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10/07/19741 FA 1 Pledge Roll Call City Staff MINUTES REGULAR. MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1974 - 7:00 P.M. CITY HALL PRESENT: John C. Brown, Myron Graham, T. Keith Gurnee, Jesse Norris and Mayor Kenneth E. Schwartz ABSENT: None PRESENT: J.H. Fitzpatrick, City Clerk; R.D. Puller, Administrative Officer; E.L. Rodgers, Chief of Police; D.F. Romero, Citv Engineer; Lee M. Schlobohm, Fire Chief; A.J. Shaw, City Attorney; Robert Strong, Director of Planning & Building ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. At this time the City Council held a public hearing to hear any person aggrieved by any act or determination of the Fire Chief or of the City Council in connection with the current weed abatement program during the preceding year ending September 15, 1974. The City Clerk reported that up until this time no written protests had been presented to the City for the weed abatement program. Mayor Schwartz declared the public hearing open. Bert Polin appeared before the City Council objecting to a weed abatement bill -o-f-7-1,200 to clear an acre of land on Foothill Boulevard. He explained that upon first receiving notice from the City, he retained the same contractor used by the City to come and clear the property for which he paid $52.50. The City Fire Department informed him they were not satisfied with the job; he again called the contractor and for an additional $15 did more work on the property. Finally, without ever hearing from the City, he just received a bill for $1,200 for work done by the same contractor in clearing the land. He did not see how anything of that magnitude could have been done to the acre of clear land. Fire Chief Schlobohm stated that the Polin lot was a difficult one to clear, due to debris and trash on the property. Upon inspection with the contractor, he felt the lot should again be cleared, which included removing of debris by skip loader, dump trucks, etc. He felt that while the charge was quite high, the lot was now cleared to the City's specifications. Councilman Gurnee stated he felt the cost was excessive and it seemed the City's contractor was taking advantage of the situation. The City should look into how these contractors were allowed to go out on their own and determine what could be charged and to whom. Councilman Graham also felt the cost was excessive and that the Citv should look into the contractor's operations without any supervision. Councilman Brown stated the cost appeared to him to be excessive after having had the property owner contract and clear the lot and then the City came back and had it done again. He felt the City was partly to blame in this matter and should at least pay one -half of the bill. Councilman Norris felt the City should look into its weed abatement program and not let contractors set their own conditions and cost without any super- vision by City staff as to what was to be accomplished. He felt this Citv Council Minutes October 7, 1974 Page problem was terrible, and he wondered how the City would avoid getting into these situations in the future. Further, he wondered how the City justified removing concrete and this type of debris as fire prevention. Mayor Schwartz asked how the Fire Department normally took before - and -after photos of weed abatement problems. Fire Chief Schlobohm stated that no photos were ever taken, but he felt that due to unforeseen circumstances the City might be willing to pay one -half of the cost of this particular project. Bert Polin stated he felt he could have moved in his.own equipment from his ranch in one day and hauled it back and did the work in one day at a maximum cost of $300 including payment for the men to run the equipment. Councilman Norris felt the contractor should be required to justify his billing before any payment was made by either the property owner or the City. Mayor Schwartz suggested that the Fire Chief, contractor, and property owner get together and come up with an analysis of the billing on this lot. Also, make a recommendation.on the split of the bill between the City and the Fire Department, and further, have the Fire Department report on some future policy to avoid this type of mix -up on future weed abatement programs. Councilman Graham suggested that Polin pay one -third of the cost with the City paying two- thirds of the cost. flavor Schwartz closed the public hearing. On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Brown that the matter of Polin's lot clearing be continued, with the cost justified and the Fire Chief, property owner, and contractor to get together; and the Fire Chief was to submit a.policy for future weed abatement programs. Motion carried. 