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02/25/19741 1 1 MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA February 25, 1974 - 7:00 P.M. City Hall Pledge Roll Call Present: John C.:Brown, Myron Graham, T. Keith Gurnee, Jesse Norris and Mayor Schwartz. Absent: None City Staff Present: David Williamson, Assistant Administrative Officer; J. H. Fitzpatrick, City Clerk; William Flory, Director Parks and Recreation; R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer; A. J. Shaw, Jr., City Attorney. Unified School Board Members Present: Boardpersons Hvsen, Maino, Morris, Nagano, Warden, Weinstein. Absent: Boardperson Froggatt. Staff Member Present: Assistant Superintendant Perko. I. Communication from the Park and Recreation Commission stating that the possible leasing of Laguna Lake Golf Course was discussed by the Park and Recreation Commission at a special meeting held February 20, 1974. The Park and Recreation Commission recommended to the City Council that the City negotiate with the Laguna Lake Golf Course-owner for a six -month lease- option agreement. At that time, the City staff in conjunction with Laguna Lake residents would conduct an investigation during the six -month period to determine the feasibility of 1) Continuation of golf course operation by the City 2) The need for open space in the general area. 3) The need for a neighborhood park. A. J. Shaw, City Attorney, briefed a letter from the Rockwell Federal Credit Union, owners of the property, stating that it was their feeling that the Board of Directors of the Credit Union would authorize a six - month lease on the property in order for the City to study the feasibility of acquiring the property for either continued use as a golf course or for open space. However, they wished to go on record stating they were desirous of selling the property and hoped that the lease would be favorable for future purchase by the City. Communication from A.F. Spring, former City Councilman, reminding the City Council that, although recreation topped the agenda for this Council meeting, they should keep in mind priorities that had been going unanswered for many years within the City. Particularly, he wanted to bring to the Council's attention the matter of drainage along Broad Street at its intersection with Mission street. He stated that this project had been long in discussion but had never been brought to fruitation in order to protect the properties and property owners in the general area. While he was not opposed to recreation, he felt the City Council should set some priorities to correct deficiencies before making recreation improvements to the community. City Council Minutes February 25, 1974 Page 2 William Flory, Director of Parks and Recreation, submitted a preliminary report on what he felt would be the expenditures and the revenues from City operation of the golf course for a six -month period. He continued that there were people in the present Park and Recreation Department who had expertise and knowledge and could operate this kind of golf course hopefully at a profit both for the City and for the taxpayers. Councilman Gurnee stated that while he was in favor of leasing, or even buying, the land on which the golf course now sits, he felt that he was opposed to the present proposal, as he put it, "Getting the City into the golf business." He felt the City had no right getting into this type of operation. He concluded by saying that he did not come to the meeting prepared to vote the City into the golf business. He felt that the City had not prepared sufficient analysis into the proposed operation before asking the City Council for their approval. On motion of Graham, seconded by Brown, the following resolution was introduced:. RESOLUTION NO. 2557 A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO AUTHORIZING STAFF TO CONVEY A CONDITIONAL OFFER. TO LEASE LAGUNA LAKE GOLF COURSE FOR SIX (6) MONTHS, WITH AN OPTION TO PURCHASE. Motion carried on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmen Brown, Graham, Norris and Mayor Schwartz NOES: Councilman Gurnee. ABSENT: None. 2. At this time, the City Council held -a joint meeting with the San Luis Coastal Unified District Board of Education to hear and discuss the master plan prepared for Sinsheimer Park Recreatiohal area and to review plans for the restroom,.pressbox and concession stand buildings. W.E. Flory, Director of Parks and Recreation, presented a letter from the Parks and Recreation Commission stating that the Park and Recreation Commission had held a special meeting on February'20, 1974, with members of the City staff, representatives from the Design Reveiw Board, the Advisory Committee on Joint Recreational Use of School Property, and interested citizens for the Adoption of the Master Plan for Sinsheimer Park. It was the unanimous decision by the Park and Recreation commission, that the Master Plan prepared by the consultants be recommended for adoption to the City Council and School Board with the following modifications: 1) The parking lot in Johnson playground be redesigned to front along Southwood Drive. The parking area at the entrance to Sinsheimer park on Southwood Drive be re- designed. This area was adjacent to the Swim Center and open turf ampitheater. 2) The Master Planner considered a maximum number of tennis courts-in the upper level of Sinsheimer Park Master Plan, the two lower tennis courts near the handball facility be left on the Master Plan be left on for future development. 