Local Agency Formation Commission

Regular Meeting Agenda

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

9:00 a.m.

 

Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, Room 381B

Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration

500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles 90012

 

 

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1.         CALL MEETING TO ORDER.

 
2.         Pledge of Allegiance will be led by VICE Chairman BEATRICE PROO.

 

3.         HEARINGS

           
a.         County Sanitation District No. 20, Annexation 51 - 48.410 acres located on 37th Street East, approximately1300 feet south of Avenue S, in the City of Palmdale.  The landowners are Pardee Construction Co. (Theodore J. Cullen, V.P/Rosemary Bonnevie, Asst. V.P.), and numerous individual owners.

b.         County Sanitation District No. 21, Annexation No. 646 - 39.492 acres located approximately one mile easterly from its intersection with Diamond Bar Blvd., and the Orange Freeway, in the City of Diamond Bar. The landowner is LLC Windmill, Inc.


c.         County Sanitation District No. 26, Annexation No. 325 - four parcels totaling 22.519 acres located near Sierra Highway, approximately 3000 feet northeasterly of its intersection with Soledad Canyon Road, in the City of Santa Clarita. 

d.         County Sanitation District No. 26, Annexation No. 329 - 499.002 acres located approximately one mile easterly of the intersection of Plum Canyon Road and Bouquet Canyon Road, in the unincorporated Sand Canyon area of Los Angeles County.  The landowner is Shappell-Monteverde Partnership, a California GP (By Shapell Industries, Inc., Nathan Shapell, Pres., Margaret Leong, V.P.)

 e.         County Sanitation District No. 26, Annexation No. 330 - 63.933 acres located on Sierra Highway near its intersection with Rainbow Glen, in the City of Santa Clarita. The Landowners are Draper Partners (Robert Cristiano) and Zephr Newhall, LP (Henry Heeber, III, General Partner).

4.         SPECIAL ITEMS

a.                   Approve amendment to the Commission’s Conflict of Interest Code to incorporate by reference, the Fair Political Practices Commission Regulation 18730 (2 California Code of Regulations, Section 18730).

 

b.                  Approve Minutes of the meeting held January 22, 2003.

 

c.                   Acknowledge Commissioner DiGiuseppe's reappointment to LAFCO, by the Los Angeles County

Board of Supervisors, for a four-year term of office expiring May 1, 2006.

 

d.                  Dates and locations for the upcoming CALAFCO Clerks Workshop, Staff Workshop and Annual Conference.

5.         PUBLIC COMMENT

 

This is the opportunity for members of the public to address the Commission on items that are not on the posted agenda, provided that the subject matter is within the jurisdiction of the Commission.  Speakers are reminded of the three-minute time limitation.

 

6.         FUTURE MEETINGS

February 26, 2003
March 12, 2003

7.         NEW BUSINESS

 

This is the opportunity for commissioners to discuss matters not on the Posted Agenda (to be discussed and upon Commission approval placed on the Agenda for action at a future meeting).

 

8.         ADJOURMENT MOTION

 

 


STAFF REPORT

 

FEBRUARY 12, 2003

 

ANNEXATION NO. 51 TO

COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT NO. 20

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 3A

 

 

The following is an inhabited annexation initiated by County Sanitation District No. 20 of Los Angeles County at the request of the Pardee Construction Company.

 

The annexation proposal encompasses 48.410 acres of territory located on 37th Street East, approximately 1,300 feet south of Avenue S, in the City of Palmdale.  The territory is currently under construction as 197 single-family homes.  To date, several of the homes have closed escrow.

 

This request will allow the landowners to receive offsite sewage disposal service for the project.  The territory is tributary to the County Sanitation District No. 21's 12-inch diameter 35th Street East Extension No. 2 Trunk Sewer in 35th Street at Avenue S, approximately one-fourth of a mile north.  The District estimates that the subject territory will discharge an average flow 0.0512 mgd (0.266 cfs peak flow) into a sewer with available capacity of 1.2 cfs (peak flow).

