenditure of $100,000 in California Law Enforcement Equipment Program (CLEEP) funding to purchase back-up generators for traffic signals at eight intersections.
B. Authorize the expenditure of $3,500 from the Council Contingency Account to print and distribute an energy information pamphlet to all Leisure World residents and businesses.
C. Direct staff to include $60,000 in the Fiscal Year 2001-02 annual budget to hire an energy consultant to assist the City in identifying and implementing its electric alternatives.
10.2 Moratorium on the Telecommunications Facility Construction in Public Rights-of-Way
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Adopt an ordinance entitled:
“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAGUNA WOODS, CALIFORNIA ENACTING A MORATORIUM ON THE ISSUANCE OF PUBLIC WORKS PERMITS FOR CONSTRUCTION OR PLACEMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY”
XI. CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
XII. COMMITTEE REPORTS
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)
XIII. PUBLIC COMMENTS
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
XV. CLOSED SESSION
The City Council will meet in closed session to confer with legal counsel regarding one matter of significant exposure to potential litigation pursuant to the provisions of California Government Code Section 54956.9(b).
The meeting is adjourned to a Regular Meeting of the City Council at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2001 held at Leisure World Administration Building, Board Room, 23522 Paseo de Valencia, Laguna Woods, CA 92653.