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01/29/1968MINUTES ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL January 29, 1968 - 7:00 P.M. CITY HALL Invocation was by the Reverend Iverson of the Presbyterian Church. Roll Call Present: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel City Staff Present: R. D. Young, Planning Director; J. H. Fitzpatrick, City Clerk; W. E. Flory, Park and Recreation Director; H. Johnson, City Attorney; R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer; D. F. Romero, City Engineer; E. L. Rodgers, Police Chief; E. P. Thompson, Director,•Water Department. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Miller, the minutes of the meeting of January 15, 1968 were approved and amended by adding the names of the Chamber Committee Members to Item No. 2. Emmons Blake, Tom Gensler, Donald Q. Miller, Carl Hysen, Tom Stockton and Fran Wallace. Motion carried. 1. Communication from Chace Advertising Agency notifying the City Council that they did not wish to appear again before the City Council to make a presentation to handle the City's advertising program as they felt they had been very fairly treated by the City Council and by the Advertising Committee and felt that the Committee's decision in retaining Yambert- Freeman Agency should be accepted. Mr. Yambert, of Yambert - Freeman Advertising, appeared before the City Council and explained the purposes of advertising the community as a tourist attraction and stated that he and representatives of his firm had spent time in the San Luis ObisR area looking it over and felt that the area has tremendous assets that can be marketed.for tourist appreciation. Mr. E. Ball, of the Yambert- Freeman Agency, explained the approach his firm would use in advertising the City. He listed the newspapers and other publications that his firm would use in promoting this area. He also presented samples of the type of advertising they would try to handle for the City. He then presented a budget for an advertising campaign from February 1 to June 30, 1968. Mr. D. Freeman, of Yambert - Freeman Agency, explained methods used to evaluate the effect of the various media to be used by the agency in their promotion. He also gave the reasons why his firm was interested in representing the City of San Luis Obispo in advertising tourist attractions. He continued that after studying the area and potential here he felt that they would like to work for the City and felt they could represent the City in an excellent manner. Mr. Yambert then gave the background and experience of each member of his staff and the executives of his Agency. Councilman SDring'.left the-meeting due to a possible conflict of interest. ' Councilman Blake thanked the Yambert - Freeman staff for their presentation and stated that this was -the exact same presentation that had been presented to the Advertising Committee and that -he was appreciative of the fact that Yambert - Freeman had not changed their presentation in order to take advantage of various items brought up since the Committee meeting. Councilman Blake then stated he felt the Committee's recommendation to retain Yambert - Freeman agency was still valid and would so recommend. City Council Minutes January 29, 1968 Page 2 Councilman Gallagher stated that he appreciated Yambert - Freeman Agency making — their appearance before -the City Council and felt that after their presentation and the listing of the experience of their staff, that they would do a good job for the City. Mayor Whelchel stated that he had agreed originally with the majority recommendation of the Advertising Committee but felt that due to the split between the two Councilmen on the Advertising Committee that Yambert - Freeman should be allowed to make a presentation. On motion of Councilman Blake,. seconded by Councilman Gallagher, that the City retain Yambert- Freeman Agency to handle promotion for the period ending June 30, 1968. Motion carried. Councilman Miller voting no. Councilman Spring absent. Councilman Spring returned to his chair at the meeting. 2. Dennis Wheeler, developer, again appeared before the City Council regarding water extension to serve his duplex development at Hill and Lincoln Streets. Mr. Wheeler proposed that he only extend the water line from Hill Street to Broad and that the City pay for and hook up existing services in this one block area. He stated he did not feel that he should extend the line from Chorro to Hill Street to serve his small development. E. P. Thompson, Water Department Director, felt that the proposal of Mr. Wheeler was inadequate and that the prior action of the City Council was more than fair and that the developer should pay at least one half the cost of the extension as decided by the City Council. Jack Wainscott, Battalion Fire Chief, stated that at the present time fire flows in the general area of Lincoln, Hill, etc., are inadequate and that any developer ' should be required by the City to install adequate.water lines for fire protection as the developer would be adding extra fire exposures in the area. Councilman Blake stated that the City should bring the deficiencies of their water system up to standard in the whole area and not expect a small developer to pay the full cost of the water extension. D. Wheeler stated he did not feel that he should be required to bring the City's water system in this area up to standard. Mayor Whelchel agreed that the City cannot expect a single developer to contribute to cleaning up the deficiencies in the City's water system. Councilman Gallagher stated that he felt the action taken by the City Council at its January 15, 1968 meeting was extremely fair in offering to share the cost of the water line extension with the developer. He continued that he felt this would set a precedent