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07/01/1968Roll Call MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL July 1, 1968.- 7:00 P.M. Present: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Cleli W. Whelchel City Staff Present: R. D. Young, Planning Director; J. H: Fitzpatrick, City ' Clerk; R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer, H. Johnson, City Attorney; D. F. Romero, Public Works Director; L. Schlobolm, Fire Chief; E. L. Rodgers; Police Chief; E. p. Thompson, Water Department Director. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Blake, the minutes of the meetings of June 10, June 12 and June 17, 1968 were approved as presented. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Miller, claims against the City for the month of July 1968 were approved subject to the approval of the Administrative Officer. Motion carried. 1. City Clerk J. H. Fitzpatrick, presented to the City Council his certification statement that the initiative petition filed on June 14, 1968, requesting the closing of Monterey Street has been checked and found to contain the signatures of at least 10% of the registered voters of the City as of this date. H. Johnson, City Attorney, explained to the City Council the alternatives available to them on the basis of the signatures on the petition. H. Johnson continued that the City Council can introduce the ordinance as requested, refuse to-pass the ordinance or place the measure on the ballot and require the petitioners to seek a writ of mandate through the courts, place the matter on the ballot at the next regular municipal election or consider combining it as a special election with the general election of November 1968. Mayor Whelchel suggested that the City Council should consider placing this issue on the November ballot in order to have a decision on this proposal as soon as possible. Councilman Gallagher stated that he felt that the Council should proceed with the realignment plans for Monterey Street without any election as he feels that this plan has been before the public for several years and that full disclosure of the City plans were made during the City Election of 1967, and he feels that the members of the City Council should make this decision and should proceed. Mayor Whelchel stated that he also feels that the Council should proceed with the realignment of Monterey Street, but based on the initiative petition that has been filed by the citizens of San Luis Obispo, he feels that an early election should be held on the issue. Councilman Blake stated he felt that under State Law if 10% of the voters petition for adoption of an ordinance he felt the matter should be put to vote and let the majority decide the issue. Councilman Miller stated his reasons for changing his mind on the realignment issue as he felt that the majority of the people he discussed this matter with felt that the street should be closed. Councilman Spring stated he was opposed to closing Monterey Street in front of the Mission as he felt the street was needed for traffic circulation in the City. He continued that he felt that too many streets had been closed in the City in the last without any thought for future needs. Councilman Blake stated the only issue before the Council was whether the petition was legally filed and with the correct number of signatures. If it was, then the City Council should accept this decision and call the election as fast as practical. City Council Minutes July 1, 1968 Page 2 On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Miller, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1835, a resolution calling a special municipal election to consider an initiative ordinance concerning realignment of Monterey Street and ordering the consolidation of said election with the statewide general election in November. Mayor Whelchel suggested that the motion should be amended to add any additional items on the ballot to decide whether the City should continue the Mission Plaza development and continue spending tax funds on the project. There was no second to the Mayor's suggested amendment. Motion carried on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: Frank Gallagher ABSENT:. None Communication from Thomas Td. Norton regarding property acquisition by the City for the Monterey Street realignment was ordered received and filed. 2. At this time the City Council continued their discussion of installing burglar alarm systems in the new Police Facility. Mr. R. Lingle, Automatic Alarm Systems, appeared before the City Council requesting the City continue allowing the installation of burglar alarms for private citizens in the City Police Facility. He listed advantages of the alarm system to the City Police Department. He con- tinued that he had met with Mr. Ross, Architect for the Police Facility, and that he felt it could be incorporated in the new facility. He urged that the City Council continue private alarm systems in the City Police Facility as he feels that this is a service that the citizens of the community are entitled. Councilman Gallagher stated that he had visited six cities as part of the Council Committee investigating police facilities. He stated that the representatives of these six cities advised the Council Committee not to allow private alarm systems in the Police station due to the extra work required