 

The City of Palmdale, as lead agency, has adopted a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project and has determined that the project will not have a significant impact on the environment.

 

The proposed annexation is consistent with the adopted sphere of influence of Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 20.

 

All affected agencies have agreed to the negotiated exchange of property tax revenues.


CONCLUSION

 

Pardee Construction Company has consented in writing to the property being annexed to the district.  The owners of the homes that have closed escrow were given written notification of the proceedings.  As of this writing, staff has not received any written objections.

 

The County Sanitation Districts have determined that, based on the information provided by the property owners, the district's sewerage facilities have or, in accordance with current policy, will have adequate capacity to collect, treat, and dispose of the wastewater anticipated to be generated as a result of the proposed annexation.  Actual sewer hook-up will not be allowed until payment of the connection fee and shall be subject to all circumstances then existent including the availability of capacity.


RECOMMENDED ACTION

 
1.        Acting in its role as a responsible agency with respect to Annexation No. 51, and under State CEQA Guidelines Section 15096, LAFCO certifies that it has independently considered and reached its own conclusions regarding the environmental effects of the project and the mitigated negative declaration adopted by the City of Palmdale and has determined that the document adequately addresses the environmental impacts of the project.  LAFCO finds that it has complied with the requirements of CEQA with respect to the process for a responsible agency, and hereby adopts by reference the negative declaration, including mitigation measures and findings previously prepared by the lead agency, in connection with its approval of the project.

 
2.         Adopt Resolution Making Determinations and Approving Annexation No. 51 to County Sanitation District No. 20.

 
3.         Provide that the annexation shall be subject to the following term and condition: 

The property so annexed shall be subject to the payment of such service charges, assessments or taxes as the County Sanitation District may legally impose.

 4.         Pursuant to Government Code Section 57002, set March 26, 2003 at 9:00 a.m., as the date for commission protest proceedings.


STAFF REPORT

 

FEBRUARY 12, 2003

 

ANNEXATION NO. 646 TO

COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT NO. 21

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 3B

 

 

The following is an uninhabited annexation initiated by County Sanitation District No. 21 of Los Angeles County at the request of the landowners.

 

Annexation No. 646 takes in 39.492 acres located approximately one mile easterly from the intersection of Diamond Bar Boulevard and the Orange Freeway, in the City of Diamond Bar. 

 

The territory consists of Tract Map 48487 and Tract Map 50314.  Lots 3 through 15 of Tract 48487 are owned by LLC Windmill, Inc.  The owner proposes to develop Tract 48487 as fourteen single-family homes.  Lot 1 of TM 48487 consists of an existing single-family home owned by Nam Hyung Kim; and Lot 2 is a vacant parcel owned by Tsun-Chih Chu.  Tract Map 50314, also owned by LLC Windmill, Inc., will be developed as nine single-family homes.

 

This request will allow the landowners to receive offsite sewage disposal service for the subject parcels.  The territory is tributary to the County Sanitation District No. 21's 18‑inch diameter Diamond Bar Trunk Sewer in Brea Canyon Road at Via Sorella, approximately 1½ miles north.  The District estimates that the subject areas will discharge an average flow 0.0062 mgd (0.04 cfs peak flow) into a sewer with available capacity of 11.0 cfs (peak flow).

 

The City of Diamond Bar, as lead agency, has determined that its June 2, 1992 and March 3, 1998 approval of the Final Environmental Impact Reports for TM 50314 and TM 48487, respectively, are acceptable for consideration of the proposals, since there have been no substantial changes over the years.

 

The proposed annexation is consistent with the adopted sphere of influence of Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 21.

 

All affected agencies have agreed to the negotiated exchange of property tax revenues.


CONCLUSION

 

All owners of real property within the boundaries of the territory to be annexed have consented in writing to their properties being annexed to the district. 

