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03/24/1992222 MINUTES ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL ' CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. COUNCIL HEARING ROOM, CITY HALL, 990 PALM STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA Roll Call Councilmembers Present: Vice-Mayor Penny Rappa, Councilmembers Jerry Reiss, Bill Roalman and Mayor Dunin Absent: Councilmember Peg Pinard City Staff Present: John Dunn, City Administrative Officer, Ken Hampian, Assistant City Administrative Officer, Jeff Jorgensen, City Attorney, Pam Voges, City Clerk, Wayne Peterson, City Engineer, Arnold Jonas, Community Development Director, Bob Neumann, Fire Chief; Jim Stockton, Recreation Director, Bill Hetland, Utilities Director, Glen Matteson, Association Planner, John Moss, Wastewater Division Manager PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD There were no public comments. , APPOINTMENTS Al. HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION (File No. 123) Report by Council Subcommittee (Roalman /Rappa) of recommendation for three appointments to the Human Relations Commission for terms to begin 4/1/92. Moved by Roalman1RaDDa (4 -0-1, Councilwoman Pinard absent) to reappoint Don Green to a 4 -year term expiring 3/31/96, reappoint Joan Lawrence to a 3 -year term expiring 3/31/95, and appointed Linda Barra to a 3 -year term expiring 3/31/95. STUDY SESSION 1. MARGARITA AREA CONCEPT PLAN (File No. 441) Council considered the concept plan for the Margarita expansion area, between South Higuera Street and Broad Street, south of the South Street Hills. Eric Justason, representing RRM Design Group for the owners John King, Sierra Gardens, L.J. Martinelli, D. Garcia, and 1 Brugelli, reviewed the concept plan stating that the neighborhood envisioned would include several features of small towns or city neighborhoods developed during WWII era aiming for affordability, compactness, which would include: - a village green flanked by small stores and a church - detached houses on a range of lot sites - a neighborhood park and elementary school - open hills with hiking trails 1 223 City Council Minutes ITuesday, March 24, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. Page 2 - a community park - attached dwellings with "old town" character including some with small businesses on the ground floor and living quarters above - business parts similar to Higuera Commerce Park for the southwest corner of the area Mr. Jastason provided a lengthy slide presentation showing the plan and identifying one of the key features in using reclaimed water to irrigate the school grounds, the parks and roadside landscaping. Councilman Roalman questioned the cost that the Housing Authority would pay for the low - income housing. Councilwoman Rana felt it was an exciting project. She questioned if this would be appropriate for density transfer sites in other areas of the city and suggested that the EIR address this. She also questioned whether the EIR could evaluate sigualization at Tank Farm and Industrial Way. Mayor Dunin stated that the drainage basins will provide help to defray the run off from the current problems and part of that area which was a real positive. Upon question, Glen Matteson. Associate Planner, stated that it would be about rive years for the Environmental Impact Report and specific plan to be approved. The planning would take place over another 5-6 years and, therefore, the entire project would be built out over a 10-15 year period. Councilman Reiss expressed concern about having alleys and the smaller lot sizes. He felt the alleys presented a public safety issue. I Councilwoman Rauna questioned how the affordable housing element effect the overall pricing. Also asked that the EIR look at dual systems for using reclaimed water and treated affluent for parks and schools. She felt the affordable housing component would be contingent upon the other conditions required by the Council. Councilman Roalman liked the mixed use concept and supported the alleys. He liked the linear parks off of Margarita He liked the pedestrian and bikeway paths. He was concerned about the width of the right -of- way of up to 160 feet. He was also concerned that four lanes at Prado might be too much in this area and questioned what the visual would look like. He supported the one -acre with commercial and residential use, and had some concern where the RV Park was being recommended. Councilman Reiss questioned the need for a buffer zone between the residential and commercial. Attention must be paid to the layout of the commercial park. He wasn't sure that the low -cost housing location would be appropriate and was concerned about the mixed use along Broad Street. He felt that the lot sizes were too small making the project feel too dense. The Brownstone affect along Prado was not appealing. Mayor Dunin supported the concept plan. He felt that it was a totally different concept in planning. He was very supportive of the alleys making it better for taking out trash and allowing service vehicles to the back of the lots. He had some concern with having a commercial park and RV park together. He would support trading a portion of the commercial park to the mobile home park He was very supportive of additional mobile home parks for the city. This is an excellent opportunity for people being able to live and walk to work. He thought that home occupation permits should be available and integrated into the residential. He liked the potential use of the drainage basins for reclaimed use and supported the smaller lots. Overall, he felt the project was a good one. 9:00 P.M. Mayor Dunin declared a recess. 1 9:10 P.M. City Council reconvened, Councilwoman Pinard absent. 