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11/18/19681 City Council Minutes November 4, 1968 Page 13 The City Council stated that it would be pleased to hear the report at the November 18, 1968, meeting. 32. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the meeting adjourned. APPROVED: November 4, 1968 . FI ZPATRICK CITY CLERK MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL November 18, 1968 - 7:00 P.M. City Hall Invocation: Reverend Iverson, First Presbyterian Church Roll Call Present: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel City Staff Present: R. D. Young, Planning Director; J. H. Fitzpatrick, City ' Clerk; J. Stockton, Park and Recreation Representative; H. Johnson, City Attorney; R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer; L. Schlobohm, Fire Chief; E. Rodgers, Police Chief; E. P. Thompson, Water Department Director. On motion,of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Miller, the minutes of the meeting of October 21, 1968, were approved as presented. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Blake, claims against the City for the month of November, 1968, were approved and ordered paid subject to the approval of the Administrative Officer. 1. The Whale Rock Recreational Feasibility Study, prepared by Kenneth Anderson was presented to the City Council for its consideration. Councilman Blake suggested that.the City Council refer the feasibility study to the Whale Rock Commission for its study and recommendation to the City Council. Councilman Gallagher agreed that the Whale Rock Commission should study this recreational feasibility report and recommend to the City Council any action they feel should be made. Councilman Miller stated that he disagreed with the comments of his colleagues ' and felt that the City Council should at this time make some.decision so that the City representatives would know which direction to follow to implement the rec- reational program. Roy Parsons, San Luis Obispo Sportsman's Association, urged the City Council to proceed with the fishing program outlined by Mr. Anderson. He stated that the Sportsmans' Association agreed in principle with the fishing program, and also felt.that the cost outlined in the report was reasonable and would be accepted by the fishermen. Iry Rogan, Pure Water Association, objected to allowing recreational uses such City Council Minutes November 18, 1968 Page 2 as fishing in the Whale Rock Reservoir and urged the City Council to'carefully consider opening this dam and lake to recreational uses that could contaminate the water for the residents of the City. I. Rogan reminded the City Council of the action taken under Resolution No. 1047, dated December 17, 1962, in which the Council stated that prior to allowing the Whale Rock Reservoir to be used for recreation that a vote of the people of the City would be taken. He also brought to the Council's attention the fact that before any recommendation could be announced that the opinion of the County Health Officer must be considered. J. Arsenio, Pure Water Association, suggested that the Anderson Report should be referred to the Whale Rock Commission for study and recommendation to the City Council. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Spring, that the Anderson Report be referred to the Whale Rock Commission without comment. Councilman Miller stated that he felt that the Council should give some guidance to the City representatives on the Whale Rock Commission for consideration of the Anderson Report. Councilman Blake stated he felt that the Council should refer the report to the Whale Rock Commission for an in -depth study and report to the Council. Mayor Whelchel stated he felt that if the City Council did not give its comments on this matter•then the City representatives would be free to form their own opinion. Councilman Miller stated he felt that the Whale Rock Commission should accept the Anderson Report and implement the fishing program except that the financing should be worked out as he did not feel the City water users should-be required to pay for fishing in the reservoir and he felt that the City representatives should vote to implement the Anderson - Report and start the recreational program. Roy Parsons stated that the Sportsman's Association did not feel that any City funds should be expended for the fishing program but he felt that funds could be procured through the Fish and Game Department to implement this program. Councilman Blake stated that he wished to go on record that no City funds would be used for developing.recreation at Whale Rock Reservoir and that health con- siderations and City water users must have first priority at all times. Councilman Spring stated he agreed with Councilman Blake that the first concern should be the purity of the water and that no City funds would be used-for imple- mentation. Councilman Gallagher stated he agreed that health considerations should come first and the fact that no City funds should be used and further felt that the Whale Rock Commission should study this report and make their recommendations to the City Council prior to implementation. Mayor Whelchel stated he felt that he had the consensus of the Council's feelings on the action for the Whale