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<br />~45~2 <br /> <br />M I NUT E S' <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA <br /> <br />REGULAR MEETING <br /> <br />APRIL 7, 1959 <br /> <br />1 <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., April 7, 1959. <br /> <br />INVOCATION <br /> <br />The Invocation was offered by the Rev. A. Leonard Gilmour, Pastor of <br />the Arcadia Friends Church. <br /> <br />PLEDGE <br /> <br />Mayor Phillips led in the pledge of allegiance to the flag. <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br />PRESENT: <br />ABSENT : <br /> <br />Councilmen Balser, Camphouse, Jacobi, Reibold, Phillips <br />None <br /> <br />MINUTES <br />(March 17 <br />March 31, <br /> <br />Councilman Jacobi moved that the minutes of the regular meeting of <br />and March 17, 1959 and the minutes of the regular adjourned meeting of <br />1959)March 31, 1959,as submitted in writing, be approved. Councilman <br />Camphouse seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously. <br /> <br />1 ~~1 <br /> <br />Appeal from the Planning Commission Resolution No. 324 recommending <br />approval of zone variance request of Fred Kovanen to permit the <br />installation and operation of a mechanical auto laundry at 1414 South <br />Baldwin Avenue. <br /> <br />HEARING <br />(Ca,r Wash) <br /> <br />Mayor Phillips declared the hearing open and asked for those opposed <br />to be heard first. <br /> <br />Mr. Vincent Rizzo, 670 Naomi Avenue, addressed the Council, stating <br />in part that his protest was based primarily on the resultant noise <br />and that he felt property values would decrease in the area. <br /> <br />Mayor Phillips then inquired if anyone desired to speak in favor of <br />the requested zone variance. <br /> <br />1 <br /> <br />Mr. Fred Kovanen, the applicant, addressed the Council, stating in <br />part that new equipment would consist of vacuums, dryers, brushes; <br />that there would be heavy insulation; and that a six-foot masonry wall <br />would be constructed at the rear of the property. He further <br />displayed a plot plan of the contemplated improvements. A petition <br />was then presented to the City Clerk, consisting of fifty signatures <br />of customer-residents in favor of the equipment installation. <br /> <br />Mr. Max Thompson, 250 Arbolada Drive, Arcadia, President of the <br />manufacturing firm for the equipment, addressed Council, pertaining <br />to the noise levels; displayed photographs of other mechanized car <br />washes in the area; and read a letter from a Pasadena merchant, <br />Mr. O. K. Earl, Jr., stating that the noise was not disturbing to <br />him or his business. <br /> <br />Councilman Reibold and Mr. Thompson discussed at length the various <br />levels of noise readings and it was Councilman Reibold's opinion that <br />the noise, even when minimized, would not serve the best interests of <br />the business section of West Arcadia. <br /> <br />Councilman Camphouse stated that <br />he would like to comment that in <br />installation and operation might <br /> <br />prior to the closing of the hearing <br />his opinion the fact that such <br />substantially devaluate property <br /> <br />1. <br /> <br />4-7-59 <br />