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07/25/1995City Council Meeting Tuesday, July 25, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 2 Moved by Williams /Romero to approve bid package; to authorize staff to solicit bids; and, to authorize CAO to award contract to lowest responsible bidder; motion carried (5-0). C-2 CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH LAND ACQUISITION REQUEST (File No. 882) Council considered sale of portion of the Laguna Lake Golf Course property (8,450 sq. ft.) to the Congregational Church — United Church of Christ for $20,000. Moved by Williams /Romero to adopt Resolution No. 8444 authorizing the sale; motion carried (5-0). C-0 FINANCING FOR THE HEADQUARTERS FIRE STATION (File No. 727) Council considered retaining the City's option to debt finance the Headquarters Fire Station at a later date if a future fiscal analysis determines debt financing to be the best source of funding for the City. Moved by Williams/Romero to adopt Resolution No. 8445 declaring the City's Intention to reimburse expenditures relating to the Headquarters Fire Station Project from the proceeds of tax- exempt obligations of the City; motion carried (5 -0). APPOINTMENTS A -1 APPOINTMENT RECOMMENDATION TO THE PCC (File No. 123) Council considered appointment recommendation to the Promotional Coordinating Committee. Moved by Williams/Smith to appoint Carol Ann Lockary to an unexpired term on the Promotional Coordinating Committee to end 3131196; motion carried (5-0). A -2 APPOINTMENT RECOMMENDATION TO THE COUNTY'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (File No. 123) Council considered nominating Vice Mayor Romero to serve on the County's Economic Development Program Committee whose purpose would be to oversee efforts to acquire grant funding from the Economic Development Administration of the Federal Government Moved by Softie/Williams to concur with the nomination of Vice Mayor Romero; motion carried (5- 0). COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS There were no Council Liaison Reports. COMMUNICATIONS Comm. 1. Mayor Settle discussed requested support for the National Highway System Legislation. After discussion, a letter will be sent supporting the release of funds for highways, but opposing the denial of Amtrak funding (consensus). Comm. 2. Council Member Roalman requested that a letter be sent to the proposed Emerald Hills project developer outlining current City policy regarding water and sewer service to areas outside City limits (consensus). BUSINESS ITEMS City Council Meeting Tuesday, July 25, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 3 1. CHORRO STREET SPEED TABLE PROJECT / CHORRO STREET NEIGHBORHOOD TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (File No. 534) Council considered a status report concerning the Chorro Street speed table, and the Chorro Street Neighborhood Traffic Management Program. Mike McCluskev. Public Works Director, briefly outlined the history of Council's past actions concerning Chorro Street. Terry Sanviile, Principal Transportation Planner, described the basis of the traffic management program, and described the design and implementation of the speed table in depth. Mayor Settle asked for public comment. Steve Bover, 67 Chorro Street, thanked Council for listening to the neighborhood's concerns and making a tangible start to traffic calming in the area and hoped the City would continue to work with the neighborhood to develop a traffic calming system and install additional traffic calming measures throughout the neighborhood. Sheldon Smith, 273 Chorro Street, described how the neighborhood had worked with the City toward traffic calming. Brock Haines, Mission and Chorro, said not everyone was satisfied with the traffic table at Chorro and Mission. ' Beverly Ensing, 283 Chorro, expressed concern about the circulation study from DKS, but implementation of plans had not taken place due to lack of funds. Raymond Ensing, 283 Chorro, spoke about some traffic calming programs in other parts of the County. Marty Tangeman, Chorro and Murray, thanked Council and staff for their traffic calming efforts and said that there was a consensus among everyone to cooperate to keep moving this process forward. He stated particular requests: 1) direct staff to complete the speed table at Chorro and Mission as an interim landscaped facility by January 1,1996; 2) direct staff to work with the Chorro Street Neighborhood group to develop a neighborhood traffic management plan to be returned to Council by December 1, 1995; 3) a commitment to the installation of the interim facilities no later than March 31, 1996. Betty Shutzer, 225 Almond, concurred with Mr. Tangeman's statement, but thought the projected time table was too protracted. Eugene Judd, a new resident, contributed some suggestions from his experience in Europe and asked Council to look at the basic underlying cause of the traffic problem and not just the symptoms. Keith Wiemer, President of the Santa Isabel Traffic Calming Association, said that his association had successfully addressed their traffic problems with the help of a consultant. Ken Haggard. 617 Oakridge, said the City suffers from a "research forever" syndrome and Chorro Street could serve as a precedent for the rest of the City. Gary Fowler. Mill and Chorro, said the Public Works staff was competent to do what needs to be done and another consultant traffic study was not necessary. Brian McDonald, 479 Chorro, called for speed bumps on Chorro and Lincoln Streets. City Council Meeting Tuesday, July 25, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Mayor Settl e turned the discussion back to the Council. Page 4 Moved by Romero/Williams to direct staff to work with neighborhood to develop solutions to modify the improvement (traffic table) on Mission and Chorro by December 1, 1995, and to work with Chorro residents to develop a system of traffic calming devices by January 1, 1996; motion carried (5-0). 