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09/22/1992MINUTES ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY HALL - 990 PALM STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA ROLL CALL Councilmembers Present: Councilmembers Peg Pinard, Jerry Reiss, Bill Roalman, Vice -Mayor Penny Rappa and Mayor Dunin Absent: None City Staff Present: John Dunn, City Administrative Officer; Ken Hampian, Assistant City Administrative Officer; Jett Jorgensen, City Attorney; Diane Gladwell, City Clerk; Bill Statler, Finance Director, Jim Gardiner, Police Chief; Bill Hetland, Utilities Director; Gay Henderson, Water Division Manager PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD There was no public comment. CONSENT AGENDA a Moved by Pinard /Rama. the Consent Calendar was unanimously approved as recommended by the City Administrative Officer. • •1 • t• • Council considered a Resolution of Appreciation to outgoing City Clerk Pam Voges. Moved by Pinard /Rapper (5-0), Resolution No. 8070 was adopted as recommended. Mayor Dunin presented the Resolution of Appreciation to departing City Clerk, Pam Voges. C-2 RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION - HETLAND Council considered a Resolution of Appreciation to outgoing Utilities Director Bill Hetland. Moved by Pinard/RaRRA (5-0), Resolution No. 8071 was adopted as recommended. Vice -Mayor Raooa presented the Resolution of Appreciation to departing Utilities Director, Bill Hetland. Mayor Dunin recognized Cub Scout Troop 303, In attendance at the meeting. City Council Meeting Page 2 Tuesday, September 22, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. I BUSINESS ITEMS 1. WATER TREATMENT PLANT MODIFICATIONS (File No. S-39M) Council considered plans and specifications for "Water Treatment Plant Modifications ", City Plan No. S-39M; total projected cost $70,842,700. Bill Hetland. Utilities Director, reviewed the staff report and recommended awarding the water treatment plant upgrade contract to Black & Veatch. Council questioned staff, clarifying that staff anticipated a compound 6% rate increase to begin in 1993 for four years to support this and other projects. Consultant James Hesbv Black & Veatch, answered questions regarding the pilot project and technology choices, volume requirements and capacity. Council questioned staff regarding construction phases, past upgrades and fee increases and requested cost controls be placed in the contract. After discussion, moved by Roalman /Reiss to approve the plans and specifications for City Plan No. S-39M, authorize staff to advertise for bids, and authorize the Mayor to execute contract (A- 105- 92-CC) with Black & Veatch as recommended; motion carved (4-1, Councilwoman Pinard voting no). 2. WHALE ROCK COMMISSION AGENDA (Fie No. 901) Council considered the agenda for the Whale Rock Commission meeting to be held on September 24, 1992, including award of contract for Whale Rock Facilities Upgrade Project at the Whale Rock Reservoir. Bill Hetiand, Utilities Director, reviewed the agenda report, stating he felt the engineer's estimate had been too low. The Commission members are therefore asked to cover the shortfall of funds, which could be compensated for if Council approved the cutback in the cloud seeding program. After discussion, moved by Rapoa /Reiss to receive and file a report, and authorize City Representatives to approve the action to award and execute a contract with Nick E. Pokrajac in the amount of $1,063,370 for Facilities Upgrade Project at the Whale Rock Reservoir as recommended; motion carried (5-0). 3. NACIMIENTO RESERVOIR (File No. 517) Council considered the Nacimiento Reservoir Project. Bill Hetland, Utilities Director, reviewed the progress of the project and recommended that Council authorize a letter be sent outlining concerns and requesting the formation of a joint powers authority to construct and operate the project. Moved by RapR@ JReiss, to authorize the Mayor to sign a joint letter to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors regarding the Nacimiento Reservoir Project as recommended; motion carried (5-0)• City Council Meeting Tuesday, September 22, 1992 - 7:00 PM 4. CLOUD SEEDING. (File No. 90-68) Page 3 Council considered an amendment to the contract with Atmospherics, Inc., for Cloud Seeding. Gary Henderson. Water Division Manager, briefly reviewed the agenda report and recommended reducing the program from a five month to a three month program. He also discussed Lopez Reservoir issues and the possibility that the County would back out of the program. Council questioned staff about reservoir levels and contract and funding issues. Moved by Raooaf Roalmon to approve Amendment No. 1 to the contract reducing the amount of cost of service as recommended; motion carried (5-0). Moved by Raooa /Roalman to return to the Council should there be a change in the County's participation in the program; motion carried (5-0). 5. BUDGET UPDATE (File No. 233) Council considered the budget update and review of the current hiring freeze. John Dunn. City Administrative Officer, presented the agenda report summarizing the State budget, the City's current budget status. He reviewed the staff levels resulting from the current hiring freeze, recommending a return to the process of CAO review before hiring to fill vacant positions. Moved by Raooa /Reiss to 1) receive the budget update; 2) return to the prior hiring freeze policy of filling priority positions as approved by the City Administrative Officer and discontinue the absolute hiring freeze; and 3) continue review and monitoring the City's fiscal condition as recommended; motion carried (5-0). COMMUNICATIONS COMMA SAN LUIS OBISPO CREEK CLEAN -UP PROJECT Mayor Dunin requested that Council authorize the City to co-sponsor the San Luis Obispo Creek Clean -Up Project with Central Coast Salmon Enhancement. After discussion and upon general consensus, Council directed staff to bring back the item for formal approval at the next regular meeting. 8:30 P.M. there being no further business to come before City Council, Mayor Dunin adjourned the meeting. APPROVED BY COUNCIL- 10/20/92 Dia lad ell, ¢' Clerk DG:cm V