CITY OF LAGUNA WOODS CALIFORNIA
CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
November 17, 2004
Mayor Ring called the Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City of Laguna Woods to order at 2:00 p.m.
Councilmember McLaughlin led the Flag salute.
III. ROLL CALL
COUNCILMEMBERS PRESENT: Bouer, Hack, McLaughlin, Ross, Ring
STAFF PRESENT: City Manager Keane; City Attorney Biggs; City Clerk Condon; Assistant City Manager Reilly
Mayor Ring reported this will be Councilmember McLaughlin’s last meeting and thanked her for all her hard work and stated the meeting would be dedicated to her. Duane Cave, representing the South Orange County Chambers of Commerce and Southern California Gas thanked Councilwoman McLaughlin for her work on behalf of the residents of Laguna Woods.
No changes to the agenda.
Moved by Mayor Pro Tem Ross, seconded by Councilmember McLaughlin, and carried unanimously to approve the City Proclamations 6.1 – 6.2.
6.1 Proclamation – Human Rights Day – December 10, 2004
6.2 Commendation – Pearl Harbor Day – December 7, 2004
VII. CONSENT CALENDAR
Moved by Mayor Pro Tem Ross, seconded by Councilmember Hack, and carried unanimously to approve Consent Calendar items 7.1 through 7.5.
7.1 Approved City Council Minutes from the special meeting of October 20, 2004 and the regular meeting of October 20, 2004.
7.2 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.
7.3 Received and filed October 2004 monthly Treasurer’s Report and Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2004-05 Treasurer’s Report.
7.4 Approved the November 17, 2004 Warrant Register in the amount of $315,896.41.
7.5 Notice of Completion – Moulton Parkway Pavement Rehabilitation Project.
VIII. PUBLIC HEARINGS
10.1 Electronic Waste & Universal Waste Grant and Collection Program
The City has received a grant of $105,620.50 from the California Integrated Waste Management Board to collect E-Waste and universal waste (U-Waste), which includes stereo consoles, telephones, microwave ovens, coffee makers and other small to medium sized appliances. Effective February 8, 2006, state law (SB 20) will categorize all U-Waste as hazardous waste.
The City’s grant application proposed a program designed to work within the parameters of the existing door-to-door E-Waste collection program. Of the $105,620.50 awarded, $85,620 is budgeted for collection, $13,000 is allocated for education and publicity, including flyers and surveys, $4,500 is budgeted for consultant assistance and $2,500 is provided for staff time. The grant period is for 31 months.
The Community Services Committee voted unanimously to recommend the City Council accept the grant and approve group collections and limit E-Waste and U-Waste collection to smaller items, and not include large appliances like refrigerators and stoves. Council consensus was to only collect smaller items.
Moved by Councilmember Hack, seconded by Councilmember Bouer, and carried unanimously to approve accepting the 13th Cycle HHW grant for $105,620.50 from the California Integrated Waste Management Board and appropriate $50,000 from this grant to fund a program of door-to-door collection of Electronic Waste (E-Waste) and Universal Waste (U-Waste) in FY 04/05 that includes:
* Monthly E-Waste/U-Waste group collection from September 2004 through June 2005;
* Continued collection of E-Waste with HHW;
* Program marketing materials; and
* Consultant assistance.
10.2 2005 Community Services Grant Awards
A public notice inviting applications for grants was published in the Leisure World News on July 29, 2004 and application packets were mailed to non-profit organizations that requested information. Eleven non-profit or not-for-profit organizations requested community services grant application packets and nine applications were received by the August 31, 2004 deadline.
On October 27, 2004 the Community Services Committee reviewed applications for grant funding and made recommendations for $115,000 in awards.
Moved by Councilmember Hack, seconded by Councilmember Bouer, and carried unanimously to approve the following:
City Attorney Biggs reported everything is fine.
XII. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Mayor Ring moved the Public Comments prior to the Committee Reports.
Richard Dickson, Lake Forest City Councilmember requested the City’s support in his candidacy for the OCTA 5th District seat.
XII. COMMITTEE REPORTS
12.1 El Toro Reuse Planning Authority (Councilmember Hack)
Councilmember Hack reported on issues that keep the airport battle from ending.
12.2 Orange County Corridor Authorities (Councilmember Hack)
Councilmember Hack reported there was nothing new to report.
12.3 Vector Control District (Councilmember Bouer)
Councilmember Bouer reported that with the cooler weather, there have been fewer mosquitos. He reported the Vector Control will appoint new members.
12.4 Library Board (Councilmember McLaughlin)
Councilmember McLaughlin reported there was no meeting.
12.5 Orange County Fire Authority (Mayor Pro Tem Ross)
Mayor Pro Tem Ross reported the next meeting will be tomorrow.
12.6 Laguna Canyon Foundation (Mayor Ring)
Mayor Ring provided a brief update on issues.
12.7 Coastal Greenbelt Authority (Mayor Ring)
Mayor Ring reported the Coastal Greenbelt Authority was now meeting.
XIII. CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Council recessed into Closed Session at 2:45 p.m.
Council reconvened in open session at 4:53 p.m. Councilmember Bouer was not present.
There was no reportable action on items A and C. Item B was addressed under the City Manager’s Report (Cont.)
15.1 Employee Compensation
Moved by Councilmember McLaughlin, seconded by Councilmember Hack, and carried unanimously to adopt Resolution No. 04-21 entitled:
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAGUNA WOODS, CALIFORNIA, RESCINDING RESOLUTION NO. 03-27 AND ESTABLISHING A COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR CITY EMPLOYEES
The meeting was adjourned at 4:55 p.m. An Adjourned Regular Meeting of the City Council will be held at 2:00 p.m.December 1, 2004 at LagunaWoodsCity Hall, 24264 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, CA
SUSAN M. CONDON, City Clerk
Adopted: December 22, 2004
ROBERT B. RING, Mayor