in that in the past any other developer was required to extend to the nearest point of adequate service with no contribution by the City. E. McClennan, property owner, objected to being required to extend a water line from Chorro Street to serve his proposed development with adequate water and fire protection. He felt that this was a burden to the land and that the City should make all water extensions to the property lines. Councilman Blake suggested that possibly Mr. Wheeler could offer to put in the water main from Broad to Hill Street including a fire.hydrant and appurtenances at his expense and then have the City Water Department improve the line in Broad Street. Councilman Miller urged that the City Council follow the existing City ordinance regarding water connections and extensions to developers and subdividers. D. Wheeler thanked the City Council for its consideration and stated he would have to restudy the whole program of development to see if it would be feasible to proceed under these conditions. City Council Minutes January 29, 1968 Page 3 3. Communication from the San Luis Obispo Art Association requesting that the City Council grant them an extension of time for connecting their property to the under- ground utility system at 1010 Broad Street. They expect to open bids.for their new building at the first of February and would then connect their new facilities to the underground system. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the request was granted and extension to 4/21/68 for connection to the underground utilities system. Motion carried. 4. Communication from the Order of the Eastern Star requesting that the parking spaces between the alley next to the Gas Company Building and the corner of Marsh and Chorro.Streets on the east side be reserved for Organizational Officers for a meeting to be held on March 9, 1968 was approved on motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Spring, subject to cars using these spaces being marked at the organization's expense. Motion carried. 5. Communication from C. A. Maino regarding the proposed fountain to be placed in the intersection of Marsh and Higuera Streets. Mr. Maino stated he has a prior arrangement with the City of San Luis Obispo for access to Higuera and Marsh Street from west of the Freeway Bridge and that any improvement to this traffic island might hinder his movement to and from his property. He stated he would have no objection to landscaping of this property but would object to major improvements.which might be expensive for him to move in the future. Communication from Frank Truchan, purchaser of the C. A. Maino property at Marsh and Higuera Streets, asking that the City Council be aware of their access arrangements to Higuera and Marsh Streets and that if a fountain is developed in the traffic island they did not wish to be put to the expense of changing this construction, traffic signals, etc. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, presented background regarding the channelization island and stated that, in his opinion, the main body of the island would be needed for the forseeable future, therefore he could visualize no circumstances when the fountain would have to be removed, since removal of the main island would create serious traffic hazards. C. A. Maino appeared before the City Council and stated he felt that if the City would assume any additional cost in adjusting the traffic island when the property west of Higuera was developed, then he was sure that Mr. Polin and Mr. Truchan would have no objection to the City improving this area. Councilman Spring stated that he would agree to hold the property owners harmless of additional.cost if the fountain had to be moved to handle the traffic. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Spring, that the City proceed with their cooperation in the installation of the fountain and that the City would bear all costs of moving the fountain if relocation took place at a.later date. Motion carried. Councilman Miller voting no. 6. Communication from the State Department of Finance notifying the City Council that the official population as a result of the census completed in October 1967 was 26,576 persons in the City of San Luis Obispo. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Miller, the City was instructed to remove the names and addresses from the IBM cards containing the census data. Motion carried. 7. Communication from Mr. and Mrs. Don Gallock offering to sell the existing ten refuse receptacles to the City for the sum of $200.00 stating that they were no longer interested in operating this business. City Council Minutes January 29, 1968 Page 4 D. F. Romero, City Engineer, presented to the City Council information on other types of refuse containers made of concrete with exposed aggregate and metal liners for the refuse. Councilman Gallagher suggested that the matter of acquiring additional refuse containers for the downtown area be continued and taken up at budget time. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman.Gallagher, the City purchase I the existing ten refuse containers from the Gallocks at $200.00 total.price. Motion carried. 