224 City Council Meeting Page 3 Tuesday, March 24, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. Mayor Dunin asked for public comment. Michael Rubeta. 250 Calle Lupita, stated he was very impressed with the project but he was opposed to the alleys. He did feel that the traffic and density were issues needing to be addressed. David Friend. 555 Ramona, suggested the Council also look at Valencia as a model for this park. John Wallace. 4115 Broad and a property owner representing the Martinellis, explained that they had looked at a dual purpose reclamation. Kirby Jansen. 369 Calle Lupita, urged that the existing neighborhood be protected. He was concerned about the extra traffic that this project would create, particularly what would be generated on Higuera and urged that another route be identified. He was also concerned about the project creating additional drainage problems. He was supportive of the other amenities it would provide. Beth Diamond urged lower density for the project, was opposed to the alleys and was concerned about putting any more traffic on the collector's street. Don Diamond. 3170 Calle Mauva, urged the Council to open Prado Road for circulation purposes. He was concerned about having a school on the location because of its proximity to the airport. The park maintenance would be a horrendous expense for the city. He was also concerned about various safety issues. Sid Salenaer. 3220 Calle Mauva, agreed with his neighbors and did not support the alleys. He was concerned about no access to Higuera. He did not believe that the proposal was in keeping with the character of San Luis Obispo. Philip Ashley stated that the property is currently agricultural land and would like to see that the birds of prey be protected. He was opposed to the development. Gerald Stone, 357 Calle Lupita, was concerned about traffic circulation in his neighborhood Roy Ham fT 569 Lawrence Drive, was concerned about the retention basins. Michael Rubeta was concerned about the electronic magnetic field that homes should not be built under them 2. CORPORATION YARD MASTER PLAN (File No. 583) Council considered the Corporation Yard Master Plan. Glen Matteson, Associate Planner, reviewed the staff report and was requesting the Council confirm the direction provided in the sketch plan so that staff can complete the environmental review and prepare a Master Plan to be adopted by Council. Councilwoman Rapna did not feel the Master Plan was her vision of this quarter of the City as she felt that the composting facility was not compatible with the area. Also, she questioned whether the fire training facility might not be an appropriate area for future expansion if located here. 2B. FIRE TRAINING FACILITY / ECOSLO AGREEMENT (File No. 722) Bob Neumann, Fire Chief, reviewed the Fire Training Facility project modification and ECOSLO Agreement. He was recommending that the Fire Department be authorized to prepare and issue a Request for Proposals for architectural services for preparation of plans and specifications for a new training facility at the Prado Road site; and further to modify the existing lease agreement between the City and ECOSLO for continued use as a recycling center. n ii City Council Meeting Tuesday, March 24, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. Page 4 Jerry Arnett Battalion Chief, presented a brief slide presentation of the proposed Fire Training Facility. Mayor Dunin asked for public comment. Kurt Kuuuer spoke in support of the continuing agreement with ECOSLO. Roy Han ff expressed concern that the facility would cost the city too much money. After discussion, Councilwoman Rama stated that she would be willing to authorize the request for proposals as only in an initial study. Alter additional discussion, moved by Reiss / Dunin to support the staff recommendation to authorize the RFP for architectural services for plans and specifications for the Training Facility. Motion carried (4.0 -1, Councilwoman Pinard absent). Kurt Kuoner spoke again telling the Council it was not realistic to believe that ECOSLO would have sufficient funds to build a new site within three years as currently outlined in the agreement. David Friend spoke in opposition to the 3 -year plan. He suggested that Council only give one year for ECOSLO to provide a new plan for its sure facilities. Councilwoman Rapp also expressed concern that this site would not be large enough for future expansion of ECOSLO facilities. After additional discussion, moved by Dunin /Reiss to modify the existing lease agreement with ECOSLO for a one year period with additional review by the Council at that time. Motion carried (3 -1 -1 -, Councilman Roalman voting no and Councilwoman Pinard absent). 2C. SLUDGE COMPOSTING (File No. 526) John Moss, Wastewater Division Manager, reviewed the beneficial use options for the municipal sewage sludge - composting and agricultural land application. Staff was recommending that Council direct staff to proceed with the permitting and development of sludge composting and sludge land application projects to be located on City -owned property. Councilman Reiss stated he could not support it He would suggest that private industry be used instead. ncilman Roalman also did not support this. Councilwoman Rama suggested that staff pursue land acquisition with private properties or possibly with Cal Poly and suggested a sub - regional approach. Ken Hampian, Assistant City Administrative Officer, stated that staff would come back with a revised plan taking in Council's comments for the Corporation Yard Master Plan and include Councilman Reiss' concerns about additional screening for that portion which has already been completed. 11:25 P.M. there being no further business to come before the City Council, Mayor Dunin adjourned the meeting to Monday, April 6, 1992 at 7:00 P.M. APPROVED BY COUNCIL: 5/5/92 PV:cm ,),, V Pam Voges, City C 225