2 Continuation of the August 19 PUBLIC HEARING to ascertain whether tree stumps in the creek at 546 Higuera Street constitute a up blic nuisance which must be abated under Resolution No. 1.641, continued from the September 16, 1974 meeting. David Romero submitted a report from Paul E. Landel.l stating.that the removal of the eucalyptus trees and stumps had been completed and the abatement of the sewer line on this property was in the planning stage. On motion of Councilman Brown, seconded by Councilman Graham that the matter of the stumps in the creek be ordered received and filed. Motion carried, all ayes. 3. Review and approval of preliminary plans for remodeling City Hall basement area and first floor area exclusive of the Council Chambers. David Williamson, Assistant Administrative Officer, again presented preliminary plans for remodeling City Hall basement and first floor, and he recommended that the City Council adopt Scheme "C" as lie felt this was the best plan for the City. The City Council discussed with Mr. Williamson and Mr. Jennings, architect, the benefits and detriments to all of.the three schemes considered for remodeling the first floor and basement of the City Hall. On motion of Mayor Schwartz, seconded by Councilman Graham that the architect be authorized to proceed with the preparation of plans and specifications for Scheme "C ". Motion carried, all ayes. 4A. Communication from James H. Maul, architect, notifying the City Council that working drawings and specifications had been completed for the construction of the Meadow Park recreation building, and he asked the City Council to approve a schedule for proceeding. City Council Minutes October 7, 1974 Page 3 The architect stated that the revised cost estimate as required was $125,000 with an additional $35,460.65 for overall park and street lighting, originally undertaken by the City Planning Department. William E. Flory, Director of Parks k Recreation, requested that the City Council incorporate the necessary funds in the budget to authorize the advertisement.for bids for the building at Meadow Park in accordance with the contract and presentation made by Mr. Maul. He also commented on the overall park and street lighting plan, which was submitted by the Park and Recreation Department to the State of California for funding under the State Bond Act of 1974. Should this project be approved, it would be included in the 1975/76 budget. He, therefore, recommended that if the Council should proceed with the other buildings, this part of the lighting be excluded from the proposal. Councilman Brown a member of the subcommittee on this project, felt that the Council should proceed with advertising for bids and proceed with construction of the building at Meadow Park. Councilman Graham, the other member of the subcommittee, agreed that the City should proceed and get this building under construction. R.D. Miller, Administrative Officer, submitted a report as of August 16 on the status of C.I.P. expenditures and outstanding commitments as well as other anticipated expenditures expected to take place between now and the end of the fiscal year. The report showed that all projects including the Meadow Park Community Center building could be funded, provided that the Council was agreeable to borrowing $400,000 from previously accumulated capital reserves. He also wished the Council to note that he had increased the cost estimate for the City Hall remodeling from $125,000 to $250,000, and further reduced the ' amount of money available from the general fund.in view of the decision to reduce the tax rate by .08¢. On motion of Councilman Brown, seconded by Councilman Gurnee that the architect be authorized to proceed with advertisement of bids, with construction of the Meadow Park building to proceed with financing.as presented. Motion carried, all ayes. S. Councilman Norris presented for the Council's consideration a proposed ordinance which he.felt would be in the public interest to require service stations to post rp ices of various grades of gasoline in a manner which would be visible to the passing motorists. He also submitted for the City Council's information, a chart showing the variation in gasoline prices of stations within the City of San Luis Obispo in June of this year. lie then briefly reviewed for the City Council the provisions of the proposed ordinance requiring gasoline service stations.to post their prices. Councilman Gurnee stated he was in full support of Councilman Norris' proposal and hoped that the City Council would move ahead with a comprehensive service station control ordinance as was considered by the Council two years ago and referred to staff for preparation. He then reviewed with Councilman Norris some of the ordinance wording for clarification. Councilman Gurnee again spoke in support of the proposed ordinance as he felt service stations were a unique land use and their activities were not that of a grocery store or other type service establishment. Councilman Graham stated lie also was opposed for philosophical reasons, and also the precedent being started by this ordinance. Mayor .Schwartz stated he was opposed to the ordinance on principles of requiring the posting wrong. Further, this of prices on any and all products, would just encourage one additional which he