8. Communication from Councilman Donald Q. Miller bringing to the Council's attention the matter of City financial support to the Chamber of Commerce. Councilman Miller recommended that the City Council consider stopping all financial support to the Chamber and that the Chamber of Commerce be required to look to the business community for financial support. He further stated that the money saved from the Chamber operation could be used for more public service to the citizens of -the community. Councilman Miller continued that as far as advertising was concerned, he felt that if the Council were to decide on an advertising program that a local firm should be retained and not some organization whose office is outside the County of San Luis Obispo. He therefore recommended that the local advertising firm of Morgan- O'Daniels be retained to handle the advertising program for the City. Councilman Miller stated that this is has been thinking over this financial he feels the City Council should look budgeting future public funds for the Councilman Blake agreed that the City the Chamber particularly on growth of constant increase in City funds. not a new consideration by him and that he support of the Chamber for a long time and into this matter very thoroughly before Chamber of Commerce. Council should receive more information from the Chamber membership in relation to the. He stated he felt that the growth of the Chamber of Commerce should parallel the City's financial support. Councilman Gallagher stated that he felt the Chamber of Commerce was doing a good . job and felt that he would continue to support it. Fran Wallace, Executive Manager of the Chamber of Commerce, stated he was not prepared at this time to discuss these matters brought.up by the City Council but hoped that before any changes were made in City support that the City Council would meet with the Chamber Officers and review the program for City support. James Kimball, Past President of the Chamber of Commerce, stated he felt the Chamber was on a good financial footing, that it was growing and doing a good job for the public community. He suggested that the City Council meet with the Chamber of Commerce Executive Board and go over the proposed expenditures with them. Mr. Kimball reminded the City Council that many of the expenditures from the bed tax funds were funds expended for - support of other community programs not a part of the Chamber of Commerce but that they were always lumped together as Chamber of Commerce expenditures. Councilman Blake stated he also felt the Chamber was doing a good job, that the Chamber officers and City Council should get together and discuss problems of mutual interest. City Council Minutes January 29, 1968 . Page 5 Councilman Miller stated he still felt that there were areas that were not being taken care of by the Chamber that should be done if the City is expected to pick up the tab. Further, he did not feel that the Chamber is keeping the City informed through their Council on what is being done with public funds in areas such as tourist promotion, commercial and industrial development. Fran Wallace, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, reminded the City Council of the industrial reports he sends confidentially to the City Council on contacts of this nature. Councilman Spring asked Mr. Wallace why the City Council could not receive from the Chamber of Commerce the number of paid up members today and one year ago. He also asked why there is no continuity in the industrial report submitted by Mr. Wallace as to future contacts with the same industries. Councilman Spring stated that he will receive a letter regarding industry X and future letters from Mr. Wallace never mention this company again. He felt that each month a continual report on prior contacts should be carried until they notify the Chamber that they are no longer interested in this area. The subject of the Chamber of Commerce financial support was continued to budget discussions. 9. Traffic Committee Report of January 18, 1968. 68 -1 -1T. At the request of the City Council, the Traffic Committee has reviewed the proposal of the State to provide for channelization of traffic movements at South, Broad and Santa Barbara Streets. This involves quite a bit of red zoning and a nominal amount of expense in revising the electrical controls on the signals. At the next Council Meeting, Mr. Romero will review the cost factors and the red ' zones to be installed. We recommend that these changes be made. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, presented for the Council's consideration a plan - prepared in cooperation with the Division of Highways for modifying this inter- section to help traffic movements. He stated it would cost approximately $500 for this modification with the cost to be shared by the City and the State. 68 -1 -8T. In accordance with Council instructions, we have circulated questionnaires on Morro Street between Pacific and Pismo asking whether or not the people in this block would be agreeable to a two hour time limit on week days and Saturdays and a 36 minute time limit alongside the commercial establishments housed in the First American Title Company building. In view of the response, which was 4 to 1 in favor of the proposal, the Traffic Committee recommends that these time restricted zones be installed but that parking not be restricted between 3 and 5 A.M. These would be unmetered spaces. 68 -1 -9C. In accordance with the Council's request the Traffic Committee has studied the present need for the proposed traffic signals at Buchon and Pismo Streets-in connection with the one way street pair. After further consideration, we feel that the signals are badly needed on Buchon Street at Broad and at Osos, but we feel - that the signal at Pismo and Santa Rosa can wait. We therefore recommend that the Engineer revise his call for bids and ask for quotations on the Buchon Street signals only, after clearing with the State on the Broad Street intersection. Mr. Romero is also making some counts to see whether or not it would be advisable to ' change the stop sign pattern at Chorro and Buchon. 