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05/13/1968MINUTES ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL May 13, 1968 - 7:00 P.M. CITY HALL Invocation was by the Reverend Ray Wirth of the Methodist 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. ---------------------------------------------------- -- ---- -- ---- ---- -- ---- --- - - - =-- 1. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the City Council.approved the request of the American Legion Auxiliary to sell the American Legion Poppy on the streets of San Luis'Obispo on May 24 and 25', 1968. Motion carried. 2. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, presented for the Council's'consideration plans and specifications for the Mission Street Drainage Project and the'Monterey- ' California Drainage Project. D. F. Romero explained the scope of the'project and what was to be accomplished and stated the estimated cost of the Mission Street Project would be $4,900 and the Monterey - California Project would be $5,400. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Miller, the plans and.specifi- cations were approved and the City Engineer was authorized to call-for bids. Motion carried. 3. Communication from the P.G. & E..Company requesting a conveyance deed for rights of way and easements for underground electrical distribution facilities in Parking Lot No. 2. On motion of Councilman Spring, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the request was approved and'the Mayor was authorized to sign the.deed on behalf of-the City. Motion carried. 4. Communication from the San Luis Coastal Unified School District forwarding the purchase agreement for the Laguna Lake property by the City. H. Johnson, City Attorney, reported that the agreement was in accord with prior Council discussion and was legally correct. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, the Mayor was authorized to sign the agreement on behalf of the City. Motion carried. Councilman Miller voting no. 5. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, presented a report to the City Council on the construction of the Rifle Range at the Fire Training Site stating that interested personnel in his Department have contacted a number of suppliers who have promised donations of materials at a reduced price on other items and felt that the - estimate of $5,500 would be all.that would be needed for construction of the Rifle Range Building at the Sewer Plant. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Spring, the City Engineer was authorized to proceed on a force account basis for construction of the Rifle Range Building. Motion carried. 6. Traffic Committee Report: 1 City Council Minutes May 13, 1968 Page 2 68- 5 -2T.• A problem has been called to our attention of motorists using Garden Alley as a-.short -cut and tending toward higher speeds than safety dictates, especially in view of the pedestrian walkway near Garden Street. It is suggested that the Council establish a ten- mile - per -hour speed limit in the alley. On motion of Councilman-Gallagher,'seconded by Councilman Spring, the following 'ordinance was introduced. Ordinance No. 414, an ordinance amending the Municipal Code to add a special speed limit for Garden Alley. 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 68 -5 -3T. It has been called to our attention that an additional street light is needed in front of the Standard Station at the turn of the entrance road into the Howard Johnson Restaurant. The light recommended is 250 watt. It has also been suggested that the existing 250 watt light opposite the extension of Madonna Road at Los Osos Road be enlarged to a 400 watt and that 400 watt lights also be install- ed at the northwest corner of Royal Way and Los Osos Road and on Los Osos Road opposite the Oceanaire intersection. We recommend that these lights be installed. The additional annual cost would be about $209.00. 68 -5 -4T. The Traffic Committee.has received a request from Manuel's Liquors for two twelve- minute parking time limit zones in front of their establishment at 2145 South Broad. However, with the other parking available off street and.on the side streets, we recommend against such restrictions on Broad Street. 68 -5 -1C. The Traffic Committee now has the-vehicle countsifor. the intersection-of.. La Entrada and Foothill;-and it:appears•that: this intersection is far from meeting the. :required warrants for signalization.: It should•.also be, pointed out that 'we have several other intersections in the City which do meet the required warrants, yet monies will probably not be available this year to take care of these inter- sections even though signals are fully justified. We therefore recommend that the request for signals at La Entrada and - .Foothill be denied: 68 -5 -7T. The Traffic Committee has received a request from the Homestead Motel for installation : of -a directional:sign.on Osos-.Street pointing to:the right-in the direction of the Homestead Motel. This would replace a homemade sign south of the motel entrance driveway. We suggest that the new sign, to be erected by the City, be placed to -the north ::of the;driveway entrance %so that'motorists will have sufficient time to observe it and'enter the•motel if they so wish. 68 -5 -8T. The City Engineer indicates that channelization west of Santa Rosa on Foothill could be improved if two car spaces were eliminated on the south side of Foothill west of the intersection. We so recommend for a distance of 100 feet but leaving•the driveway ramp unpainted. 68 -5 -9T. We have received a request -for the'elimination of parking on the west side of Johnson north of Breck. However, because of the shortagelof parking 'in-this area and the fact that the City has recently widened the street, we recommend against this: suggestion. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the preceding recommendations of the Traffic Committee:were approved. Motion carried. ' 68- 5 -5T.- The City Engineer has prepared.a study-of appropriate-.locations on upper - Monterey Street and throughout the downtown area pointing to the various freeway' entrances. We feel that these signs are badly needed and recommend that forty -seven signs be-installed at an estimated cost of about $1,000.00.. 68-5-6T..--A-traffic hazard•has been noted-,in-,Pismo Street,and'Toro because`of: the' jog in the street. The ;Traffic -Committee feels.that if,,seveiaty -eight feet of red zone were installed on the northerly side of Pismo extending in an easterly direction from Toro and fifty -four feet of red zone were installed along the City Council Minutes May 13, 1968 Page 3 southerly side of Pismo extending westerly from Toro, the problem would be largely eliminated. If the Council concurs, it is suggested that a public hearing beset and the City Clerk be asked to advise-the affected residents.- . The matter of realigning the street instead was referred to the City Engineer for estimate -of cost with'report at the.May 20, 1968 Council-Meet ing. 68 -5 -7T. Now that a good part of Johnson,Avenue has been widened in the vicinity of Ella Street and awaiting further widenings, it is recommended that parking be prohibited on the west side of Johnson extending 175 feet from Ella Street to the south. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by- Councilman. Miller, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1816, a resolution establishing restricted parking on Johnson Avenue and on Foothill Boulevard. 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 7. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, presented to the City Council a report on traffic signal justification counts at the intersections of Madonna Road and U. S. 101 off ramp, at California Boulevard and San Luis Drive, Pismo and Chorro Streets, . -- Monterey and Toro Streets, Higuera and Carmel Streets and Foothill, La Entrada and Patricia Drive. D. F. Romero explained the procedure of justifying traffic signals by using State warrants and stated that of the intersections studied the Madonna Road 101 inter -' section more than meets the minimum accident. warrant and recommends installation. He stated that the intersection of Monterey and Toro and Pismo and Chorro also met minimum State warrants and that the intersection of Santa Rosa and Palm Streets has met the warrant for a number of years. He stated that the other intersections studied do not warrant traffic signals at this time. The City Council - discussed with the City Engineer his report on traffic signals and methods used for justification. On motion of- Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, the City Engineer was authorized to prepare plans and specifications for the Madonna Road 101 inter- section and to negotiate with the Division of Highways for a sharing of cost in this installation. Motion carried: 8. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, presented to the.City Council a Street Repair - Priority List dated April 1968. He stated that the report was divided into three categories: (A) Select system street projects which are financed from gas tax funds; (B) 'Local street projects which are financed from City general funds and which can be efficiently contracted out, and; (C) Chip seal coats which are also paid out of general City funds but which can be most efficiently conducted by City forces. D. F. Romero continued that projects under each heading are listed in order of priority taking into account the cost, condition of the street, the amount of traffic that would benefit by the improvement, therefore'establishing a cost - benefit ratio. ' D. F. Romero continued that this priority list, when approved by the City Council, is useful in assisting the City Engineer's Office in programming street work and also assisting other:.agencies such as the Water Department,-Gas Company, etc., in setting a program of replacement and repair work to be conducted prior to street repair. 1 1 City Council Minutes May 13, 1968 Page 4 The City Council discussed various elements in the priority list as presented -by the City Engineer. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the City Council accepted the priority list as presented but dropping San Luis Drive out of priority A -1. Motion carried. 17. Communication from the San Luis Coastal Unified School District forwarding a' recommendation from the Committee on Joint Recreational Use of School Property, recommending that a one month test period of increased recreational swimming time be allowed at the Nuss Pool. It was the intention of the Committee that attendance figures from the test period would help determine the amount of increased recrea- tional swimming time that could be recommended on a year -round basis. The Committee made the - following additional recommendations: (1) That the pool be open for recreational swimming from May 16 to June 16, 1968 on a trial basis if the City Recreation Department can pay half of the net cost. (2) That a maximum of 50t admission be charged for people from the same family. (3) That the School Board can not undertake the additional cost for expansion of a recreational swimming program and asked that the City pay a portion of the cost for the test period. (4) It -i"s also asked that admission fees be reduced from 500 for adults and 25p to students, to 25� and 100 respectively for participation in the program. W. E. Flory, Park and Recreation Director, stated it was his recommendation that the City Council allow this trial period in order that the program can be evaluated for future implementation. Councilman Gallagher stated-that-he-agreed with the - program but =suggested -that the trial period should be a little later in the year than May 16 as he felt the