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06/14/1974MINUTES ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA JUNE 14, 1974 - 12:15 P.M. CONFERENCE ROOM, CITY HALL Pledge RoII Ca II PRESENT: John C. Brown, Myron- Graham, T. Keith Gurnee, Jesse Norris and Mayor Kenneth E. Schwartz City Staff ABSENT: None PRESENT: J.H. Fitzpatrick, City Clerk; R.D. Miller, Administrative Officer; A.J. Shaw, Jr., City Attorney 1. - R.D. Miller, Administrative Officer, presented for the Council's consideration the completed memorandum of understanding outlining salary and fringe benefit package with the Firemen's Association, which had been signed that morning and was agreed to by-both the representatives of the City - and with the employees representing the Firemen's Association. On motion of Councilman Brown, seconded by Councilman Graham that the City Council accept and ratify.the memorandum of understanding for 1974/75 between the City of San Luis Obispo and the Firemen's Association. Motion carried on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmen Brown, Graham, Gurnee, Norris and Mayor Schwartz NOES: None ABSENT: None 2. R.D. Miller, Administrative Officer, requested Council permission to advertise bids for polyethylene tubing for water mains and also adhesive tape for joining polyethylene tubing. He explained that the tubing was to be pulled over the pipe being purchased for the Cross -town Feeder, which would add life to the pipe and would help eliminate electrolysis and other damage. On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Graham the specifications for the polyethylene tubing were approved and the City was authorized to call for bids. Motion carried, all ayes. 3. R.D. Miller, Administrative Officer, brought to the Council's attention items discussed during the preliminary budget study, particularly in the Park and Recreation budget, which had not been settled by the City Council. ITEM 1 The placement of one picnic table andfour benches to be-installed in the Osos Park Triangle, and four picnic tables in Mitchell Park with one barbecue pit at a cost of $954. ITEM 2 The rental of a dumpster for garbage disposal at Santa Rosa Park at an annual cost of $144, and two chemical toilets for Meadow Park until the new buildings can be built at an estimated cost of $890.40. On motion of Councilman Graham, seconded by Councilman Norris that these requests be approved and that the 1974/75 budget be increased by the amounts stated. Motion carried. City Council Minutes June 14, 1974 Page 2 4. The City Council then continued their discussion of the 1974/75 proposed City budget, particularly in the area of Capital Outlay expenditures in the budget. The City Council had previously gone over the budget on a page -by -page basis for each department and now were considering changes in the Capital Improvement Section. Councilman Gurnee suggested that the City Council speed -up the improvement of item no. 4 in the Capital Outlay Budget, defer items 7 and 11 for this year, move item no. 26 into this year's budget, and defer the.purchase of the Laguna Lake Golf Course for this year and attempt to get a one -year lease until the City could have more time to study the proposal. Councilman Graham agreed with the speed up of item no. 4. He also felt item no. 7 should be included, but he felt items 11B and 19 should be deferred for 1974/75 and that item no. 26 - Meadow Park buildings - should be included in the 1974/75 budget. He also felt that the-Rockwell-Laguna Lake Golf Course property should be deferred and that City staff attempt to get a lease for one more year. Councilman Norris stated that he was in support of item no. 7 for this year, oppossed the purchase of the golf course, felt that item no. 15B could be deferred for 1974/75. He also hoped that'the City Council could move item no. 34 _ Civic & Fine Arts Building - higher in the priority listing. Councilman Brown felt that item no. 20 could be deferred for 1974/75 and he agreed to the moving of item no. 26 - Meadow Park Building - into the 1974/75 budget. Mavor Schwartz felt that item nos. 17, 7A, 11A, 118, 16, 17, 18, 12, 13, 14, 15A, and 15E should be included in the 74/75 budget; that item nos. 6, 7B, 10, 19, 22, and 23 could be deferred for 1974/75; and that item nos. 20 and 21 should be included in the 1974/75 budget. On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Graham that item no. 26 - Community Building at Meadow Park - be moved ahead in the Capital Improve- ment procraming between item nos. 15 and 16, and that everything below item no. 16 be moved back to make room for item no. 26. Motion carried on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmen Gurnee, Graham, and Brown NOES: Councilman Norris and Mayor Schwartz ABSENT: None On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Graham that the City Council direct the staff to prepare a comprehensive schedule of the City Hall remodeling and that the report be submitted to the City Council by August 1, 1974. Motion carried, all ayes with Councilman Norris voting no. 5. The City Council then discussed the overall personnel levels and staffing of the City departments as presented by the Administrative Officer in the 1974/75 budget. It was the general consensus that personnel as requested in the Administrative Officer's budget would give the people of San Luis Obispo a high level of service in the various City departments in operation. Councilman Gurnee disagreed with the consensus stating he felt that additional personnel should be included in the City Attorney's Office either on a full - time or on a contract basis. He felt that the City's enforcement program should be included in the legal problems in the office. He also felt that a female police officer should be hired by the City, and finally that an additional engineer should be hired in the Building Department to handle plan checking as needed for building plans, grading plans, subdivisions, etc. He also felt the City Council should have its own secretary to relieve other departments of the extra work load. City Council Minutes June 14, 1974 Page 3 After discussion, it was the consensus of the City Council that no additional staffing be made in the City Attorney's Office at this time, but that if the City Attorney felt that additional legal help were needed, he could go to the Council and contract help would be provided. It was also felt that prior to adding additional personnel in the Police Department that the request should come through normal channels for additional personnel. o. The City Council then adjourned to Executive Session. 7. On motion of Councilman Brown, seconded by Councilman Gurnee the meeting adjourned at 2:15 P.M. Motion carried. APPROVED: August 5, 1974 FITZPATRICK, CITY CLERK 1 1