 

The County Sanitation Districts have determined that, based on the information provided by the property owners, the district's sewerage facilities have or, in accordance with current policy, will have adequate capacity to collect, treat, and dispose of the wastewater anticipated to be generated as a result of the proposed annexations.  Actual sewer hook-up will not be allowed until payment of the connection fee and shall be subject to all circumstances then existent including the availability of capacity.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION

 
1.      Acting in its role as a responsible agency with respect to Annexation No.646, and under State CEQA Guidelines Section 15096, LAFCO certifies that it has independently considered and reached its own conclusions regarding the environmental effects of the project and the Final Environmental Impact Reports (FEIRs), adopted by the City of Diamond Bar and has determined that the documents adequately address the environmental impacts of the project.  LAFCO finds that it has complied with the requirements of CEQA with respect to the process for a responsible agency, and hereby adopts by reference the FEIRs, including statement of overriding considerations and mitigation measures, previously prepared by the lead agency, in connection with its approval of the project.

 

2.         Find that all owners of land have given their written consent to the change of organization, and the affected agencies have consented to the waiver of protest proceedings, and pursuant to Government Code section 56663, waive the          requirement for protest proceedings in its entirety.

 
3.         Adopt Resolution Making Determinations and Approving and Ordering Annexation No.646 to County Sanitation District No. 21.

 
4.         Provide that the annexation shall be subject to the following term and condition:

 

The property so annexed shall be subject to the payment of such service charges, assessments or taxes as the County Sanitation District may legally impose.


STAFF REPORT

 

FEBRUARY 12, 2002

 

ANNEXATION NO. 325 TO

COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT NO. 26

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 3C

 

 

The following is an inhabited annexation to County Sanitation District No. 26 of Los Angeles County.  The territory consists of four parcels totaling 22.519 acres located near Sierra Highway approximately 3,000 feet northeasterly of its intersection with Soledad Canyon Road, in the City of Santa Clarita. 

 

The subject parcels encompass three existing single-family homes, two existing duplexes, an existing Elks Lodge, an existing restaurant, an existing 62-unit apartment complex and three vacant parcels.  No new development is proposed at this time.

 

The City of Santa Clarita, as lead agency, has determined that the projects consisting of the single-family homes, duplexes, Elks Lodge Club, restaurant, and apartment complex are exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines section 15319(a), because the areas contain existing structures developed to the density allowed by the current zoning. 

 

The vacant parcels are zoned Residential Moderate (RM) and Community Commercial (CC).  The land uses are consistent with the City of Santa Clarita's General Plan, and the land use impacts were addressed in the Environmental Impact Report approved by the city on June 25, 1991.  The City of Santa Clarita has determined that the EIR is still adequate, since there have been no modifications to the parcels or zoning, and no other environmental review is required.

 

This request will allow the landowners to receive offsite sewage disposal service for the subject territory.  Said territory is tributary to the District's 18-inch diameter Soledad Canyon Trunk Sewer in Soledad Canyon Road at Sierra Highway, approximately ¾ of a mile southwest.  The District estimates that the subject areas will discharge an average flow 0.0184 mgd (0.11 cfs peak flow) into a sewer with available capacity of 4.0 cfs (peak flow).

 

The proposed annexation is consistent with the adopted sphere of influence of Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 26.

 

All affected agencies have agreed to the negotiated exchange of property tax revenues.