weather would be more conducive to swimming later in the summer and also felt that the trial period should be longer than one month:- J I " Mr. Tom Lee, member of the Joint Recreational Use of School- Property Commiteee,- recommended that the City Council adopt the recommendation of the Committee and School Board to see if the program is acceptable to - the people of the community. He further agreed that the summer period would receive more use by the citizens. The.City Council asked Tom Lee,to contact the School;Board and•see if they would allow a 90 day period for this test with the City helping to defray the operational cost.....:.... _ . On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher; that the City Council approve a trial period with the City to pay $300 toward the operational cost for a 90 day trial period starting May 30,.1968-and approve the reduction in rates. Motion-carried.. 16. At,this time -Mr. Charles A. McPhee, Consultant representing Schwabacher- Rafferty and Company, Inc., presented to the City Council his - company's ieport on the Economic Feasibility of a Community Auditorium for the City of San Luis Obispo. Mr. McPhee briefed the report for the City Council stating that they felt that the City could use an auditorium complex for recreational ' and meeting facilities for young people;- senior'citizens and other groups for-large-and small meetings.• He stated that his firm's- report•recommended a,2,200 seat auditorium which could be built for $1,500,000. Mr. McPhee stated that a 2,200 seat facility would be capable-of paying its own operating expenses after a five year period but felt ;that under no'-circumstances could'the- facility make enough money to pay the capital costs. City Council Minutes May 13, 1968 Page 5 Mr. McPhee stated that of the various kinds of financing, available, two principle methods recommended themselves for this project. The first method is general obligation bonds requiring the approval of two thirds of the electorate. The second method is non. voting leasehold- secured bonds of a nonprofit- corporation•or a joint powers authority. Mr. McPhee stated that the second method carries a higher interest rate but is preferred when the two thirds majority of the electorate seems difficult of attainment. He stated he felt that after a five year period the facility would pay most of the operating costs but that it would require additional revenue of between $85,000 and $100,000_va year for debt payment. Mr. McPhee stated he felt the best financing approach he could see would be some sort of joint powers authority with the City and some other public agency leasing the building from the authority. These two agencies then pay-the principal and interest-on the-bonds sold by the authority. He strongly urged that the City of San Luis Obispo go this route in developing an auditorium for the City as he did not believe a general bond election would be(- successful. Mr. McPhee continued that now that his firm has shown that the auditorium is economically feasible; he felt that the City Council should make application for a loan from the Federal Government for preparation of plans 'and .specifications and immediately retain an architect to prepare plans and cost estimates for construction of the facility. Councilman Blake stated that he feels before any loans are applied for or any . architects hired, that the City Council has already gone on record that a vote be taken of the electorate before proceeding with this project. R. D. Miller. asked if under these plans would the City have to pay . property taxes on the possessory interest in the auditorium.. Mr. McPhee stated he was not sure, but he felt that they would be exempt from property taxes but added that if his firm were retained to continue this study they would research this matter further: Mr. McPhee answered, upon question, that it was his understanding that many cities cancel the charges for use of the Convention Center in order to get conventions in the City and if this-.:were true then additional funds would be needed for operation. He continued that his information on operating costs of various types of community auditoriums was derived from a report prepared by Auditorium and Convention Center Managers' Association. Mr. Walt Owens, of Operation Grass Roots, questioned the proposed anticipated revenues and expenditures presented by the consultant if this auditorium were built. He stated he felt the figures were very misleading. He stated-he-would urge that the City Council place this-issue before the people on a general obligation bond issue. R. Dunin, Chairman of the Motel -Hotel Operators Commitee, asked the consultant if he felt that a Convention Center should be built in San Luis Obispo. Mr. McPhee stated that his firm's studies showed-that a Convention Center Auditorium would be used by the citizens and he felt it was needed by the community for cultural and educational uses but that it was up to the citizens of the City if they wanted the development and if they were willing to pay for it. R. Dunin asked the consultant•if•the - tables • in the report-of estimated revenues and expenses were of convention centers of Cities in comparable size'-to San Luis-Obispo. Mr. McPhee referred Mr. Dunin to the explanatory sections of his report. City Council Minutes May 13, 1968 Page 6 The City Council then discussed with Mr. McPhee various aspects and conclusions of his firm's report. Councilman Blake brought to the Council's attention comments on Page 66 of the consultant's report which stated -that it would be unrealistic for a City the size and relative isolation of San Luis Obispo to assign primary importance to the convention business. He stated the reason for this was that cultural, civic and 1 sporting events for a great majority of bookings for the building would be for local groups. He continued that