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01/14/1974MINUTES ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA Monday, January 14, 1974 - 7:30 P.M. City Hall f'Iedge Rol I- Call t PRESENT :.Councilmen - Graham., Norris Gurnee and Mayor Schwartz.. ABSENT:,:. Counci Iman Brown - -,... . CITY STAFF. PRESENT: J. H. Fitzpatrick, City Clerk; R. D. Miller, ,Admini,strative Officer; R•. A. Paul, Water Department Director; D. Romero, City Engineer; A,. J. Shaw, ..J r. , C i ty . Atto,rney --------------------------------------------------------------------- I.. The City Counci-l. held a discussion on .potential sources of supplemental water,.for the City of San Luis Obispo. Michael F. Donnelly, represent -ing Dames &.Moore, Consulting Geologist to Penfield. &.Smi.th, Water Consultant, reviewed f,or the City Council their recently completed geologic and hydrologic studies in- their reports 1) "Ground Water ",.Chapter 4 of .the Los Osos Valley 1 and Higuera :. :, - 2) "Additional area water system.improvements; and 7. - 1 : - Ground Water Studies - Los . Osos Valley and Lower Higuera area water system improvements ". :Letter.report prepared by Dames and Moore .August .20 1973., The City Council discussed with Mike Donnelly after.his presentation, the implications of a water and well investigation program by the City of San.Luis:Obispo.. ,. R. A. Paul, Director of Water Services, stated that available information did not indicate the_,existence of long term additional yields of water. He felt that the cost of attempting to acquire the necessary information by drilling a well, did not seem justified at this time. He there- fore recommended that the.City Council defer consideration of develop- ing ground water.until its evaluation of participation in the County Master Water Plan had been completed. Upon question, Michael Donnelly stated that he estimated the cost of a 400 foot test well to be approximately $30,000. R. A. Paul noted that the improvements necessary to connect the-well proposed by Michael Donnelly to the City system along Higuera Street at Los Osos Valley Road might cost $100,000 to $200,000. ' James Emmanuel, Engineer, representing John Carollo, Consulting Engineers, reviewed for the City Council, the present state of the art of reclamation of waste water from sanitary sewer systems for reclamation as drinking water. He reviewed the present waste water reclamation studies and plan being prepared by his firm for the City of Morro Bay and the Cayucos waste water treatment plant. He sug- gested that the City of San Luis Obispo review the application of waste water reclamation as a supplemental water supply for the City. He stated that not having any data on San Luis Obispo's waste water treatment facility, he could only present his experience as it City Council Minutes January 14, 1.974 -' Page 2 related to the Morro Bay City project. He estimated that the cost to the City for waste water at Morro Bay would be between $120 to $130 per acre. R. A. Paul, Water Department Director, submitted and reviewed for• the City Council City Water Department Report No. 1 -74, dated January 10, 1974,= contai "ning'the City'`` s-projected`supplemental water needs through the year 2000 and a review of the County's Nacimiento project and the coastal branch of the State Water Plan. He reviewed the present City's developed water, supplies --and anticipated future needs for water as the City grew from this date through the year 2000. He continued that by reviewing sources of supplemental supplies available to the City I') Nacimiento'Rese'rvoi'r, 'and - 2)' 'Coastal Branch'Aqueduct of the State Water Plan that 'th -e City could make an 'educated guess 'as to its best approach economically for future water needs. He also reviewed for the City Council -, the cost to the City in implementing of either "plan and also the advantages and d i sadvantege's- to each' proposa I . � He' then presented detailed cost projection which were prepared by City staff and'reviewed � `by the'County'Engi:neer's Office, of'the two_ alternates when updated construction costs are extended for'the_ period of con- struction to operation. The City Council discussed with the Water Director the implications of: the cost -f i gores i:n H1 s report', _ -R: -A.- "Pau I , i'nd i cated that the County would request that the City Council express its position on City participation in the Nacimiento project during the next 2 to 4 ^ �... Ll ... ... weeks:- -..- .,.... _. 2. At the request of the City Engineer -''the report of the City Clerk on bids received fro creek bank repairs, City Plan No. 23 -74, bids open January 14, 1974, were continued to the regular meeting of January' 21.:':.1974. 3. Mayor Schwartz brought to the Council's attention', - the matter of former Councilman Emmons Blake, continuing 'his work on the sister city 'program with the City of San Blas Nayarit 'Mexico. It was-the unanimous op i'ni-on of the: C i ty- Counc i I men present 'that Emmons B-1 ake �cont i n ue- as the Ci ty''s= rep resentat i ve to the 'S 1,ster C i ty of� San' B I as. On'motion of Councilman Graham, seconded by Councilman'Gurned the meeting adjou'rned-at 5:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 16, 1974. Motion carried. u.. APPROVED: Fe1bruary`I9, "1974 J. Fitzpatrick, City Clerk 1 7 1