felt was posted sign at each service station, which he opposed on the basis that they were trying to control this type of advertising. Councilman Gurnee again spoke in support of the proposed ordinance as he felt service stations were a unique land use and their activities were not that of a grocery store or other type service establishment. Councilman Graham stated lie also was opposed for philosophical reasons, and also the precedent being started by this ordinance. Citv Council Minutes October 7, 1974 Page 4 On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Norris the following ordinance was introduced: Ordinance No. 626, (1974 Series), an ordinance of the City of San Luis Obispo requiring gasoline service stations to post gasoline prices. Passed to print on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmen Gurnee, Norris and Brown NOES: Councilman Graham and Mayor Schwartz ' ABSENT: None 6. At this time the City Council reviewed the preliminary grading plan for Tract 444, Leonard Blazer applicant. A.J. Shaw reported to the City Council that this particular matter of returning the grading plan to the City Council for approval was a condition of the Tentative Map of Tract 444, which was approved by the City Council on July 17, 1972, and stated that no grading permit would be issued until the grading plan had been submitted to the City Council for their consideration. Robert Strong, Planning Director, stated that on July 17, 1972 the City Council approved the Tentative Subdivision Map for Tract 444, subject to the conditions, including the submission of a suitable grading plan. The water moratorium delayed the applicant filing the grading plan and final map. However, with the anticipation of the lifting of the moratorium, the applicant had prepared a grading plan which had been reviewed by the Planning Commission and the Architectural Review Commission within the past two months. The Planning Commission reviewed the approved tentative map and proposed grading plan on September 17, 1974 for-environmental impact report requirements. They determined that the proposal would not have significant adverse effect on the environment, and therefore, an E.I.F. would not be required. A ' negative declaration was filed with the County Clerk on September 20, 1974. The Architectural Review Commission.reviewed the grading plan on September 23, 1974 and approved the plan subject to the following qualifications and con- ditions: 1. The lots on the upper portion of the tract would not be graded. 2. The approval of the grading plan was not an endorsement of the subdivision design. 3. Approval of the grading plan would not be considered a precedent for the approval of other-similarly designed subdivisions where no vested right was present and the Architectural Review Commission had full authority. D.F. Romero, City Engineer, reviewed for the City Council the grading plan and underground drainage plan for Tract 444, which consisted of 40,000 yards of dirt that would be moved within the boundaries of the subdivision, none brought in from outside or none hauled outside the tract. He continued that the issuance of one grading permit for the tract rather than having each lot owner apply for a permit and grade his.own lot would be much easier and better for City inspection and control. Councilman Gurnee asked why no environmental impact report was required by I the Planning Commission on this tract. Robert Strong, Planning Director, stated he did not know, but felt possibly at the time of the original application-of the tentative map, there may not have been a requirement for an E.I.R. and this may have been the consideration given by the Planning Commission. City Council Minutes . October 7, 1974 Page 5. Councilman-Gurnee then asked could not the filing of an Environmental Impact Report require a difference in the grading proposal as presented. A.J. Shaw, City Attorney, replied that an E.I.R. could require an entirely different type of development. He stated he felt that an.environmental impact.report could be required regardless of when the original tentative map was filed. Councilman Norris stated he felt the Planning Commission and the Architectural Review Commission had both approved this plan; therefore, he felt the Council should now approve the grading plan as he felt an E.I.R. would not bring forth any additional information for Council consideration. He recommended acceptance of the grading plan. Councilman Gurnee felt that with 90 lots at an estimated population of over 300 people, an E.I.R. should be required prior to development and grading. Henry Rible, 1215 Mariners Cove, stated he was opposed to this development until the people knew where the storm waters from this tract would go and at what rate and volume. He felt the City Council should require an environmental.impact report prior to approval of this tract. He reminded the City Council of the 1973 Prefumo Canyon flood. D.F. Romero, City Engineer, explained the method of handling storm waters in Tract 444, explaining