68- 1 -10T. Some time ago, the Council had a petition circulated on Kentucky between Hathway and Bond asking whether or not the property owners and residents would be in favor of a two hour parking restriction in that block Monday through Friday. The circulation of questionnaires resulted in 9 to 5 in favor of such a plan. However, when the City began taking steps to install the signs, there was some opposition by the negative faction, and the Council decided to restrict the two hour time limit to the frontages of two homes, namely, the Renetzky's and the Turri -'s. City Council Minutes January 29, 1968 Page 6 It now appears that there is continuing support for restrictions in the rest of the block, and if the Council has no objections the Traffic Committee would like to have the Administrative Officer send out new questionnaires to determine the current consensus. 68- 1 -11T. At the request of Dr. Mc Capes the Traffic Committee has taken a look at the parking situation in front of his house at 215 Hathway. We recommend that signs be placed in front of his house limiting parking to two hours on week days for the hours in effect in the rest of the neighborhood. At the same time we feel that the Cal Poly parking situation is becoming intolerable and suggest that the Council have a letter written to Governor Reagan, Assemblyman Ketchum and Senator Grunsky asking that something be done to alleviate the situation. The City Engineer, D. F. Romero, was to-contact Cal Poly regarding off campus parking problems and future plans for on campus parking for students and faculty. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Spring, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1788, a resolution establishing no parking zones on South Street, Broad Street and Santa Barbara Street, establishing a thirty -six minute time zone on Morro Street, establishing a two -hour time zone on Morro Street and a two -hour time zone on Hathway. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: None 10. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, presented for the Council's consideration plans . and specifications for traffic installations at Buchon and Osos and Broad Street plus telephone interconnects with the existing signals. Mr. Romero stated the total cost of this project would be $11,800 but that a portion of this cost would be paid by the Division of Highways for the Broad - Buchon inter- section. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the plans and specifications were approved and City Engineer was authorized to call for bids.. Motion carried. 13. W. E. Flory, Park and Recreation Director, requested permission of the City Council to call for bids to remove several dead and damaged trees in the City right of way. Mr. Flory explained that these particular trees are too large to be handled by City personnel and he would like to.call for informal bids to remove the trees. On.motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, the Park Department was authorized to call for bids and complete the tree removal. Motion carried. 22. Councilman Donald Q. Miller brought to the Council's attention that the Audubon Society is interested in preserving the small lagoon area on City property at Laguna Lake as a wildlife refuge. He continued that at the present time this area is being filled by dumping which was previously authorized by the City. Councilman Miller stated that there are other areas in the Laguna Lake area that should be filled and that this area should be left open for wildlife. City Council Minutes January 29, 1968 Page 7 Mr. Roest, President of the Morro Coast Audubon Society, asked the City Council to- protect the small lagoon area so that the wildlife using this area may be protected and enjoyed by the nature lovers who would enjoy this very much. He'feels that the dumping and filling is detrimental to the wildlife inhabitants. W. E. Flory, Park and Recreation Director, reported that the Park and Recreation ' Commission agrees in principle with the request of the Audubon Society but feels that the Commission and the Society should get together with a map to see exactly what area they wish to be protected. The request was referred to the Park and Recreation Commission for study and report to the City Council. 24. Request for the City Council to discuss the matter of working condition changes in the Fire Department was re- referred to the Council Committee to prepare a written report for Council consideration on February 5, 1968. 19. R. C. Skinner, Developer of Tract No. 322, Laguna Park Homes, appeared before the City Council and stated he was ready to offer this Tract to the City for acceptance of the off site improvements. He said the only condition that has not been settled is the matter of the disposition of storm water from Tract No. 322 over the adjacent golf course property which he continued was no longer controlled by him. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, stated that there were still a number of minor items which must be completed prior to acceptance of the subdivision. The one major item would be the provision of assurance that the City will have a continuing right to discharge storm drainage water across the adjacent golf H. Johnson, City Attorney, stated that a drainage easement golf course property should be obtained before the City of Tract No. 322. Unless this is done the City could incur e; legal action to acquire such rights - which expense should sibility of the subdivider. course property-. over the adjacent San Luis Obispo accepts Kpense in connection with properly be the respon- Mayor Whelchel asked Mr. Skinner if it would be of any help to him if the City acquired the drainage easement with all the expense paid by Mr. Skinner. D. F. Romero,. 