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10/26/1953�) SPECIAL CALIF D MEETING -City Hall, Monday,'Oct. 26, 1953. 7:30 P.M. The City Council met in Special Session; Mayor Fred H.Lucksinger presiding. Paul W.Davis it was moved that Officer Rogers Present: Nels Beck, Paul W.Davis, hichard E. Gragg, Kenneth W. Jones, Fred H.Lucksinger of $300 per month, effective Nov. 1, 1953. Absent: None On motion of Nels Beck, seconded by Claims against the City for the month of October were ordered paid subject to Mary the approval of the heads of the respective departments and the Mayor. At this time Oh motion of Richard E. Gragg, seconded by Kenneth W.Jones, the following con- ' tract payments were ordered paid: Walter J. Schmid -. CHORRO STREET BRIDGE WIDENING - Estimate #2- $ 3710.55 W.M. Lyles Co. - OLD MORRO ROAD WATERLINE - Estimate #1 - 2808.61 Estimate #2 ( rinal) 312.07 it Change Order #1 - ( increase ) 123.18 A.O. Johnson - OSOS STREET IMP. ( Curb & Gutter) - Estimate 1 586.80 (Final) 65.20 "Change Order #1 - ( Increase ) 92.00 W.M. Lyles Co. - VICTORIA STREET AT ALEXANDER WATERLINE Estimate No. 1 - 3$$.80 " No. 2 - (Final) 43.20 " Change Order #1 - (Increase ) 72.00 A.Madonna - FOOTHILL BLVD. STREET IMP.417 - Estimate No. 1 21102$•59 The request of Walter J. Schmid for extension of time ( 10 days) for completion. of the Chorro Street Bridge Widening was granted on motion of Nels Beck, seconded by Richard E. Gragg. The City Clerk reported the following bids were received on WATERLINE REPLACEMENTS, City Plan 53 -17, on Oct: 23, 1953 at 3 P.M.: Bid No.l - W.M.Lyles Co. 122017.05 Bid No. 2 - L.E. Webb Constr. Co. 13,0$$.75 Bid No. 3 - Ochs & Son 15,567.50 On motion of Kenneth W.Jones, seconded by Nels Beck, the bid was awarded to W.M.Lyles Co. in the amount of $12,017.05 on recommendation of Paul W.Davis, Commissioner of Public Works. On motion of Richard E.Gragg, seconded by Fred H.Lucksinger, Mrs. Ladonna Chiappino was employed as a replacement for Mrs. Lanea Allen who is leaving after the first of the year. This is only a replacement for training and not an addition to the staff in the collector's office. On motion of Nels Beck, seconded by Paul W.Davis it was moved that Officer Rogers be rehired by the Police._Dept., at a salary of $300 per month, effective Nov. 1, 1953. On motion of Nels Beck, seconded by Richard E.Gragg, a refund for dog license fee was authorized to Mary E. Crawforl 171 Del Norte Way, San Luis Obispo. Motion carried. At this time the City Council held the first Public Hearing on the Proposed ' Business License Ordinance. This ordinance was read, article by article and the Follow- ing comments or complaints were requested by the public attending the meeting: Mr. Bill West, owner of the "Spudnuts" requested classification of wholesale and retail business with reference to his business, which is primarily "retail; but he does a small amount of wholesale business. ' Mr. Freeman , of Freeman Sign Service, wanted to know the justification for doubling license fees onsign painters, from $12.50 per year to $25.00 per year, particularly, on one man's business, when the man does how own work. Mr. Sam Coull , requested information relative to Service Stations, whether they must have additional license for selling batteries, tires and other auto Supplies, or would it all come under the "Service Station License "? Mr.Douglas Carpenter asked if the major businesses would cover any additional minor 1 1 II LJ 1 activities carried on by the same owner on the same owner on the same premises or would this business come under separate section of the ordinance. Mr. Banning Garrett replied, that the intent of the business license committee was that the main or major business would carry the tax, when under the same classification. In cases where businesses are of a similar nature, the collector may group gross receipts as a unit. When businesses are not similar, then separate licenses would be necessary. Mr. Wood , Manager , Pacific Gas and Electric, protested that section 28 of the Proposed Ordinance, was in Effect, double taxation on his company, as the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. presently pays to the city, a Franchise tax for the privilege of doing business in the city. Mr. Wood presented the following amendment for the final paragraph of section 2$s- "provided, however, that the terms of this ordinance shall not be deemed nor construed to apply to any public utility which makes an annual payment to the city under a franchise or similar agreement." Mr. Fred Hamlin , requests clarification of section 25 regarding three year limitation on professional practice, before the increase to $40.00 per year. Mr. Morganti , of Morganti Liquor Co. asked if his grosswould include alcoholic beverages or riot. He was informed that he was already taxed by the State Board of Equalization and that the city would only tax his non - alcoholic products. Mrs. McClure of the Los Osos Vendors, asked for clarification for section 35 regarding vending machines,- she wanted to know whether she had to pay a full year's license each time a vending or music machine was changed, also, she asked that when a vending machine was placed in a location for less than one year, would the license be prorated? Mayor Lucksinger stated that this would be studied by the Council. Mr. Frank Cheda requested that section 30 be amended by adding "dressmaking" in the home on a part time basis. This was taken under advisement by the Council. Mr.Freeman, of the Freeman Sign Co. protested the high rate imposed by section 38, advertising by "posting ". Same was referred to the Council for study. Mayor Lucksinger announced that the second Public Hearing would be held on Monday, November 2, 1953• At this time, Mrs. Cottnam appeared before the Council to lodge a complaint on Mr. Bennie Bettencourt, City Poundkeeper, as on Oct. 13, 1953, a child of Mrs. Young, at 669 Chorro St. was bitten by a cat, and the attending physician requested that the police pick up and place the cat inthe pound for observation. When Mr. Bettencourt arrived, he did not attempt to pick up the cat, but left a large box so that the childreh could place the cat inthe box, to be picked up later. He later returned with a lariat and attempted to lasso the.cat, and this was unsuccessful,- the cat later, was taken to a veterinary and died on Monday, Oct. 20, 1953• Mrs. Cottnam stated that Mr. Bettencourt was very un= cooperative with Mrs. Young. This complaint was referred to Mr. Nels Beck, Commissioner of Public Health and Safety for investigation. On motion of Paul W.Davis, seconded by Fred Lucksinger, the meeting adjourned. Approved this ,`7 day of;. x,4&r.;X ity.Clerk 53