that drainage waters would flow into Laguna Lake approximate one -half mile northwest of Prefumo Canyon. He stated that existing culverts under Los Osos Valley Road do not meet current drainage criteria. Councilman-Norris felt that the developer should be required to improve drains and culverts under Los Osos Vallev..Road as-part of the tract development. Mr. Rible again urged the City Council to require an E.I.R. for development of this tract. Mr. Blaser explained his proposed development of Tract ,444. He felt that their studies did not show, any increase in water flows. He felt that water generated on the tract would still go to Laguna Lake,west of the junior high school. He felt that there would be an environmental effect as people would live in the houses that were being built, but housing was needed for the people of San Luis Obispo. Councilman Brown stated he was in support of the Planning Commission and the Architectural Review Commission recommendations and would support the approval of the grading plan as presented for Tract 444. Councilman Graham asked how the approval of the tract could be conditioned for individual approval of each house in the tract for approval by the A.R.C. A.J. Shaw stated this could be done for each individual house as a limitation in the subdivision agreement with the final map. !- On motion of Councilman Brown, seconded by Councilman Norris the City Council accepted the preliminary grading plan as presented for Tract 444 and recom- mended by the Planning Commission and Architectural Review Commission with the condition that adequate culverts.-be placed under Los Osos Vallev Road awav from the tract. Motion carried on the following roll call vote: ' AYES: Councilmen Brown, Norris, Graham and Mayor Schwartz NOES: Councilman Gurnee ABSENT: None Councilman Gurnee again urged that the City Council require an environmental impact report prior to development of this tract. 9:15 P.M. Mayor Schwartz declared a recess. 9:35 P.M. The meeting reconvened with all Council members present. City Council Minutes October 7, 1974 Page 6 7. Communication from David E. Garth, Executive ;Manager, San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce, informing the City Council that the Chamber is quite concerned about the County's plan to remodel the Veterans Plemorial Building and use its space for municipal court, thereby reducing its size available to the public. He continued that the Veterans Memorial-Building, although not entirely adequate, would be much less useful to the community if it were made smaller. He stated the building was currently used for a wide variety of large group meetings of both local residents and tourists, and the Chamber felt that 1 reducing its size would make it impossible for some of these groups to meet in San Luis Obispo. He concluded by stating that the Chamber recommended that the City reconsider the County's offer to sell the building to the City of San Luis Obispo for $1.00, as it seems that this would be the only way the building would be safe from remodeling. The Promotional Coordinating Committee also recommended that the City Council consider purchasing the Veterans Memorial Building as previously offered by the County Board of Supervisors. Failing purchase, the Promotional Coordinating Committee requested that the City Council ask the County- Board of Supervisors to leave the facility in its historical use and not use it for County courts or office space. Tom Brown, President, Downtowon Association, stated that as everyone realizes, the attracting.of visitors to the City of San Luis Obispo through conventions, square dance groups, business, social gatherings and other civic events was important to the economic and cultural growth of the community. Currently, the only facility.capable of handling any type of event would seem to be the Veterans Memorial Building, which the County plans to expand, first with a municipal court; this would result in the reduction in available space in this fair -sized meeting and gathering place that attracts visitors to the community. The Downtown Association urged that the City of San Luis Obispo reconsider the offer of sale of the Veterans Memorial Building so that the City Council could keep the building in its present state for use by the community. Ron Dunin, Motel -Hotel Association,.spoke in support of the proposal for the City to acquire the.Veterans Memorial-Building from the County and suggested that the operation could.be paid for out.of the Promotional Coordinating Committee funds or other bed tax revenue. Homer Odom, Promotional Coordinating Committee, spoke on behalf of the P.C.C. recommendation regarding the Veterans Memorial Building. R.D. Miller, Administrative Officer, spoke opposing any proposal for the City to take over the Veterans Building operation regardless of the cost, as he felt the deferred cost of the operation was astronomical and would not be of any real benefit to the citizens-of the City. Mayor Schwartz suggested that the City Council