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<br />I no,,,,,,,,,,, <br /> <br />PLEDGE <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br />HEARING <br />(Bard) <br /> <br />",( <br />,;j..J" '" <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />HEARING <br />(0 I Connor) <br /> <br />A- . , <br /> <br />4491 <br /> <br />MINUTES <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA <br /> <br />REGULAR MEETING <br /> <br />DECEMBER 16, 1958 <br /> <br />The City Council of the City of Arcadia, California, met in regular session <br />in the Council Chamber of the City Hall at 8:00 o'clock P.M., December 16, <br />1958. <br /> <br />The Invocation was offered by Rev. Thatcher Jordan, Pastor of the Church <br />of the Good Shepherd. <br /> <br />Mayor Phillips led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag. <br /> <br />PRESENT: <br />ABSENT: <br /> <br />CouncIlmen Balser, Camphouse, Reibold, Phillips <br />Councilman Jacobi <br /> <br />Planning Commission member Frank Vachon and Recreation Commission member <br />Ralph Norton were seated at the Council table also. <br /> <br />The City Attorney recommended, in reference to the matter of the application <br />of Oscar Robins (dba Bard Distributing Company) for a business permit to <br />allow the installation and operation of four skill games in the Santa Anita <br />Bowling Alley at 188 West Las Tunas Drive, that it be continued to the next <br />regular Council meeting since the Staff is further studying the sicuation. <br /> <br />Rev. Thatcher Jordan, Pastor of the Church of the Good Shepherd, addressed <br />the Council, stating chat both he and his 16 year old son frequent this <br />bowling alley; that he had noted its clean, wholesome atmosphere and the <br />excellent group of people pacronizing it, and that with refe,rence to the <br />requested permit for the skill games, he wished to inquire if the so-called <br />"pin-ball game" is a gambling device. <br /> <br />The City Attorney replied that the City of Arcadia does not permit "pin-ball <br />games" in the stricter sense; that the type of games applied for, is <br />amusement devices such as the electronic eye gun that shoots animals, <br />skee-ball, and the like, as distinguished from pin-ball. That under <br />consideration by the staff, for recommendation to the Council, is <br />further implementation of the City's ordinance to eliminate, to ~he <br />extent that can be done by legislative feat, the opportunity to use even <br />that type of amusement device as a means of petty gambling. H~ added that <br />at the present time chis type of game is permitted under a permit issued <br />by the Council, which permit must be issued unless the Council finds, from <br />the evidence presented, that the issuance of the permit or the conduct of <br />the business under che requested permit, will itself constitute a public <br />nuisance or a menace to the health, morals or welfare of the community; <br />that too often" although that may be suspected it is not capable of being <br />borne out in the testimony presented, and that it is to further the <br />enforcement angle that the staff is asking for further time to make <br />additional recommendation to the Council. <br /> <br />Mayor Phillips then stated that the hearing on this matter will be <br />continued to the next regular Council meeting. <br /> <br />Mayor Phillips declared the hearing open on the application of <br />D. O'Connor and Wm. C. Thompson (dba O'Connor Publishing Company) for a <br />business permit to sell tip sheets during the 1958-59 racing season. <br /> <br />1. <br /> <br />12-16-58 <br />