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<br />I. nwo,"",,' <br /> <br /> <br />PLEDGE OF <br />ALLEGIANCE <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br />APPROVAL OF <br />MINUTES <br />(1-16-62) <br /> <br />HEARING <br />(Greer - <br />Closed 1-16-62 <br />and matter <br />continued for <br />staff report) <br /> <br />iff}J <br /> <br />INDEXED <br /> <br />1 <br /> <br />14:5594 <br /> <br />M I NUT E S <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA <br /> <br />REGULAR MEETING <br /> <br />FEBRUARY 6, 1962 <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" February 6, 1962. <br /> <br />The' Invocation was offered by Rev. Ralph English, Pastor of the Arcadia <br />Church of the Nazarene. <br /> <br />Mayor Balser led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag. <br /> <br />PRESENT: <br />ABSENT : <br /> <br />Councilmen Butterworth, Camphouse, Reibold, Phillips, Balser <br />None <br /> <br />MOTION by Councilman Butterworth, seconded by Councilman Reibold and <br />carried unanimously that the minutes of the Regular Meeting of January <br />16, 1962 be approved as submitted in writing. <br /> <br />Hearing on application of James G, Greer and Ora Reed Greer for a zone <br />variance to permit the erection and operation of a gasoline service <br />station on property at the northwest corner of Duarte Road and Golden <br />West Avenue closed at Council meeting of January 16, 1962 and matter <br />referred to staff for a report. <br /> <br />The City Clerk advised that she had received several communications from <br />residents in the subject area. However, the hearing having been closed <br />and it being the consensus of the Council that no further evidence from <br />the public was admissible, Councilman Butterworth MOVED that the letters <br />not be read into the record but that they be accepted and filed. Council- <br />man Phillips seconded the motion which was carried unanimously. <br /> <br />The Planning Director then read a report dated February 1, 1962 from the <br />Planning Department on the subject matter, which stated in substance that <br />1) recent development in .the area has been R-3 uses; 2) extraordinary <br />circumstances were not found which would preclude the development of the <br />subject property to uses permitted in Zone R-3 as other similar properties <br />in the same district have done; 3) the area is not in any particular need <br />of a service station as two others were already in existence just one <br />block to the east; and 4) if a service station were approved similar <br />requests for commercial zoning would be forthcoming on the. other corner, <br />probably all the way to Baldwin Avenue and this commercial development <br />would be detrimental to the property in the same neighborhood and zone. <br />That because the advantages of permitting this service station to be <br />constructed seem to be outweighed by the disadvantages, the Planning <br />Department recommends that the application not be approved. (Report on <br />file in office of the City Clerk). <br /> <br />Councilman Butterworth stated in part that although the subject property <br />is a hardship case, the essence of the hardship arises from the commercial <br />construction immediately across the street; however, that the staff has <br />gone into the matter and sustained the Planning Commission and that in <br />his opinion the Council is obliged to support the staff and the Planning <br />Commission unless they are completely arbitrary, which does not appear <br />to be so in this instance. That people have relied upon R-3 zoning in <br />this area and to relieve one hardship case could create others, and --'--- <br />that under the circumstances he felt obliged to support the Planning <br />Commission. <br /> <br />1. <br /> <br />2-6-62 <br />