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04/08/1974MINUTES ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA Monday, April 8, 1974 - 7:30 p.m. City Hall Pledge Roll Call ' Present: John C. Brown, Myron Graham, T. Keith Gurnee, Jesse Norris, and Kenneth E. Schwartz Absent: None City Staff Present: J. H. Fitzpatrick, City Clerk; R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer; D. F. Romero, City Engineer; A. J. Shaw, Jr., City Attorney 1. The City Council considered the new Water Quality Control Board requirements for discharge from the sewage treatment plant. D. F. Romero, City Engineer, submitted a brief analysis of the Water Quality Control Board's requirements and listed questions and objections to the requirements presented by the Board. He also submitted a copy to the City Council of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board Central Coast Region Order No. 74 -34 tentatively proposed as of March 7, 1974. The City Engineer stated that basically the waste discharge requirements outlined the current situation at the City's sewage treatment plant points of dis- charge into San Luis Creek, beneficial uses downstream and current standards. One of the chief recommendations of the Water Quality Control Board was the prohibition of discharge of sludge and untreated wastewater to San Luis Creek, and prohibited discharge of treated wastewater except during the months of December, January, February and March of each year. If these requirements were to be met they would call for an extremely high level of treatment which could only be achieved by the City through an extraordinary expenditure in improvements at the sewage treatment plant. It was the City Engineer's opinion that the standards were based upon the maximum re- quirement which the Water Quality Control Board felt could be achieved by this community and it did not consider whether the vast amount of money which would have to be expended would provide a reasonable return in protection to the environment for the capital expenditure being made. He also listed the Water Quality Control Board's staff recommendations on a time schedule for compliance with the various requirements of their order. The time schedule as stated implied immediate action on the part of the City in hiring a con- sultant to prepare the preliminary studies. They also recommended a comprehen- sive monitoring and reporting program of the water supply, the incoming sewage, the effluent sewage and the-receiving waters of the creek. This monitoring program would become effective immediately with the adoption of the criteria and would require the addition of personnel at the plant as well as a sub- stantial upgrading of the laboratory at the City's treatment plant. Mr. John H. Jenks, of Jenks & Adamson Consulting Engineers, also reviewed very briefly the waste discharge requirements being recommended by the staff of the Water Quality Control Board to be imposed upon the City of San Luis Obispo. He reviewed the past experiences with the City's treatment plant which he felt had been providing a level of treatment well beyond that found at most locations in the State and in most respects was well above that mandated by now - existing State requirements. However, he stated that the existing treatment and disposal facilities would not be capable City Council Minutes April 8, 1974 Page 2 of meeting the proposed new requirements without substantial change and at considerable cost to the City. He continued that in assessing the sig- nificance of the proposed new requirements to the City in respect to necessary changes from the existing wastewater treatment and disposal facilities, he believed there were two fundamental controlling requirements: (1) a prohibition of continued discharge of treated wastewater into San Luis Creek at least during eight months of the year and (2) mineral consti- tuent limitations for any discharge into San Luis Creek. He stated to meet the proposed prohibition would necessitate some form of land disposal including possible irrigation but meeting the mineral constituent limitations for possible periodic discharges to San Luis Creek would involve a rigorous program of source control, probable elimination of home water softeners and possibly demineralization as part of the wastewater treatment process. After reviewing the tentative requirements of the staff of the Water Quality Control Board, in order to meet the immediate needs of the new requirements for wastewater disposal as part of the federal - national Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit, while at the same time not unduly burdening the City of San Luis Obispo, he suggested that the City request that the Regional Water Quality Control Board modify several of the proposed requirements in their preliminary letter. He then reviewed the required steps that the City should anticipate in order to meet the new requirements. (1) The City would be required to develop a plan for elimination of the bypassing of raw sewage to San Luis Creek and the plan was to be