write the Board of Supervisors regarding the citizens' anxiety,.regarding the loss of the use of the Veterans Building for the community and that the City Council investigate if the County still entertained selling the building to the City for $1.00. F.D. Puller, Administrative Officer, again submitted his opposition to the , City acquiring this property and reported on studies made by a joint committee in 1970 on the City acquisition of the Veterans Building, which at that time rejected the offer of the County. Councilman Gurnee urged the City Council to carefully write to the County so that no confusion could.be laid on the City about the Palm Street west property acquisition, which was objected to by two members of the Council. Councilman Norris felt this discussion regarding the Veterans Memorial Building points out the need for a civic and fine arts building somewhere in the area. City Council Minutes October 7, 1974 Page 7 He felt the City should support.the proposal by Cuesta College to develop such a facility on the campus. Fie also felt the City should encourage the County to operate the Veterans Building on the same basis until new facilities were developed. He felt that the councilmen should talk to their supervisors regarding this proposal. 8. A communication from the City Clerk recommending that the City Council consider acquiring coverage for inverse condemnation to protect the City in this area. He stated he had received a quote from their insurance agent stating that the coverage proposed meets the requirements of the Constitution of the State of California subject to a.$5,000.deductible. The limits recommended would be $100,000 with a premium of $1,100, and so recommended to the City Council. On motion of Councilman Graham, seconded by Councilman Brown that the City Council accept the recommendation of the City Clerk and that the inverse condemnation-coverage with a limit of $100,000 and a $5,000 deductible be accepted. Motion carried, Councilman Norris absent. On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Graham consent items C -1, C -3, C -4, C -6, C -7, C -8, C 79, C -10, C -11, C -12, C -13, C -14, C -18, C -19, C -20, C -22, C -23, C -25, C -26,, C -27, C -28, and C -29 were approved as recommended. C -1 The claims against the City of San Luis Obispo were authorized payment subject to approval by the Administrative Officer. ' The Mayor appointed Councilmen-Graham and Gurnee to act as a subcommittee to meet with the County Supervisors regarding not placing a court in the Veterans Building and to continue the present use of the Veterans Building. 8. A communication from the City Clerk recommending that the City Council consider acquiring coverage for inverse condemnation to protect the City in this area. He stated he had received a quote from their insurance agent stating that the coverage proposed meets the requirements of the Constitution of the State of California subject to a.$5,000.deductible. The limits recommended would be $100,000 with a premium of $1,100, and so recommended to the City Council. On motion of Councilman Graham, seconded by Councilman Brown that the City Council accept the recommendation of the City Clerk and that the inverse condemnation-coverage with a limit of $100,000 and a $5,000 deductible be accepted. Motion carried, Councilman Norris absent. On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Graham consent items C -1, C -3, C -4, C -6, C -7, C -8, C 79, C -10, C -11, C -12, C -13, C -14, C -18, C -19, C -20, C -22, C -23, C -25, C -26,, C -27, C -28, and C -29 were approved as recommended. C -1 The claims against the City of San Luis Obispo were authorized payment subject to approval by the Administrative Officer. ' C -2 The following contract R. BURKE CORP. pay estimates Est. #1 were approved: $127,494.45 Street Resurfacing C.C.O. #1 1,733.20 C.P. #47 -74 CONCO Est. #4 460.35 Meadow Park -Phase 3 Est. #5 FINAL 1,591.18 C.P. #22 -74 C.C.O. #1 171.50 Mission Plaza Est. #2 21,777.30 C.P. #21 -74 Culvert Replacement Est. #2 21,041.10 C.P. #16 -74 JACK S. FOSTER Est. #2 6,139.80 Mustang Village Grading C.C.O. #1 3,297.00 C.P. #43 -74 MADONNA CONST. CO. Est. #2 60,063.35 Edna Saddle Reservoir C.C.O. 91 $1,900 C.P. #W73 -8 42 no cost #3 $4,900 #4 $1,539 (change orders included in Est. #2) ' PACIFIC ERECTORS CORP. Eft. #1 41S 0 Edna Saddle Reservoir C.P. #1V73 -7 WALTER J. SCHMID Est. #3 10,287.00 Recreation Center Addition C.P. #27 -74 (continued) City Council Minutes October 7, 1974 Page S Contract Pay Estimates Continued SMEE'S PLUMBING & HEATING Est. #2 33,786.00 Sewer Siphons C.P. #13 -74 WALTER BROS. CONST. Est. #4 569.25 Police Facility Carport Ext. #5 FINAL 1,265.00 C.P. #28-74 On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Brown the contract pay estimates were approved for payment on October 15, 1974. Motion carried Councilman Norris absent. C -3 Memorandum from Dave Williamson, Assistant Administrative Officer, regarding implementation of the reorganization plan was received and filed. C -4 