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<br />I,u "u <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />COMMISSIONER'S <br />HANDBOOK <br /> <br />20:8212 <br /> <br />M I NUT E S <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA <br /> <br />ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING <br /> <br />JANUARY 30, 1973 <br /> <br />The City Council met in an adjourned regular session on January 30, <br />1973 at 7:30 p.m., in the City Hall Conference Room. The primary <br />purpose being to discuss the operation of the Water Department, <br />however action was taken on other matters. <br /> <br />PRESENT: <br />ABSENT: <br /> <br />Councilmen Arth, Butterworth, Helms, Scott, Rage <br />None <br /> <br />Pursuant to Council's request the Water Manager submitted a compre- <br />hensive written report dated January 29, 1973 concerning the operations <br />of the water facilities and operations with emphasis on its water <br />supply and the formation of the first water department - from 1914 to <br />date. The Water Manager explained and indicated on a descriptive map <br />the six zones showing the underground dykes, zone boundaries, reser- <br />voirs and the water wells, <br /> <br />It was noted in particular that the County Health Department tests <br />water samples monthly and the City also engages a private laboratory <br />to perform tests each week. Results of these tests are always submitted <br />to the State Health Department. The report included a schedule of bi- <br />monthly water charges used throughout cities in the San Gabriel Valley. <br /> <br />With relation to the retention of consultants it was emphasized they <br />should be of the highest quality in ethics and professional standing. <br />In response to an inquiry he stated in part that all agreements with <br />consultants are approved in form by the City Attorney. He noted that <br />compensation for engineering services are governed by the American <br />Society of Civil Engineers Manual No. 45. He explained the formation <br />of the San Gabriel Valley Water District and that some of the Directors <br />are elected and others appointed. Their function was also explored. <br /> <br />The repair and replacement of water meters was detailed as well as <br />other functions in the department. It was pointed out that the <br />personnel in most instances have a tenure of over 12 years with the <br />department and some are certified by the American Water Works Society <br />as Water Works Operators, indicating the interest on the part of the <br />employees in their work. The Department currently is working with the <br />same number of employees as it did in 1949 - this is due to the me- <br />chanization of much of the construction equipment and the installation <br />of a semi-automated pumping system. Included in the report and re- <br />ferred to by the Water Manager was a schedule of estimated funds <br />available compared with proposed budgets. The Department's five year <br />capital program and water distribution main replacement and cement <br />mortar lining report were part of the presentation. <br /> <br />The Water Manager was commended on the depth of his report and oral <br />presentation and it was agreed that another such meeting would be <br />productive within another two years. <br /> <br />This matter will be discussed at a later date as Council desired more <br />time for study. <br /> <br />1-30-73 <br /> <br />- 1 - <br />