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<br />CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINCS ARE TAPE RECORDED AND ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />INVOCATION <br /> <br />PLEDGE OF <br />ALLEGIENCE: <br /> <br />ROLL CALL: <br /> <br />MINUTE <br />APPROVAL <br /> <br />NEIGHBORHOOD <br />PARK <br />(Baldwin <br />Stocker) <br /> <br />Jtlf3 <br /> <br />1 <br /> <br />18:7403 <br /> <br />MINUTES <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA <br /> <br />REGULAR MEETING <br /> <br />JANUARY 7, 1969 <br /> <br />The City Council of the City of Arcadia, California, met in regular <br />session in the Council Chamber of the Arcadia City Hall on January 7, <br />1969, at 8:00 P.M. <br /> <br />Rev. H. Warren Anderson, Arcadia Community Church <br /> <br />Mayor Don W. Hage <br /> <br />PRESENT: <br />ABSENT: <br /> <br />Councilmen Arth, Butterworth, Considine, Helms, Hage <br />None <br /> <br />On MOTION by Councilman Butterworth, seconded by Councilman Helms and <br />carried unanimously the minutes of the regular meeting of December 17, <br />1968, were APPROVED. <br /> <br />The Recreation Commission recommended that a neighborhood park be <br />constructed on the land adjacent to the Baldwin Stocker Elementary <br />School. The City Manager explored in chronological order the <br />general and early background of the subject of parks, which various <br />studies have indicated a shortage of park areas particularly in the <br />southern part of the city. He explained that he has met with the <br />School Superintendent; that recommendations were submitted to the <br />School Board and City Council in this regard; that both agencies <br />approved a cooperative agreement concerning the subject site in <br />February of 1968; that during the entire time of deliberations <br />reference was made to a park or neighborhood park with no other use <br />mentioned. <br /> <br />The Recreation Director explored the selection of a park planner <br />which was made by a committee consisting of the school district <br />representative, a Planning Commission member and three members of <br />the city staff. He noted the acceptance by Council of the Committee's <br />recommendation in the selection and employment of the firm of Ericcson, <br />Peters and Thorn for the development of preliminary plans which step <br />received a good deal of publicity. He stated further in part that the <br />firm received a communication from the West Arcadia Little League <br />organization asking it to consider the placement of a baseball field <br />at the Baldwin Stocker facility; that the school and city staffs had <br />conducted surveys of various sites including Baldwin Stocker, Santa <br />Anita, Longley Way and Holly Avenue schools. He continued that the <br />Recreation Commission approved the plan submitted by the architect on <br />October 29; that shortly thereafter a letter was received from the <br />Assistant Superintendent of Schools indicating that Santa Anita School <br />would be a possibility for the little league baseball diamond, however, <br />approval would be necessary from the School Board. He enumerated <br />meetings thereafter with Little League representatives and property <br />owners. He said that the Los Angeles County had offered to continue <br />services at the County Park. Dimensions were explored which indicated <br />that the Baldwin Stocker site would not lend itself to the inclusion <br />of a baseball diamond and that the Commission had recommended the <br />development of a neighborhood park at that location. <br /> <br />1-7-69 <br /> <br />- 1 - <br />