3) A minimum number of temporary parking spaces be designed in the parking area off Helena Street cul de sac. l 1 City Council Minutes February 25, 1974 Page 3 4) Overflow parking turf be extended to include the area behind the pressbox, restroom and concession building, into the softball diamond area. ' S) Proposed road extension and parking adjacent to Southern Pacific Railroad be dependent upon easement or property acquisition. W. E. Flory, Director of Parks and Recreation 'reviewed for the City Council. and School Board members present, the history to date of the deve- lopment of the Sinsheimer Park and playground.on a portion of the Sin - sheimer Elementary School site. Mr. Harry Naga,jawara and Sen.i- i..Yano representing Wilsey and Ham, Planning Consultants for the Sinsheimer Park, reviewed the studies made by their firm, including the area study, input by the Citizens' committee, School Board, and Park and Recreation Commission. They reviewed studies made by their firm in arriving at the relationship of the various proposed acti- vities such as the baseball field, the Olympic size swimming-pool, ten tennis courts, four handball courts, locker and shower facilities, thirteen picnic areas, restrooms, playground and equipment, meeting area, volleyball courts, horseshoe pitiand 320:parking spaces. The two repre- sentatives of the consultants reviewed various plans in studying the relationship of the land to the various activities proposed. The City Council and School Board members discussed with the representatives of the Master Planners various elements they had presented for the development at Sinsheimer Park. Ted Maino' Chairman of the School Board; stated ;he felt as far as the School ' Board was concerned, they would accept the Master Plan concept as presented. Councilman Gurnee read conditions of the original lease with the school board and stated he felt the plan as.presented this evening was too ambitious. He said he did not feel-that the proposal met the needs of a neighborhood park, and as a community recreational area, he felt it was poorly .located. He most strongly opposed the planned construction of a large swimming pool in this area. He felt that a swimming pool should be in an area of more need and he suggested that the.swimmi.ng pool' should be placed in Meadow Park. He also felt that if the City was going to pay for tennis courts, they should not all be placed in one area, but be spread throughout the City in the various recreational areas. Councilman Graham also felt that the facilities planned for Sinsheimer Park were a bit extravagant. He felt that the size of the pool was much too large for a small community, and he also-felt that .locating it at Sin - sheimer Park was wrong. R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer, explained the present Council policies in the Capital Improvement Program for.development of Sinsheimer Park. Councilman Brown stated that he was in support of the facilities shown on the Master Plan, and felt that actual construction of the facilities should be studied at the time financ'i'ng was available. He reminded everyone present that what was being..considered:at this time was a Master Plan for future development. Councilman Norris stated that he was in support of the Master Plan and felt the Plan should be adopted for implementation and increments as funds become available. He thanked the School Board for their coopera- tion in developing this plan. He hoped that a number of tennis courts .City Council Mi.riutes February.25, 1974 Page 4 could be put in immediately as he felt that there was an immediate need in the community for this type of facil.i.ty.. He•urged adoption of the Master Plan as presented. Mayor Schwartz felt the Master Plan was a reasonable development for the property. He felt that.the facilities shown.would make.the park a ' major recreational asset for the community.; -;He felt that the recommenda- tions of the-Parks and Recreation Commission should be accedpted and the .laster Plan_sho.uld be amended to consider future widening on Del Campo Blvd. .if..the..•park.devel.oped•i.n. that area.. He.also.suggested that pos- sibly a road should be improved from the parking lot behind.the.baseball field along the area between-:the.softball. diamond and baseball fieldlto the lower recreational areas for ease in maintenance andi overflow parking. Mrs. Pat Barlow, Chairwoman, Human Relations Commission;-submi.tted.the following statement on behalf of the Human.Relation Commission:. "The Human Relations.Commission urges compleiton.of the Meadow Park project, including tennis courts, swimming pool and com -. munity.service center before any of :those items are installed in.any other locations for the following reasons: 1. The San Luis Obispo Senior High School grounds are equip - ped with'•basebal•I, track, football fields, tennis courts and swimming pool 2. ;The San Luis Obispo Junior High School grounds are.equip- ped with baseball and football fields and tennis courts; 3. The Sinsheimer- Johnson Park is geographically not situated in an area of town suitable for use by residents other than ' the immediate neighborhood east of the railroad track. 4. The greater and growing population is on the westerly side of the railroad tracks. There are no similar tennis courts or swimming pools other than the afore - mentioned ones for use of residents on the west side of the railroad tracks. 