for on -duty Police Officers. Councilman Spring stated he objected to City tax payers subsidizing the alarm company that receive fees for their services and then rely on the Police Department to do all the work. He stated he would object to this new system in the new Police Facility. Councilman Gallagher asked if Mr. Lingle or other alarm operators would be willing to pay a small fee to the City for this service. Mr. Lingle stated he felt the monitoring of the burglar alarms is a duty of the City Police for the alarm company customers. Councilman Miller asked if Mr. Lingle was suggesting that the City purchase the master console and then rent space to each alarm customer. Mr. Lingle stated that he was not suggesting City ownership, jtB t City supervision. L. Somogvi, representing Silvesters Burglar Alarms, stated that his clients felt that it was a service to the people of San Luis Obispo to have their alarms built in the new Police Station. However, if the City Council felt it was too costly to the City, his client would be happy to abide by the Council's decision for monitoring this system. But, he continued if any company is allowed to use the City Police Station for their boards then he would expect the same privilege for his firm. 1 1 1 City Council Minutes July 1, 1968 Page 3 Mayor Whelchel announced that due to advertised public hearings that this dis- cussion would be continued later in the meeting. 3. At this time the City Council held a public hearing on the limitation of parking on the west side of Santa Rosa Street between Palm Street and Walnut Street. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, explained the proposal to the City Council which would eliminate parking on the west side of Santa Rosa Street, until the street was completely widened which would allow two lanes of traffic to flow. ' D. F. Romero requested that the City Council adopt the proposal to eliminate parking on Santa Rosa Street. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing open. Leonard Thrasher agreed with the recommendation that no parking be allowed during the daylight hours due to the heavy traffic on this street, but he felt there should be no limit on the street after 6:00 P.M. as the traffic at night was not too heavy. He suggested a no parking limit from 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing closed. Police Chief Rodgers suggested to the City Council that the no parking limit should be on a 24 hour basis as he explained that the traffic is quite heavy at all hours of the day and night. Also in order to make this traffic pattern work,..chainnelization and arrows would be painted on the road and would be con- fusing to motorists if parking were allowed after 6:00 P.M. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1832, a resolution limiting parking on Santa Rosa Street. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: 1 AYES: Emmons Blake', Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: None 4. At this time the City Council held a public hearing on the appeal of Foodmaker Inc. concerning a denial for building one of their drive - through restaurants at 975 Foothill Boulevard. The City Clerk read a letter from L. Somogyi, Attorney representing Foodmaker Inc., requesting that the.City Council continue the public hearing to August 5, 1968 so that additional study can be made on the appeal. H. Johnson, City Attorney, stated that the City Council could continue the hearing as requested but that if anyone in the audience wished to speak on this matter they were entitled to be heard as this matter was advertised for public hearing. L. Somogyi stated, upon question, that the reason for the requested continuance was so that the additional traffic study could be made so that an adequate pre- sentation could be made to the City Council on the appeal and further develop- ment plans could be introduced for Council consideration. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing.open. Myron Graham stated he was one of the persons objecting to the granting of a use permit for Foodmaker Inc. for a Jack in Box Restaurant at 975 Foothill Boulevard. He continued that they would want to make their presentation at the time the company made theirs. John Beebee objected to the granting of a drive - through restaurant on the basis of its dreadful appearance and the restaurants location. City Council Minutes July 1, 1968 Page 4 L. Garcia objected to granting of a use permit to Jack in the Box for a hamburger restaurant on Foothill Boulevard and he gave as his reason the poor appearance of Santa Rosa Street between Olive and Oak Streets. Mrs. George McGinnis, Al Hil Drive, asked the City Council that if this res- taurant is built on Foothill Boulevard will the City be responsible for losses to property and lives due to congested traffic to and from this restaurant and the ensuing accidents that would occur at this point. Robert Zazueta, operator of Rustic Gardens objected to the granting of a use permit for the Jack in the Box drive- through restaurant on the basis of the high traffic volume on Foothill Boulevard and the potential accident hazard. M. Colby objected to the granting of a use permit to Foodmaker Inc. on the grounds that the trees and shrubs on the site would have to be removed. Bob Barrows asked for clarification of the type of operation of Jack in the Box restaurants. • . Councilman Blake explained the methods of operation of Jack in the Box restaurant is that of ordering and picking up your food without getting out of your auto- mobile. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing closed. Motion to continue the.hearing on August 5, 1968 passed with Councilman Blake voting no. 5. At this time the City Council held a public hearing on the granting of a use permit to the Shell Oil Company by the Planning Commission to construct a service station on the northwest corner of Madonna Road and the frontage road. Mayor Whelchel stated he felt that before the hearing on the granting of a use permit that the City Council should first determine if the company would be I granted the encroachment permit across City owned property for the driveway of the service station as requested. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing open. Rick Norman, Engineer for Shell Oil Company again requested an encroachment permit from the City to use City property for access and egress to their pro - posed-service station on Madonna Road. He gave several reasons why this en- croachment permit was needed for the development of this service station. He continued that if the Council granted the encroachment permit he was sure that many of the traffic problems would be solved and further, that the City owned property would only be used for driveways and landscaping. He then asked that Shell Oil Company be granted an encroachment permit for as long as the company has a station on-that site. H. Johnson, City Attorney, stated that the City Council could not give any long term agreement to Shell Oil Company to use public land as this would have to go to public auction for lease or grant of easement over City land for a fixed term. H. Murphy, Attorney representing A. Madonna, presented for the City Council the history on the subject parcel of land. He stated on behalf of the.property owner he objected to the granting of a license to Shell Oil Company to use City owned property. He feels that once this license were granted that actually a grant of land would be made to the oil company. 1 He continued to say that A. Madonna might wish to bid on this lease of City owned property in order to improve the access to the frontage road. H. Murphy continued that in addition to the Madonna Inn and Motel that the property surrounding it, approximately 300 acres was being planned for stage development which would require the frontage road for access. He felt that the property of Shell Oil Company was going to hurt the property of Madonna Inn and no one else. City Council Minutes July 1, 1968 Page 5 H. Murphy continued that the traffic was very bad now and with the service sta- tion added, it would only make access to the frontage road worse. He feels that some consideration should be given by the City Council to property owners and developers who have been here some time and who have developed the area and created the need for more service stations, etc. He feels that the values in the area have been enhanced by A. Madonna. Rick Norman, Shell Oil Company stated that Shell Oil Company will build the underground drainage according to the City specifications across the City property. He also stated that Shell Oil Company would be most happy to share in the reason- able cost of widening the Madonna Inn access road on their side. Al Southon,.Real Estate Representative for Shell Oil Company, stated that the Shell Oil Company requires a long term agreement for use of the City owned pro- perty for access to and from their station. The agreement would have to be at least for the life of the service station. Mrs. Buckley, resident of Laguna Lake area objected to granting a permit for any business at the corner of Madonna Road and the Madonna Inn access road, due to the fast traffic on Madonna Road and cars crossing to enter the Madonna Inn Road. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing closed. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, stated to the City Council that the drainage pro- blems had been designed to take care of this property, and while it was true that the conduit was limited in size under Madonna Road, that someday they will have to be replaced at the City's expense. R. D. Young, Planning Director, stated, upon question, that the City Ordinance requires•a service station site to have 15,000 square feet and a frontage.of at least 100 feet. Councilman Spring stated he objected to this business due to the narrow 80 foot access on the Madonna Road to serve the service station without using City pro-, perty and he further objected granting long term agreements on City.property. Councilman Gallagher stated he objected to the proposal as the proposed service station would only be possible if City owned property were used for access. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Spring, that the City deny the request for an encroachment permit over City property. Motion carried, Councilman Miller and Mayor Whelchel voting no. Councilman Blake explained his reasons for voting in favor of the motion for denial of the encroachment permit as he feels that this property should have been developed - originally with proper access as is required of other service station developers. H. Johnson, City Attorney, stated that based on the Council's action regarding the encroachment permit that the matter of the use permit is moot. City Council then discussed the best approach for developing this:site for the Shell Oil Company. After discussion by the Council, Mayor Whelchel stated he felt from the Council's comments that the Council would consider an application from the Shell Oil Com- pany for an encroachment permit to use City owned property for driveways to Madonna Road only. Under no conditions would access or egress to the service station be allowed to cross the Martinelli property to the Madonna Inn access road. 9:20 P.M. Mavor Whelchel declared a recess. 9:30 P.M. the meeting recovened with all Councilmen present. At this time the City Council reconsidered Item 2, the matter of installing burglar alarm systems in the new Police Facility. Police Chief Rodgers stated to the City Council'that he objected to the installa- tion of the burglar alarm systems in the Police Station as additional space is needed for the panel board and that no space is being planned for the equipment. City Council Minutes July 1, 1968 Page 6 These systems cause many false alarms which require investigation by the Police Department to insure that burglaries are not taking place. These alarm systems. require extra work for the on -duty Police Officer. Mr. Lingle , Automatic Alarm Systems, stated that many businesses are unable to get insurance unless they are connected to.an alarm system. Councilman Gallagher stated that if the local answering service would not take on any and all of the burglar alarm companies for a fee, he would then agree to the installation of a system in the new Police Facility to handle these alarm customers. But if only one company will be served by the answering service then the City should continue operating this service. Police Chief Rodgers asked the City Council to make a decision on this matter this evening so that the architect could go ahead with the plans and call for bids for the new Police building as a further delay would change the starting time of the contract. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Miller, that-this matter be continued to the July 15 meeting and that the operators of the answer- ing service be asked to attend and discuss this matter with the City Council.'. Motion carried. 6. At this time the City Council held a public hearing on the report of the Superintendent of Streets on cost of the following sidewalk repairs under the 1911 Act. C. and N. Cattaneo 515 (Hi V. J. and J. A. Flynn 286 W. F. Foster 262 J. and B.M. Taylor 275 Patricia ghland Dr Highland Highland Highland Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing open.. No one appeared before the City Council. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing closed. Drive $17.76 Cve side) Drive 59.20 Drive 85.84 ' Drive 56.83 On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Miller, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1833, a resolution confirming the cost of sidewalk repairs and authorizing lien against the property.and collectible with City taxes. 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. City Clerk presented to the City Council the certificate of the County Clerk on the results of the official canvass of votes cast for San Luis Obispo City Measure A on June 14, 1968.on the question of the City Council authorizing a Local Housing Authority to govern low rent housing within the City. The official result of the canvass was: Yes - 5,729 No - 20962 H. Johnson, City Attorney, explained to the City Council the steps open for the iniating of low rent housing in the City of San Luis Obispo. He stated that prior to starting a project the Council should determine whether the County Housing Authority should be asked to manage the pm posed authority or whether the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council, should appoint a local City Housing Authority as the operating agency. City Council July 1, 1968 Page 7 H. Johnson explained the various steps that must be taken in order to proceed with the City Low Rent Housing Program. The City Attorney was authorized by the City Council to prepare a resolution for Council consideration regarding the establishment of a City Housing Authority. 8. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Spring, to confirm their informal action in granting City water service to the Standard Oil Company service station at Orcutt Road and Edna Road, outside rates to apply. Motion carried. 9. H. Johnson, City Attorney presented a report to the City Council regarding the disposal of abandoned vehicles on private property. He quoted sections from the Municipal Code and Vehicle Code and felt that there was enough law on the books to clear abandoned vehicles from private property. The City Council discussed the problem of abandoned automobiles on property not owned by the automobile owner and that could not be driven out and that the only way it could be removed would be to haul it by truck. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Blake, the City Public Works Department was authorized to clear the abandoned vehicles off the property adjacent to Haskins Avenue, using City equipment. Motion carried. 10. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, presented to the Council the matter of abandon- ing Motley Street south of Stafford Street which had been held up until the im- provements requested by the City to the alley by the adjacent property owner has been completed. D. F. Romero stated that these improvements had now been completed and the City could proceed with abandonment. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1834, a resolution giving notice of intention to abandon a portion of Motley Street south of Stafford Street 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 11. Councilman Spring brought to the City Council's attention the matter of a traffic hazard and proposed change in the traffic pattern at the intersection of Higuera Street and Elks Lane to facilitate right angle turns from Elks Lane onto Higuera Street. Matter was referred to the Traffic Commission for study and investigation. 12. D. F. Romero, City Engineer brought to the attention of the City Council the matter of various businesses on Higuera Street south of Nipomo Street that have paved driveway ramps into the street gutter rather than constructing stan- dard concrete driveways across the sidewalk. He continued that these improvements have resulted in the blockage of the street drainage with a subsequent failure of the underlying support for the street. Further, this results in a hazard to the street sweeper and motorists wishing to pull up to the curb. D. F. Romero continued that his department is in the process of posting these properties for sidewalk repair for these non- standard driveways, but he wished to-hear the desires of the Council on this matter before ordering removal and replacement of these non - standard improvements. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Miller, the City Engineer was authorized to enforce the removal of these driveways on these properties and installation of standard improvements. Motion carried. City Council Minutes July 1, 1968 Page 8 13, D. F. Romero, City Engineer, reported to the City Council that the plans and specifications for the Improvements to Laguna Lake Park are being prepared and they will be presented to the City Council for their consideration on August 5, 1968. 14. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, presented the plans and specifications for the City Council's consideration for the Chorro Street Sewer Line. D. F. Romero explained the scope of the improvements to be made and stated that ' the estimated cost would be $37,000. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman. Blake, specifications were accepted and the City Engineer was authorized to call for bids. Motion carried. Bids to be opened on July 22, 1968. 15. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, presented for the Council's consideration specifications for sidewalk repairs program for a six month period. D. F. Romero continued that the estimated cost would be $5,000. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, specifications were approved and the City Engineer was authorized to call for bids. 16. Communication from R. D. Young, Planning Director, stated that the Planning Commission has recommended that the City Council rename that portion of Flora Street located between Southwood Drive and Tanglewood Drive. The recommenda- tion is made since the alignment of that portion of Flora Street will not coin- cide with future alignments. of Flora Street and Southwood Drive and it was the opinion of the Commission that it should be renamed. It was the Planning Com- mission's recommendation that that portion of Flora Street located between Southwood Drive and Tanglewood Drive be renamed Sequoia. The recommendation of the Planning Commission was set for public hearing on July 15,1968. ' 17. The following memorandum was presented by J. L. Kellerman, Chief Building Inspector: Please be advised that the conditions for allowing the Porta- Trailer to remain at the French Hospital, as a women's employee lounge, have not been complied with. Personal conversation and correspondence (copies attached) have not gained results in moving the trailer. This department has issued a Building Permit to construct a complying building to serve as a lounge: when completed. It is anticipated this building will be completed prior to the expiration of the six months temporary use granted by Council for the trailer. We recommend that you consider allowing the trailer to remain until the new building is completed. Memorandum was ordered received and filed. 18. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the Mayor was authorized to sign an agreement between the City of San Luis Obispo and Yambert-Freeman, Inc., for advertising and promotional services for the fiscal year 1968/69. Motion carried. Councilman Miller voting no. 19. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the Mayor was authorized to sign an agreement between the City of San Luis Obispo and Woods Animal Shelter for the fiscal year 1968 /69. Motion carried. 20. On motion of Councilman Miler , seconded by Councilman Gallagher the Mayor was authorized to sign an agreement between the City of San Luis Obispo and the Southern Pacific Company and the San Luis Costal Unified School District for construction of a fence between San Luis Drive and the railroad track and for maintenance thereof. Motion carried. City Council Minutes July 1, 1968 Page 9 21. Communication from the California Chapter of the American Institute of Planners requesting that the City Council adopt•a resolution relating to the inclusion of the Housing Element of local General Plan Documents. H. Johnson, City Attorney, informed the City Council that this was not applica- ble to the City as our Charter incorporates the general laws of the State dealing with planning. ' 22. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Miller, the Mayor was authorized to sign an agreement between the City of San Luis Obispo and the California Disaster Office relative to the temporary assignment of Civil Defense Fire Truck No. 29. Motion carried. 23. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Miller, the following ordinance was introduced for final passage. Ordinance No. 420,an ordinance amending certain sections of the Zoning Ordinance to require use permit approval by the Planning Commission for service stations. 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 24. On motion of Councilman Spring, sec m ded by Councilman Gallagher, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1825, a resolution tabu- lating equipment replacement•appropriations for the Fiscal Year 1968/69, and total accumulations for each piece of equipment. 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 25. On motion of Councilman Spring, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1826, a resolution es- tablishing salary ranges for employee classifications, assigning City employees to classifications and salary steps within the respective pay ranges,-. specifying. methods of advancement within said salary ranges and repealing all previous- salary resolutions. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: None I 26. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Miller, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1828, a resolution making year -end adjustments in the 1967/68 budget. 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 City Council Minutes July 1, 1968 Page 10 26A. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Spring, the fol- lowing resolution was introduced. Resolution No..1829, a resolution increasing the 1967/68 budget. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Wheichel ;NOES: None , ABSENT: None 27. The City Clerk reported on the bids received for furnishing certain blanket bond coverage as described in specifications approved by the City Council on May 18, 1959. $5,000'Honesty $2,500 Faithful Total Blanket Position Performance Bond Bond Atkinson & Hollister $192.00 $215.44 $407.54 Kenneth Boraker $ $ $231.00 Thomas H. Conklin $117.00 $150.00 $267.00 Gerald B. Evans $ $ $249.00 Neal - Truesdale $ 76.00 $174.00 $250.00 Morris and Dee $ $ $218.00 City Clerk J. H. Fitzpatrick recommended that the low bid of Morris and Dee , be accepted. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Spring, the low bid of Morris and Dee was accepted by the City. 28. City Clerk J. H. Fitzpatrick reported on the following bids received for the Foothill Boulevard Widening Project, City Plan No. 12 -68. J. A. O'Kelley and Son $20,986.80 Burke Const. Co. $25,414.80 A. Madonna Const. Co. $25,982.30 C. S. Const. Co. $26,781.40 Engineer's Estimate $24,295.95 D. F. Romero, City Engineer, requested that the low bid of J. A. O'Kelley and Son be accented. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Miller,-the low bid of J. A. O'Kelley and Son was accepted. 29. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the following Deeds of Easement were accepted and the Mayor was authorized to record on behalf of the City. A. Deed of Easement from John E. King and Carole D. King B. Deed of Easement from R. L. Spink C. Deed of Easement from Dominic Bressi and Frances Bressi D. Deed of Easement from David E. Bowin, Jr., and Ruth M. Bowin Motion carried. City Council Minutes July 1, 1968 Page 11 29E. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, the Mayor was authorized to sign on behalf of the City the escrow instructions for acquisition of the Highland Drive property. 29F. On motion of Councilman Spring, seconded by Councilman Blake, the Mayor was authorized to sign an agreement for acquisition of property on Santa Rosa Street from Mrs. Pavia, et al. Motion carried. Councilman Gallagher abstaining. 30. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Spring, the following contract payments were approved and authorized paid. Hi-way-Contractors Est.'#1 $1,151.31 Storm-Drainage Improvements (6% complete) C. S. Construction Company Est. #1 $6,840.00 Parking Lot No. 11 Expansion (20% complete) McKnight Construction Company Est. #1 $3,030.97 Water Line Improvements, City (4% complete) Plan No. 2 -68 West Coast Construction Company Est: #1 $4,273.87 Water Line Improvements, City (2% complete) Plan No. 18 -68. Motion carried. 31. R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer, announced the appointment of Beverly Patton as Stenographer in the Police Department effective July 1, 1968, at $405 per month with one year probation period. R. D. Miller also announced the appointment of Marjorie Cornell as Dispatcher Clerk in the Police Department at a salary of $385 per month with a one year probation period. 32. The City Council adjourned to executive session to discuss property ac- quisitions involving pending or possible litigation. 33. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, the meeting was adjourned. APPROVED: August 5, 1968 _1 J. H. FITZPATRICR CITY CLERK