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• <br /> PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT <br /> FOR BUILDING AND SAFETY SERVICES <br /> THIS AGREEMENT is made and entered into this 16 day of <br /> MAY 2000, by and between the CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, <br /> hereinafter referred to as "CITY", and CHARLES ABBOTT ASSOCIATES, INC., <br /> hereinafter referred to as "CONSULTANT". <br /> RECITALS <br /> City wishes to use the professional services of Consultant to provide <br /> building and safety consulting services to City on an as-needed basis; and, <br /> Consultant has represented that it has a unique and specialized <br /> knowledge and understanding of, and experience with, plan check, permit <br /> issuance, inspection and enforcement of the Uniform Administrative, Building, <br /> Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical Codes as adopted by Rancho Palos Verdes <br /> Municipal Code Chapter 15.18, and is qualified to perform said services for City; <br /> and, <br /> IN CONSIDERATION of the foregoing recitals and the covenants <br /> hereinafter set forth, the parties hereto mutually agree as follows: <br /> ARTICLE I <br /> SCOPE OF CONSULTANT'S SERVICES <br /> Consultant shall, in a professional and timely manner, perform the <br /> following services, when requested by the City, by or under the direct supervision <br /> of the certified building official: <br /> A. Plan Check: Review building and development plans for conformance with <br /> the Uniform Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical Code, City <br /> Ordinances and other requirements as set by City Departments, as well as <br /> arranging for reviews by other responsible agencies, as appropriate. Plan <br /> check services may be provided either through the contractor's own <br /> employees or by firms previously approved by the City. Unless there are <br /> exceptional circumstances, first plan check of residential construction shall <br /> be completed within two weeks of submittal; subsequent checks shall be <br /> completed within one week of re-submittal. <br /> B. Permit Issuance: Issue building permits when all City requirements and <br /> State law are met. Office hours for the Building Inspectors shall be <br /> established by the Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement to <br /> optimize service to the public. All Building Inspectors shall be available to <br /> the public at the counter and on the telephone from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM <br />