Rock Commission. I. Rogan stated that he felt strongly that the voters of the City of San Luis Obispo should be allowed to decide when their drinking water is in danger of contamination from recreation. The motion to refer the report to the Whale Rock Commission carried. Councilman Miller voting no. 2. R. D. Young, Planning Director, reported on his department's investigation of the complaints on the property located at 2069 McCollum Street, stating that the subject property was a single - family residence but had been converted into two apartments prior to annexation in September of 1948. City Council Minutes November 18, 1968 Page 3 Mr. Young continued that from the records in his office it appears that the existing use is an established non - conforming use.and is not in violation of the zoning ordinance. He stated thatthe property owner had been contacted to clean up the fire and health hazards on his property. L. M. Schlobohm, Fire Chief reported on his investigation of the property at 2069 McCollum Street and stated that while there were scattered accumulations of hedge trimmings and scrap lumber, he felt it was no worse than exists in many ' backyards within the City. He stated that the property had been posted by the Fire Department under the Weed Abatment Program and was mowed and cleared-on or about June 30, 1968. He continued that the large tree on this property is a fire hazard to a degree but he felt it was more a housekeeping matter than a fire hazard and he felt that the problem as-it exists is not a particular fire hazard. H. Johnson, City Attorney, stated that he has once again contacted the property, owner of the property at 2069 McCollum Street and presented him with the complaints and alleged violations on his property relative to the tree and hedge and felt that Mr. Law would cooperate and would take care of the hedge problem. He stated that the property owner, John Law, stated he would cooperate in any way that was practical but the tree was a considerable problem and he did not know what the solution would be. F. G. Clason, appeared before the City Council stating that with all the activity of the City departments at 2069 McCollum Street that nothing had been done to clean up the property as yet and he-felt that something should be done. The matter was continued by the City Council for an investigation by the-Planning Department and Fire Department•as to the compliance with their recommendations. ' 3. Communication from L. G. Blaser, representing Johnson Highlands, Inc., appealing the decision of the City Planning Commission in denying the tentative map 6f-Tract No. 383, Johnson Highlands. R. D. Young, Planning Director, stated that at the November 6, 1968, Planning- Commission meeting the Planning Commission upheld the recommendation of the Subdivision Review Board that the tentative map of Tract No. 383 be denied. He continued that both the Subdivision Review Board and the Planning Commission felt that the Subdivision should not be approved in its present form and should be revised to show Knoll Drive extended through the proposed subdivision to the• property adjoining the northern boundary. The Commission was of the opinion-that this extension was necessary to provide access to adjoining properties. R. D. Young, Planning Director, presented a communication from Battalion Chief Wainscott of the Fire Department recommending that Knoll Drive on Tract No. 383 be continued to the northern edge-of the property in order to allow for future extension when the property beyond this point is developed, thereby allowing for circulation of traffic and water systems. R. D. Young presented a letter from the Police Department recommending that Knoll Drive continue to the northern boundary of the property. The recommendation was ' based on the fact that a higher degree of police protection could be given to the residents if Knoll Drive were extended and continued to join with Alrita Street. This would allow the residents in the area two avenues for egress and access. L. Blaser, subdivider, appeared on behalf of his appeal-to allow a cul -de -sac on the end of Knoll Drive as shown on the tentative map for Tract No. 383. He stated that he objected to extending Knoll Drive through the subdivision as recommended by the Subdivision Review Board and Planning Commission due to the great cut that must be made to allow the street to cross the subdivision at a reasonable grade. City Council Minutes November 18, 1968 Page 4 He continued that if he put a street through it would require housing pads to be developed. He felt that these large cuts and pads for the buildings would make a very poor development for the City. Councilman Miller stated he felt that the City should not require Knoll Drive to be extended through the subdivision. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, explained the staff recommendation for extending Knoll Drive through the tract in order that future development now outside the City could be properly served with sewer and water and with convenient street circulation. He explained that in his opinion the earthwork required to extend the street would not be excessive. Councilman Gallagher stated he would go along with the tentative map of .Tract No. 383, using cul -de -sac if the subdivider would make provisions with the City to open Alrita Street for public access for property outside the City. L. Blaser stated he would be willing to grant the City a right -of -way over the end of Alrita for future extension. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, stated he felt that if Mr. Blaser gave the City a right -of -way for extension of Alrita Street, it would soften the objections of the Planning Commission. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Miller, the matter was referred back to the Planning Commission with the recommendation that Tract No. 383 be approved with Knoll Drive developed in a cul -de -sac, subject to the dedi- cation of a right -of -way for the extension of Alrita Street, with the final recommendation to the City Council by December 1968. Motion carried. 4. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, presented proposals for the closing of Monterey Street in accordance with the Initiative Ordinance. He stated that his depart- ment was prepared to take all steps for closing is the immediate future. R. L. Graves offered the services of the committee who proposed the Initiative 1 Ordinance to the City Council for any help the Council may wish for the-closing of Monterey Street. Also on behalf of the committee he presented a check for $93.56 to help defray the cost of closing Monterey Street. This was money left over from the Initiative Ordinance campaign. R. Graves continued that SCARAB Architectural Fraternity would like to help build tubs or planters or whatever was needed for the closing of Monterey Street. B. L. Nettle appeared before the City Council, objecting to the closing of Monterey Street and allowing it to be opened to special peoples. He also stated he felt the Initiative Ordinance was unconstitutional and the City Council should not proceed with the closing of Monterey Street. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Miller, that SCARAB be allowed to work with the Planning Department in the placing of planters to- close Monterey Street, cost of work not to exceed $500.00 and with the City Engineer to supervise the closing of the :street. Motion carried. on motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1880, a Resolution ordering the closing of that portion of Monterey Street described in Ordinance No. 430, an Initiative Measure, upon certification of the vote of the people. 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 November 18, 1968 Page 5 On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, a motion was passed eliminating the parking.meters on Monterey Street from Chorro to the extension of Broad. Motion carried. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1878, a Resolution increasing the 1968 -69 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 5. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Spring, the request of the Chamber of Commerce to place Santa's House in the Mission Plaza at the corner of Monterey and Chorro was approved. Motion carried, Councilman Miller voting no. 6. At this time the City Council held a public hearing on Resolution No. 1857, a Resolution of intention to annex territory known as the "Faulstich Annexation" to the City of San Luis Obispo. The City Clerk presented a list of owners and assessed valuation in the area to be annexed. Memorandum from the Fire Chief recommending that if the property is annexed to the City, two fire hydrants should be installed on the existing 12" main on Orcutt Road. ' Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing open. The City Clerk read a letter from Mrs. Helen DeSario and Miss Cecile Morrisson protesting the annexation to the City. Representatives of M & W Distributing Company_appeared.before the City Council stating they were opposed to, the annexation. They felt that coming into the City would be of little value to their company. Further they felt that the police and fire protection they now have is adequate. They stated they did not wish to be annexed to the City of San Luis Obispo.. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Suring, the following ordinance was introduced and passed to print. Ordinance No. 432, an Ordinance of the City of San Luis Obispo approving the annexation to said City of certain . uninhabited territory designated the "Faulstich Annexation." 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 7. At this time the City Council held a public hearing on the recommendation of the Planning Commission to rezone from R -1 to R -0 -S that property lying on Meinecke Street and Santa Rosa Street and commonly known as 75 Santa Rosa Street. R. D. Young, Planning Director, presented the following recommendations from the Planning Commission for approving the rezoning. City Council Minutes November 18, 1968 Page 6 1. The subject property is approximately 3.7 acres in area and in contiguous to an R -1 district to the west and to the south. The property to the east is zoned R -0, has frontage on Santa Rosa Street and is-under the same ownership. The property is bounded on the north by Meinecke Avenue. 