conventions are welcome and encouraged in most facilities but in no case have they merited first priority. Mr. Clay Davidson, Member of the Civic and Fine Arts Association, thanked the City Council for having this report prepared for the information of the citizens. He stated he feels the City needs an auditorium for multipurpose use for convention and cultural activities. He suggested that-the City Council should now appoint a committee to study.the report and recommend a financial program and site for the auditorium complex and hire an architect to prepare preliminary plans for the facility so that a complete program can be sold to the public on which they may vote. He asked that.the existing Council Committee meet with the Civic and Fine Arts Association Committee to make recommendations to the City Council. Mr. Wes Conner, Park and Recreation Commissioner, stated that as he understands the comments so far this evening, that the Convention Center would be built on City property at Laguna Lake and he hoped that before this decision is made that the Park and Recreation Commission have an opportunity to study this proposal. He stated that this area is now under general plan for development as a park and hoped that the City Council would keep this in mind before making a decision on taking land from the park. 1 Mayor Whelchel reminded Mr. Conner that no decision has been made as to the location of this facility and he hoped-that-other sites would be considered for this project before the program began. Councilman Miller made the following statement on this report-and requested that it be placed in the minutes; Next to.the last page (72) of the "Economic Feasibility Study for a Community Auditorium ".appears the following statement, "...current construction cost are so high that break -even is next to impossible except on the basis of more than 2,000 seats well filled it should be stressed." On the same page there is this comment, "Auditorium managers have an extremely difficult profession in which impending financial disaster constantly stares them in the face. They are understandably a breed of pessimists who often sound as if they would prefer never to see another auditorium." Of the "Study" I found the last six pages the written indictment against this City investing in a civic auditorium. .As a City.Councilman I am opposed to this City Council recommending to the voters an. election be held to determine voter approval of-general-obligation bonds to build a civic auditorium. If any Councilman believes a $1,500,000 bond issue would pass then that Councilman is out of touch with political reality. There is the argument by some that follows; "let the voters decide whether they want ;a;civic auditorium. ". This is the easy way out for the Council. The people did not_elect us-to "take the easy.way. ", They elected us to make decisions. Our decision should be a civic auditorium is low on the priority of things this City must do for our citizens. I recommend to my colleagues we receive and file the Schwabacher - Rafferty and Company report:. The report is positive in proving civic auditoriums are in the main money losing ventures. The report endorses the Laguna site. This in my opinion would be an excellent site to loose money. It does:not take a•planner to recognize the reason why-the civic auditorium should not be on the Laguna Park Land:- A civic auditorium -= the type recommended for our City -- depends on conventions. So says the report. Conventions mean people outside the community will be attending. City Council Minutes May 13, 1968 Page 7 The motel and restaurant accommodations are not conveniently located at the Laguna site. Of lesser importance is the distance from the City retail establishments. What about terminal recreation facilities. "Things to do" enterprises are nil in this community. The report makes this point. What about our isolation. Consider our airport, our public.transportation. These problems are noted in the study. In recognizing these problems the report ' dwells on the need of local groups to use the civic auditorium to help payments on the debt. What effect will this have on those business people in our City that have invested "risk" capital for medium size convention facilities? Or the public investment in the Veterans Building. A bleak financial picture is presented to-the City by the report. If the conclusions of this report were not included -- just the raw economic problems involved -- which are in the report -- the reader would conclude a civic auditorium is not economically feasible. Surprise -- the author of the.report recommends this City bond itself for $1,500,000 and build a 2;200 seat auditorium. Why did the author make such a recommendation? Was he attempting to present - a conclusion he knew would be pleasing to the proponents -- the Civic and Fine Arts Association? This City paid $3,000 for the Rafferty study. I wonder out loud if we received our money's worth. May I say again to the Council -- do you believe the voters would.approve a general obligation bond for $1,500,000 to finance this proposed civic auditorium ?. Let your vote on this question reflect how you think the voters would so vote. Councilman Blake stated that he also wanted noted in the minutes that Councilman Miller prepared his objections to this program prior to the presentation this evening by the consultant. Councilman Miller stated that before the City spends money. on an auditorium complex ' that they should spend money on more necessary items such as additional parks and recreational areas for citizens of the community. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Spring, that the City Council accept the report of Schwabacher- Rafferty and Company and refer the Economic Feasibility Report to the Civic and Fine Arts Association /Council Committee augmented by a member of the Park and Recreation Commission to study the report and make a.recommendation to the City.