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06/03/1968Roll Call MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL June 3, 1968 - 7 :00 P.M. CITY HALL Present.: Emmons Blake, Donald Q. Miller, Arthur F. Spring, Clell W. Whelchel Absent: Frank Gallagher 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 Spring, the minutes of the meetings of May 13, 15, 17, 20, 21, 24 and 27; 1968 were approved. Motion carried. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Spring, claims against the City for the month of June 1968 were approved and ordered paid subject to the approval of the Administrative Officer. Motion carried. 1. Request of Neal Alston that the City Council reconsider its action in placing a red zone across from his place of business, Lela's Take Out, at 2146 Broad Street, was referred to the Traffic Committee on motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Spring. Motion carried. 2. Continuation of the request from the Retail Merchants Association requesting , permission to operate a Flea Market in downtown San Luis Obispo and closing Higuera Street from Morro to Broad Street or Chorro to Broad Street for this promotion. Eric Niland, representing the Merchants Committee, appeared before the City Council on behalf of their request to close Higuera Street from Morro to Broad to operate a Flea Market promotion in July. L. Schlobohm, Fire Chief, stated that he had met with representatives of the Merchants' Association and discussed their proposal and he felt that Fire Department emergency equipment could operate during the Flea Market if safety lanes were-left open. He stated that while he was not supporting the proposal which would make any fire fighting in the area very difficult, he would not oppose the proposal either. R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer, reported to the City Council that Police Chief Rodgers was opposed to closing Higuera Street due to the traffic problems that would be generated in other parts of the downtown area. Eric Niland stated that all the major merchants on Higuera Street and 907, of the small merchants were supporting this promotion and urged the closing of the street. Councilman Miller stated that he was opposed to closing Higuera Street now that it .. is a one -way street and is needed for. adequate traffic circulation in downtown San Luis Obispo. Councilman Spring stated.that he was opposed to closing Higuera Street but was not opposed to the Flea Market idea if another area could be used. Councilman Blake stated he felt this was a good promotional idea but suggested an area other than Higuera Street be considered. Mayor Whelchel stated that he was not opposed to closing Higuera Street for one day but with the opinions already stated by the City Council this evening, he suggested that the Merchants' Association find another location. The City Council suggested that the Merchants' Association use Garden Street, Garden Alley and a part of Lot No. 2 for this promotion City Council Minutes June 3, 1968 Page 2 Eric Niland said he would take the City Council's suggestions back to:the Committee and would return to discuss the matter with the Council. The matter was continued. 3. Communication from the Merchants of the Mission Mall area requesting that the development of the Mission Plaza proceed without further delay according to the present plan for realigning Monterey Street. Communication was ordered received and filed. 4. The City Council continued their consideration of the Traffic Committee Report of April 18; 1968 of 68 -5 -6T. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, presented an amended sketch showing the effect of the street widening on the two parcels of property involved in the two corners at Toro and Pismo Streets. D. F. Romero estimated the cost of this improvement to be $2,600. R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer, suggested that the City try the red curb. paintings before acquiring property for widening which could be done at a later date. r Catherine Hanrahan, 1193 Pismo Street, appeared before the City Council objecting to the City proposal of widening Pismo.Street in front of her house. She stated if this proposal were followed it would put the sidewalk too close to their dwelling and take away much of their privacy. She suggested that the City paint the curb red in front of her house which would ' prohibit parking and then move the center line over to channelize the traffic. She also.felt that in widening the.street her property would decline in value which would be a hardship to her. D. F. Romero stated that he would recommend that the curbs.be painted red and move the center line on Pismo Street.for better traffic channelization. Mayor Whelchel suggested that the pole:on the curb at Toro and Pismo Streets should be moved or have reflectors placed thereon for the safety of the motorists. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Spring,• the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1821, a resolution establishing A no- parking zone on Pismo Street. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: -. AYES: Emmons Blake, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel- NOES: None ABSENT: Frank Gallagher 5. Communication from the Planning Commission recommending to the City Council that the Zoning Ordinance be amended to require use permit approval by the Planning Commission for automobile service stations in the R -C, C -H and M Districts. On motion of- Councilman Miller,- seconded by Councilman Blake, the following.. ordinance.was introduced. Ordinance No. 420, an ordinance amending certain sections of the Zoning Ordinance to. require use permit approval by the Planning Commission for service stations. Introduced.-and.passed to print on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel City Council Minutes June 3, 1968 Page 3 NOES: None ABSENT: Frank Gallagher This ordinance was set for public hearing on July 1, 1968. 6. Communication from the Planning Director forwarding the Planning Commission's recommendation to name that street abutting the west boundary of Madonna Road Plaza, Calle Joaquin. This recommendation was made on the basis that the frontage road adjacent to the auto center on Los Osos Road would ultimately connect with this street. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, pointed out that the Planning Commission action had also included a renaming of the frontage road in front of Howard Johnson's. On motion of Councilman Spring, seconded by Councilman Blake, the recommendation of the Planning Commission was accepted including that portion in front of Howard Johnson's Restaurant. Motion carried. 7. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, reported to the City Council that the sewer line in Madonna Road to serve the'Vagabond Motel site has been completed and has been installed according to City standards and he recommends that the City Council accept the sewer line for maintenance by the City. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Blake, that the City accept the Martinelli sewer line upon recommendation of the City Engineer. Motion carried. 8. Communication from D. F. Romero, City Engineer, bringing to the Council's attention the problems of trees in older subdivisions of the City which are causing damage to curb, gutter, sidewalk, streets and sewer and creating hazards for vehicles and pedestrians. D. F. Romero stated he felt the City should consider a program of the replacement of these unsuitable trees and start such a program as soon as possible. He suggested that a replacement program be set up under the supervision of the Park and Recrea- tion Direotof or the Department of Public Works. The City Council discussed with D. F. Romero the probable cost of this program as suggested by him and D. F. Romero estimated that this program could cost up to $100,000. It was moved by Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Spring, that the Mayor appoint two Councilmen to a Council Committee to look into this matter and make recommendations to the Council. Motion carried. Mayor Whelchel appointed Councilmen Blake and Miller to this Committee, Wes Conner of the Park and Recreation Commission, Mr. Amato, Cal Poly and William Flory, D. F. Romero and Mr. Wilson of the City staff as part of this Committee. 9. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, presented for the Council's consideration plans and specifications for Foothill Boulevard widening and explained the scope of the project and the limits of the work to be completed. He estimates that the cost of this project will be $23,000, not including widening in front of Villa's Union Station. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Blake, the plans and specifi- cations were approved and the Engineer was authorized to advertise'for bids. Motion c arried . 9A. The matter of street widening on Foothill Boulevard between Cuesta and Tassajara (Delmartini property) was referred to the City Attorney for acquisition by the City. City Council Minutes June 3, 1968 Page 4 10. Richard Taylor, Landscape Architect, presented his preliminary plans to landscape the Mission Plaza area. Richard Taylor presented sketches showing the ultimate development of the area as proposed by him. He continued that he kept in mind the simplicity of the develop- ment and attempted to keep the improvements at a low cost. He stated his whole concept was to attempt to bridge the time period between the Mission and the commercial establishments east of the Creek so that the Plaza area would be a blending of these periods. Richard Taylor then presented film slides of the proposed Mission Plaza development. He estimated that the preliminary cost for the City's share would be $139,500 which would not include street paving on Monterey Street or a new bridge. Richard Taylor, upon question, stated that the plan he has proposed is designed to be implimented in phases of a period of years. After discussion with the City Council, Richard Taylor asked if the City Council would approve his concept and authorize him to proceed with the plans and specifica- tions for the construction of the Mission Plaza project. On motion of Councilman Spring, seconded by Councilman Blake, that the City Council approve the preliminary plans and authorize preparation of plans and specifications by the Landscape Architect. Motion carried. Frank Warden complimented the.City.Council on having Richard Taylor prepare this excellent.plan.for. the Mission Plaza and hoped that it would be made available to all the citizens of the City for their information. L. I. Tubb, 109 Highland Drive, submitted a letter to the City Council asking that the City Council instruct the landscape architect when developing his final plans- for the Mission Plaza to design facilities that are easily accessible to handicapped persons. Richard Taylor, Architect,.stated that all the areas within.the Mission Plaza were being designed with the handicapped persons in mind for wheelchairs, etc. 11. R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer, requested Council authority to advertise the 1968/69 Budget for public hearing on June 17, 1968. On motion of Councilman MiLler, seconded by Councilman Blake, the public hearing was set for 8:00 P.M. June 17, 1968. Motion carried. 12. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Blake, the following ordinance was introduced. Ordinance No. .418,. an ordinance amending the Grading Ordinance by deleting certain provisions from and adding certain language to the Uniform Building Code. Introduced and passed to print on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel ' NOES: None - - - -- - .ABSENT: Frank Gallagher 13. The City Clerk reported on the following bids -received for Storm Drain Improvements, City Plan No. 21 -68 opened June 3, 1968. 1. Hi -Way Contractors $.99835.00 Post Office Box 426 Santa Maria, California 93454 City Council Minutes June 3, 1968 Page 5 2. Fred Julien and Associates 1141 Foothill Boulevard San Luis Obispo, California 93401 3. West Coast Construction Company 396 Higuera Street San Luis Obispo, California 93401 4. Burke Construction Company Post Office Box 957 San Luis Obispo, California 93401 5. Madonna Construction Company Post Office Box 910 San Luis Obispo, California 93401 6. McKnight Construction Corporation Post Office Box 727 Goleta, California 93017 Engineer's Estimate. $10;084.44 . 10,374.07 10,957.00 10,990.00 13,461.00 10,350.00 On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Spring, the low bid of Hi -Way Contractors was accepted. Motion carried. 14. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Spring, the Mayor was authorized to accept on behalf of the City the agreement between S: A. Petterson and the City for street widening on Johnson Avenue. Motion carried. 