2. The General Plan proposes that this general area be developed with high density residential uses. 3. It was the consensus of the Commission that becuase of the subject property's , relationship to Santa Rosa Street and contiguous R -0 zoning it was not suitable for single family development; and that the requested R -0 zoning is in accord with the recommendations of the General Plan., The Commission, in order to assure that future development will be compatible with adjacent single family develop- ment, attached the "S" (use permit) classification to the R -0 zone: Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing open. A. Clawson, 50 Chorro Street, appeared before the City Council and presented a petition with 66 names, objecting to the rezoning as follows: We, the undersigned, residents of the area that will be affected by the rezoning of the property at 75 Santa Rosa Street, desire to inform the City Council of our feelings. We are against the rezoning and feel that the area-in question should remain R -1. Properly developed with quality homes, the tax return to the City would be equal to possible R -0 development. A change to R -0 zoning could only result in greater congestion, hazard, traffic and noise level than exists at the present-time. Should the City Council follow the recommendation of the Planning Commission, we feel that an "S" classification is necessary and fair. We look to the City Council for the protection of our property values and the maintaining of desirable, livable surroundings. 1 A. Clawson continued that he objected to the recommended rezoning due to the type of use that would be allowed in the R -0 zone and continued that both he and his neighbors objected to the rezoning. E. Weant, 75 Santa Rosa Street, urged the City Council to support the Planning Commission and rezone the Meinecke property to R -O-S. He stated that the pro- posed use of the property would be-for a convalescent hospital. R. Webb, hospital promoter.-presented to the City Council a plan for the develop- ment of-a 147 bed hospital to be built on the two acres of the Meinecke property. He stated that his organization had a Certificate of Need from the Welfare Depart- ment. He continued, if for any reason his application for the hospital was refused, he would back off and not build anything else. He then listed for the Council's consideration the various advantages that the City would derive from this hospital. R. D. Young listed the following uses that could be placed in the R -0 zone; Clincis, convalescent hospitals, offices, parking lots, rest homes, boarding houses, frater- nities, multiple dwellings, student housing, trailer courts, small animal clinics, subject to use permits. Mrs. Kennedy, objected to the rezoning to R -0 classification due to the increase in traffic and damage to residents in the area. Mr. Mover, 914 Murray, objected to the rezoning due to the uses allowed in this zone. Ray Ball, 58 Chorro, objected to the rezoning as he felt that the detriment to the entire area and to the residents of the area would far outweigh the benefit to the developer and the City from this convalescent hospital. City Council Minutes November 18, 1968 Page 7 E. Weant, 75 Santa Rosa Street stated he felt that-the hospital would generate less traffic than single family development. Mayor Whelchel declared the public hearing closed. Councilman Miller stated that he did not agree with the opponents to this rezoning as he felt that this size property would never develop as a single family develop- ment due to the cost, and he felt that the property would develop into multiple use and further that the convalescent hospital would be a good use for the property and he was in favor of the rezoning. Councilman Blake stated that he would support the rezoning if the use would be limited to a convalescent hospital which he felt would be a good buffer between the R -1 and R -0 zones. Councilman Spring stated that -he would support the residents of the area, and would oppose the rezoning. Councilman Gallagher stated he would support the development of a convalescent hospital on this property as he felt it would be a buffer between the R -1 and R -0 zones and he therefore supported the recommendation of the Planning Commission. Mayor Whelchel stated he felt that the development of the convalescent hospital would be a good guarantee that student housing would not be developed near the R -1 zone and that he would go along with the rezoning if the S classification were added. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the following ordinance was introduced and passed to print. Ordinance No. 433, an ordinance rezoning property at 75 Santa Rosa Street from R -1 to R -O -S. Passed to print on the following roll call vote: I AYES: Emmons Blake, Frank Gallagher, Arthur F. Spring Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: None ABSENT: None 8. Communication from-the League of Women Voters requesting representation by. their organization on the Community Improvement Committee, and submitting the name of Mrs. Daniel Buckley as representative, with Mrs. Harry Fierstine as alternate. Mayor Whelchel stated that if the Council.had:no objections, he would appoint Mrs. Buckley to the Community Improvement Committee and name Mrs. Fierstine as alternate. Mrs. Buckley appeared before the City Council and submitted her resignation as a member of the Park and Recreation Commission of the City and stated that she felt that she could serve the community best as a member of the Community Improvement Committee. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, that the City Council accept the resignation of Mrs. Buckley, Motion carried, 9. Communication from J. Beretta, 360 Chorro Street, requesting that the City remove the street trees in front of his residence as they have caused damage to his water system, curb, gutter and sidewalk and sprinkler system. He continued that constantly paying to repair the damages caused by these trees has placed a financial burden upon him that he can no longer assume. The City Council discussed J. Berreta's problem with J. Stockton, Park and Rec- reation Supervisor and D. F. Romero, City Engineer. City Council Minutes November 18, 1968 Page 8 On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, that the tree.be removed at City expense from 360 Chorro Street and replaced with a suitable type tree. Motion carried. 10. Report by the City Attorney on the status of the turn -over order from the Bankruptcy Court to R. C. Skinner was ordered received and filed. 11. Communication from Mrs. Kathryn Schlaf, 579 Dana Street, requesting that Mill Street be opened from the point where it now ends at the Mission Ball Park and extended to intersect Peach Street was continued to December 2, 1968, for a report by the City Attorney. 12. Request that the City Council consider recommending to the Park and Recreation Commission that the vacant Montgomery Ward Building be used.as a roller skating rink and other youth activities building was referred to'the Park and Recreation Commission for study and report to the City Council. 13. Recommendation of the possibility of having the recreation building on Santa Rosa Street open on Saturday evenings was referred to the Park and Recrea- tion Commission for study and report to the City Council. 14. Discussion by the City Council on the removal of trees and other obstruc- tions in the right -of -way on Hathway Avenue from California Boulevard to Motley Street, with the sidewalk area to be redrock so that the pedestrians would not have to walk in the street. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Mayor Whelchel, that the City Engi- neer be instructed to make pedestrian counts on California Boulevard, Hathway Avenue and Kentucky Streets. 15. Communication from the Committee on Joint Recreational Use of School District Property, commending the City Council for their contribution to the recreational swimming program and proposing that the recreational swimming program start on March 15, 1969, and continue to November 11, 1969, and proposing a budget of $1200 with $600 to be paid by the school district and $600 to be paid by the City. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Miller,-the request was approved and $600 was authorized to be paid to the recreational swimming program if needed. Motion carried. 16. Communication from the Park and Recreation Commission regarding the request of the Committee on Joint Recreational Use of School District Property for im- provement by the City to the C. L. Smith School baseball diamond. The Park and Recreation Commission stated that the 1969 baseball season begins during the current fiscal year and no development money was included in the pre- sent budget for this field. It was the recommendation of the Park and Recreation Commission to continue to maintain the C. L. Smith School baseball diamond as in the past with any money expenditure directed towards safety items such as "dugout" inclosures. It was further recommended that, should any group or organization take on this field as a project, the Parks Department should assist in the plan- ning and supervision. The Park and Recreation Commission also recommended that the 1969 -70 Budget in- clude provisions for either partial or full development of this field and also provide for an in -depth study of the area by the Park and Recreation Department. The City Council discussed with J. Stockton, Supervisor for the Park and Recrea- tion Department the amount needed for the improvement-of the C. L. Smith School baseball diamond. It was decided that $500.00 would handle the improvements nec- essary. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Spring, that the City donate $500.00 towards the development of the C. L. Smith School baseball diamond. Motion carried. City Council Minutes November 18, 1968 Page 9 17. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Miller, the fol- lowing ordinance was introduced and passed to print.. Ordinance No. 427, an Ordinance extending the period of eligibility for refunds for sewer and water extensions from ten years to fifteen years. 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 18. Resolution No. 9 of the City Housing Authority authorizing an application to HUD requesting approval of up to 150 units for low- income families under the Section 23 - Leasing Program, was continued. 19. Traffic Committee Report of November 7, 1968. 