Weekly Update - 04/19/2013

Date of Record: 2013-04-19


Each week, the City Manager's Office provides an update that includes information on programs, services and issues within the City, as well as news, project updates and follow-up information when applicable. It can be found on the City's website.

The next City Council meeting is set for 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way.


Telephone Scam Warning: Coronado Police are warning residents about a "bank examiner" scam and other recent telephone scams that have made victims of some residents. Six people called police yesterday to report receiving calls from someone who asked them for personal and financial information. Some used the terms "bank examiner" or counterfeit investigation or told them they were missing checks. Last week, Coronado Police received several reports of a "grandkids in jail" scam, where con artists tell potential victims they are their grandchildren and need bail money. Officers were able to stop a wire transfer of $17,000 last week after an officer called the bank. One victim, however, lost $2,900 after using a money transfer company. Coronado Police urge residents never to provide personal or financial information to someone on the telephone. To report a scam or being the victim of a scam, call the Coronado Police Department at (619) 522-7350. A press release has been distributed.

Special Events Permits: Special events permits issued for beach and parks scheduled to be held from Saturday, April 20, through Friday, April 26.




Flower Show/Book Fair

Spreckels Park

April 20-21

Wedding Ceremony

Bay View Park

April 20

Wedding Ceremony

Central Beach

April 20

Fifth Grade Olympics

Central Beach

April 26

CoSA Donor Event

Library tennis court #2

April 26

City Council Proclamations
The Council made five ceremonial proclamations at the Tuesday, April 16, meeting. The following photos depict, in order, Arbor Day; National Volunteer Week; National Public Safety Telecommunications Week; Peace Officers Memorial Day; and Chief Lou Scanlon Day.


Coronado Private Bank
Coronado First Bank at 801 Orange Avenue has merged with San Diego Private Bank. They have changed the bank name to "Coronado Private Bank." A building permit was issued to replace the signs with the new name.



Coronado Cays Entrance Public Meeting
The public is invited to participate in a workshop Tuesday, April 30, to discuss the entrance of the Coronado Cays at the Bayshore Bikeway. Potential alternatives to reconfigure the intersection will be discussed. These alternatives can be viewed by clicking here. The workshop format will be an open forum style. The public will be given an opportunity to comment and is encouraged to make suggestions. The consultant and City staff will be available to answer questions and record comments. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Grand Caribe Room at the Coronado Cays Homeowners Association, 505 Grand Caribe Isle.

Dock C Workshop Rescheduled: A public meeting set up to review options for the reconstruction of Dock C originally set for April 30 will be rescheduled due to a conflict with another public workshop. No date has yet been set.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Construction has started on the charging station located at Bradley Field. Installation of the underground conduit and pedestal foundations should be completed this week. The EV charging station will provide users of electric vehicles a location to charge their vehicles while taking in a Little League baseball game; it is also within walking distance of the Ferry Landing Marketplace. This new station will supplement the existing station located in the parking lot at City Hall, and provide the service to those closer to the Ferry Landing.

ADA-Compliant Pedestrian Ramps Along Sixth Street: Construction is underway on pedestrian ramps along Sixth Street. Approximately half of the work has been completed. After being notified by elementary and middle school administrators that California STAR testing is taking place the week of April 22, the construction schedule was altered so that there would be no construction occurring adjacent to the schools during testing. However, the contractor is still confident that the project will be completed this month.

Construction crews installling ADA pedestrian ramp.

Major Maintenance Street Work FY 11/12: Twelve bids were received on Wednesday, April 17, on a major maintenance project to resurface pavement along Seventh Street, Palm Avenue, Pine Street, Pine Court, and Soledad Place, and make sewer improvements along Seventh Street. The bids are currently under review to ensure they are complete, accurate, and that the apparent low bidder meets all of the project requirements. It is anticipated that the award of a contract to the lowest responsive bidder will be on the City Council agenda on May 7. Work may begin in July.


Siren Test Next Week: The Coronado Fire Department will conduct a test of the City's Emergency Siren Warning System on Friday, April 26. This is part of a routine test of the City of Coronado's emergency sirens that occurs every year in April. The test is conducted to ensure the City's three sirens are in working order. Last year, two of the sirens did not sound and were repaired. All three - one each at the Village Fire Station; Glorietta Bay Park; and the Coronado Cays Fire Station -- will be activated at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, to ensure they are in top working order. Once activated, those in Coronado can expect the sirens to sound from one to three minutes. In the event of an actual emergency, Fire officials also would use other measures to warn the community about potential emergencies, including a reverse 911 system, the City's Twitter and Facebook accounts and the Coronado website. The City also is considering other ways to reach the public in the case of an emergency, including Nixle, a law enforcement and government notification service. If there were an actual emergency, residents and visitors are asked to remain calm and tune the radio to AM 600 KOGO to receive specific instructions.

Siren at Glorietta Bay Park.

Siren in front of Coronado Club Room and Boathouse at Glorietta Bay Park.


The Golf Channel's Matt Ginella spent some time recently in Coronado playing and filming a spot called "Best courses around San Diego," which aired last week. The City has had trouble viewing the clip, which is on the Golf Channel website here.


Junior's Play: The Library Junior Volunteers presented the play, "Peter Pan," in the Winn Room on Thursday, April 18. Two performances were given, at 3:30 p.m. and at 7 p.m.

Coronado Friends of the Library Book Fair: The Coronado Friends of the Library Book Fair will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 19, for Friends members. The Book Fair will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Thousands of books will be available.


Slurry Seal Work Begins April 29: Coronado's annual slurry seal project to protect and extend the life of the City's roadways is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 29. This year, approximately 1.1 million square feet of City streets will receive a slurry seal surface treatment to rejuvenate or revitalize old surfaces, improve traction, and help improve road visibility at night. Residents will be asked to avoid driving and parking on the streets while they are drying.

Sidewalk Cleaning: The City Council will soon approve a contract with a sidewalk pressure cleaning operator for the maintenance of sidewalks along Orange Avenue.

Golf Course Changes: Modifications to the 15th Tee at the Coronado Golf Course have been approved and changes will be coming soon to help reduce the number of errant golf balls from entering the tennis facility.

Budget-related Dates: A Budget/Capital Improvement Projects Workshop is set for May 21 that will include community group presentations. The Budget is set to be adopted by the City Council at a meeting June 4.