5. Numerous residents have petitioned the City for development of Meadow Park. Therefore, the Human Relations Commission has reaffirmed its position on Meadow Park and we urge the construction of tennis courts, swim- ming pool, and community service center before any of these items are installed in any other location in the City." On motion of Councilman Graham, seconded by Councilman Norris that the City Council adopt the Master Plan of Sinsheimer Park, prepared by Wilsey 3 Ham, dated 1973 with the following amendments. I. The parking lot in Johnson Playground be re- designed to front along Soughwood Drive. Secondly, the parking area at entrance to Sinsheimer Park on Southwood Drive be re- designed. This area is adjacent to swim center and open turf amphitheater. 2. The master planner consider a maximum number of tennis courts in the upper level of Sinsheimer Park Master Plan, but two lower tennis courts near the handball facility be left on Master Plan for future development. 3.' A minimum number of temporary parking spaces be designed in park area off Helena Street cul -de -sac. City Council Minutes February 25, 1974 Page 5 4. Overflow parking turf be extended to include area behind press box, restroom and concession building into softball diamond area. 5. Proposed road extension and parking adjacent to Southern Pacific Railroad dependent upon easement or property acquisition. 6. Widening of east side of Boulevard Del Campo adjacent to park. 7. Design a path thru the park from the main parking lot along the baseball field to the lower parking area that may be used as a connecting lint: by vehicles. 8. Extension of access road along the easterly side of the school corporation yard as near to the creek as Possible, subject to control of school district. Motion carried on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmen Brown, Graham, Norris and Mayor Schwart< NOES: Councilman Gurnee ABSENT: None On motion of Michael Morris, seconded by Carl Hysen the San Luis Coastal Unified School District Board of Education adopt the Master Plan of Sin - sheimer Park, prepared by Wilsey and Ham, dated 1973 with the following amendments: I. The parking lot in Johnson Playground be re- designed to front along Southwood Drive. Secondly, the 'parking area at entrance to Sinsheimer Park on Southwood Drive be re- designed. This area is adjacent to swim center and open turf amphitheater. 2. The master planner consider a maximum number of tennis courts in the upper level of Sinsheimer Park Master Plan, but.two lower tennis courts near the handball facility be left on Master Plan for future development. 3. A minimum number of temporary parking spaces be designed in park area off Helena Street cul -de -sac. 4 Overflown parking turf be extended to include area behind press box, restroom and concession building into softball diamond area. 5. Proposed road extension and parking adjacent to Southern Pacific Railroad dependent upon easement or property ac- quisition. 6. Widening of east side of Boulevard Del Campo adjacent to park. 7. Design of a path thru the park from the main parking lot along the baseball field to the lower parking area; that may be used as a connecting link by vehicles. 8. Extension of access road along the easterly side of the school corporation yard as near to the creek as Possible, subject to control of school district. City,Council Minutes February 25, 1974 Page 6 Motion carried on the following roll call vote: AYES: Morris, Hysen, Maino, Nagano, Warden, and Mrs. Weinstein NOES: None ' ABSENT: Mrs. Froggatt 2A. W. Flory, Director of Parks and Recreation, presented to the City Council plans for the restroom, pressbox' and concession stand directly behind the baseball party. at Sinsheimer recreational area as shown on the approved Master Plan and stated that-the school board, the joing Commission on Recreation and the Park and Recreation Commission had previous- ly gone on record recommending that the City Council accept the plans and authorize the preparation of final plans and call for bids as he felt the cost was not getting any cheaper. Mr. F'lorey submitted a letter from Mr. Richard Burke, contractor, President of the Richard Burke Corporation say- ing that he was unable to attend this evening's meeting but that he and several other construction contractors had reviewed the buildings under discussion at this time for Sinsheimer Park and felt that the building as designed which was of low maintenance, first -class quality construc- tion would be in the cost area of $84,000.00. And he, too, urged the City Council to proceed as costs were bot being reduced. Representatives of Wilsey and Ham, planning consultants, reviewed in de- tail the proposed pressbox, concession stand and restrooms to be under consideration at this time. Councilman Gurnee felt the plan was excellent, buildings were quite attractive but felt that this park had no need for a pressbox and conces- sion stand. He felt it was too elaborate for: a small neighborhood park within the stated $400,00.00 agreed City expenditures between the City and the school district. There being no further discussion on motion of Norris seconded by Graham, that the City Council approve the plans "and authorize proceeding with the working drawings and a call for bids. Motion carried, all ayes. Gurnee voting no. On motion of Norris seconded by Graham, the soil engineer was authorized to proceed with the soil tests now that the Master Plan has been completed. Motion carried. 3, Following bids received for furnishing the following listed equipment for specifications to the City Police Department. Three bids received. 1 I c 2z s D O N - O �0 W J 's A w N - - 1 -- m CD CD O < m -• - -• s n - N N O —F z L -. 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APPROVED: August 19, 1974 .� H F- -MPATR I CK, CITY CLERK 1 1