68 -11 -1C The Traffic Committee has reviewed a proposed channelization study by Mr. Romero which will be presented at the next Council meeting and recommends that these improvements be made. This will necessitate the painting of a red no- parking zone on the south side of Madonna Road between the freeway off ramp and Calle Joaquin and the construction of a raised concrete curbing in the mid- dle of the street opposite the first roadway access from the shopping center which will be for cars leaving the shopping center only. The concrete barrier would prevent cars from making a lefNhand turn as they leave the shopping center and would also prevent.westbound motorists on Madonna from making a'.left -hand turn into the center. As you will see from Mr. Romero's plan, there will be a left -hand turning pocket and-:storage area for cars entering the main entrance into the shopping center. 68 -11 -3T The Traffic Committee has studied the corner of Broad and Foothill along- side Villa "s Service Station and feels that an extra lane of traffic--would be created for right -hand turning movements if one car space between the two most northerly driveway ramps were painted red. This consists of one car space about twenty feet in length. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher,.the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1879, a resolution restricting parking on Madonna Road, North Broad Street and Montere 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 68 -11 -2C In, studying the problem in front of Mr. Lownes' property on Foothill, the Traffic Committee feels that the only real solution is acquiring the property from Mr. Lownes and proceeding with the full street widening at this location. We recommend that all possible steps be taken at once to acquire this property. ' The recommendation of the Traffic Committee was accepted. 68 -11 -4T Several residents in the area of North Broad and Murray have requested an extension of the sidewalk in the middle of the street on Murray to the Broad Street intersection with a crosswalk across North Broad in.mid- intersection. This would be mainly for the purpose of accommodating school children heading toward Foothill Boulevard. The Traffic Committee feels that this would create more of a hazard than exists at the present time. However, we feel that there would be some improvement in safety conditions if a crosswalk were painted across Murray to the east of the Broad Street intersection. It is also suggested that Mr. Romero City Council Minutes November 18, 1968 Page 10 study the possible extension of the center island and sidewalk on Murray to the intersection of Broad Street., This could be considered at budget time next year. No Council action is needed at this time for painting of the crosswalk indicated unless the Council has some objection to it. The recommendation of the Traffic Committee was accepted by the City Council. 68 -11 -5T The Traffic Committee has studied the operation of the traffic signal at Mill and California and feels that this installation would work better if California traffic were allowed to flow freely at all times except when Mill Street traffic activated a controller. This would necessitate revision of the signal but some of the existing equipment could be salvaged. The Traffic Commit- tee recommends that Mr. Romero be authorized to proceed with the iedesign of the signal installation for this intersection and in the meantime to place the signals on a flashing cycle at night time. Mr. Romero explained the implications of the recommendation and stated that cost would be approximately $3,500. It was agreed to place the signal on flashing at night. 68 -11 -6T The Traffic Committee has looked at the intersection of Broad and Orcutt and the suggestion that a crosswalk be installed across Broad Street at this location. However, we feel that such a crosswalk would give the pedestrian a feeling of false confidence and would probably constitute more of a hazard than the present situation without crosswalks. We therefore recommend that a cross- walk not be installed. The recommendation of the Traffic Committee was accepted. 68 -11 -7T The Traffic Committee has taken a look at the street lighting at Ramona and North Broad and feels an additional light is needed on Broad opposite the Ramona intersection and a light is also needed on the north side of Ramona at a the extreme westerly end of the street. This could be done on an existing pole. The recommendation of the Traffic Committee was accepted. 68 -11 -9T The Traffic Committee has taken a look at the intersection of Murray and Santa Rosa Streets and is concerned about the present lack of suitable inter- section lighting. We realize that the Division of Highways is working on a plan for the installation of traffic signals-which will undoubtedly include more inter- section lighting but we feel that it is essential that something be done in the meantime to improve the present dark conditions. It is therefore suggested that P.G.&E. be requested to make a study of the intersection and bring back its recom- mendations to the City. The recommendation of the Traffic Committee was accepted. 