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Minutes of a Regular Meeting <br /> her May 15 1991 <br /> Town of Los Altos Hills <br /> City Council Meeting <br /> Wednesday, May 15, 1991, 7:15 P.M. <br /> Council Chambers, 26379 Fremont Road <br /> 1. CALL TO ORDER,ROLL CALL, AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE <br /> Mayor Siegel called the Regular Meeting of the City Council to order at 7:15 <br /> p.m. in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. <br /> Present: Mayor Siegel and Councilmembers Casey, Hubbard, Johnson <br /> and Tryon. <br /> Absent: None <br /> Staff: Acting City Manager Richard DeLong; City Attorney Sandy Sloan; <br /> Director of Public Works Bill Ekern; Planning Consultant <br /> Margaret Netto, Intern Brian Yager and City Clerk Pat Dowd <br /> talir Press: None <br /> Council congratulated the Mayor on the celebration of his seventieth birthday. <br /> 2. APPOINTMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS <br /> 2.1 Presentation by Dr. Howard Martin: A Reasonable Reappraisal of <br /> Quarry Hills Water <br /> Dr. Howard Martin, 11666 Dawson Drive, presented a report to the Council on a <br /> review he had done on the potential development of Quarry Hills. He commented <br /> on the obstacles to the proposed 15+ acre lake which included in part the following: <br /> the groundwater basin was incapable of maintaining level because of evaporation, <br /> percolation and plant consumption; an extra water source would be needed; geologic <br /> risks; maintenance and safety/reliability. Dr. Martin also commented on the water <br /> history and why the by-pass would not work. He offered a new approach which was <br /> to ask for a lake/reservoir which would be limited in size to certain determinants <br /> which included the following: wall safety, Hale Creek adequacy, geologic and <br /> earthquake safety, evaporation prediction, percolation/seepage loss and planting <br /> consumption. This smaller lake would be primed with purchased water and the by- <br /> pass concept would be abandoned. He believed there should be a park with a big- <br /> enough lake rather than just a great big lake. Dr. Martin also suggested the Town <br /> 411, May 15, 1991 <br /> 1 <br />