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<br />I <br /> <br />INVOCATION <br /> <br />PLEDGE OF <br />ALLEGIANCE <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br />APPROVAL <br />OF MINUTES <br />(2-19-63) <br /> <br />ARCADIA <br />HIGH SCHOOL <br />(Student. <br />Government) <br /> <br />HEARING <br />(Annexation <br />No. 29) <br /> <br />(F: 950) <br /> <br />15:5915 <br /> <br />M I NUT E S <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA <br /> <br />MARCH 5, 1963 <br /> <br />The City Council of the City of Arcadia met in regular session in the <br />Council Chamber of the City Hall at 8: 00 P ,M., March 5, 1963. <br /> <br />The Invocation was offered by Rev. H, Warren Anderson, Pastor of the <br />Arcadia Community Church. <br /> <br />Mayor Butterworth led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag. <br /> <br />PRESENT: <br />ABSENT: <br /> <br />Councilmen Balser, Reibold, Turner, Butterworth <br />Councilman Phillips <br /> <br />MOTION by Councilman Turner, seconded by Councilman Reibold and carried <br />unanimously that the minutes of the Regular Meeting of February 19, 1963 <br />be approved as submitted in writing, <br /> <br />Mayor Butterworth welcomed to the Council meeting the Student Government <br />Body of the Arcadia High School and presented the individual legislative <br />and appointee members. <br /> <br />The City Attorney reported that with regard to the continued hearing on <br />proposed Annexation No. 29, Northwest Arcadia (Uninhabited), there are <br />two hearings at this time, one being a continuation of the hearing <br />originally set for February 5, 1963, which proceedings were instituted <br />by Resolution No, 3532, and the second being the hearing scheduled for <br />this time and instituted by Resolution No. 3563, <br /> <br />The City Attorney continued, that prior to the February 19, 1963 Council <br />meeting, protests had been received and referred to staff for evaluation; <br />that the total assessed valuation in land and improvement of private <br />property in the subject area is $201,850,00; that protests filed by <br />Lowry B. and Pauline C. McCaslin, and Sterling M. and Peggy E. Pailing <br />total $104,400.00; that one-half the total assessed valuation of private <br />property is $100,925,00; and that there is a majority protest made with <br />respect to the privately owned property, <br /> <br />To Councilman Turner's question as to whether the acquisltion of the <br />one piece of property subsequent to the initiation of the annexation <br />proceedings had a bearing on the ultimate outcome as to the assessed <br />valuation being applicable at this time, the City Attorney replied that <br />in his opinion protests may be filed at any time up to the close of the <br />hearing on protests, or they may be withdrawn at any time up to the <br />close of the protest hearing, <br /> <br />Mayor Butterworth commented that it has been the desire of the Council <br />to encompass in the City of Arcadia the subject area inasmuch as it is <br />an island in the midst of the City of Arcadia; that good government policy, <br />both from an economic and political standpoint would indicate the <br />desirability of such action and that the City Council has done every- <br />thing in its power to accomplish this but that one individual, because <br />of the extent of his ownership, has been able to thwart the elected <br />representatives of Arcadia and thus maintain this island within the <br />City; that in his opinion this is against the will of the majority of <br />the surrounding residents; however, that it is proper that the Council <br />accommodate itself to the law of the State, <br /> <br />1. <br /> <br />3- 5-63 <br />