15. Administrative Officer, R. D. Miller, announced the following promotions in the City Fire Department: (1) Captain Donald Kaye to Fire Marshall effective June 1, 1968 at $812 per month subject to a one year probationary period. (2) Fireman Donald Sylvia to Fire Captain effective June 1, 1968 at $690 per month subject to a one year probationary period. 16. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Miller, the following ordinance was introduced for final passage. Ordinance No. 414, an ordinance amending the Municipal Code to add a special-speed limit for Garden Alley. . . Finally passed on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: Frank Gallagher 17. On motion of Councilman Spring, seconded by Councilman Miller, the following ordinance was introduced for final passage. Ordinance No. 415, an ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance to reduce the parking requirements for convalescent hospitals and rest homes in the R -0 District from one (1) space for each two (2) beds, to one (1) space for each three (3) beds. Finally passed on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: Frank Gallagher 1 1 1 City Council Minutes June 3, 1968 Page 6 18. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Spring, the following, ordinance was introduced for final passage. Ordinance No. 416, an ordinance amending the Zoning Ordinance to eliminate the requirement in the R -2 zone that one half of the parking spaces be covered.. Finally passed on the following roll call vote: AYES: Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: Emmons Blake ABSENT: Frank Gallagher 19. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Spring, the following ordinance was introduced for final passage. Ordinance No. 419, an ordinance approving and authorizing the Mayor to execute a quitclaim deed relinquishing an easement over certain real property no longer required for public use. Finally passed on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: Frank Gallagher 20. Communication-from the City of. Santa Fe Springs requesting that the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo support the passage of AB 1203 which would increase the penalty assessment on traffic offenses from $3.00 to $5.00 for each $20.00 of fine imposed or bail forfeited, said monies to be returned to local government agencies. H. Johnson, City Attorney, explained the provisions of the bill to the City Council.. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Blake, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1822, a resolution supporting the passage of AB 1203. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W: Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: Frank Gallagher 21. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Spring, the following contract payments were approved and ordered paid. Motion carried.. LEE WILSON ELECTRIC COMPANY Traffic Signal Installation 1 LEE WILSON ELECTRIC COMPANY Traffic Signal Installation . JACK S. FOSTER Sewer Farm Field Reconst. & Fire Training Site JACK S. FOSTER Sewer Farm Field Reconst. & Fire Training Site .Est. #2 $6,142.12 (1007. complete) Est. #3 (Final) 13256.30 (100% complete) Est. #3 564.29 (100% complete) Est. #4 (Final) 19881.98 (100% complete) City Council Minutes June 3, 1968 Page 7 22. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Blake, the Mayor was authorized to accept and record on behalf of the City the following grant deed. Grant deed from J. Edward Strasser and Lilly M.. Strasser for street widening on Serrano Drive. Motion carried. 23. Communication from the Elks Lodge requesting Council permission to close Osos Street between Palm and Monterey Streets on June 14, 1968 from 5:30 P.M. to 6:15 P.M. in order that a public flag day ceremony may take place. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Spring, the request of the Elks Lodge was approved. Motion carried. 24. Request from David Flock, Jones Ambulance Service, requesting that the City Council reconsider his request for an ambulance franchise ordinance as it was his understanding on May 6, 1968 that the: matter was continued to the next regular Council Meeting of May 20, but instead it was considered on May 13, 1968 at a meeting at which he was not present and unable to present information: It was the common consent of the City Council that Mr. Flock be invited to attend the next regular meeting of the City Council on June 17, 1968 and make his presen- tation. 25. Councilman Blake brought to the Council's attention the possible loss of air service for air mail from the San Luis Obispo Airport due to the lack of modern guidance devices. Councilman Blake felt that the City Council should take steps to retain air service for the postal service at the San Luis Obispo Airport. H. Johnson, City Attorney, explained his discussions with County Officials . on this. matter and stated that it was his impression that no improved guidance systems were being considered for the San Luis Obispo Airport. Councilman Blake stated that he felt that some joint approach between the City and the County should be arrived at so that these improvements can be placed now, making the airport useable for all types:of aircraft. Councilman Miller objected-to spending any City funds to make improvements to the County Airport. He stated he felt that the users of the airport should pay for the improvements and not the general taxpayers. Councilman Spring felt that the airport should be improved so that persons coming to visit San Luis Obispo could use a safe airport. Councilman Blake felt that the City should help improve the County Airport as people using the airport were either residents of the City or visiting the City for business purposes. Mayor Whelchel stated that every economic survey made for the City shows that our City only lacks an adequate airport for various sizes of executive aircraft and he felt that the economic life of the City requires an adequate airport. The matter was referred to the City Council Airport Committee to meet with County officials on improving guidance devices at San Luis Obispo Airport and the Committee w as. authorized to offer City funds. 26. The City Council adjourned to Executive Session to discuss property acquisitions involving possible litigation. 27. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Spring, the meeting adjourned to 11:30 A.M. Wednesday, June 5, 1968. Motion carried. 1 1 1