AGENDA

LAKE FOREST CITY COUNCIL

 

 

Regular Meeting of the City Council

November 19, 2013

 

Lake Forest City Hall

25550 Commercentre Drive

Council Chambers

Lake Forest, California 92630

 

NOTICE:  Pursuant to Lake Forest Municipal Code Section 2.04.010, Regular Meetings of the City Council are held the First and Third Tuesday of each month at the hour of 5:30 p.m. for Closed Session matters, if required.  The Public Session of the meeting shall commence at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible.

 

AGENDA ON THE INTERNET:  The Agenda is available through the Internet at www.lakeforestca.gov.  You can access the document on the Friday before the meeting on Tuesday.  A brief summary of the actions taken at the meeting will be posted on the Internet the Thursday following the meeting.

 

AGENDA DOCUMENT REVIEW:  The full Agenda including all back up information is available at City Hall, 25550 Commercentre Dr., Lake Forest, California, on the Friday prior to the Tuesday meeting.

 

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’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.

 

CALL TO ORDER:                                                                                 5:30 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL:

Council Members:

Adam Nick

 

 

Dwight Robinson

 

Mayor Pro Tem:

Kathryn McCullough

 

Mayor:

Scott Voigts

 

 

 

 

City Manager:

Robert C. Dunek

 

City Attorney:

Scott C. Smith

 

City Clerk:

Stephanie D. Smith

 


 

CLOSED SESSION                                                                                   5:30 p.m.

 

There are no items scheduled for Closed Session.

 

PUBLIC SESSION                                                                                     7:00 p.m.

 

PUBLIC SESSION:  At this time, the City Council will convene to consider public matters.  Those wishing to address the City Council must submit a completed “Request to Speak” form to the City Clerk prior to City Council action.

 

INVOCATION:  The Invocation will be led by Council Member Robinson.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of our Country will be led by Council Member Nick.

 

PRESENTATIONS:

 

1.

RECOGNITION OF 2013 LEADERSHIP ACADEMY GRADUATES submitted by City Clerk.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  Recognize the Fall 2013 Leadership Academy Graduates.

 

REPORT FROM STUDENT LIAISON: Report from Jeff Domenech, Student Liaison from El Toro High School.

 

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.  Comments shall be limited to three minutes per person and an overall time limit of thirty minutes for the Public Comments portion of the agenda.

 

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.  Additionally, a "Request to Register Written Comments" form is available at the Agenda Public Review Counter.

 

CONSENT CALENDAR - WARRANT REGISTER: (Item No. 2)

 

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.

 

2.

CERTIFICATION OF WARRANT REGISTER submitted by Director of Finance/City Treasurer.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  Approve the warrant register in the amount of $878,042.72 as submitted.

 

CONSENT CALENDAR - MISCELLANEOUS: (Item Nos. 3 - 10)

 

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.

 

3.

WAIVE READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS submitted by City Clerk.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  Approve the reading, by title only, of all Ordinances and Resolutions.  Said Ordinances and Resolutions which appear on the public agenda shall be determined to have been read by title and further reading waived.

 

4.

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL HELD ON OCTOBER 15 AND THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL HELD ON OCTOBER 22, 2013, submitted by City Clerk.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  Approve as submitted.

 

5.

APPROVAL OF MEASURE M2 EXPENDITURE REPORT submitted by Director of Finance/City Treasurer.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  Adopt a Resolution entitled: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKE FOREST, CALIFORNIA, CONCERNING THE MEASURE M2 EXPENDITURE REPORT FOR THE CITY OF LAKE FOREST.

 

6.

MONTHLY TREASURER'S REPORT - OCTOBER submitted by Director of Finance/City Treasurer.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  Receive and file.

 

7.

AGREEMENT WITH THE ORANGE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AND THE CITY OF IRVINE FOR BAKE PARKWAY REGIONAL TRAFFIC SIGNAL SYNCHRONIZATION PROJECT submitted by Director of Public Works/City Engineer.

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  Approve Cooperative Agreement No. C-3-1956 between the Orange County Transportation Authority and the cities of Irvine and Lake Forest, for funding and implementation of improvements on Bake Parkway under the Measure M2 Regional Traffic Signal Synchronization Program.

 

8.

NOTICE OF COMPLETION FOR STREET RESURFACING PROJECT (PW 2011.01A) submitted by Director of Public Works/City Engineer.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  1. Find that All American Asphalt, of Corona California, has completed construction of the Street Resurfacing Project on Various Streets PW 2011.01A.  2. Approve the Notice of Completion and authorize the Mayor to execute the document on behalf of the City.  3. Authorize release of the five percent retention payment to the contractor in the amount of $40,790.72, 30 days after the recording of the Notice of Completion, provided no Stop Notices are on file with the City preventing release of the retention payment.  4. Approve Cooperative Agreement No. C-2-1839 between the Orange County Transportation Authority and the City of Lake Forest for Proposition 1B State Local Partnership Program Call for Projects and authorize the Mayor to execute, and the City Clerk to attest the Agreement substantially in the form attached.

 

9.

PURCHASE OF REPLACEMENT VEHICLE FOR THE COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT submitted by Director of Public Works/City Engineer.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  1. Adopt a Resolution entitled:  A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKE FOREST, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE OPERATING BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-14.  2. Authorize staff to purchase a replacement vehicle for the Community Services Department in accordance with the City's vehicle replacement policy.

 

10.

