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08/19/1968Roll Call MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL August 19, 1968 - 7:00 P.M. CITY HALL Present: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel City Staff 1 Present: R. D. Young, Planning Director; J. H. Fitzpatrick, City Clerk; H. Johnson, City Attorney; R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer; L. Schlobolm, Fire Chief; E: L. Rodgers, Police Chief; E. P. Thompson, Water Department Director. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Spring, the minutes of the meeting of August 5, 1968 were approved as corrected. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, claims against the City for the month of August 1968 were approved and ordered paid subject to the approval of the Administrative Officer. Motion carried. 1. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Spring, the following ordinance was introduced for final passage. Ordinance No. 421, an ordinance of the City of-San Luis Obispo approving the annexation.to said City of certain uninhabitated territory designated' "Touchstone Annexation No. 2 ". Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel 1 NOES: None ABSENT: None 2. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, the following Ordinance was introduced. Ordinance No. 424, an Ordinance levying a tax for the current 1968/69 fiscal year upon all taxable property within the City of San Luis Obispo and fixing the rate of such tax. 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 3. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Spring, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1841, a resolution requesting the Board of Supervisors-of the County of San Luis Obispo to extend Federal Aid Secondary Route Number 677 through the City of San Luis Obispo. 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 August 19, 1968 Page 2 4. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Miller, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1840, a resolution requiring sidewalk improvements on portions of various streets in the City of San Luis Obispo. 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 5. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the 1968 Inventory of City Property as presented by the Administrative Offixer was ordered received and filed. 6. Notice of a public hearing before the Local Agency Formation Commission for the Faulstich Annexation on August 22, 1968 was ordered received and filed. 7. Communication from the Planning Director informing the City Council that Paragon Street in Tract No. 374 has been renamed San Marcos Court in accordance . with the request of the City Council. 8. Communication from the Planning.Commission recommending that the City Council adopt a Building Setback Line for South Higuera Street from Prado Road to the Southerly City Limits. The Planning Commission has already held a public hearing and recommends that the Council proceed with this adoption. The matter was continued and the Planning Director was requested to contact the County of San Luis Obispo and see if a future adoption of.a plan line could be accomplished. 9. Mayor Whelchel brought to the:Council's attention the request of the County Mayor's Association for the City Council of San Luis Obispo to reconsider their action and participate in the police mutual aid-agreement with the other cities in the County. Mayor Whelchel stated he felt that the City of San Luis Obispo would derive as much benefit from the mutual aid agreement for police services as any other city in the County. Police Chief Rodgers stated that with the corrected procedure in the new mutual aid agreement, he would urge that the City Council participate in the County- wide police mutual aid set -up. He continued that the change made in the new agreement took out the objection of the City of San Luis Obispo and now-protects the City and City personnel and he recommended that the City Council approve the agreement. H. Johnson, City Attorney, stated that the police mutual aid agreement was technically correct and protects the City and City Police personnel against abuse of the privilege since the Chief of Police or his designated representative are the final judge of how.much assistance can safely be furnished at any given time. The matter was continued to the September 3, 1968 meeting with the City Council to get a copy-of the agreement prior to the meeting. 10. At this time the City Council held a public hearing on Resolution No. 1836, a resolution of intention to vacate an easement for water lines and related pur- poses. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing open. City Council Minutes August 19, 1968 Page 3 E. P. Thompson, Water Department Director, explained to the City Council that the property was acquired by the Water Department many years ago, had never been used and would not be needed in the future, and therefore this easement should be deeded back to the property owner. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing closed. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Miller, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1847, a resolution vacating and aban- doning an easement for water lines. Passed and adopted onthe following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: None 11. At this time the City Council held a public hearing on Resolution No. 1838, a resolution of intention to.abaridon a portion-of Fairview Street. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing open. R. Young, Planning Director, presented a map showing the property being abandoned and what future use the property could be to the adjacent property owners. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing closed. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1848, a resolution abandoning a por- tion of Fairview Street. Passed and adopted onthe 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 held a public hearing on the recommendation of the Traffic Committee to create a no- parking zone on the north side of Foothill Boulevard between Tassajara and Cuesta Drive and on the south side of Foothill Boulevard commencing at Tassajara Drive and extending 150 feet westerly. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing open. R. Vosburgh presented a map showing the effect of the proposed no- parking zones on Tassajara Drive and Foothill Boulevard. He explained that the no- parking zones would allow for a through lane and a right -hand turn lane and a left -hand turn lane. Councilman Gallagher questioned the need for taking parking from.the-;residents, when the City had already obtained land from these poeple for street widening. Ken Mitchell, Foothill Boulevard, objected to the placing of red zones on the first 150 feet of Foothill Boulevard west of Tassajara as this would cause cars that were restricted from this area to park in front of his property which would not allow any parking in front of his home for visitors. He continued that he felt that the red zones on the north side of Foothill Boulevard which would allow for a left -hand turn lane were needed, but the no- parking zones on the south side of Foothill Boulevard which would allow for a left -hand turn lane were not necessary as anyone traveling east on Foothill Boulevard would be con- tinuing straight east. City Council Minutes August 19, 1968 Page 4 C. W. Parsons, 375, Foothill Boulevard, objected to losing parking in front of his property as he feels that there is no need for turning lanes for traffic east- bound on Foothill Boulevard, but he does agree that turning lanes are needed for westbound traffic. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing closed. Councilman Spring stated that he sees no need for left -hand turn lanes for east- ' bound traffic on Foothill Boulevard. Councilman Miller agreed and suggested that this matter be referred to the City Engineer to redesign the westbound traffic lanes. R. Vosburgh, explained that the matter was quite complicated as you could not allow left and right -hand turning lanes westbound without making adjustments in the traffic lanes as this would cause a confrontation of traffic. He believed this problem could be worked out but that it would require study. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Spring, that the matter be referred back to the Traffic Committee for further study. Motion carried. 13. At this time the City Council held a public hearing on the request of the San Luis Garbage Company to extend their existing franchise to 1976. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing open. No one appeared before the City Council. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing closed. Mayor Whelchel announced that the franchise extension did not include any request for change in rates of collection but just an extension of the existing franchise which he explained was needed for a longer amortization period for the purchase of new equipment. H. Johnson, City Attorney, explained to the City Council that if they wished to proceed with the extension of the franshise the publication of a resolution of intention for the extension of the franchise was necessary. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Spring,the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1846, a resolution of intention to extend the existing franshise with the San Luis Garbage Company for garbage collection to 1976. 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 14A. R. Vosburgh, City Engineering Department, presented for the Council's consideration the amended plans and specifications for the development of the Laguna Lake Park. He estimated that the cost to construct the improvements would be $44,354 plus $1,444 to be reimbursed to Skinner for water extension ' and $4,084 to be reimbursed to Riskas for sewer extension. City Council discussed the proposed improvements with R. Vosburgh. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, that the City Council approve the plans and specifications for the Laguna Lake Park with an 8" water line being substituted for the proposed 6" water line. Motion carried. City Council Minutes August 19, 1968 Page 5 14B. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the. following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1845, a resolution ordering the filing of the plans and specifications for Laguna Lake Park for State approval. 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 15. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the fol- lowing Ordinance was introduced. Ordinance No. 422, an Ordinance amending the Municipal Code to add section 9300.4.14 to the Code. 