•Approval of a request to remove 459 High Drive from the city's Historic Register.
The owner applied to have the house put on the register in November 2011, but in April requested the house be removed because she had not realized the extent of involvement and believes the process infringes on her privacy.
•Formal notification to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that the city supports removal of the Laguna Beach Dudleya from Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
Laguna Greenbelt Inc. and Laguna Canyon Foundation had no objections to the removal.
•An $837,400 contract awarded to Orion Construction Corp. for construction of Rockledge Sewer System Improvements and a contract not to exceed $39,500 with DMR Team to provide construction services for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the project.
•Installation of "Warriors United" and Colors of the Canyon" on Broadway and contracts with artists Cheryl Ekstrom and Marsh Scott to create and install the works
Pulled for discussion:
•Second reading of an ordinance that amended the municipal code related to second residential units and a request for California Coastal Commission certification. Approved 4-1, Iseman opposed.
Iseman opposed the ordinance because it lacked Design Review Board oversight. Resident Chris Prelitz also opposed the lack of oversight.
REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS
Items require separate discussion and citizen input, if desired, before the council makes a determination.
Weed abatement assessments, approved 5-0
The council approved the addition to property owners' tax bills of city-expended funds to remove weeds from their properties The total amount came to $14,592.39, with $1,168,95 the highest individual assessment and $202.15 the lowest, including labor, debris removal and administration fees.
Commission gets building height limit request, approved 5-0
Mayor Pro Tem Verna Rollinger's request to re-adopt the 36-foot height limit on buildings in town was referred to the Planning Commission for consideration.
The specific verbiage was eliminated when an ordinance was adopted in 2008 that set heights for every zone in the city.
State law requires the Planning Commission to consider zoning ordinance amendments before the council can take action.