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03/04/1968MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL March 4, 1968 - 7:00 P.M. CITY HALL 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; L. Schlobohm, Fire Chief; E. L. Rodgers, Police Chief; E. P. Thompson, Water Department Director. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the minutes of the meeting of February 19, 1968 were approved. Motion carried. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, the claims against the City for the month of March 1968 were approved and ordered paid subject to the approval of the Administrative Officer. Motion carried. 1. Paul Landell, President of the City Employees' Association, asked on behalf of the Organization that the City Council this year consider employee salary requests early in the budget period before the Council has allocated funds to capital outlay and departmental budgets. He continued that last year the salary requests were not considered until after most of the money had been allocated. He continued he felt the_City Council would 'receive enough additional revenue which would allow the City Council to clean up once and for all the inequities within the existing salary ranges and again hoped the City Council would not wait until the last minute to consider employee salaries. The City Council discussed with Mr. Landell the best approach for overall budget consideration but felt.that the City Council could not consider any part of the budget, salary or capital outlay, until the entire budget had been presented for Council consideration. Mayor Whelchel suggested that the City Council could look into the general area of the budget such as salaries before studying the details of the budget. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, that the City Council consider the entire 1968 -69 budget at one time including salaries and not on a piecemeal basis. On'the motion Councilman Miller stated that he felt that the Council should make some decision on-the salaries before - getting involved in budget details. Motion carried. Councilman Miller voting no. 2. The City Council discussed development of the Mission Plaza area with particular emphasis on acquisition of the pedestrian walkway on the south side of San Luis Creek between the Cigar Factory Bridge and the Warden property Bridge. 1 H. Johnson,_ Attorney, explained that to date the only property that can be developed i the walkway on the City owned property behind the Mission Mall building and a portion of the Warden property behind the Candle Factory. He continued that negotiations with the Wardens have progressed where the walkway can go across the entire property but that Mr. Warden has asked to delay this matter as they are planning on repaving the parking area behind the Warden building and the heavy trucks moving in and out might damage the Mission Plaza walkway. Mr. Warden urged that the City proceed with all speed to complete the Mission Plaza project and hoped that other property owners would cooperate so that this dream can be a reality. City Council Minutes March 4, 1968 page 2 On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Miller, that the City proceed with the installation of the walkway along the Creek on easements already acquired. Motion carried. • • D. F. Romero, City Engineer, urged that the City Council not construct walks on a piecemeal basis as further development will require that trucks and other equipment will have to drive across the new walkway to reach interior lots for development, and he felt this might cause damage to the new walks. The City Council felt that-the City should proceed so that the adjoining property owners can see how it is planned and how-it will be developed. R. D. Young, Planning Director, reported that the Council Committee meeting with 1 landscape architects has one more to meet with and they will then submit their recommendation to the Council-at-the next City Council Meeting. H. Johnson, City Attorney, explained for the Council's-information the problem that the Johnson Trust has in not supplying a rear access through their property from the National Store Building. He continued that this was a requirement of the building permit and that the property owners had been notified of this violation. The City Council instructed R. D. Young, Planning Director, to proceed with the design of the walkway for the Mission Plaza and the City Engineer, D. F. Romero, was instructed to cooperate with Mr. Young on the preparation of the plans and specifications. 3. Reverend J. McHarg, Minister--of,-the San Luis Obispo Christian Church, appeared before the City Council requesting that the City Council grant them a 24 foot driveway ramp in front of the Church'property at 222 Foothill Boulevard. Reverend McHarg stated that they were allowed a 20 foot ramp but they felt for safety the wider ramp would be better. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, stated that he had no objection to this wider driveway ramp but under the Municipal Code he could not grant this exception. R. D. Young, Planning Director, stated he did not have any objection to this request, that the City Council was the only ones who could grant this exception. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Spring, the requested variance for the Christian Church was approved. Motion carried. 4. Communication from the Latter -day Saints Student Association, requesting an exempt business license from the City Council to paint house numbers in front of residences in the City of San Luis Obispo. Mr. Woodman, representing the College, stated he understood that the City prohibited door to door solicitation in the residential areas and that they would contact their customers some other way. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, that a no -fee permit be granted subject to the non - solicitation ordinance. Motion carried. 7. At this time the City Council held a public hearing on the recommendation of the Planning Commission to rezone a parcel of land located westerly of Broad Street between Ramona and Serrano Drive, commonly known as 71 North Broad Street from R -1 to R -H -S. R. D. Young,.Planning Director, presented the recommendation of the Planning Commission stating that the property was a large parcel bounded on three sides by R -3 zoning which is developed to student housing and that the subject property is to be used as a fraternity house -which would be compatible with adjacent uses. It was the feeling of the Planning Commission that this proposal would be logical and would be good use of existing land. -Further the Planning Commission recommended that the suffix S be added which would require a use permit prior to any use of the property. City Council Minutes March 4, 1968 Page 3 Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing open. Roger Bailey, 80 Verde Drive, presented a petition signed by 52 residents asking that the City Council deny the request for rezoning as recommended by the Planning Commission on the basis that the R -H -S zoning would permit heavy residential uses which would not be compatible with single family residences. They also felt that the zone change was spot zoning and that if rezoned would 'subject the nearby home owners to many undesirable conditions such as lowering the value of the residential properties, discouragement of expansion of home improve- ment, and cause the relocation of residents within the City who wished to be away from student development. Mayor Whelchel explained that the subject property is now zoned for R -3, planned development for student housing and that if the City Council were to approve the request all they would be doing would be squaring off a parcel of land for similar use. He stated that this planned development has-been on record for a number of years and available for public inspection. R. D. Young, Planning Director, presented sketches showing the approved development of the Baker Brothers property which presently surrounds the Quaglino parcel which is to be used for student housing. This plan has been approved by both the Planning Commission and the City Council. Jean Forsyth, Serrano Drive, objected to this requested rezoning as she and her neighbors did not wish any more multiple dwellings or student developments next to their substantial homes and-hoped the City Council would - protect their investment. A. Quaglino appeared before the City Council and explained that the proposed use of his property was as a fraternity house, that the number of occupants would be 'controlled by the City through a use permit and further he continued that he was planning no alterations or additions to the improvements on the property to accommodate more students. Bob Barrows hoped that the City would require adequate parking for the students in this fraternity house. Bill Conrad, Luneta Drive, hoped that the City Council would look very closely at the proposed development of unit two of the Baker Brothers Student Housing. Wallace Glidden, Verde Drive, questioned the time limit placed on the Baker Brothers completion date and wondered what would happen in 1970 when the present use permit expires. H. Johnson, City Attorney, answered that the property owners could ask the City to extend the time of complation or change their proposal. Also a change of ownership would not change the zoning of the property as the use permit is with the land not with the ownership. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing closed. The City Council discussed the comments presented by the public regarding the requested rezoning by A. Quaglino. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the following 'ordinance was introduced. Ordinance No. 406, an ordinance rezoning property at 71 North Broad Street from R -1 to R -H -S Land Use District. Introduced and passed to print on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: None. City Council Minutes March 4, 1968 Page 4 Councilman Spring brought to the Council's attention the matter of the lack of an ordinance prohibiting the use of barbed wire in the City and urged that the City Council enact an ordinance prohibiting its use as he felt he did not wish to be responsible for some child being hurt on this wire. H. Johnson, City Attorney,.explained that at one time the City did prohibit the use of barbed wire within the City without Council approval but that inadvertently in making amendments to the City Building Ordinance this section was removed and he felt the City Council should introduce an ordinance and replace this in the Municipal , Code. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Spring,.the following ordinance was introduced and passed to print. Ordinance No. 409, an ordinance regulating the erection and maintenance of barbed wire fences within the City of San Luis Obispo. Introduced and passed to print on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: None 8. At this time the City Council held a public hearing on the recommendation of the Planning Commission to rezone an 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. R. D. Young, Planning Director, presented to the City Council the background for this recommendation by the Planning Commission stating that the uses in the area were more compatible with high density residential and in fact a student housing development is being planned for this area at this time. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing open. B. Duveneck appeared before the City Council urging that the City Council approve the proposed rezoning but he also asked that the City Council grant him special consideration on a small parcel of .land adjacent to Santa Rosa Street and the access road to his property. He stated he felt that this property should be developed to office use which would allow him to realize some of the cost he bore in developing this.road for access to this property. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing closed. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Spring, the following ordinance was introduced. Ordinance No. 407, an ordinance rezoning.property bounded by Santa Rosa Street on the west, the 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 and M to R -H Land Use District. Introduced and passed to print on the following roll.call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: None 9. At this time the City Council held a public hearing on the recommendation of the Planning Commission to approve a planned development (PD /R -2) for that property located on the east side of Hathway Street between Murray and Montalban Streets, known as 520 Hathway Street from R -1 to PD /R -2 Land Use District. City Council Minutes March 4, 1968 Page 5 Introduced and passed to print on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: None 5. The following memorandum was received from the committee appointed to invests- gate and decide upon the legality of and the conformance of existing building codes of the-proposed awning structure at the rear of the Mission Mall property and the committee has decided that this-structure can not be allowed as proposed under existing codes. J. Kellerman, Chief Building Inspector,-explained as follows: The basic problem stems from the adjoining property line extending past the rear face of the. Middleton property. This condition requires necessary exterior wall protections for any structure being built on or adjacent to the common property line. Awnings and similar structures characteristically do not have this exterior wall protection. Councilman Blake stated that the Council Committee went into the idea of helping Mrs. Baumberger get what she wanted in the way of an awning for her outdoor restaurant but that under existing City and State Fire Codes it was impossible to grant her request. Mrs. Baumberger asked that the City Council make no decision on this matter at this time until she had had an opportunity to get a ruling on this matter from the State Fire Marshall. Councilman Miller stated that he'did not agree with the interpretation of the Code by the City and felt that Mrs. Baumberger should be allowed to put up.the awning and proceed with her plans. The matter was continued. 6. J: R. Butler, 1030 Ella Street, appeared before the City Council protesting the installation of curb, gutter and sidewalk and particularly the driveway ramp in front of his property which was placed under direction of the City Engineer's Office and under their requirements which were changed three times by personnel from the Engineer's Office and that now he finds that his driveway is almost unuseable and that his driveway is below street level. He continued that at the last change that was made by representatives of the City Engineer's Office was that the street grade on Ella Street was to be lowered and therefore his driveway was lowered to accommodate this new grade but since the street was not lowered, it makes his driveway access impossible. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, reviewed his memorandum of February 5th, in which he had pointed out that Mr. Butler had installed the driveway in 1959 and explained that a form mark -on the retaining wall, behind the sidewalk, was constructed to design grade, according to records in the City Engineer's Office, thus indicating that the proper grades had been given to Mr. Butler during the construction period. Mr. Romero pointed out that the City had never designed a lowered street grade across Mr. Butler's frontage. D. F. Romero,continued that he felt it would cost approximately $550 to correct the problem for Mr. Butler. He stated it would require replacement of about 50 feet of curb and gutter and sidewalk and adjustment to this driveway. Councilman Miller stated he felt that the City again had made a mistake in authorizing Mr. Butler to proceed with his driveway after the forms were staked and checked by the City Engineer's Office. Mayor Wheichel suggested that Mr. Butler's complaint be referred to the Traffic Committee for investigation and report of recommendations to the City Council. City Council Minutes March 4, 1968 Page 6 9:15 P.M. Mayor Whelchel declared a recess. 9:25 P.M. the meeting reconvened with all Councilmen present. 10. In the matter of the access from property adjacent to Madonna Road and Madonna Inn Access Road, the City Clerk read from the minutes of the Council Meeting of September 11, 1967, when it was determined, after a study of pertinent documents, that the City Council had the right to control access to and through this property to the adjoining streets. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, presented the current•problem of a proposed service station on the adjacent property wishing to use part of the Madonna Inn Access Road for their purposes. He explained that since the Council had taken no formal action to restrict access he assumed there-was no restriction. In his opinion, an entrance from the Madonna Inn access road would create a slight detriment to traffic, whereas an exit only from the service station site to Madonna Inn access road would actually present a better traffic picture than a complete prohibition of driveways on this access road. J. Kuden, Realtor, asked that his-client, the service station, be allowed to use City property to cross the Madonna Inn•entrance road for access to their site on the Martinelli property. Councilman Blake stated while he agreed that the City Council had not taken any action on this matter, he recalled that the Council had decided not to allow access over this property. Councilman Gallagher stated he also felt that-the-Council's decision was not to allow access over this property. John Kuden stated it was his impression that the City Council had given him tenta- tive approval to use the Madonna Inn Access Road because they had taken no action. to deny this use. Mayor Whelchel stated it was his impression that the access was not to be allowed over this property to the Madonna Inn Access Road. The City Council, City and City Engineer, discussed several possible potential traffic hazards involved in- access to this service station and also from the pro- posed shopping center across Madonna Road. The City Council requested that the City Engineer prepare sketches showing the proposed treatment of Madonna Road and also access to and from the service station on the Martinelli property. The matter was continued. 11. Communication from Garing, Taylor and Associates, Civil Engineers, representing the developer of the proposed Fiesta Nbbile Home Park to be located on the former Touchstone property on Higuera Street and Prado Road. They were requesting clarification of the use permit issued by the County of San. Luis Obispo on October 16, 1967 concerning the installation of a water line and fire hydrant in conformance with-the City recommendation. The subject property has recently been annexed to the City of San Luis Obispo. The clarification requested involved City intent concerning extension of the water line along the extension of Prado Road to the easterly boundary.of the tract, where the use permit mentioned only the construction of a water line on Prado Road from Higuera Street to opposite Lot No. 69. Also the use permit required two fire hydrants in accordance with the regulations of the City Fire Department, however the staff requests two additional fire hydrants on Prado Road if the water main is installed. It was the contention of the developer that if the approved use permit were binding on the developer, then it should also be binding on the City. 1 1 City Council Minutes March 4, 1968 Page 7 D. F. Romero, City Engineer, requested Council clarification of the intent of the use permit. L. Schlobohm, Fire Chief, explained the water supply and fire protection system required for this development and while the original use permit requirements were adequate, the additional requirements would make for better fire protection to the development. After discussion by the City Council and Staff, it was moved by Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Miller, that the water main be extended from Higuera Street along Prado Road to opposite Lot No. 69, only that two hydrants be provided in the trailer park and one hydrant on the water main near the entrance to the park. Motion carried. 12. Communication from Woods Animal Shelter forwarding their annual statement and requesting an increase in the City's contract payment due to the installation of a crematorium at the animal shelter was referred to the City Council Budget Session. 13. Communication from Sinsheimer Brothers Store protesting the installation of the historical marker placed in front of their store in the public sidewalk. Due to the location of the sign, the Sinsheimer Family felt that it detracted from tourists taking pictures of their restored building. Communication from the San Luis Obispo County Historical Society thanking the City Council for their cooperation in placing historical plaques along the Path of History. Mel Matteson, representing the Sinsheimer Store, appeared before the City Council explaining the protest of the Sinsheimer family and that -they felt the sign takes away from the building and further objected to the fact that no one had contacted the property owners before placement of the sign. Loren Nicholson, representing the Historical Society, explained the purpose of placing the historical markers along the Path of History designating places of historical interest to visitors in the community. He stated that he felt that the signs were attractive and served their purpose in informing the public of the historical background in each location. He continued and apologized for _not contacting the owners of Sinsheimer's Store, but felt that as they were putting the markers on public property that it would not be necessary to contact each store operator. He continued that he was sorry that the Sinsheimer family did not like the sign in front of their store, but the Historical Society would have no objection to the removal of this sign from in front of the store by the City. Councilman Blake stated he felt that the sign could be removed and possibly placed across the street-in the new parking lot for tourist information. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, that the sign be removed -from in-front of the Sinsheimer Store and returned to the Historical Society. Motion carried. 14. Communication from Fire Chief, L. Schlobohm, notifying the City Council that four members of the City Fire Department are organizing a search and recovery team and will purchase the necessary underwater diving equipment and asked if the City would be willing to pay the $180.00 certification fee required for the four members. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the request was approved. Motion carried. 