-Council on future steps to be taken. Motion carried on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, .Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: Donald Q. Miller ABSENT: None On motion of Councilman Spring, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, that a represen- tative of the Motel- Hotel Association be added to the above committee. Motion carried. 18. Communication from the Civil Defense and Disaster Board requesting that the ' City Council.consider improvements to the Civil Defense Operating Center and improvements to other Civil Defense needs in the event of an emergency. The Civil Defense and Disaster Board asked that the City Council: (1) Make funds available at once to purchase equipment for emergency power at one radio station, estimated cost to be $1,000; (2) Approximately 200 fifty pound bags filled with sand available in the City Hall basement so that they may be readily moved to where they may be required to improve-the protection factor for personnel on duty at the EOC; (3) Install showers and toilet facilities in the City Hall basement; (4) Construct office space in the City Hall basement to be used by the City administra- tion in day-to day operations and by the Civil Defense Organization in time of emergency. City Council Minutes May 13, 1968 Page 8 The Civil Defense and Disaster Board asked that the City Council adopt these recommendations in principle and adopt a priority list for those items requiring expenditure and requiring the same in future budgets. N. H. Colby, Chairman of the Civil Defense and Disaster Board, appeared before the, City Council urging that the City Council adopt the recommendations presented by the Board as the Board felt these were minimum requirements for effective Civil Defense Operations. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Spring, that $1,000 be added to the 1968 -69 budget for purchase of a generator and sandbags. Motion carried. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, that the matter of toilet facilities and office space in the basement be referred to the Building Department for recommendation. Motion carried. 18. A. 0. J. Gullickson, Deputy Director of Civil Defense, presented for the Council's .consideration a check off list for periods of increased international tension. Said items being checked off as accomplished for the overall Civil Defense Plan. CDR. Gullickson explained the purpose of the check off list and the general areas covered. On motion of. Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the City Council approved the check off list in principle. Motion carried. 10 :10 P.M. Mayor Whelchel declared a recess. 10:20 P.M. the meeting reconvened ' with all Councilmen present.. 9. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, presented for the City Council's consideration a report of Street Deficiencies prepared in compliance with Section 2156 of the Streets and Highways Code. He explained that the report showed a street deficiency within the next 10 years in excess of $6,000;000, an increase in dollar amount from the deficiency shown four years ago. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Spring,'the following' ' resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1814, a resolution of the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo adopting City Engineer's report on City Street Deficiencies. 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. H. Johnson, City Attorney, presented to the City Council for their consider- . ation, Ordinance No. 409, an ordinance regulating the erection and maintenance of barbed wire fences within the City of.San Luis Obispo. H. Johnson explained that this ordinance would prohibit the use of barbed wire fence within the City unless the property is zoned or legally devoted to agricultural uses. Also, where a barbed wire fence-is permissible, the ordinance would prohibit the installation within 10 feet of the property line along any street, lane or alley unless a permit was first obtained. The City Council discussed with the City Attorney the conditions of the proposed ordinance and suggested that some provision should be made for allowing barbed wire on the upper strands of security fences. City Council Minutes May 13, 1968 Page 9 The proposed ordinance was referred to the City Attorney for amendment to allow barbed wire fences on security fences. 11. On motion'of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Miller, the following ordinance was introduced for final passage. Ordinance No. 412, an ordinance rezoning property located on the south side of Ella Street between Henry and Ruth ■ Streets from R -2 to R -1 Land Use District. Finally passed on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: None 12. At this time the City Council considered the adoption of Ordinance No. 414, an ordinance of the City of San Luis Obispo amending the Municipal Code regulating ambulance service within said City. The City Council discussed the need of this type of ordinance and several members of the Council did not feel that any purpose would be served by such regulations. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Mayor Whelchel, ordinance No. 414 was introduced and lost on the-following roll call vote: AYES: Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F.• Spring ABSENT: None 1 13. Mayor Whelchel brought to the City Council's attention the matter of depositing fill material within the City under the provisions the existing grading ordinance. Mayor Whelchel stated that in some instances the provisions of the ordinance create a hardship for'people developing or improving property in the City. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, explained that often property owners desire to fill vacant lots, receiving dirt for stockpiling when it is available and are unable to comply with conditions of the grading ordinance'at the start, since they are unaware of the ultimate grade desired for the parcel. He suggested that a modification be made to the grading ordinance to permit stockpiling the materials under certain conditions. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, this 'matter was referred to the City Engineer and City Attorney for preparation of an ordinance amending the grading ordinance of the City. Motion carried. 14. For the Council's consideration, Utilities Agreement No. 180.0.11 by which the Division of Highways-. will pay the City of San Luis Obispo to relocate an ' existing fire hydrant on Rock-view Place and Edna Road: This work is to be done by the City Water Department and paid for by the Division of Highways. On motion of Councilman Spring, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1818, a resolution approving the Utilities Agreement for relocation of a fire hydrant on Rockview Place and Edna Road and authorizing the Mayor to sign the same. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel City Council Minutes May 13, 1968 Page 10 NOES:- None ABSENT: None 15. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the following deed of easement from Frances Bressi for storm drain on Mission Street west of Broad Street was accepted and the Mayor was authorized to record the same. Motion carried. 19. At this time the City Council considered the request to appoint a Senior Citizens' Advisory Committee to work with the Park and Recreation - Commission on senior citizen activities. W. E. Flory, Park and Recreation Director, appeared before the City Council and urged that the City Council appoint such a committee so that there will be liaison between the Park and Recreation Commission staff and the senior citizens. On motion of- Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1817, a resolution authorizing the appointment of a Senior Citizens' Committee. 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 ' 20. Communication from David W. Gleason, 1227 Stafford Street, protesting the approach and grade of the existing alley lying between California Boulevard and Kentucky Street and Stafford and Taft Streets. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, explained that the existing carport at the Gleason property is located on the property line and so high above the street that it is not possible to design alley grades which will meet the carport and the California Boulevard street grades at the same time, and that some day when the alley had to be improved Mr. Gleason's access from the carport would be seriously hampered. Communication ordered received and filed. 21. Request of Marvin Jespersen for exception to the driveway width for property located at the corner of King and Sandercock Streets. D. F. Romero, City - Engineer, explained to-.the..City Council that Mr:.Jespersen has added to his buildings on this property and that in order to provide off street parking a wider width driveway would be required. D. F. Romero stated that he has no objection to this request as it would take additional vehicles off the street but the City Council is the only one who can grant this exception. ' On motion of Councilman Miller,. seconded by Councilman Blake,.that the request of Mr. Jesperseh for a 22 foot driveway width be approved. Motion carried. 22. Communication from the Division of Highways notifying the City Council that they wish to appear before them on May 20, 1968 to present additional route studies for 101 through Cuesta Canyon. The City. Council set 9:00 P.M. May 20, 1968 as a time for the Division of Highways to make their presentation. 23. Application from Ernest B. Levelling for a cardroom license for 987 Osos City Council Minutes May 13, 1968 Page 11 Street to be called the Old Timers Club and report by Police Chief E.-L. Rodgers stating that based upon his investigation he has no objection to the issuance of this license. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, that a card table license be granted to E. B. Lewelling, dba Old Timers Club at 987 Osos Street. Motion carried. Councilman Miller voting no. 24. Communication from the San Luis Obispo County Development Association express- ing appreciation for the excellent cooperation and support of the City of San Luis Obispo during the early history of the Association and requesting continued�support was referied to the City Council Budget Session. , 25. The City Council adjourned to Executive Session to discuss personnel matters. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, that the City employ Sim Tyus as Maintenance Man I•at $385 per month effective May 22, 1968. 26. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the meeting adjourned to Wednesday, May 15, 1968, at 11:30 P.M. Motion carried. APPROVED: June 3, 1968 Roll Call City Staff H ITZPATRICK CITY CLERK MINUTES ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL May 15, 1968 - 11:30 A.M. CITY HALL Present: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel Present: R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer; J. H. Fitzpatrick, City Clerk. 1. The -City Council began their study of the 1968 -69 City Budget prepared by the City Administrative Officer beginning with Page 1, Capital Outlay to Page 62. On motion of Councilman.Miller, seconded by Councilman Spring, instruct the City Engineer to pkepare -plans for permanent drainage improvement in the Foothill area to be completed in stages with $12,000 to be budgeted in the 1968 -69 budget. (Capital Outlay No. 14.) Motion carried. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Spring, the meeting adjourned to 11:30 A.M. Friday, May 17, 1968 in the City Conference Room, City Hall. Motion carried. APPROVED: June 3, 1968 . FITZPATRICK - CICLEF f 1 1