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05/23/1995City Council Meeting Tuesday, May 23, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 2 Present: Council Members Bill Roalman, Kathy Smith, Dodie Williams, Vice- Mayor Dave Romero and Mayor Allen Settle Absent: None City Staff Present: John Dunn, City Administrative Officer; Kim Condon, Assistant City Clerk; Jeff Jorgensen, City Attorney; Ken Hampian, Assistant City Administrative Officer; Bill Statier, Finance Director, Linda Asprion, Revenue Manager, Carolyn Dominguez, Accounting Manager, Paul LeSage, Parks and Recreation Director, John Moss, Utilities Director; Mike McCluskey, Public Works Director, Gary Henderson, Water Division Manager, David Hix, Wastewater Division Manager, Keith Opalewski, Parking Division Manager PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD P.C.1. Paul Orton, representing the Meadows neighborhood, and Donna Chan, Cal Poly Regional Planning senior, presented a park project for the neighborhood to provide traffic calming as well as recreational space. Council directed staff to study the project in more detail and return with a report. (General consent.) CONSENT AGENDA C4 CONSULTANT SELECTION - MARSH STREET REPAVING PROJECT (File No. 95-32) Council considered authorizing staff to negotiate, and the City Administrative Officer to execute an agreement, with Willdan Associates for the preparation of plans and specifications for CIP #95- 32, "Marsh Street Repaving Project," in an amount not to exceed $60,000. Moved by Smith/Romero to authorize staff to negotiate and the CAO to execute and agreement with Willdan Associates; motion carried (5-0). COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS C.L.R.1. Council Member Romero reported on the North County Council Executive Committee meeting held in Atascadero and commented that Utilities Director John Moss and Water Division Manager Gary Henderson had done an excellent job in presenting the City's views on the Salinas Dam. He said that a zone advisory body had been created and volunteered to represent the City at future meetings. Mayor Settle concurred that a Council Member should attend future meetings of this committee. PUBLIC HEARINGS City Council Meeting Tuesday, May 23, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. 1. WATER FUND RATE REVIEW (File No. 516) Page 3 Council held a public hearing to consider increasing water rates by three and one -half percent (3.5° %) effective July 1, 1995 and three percent (3 %) effective July 1, 1996. John Dunn. City Administrative Officer, opened by explaining that tonight the Council would review a series of enterprise funds, different from the issues on the June 6,1995 meeting dealing with the general fund. Bill Statler. Finance Director, said that the enterprise funds were operated to meet system operation, not subsidize the general fund. He advised Council that rate stability was important to bear in mind so that it would not be necessary to impose double digit rate increases in future years. He outlined the approach and methodology use in determining the fee increases. John Moss. Utilities Director, went over utility rate review objectives, water fund expenses, operating and maintenance costs, capital outlay, water division staffing requests, and detailed the Capital Improvement Projects including water reuse, the. Salinas Reservoir expansion, and Nacimiento. Mayor Settle opened the public hearing. Bill Thorns representing the Chamber of Commerce, supported the proposed rate increases and urged the Council to move forward in finding new water sources. Anthony D'Albro . 526 South Street, said main replacement to ensure safe water delivery should be a major consideration. Gary Fowler. 777 Mill Street, opposed any increases to water or sewer rates. Anna Barbosa. 234 Ferrini Road, opposed the increases to both water and sewer rates which she felt were already too high. Vic Barbosa. 234 Ferrini, opposed water and sewer rate increases. Mayor Settle closed the public hearing. After discussion, moved by Roalman/Williams to adopt resolution increasing water rates by three and one half percent (3.5 %) effective July 1, 1995 and three percent (3 %) effective July 1, 1996; motion was lost (2 -3, Mayor Settle and Council Members Romero and Smith voting no). Moved by Roalman/Williams to adopt Resolution No. 8420 as amended to increase water rates by two and one -half percent (2.5 %) effective July 1, 1995, and three percent (3 %) or consistent with the CPI effective July 1,1996; motion carried (3 -2, Mayor Settle and Council Member Romero voting no). 2. SEWER FUND RATE REVIEW (File No. 525) Council held a public hearing to consider increasing sewer service charges by six and four - tenths percent (6.4 %) effective July 1, 1995 and six percent (6 %) effective July 1, 1996. City Council Meeting ' Tuesday, May 23, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 4 John Moss, Utilities Director, reviewed the sewer fund rate review objectives and rate setting methodology, , fund expenses, costs for operating and maintaining sewer services, capital outlay, budget requests for water reclamation facility plant maintenance improvements and staffing, and Capital Improvement Projects for 1995196. Mayor Settle opened the public hearing. Anthony D'Albro, spoke about safety of the facilities. Vic Barbosa said he felt he should not have to pay higher fees in order to meet State mandates for wastewater treatment. Mayor Settl e closed the public hearing. After discussion, moved by Roalman/Wiliiams to increase sewer service charges by six and four - tenths percent (6.4 %) on July 1, 1995 and six percent (6 %) on July 1, 1996; motion was lost (2-3, Mayor Settle and Council Members Romero and Smith voting no.) Moved by Smith/Romero to increase sewer service charges by two and one -half percent (2.5 %) effective July 1, 1995 and to increase rates on July 1, 1996 based on the Consumer Price Index; motion was lost (2-3, Mayor Settle and Council Members Roalman and Williams voting no.) Moved by Roalman/Williams to adopt Resolution No. 8421 as amended to increase sewer service charges by four and one -half percent (4.5 %) effective July 1,1995; motion carried (3 -2, Mayor Settle and Council Member Smith voting no). 