2. LEASE OF REAL PROPERTY - 45 PRADO ROAD (File No. 484) Council considered a status report related to ECOSLO recycling operations; considered a lease on property located at 45 Prado Road; and, considered granting a six -month lease extension to ECOSLO. John Moss. Utilities Director, presented the four options available to the Council this evening as outlined in the agenda staff report. Mayor Settl e opened the podium to public comment. John Ewan. Board Chair for the Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo County, said that the center was committed to the environment and the community and had, over the last few months, redoubled efforts to reflect a better stewardship of the land and be a better neighbor to the City. Jeffrey Lund. Executive Director of ECOSLO, recommended that the extension of the yard lease be approved and requested that the Rock Solid sorting operation be allowed to continue its sorting activities on the Prado Road site and that a 25' by 175' parcel adjacent to the existing lease space be included in the lease at fair market value to improve the efficiency of operations. Mayor Settle brought the discussion back to the Council. After discussion, moved by Roalman /Smith to: 1) direct staff to continue the current subsidized operation by ECOSLO and negotiate a lease for the next six months (Agreement No. A- 17- 95 -CC); motion carried (3 -2, Council Members Romero and Williams voting no.). Moved by Roalman/Smith to direct .staff to bring back at the earliest possible time all parties involved with the Prado Road site to see about expanded services, Including sorting operations for Rock Solid; motion carried (3 -2, Council Members Romero and Williams voting no). STUDY SESSION 3. RECYCLING SERVICES PROCUREMENT (File No. 142) Council considered a report on recycling service procurement alternatives. John Moss. Utilities Director, said Council would be presented with a discussion of the City's residential recycling procurement alternatives. Bob Hilton. Hilton, Famkopf and Hobson, consultants, discussed procurement objectives and the alternatives for service and collection. Mayor Settle asked for comment from the public. Steve McGrath registered municipal advocate and City resident, said only a Request for Proposal would ensure a fully informed decision regarding cost, service and reliability in recycling. Tom Martin. Garbage Company, urged Council to continue using San Luis Garbage. 1 1 1 City Council Meeting Tuesday, July 25, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 5 Mary Whittiesev. Sendaro Court, told Council that some points might be missing in their procurement goals; to maximize diversion, education, competition and innovation, and urged Council to issue a Request for Proposal. Mayor Settl e returned the discussion to the dais. Moved by Roalman /Smith to direct staff to advertise for competitive proposals, focusing on local companies; motion tamed (4-1, Council Member Romero voting no). 4. COUNCIL REVIEW OF THE SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY LAND CONSERVANCY REPORT 9 OPEN SPACE PRIORITIES (File No. 462) Council considered the report Saving Special Places. Paul LeSage. Parks and Recreation Director, gave an overview of the open space program. Ray Belknap. Executive Director of the Land Conservancy, showed slides of the properties identified in "Saving Special Places." Denny Johansen, a member of the BIA's Morros Committee, with regard to item 4b., Scenic Gateways," encouraged Council not to enter into negotiations with the County at this juncture to avoid piece -meal changes In the Morros. Ray Belknap urged the Council to keep the public involved in order to build momentum for a long- ' term funding mechanism. After discussion, moved by Roalman/Wiiliams to continue this item to Tuesday, September 12, 1995, to allow public input, direct staff to: 1) prepare contract with the Land Conservancy to provide property transaction services; 2) prepare an open space implementation financing plan; motion carved (5 -0). Moved by RomeroWilliams to endorsed the concept of funding restoration, rehabilitation, and land management projects within the greenbelt; motion carried (5-0). S. MARSH STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT (File No. 95-32) Council considered plans and specifications for "Marsh Street Reconstruction and Storm Drain Improvement Project; Nipomo to Santa Rosa," Specification No. 95-32. (Continued from 7119195.) Mayor Settle asked for comment from the public. Gary Fowler. Mill Street, was concerned about the construction and the way it is being conducted and recommended that the Council give the businesses affected relief from payment of any of their future five - percent users' utility tax until the end of November or when construction is completed and to cease immediately until the end of December any requirement for parking meter payment in the downtown area for on-street parking in order to entice people downtown. Jim Saroent. a Marsh Street business owner, said the entire Marsh Street project had been a disaster and said that the contractor should be expected to meet certain standards to protect the public interest, including drivers, bikers and pedestrians. Dan Rudebeck suggested that the contract could be modified to include traffic control, clean -up, mandated night and split shift work, and closer supervision of the contractor by the City. Mayor Settle asked Council for further comment. City Council Meeting Tuesday, July 25, 1995 - 7:00 p.m. Page 6 After discussion, moved by Settle /Smith to accept six points of the staff recommendation with provision for the evening option (construction can continue until 10:00 P.M.), institute the bonus and liquidated damages of $2,500 per day as suggested by Vice Mayor Romero , utilize hotline for neighborhood input, and allow plating where appropriate; motion carried (5-0). Staff to return with an evaluation of mid -block crosswalk 6 months after project completion (consensus). 12:40 a.m. There being no further business to come before the City Coupcif, Mayor Settle adjourned the meeting to Tuesday, August 15, 1995 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council I;e�aring Room. APPROVED BY COUNCIL: [flan 4MUedhwell, City Clerk DRG:dr:kc By: Kim Condon, Assistant City Clerk CLOSED SESSION OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 1995 - 5:30 P.M. CITY HALL - COUNCIL HEARING ROOM - 990 PALM STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA ROLL CALL: Council Members Present: Council Members Bill Roaiman, Kathy Smith, Dodie Williams, Vice -Mayor Dave Romero and Mayor Allen Settle Absent: None City Staff Present: John Dunn, City Administrative Officer, Jeff Jorgensen, City Attorney; Ken Hampian, Assistant City Administrative Officer; Wendy George, Assistant to the City Administrative Officer 5:30 p.m. LABOR NEGOTIATIONS (Pursuant to Government Code § 54957.6) Agency Negotiator. Employee Organization: 6:00 p.m. Bill Avery San Luis Obispo Firefighter's Assoc. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION (Pursuant to Government Code § 54957) Title: City Clerk i 5:55 p.m. Mayor Settle declared a recess to open session in the Council Cham are a public ' report of the action taken in closed session would be given. . APPROVED BY COUNCIL: Diane Gladw , City Clerk DRG:dr