City Council Minutes
4/23/2008 12:12:57 PM
4/10/2008 10:01:20 PM
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<br />IN FAVOR <br /> <br />HEARING <br />CLOSED <br /> <br />MOTION TO <br />PROCEED <br />WITH PLANS <br /> <br />HEARING <br />Park at the <br />Water Dept. <br />site <br /> <br />3', IJ, bbZ <br /> <br />OPPOSING <br /> <br />19:8124 <br /> <br />problems, noise levels which would interfere with the quiet nature of <br />the area and increased risk of vandalism and trespassing. She referred <br />to schools in the area which have recreation or park facilities and <br />asked Council to reconsider and permit the property to be developed <br />into residential use. <br /> <br />Leonard Henkey, 230 E. Camino Real, also spoke against the mini-park <br />and referred to pictures of the site which were carried in a local <br />neWspaper which he said would lead anyone to sign a petition. He said <br />he could obtain many signatures in opposition if given time to circulate <br />a petition. <br /> <br />Mi$S Tricie Sexton, 300 E. Wistaria Avenue/spoke as a teenager in favor <br />of the park and gave her reasons for the need; that there would be <br />space for exercise and activities such as volleyball, shuffle board and <br />perhaps tennis courts in addition to the play area for small children. <br />She presented a petition signed by 79 residents in and around the area <br />along with 32 signatures of children. <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />William D. Kaplan, 186 E. Camino Real, spoke in favor of the proposed <br />park as did Hyman W. Fink of 215 E. Norman Avenue. Donald E. Robinson, <br />1807 S. Third Avenue, stated in part that in his opinion neighborhood <br />parks do not downgrade an area and noted that offstreet parking is <br />proposed. <br /> <br />Mrs. Hudson Roysher, 1784 S. Santa Anita Avenue, referred to the Simon <br />Eisner report which specifically recommended more open space through <br />the use of parks and felt many children do not have space to run and <br />play; that the park would meet a need in the community. <br /> <br />No one else desiring to be heard the'hearing was CLOSED on MOTION by <br />Councilman Helms, seconded by Councilman Arth and carried unanimously. <br /> <br />During the Council deliberations it was submitted that there has been <br />an overwhelming desire on the part of those in the neighborhood for <br />the development of a park at this location; that the Recreation and <br />Planning Commissions recommend it and with reference to tennis courts <br />there is a shortage of places to play in the city. It was the consensus <br />of Council that the park be studied by a park designer and that it be <br />planned similar to Baldwin Stocker; that the designer advise if tennis <br />courts are possible with the available land. However, tennis courts <br />were not recommended at this time. A desire was expressed that the <br />activities not be planned so they only accommodate a certain type of <br />sport. <br /> <br />It was then MOVED by Councilman Scott, seconded by Councilman Helms <br />and carried unanimously that Council authorize the development of a <br />mini-park at the southeast corner of Camino Real and Second Avenue and <br />that staff make recommendations to Council for professional services <br />in the preparation of plans for such development and that the study <br />pursue the feasibility of incorporating tennis courts on the site. <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Proposed development of a park on water department property at 67 W, <br />Orange Grove Avenue. Council reviewed a preliminary sketch from the <br />landscape architects who have been authorized to proceed with final <br />plans and specifications. It was noted that the plans may be altered <br />as a result of this meeting. Council had expressed a desire to hear <br />from the residents in the area. <br /> <br />Mayor Hage declared the hearing open and Mrs. D. Zimmerman, 1603 <br />Perkins Drive, recited annoyances experienced now because of the noise <br />from the water facility and felt it would only enhance if a park were <br />developed there. She referred specifically to the traffic generated <br />from water department equipment. <br /> <br />Mrs. Marie Brown, 49 W. Orange Grove Avenue, opposed the park and sub- <br /> <br />8-1-72 <br /> <br />- 2 - <br />
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