APPROVAL OF FINAL PARCEL MAP NO. 2013-159 submitted by Director of Public Works/City Engineer.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  Adopt a Resolution entitled:  A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKE FOREST, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING FINAL PARCEL MAP NO. 2013-159, CREATING A 1-NUMBERED LOT AND 1-LETTERED LOT SUBDIVISION FOR APARTMENT RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES ON 7.228 ACRES LOCATED ON RANCHO PARKWAY SOUTH OF ALTON PARKWAY.

PUBLIC HEARING(S):

 

Public Hearings are scheduled for a time certain of 7:00 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.  Accept public testimony.  4.  City Council comments and questions.  5.  Take appropriate action.  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 hearing.

 

11.

SECOND READING AND ADOPTION OF THE 2013 BUILDING STANDARDS CODES submitted by Director of Development Services.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  1. Conduct second reading and adopt Ordinance No. 258 entitled AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKE FOREST CALIFORNIA, AMENDING CHAPTERS 8.02, 8.06, 8.14, 8.16, AND 8.20 OF TITLE 8 OF THE LAKE FOREST MUNICIPAL CITY CODE AND ADOPTING BY REFERENCE THE 2013 EDITION OF THE CALIFORNIA BUILDING STANDARDS CODES (CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 24), CONSISTING OF THE CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE, CALIFORNIA RESIDENTIAL CODE, CALIFORNIA ELECTRICAL CODE, CALIFORNIA MECHANICAL CODE, AND CALIFORNIA PLUMBING CODE.  2. Conduct second reading and adopt Ordinance No. 259 entitled AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKE FOREST CALIFORNIA, AMENDING TITLE 8, BY REPEALING CHAPTER 8.24 OF THE LAKE FOREST MUNICIPAL CODE AND BY ADDING A NEW CHAPTER 8.24, ADOPTING BY REFERENCE THE 2013 CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE, WITH APPENDICES AND AMENDMENTS THERETO.

 

DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:

 

The following matters are for City Council consideration/discussion/action.  Members of the public may have the opportunity to address these items if they wish to do so.  Please complete the “Request to Speak” form and give to the City Clerk.

 

12.

CONSIDERATION OF AN AMENDMENT TO THE JOINT POWERS AUTHORITY AGREEMENT WITH THE ORANGE COUNTY FIRE AUTHORITY submitted by City Manager.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  Adopt a Resolution entitled:  A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKE FOREST, CALIFORNIA APPROVING THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE ORANGE COUNTY FIRE AUTHORITY JOINT POWERS AUTHORITY AMENDED AGREEMENT AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY ATTORNEY TO PARTICIPATE IN A VALIDATION ACTION ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF LAKE FOREST.

 

13.

DISCUSSION OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE REQUIREMENTS submitted by Director of Development Services.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  Consider, discuss, and provide City staff direction regarding noticing requirements for development projects as deemed appropriate by the City Council.

 

14.

CONSIDERATION AND POTENTIAL INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE FEEDING OF WILDLIFE IN PUBLIC PLACES AND POTENTIAL ALTERNATIVES TO CONTROL THE WATERFOWL POPULATION AT VILLAGE POND PARK submitted by City Manager.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  Consider introduction for first reading of an Ordinance entitled:  AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKE FOREST, CALIFORNIA, ADDING PROVISIONS RELATED TO THE FEEDING OF WILDLIFE IN PUBLIC PLACES and provide staff direction related to implementation of potential alternatives related to waterfowl at Village Pond Park.

 

15.

REQUEST FOR APPOINTMENT - LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES, ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA CITIES, ORANGE COUNTY AND/OR THE ORANGE COUNTY CITY SELECTION COMMITTEE submitted by City Clerk.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:  Exercise City Council discretion regarding appointment to Agencies, Boards, Commissions and/or Committees through the League of California Cities, Association of California Cities, Orange County and/or Orange County City Selection Committee.

 

CITY MANAGER'S REPORT:

 

At this time, the City Manager may comment on agenda and non-agenda items; and report on items of interest to the City Council and community.

 

CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS:

 

At this time, City Council Members may comment on agenda or non-agenda matters.  No discussion may take place on any item not appearing on the posted agenda.  Council Members may ask a question for clarification, respond to statements made or questions posed by the public, make a brief announcement, or make a brief report on his or her own activities.  In addition, the City Council may refer to staff or other resources for factual information, request staff to report back at a subsequent meeting or direct staff to place a matter of business on a future agenda.  No action may be taken on non-agenda matters unless authorized by law (Government Code Section 54954.2).

 

 

 

Council Member Nick:

Council Member Robinson:

Mayor Pro Tem McCullough:

Mayor Voigts:

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

 

In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this

Meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, you should contact the Office of the City Clerk at (949) 461-3400.

Notification 48 hours prior to the Meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to assure accessibility to

this meeting.  The City Council agenda and agenda back-up materials can be obtained from the Office

of the City Clerk on the Friday prior to the City Council meeting. Copies of all Agendas, Staff Reports and Supporting

 Materials can also be found on the City’s website – www.lakeforestca.gov/services/agendas.   Agenda and agenda

 packets, if requested, will be made available in an appropriate alternative format to persons with a disability as required

 by the Americans With Disabilities Act.  Copies of the agenda are provided at no cost and agenda back-up

materials are available at the per page copy cost.

 

The City of Lake Forest mailing address is 25550 Commercentre Drive, Lake Forest, California 92630. 

Phone:  (949) 461-3400.  FAX (949) 461-3511.

 

 

CERTIFICATION:  I, Stephanie D. Smith, City Clerk of the City of Lake Forest, California, hereby certify that the foregoing agenda was posted for public review on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Stephanie D. Smith, CMC

City Clerk