completed by September 1, 1974. (2) The City would be required to develop a plan for pretreatment and source control of undesirable waste being discharged to the City sewage system. ' The plan was to be completed by January 1, 1975. (3) The City would be required to implement the plan by eliminating bypassing to San Luis Creek. This work to be implemented by October 1, 1975. (4) The City would be required to develop a plan for alternate means of disposal of wastewater. This plan to be completed by March 1, 1976. (5) The City would then be required to construct a major wastewater disposal facility at some time in the future to be completed by July 1, 1977. In addition to the preceding five steps, the City would be required to im- plement a plan for pretreatment and source control of undesirable waste entering the sewage system. Implicit -in the proposed new requirement was the assumption that this was necessary and could be accomplished with reasonable effort on the yet to be determined local industry. Also in addition to the foregoing items, the City would be required to institute a greatly increased amount of laboratory work in connection with the pro- posed monitoring program revisions which are part of the proposed new requirements. This additional work was to commence immediately upon adoption of the new requirements, although fiscal year budget limitations probably would be recognized at this time. Therefore, he concluded that the City , should attempt to have the proposed new requirements of the Water Quality Control Board modified as he suggested and that after adoption of the final requirements in May, immediately develop an implementation schedule to more specifically define the items which were to be done and for presentation to the State for grant scheduling purposes. He thanked the City Council 1 1 1 City Council Minutes April.8, 1974 Page 3 for allowing him to work with the City on this.project. On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Norris, the City Engineer was authorized to -write to the Water Quality Control Board . Central -Coast Region asking.for amendments to the tentative requirements as submitted by the-staff. Motion carried unanimously. 2. The City Council considered a recommendation.from the Promotional Coordinating Committee:to provide a grant of- $2,000 -of City promotional funds to Associated Students,.Inc., of Cal Poly for the,p urpose of publi- cizing Poly Royal and associated events scheduled for the spring of 1974. Mayor Schwartz left the meeting due to a possible conflict of interest. Vice -Mayor Brown presided. 1. Lachlan MacDonald, Chairman of the Promotional Coordinating Committee, spoke on behalf of the Committee's recommendation of $2,00_0 to.be granted to the Associated /Students; Inc.., of Cal Poly for _the_ purpose of_publicizing 1974 Poly Royal and associated events. He stated that it was the Com- mittee's feeling that this event was one of the major events within the City of San Luis - Obispo and benefits not only the University but was also a great asset to the citizens of San Luis.Obispo as an educational and recreational activity as well as an aid to the City's business and employment and other economic advantage. He continued that all.activities of the Poly Royal are self - supporting, that no funds are available for advertising and promoting of the event and the City promotional funds would be used for this purpose. Complete financial reports of expenditures would be submitted to the Committee for review subsequent to this year's Poly Royal. Councilman.Graham was opposed to ..City:.funds:.being.used:.for, advertising and promotion. Councilman Gurnee objected to the City.funds being used for promotion. and advertising for Poly.Royal and_stated:.he :would rather.-give the Poly Royal:Committee:.$2,,000 for:.free: passe& to .the:young, poor-and under - privileged -of the City...... . Councilman Norris supported the recommendation of,the Promotional Co- ordinating Committee as he felt the Poly Royal program was.an asset to the City. On motion of Councilman.Graham,t- seconded.by Councilman.Gurnee; that $1,000- of.City funds be granted to the-Associated Students, Inc., of Cal Poly to promote and advertise the Poly Royal celebration and that $1,000 be granted to A.S.I. for tickets for activities at Poly Royal for the poor, the elderly and the underprivileged. After discussion, Councilman Gurnee withdrew his second. On motion of Councilman Norris, seconded by Councilman Brown, the following Resolution was introduced: RESOLUTION NO. 2585,..a-.Resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo approving a grant to the Associated Students as recommended by the Promotional Coordinating Committee. Passed and adopted on the following roll -call.vo.te: AYES: Councilmen Brown, Graham, Gurnee,_ :and Norris NOES: None ..ABSENT.: Mayor Schwartz.,: City Council Minutes April 8, 1974 Page 4 Mayor Schwartz returned to the meeting. 