Public Works Commission

AGENDA

PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION
CITY OF HUNTINGTON BEACH

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 5:00 PM

City Council Chambers

2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA  92648

A. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL           Herbel, Kirkorn, McGovern, O’Connell, Rivera, Siersema, Spencer

B. PRESENTATIONS-COMMENDATIONS C. MINUTES


Minutes of February 17, 2010

D. ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Public Comments – the Public Works Commission welcomes public comments on all items on this agenda or of community interest.  Three minutes per person, time may not be donated to others.  Commission on this date can take no action on any item not on the agenda.  This is the time to address Commission regarding items of interest or agenda items other than public hearings.  Communications on agenda items will be scheduled such that public comments may be received as close to 5:00 p.m. as possible.

E. DIRECTOR’S ITEMS

E-1. City of Huntington Beach Strategic Plan - Travis Hopkins will present an overview of the January 2010 Strategic Planning Retreat.

F. INFORMATION ITEMS

F-1.  Active Capital Project Report - An update on active capital projects is presented for the Commission's information.  Project information, including description, location maps and funding sources can be found in the FY 2009/10 Capital Improvement Program notebook, or on the city's website under Government, Current Budget information.  

F-2.   Upcoming City Council Study Sessions - The City Council conducts public Study Sessions on the evenings of City Council meetings, normally beginning at 4:00 p.m., in Room B-8.  A tentative listing of upcoming sessions is submitted for the Commission’s information.   

G. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS

G-1. Safe Routes to School project in the Vicinity of Spring View Middle School (CC-1367)- Plans and specifications are in final preparation for the installation of traffic and pedestrian-related safety improvements in the vicinity of Spring View Middle School.  Upon approval from the Director of Public Works they will be ready for bid. Staff is seeking support for the project and the initiation of the competitive bid process.

Funding Source:  Funds in the amount of $341,000 are appropriated for construction in Safe Routes to School, Traffic Improvements, Account No. 87890005.82700.  Funding is $306,900 in grant funds from the state Safe Routes to School program with matching local Measure M funds of $34,100.  The engineer's cost estimate for this project is $315,000.

Recommended Action:   Motion to support the initiation of the competitive bid process and to recommend to the City Council the proposed Safe Routes to School project in the vicinity of Spring View School.

G-2. - Fair Share Traffic Impact Fee Program Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2008/09 - In accordance with Section 17.65.130 of the Huntington Beach Municipal Code (HBMC), the Public Works Department is required to prepare an annual report of the status of the Fair Share Traffic Impact Fee Program for the City Council.  The process also provides an opportunity for the Public Works Commission to review revenues and expenditures under the program.

Funding Sourc:: No funding is required for the recommended action.

Recommended Action:  Recommend approval of the 2008/09 Traffic Impact Fee Annual Report to the City Council.

G-3 Planned Local Drainage Facilities Fund Annual Compliance Report Fiscal Year 2008/09 - In accordance with Section 14.48 of the Huntington Beach Municipal Code (HBMC), the Public Works Department is required to prepare an annual report of the status of the Planned Local Drainage Facility Fund (Drainage Fund) for the City Council. The process provides an opportunity for the Public Works Commission to review planned projects, revenues and expenditures under the program.

Funding Source: No funding is required for this action.

Recommended Action:   Motion to recommend to the City Council the approval of the Planned Local Drainage Facility Fund Compliance Report for Fiscal Year 2008/09.

G-4 Sanitary Sewer Facilities Fund Annual Compliance Report Fiscal Year 2008/09 - In accordance with Section 14.36 of the Huntington Beach Municipal Code (HBMC), the Public Works Department is required to prepare an annual report of the status of the Sanitary Sewer Facilities Fund (Sanitary Sewer Fund) for the City Council. The process provides an opportunity for the Public Works Commission to review planned projects, revenues and expenditures under the program.  

Funding Source: No funding is required for this action.

Recommended Action: Motion to recommend to the City Council the approval of the Annual Sanitary Sewer Facilities Fund Compliance Report for Fiscal Year 2008/09.

H. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

I. COMMISSION AND STAFF COMMENTS

J. ADJOURNMENT

 

NEXT PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION MEETING

April 21, 2010, 5:00 p.m. City Council Chambers