15. Memorandum from R. D. Young, Planning Director, submitting a list of names to the City Council of persons who stated they would be willing -to serve on the Design Review Board provided for in the Sign Ordinance. City Council Minutes March 4, 1968 Page 8 On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Miller, the following persons were appointed to the Design Review Board. Motion carried. Mrs. Leonore Sanson . Dr. Elmer Brown Mr. Myron Graham Mr. Rod Levin Mr. Roger Marshall 16. Communication from D. F. Romero, City.Engineer, regarding possible improvements to the traffic signal at the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks and Foothill Boulevard was referred to the Traffic Committee. 17. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, reported that to date many of the deficiencies of the off site improvements in Tract No. 322 have not been completed and recommended that the City Council continue final acceptance until these have been completed. H. Johnson, City Attorney, read a letter from the attorney for the North American Aviation Employees' CnMit.Union notifying him that the Credit Union would be happy to meet with the`City Attorney to discuss a drainage easement through the property they control adjacent to Tract No. 322, but objecting to the language of the proposed "Grant of Temporary Right of Way" drafted by the City. The matter of acceptance of improvements in Tract No: 322.was.continued. 18. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, reported that 14 items remained to be completed on Tract No. 347 and recommended that the City Council not accept the subdivision until all improvements are in. T. Maino, Maino Construction Company,. explained that he was reviewing the list of deficiencies submitted by the City Engineer and was ordering corrections to the various items. He stated the specifications for the fire hydrants were ordered from the manufacturer to be made to San Luis Obispo City specifications but for some reason the wrong hydrants were delivered. He stated the manufacturer would correct these as soon as possible. In relation to the drainage ditch, he explained that this subdivision originally started under County control and that the original requirement was that the drainage ditch have a lime stabilized bottom to control erosion. Since the original requirement, the drainage ditch has been changed as to width, height and grade and the total drainage ditch has been increased and with this revision the County relieved them of the requirement of placing lime stabilization in the bottom of the drainage ditch. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, explained City standards for drainage ditch construc- tion. He explained that the Council had adopted a standard for improvements to major drainage ditches which calls for concrete or gunite lining of the bottom of the channel and that the Council had granted Mr. Maino an exception at an earlier meeting to substitute lime stabilization for the concrete lining. He pointed out that the lining was required, not because of erosive velocity in the channel, but was intended to reduce the City's continuing maintenance problems in open channels of this type. He pointed out the unsightly condition, together with the problems of standing water and mosquitos which occur in this channel in the Laguna Lake subdivision -just upstream. T. Maino urged that the City Council accept the drainage ditch as designed and constructed and that all other deficiencies will be taken care of as soon as possible. on motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Spring, that the City waive the requirement of lime base in the drainage ditch. Motion carried. on motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution.No. 1798, a resolution accepting the off site improvements in Tract No. 347 subject to a retention to assure completion of certain items. 1 1 1 City Council Minutes March 4, 1968 Page 9 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 IABSENT: None 19. City Engineer to present for the Council's consideration, plans and specifications for the extension of Parking Lot No. 11. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, asked the City Council that this matter be continued to the next meeting as the plans and specifications have not been completed. The matter was continued to March 18, 1968. 20. City Engineer to present for the Council's consideration, plans and specifica- tions for Rifle Range Buildings at the Sewer Plant. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, asked that this matter be continued as the plans and specifications have not been completely checked. The matter was continued to the meeting of March 18, 1968. 37. W. Idler, Chairman of the Garden Alley Mall Committee, appeared before the City Council asking that the City Council authorize the removal of the large garbage container in Parking Lot No. 2 as it distracts from the beauty program 'going on in this parking lot and when this garbage container is removed, each business will make their own arrangements for removal of garbage. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, that the City order the Garbage Company to remove the container. Motion carried. 21A. Communication from W. E. Flory, Park and Recreation Director, presenting to the City Council Arbor Day arrangements that he has made with cooperation of the local nurseries to attempt -to have additional trees planted throughout the City. He also presented for the Council's consideration, a publicity release to be used in-connection with this promotion. _ The City Council had no objection and instructed Mr. Flory to proceed. 21B. Communication from W. E. Flory, Park and Recreation Director, regarding the shaping and pruning of the downtown street trees and asking Council guidance on this problem and also asking for permission to have this work done by contract as the Park Department does not have the necessary equipment. After discussion by the City Council it was moved by Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Blake, that the City let the trees grow and trim the bottoms for pedestrian traffic. Motion carried. The matter was continued for cost estimates by Mr. Flory. 