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 16. City Council discussed the proposed adoption of Ordinance No. 423, an Ordinance regulating the erection, construction, enlargement, alteration, repair, moving, removal, conversion, demolition, occupancy, equipment, use, height, area, sanitation, plumbing and maintenance of buildings or structures, in the City of San Luis Obispo, State of California, providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefore, declaring fire districts, providing penalties for the violation thereof, and repealing all Ordinances and parts of Ordinances in conflict therewith, with Jack Kellerman, Chief Building Inspector. A public hearing was set for September 3, 1968 on the proposed Ordinance: 17. City Clerk reported on the following bids received for the construction of the Police Facility: Base Bid Alt. #1 Alt. #2 Colombo Construction Co. Bakersfield, California $412,500 $10,139 $2,500 La Freniere San Luis Obispo $399,000 $11,800 $2,800 Sharps Construction Co. Arroyo Grande $419,484 $ 6,180 $2,677 Maino Construction Co. San Luis Obispo $389,413 $ 9,504 $2,650 Volny Construction Co. San Luis Obispo $389,900 $10,200 $3,400 Mayor Whehchel questioned the architect as to why the bids received were so much higher than the original estimate. R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer, explained the history of the estimated cost. The architects original "shot gun" estimate was $325,000 but the Council asked that he try for $275,000. As the design took shape, the estimate went back to $325,000, then $350,000 just before the bid opening. John Ross, Architect, explained to the City Council several items that were after thoughts that increased the cost, such as the timing of the bid call, changes recommended by the State in holding cells, the addition of gas pumps and tanks, etc. 1 1 City Council Minutes August 19, 1968 Page 6 City Council then discussed with the Architect the advantages of taking the alternatives placed in the plans and specifications and the benefits that would be accrued. Councilman Gallagher suggested that the City Council should accept the base bid without the alternates as he feels that construction costs are continually going up and that to add these items at a later date would be much more expensive. ' Councilman Miller agreed that the car ports should be retained and not taken out of the bid for future construction. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, that the Council not accept Alternate No. 1. Motion carried. Councilman Blake felt that the City should require local media type aggregate instead of the granite concrete aggregate as most of the buildings being con- structed in the City and County were accepting the local media type aggregate, and he feels that the granite aggregate is not required. John Ross, stated that he personally felt that the granite concrete aggregate was a better product and was so specified in the plans by his structural engineer, but he also wished the Council to know that the local media type aggregate is substantial. Councilman Miller felt that the granite aggregate should be used in order to place the best possible material in the Police Facility. John Ross explained that the reason for putting Alternate No. 2 in the bid was to see what the actual cost for the granite aggregate would be to the building con- tractors. He recommended that the Council reject Alternate No. 2 and proceed with the best material and allow the low bid on the base bid of Maino Construction Company. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, that the City reject Alternate No. 2. Motion carried. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, that the City Council accept the base bid of Maino Construction Company in the amount of $389,413. Motion carried. R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer, explained financing for the Police Facility as follows: The final cost would probably be more then $75,000 over the budget. One way to make up the difference would be to borrow $50,000 from the equipment replacement fund and replace it later with cigarette tax revunues and to use $25,000 in loan payments from the water surplus account. 18. City Clerk reported on the following bids received for the Street Resurfacing Project, City Plan No. 3 -69. C. S. Construction $27,783.75 Sully - Miller Co. $29,387.50 Madonna Const.. Co. $32,793.50 ' Burke Construction. Co. $33,986.75 Engineer's Estimate $34,530:00 R. Vosburgh recommended that the low bid of C. S. Construction Co. be accepted. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, that the contract be awarded to C. S. Construction Company. Motion carried. City Council Minutes August 19, 1968 Page 7 19. City Clerk reported on the following bids received for the Madonna Road Widening, City Plan No. 5 -69. J. A. O'Kelley and Son $4,128.75 C. S. Construction Co. $4,383.00 R. McGray, Inc. $4,521.00 Madonna Const. Co. $5,975.00 Engineer's Estimate $4,146.75 R. Vosburgh recommended that the low bid of J. J. O'Kelley and Son be accepted. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by _Councilman Gallagher, the contract was awarded to J. A. O'Kelley and Son. Motion carried. 20. City Clerk reported onthe following bids received for the Johnson Avenue Widening, City Plan No. 4 -69. C. S. Construction Co. $14,411.00 J. A. O'Kelley and Son $14,619.65 Madonna Construction Co. $15,199.00 Burke Construction Co. $19,657.00 Engineer's Estimate $13,767.20 R. Vosburgh recommended that the low bid of C. S. Construction Company be accepted. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, that the con- tract be awarded to C. S. Construction. Motion carried. 21. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Miller, the fol- lowing salary step increases were approved. Eckland, Jon 0. - Planning Technician From Step 2 or $508 to Step 3 or $535 Gosselin, Ramon E. - Fireman From Step 3 or $617 to Step 4 or $652 Koop, Milton G. - Water Supply Assistant From Step 2 or $480 to Step 3 or $508 Willis, Marian L. - Stenographer From Step 3 or $455 to Step 4 or $480 22. At this time the City Council considered an appointment to the Park and Recreation Commission to fill a vacancy. Councilman Spring nominated D. Van Harraveld to be named to the Park and Recrea- tion Commission. This nomination was seconded by Councilman Blake. Councilman Miller recommended to the City Council that Walter Owens be appointed 1 to fill the vacancy on the Park and Recreation Commisiion. The matter was set for study at an executive session to meet with both candidates on Thursday, August 21, 1968, 7:00 A.M. 23. R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer, announced the appointment of Thomas Bourne as Maintenance Man II effective September 1, 1968 at Step 1 or $455 per month with a one year probationary period. City Council Minutes August 19, 1968 Page 8 He also announced the appointment of Judith Ann Smith as Dispatcher -Clerk in the Police Department effective August 15, 1968 at Step 1 or $385 per month with a one year probationary period. 24. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Miller, the Mayor was authorized to sign on behalf of the City a grant deed for street widening agreement from Joyce Campbell for street widening on Foothill Boulevard. ' 25. City Clerk reported that the Division of Highways has approved the requested encroachment permit..for Landscaping on State owned property on Santa Rosa Street next to the Police Facility was ordered received and filed. 26. Communication from radio station KSLY requesting permission to connect a telephone line with the Police and Fire Departments in order to announce fire locations over the radio for the general public's information. This would be done as a public service: Mayor Whelchel stated he would object to the request as he felt that placing this information on radio would encourage people to. -flock to the scene of the fire which would cause additional problems for the police and fire personnel. Councilman Blake stated that he had no major objections to the request, if the announcer announcing the location of the fire did it in a matter -of -fact way as a news item and not in an excited voice which would only bring people's atten- tion to the fire. He felt that the problem here was the manner of making the announcement. Councilman Gallagher stated he would object to the request on the basis that people driving through town would keep the radio tuned to the station and would be answering all fire calls with emergency equipment. Councilman Spring stated he was opposed to this request as it would only bring more spectators to.each fire. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, that the re- quest be denied. Motion carried, Councilman Blake, voting no. 27. Captain Griffith, representing the 310th Psychological Operations Battalion stationed at Fort McArthur, California and taking summer training at Camp Roberts, requested permission to use the City of San Luis Obispo as an experiment in Psychological Operations and to operate the City as if it were under disaster conditions. After some discussion the City Council asked that the Army put their proposal in writing explaining exactly what they want to do, what the City's role would be and what they hoped to achieve and present it to the Council for future con- sideration. 28. R. Young, Planning Director, brought to the Council's attention the request of Stenner -Glen for permission to use the completed portion of the student housing development prior to the completion of the entire project. J. Kellerman, Chief Building Inspector, stated that he has set the following conditions for partial occupancy by Scope Corporation for Stenner -Glen Student Housing Complex. 1. All Buildings ill through #5 and Building #11 shall be completed and all workmen out of the buildings. 2. The parking area shall be paved and striped to provide 150 parking space. 3. There shall be a physical barrier to separate the area occupied and the construction area. If overhead construction is in progress within 25' of tenant's walkway, a solid fence with a canopy shall be provided. City Council Minutes August 19, 1968 Page 9 4. The paved access road and approach for the Fire Department shall be completed and tested with a dry run prior to occupancy. Councilman Blake stated that he objected to granting the early occupancy of any student housing development as he felt that the project should be completed before any use is allowed, because prior experience has shown that allowing partial occupancy only causes the developers to take that much longer to complete the entire project. Councilman Miller stated that this developer was trying to do a good job for the City and he stated that he would go along with this request even though problems might arise at a later date. Councilman Gallagher stated that he would go along with the request also if J. Kellerman would control the occupancy. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Miller, that the re- quest for partial occupancy be approved subject to the control of the Chief Building Inspector. Motion carried. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, the meeting was adjourned to Thursday, August 22, 1968, 7:00 A.M. at the Silent Woman. APPROVED: September 3, 1968 A. F TZ"PATRICCK CITY CLERK MINUTES ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL August 22, 1968 7 :00 A. M. Meeting called for lack of a quorum. APPROVED: September 3, 1968 ´┐ŻA?- H. FITZPATRICK CITY CLERK 1 1