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<br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />-~ <br /> <br />STREET <br />WIDENING <br /> <br />SKATE- <br />BOARDS <br /> <br />SIDEWALKS <br /> <br />PROPERTY <br />UPGRADING <br /> <br />TURNER <br /> <br />MINUTES <br /> <br />ARCADIA CITY COUNCIL <br />STUDY SESSION <br />AUGUST 29,' 1965 <br /> <br />~ <br /> <br />Pursuant to Resolution No. 3370, members of the City Council met in <br />the Conference Room of the City Hall on August 26, 1965 at 7:30 P.M. <br /> <br />PRESENT: <br />ABSENT: <br /> <br />Councilmen Balser, Considine, Turner, Reibold <br />Councilman Forman <br /> <br />The City Manager explored at length the recommendation of the staff <br />concerning the improvement of Duarte Road and Baldwin Avenue south to <br />the City limits (Live Oak Avenue). Report dated August 11, 1965 was <br />reviewed, wherein it was suggested that the City retain the services <br />of Frank Clough for the purpose of acquiring the needed property for <br />street widening purposes; expense to be charged to Gas Tax Funds. He <br />wpuld receive $6 per hour plus expenses of telephone and travel at <br />10~ per mile. Any 'secretarial work involved would be absorbed by the <br />Engineering Department. It was explained that Mr. Clough is highly <br />experienced in this field. The City Council concurred in the <br />recommendation - with Duarte Road widening to be commenced after the <br />1966 racing season and Baldwin Avenue in approximately two years. <br /> <br />Extensive discussion held on skateboard and bicycle control on which <br />the City Manager submitted a report dated August 24, 1965, wherein <br />changes to the Municipal Code were proposed. The use of sidewalks in <br />commercial areas was the primary hazard for pedestrians as well as <br />those using bicycles and wheeled toys. It was the consensus of the <br />City Council that bicycles not be incorporated in the regulations to <br />be imposed at the present time. <br /> <br />Considerable discussion was held on the Director of Public Works' <br />preliminary report on sidewalk construction dated August 24, 1965 <br />setting forth basic considerations. It was recommended that $100,000 <br />be set aside annually for this purpose with the view toward the <br />completion of the project within five years. The sidewalks would be <br />constructed adjacent to Elementary, Junior High and High Schools. <br />It was the consensus of the City Council that staff prepare a <br />comprehensive report of critical areas showing main thoroughfares. <br />This report will be submitted to the City Council at its next <br />regular meeting of September 7, 1965 and will be in priority form. <br /> <br />The City Attorney presented regulatory ordinances from other cities <br />and discussed the success or failure of same. He referred to the <br />existing City regulations as contained in the Building Code and <br />explained the procedure for enforcement thereof. He discussed <br />legislation currently being considered on a State level. The City <br />Council concurred in the recommendation that the laws already 'on <br />the books' be enforced in cases where private property has been <br />permitted to deteriorate. Specific cases were noted and will be <br />investigated by staff. <br /> <br />Discussion of the preparation of the agenda for September 7, 1965. <br />Councilman Turner will be late in arriving at said meeting. <br /> <br />The meeting adjourned at 10:10 P.M. <br /> <br />.eL;~~;r~?U~ <br /> <br />City Clerk <br /> <br />8-26-65 <br />