21C. Mayor Whelchel reported to the Council the successful move _of the two large trees from in front of the Donn residence on Foothill Boulevard to Santa Rosa Park, he continued that the trees were moved under the direction of the Ornamental Horticulture Club at Cal Poly with the cooperation of Maino Construction Company and Dennis Transfer and the cooperation of various City Departments. On motion of Mayor Whelchel, seconded by Councilman Blake, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1796, a resolution expressing appreciation to those who assisted in moving trees from the Donn property on Foothill Boulevard to Santa Rosa Park. City Council Minutes March 4, 1968 Page 10 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 22. The application for James Brothers Circus to hold a one day show on May 13, 1968 sponsored by the San Luis Obispo Sheriffs' Association was presented to the City Council. On motion of Councilman Spring, seconded by Councilman Blake, that the date not be approved and ask the circus to move the date forward 30 days or back 30 days in order not to conflict with the Fiesta to be held that week. Motion carried. 23. Application for transfer of card table license from B. J. Haley, 956 Monterey Street to Charles R. Willis and Wanda Willis, 1815 Osos Street, was referred to the Police Department for investigation and report. 24. Application for card table license from Ernest B. Lewelling for 676 Higuera Street was referred to the Police Department, 25. At this time the City Council discussed the widening of Foothill Boulevard on the north side between Cuesta and Tassajara Drive. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, explained that his Department has been working with this property owner and that the documents for the City have all been prepared but that due to the various interests owning part of this property the necessary I clearances have not been received. The matter was referred to the City Attorney to see if he could.help straighten out this problem. 26. The City Council discussed the completion of the widening on the south side of Foothill Boulevard between Broad Street and Tassajara Drive. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, explained the problems involved in this widening and also which properties were involved and the amount of land that would be necessary to complete the project. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the matter was referred to the City Engineer to negotiate for this widening. Motion carried. 27. The analysis by Miss Patricia Clark, City Librarian, of the report by Coit Coolidge, Library Consultant, on.a Library Service Plan for San Luis Obispo County and the recommendation of the City Librarian that no action be taken on these recommendations at this time until the Library Board of Trustees had made a study was ordered received and filed. 28. At this time the City Council considered the request for interpretation of Section 6100.40 of the Municipal Code dealing with the requirement that at least two uniformed officers should be in attendance at all public dances. The City.Council was asked if. the term uniformed officers meant only City Police or County Sheriffs or could any licensed uniformed officer act as security at these dances. Police Chief Rodgers stated he had no objection to the use of uniformed merchant patrol acting as security for these dances. City Council Minutes March 4, 1968 Page 11 The City Council asked the Police Department to use their discretion in allowing uniformed officers to handle public dances. Councilman-Arthur F. Spring, Sr., left -the meeting at 12 :00. 29. Communication from the League of California Cities relative to Federal Information Bulletin No. 1 -68 was ordered received and filed. 30. On motion of Councilman Blake,-seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the following - resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1797, a resolution expressing apprecia- tion for the educational programs and standards of excellence of California State Polytechnic College -and extending best wishes to President Robert E. Kennedy on the occasion of his inauguration as President of the San Luis Obispo Campus. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES:- Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Donald Q. Miller; Ciell•W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: Arthur F. Spring 31. Communication from -the Department of Public Health requesting that the City Council adopt an ordinance providing for the control of food and drink establish- ments in the City of San Luis Obispo and report by the City Attorney on the above request was continued. '32. The City Clerk reported on the following bids received for Traffic Signal Installation, City Plan Noi, 13 -68. 1. Wilson Electric Company $12,563.00 Post Office -Box 250 Arroyo Grande, California 2. Hannah Electric 12,621.00 1557 Oceanaire San Luis Obispo, California 3. A -1 Electric Company 13,210.00 Post Office Box 588 San Luis Obispo, California D. F. Romero, City Engineer, recommended that the low bid of Wilson Electric Company be accepted. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Miller, the low bid of Wilson Electric Company was accepted. Motion carried. 33: On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the following ordinance was introduced for final passage. Ordinance No. 405, an ordinance 1 amending portions of the Zoning Ordinance: Finally passed on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: Arthur F. Spring, City Council Minutes March 4, 1968 Page 12 34. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the following contract payment was ordered paid including•change order No. 1. C. S. CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Est. #1 $6,504.31 Municipal Parking Lot No. 2 (52% complete) Change Order No. 1 414.01 Motion carried. 36. Traffic Committee Report of February 28, 1968. 68- 3 -10C. In accordance with the Council's request, questionaires were submitted to all property owners on Kentucky Street between Hathway and Bond. Six of the. property owners favored time limit parking for the entire block, one property owner favored time limit parking from Hathway to 191 Kentucky (at the curve), four property owners opposed time limit parking, and three did not answer. The Traffic Committee wishes to follow the desires of the majority of residents in the block, therefore recommends that two.hour time limit parking between 9:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M., Monday through Friday be established for the entire block. 68- 3 -11C. As requested by the Council, the Traffic Committee has reviewed the stop sign pattern along Patricia Drive. Many of these streets are "T" intersections where there is already a clear designation of right of way. In addition, most of these side streets carry light traffic, therefore the vehicle conflicts are relatively small in number. There is a substantial traffic volume leaving the Quintana School and entering Patricia from Craig Way. It was the feeling of the Traffic Committee that a stop sign should be placed at Patricia on Craig Way to control this traffic. 68- 3 -12T. With the development of the Polin Shopping Center on Foothill Boulevard and the Cork and Bottle on the opposite side of the street, turning movements from Foothill Boulevard ".into these properties have increased greatly within the past few months. Several accidents have occurred due to this conflict and considerable congestion has been created. The Traffic Committee has studied a proposal for a two -way left turn pocket across the frontage of the Polin Shopping Center and feels this will solve both the traffic congestion and accident problems. These two -way left turn lanes have been used quite successfully in- recent years nearby in Arroyo. Grande, Santa Maria, Lompoc and Santa Barbara. Each have two -way left turn lanes with excellent traffic and accident results. In order for this facility to be installed it will be necessary to restrict parking on the south side of Foothill Boulevard from Broad Street across the entire frontage of the shopping center property. It is the feeling of the Traffic Committee that this would be a worth- while improvement, and the Traffic Committee recommends that the channelization.be made. 68- 3 -13T. Since right turns can no longer be made by westbound traffic on Osos Street wishing to go north on Pismo Street, the red curbing alongside Mitchell Park allowing for this movement is no longer required. Therefore the Traffic Committee recommends that this red zone be rescinded. 68- 3 -14T. The Traffic Committee Welfare Offices at the corner of traffic movements on this extrem recommends that No Parking Signs extending 135' southerly of Toro Street extending 40' westerly of .has noted that vehicles parked alongside the Leff and Toro Streets tend to block two -way aly narrow street. Therefore the Traffic Committee be installed along the easterly side-of Leff Street Street, and along the northerly side of Toro Leff Street. 68- 3 -15T. With the multiple use of the•City Hall for governmental meetings, the parking lot is becoming more and more congested. Since Osos Street between Palm and Mill now permits unrestricted all day parking and is fully utilized:by County employees, there are often occasions when there are no spaces•available for citizens wishing to conduct business at City Hall. In order to provide additional turnover spaces, it is the recommendation of the Traffic Committee that Osos Street between Palm and Mill be restricted to two -hour parking between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Miller, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1795, a resolution establishing two -hour 1 1 1 1 1 1 City Council Minutes March 4, 1968 Page 13 restrictions on Kentucky Street and on Osos Street, establishing no- parking zones on Leff Street, Toro Street, and Foothill Boulevard, establishing a stop sign on Craig Way and rescinding a red zone on Osos Street. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel _ NOES: None ABSENT: Arthur F. Spring 38. Discussion of the Police Mutual Aid Agreement within the County of San Luis Obispo was continued. 39. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, the Mayor was authorized to accept and record on behalf of the City a grant deed from James P. Filbin and Carolyn J. Filbin for street widening on Johnson Avenue. Motion carried. 40. On motion of Councilman Blake,. seconded by Councilman Gallagher; Dave Ethridge was appointed as the third member to the City Traffic Committee. Motion carried. 41. Councilman Miller presented a request from the Fiesta Association requesting permission to block off a portion of Monterey Street and Broad Street in front of and adjacent to the Old Mission to be used during the Fiesta in May 1968 for concessions, entertainment, etc. After discussion the Council had no objection and the Fiesta was authorized to proceed. 42. The City Council adjourned to Executive Session to discuss property acquisitions with pending litigation. 43. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Miller, the meeting adjourned at 12 :45 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. Thursday, March 7, 1968. Motion carried. APPROVED: March 18, 1968 .1H. FITZ ATRICK CITY CLERK