Memorandum from Dave Williamson, Assistant Administrative Officer, regarding call for bids on Pepper Street Improvements and working with S.P. Co. and Obispo Beautiful on plans for landscaping and sprinkler system in cooperation.with the Water Department. The City Council accepted the staff action in this matter. C -S. Communication from Jim Swift and John Korelich Jr., Gusto Inc., regarding improvements to the creek bank-adjacent to the old Foremost Creamery, and requesting City support in this.development was referred to staff to work out details and report back to the City Council, on motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Graham. Motion carried, Councilman Norris absent. C -6 Request from Stewart Williams, Central California Australian Shepherd Fanciers, for permission.to use Santa Rosa Park on October 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and also for-permission to use a P.A. system to hold a dog show was approved subject to control of the P.A. system. C -7 Request from the Park.£, Recreation Department for permission to advertise for bids for the following jobs was approved. Senior Citizens Center automatic sprinkler system and-landscaping Margarita Divider Islands sprinkler system and Throop Field sprinkler system- and.landscaping, and Mission Plaza creek bank landscaping C -8 On motion of Councilman-Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Graham the following resolution was introduced: .Resolution No. 2683 (1974 Series), a resolution of the.Council of the City of San Luis Obispo establishing a bus loading zone on Los Osos valley Road westerly of Higuera Street. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: .OYES: Councilmen Gurnee,.Graham, Brown, Norris and Mayor Schwartz NOES: None ABSENT: None C -9 On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Graham the following resolution was introduced: Resolution No. 2675 (1974 Series), a resolution increasing the 1974/75 budget (Account -No.-S-0-22-4701-000). Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: .OYES: Councilmen Gurnee, Graham, Brown, Norris and Mayor Schwartz NOES: None ABSENT: None City Council Minutes October 7, 1974 Page 9 C -10 On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Graham the following resolution was introduced: Resolution No. 2676 (1974 Series), a resolution adjusting the 1974/75 budget. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmen Gurnee, Graham, Brown, Norris and Mayor Schwartz NOES: None ABSENT: None C -11 The claim against the City- of San Luis Obispo by George E. Silvera for removal of road oil from his car was denied and referred to the insurance carrier. C -12 Communication from Mrs. Rauch regarding proposed shopping center in the Madonna area, and hoping for favorable response from the City was ordered received and filed. C -13 Administrative Officer made the following appointment announcement: John R. Fuller as Utility Plant Operator I at Step 1 or $700 effective October 1, 1974 subject to a one -year probationary period. C -14 Administrative Officer made the following promotion announcements: Police Sgt. Clifford R. Chelquist to Lieutenant at Step 4 or $1,346, effective October 1, 1974 subject to a one -year probationary period with consideration for advancement to Step 5 in one year. -- Robert H. Ioppini, Maintenance Man II, to Maintenance Leadman starting at Step 4 or $922, effective October 1, 1974 subject to a one -year probationary period with consideration of advancement to Step 5 in one year. C -15 On motion of Councilman Graham, seconded by Councilman Gurnee the matter was referred to the staff for report at the next regular City Council meeting. C -16 On motion of Councilman Brown, seconded by Councilman Gurnee the request of the San Luis Obipso Lions Club to take remedial action to the Lions Club Memorial Grove at Laguna Lake to include minor drainage improve- ments was referred to the Park u Recreation Department to meet with the Waterways Planning Board and representatives of the Lions Club to take remedial action if necessary. C -17 On motion of Councilman Graham, seconded by Councilman Brown the proposal from the Promotional Coordinating Committee was approved, with expenditure of CAPH grant to be held over until details of downtown parking proposals were approved by the Traffic Committee and City Council. C -18 Memorandum from D.F. Romero, City Engineer, regarding improvements to alley running from Archer to Walker between Pacific and Pismo stating that it-now-meets City standards and could be accepted for maintenance by the City was accepted. C -19 Communication from Tex Braudrick requesting transfer of location for the Morro Club, currently located at 967 Osos Street to be transferred to 390 Higuera Street, Suite E, was approved subject to the approval by the necessary departments. C -20 Communication from Carl Little regarding trees planted on Foothill Boulevard was referred to the Tree Committee. City Council Minutes October 7, 1974 Page 1.0 C -21 Memorandum from E.L. Rodgers, Chief