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File #: 18-0492    Version: 1
Type: Consent - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 12/4/2018 Final action:
Title: Resolution No. 18-0160 Approving an Updated Agreement Between the City of Manhattan Beach and the Oceanographic Teaching Station to Occupy and Operate the Roundhouse Aquarium at the End of the Manhattan Beach Pier (Public Works Director Katsouleas). ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 18-0160
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 18-0160, 2. Agreement - Oceanographic Teaching Station (Final), 3. Agreement - Oceanographic Teaching Station (Redline)
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Stephanie Katsouleas, Public Works Director

SUBJECT:Title
Resolution No. 18-0160 Approving an Updated Agreement Between the City of Manhattan Beach and the Oceanographic Teaching Station to Occupy and Operate the Roundhouse Aquarium at the End of the Manhattan Beach Pier (Public Works Director Katsouleas).
ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 18-0160
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Council adopt Resolution No. 18-0160 approving an updated Agreement (Attachment) between the City of Manhattan Beach and the Oceanographic Teaching Station (OTS) to occupy and operate the Roundhouse Aquarium at the end of the Manhattan Beach pier.
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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
The fiscal implications associated with approving this amendment include costs already budgeted and paid by the City for fire, water and electrical service in support of the Pier and Roundhouse Aquarium (approximately $22,500 annually).

BACKGROUND:
Since 1980, OTS has occupied most of the Roundhouse, located at the end of Manhattan Beach pier, to teach students and visitors about marine life and the environment. OTS has hosted both onsite and mobile classrooms for students throughout Los Angeles County for decades. In 2005, the City of Manhattan Beach and OTS entered into a new, updated agreement to continue occupying the Roundhouse and operating the aquarium as it had done for 25 years.

On July 19, 2016, another Agreement between the City, OTS and the Harrison Greenberg Foundation was executed to undertake a complete renovation of the aquarium, spearheaded by the generous support of the Harrison Greenberg Foundation. That renovation work, which began in earnest this past January, is now complete. It included an expansion of the Roundhouse Aquarium into the caf? area, installation of new modernized marine/aquarium equipment, relocation...

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