3. Communication from Central California Communications Corporation (Cable TV).requesting Council support in opposition to Section 3 of Senate Bill 1361 which, if enacted, .would bar.the.cable systems from carrying any live professional sporting events on any Los Angeles or San Francisco television station. Further, if adopted, the bill could also include all live collegiate sporting events presently preseuted-.on:.the_ local -cable system: Therefore the Central California Communicat_ions`Corporation ty C on behalf of the public's interests, urged the Ciouncil to go on record opposing Section.3 of Senate Bill 1361, .. On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Graham, the follow- ing Resolution was introduced: .RESOLUTION NO. 2587, a Resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo requesting U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights.to eliminate "Sports Blackout'' section of U.S..Senate:Bill 1361_ Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmen Brown, Graham, Gurnee, Norris, and Mayor Schwartz.. NOES: None ABSENT: None 9:30 p.m. Mayor Schwartz declared a recess. 9:40.p.m..- The.Council meeting reconvened with all members present.. ' 4. . Communication from Californians for Parks, Beaches and Wildlife urging that.the City Council of.the City of San Luis Obispo officially endorse the adoption or passage by the voters of Proposition No. 1 on the June primary ballot, which is the State bond issue which would provide $250 million for new park facilities and development of existing resources or historical features of the State Park System and for fish and-wildlife conservation. On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Graham, the following resolution was introduced: RESOLUTION NO. 2588, a Resolutibn of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo Endorsing Proposition 1 on the June 4, 1974 Statewide Ballot. Councilman Norris objected to the City Council entering into this type of action as he felt it should be decided by the vote of the people within the community when they have been informed. Passed and adopted.on the following roll call vote: _ AYES: Councilmen Brown, Graham, Gurnee, and Mayor Schwartz NOES: Councilman Norris ABSENT: None 5. At this time the City Council reviewed the current annexation policy for guidance of City staff and various citizens' commissions. 1 City Council Minutes April 8, 1974 Page 5 Councilman Norris felt that the City'Council should accept.applications . and petitions for annexation to the City and the City Council should study each annexation as it came before the City Council and weigh the merits or detriments.of each proposed annexation. Councilman Gurnee felt that no annexations should be considered and no ' petitions should be accepted until the City had adopted a program of extending facilities to serve the newly annexed areas and further, no annexation :should"be, :considered:until the overburdened facilities presently in existenc'e'had been corrected. Councilman Graham felt that no annexations should be considered by the City Council until the water system had been improved and was available to any area considering annexation. Councilman Brown felt that the City Council should keep its options open and consider each annexation and each application on its own merits. He felt it would be wrong to say that the City Council would accept all annexations just as it would be to say that they would accept no annexations. Mayor Schwartz felt that each annexation should be looked at in view of the City's capacity to serve the area at the time the annexation was requested. He further felt that.the City Council should make no changes in existing policies but should wait for a recommendation from the citizens ad hoc committee which was presently studying the overburdened facilities problem throughout the City of San Luis Obispo. Councilman Gurnee felt no annexations should be allowed until the Council was sure that adequate public facilities were available to serve the area annexed. On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Graham, that the City Council amend the annexation policy to prohibit any annexation until suf- ficient water supplies were available throughout the City. Motion lost on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmen Graham and Gurnee NOES: Councilmen Brown, Norris, and Mayor Schwartz On motion of Councilman Brown, seconded by Councilman Norris, that the City Council continue its existing policy regarding annexations until further study. Motion carried on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmen Brown, Norris,. and Mayor Schwartz NOES: Councilmen Gurnee and Graham ABSENT: None I 6. The City Council continued consideration of the 1974 -75 Capital Improvement Program Priority Listing. 