of Police, regarding diagonal parking on Lower Higuera Street (in accordance with Traffic Committee instruc- tions) and recommending parallel parking be installed. On motion of Mayor Schwartz, seconded by Councilman Norris the matter was returned to the Traffic Committee for reconsideration and report to the City Council. Alotion carried, Councilman Gurnee voting no. C -22 Consideration of the proposed bus schedule agreement and bus contract (Mass Transportation Committee Minutes of September 27, 1974 was approved and authorization given to call for bids. C -23 On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Graham the recommendation from the City Engineer regarding actions of the Waterways Planning Board meeting of October 1, 1974 was approved with staff supervision of the project. Motion carried. C -25 Memorandum from A.J. Shaw, City Attorney, regarding alleged discrimination in student housing was referred to the Human Relations Commission. C -26 Memorandum from Design Review Board regarding actions taken at meetings of July and September, 1974 were ordered received and filed, and referred to affected departments. C -27 Communication from M. Frank Eulau requesting taxicab rate increase was referred to staff for review. C -28 Communication from California State Department of Transportation supplying Civil Rights -Equal Opportunity.manual and requesting action by the City was given authorization to have the Administrative Officer sign assurances. C -29 Communication from the League of California Cities requesting each City to designate a voting representative and alternate for the coming League Conference in October. On motion of Councilman Graham, seconded by Councilman Brown that Kenneth E. Schwartz be. designated as the voting representative with T. Keith Gurnee as the designated alternate. Motion carried. B -1 The City Clerk reported on bids received for MEINECKE AVENUE SIDEWALK - CHORRO STREET $ BROAD STREET, City Plan No. 1 -75. Bids opened October 1, 1974 at 1:30 P.M. MADONNA CONST. CO. $11,237.50 P.O. Box 910 San Luis Obispo J.D. CONCRETE 11,385.25 2815 Johnson Avenue San Luis Obispo R. BURKE CORP. 14,061.50 P.O. Box 957 San Luis Obispo It was recommended by staff that the low bid from Madonna Construction in the amount of $11,237.50 be accepted. On motion of Councilman Graham, seconded by Councilman Gurnee that the low bid of Madonna Construction be accepted. Motion carried, Councilman Norris voting no. On motion of Councilman Graham, seconded by Councilman Gurnee the following resolution was introduced: Resolution No. 2677 (1974 Series), a resolution increasing the 1974/75 budget (Capital Outlay, Meinecke Street Sidewalk). City Council Minutes October 7, 1974 Page 11 Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote: .OYES: Councilmen Graham, Gurnee, Brown and Mayor Schwartz NOES: Councilman Norris ABSENT: None B -2 The City Clerk reported on the bids received for WATERLINE IMPROVEMENTS, City Plan No. 6 -75 (04 -3). Bids opened October 1, 1974 at 2:00 P.M. The staff recommended that the low bid of Fred Julien in the amount of $43,504.81 be accepted. On motion of Councilman Brown, seconded by Councilman Graham the low bid of Fred Julien was accepted and the contract awarded. TRAFFIC COMMITTEE REPORT 74 -10 -2T Following up on a previous Council decision to save the trees on the northerly side of Serrano easterly of Palomar in connection with upcoming street improvements, the Traffic Committee hereby recommended that the previously discussed action be formalized to prohibit parking in this narrow street section. The restricted zone would extend approximately 230 feet easterly from Palomar. The vote on this recommendation was unanimous. On motion of Councilman Brown, seconded by Councilman Graham the recommendation of the Traffic Committee was accepted. 74 -10 -4T At the request of the Mayor, the Traffic Committee considered the removal of "word" signs from one way street designations leaving only the international sign symbols. However, on a split vote, the Traffic Committee recommended that this not be done because they felt the public was not sufficiently well informed to do this safely. The state people were of the same mind and were being very cautious about removing word designations from such signs. On motion of Councilman Norris, seconded by Councilman Brown that the City Council accept the recommendation of the Traffic Committee on a one -year ' basis. Motion lost on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmen Norris and Brown NOES: Councilmen Graham and Gurnee and Mayor Schwartz ABSENT: None 74 -10 -1T The Traffic Committee had received a request from fourteen residents of Mill Street urging enforcement of the 25 mph speed limit on Mill or preferably the installation of stop signs on Mill at Johnson. The Traffic Committee reviewed (with one member absent) the fact that Mill was designated on the General Plan as a collector street and also serves as part of a loop system around the CBD. They felt that the idea of purchasing