'City Engineer, stated upon question, that he felt the City in accepting Tract No. 322 would be assuming a liability for the drainage if they accepted this tract without an easement to cover storm water discharging across adjacent property. He suggested that the City Council contact the North American Aviation Employees' Credit Union to see if any arrangement for the drainage easement can be made. R. C. Skinner stated that he was sure that the Credit Union Attorneys. not cooperate on this matter as it is now presently a subject of a lawsuit between himself and the Credit Union. He continued that he felt the City should accept this Tract with the possibility of a future lawsuit on the drainage over the adjacent golf course property as it was a small risk he felt. He continued that funds were on deposit to pay off the subcontractors in Tract No. 322 and that if the City does not take action at this time he felt he would have no choice but to put the matter in the hands of the bankruptcy court along with his other interests. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, again stated that he'could not recommend acceptance of this tract until an easement were acquired for drainage over the adjacent property. City Council Minutes January 29, 1968 Page 8 H. Johnson, City Attorney, agreed with the City Engineer that the City should not accept this tract without arrangements for a drainage easement. The matter was referred to the City Attorney to see if it would be feasible to acquire a drainage easement over the golf course property from the present owners. The City Attorney was to report to the City Council on February 5, 1968. 10 :30 P.M. Councilman Miller left the meeting. 14. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, John Ross, Wes Connor and R. D. Young, were appointed as a screening committee to make recommendations for a landscape architect for the Mission Plaza area. 15. Jack Kellerman, Chief Building Inspector,. reported to the City Council on the recent collapse of the wall of the mill structure located at the rear of the Murray adobe which he felt indicated the structural instability of this building. An inspection by this Department reveals the supports resting on the Creek bank are being weakened by errosion. The entire building is dilapidated and unsafe and he recommends demolition. He continued that Mrs. Westbrook, property owner, has given the City permission to inspect, demolish and do whatever is necessary to remove this structure. on motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Spring, the City crews were authorized to remove the old mill immediately. Motion carried. I 16. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, presented for the Council's consideration subdivision agreement for minor subdivision No. 258 between Elmer W. Smith and the I City of San Luis Obispo. Mr. Romero presented the special conditions established by the Planning Commission and recommended to the City Council. _ On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Spring, the agreement was accepted including the special conditions established by the Planning Commission. Motion carried. on motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Spring, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1787, a resolution increasing the 1967 -68 budget (Smith Inspection Fees 258). Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Clell W. Vhelchel NOES: None ABSENT: Donald Q. Miller 17. Communication from the Maino Construction Company forwarding .a statement for improvements to Los Osos Road adjacent to Tract No. 347 in accordance with the agreement between Maino and the City. Maino Construction Company statement is $17,202.06 for the construction. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, recommends that the City Council pay this cost upon the filing of the notice of completion by the Maino Construction Company. H. Johnson, City Attorney, stated that the City should hold up this payment.until the notice of completion has been filed. City Council Minutes January 29, 1968 Page 9 It was moved by Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, that the City. pay 75 percent of the $17,202.06 at this time with.the balance to be paid 35 days from the filing of the notice of completion. Motion carried. 18. List of properties proposed for sidewalk installation under the provisions of City Ordinance No. 257 was continued. 20. Communication from the City Engineer regarding traffic counts at the inter- section of Chorro and Buchon Streets was ordered received and filed. 21. At this time the City Council discussed possible alternate methods of flushing chlorine water lines during cleaning operations. E. P. Thompson, Water Department Director, suggested to the City Council that this water could be placed into the nearest sanitary sewer system or could be allowed to run down the gutters to the storm drains. On motion of Councilman Spring, seconded by Councilman Blake, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1790, a resolution establishing the City Policy regarding flushing and chlorination of new water lines. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: Donald Q. Miller 23. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, reported that the plans and specifications for the rifle range building at the Fire Training Site on Prado Road are being prepared by his office and they wL 11 be ready for Council consideration in about 30 days. 25. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, brought to the Council's attention the matter of mandatory provisions for wearing uniforms issued to the work forces by the City. Mr. Romero explained that at the time the City Council had authorized the purchase of work clothes for the Public Works Department that the decision between wearing coveralls or shirts and pants was left to each Department to decide the wishes of. the majority of the employees. He continued that the majority of the employees in the Public Works Department voted for coveralls and therefore coveralls have been issued to each employee. Several of the employees who desired shirts and pants have refused to wear the coveralls and Mr. Romero would like clarification of Council policy on the mandatory wearing of said uniforms. After discussion by the City Council it was moved by Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, that it was the City's policy that everyone who is issued a. uniform would wear them on the job. If the employee wishes to have a different type of uniform and is willing to pay for it himself, he may do-:so, on the condition that it will have the same lettering as the issued uniforms. Motion carried. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, that at the end of a two year period when replacement uniforms are issued the style would be at each employee's option. Shop personnel would have uniforms replaced on a one year - basis. Motion carried. 26. The matter of the recommended rezoning by the Planning Commission of the area bounded by Santa Rosa Street on the west, City Limits on the north, Southern Pacific Railroad on the east and Foothill Boulevard on the south from R -1, R -3, R -4 and C -N -S to R -H was continued. City Council Minutes January 29, 1968 Page 10 27. Mayor Whelchel brought to the Council's attention the appointment of a Council Committee to meet with representatives of Cal Poly, Cuesta College, and the local high schools, to pursue.the idea of a Municipal Football Stadium. It was the consensus of the City Council that they have no objection to such a Committee. Mayor Whelchel appointed himself and Councilman Blake as City representatives on I this Committee. 28. Communication from the Department of Public Health requesting that the City Council appoint a representative to the Comprehensive Health Planning Council representing the City. The City Council appointed J. H. Fitzpatrick, City Clerk, to be its representative. 29. Notice of public hearing before the.PUC in the matter of the application of Radio Page, Central Coast, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity authorizing a mobile radio communications service was ordered received and filed. 30. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Spring, the following ordinance was introduced for final passage. Ordinance No. 404, an ordinance of the City of San Luis Obispo approving the annexation to said City of certain uninhabited territory designated "Touchstone Annexation ". Finally passed on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: Donald Q. Miller 31. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the request from the Division of Highways requesting cancellation of taxes on property.acquired by the State for street purposes on Santa Rosa Street (Baumberger) was approved and the taxes ordered cancelled. Motion carried. 32. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the Mayor was authorized to accept and record on behalf of the City a grant deed from Mrs. Wilberta L. Whitley for street widening on Edna Road. Motion carried. 33. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, the City Council approved a quitclaim deed from the City to L. Blaser fro a street widening strip on Southwood Drive.. Motion carried. 34. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Spring, the Mayor was authorized to accept and record on behalf of the City the following grant deeds and street widening agreements. A. Grant deed and agreement from C. E. Freeman for street widening on Orcutt Road. B. Grant deed from Elmer W. Smith for parcels 5 and 6 in Minor Subdivision No. 258. Motion carried. 35. Application for an exempt business license from Frank Molina representing the Community Grassroots Organization for a public dance to be held at 864 Santa Rosa Street. 1 1 City Council Minutes January 29, 1968 Page 11 On motion of Councilman Spring, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the exempt license was granted and also the City agreed to pay for the off duty policeman on duty at the dance. Motion carried. 36. Communication from the Chamber of Commerce asking the City Council if they wish to participate in the fund raising for the President's inauguration at Cal Poly on April 3, 1968. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, that the City would take two patron's shares at $100 each. Motion carried. 38. Communication from Mrs. W. LaFreniere complaining on the lack of action by the City in controlling a neighbor's dog who has bitten her son twice. The complaint was referred to the Police Chief for investigation, action and report to the City Council. 39. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Spring, the following salary step increases were approved BULLOCK, Dennis Aaroe, Fireman, from Step 2 at $550 to Step 3 at $582 per month, effective February 1, 1968. GRANT, Gary H., Policeman, from Step 1 at $550 to Step 2 at $582 per month, effective February 1, 1968. KELLY, Kenneth Gene, Maintenance Man II, from Step 1 at $430 to Step 2 at $455 per month, effective February 1, 1968. SIMPIONS, Preston Joe, Policeman, from Step 1 at $550 to Step 2 at $582 per month, effective January 1, 1968. Motion carried. 40. Communication from Police Chief, E. L..Rodgers, requesting permission to authorize the issuance of bicycle safety manuals to the students throughout the schools in.the City. These manuals are prepared by a private company and are paid for through local ads and at no expense to the City. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, the request was approved subject to the details being worked out with the pamphlet company. Motion c arried. 41. The City Council adjourned to Executive Session to discuss property acquisitions subject to possible litigation. 42. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Spring, the meeting adjourned at 12 :35 A.M. Motion carried. �. APPROVED: February 19, 1968 H. FITZ A RICK CITY CLERK