1 I 1 _MINUTES ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA APRIL 8, 1974 - 12:15 P. M. Conference Room, City Hall Pledge Roll Call: Present: Councilmen John C. Brown, Myron J. Graham, T. Keith Gurnee, Jesse E. Norris; Mayor Kenneth E. Schwartz City Staff: Present: J. H. Fitzpatrick, City C1erk;.R. D. Miller, City Administrator; A. J. Shaw, Jr., City Attorney; David Williamson, Assistant Administrative Officer; Lane Wilson, Park Foreman; James Stockton, Assistant Park and Recreation Director Also Present: Mrs. Valerie Endres, Chairwoman, City Planning Commission 1. R. D. Miller, Administrative Officer, reviewed for the City Council the procedures used in arriving at the priority listing for the 1974/75 capital improvement program for Council consideration. He also reviewed the various categories as follows: Category I - Completed C.I.P. by fiscal year. Category II - List of C.I.P. funded, in planning stage or under construction. Category III - Reserve accumulations. Category IV - Proposed C.I.P. projects for 1974/75. The City Council then reviewed the four categories and.started the 1974/75 C.I.P. as follows: Category III (Major classifications for which reserve fund accumulations have been established. Chronological order of introduction to this section indicated by numbers. To be placed in this category, major classification (letter) total should exceed $100,000.) A. Sewage System Improvements 1. Sewage Plant Improvement B. Circulation System Improvements 7. Widen west side Higuera, Marsh to Madonna 16. Bike path system Accumulations 1974/75 Total $ 25,000 $ 150,000 20,000 80,000 15,000 30,000 City Council Minutes April 8, 1974 Page 2 C. Water System Improvements 3. Rehabilitate Water Plant No. 1 $ 25,000 $ 150,000 13. Major water facilities, Los Osos Valley & Lower Higuera Street areas 900,000 1,000,000 Note: A good portion of this would not be transferred to reserve but would be spent directly from revenue sharing funds. D. Recreation Structures Category IV (Proposed List of Capital Improvement Projects 1974/75) Previous C.I.P. No. 1. WATER - Construct major facilities, Los Osos 73 -74 Cpl & Valley and Lower Higuera Street areas. Reserve C -13 2. SEWER - Study of sewage collection, treatment and disposal needs. 70 -71 #1 3. PLANNING PROGRAMS (a) Implement general plan by developing precise plans and setting up regulatory systems (precise plans to include neigh - boyhood areas, Hoffman airport area and "central city "); revise zoning and sub- division ordinances; update circulation element; prepare civic center and historic element plans; complete resources inventory including actual utility line capacities; and develop basic cost benefit data. Co- ordinate with Zone 9 studies. 8. New recreation center 25,000 100,000 10. Swim pool construction 50,000 150,000 14. Lighted tennis courts 25,000 75,000 E. Park, Creek and Open Space Acquisitions 5. Foothill Saddle 10,000 100,000 6. Cerros 20,000 80,000 12. Creek elemen -ts ;' 25,000 65,000 F. Fire Facilities G. Library Building Fund- 11. Library center or branches 20,000 60,000. H. Drainage System Improvements 15. Major flood control measures including open space acquisitions 50,000 100,000 Category IV (Proposed List of Capital Improvement Projects 1974/75) Previous C.I.P. No. 1. WATER - Construct major facilities, Los Osos 73 -74 Cpl & Valley and Lower Higuera Street areas. Reserve C -13 2. SEWER - Study of sewage collection, treatment and disposal needs. 70 -71 #1 3. PLANNING PROGRAMS (a) Implement general plan by developing precise plans and setting up regulatory systems (precise plans to include neigh - boyhood areas, Hoffman airport area and "central city "); revise zoning and sub- division ordinances; update circulation element; prepare civic center and historic element plans; complete resources inventory including actual utility line capacities; and develop basic cost benefit data. Co- ordinate with Zone 9 studies. 1 1 1 City Council Minutes April 8, 1974 Page 3 (b) WATER - Engineering studies for Edna Valley system improvement and for other portions of City. (c) Development of master plan for neigh- borhood and community park development in connection with requirements of park land dedication ordinance. 4. BUILDING REMODELLING - Combine remodelling of City Hall basement to provide additional offices with Council Chamber project 73 -74 #60 73 -74 #6 & 72 -73 #14 5. STREETS - Widening Johnson Avenue, east side, Lizzie to San Luis Drive. 72 -73 #3 6. STORM DRAINAGE - Old Garden Creek at Lincoln and at Broad. 72 -73 #19 7. WATER (a) Substandard systems: Incremental improve- ments required in connection with private developments - limit $20,000 per quarter 73 -74 #31 (a) with.no carry -over of unused.portions. (b) Pre -1942 system improvements - Phase II (b) 8. STORM DRAINAGE - Broad Street south of Serrano (Boriack) - also. Old Garden Creek at Mt. View. 73 -74 #9 9. STORM DRAINAGE - Cooperation with D.O.T., 73 -74 #3 structural revisions at Marsh Street and (c) & 4 .Los Osos Valley Road extended. 10. (a) UTILITY UNDERGROUNDING - City share, both sides Santa Rosa from south side 73 -74 #14 Marsh to Mill and east side Osos from south side Marsh to Mill. (b) STREET - Widen west side Santa Rosa, - Portion Monterey to Higuera. 71 -72 #17 2. The meeting adjourned to 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, 1974, on motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Brown. Approved May 20, 1974 .,� ITZPATRICK CITY CLERK