radar sets for one or more of the police patrol vehicles to assist in speed enforcement should be reactivated rather than continue the trend toward stopping traffic on major thoroughfares which they felt would have a stagnating effect. They recommended against the stop signs. On motion of Councilman Gurnee, seconded by Councilman Norris the Traffic Committee recommendation was accepted and the staff be authorized to secure ' cost figures for the City Council and to get more information to see if the courts would accept radar arrest. Motion carried, Councilman Graham voting no. 74 -10 -2T Following up on a previous Council decision to save the trees on the northerly side of Serrano easterly of Palomar in connection with upcoming street improvements, the Traffic Committee hereby recommended that the previously discussed action be formalized to prohibit parking in this narrow street section. The restricted zone would extend approximately 230 feet easterly from Palomar. The vote on this recommendation was unanimous. On motion of Councilman Brown, seconded by Councilman Graham the recommendation of the Traffic Committee was accepted. 74 -10 -4T At the request of the Mayor, the Traffic Committee considered the removal of "word" signs from one way street designations leaving only the international sign symbols. However, on a split vote, the Traffic Committee recommended that this not be done because they felt the public was not sufficiently well informed to do this safely. The state people were of the same mind and were being very cautious about removing word designations from such signs. On motion of Councilman Norris, seconded by Councilman Brown that the City Council accept the recommendation of the Traffic Committee on a one -year ' basis. Motion lost on the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmen Norris and Brown NOES: Councilmen Graham and Gurnee and Mayor Schwartz ABSENT: None City Council Minutes October 7, 1974 Page 12 On motion of Mayor Schwartz, seconded by Councilman Graham that the word signs be removed at the intersections of Garden and Marsh, and Chorro and Marsh. Motion carried on the following roll call vote: AYES: Mayor Schwartz, Councilmen Graham, Gurnee, Brown and Norris NOES: None ABSENT: None red curbing on the north side of Ramona opposite the Palomar "T" , 74 -10 -3T As a condition of its use permit for a day care center, the Salvation Army had requested a loading zone in front of the army headquarters on Islay Street at Chorro. The Traffic Committee unanimously recom- mended a white passenger loading zone two spaces in length on the south side of Islay extending easterly from Chorro. the crosswalks would create more of a hazard for the children than 74 -10 -5T The Traffic Committee unanimously recommended that a stop sign be installed on Los Osos Valley Road at Higuera (Garden Homes exit). 74 -10 -6T Since the installation of stop signs on Chorro at Lincoln, a problem had been created for northbound motorists who were held up waiting for other cars to negotiate a left hand turning movement. The Traffic Committee felt this could be remedied by creating a larger turning pocket. This would require the red painting of the remainder of the curbing under the freeway overpass, a distance of approximately six car spaces, and they so recommended. 74 -10 -7T The Traffic Committee had received a petition from twenty -six residents in the Serrano, Ramona, Palomar Drive area asking for red curbing on the north side of Ramona opposite the Palomar "T" intersection and red curbing on the south side of Ramona west of Palomar as well as crosswalks across Ramona both east and west of Palomar. The Committee felt this would improve visibility and would help school children cross the street safely. The Traffic Committee looked at this and felt that a red zone two ' spaces in length on the south side of Ramona west of Palomar would help visibility considerably, but they did not see how the restriction of parking on the north side would help very much. The Committee was also opposed to the crosswalks, as they felt the crosswalks would create more of a hazard for the children than presently exists. The vote on this recommendation was unanimous. On motion of Councilman Brown, seconded by Councilman Gurnee Traffic Committee Items 74- 10 -3,f, 74- 10 -5T, 74- 10 -6T, and 74 -10 -7T were all approved through Resolution No. 2675 (1974 Series)., .a resolution of the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo prohibiting parking on Serrano Drive, on Chorro Street and on Ramona Drive; establishing a loading zone on Islay Street; and establish- ing a stop sign on Los Osos Valley Road. Passed and adopted on the following roll call vote.: AYES: Councilmen Brown, Gurnee, Graham, Norris and Mayor Schwartz NOES: None ABSENT: None The City Council adjourned to Executive Session. On motion of Councilman Brown, seconded by Councilman Norris the City Council adjourned to 7:30 p.m. October 14, 1974. Motion carried. APPROVED: February 3, 1975 Fit k, City- Clerk