9:48 p.m., Mayor Settle called for a recess. 9:56 p.m., Mayor Settl e reconvened the meeting; all Council Members present. ► 3. GOLF COURSE FUND RATE REVIEW (File No. 882) Council held a public hearing to consider setting golf course fees for 1995 -97 as follows: July 1. 1995 July 1, 1996 Senior /youth weekdays $4.50 $5.00 General weekdays $6.50 $7.00 Weekends $7.25 $7.75 Paul LeSage, Parks and Recreation Director, explained the situations that created the need to raise the green fees and transfer money from the general fund to bring the golf course to full enterprise operation status. Mayor Settle opened the public hearing. Anthony D'Albro, said the City should look at incentives to entice golfers to the course. Mayor Settle closed the public hearing. City Council Meeting Tuesday, May 23, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 5 After discussion, moved by Williams/Romero to 1) adopt Resolution No. 8422 setting golf course fees for 1995 -97, and 2) approve a one -time general fund transfer of $68,700 in 1994 -95 to bring the golf course to full enterprise operation status by 1996 -97; motion carried (5-0). COMMA. Council Member Williams brought photos from the Dr. Paul F. Spangler Fitness Trails dedication. COMM.2. Council Member Smith complimented staff on their booth at the recent Chamber of Commerce mixer and praised Kathe Kleiman for her work on the booth. BUSINESS ITEMS 4. TRANSIT FUND RATE REVIEW (File No. 549) Council considered "Changes in Fund Balance - Transit Fund" projects revenues and expenses for the transit fund over the next four years. Mike McCluskev. Public Works Director, reviewed the report. Anthony D'Albro told Council there should be incentives to ride the bus. After discussion, Council received and filed the report (general consent). 5. PARKING FUND RATE REVIEW (File No. 552) Mike McCluskev. Public Works Director, reviewed the fund and asked for direction from Council on whether or not to proceed with the Parking Needs Study, estimated to cost up to $45,000, as mandated in the Circulation Element. Moved by Romero/Williams to amend the Circulation Element to delete the Parking Needs Study and complete the study in house; motion carried (3 -2, Council Members Smith and Roalman voting no). After discussion, the report was received and filed (general consent). 11:10 p.m., Mayor Settle recessed the meeting to closed session. Council considered whether to acquire property at: 9701972 Nipomo St., 609 Palm St., 5301582 Marsh St. Negotiating Parties: City of San Luis Obispo: Michael McCluskey; Property Owner Representatives: Jerry Holland ( Nipomo St.), Real Estate Group (Palm St.), Bob Henderson (Marsh St.)— pursuant to Government Code § 54956.8. Council considered existing litigation - Aispuro v. City of San Luis Obispo pursuant to Government Code § 54956.9. (Continued from 5116195 and 5/22/95.) 11:35 p.m., Mayor Settle reconvened the meeting to open session to report on action taken. Jeff Jorgensen. City Attorney, reported that the Council authorized preliminary negotiations regarding 9701972 Nipomo, 609 Palm and 5301582 Marsh, and that the terms of these negotiations 7 City Council Meeting Tuesday, May 23, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. would not be disclosed at this time. Page 6 With respect to existing litigation, Aispuro v. -City of San Luis Obispo, the Council authorized settlement of this case although the terms would not be disclosed until the settlement is final. 11:40 p.m., there being no further business to come before the City Council, M ettle adjourned the meeting to Friday, June 2, 1995 at 9:00 AM for the Nacimiento Pi I' ' i APPROVED BY COUNCIL: fCii Con on Assistant City Clerk KC:dlr MINUTES COUNCIL SUBCOMMITTEE TO THE BICYCLE COMMITTEE CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 1995 -11:00 AM CITY HALL - COUNCIL HEARING ROOM - 990 PALM STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA ROLL CALL: Council Subcommittee: Vice Mayor Dave Romero and Council Member Kathy Smith Vice Mayor Romero called the meeting to order at 11:00 a.m. The following candidates were interviewed: 11:00 a.m. - Larry Souza 11:20 a.m., then: being no further business to come before the Council Subcommittee, Vice Mayor Romero adjourned the meeting. APPROVED BY COUNCIL: :klc MINUTES ADJOURNED MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1995 - 9:00 AM NACIMIENTO PROJECT TOUR CITY HALL, 990 PALM STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA PARTICIPATING AGENCIES: City of Atascadero Atascadero Mutual Water Company ' City of El Paso de Robles City of San Luis Obispo County of San Luis Obispo Flood Control and Water Conservation District Templeton Community Services District