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<br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />PROPOSED <br />OPENING OF <br />ARCADIA AVE. <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br />~\p <br />\ <br /> <br />INDEXED <br /> <br />", <br /> <br />5081 <br /> <br />MINUTES <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA <br /> <br />SPECIAL MEETING <br /> <br />AUGUST 16, 1960 <br /> <br />The City Council of the City of Arcadia met in special session in the <br />Council Chamber of the City Hall at 7:34 P.M. August 16, 1960, for the <br />purpose of permitting interested persons to speak and express their <br />views relative to the proposed opening of Arcadia Avenue in order that <br />the Council might have some indication as to the policy and program to <br />follow in the future in this regard. <br /> <br />PRESENT: <br />ABSENT : <br /> <br />Councilmen Balser, Butterworth, Reibold, Phillips, Camphouse <br />None <br /> <br />The City Clerk advised that 23 communications had been received from <br />interested property owners, 22 being opposed to and one in favor of <br />the proposed opening of Arcadia Avenue. She added that two of the <br />communications had also mentioned the desirability of R-3 zoning in the <br />area in question. <br /> <br />The City Manager stated that on August 4, 1960 a letter was sent to each <br />interested property owner, advising them of the following estimated cost <br />of the project: <br /> <br />cost <br />cost <br />cost <br /> <br />of <br />of <br />of <br /> <br />the acquisition <br />improvements to <br />the project <br /> <br />of the property <br />be made <br /> <br />$203,330.00 <br />127,201.00 <br />330,531.00; <br /> <br />Estimated total <br />Estimated total <br />Total estimated <br />and <br />the estimated gross assessment to be levied <br />amount per square foot to be assessed. <br /> <br />and estimated <br /> <br />It was also stated that the majority of the protests received were based <br />on the cost of both acquisition and improvements, although the property <br />owners had been informed that the amount of the award for each individual <br />parcel of prpperty necessary to be taken would be determined by <br />negotiation with the owner. <br /> <br />In compliance with Mayor Camphouse's call for audience participation, the <br />following persons addressed the Council: <br /> <br />Mr. John R. Street, 515 West Duarte Road, stated in part that he appeared <br />on behalf of himself, his wife and several neighbors, namely the Kerrs, <br />the Wendlings, the MulIers and Grace Gillett, and that they were all <br />opposed to the proposed opening of Arcadia Avenue. <br /> <br />Mr. P. J. Derkson, 542 Fairview Avenue, read a prepared statement in <br />opposition to the proposed opening of Arcadia Avenue and tendered a copy <br />of said statement to the City Clerk. <br /> <br />It then being 8:08 P.M., Mayor Camphouse stated that Council is legally <br />required to convene their regular meeting and suggested that since there <br />were so many persons present who were obviously vitally concerned in the <br />matter that Council adjourn this special meeting to a time sufficient to <br />permit the people to be heard. <br /> <br />Councilman Reibold stated in substance that there seemed to be a feeling <br />that the opening of Arcadia Avenue is a desire primarily of the Council; <br /> <br />1. <br /> <br />Special Meeting <br />8-16- 60 <br />