CONCLUSION

 

The County Sanitation Districts have determined that, based on the information provided by the property owners, the district's sewerage facilities have or, in accordance with current policy, will have adequate capacity to collect, treat, and dispose of the wastewater anticipated to be generated as a result of the proposed annexation.  Actual sewer hook-up will not be allowed until payment of the connection fee and shall be subject to all circumstances then existent including the availability of capacity.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION

 
1.      Acting in its role as a responsible agency with respect to Annexation No. 325, and under State CEQA Guidelines Section 15096, LAFCO finds that:

 

The proposed annexation as it relates to the existing structures is categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines sections 15319(a); and

 

LAFCO has independently considered and reached its own conclusions regarding the environmental effects as they relate to the vacant parcels and the Final Environmental Impact Report adopted by the City of Santa Clarita, and has determined that the document adequately addresses the environmental impacts of the project.  LAFCO finds that it has complied with the requirements of CEQA with respect to the process for a responsible agency, and hereby adopts by reference the Environmental Impact Report previously prepared by the lead agency, in connection with its approval of the project.

 
2.         Adopt Resolution Making Determinations and Approving Annexation No. 325 to County Sanitation District No. 26.

 
3.         Provide that the annexation shall be subject to the following term and condition:

The property so annexed shall be subject to the payment of such service charges, assessments or taxes as the County Sanitation District may legally impose.

4.         Pursuant to Government Code Section 57002, set March 26, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. as the date for commission protest proceedings.

 


STAFF REPORT

 

FEBRUARY 12, 2003

 

ANNEXATION NO. 329 TO

COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT NO. 26

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 3D

 

 

The following is an uninhabited annexation initiated by County Sanitation District No. 26 of Los Angeles County at the request of the landowner.

 

Annexation No. 329 consists of 499.002 acres located approximately one mile easterly from the intersection of Plum Canyon Road and Bouquet Canyon Road, in the unincorporated Los Angeles County area of Bouquet Canyon. 

 

The territory consists of Tract Map 46018 owned by Shappell-Monteverde Partnership, A California General Partnership.  The developer proposes to develop Tract 46018 as 936 single-family homes, 982 condominiums, a commercial lot, a fire station and a park site.  The site has been approved for Residential Planned Development (RPD) 20,000-2.4U, RPD 5,000-6.2U, RPD 6,000-7.5U, RPD 6,000-5.9U, RPD 5,000-2U, and A2-1 and C-2.

 

The land use in the surrounding territory is vacant to the north and east; existing single‑family dwellings are to the west and south; and there is a school to the west.

 

This request will allow the landowners to receive offsite sewage disposal service for the proposed development.  The subject territory is tributary to the District's 12-inch diameter Bouquet Canyon Relief Trunk Sewer in Bouquet Canyon Road at Festividad Drive, approximately three miles northeast.  The District estimates that the subject areas will discharge an average flow 0.4853 mgd (2.0 cfs peak flow) into a sewer with available capacity of 12.5 cfs (peak flow).

 

Since there have been no major modifications to Tract No. 46018 and the density of the project has not changed, the County of Los Angeles, as lead agency, has determined that the Final Environmental Impact Report approved on December 1, 1988 is still adequate and no further environmental review is required.  In addition, the Department of Regional Planning granted a time extension for the tract map and associated permit to September 30, 2002.  The tract map recorded on September 25, 2002.

 

The proposed annexation is consistent with the adopted sphere of influence of Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 26.

 

All affected agencies have agreed to the negotiated exchange of property tax revenues.


 CONCLUSION

 

All owners of real property within the boundaries of the territory to be annexed have consented in writing to their properties being annexed to the district. 

 

The County Sanitation Districts have determined that, based on the information provided by the property owners, the district's sewerage facilities have or, in accordance with current policy, will have adequate capacity to collect, treat, and dispose of the wastewater anticipated to be generated as a result of the proposed annexations.  Actual sewer hook-up will not be allowed until payment of the connection fee and shall be subject to all circumstances then existent including the availability of capacity.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION

 
1.         Acting in its role as a responsible agency with respect to Annexation No. 329, and under State CEQA Guidelines Section 15096, LAFCO certifies that it has independently considered and reached its own conclusions regarding the environmental effects of the project and the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR), adopted by the County of Los Angeles and has determined that the document adequately addresses the environmental impacts of the project.  LAFCO finds that it has complied with the requirements of CEQA with respect to the process for a responsible agency, and hereby adopts by reference the FEIR, previously prepared by the lead agency, in connection with its approval of the project.

