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07/15/1968Roll Call City Staff MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL July 15, 1968 - 7:00 P.M. Present: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Clell W. Whelchel Present: R. D. Young, Planning Director; J. H. Fitzpatrick, City Clerk; W. E. Flory, Director of Parks and Recreation; H. Johnson, City Attorney; R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer; D. F. Romero, Public Works Director; L. Schloblom, Fire Chief; E. P. Thompson, Water Department Director. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, claims against the City for the month of July, 1968 were approved subject to the approval of the Administrative Officer. Motion carried. I. City Council discussed development and maintenance of Laguna Lake including insect control, weed control and maintaining water level in the lake. W. E. Flory, Director of Parks and Recreation, presented a report to the City Council from the Department of Public Health regarding control measures for.both insects and weeds in the lake. The study included chemical control and mechanical control of weeds and dredging of the lake to an andequate depth to discourage weed growth. R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer, reported to the City Council on the plan of the California Men's Colony to purchase a dredge to be used-by them to main- tain the Chorro Reservoir on camp property and if this dredge is at all mobile, maybe the City could rent this from them during the periods when it is not being used by the Colony. h The matter was continued until final reports were received from the Department of Public Health. 2. H. Johnson, City Attorney, brought to the Council's attention the matter of an Easement which was granted to the City by Russell Cline which was no longer needed by the City and suggested that the Council adopt a resolution of intention to abandon this Easement back to the property owner. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Spring; the following resolution was introduced. Resoluti6n:No�.1836, a resolution of intention to abandon an Easement for water lines to Russell Cline. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: Donald Q. Miller 3. The matter of appointment of a member to the Library Board to replace John Reid was continued to August 5, 1968 and Mr. Fitzpatrick was asked to contact the President of the Libaray Board to see if the Board has any suggested 1 names to present. 4. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, presented plans and spedifications for the Council's for the Chorro Street Sidewalk Improvements (from South of Murray to just past Meinecke) 5. The City Council continued their discussion of installation of silent burglar alarm systems in the new Police Facility City Council Minutes July 15, 1968 Page 2 G. B. Peterson, President, Radio.Communications Service, stated that he feels that his answering service would be able to handle any and all monitoring devices for burglar alarm companies in the City with no exclusive rights to any one com- pany. He stated that he is willing to do this immediately. Mr. Peterson presented a letter from his attorney which stated that while he originally had an exclusive contract with Silvesters Burglar Alarm Company, he feels that the contract has been broken by non - compliance by the alarm company. M. D. Blair, San Luis Merchant Patrol, appeared before the City Council and stated he is willing to proceed with installation of a silent type of burglar alarm for businesses in the community. He continued that he had made arrangements with the answering service to handle the calls but feels that if any company is allowed to use the police board then he too wishes to use the Police Facility. Gregg Morris, representing the Independent Insurance Agents Association, stated that his group is very interested in the City Council's discussion on burglar alarm systems. He continued that his group felt that all the monitoring systems should be centrally located for better control. While he agreed that there was no pro- blem at this time, he feels that within a few years, more and more businesses will be required to install burglar and'fire alarm systems im.order to qualify for insurance. He feels that a centrally located monitoring service would be satisfactory and urged that any system for monitoring be approved by the Insurance Underwriters. R. Lingle, Automatic Alarm Systems, suggested that this matter be continued until all the facts regarding private answering services be known to the City Council. ' R. Boraker, San Luis Insurance Agency, stated that the Independent Insurance Agents will try to get information from the underwriters on whether the answering service can be approved as monitors for the alarm systems. The matter wad continued to August 5, 1968. 6. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1831, a resolution declaring the need for a City Housing Authority in the City of San Luis Obispo. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: Donald Q. Miller The City Council then discussed the method of appointing members to the City Housing Authority in order to choose the best qualified residents of the com- munity. It was determined by the Council that the individual Councilmen would solicite names from persons who were interested in serving on the City Housing Authority, or the City Clerk could be given names of interested persons.for.con- sideration and interview by the Council in executive session on July 29, 1968. 7. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, presented to the City Council a resolution which would request the Division of Highways to inspect certain bridges and structures within the City. D. F. Romero continued the purpose was to give the City a comprehensive report on each bridge to assure they are.in safe condition. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Spring, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1830, a resolution requesting the Division of Highways to inspect certain bridges and structures within the City of San Luis Obispo. City Council Minutes July 15, 1968 Page 3 Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: Donald Q. Miller 8. At this time the City Council'.held a public hearing on -the recommendation ' of the Planning Commission to rename a portion of Flora Street located between Southwood Drive and Tanglewood Drive to Sequoia Street. City Clerk reported that all property owners on this portion of Flora Street were notified of the public hearing to be held . at this time. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing open. No one appeared before the City Council. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing closed. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Spring, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1837, a resolution renaming a por- tion of Flora Street between Southwood Drive and southerly City Limits to Sequoia Street. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: Donald Q. Miller 9. At this time the Coulcil held a public resolution of intention to annex territory (Smith property, South Higuera) City Clerk reported that the property ovine public hearing and the resolution had been Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing No one appeared before the City Council. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing hearing on Resolution No. 1820, a to the City of San Luis Obispo. rs concerned had been notified of the advertised in the newspaper. open. closed. On motion of Councilman Spring, seconded by Councilman Blake, the following ordinance was introduced. Ordinance No. 421, an ordinance of intention to annex territory to the City of San Luis Obispo. (Smith property, South Higuera Street). Introduced and passed to print on the following roll call vote: AYES,: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring,. Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: Donald Q. Miller 10. At this time the City Council held a public hearing on the appeal of Stenner -Glen from a denial by'the Planning Commission on a requested variance for parking restrictions for student housing. R. Young, Planning Director, presented the following report on the Commission's action in denying the requested variance of Stenner -Glen. City Council Minutes July 15, 1968 Page 4 _T (1) The property is approximately 7 acres in size and is being developed for the housing of 620 students. 310 parking spaces are required for this number of students. (2) Prior to issuance of the building permit a parking plan with the full 310 spaces was approved, however, this plan would-require extensive grading, retainiAg walls and actual realignment of Stenner Creek. (3) In order to.-.avoid this expense and to preserve the natural topography as much as possible, the applicant is requesting a variance to allow 280 parking spaces, rather than the 310 required. Of these 280 spaces, 93 are designated for compact cars, with an 8,' by 16 stall. (4) The topography of this site is not unlike that of neighboring land, and to approve the requested variance would appear to be granting of a pri- vilege inconsistent with limitations placed upon surrounding properties. (5) It was the consensus of the Commission that there were no exceptional circumstances applying to the development that would warrant justifica- tion for granting the requested variance. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing open. A. Johnson, Coordinator for Scope Corporation, builders of Stenner -Glen, appeared before the City Council and explained the problem in requesting a variance in the size of the parking spaces. He stated that in order to avoid damaging the creek and removing additional trees they-w-- re requesting a variance of 93 parking spaces to be smaller than the minimun allowed by the City. He stated that their research showed that almost 30% of the residents of stu- dent housing complexes drive compact automobiles, and he feels that these 93 spaces are needed for compact vehicles. Allen Brenner, resident manager, explained the procedures under which the stu- dents will be controlled in the housing complex. He stated that the students will police themselves and he is sure that they could control parking by requesting compact cars to use the smaller spaces. He said that all they were asking for was a reduction in the size of one foot in 93 spaces. A . Johnson stated that the developers had acquired additional property on Santa Rosa Street to help alleviate the parking problem. He again requested that all the Stenner -Glen developers were asking for is a reduction in the size of the parking spaces for 30% of the required parking and further that this would be no hardship as 30% of the students used compact vehicles. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing closed.' B. Duveneck, owner of the property leased to Stenner -Glen developers appeared before the City Council urging that the Council grant the requested variance for 93 spaces to be reduced by one foot. He continued that if this not done that the City was forcing the developers to remove trees from the parking areas. The City Council discussed with the representatives of Stenner -Glen problems ' that have arisen in student housing complexes when the parking standards were not adequate and the Council felt that these minimum standards of the City were not too great and should be followed. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Spring, that the appeal for variance be denied and that the City Council uphold the decision of the Plan- ning Commission. Motion carried. 11. Communication from the City Planning Commission requesting to the City Council that that portion of Fairview Street adjacent -to Southern Pacific Rail- road right =of -way property be abandoned. It was the feeling of the Planning Commission-that this end of Fairview Street would not be needed for City purposes. City Council Minutes July 15, 1968 Page 5 Communication from the Pacific Gas and Electric Company requesting that the City Council, if they abandon a portion of Fairwiew Street, retain in the abandonment an easement for electrical service over the abandoned portion of Fairview Street. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1838, a resolution of intention to abandon a portion of Fairview Street. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake,. Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None. ABSENT: Donald Q. Miller 12. H. Johnson, City Attorney, presented for the Council's consideration an agreement between the City of San Luis Obispo and Charles and Evelyn Delmartini for street widening for Foothill Boulevard. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, stated that a condition of the subdivision which was required due to the amount of land being taken by street widening was that the corners of the lot would be staked and a parcel map drawn. He asked whether City forces should stake the lot and prepare the parcel mal for Delmartini. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Spring, the Mayor was authorized to sign an agreement on behalf of the City with Charles Delmartini and the City Engineer was authorized to prepare a parcel map and place the lot stakes, with Delmartini paying the filing fees. Motion carried. 13. For the Council's consideration the Planning Commission forwarded the ten- tative map and conditions for Tract No. 375. R. Young, Director of Planning and Building, presented the subdivision map to the City Council with the recommendation of the Planning Commission. After discussion the map was re- referred to the Planning Commission with no ob- jections by the City Council. 14. The following communication was received from the Human Relations Commission requesting confirmation of the Council for its present membership and officers as follows: Terms Expiring December 31, 1968 James Duenow, 2nd Vice Chairman & Secretary Bruce Tjaden, Chairman M. S. Willard vacancy Terms Expiring December 31, 1968 Hubert Page Vincent Gates Mary Rhodes vacancy Terms Expiring December 31, 1970 Ruth Wirshup, 1st Vice Chairman Dan Law Phillip Lamar` Dorothy Foster On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Spring,. City Council con- firmed members of the Human Relations Commission and the terms as stated. 1 1 D City Council Minutes July 15, 1968 Page 6 15. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, the following salary increases were approved as requested. A. Dauphin, George, Police Officer From Step 3 or $652 to Step 4 or $690 B. Kelly, Kenneth G. Maintenance Man II From Step 2 or $480 to Step 3 or $508 C. Metcalf, Melinda, Parking Enforcement Officer From Step 1 or $340 to Step 2 or $455 D. Perry, Marilyn, Legal and Administrative Salary From Step 1 or $467 to Step 2 or $494 Motion carried. 17. Request from the Parks and Recreation Commission for the City Council to appoint a member to the Commission to replace Kathleen Bradford who has resigned. The matter was continued for nominations to be made to the City Council. 18. R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer, announced the following appointment of Police Officers effective July 16, 1968 at a starting salary of $582 per month subject to a one year probation period. Quinn, Stephen T. White, Gary D.... Gallimore, Thomas A. McDonough, Robert W. R. D. Miller,Aaministrative Officer, announced the promotion of Noel_Carmack to Sergeant in the Police Department,-effective July 16, 1968 at a` salary 'of $750 per month. 19. On motion of Councilman Spring, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, that the City Council set an executive session for Monday, July 29, 1968 at 7:00 P. M. to interview prospective members for the City Housing Authority. Motion carried. 20. City Council adjourned to executive session to discuss pending litigation involving property acquisition. 21. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, the meeting was adjourned to July 22, 1968, 4:30 P.M. Motion carried. APPROVED: August 5, 1968 I. FiTzPIMRICK CITY CLERK 1