20A. At this time the City Council considered the public hearing on Resolution No. 1860, a resolution requiring sidewalk improvements on portions of various streets in the City of San Luis Obispo. The City Clerk presented a formal protest filed on behalf of the Southern Pacific Company requesting that the City Council not require'sidewalks on the company's property on California Boulevard, as they did not feel that sidewalks were nec- essary or that they or the public would derive any benefit from these sidewalks. The City Council discussed the protest filed on behalf of the Southern Pacific D Company and decided to reject it. On motion of Councilman Gallagher seconded by Councilman Miller, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1876, a Resolution determining that public convenience and necessity require the construction of certain improvements. City Council Minutes November 18, 1968 Page 11 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 ' 21. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Spring, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1877, a resolution preliminarily re- quiring improvements on.portions of various streets in the City of San Luis Obispo. (Flora, Sydney, Munoz and Chorro, dated November 4, 1968.) 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 22. Communication from the Planning Director forwarding the recommendation of the Planning Commission to dispose of City property located in the 600 block of Howard Street. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Miller, that the property be put up for public auction with the minimum bid to be $4,000. 23. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Miller, the City Council set a public hearing for December 2, 1968, on the recommendation of the ' Planning Commission to adopt a boat dock ordinance for Laguna Lake. Motion carried. 24. Communication from the County of San Luis Obispo offering to include the City's petroleum products with the County's call for bids. This would be done in the hope that a joint call for bids would result in lower costs. On motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Councilman Spring, the following resolution was introduced. Resolution No. 1882, a Resolution approving the joint purchase of petroleum products with the County for 1969. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Emmons Blake, Arthur F. Spring, Donald Q. Miller, Clell W. Whelchel NOES: Frank Gallagher ABSENT: None 25. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the fol- lowing resolution was introduced. Resoltuion No. 1870, a Resolution agreeing to reimburse the gas tax fund for moneys previously spent from that fund for the proposed Monterey Street realignment,, agreeing to reimburse select road fund as soon as possible and making changes in the current capital outlay, gas tax and ' select road budgets to reflect the change in plans as far as Monterey Street is concerned. 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 November 18, 1968 Page 12 26. Communication from the City of Corona, California requesting the support of • study to close the border to Mexico to minors unless accompanied by parents or • responsible adult. on motion of Councilman Miller, seconded by Mayor Whelchel, the following resolu- tion was introduced. Resolution No. 1883, a Resolution in support of a study to close the border to Mexico to minors unless accompanied by parents or a responsible adult. 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 27. Communication from the California Freeway Support Committee of the California State Chamber of Commerce forwarding a level of service resolution for the California Freeway System was continued. 28. The following communication from John Ross, Architect for the Police Building, was received. I enclose a summary of the costs to make changes which have been re- quested by the City Fire Department. The building plans were sub- mitted to and approved by the International Conference of Building Officials. I believe they interpreted the use of the security port in the same manner as we intended, that is the receiving of a pri- soner in a secure manner, not as a storage garage for vehicles. I do not feel the extra expense is.warranted. Item C, concerning the catch basin walls is not a part of the fore- going discussion. On motion of Councilman - Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Spring, the City ac- cepted the recommendations of the Architect but agreed to a change order per Item "C" only. Motion carried. 29. On motion of Councilman Gallagher,•seconded by Councilman Miller, the Mayor was authorized to sign a grant deed on behalf of the City from Geraldine'Houser for extension of Palomar Drive upon completion of all improvements to City stan- dards. Motion carried. On motion of Councilman Gallagher, seconded by Councilman Blake, no occupancy on Palomar Drive will be allowed until off site improvements are accepted by the City on the extension of Palomar Drive. Motion carried. 30. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the Mayor was authorized to accept on behalf of the City a Covenant for temporary erection of improvements within the public right -of -way, from R. R. and P. M. Ellena for a fence on Almond Street. 31. On motion of Councilman Blake, seconded by Councilman Gallagher, the fol- lowing salary step increases were approved. Swaim, Marvin L. - Maintenance Man II From Step 1 or $455 to Step 2 or $480 Lindeleaf, Donald J. - Police Officer From Step 3 or $652 to Step 4 or $690 Tanore, Leslie - Janitor From Step 1 or $375 to Step 2 or $395