 

2.         Find that all owners of land have given their written consent to the change of organization, and the affected agencies have consented to the waiver of protest proceedings, and pursuant to Government Code section 56663, waive the          requirement for protest proceedings in its entirety.

 
3.         Adopt Resolution Making Determinations and Approving and Ordering Annexation No. 329 to County Sanitation District No. 26.

 
4.         Provide that the annexation shall be subject to the following term and condition:

 

The property so annexed shall be subject to the payment of such service charges, assessments or taxes as the County Sanitation District may legally impose.


STAFF REPORT

 

FEBRUARY 12, 2003

 

ANNEXATION NO. 330 TO

COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICT NO. 26

 

AGENDA ITEM NO. 3E

 

 

The following uninhabited annexation was initiated by County Sanitation District No. 26 of Los Angeles County at the request of the landowners.

 

Annexation No. 330 consists of approximately 63.933 acres located on Sierra Highway near its intersection with Rainbow Glen, in the City of Santa Clarita.  The Landowners are Draper Partners (Robert Cristiano) and Zephr Newhall, LP (Henry Heeber, III, General Partner).

 

This request will allow the landowners to receive offsite sewage disposal service for the proposed development of 148 single-family homes and a commercial lot.

 

The subject territory is tributary to the District's 18-inch diameter Soledad Canyon Trunk Sewer, Section 5 in Soledad Canyon Road at Sierra Highway, approximately two miles northeast.  The District estimates that the subject areas will discharge an average flow 0.0416 mgd (0.221 cfs peak flow) into a sewer with available capacity of 5.0 cfs (peak flow).

 

The City of Santa Clarita, as lead agency, has adopted a mitigated negative declaration for the commercial lot and an Environmental Impact Report for the proposed development of 148 single-family homes, and has determined that the environmental documents are adequate for consideration of the project.

 

The proposed annexation is consistent with the adopted sphere of influence of Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 26.

 

All affected agencies have agreed to the negotiated exchange of property tax revenues.

 

CONCLUSION

 

All owners of real property within the boundaries of the territory to be annexed have consented to their properties being annexed to the district. 

 

The County Sanitation Districts have determined that, based on the information provided by the property owner, the district's sewerage facilities have or, in accordance with current policy, will have adequate capacity to collect, treat, and dispose of the wastewater anticipated to be generated as a result of the proposed annexation.  Actual sewer hook-up will not be allowed until payment of the connection fee and shall be subject to all circumstances then existent including the availability of capacity.


RECOMMENDED ACTION

 
1.         Acting in its role as a responsible agency with respect to Annexation No. 330, and under State CEQA Guidelines Section 15096, LAFCO certifies that it has independently considered and reached its own conclusions regarding the environmental effects of the project and the Mitigated Negative Declaration and the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) adopted by the City of Santa Clarita and has determined that the documents adequately address the environmental impacts of the project.  LAFCO finds that it has complied with the requirements of CEQA with respect to the process for a responsible agency, and hereby adopts by reference the FEIR and the mitigated negative declaration previously prepared by the lead agency, in connection with its approval of the project.


2.         Find that all owners of land have given their written consent to the change of organization, and all affected agencies have consented to the waiver of protest proceedings, and pursuant to Government Code section 56663, waive the requirement for protest proceedings in its entirety.


3.         Adopt Resolution Making Determinations and Approving and Ordering Annexation No. 330 to County Sanitation District No. 26.

 
4.         Provide that the annexation shall be subject to the following term and condition:

 

The property so annexed shall be subject to the payment of such service charges, assessments or taxes as the County Sanitation District may legally impose.


 [CC1]The properties SHALL BE SUBJECT to these!!!

 [CC2]County departments are never lead agencies, they do everything in the name of the County.