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<br />1 <br /> <br />WATER <br />METER <br />PURCHASE <br /> <br />ANNEXATION <br />STUDY <br /> <br />1 '~'=R <br /> <br />MINUTES <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA <br /> <br />STUDY SESSION <br /> <br />JULY 29, 1965 <br /> <br />The City Council of the City of Arcadia met in study session in <br />the Conference Room of the City Hall at 7:30 P.M., July 29, 1965. <br /> <br />PRESENT: <br />ABSENT: <br /> <br />Councilmen Balser, Considine, Turner, Reibold <br />Councilman Forman <br /> <br />OTHERS PRESENT: City Manager, City Attorney, Water Superintendent, <br />City Clerk, Press Reporters and Arcadia residents <br />Robert Arth, Edward DaRin and Warren Paetz. <br /> <br />At the request of the City Council, the Water Superintendent <br />reviewed at length the contents of his written report dated July 26, <br />1965 concerning procedure in the preparation of specifications and <br />the purchase of water meters. He displayed several models and due <br />to the uncertainty of the quality of water which would be available <br />to the City in the future, he favored the hermetically sealed <br />register, in particular, the 'Penton' chamber (plastic). Legality <br />of the bidding process was explained by the City Attorney. It was <br />the concensus of the City Council that the Water Superintendent <br />prepare the specifications for the purchase of water meters and <br />include the requirement that the meters be hermetically sealed with <br />the 'Penton' chamber or its equivalent. <br /> <br />The City Manager reviewed in detail the contents of his written report <br />dated July 26, 1965 concerning annexations to the City. Emphasis <br />was placed on the area west of the El Rancho Shopping Center (between <br />Michillinda and Rosemead Boulevards). The subject area is in the <br />Pasadena School and Postal Districts and if annexed would present <br />other problems, one being the water situation. The City Council <br />was not of a mind to annex the area, however, with the advent of <br />the proposed May Company, it recognized the ultimate zoning of the <br />territory to commercial use. Discussion held on the jurisdiction <br />which would have control of the zoning. The residents who were in <br />attendance expressed concern as to the development of that particular <br />area; that perhaps the City should annex in order to have better <br />control. The City Manager was instructed to proceed with the study <br />for Council review, although at the present time it is not actively <br />pursuing annexation. The proposed annexation of property south of <br />Huntington Drive to the City of Temple City was explored briefly and <br />it was brought out that the territory is now being divided in order <br />for that City to consider smaller parcels. <br /> <br />The City Council reviewed copies of a newsletter which have been <br />distributed to the residents of South El Monte. Costs of a similar <br />mailing were placed at approximately $1425 - addressed to 'occupant'. <br />Value of such a mailing was discussed as were other ways and means <br />of reaching the residents. The City Council favored releases <br />through the press, water bill enclosures or in some manner encouraging <br />attendance at the Council meetings, as it did not feel that a mailing <br />to 'occupant' would be read by the residents and that other media <br />should be explored. <br /> <br />1. <br /> <br />7-29-65 <br />