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<br />CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS ARE TAPE RECORDED AND ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK <br /> <br />1:7699 <br /> <br />MINUTES <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA <br />ADJOURNED <br />REGULAR MEETING <br /> <br />AUGUST 26, 1970 <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />The City Council met in an adjourned regular session on Wednesday, <br />August 26, 1970, at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chamber of the Arcadia <br />City Hall. <br /> <br />PLEDGE OF <br />ALLEGIANCE <br /> <br />City Attorney Robert D. Ogle <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br />PRESENT: <br />ABSENT: <br /> <br />Councilmen Arth, Considine, Rage, Helms, Butterworth <br />None <br /> <br />The Planning Commission, by Resolution No. 706, granted a conditional <br />use permit to Paul Disselken to conduct a Maranatha High School at 501 <br />N. Santa Anita Avenue (corner Santa Anita Avenue and Colorado Boulevard). <br />This action was appealed by residents and tenants adjacent thereto and <br />from other areas in the city. A public hearing was held on August 18. <br />APPROVED Persons spoke in favor and against the proposed use. The primary ob- <br />r /) ~/ jection appeared to be based on increased traffic in the area as well as <br />jr-/;/; ~increased street parking. The Council closed the hearing and continued <br />the matter to this doce. During the interim, staff was instructed to <br />conduct a traffic survey and recommend concerning the parking problem <br />for presentation to Council this date. <br /> <br />CONDITIONAL <br />USE PERMIT <br />(High Schoo 1) <br /> <br />.. <br />The City Manager and Director of Public Works submitted an analysis of <br />existing conditions and the effect of the vehicular "traffic in connection <br />with the operation of the school. (Report dated August 24 and on file in <br />the office of the City Clerk). It was noted therein that the subject site <br />is bounded by Santa Anita Avenue on the east, Colorado Boulevard on the <br />south and Windsor Road on the west and is about one block south of the <br />Foothill Freeway Interchange with Santa Anita Avenue. At present the <br />Freeway terminates at Santa Anita thus greatly increasing the traffic. <br />Another section of the Freeway is scheduled for completion early in <br />1971 and the total traffic is expected to be reduced by thirty percent. <br /> <br />Santa Anita Avenue is presently carrying approximately 29,500 vehicles <br />per day with some congestion during peak traffic hours but with minimal <br />delays. The southbound peak occurs between 7 and 8 a: m. while the <br />northbound peak occurs between 5 and 6 p.~. on weekdays. <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Colorado Boulevard: is a 2-lane arterial with left turn lanes at Santa <br />Anita Avenue and is currently carrying about 11,500 cars per day. West- <br />bound peak is between 7 and 8 a. m. and eastbound peak is between 5 and <br />6 p.m. <br /> <br />Newman Avenue: Is a 36' wide street running westerly from Santa Anita <br />Avenue and serves the R-3 area west of that avenue and north of Colorado <br />Boulevard. It is .currently carrying about 666 cars per day with the <br />morning peak between 7 and 8 a. m., and the evening peak between 5 and <br />6 p.m. It was noted that other streets with the same dimensions are <br />carrying over ten times this volume of traffic with no serious problems. <br /> <br />Concerning the accident rate: While the volume of traffic has nearly <br />doubled in ten years, the accident rate has remained about the same - due <br />in part to street improvements. After the Freeway is completed and traffic <br />reduced along with the improvements scheduled'in the near future it is <br />anticipated that the number of accidents will decline. <br /> <br />8-26-70 <br /> <br />- 1 - <br />