Weekly Update - 04/26/2013back
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.
next City Council meeting is set for 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, at City Hall,
1825 Strand Way.
Bridge Ramp/Lane Closure: The California Department of Transportation
will be performing early-morning roadwork on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge
approach as drivers head out of Coronado. The work involves applying sealant to
the road surface from about Glorietta Boulevard near the toll plaza building to
the beginning of the bridge. Two of three eastbound lanes will remain open
during the work. The closure is expected to be in effect from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
according to Caltrans. However, the majority of work will be conducted from 5
a.m. to noon.
MotorCars on MainStreet: Expect to see hundreds of classic cars around
Coronado Rotary Park on Sunday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
MotorCars on MainStreet event. The vehicles and their owners will gather at
Isabella and Orange avenues. Organizers expect more than 400 entrants competing
for the Best in Show contest. The event is free.
Arbor Day in Coronado: Celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree
tomorrow. Families, individuals and groups are welcome. Volunteers are
requested to meet at 8:30 a.m. at Spreckels Park on Orange Avenue, between Sixth and Seventh
streets, to get tree assignments, tools, instruction and refreshments. Bring
gloves and gardening shoes. This event is sponsored by the City of Coronado
Street Tree Committee. For information, call (619) 522-7380.
Free EDCO Shredding Event: The City of Coronado and EDCO are sponsoring a free shredding
event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow for those who are drowning in paper. The
event will be held in the parking lot at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way. There is a
limit of two bankers boxes
(10"x12"x15") per household.For
more information, call (619) 287-7555.
Beach Cleanup: I Love A Clean San Diego's 11thAnnual Creek to Bay Cleanup is set for 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow all over San Diego County, including two spots in Coronado. Volunteers are needed for Coronado's Central Beach and at the Silver Strand State Beach bayside. For information, go to www.creektobay.org or click here to see the Cleanup Sites.
Special Events Permits: Special events permits issued for beach and parks scheduled to be held from Saturday, April 27, through Friday, May 3.
Hotel Del beach
Motorcars on MainStreet
Isabella; Park Place; Star Park Circle
Planning Commission: On Tuesday, April 23, the Commission approved
a two-lot Tentative Parcel Map for 460-466 Orange Avenue. The map will
allow four new dwellings to be sold separately as residential
condominiums. This item will be heard by the City Council on Tuesday, May
Design Review Commission: On Wednesday, April 24, the Commission approved new signs for Celtic
Corner at 916 Orange Avenue and an exterior remodel for Saiko Sushi at 116
ADA Compliant Pedestrian Ramps Along
Sixth Street: We have nearly
completed the project to improve 47 pedestrian ramps along Sixth Street west of
Orange Avenue. Some concern has been raised that work was occurring near
Coronado schools during STAR testing week and that curbs at all four points of
area intersections were under construction simultaneously. A schedule was given to our Engineering
Department, which seemed appropriate at the time. However, the City was unaware of testing at
the school and the City did not anticipate the work to be as disruptive as it
turned out to be. Staff is conducting
final inspections of all pedestrian ramp locations and preparing a punch list
of items that the contractor needs to address.
Testing: The Coronado Fire Department is set to conduct
a test of the City's Emergency Siren Warning System at 1:30 today. 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. The City has three sirens, one
each at the Village Fire Station; Glorietta Bay Park; and the Coronado Cays
Fire Station. Next week, Fire Services will explain how the siren testing went.
The City has other ways to reach out to the community in the event of an
emergency, including radio station AM 600 (KOGO); AlertSanDiego; the City's
website at www.coronado.ca.us; and our Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Friends Book Fair: The 2013 Book Fair ran smoothly and a great many books were sold. Hundreds of volunteers helped in the set-up, operation and tear-down. These volunteers included sailors, U.S. Navy Seabees, pilots and youth participants from the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, as well as Boy Scout and Girl Scout members. The San Diego Book Project came to pick up leftover books late Sunday.
Library Lecture: A
book talk and signing was given by Jane Mitchell in the Winn Room on Wednesday
evening, April 24. The author spoke
about her book "One on One: My Journey with Hall of Famers, Fan Favorites and
Youth Programs: This
week, a tween craft program was held on Tuesday and a teen movie screening was
given on Wednesday. The Spanish language
Story Hour was also held on Thursday in addition to the two Story Hours given
on both Tuesday and Friday.
Law Enforcement Memorial: Several Coronado Police
officers will attend the San Diego County Law Enforcement Memorial on
Wednesday, May 1, at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park, 1549 El
Prado. This is an event that honors all San Diego County law enforcement
officers who have given their lives in the line of duty. Coronado will remember
Lt. Frank Greene of the Coronado Police Department, who was killed October 12,
1954, in the 600 block of Orange Avenue. Although Greene's family will be
unable to attend, Greene's grandson said the family's thoughts and prayers will
be with all those in law enforcement, the living and those who died while on
duty. He also asked that officers acknowledge his grandfather by touching his
portrait, which hangs at the Police Station, for his ultimate sacrifice. Greene
was shot and killed while making a traffic stop
of a suspicious vehicle occupied by three subjects, who were later arrested and
charged with his murder. The event will be held at noon. The general
public is encouraged to attend.
Prescription Drug Take Back Day: On Saturday, April 27, the Police Department,
700 Orange Ave., will be accepting unused prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m., no questions asked. Sharps,
however, will not be accepted.
Coronado Flower Show: The
Coronado Floral Association and the City of Coronado held the 88th annual
Coronado Flower Show at Spreckels Park last weekend. City staff assisted with
operations, servicing the restrooms, trash collection and cleanup. In the weeks leading up to the event, staff
installed more than 4,500 square feet of new grass, in the form of sod, to
ensure the park was looking its best.
and Boathouse: This week, the Coronado Club Room and
Boathouse received six more boats. The Crown Cove Aquatic Center donated two
rowing shells in support of the new rowing program. Coronado Beach Lifeguards
had four new tandem kayaks delivered that will be available for daily rentals
and will also be used by the Jr. Lifeguard program this summer.
Activities: Tonight, the Recreation
Department will be busy hosting three different events: 1) Friday Night at the
Club Room, where teens hang out, watch movies, make s'mores, and participate in
games; 2) Skate Night BBQ at the Skate Park, where participants can eat hot
dogs, drink sodas and shred the night away with their fellow skaters; and 3) a
bonfire at the Club Room, where members of the "A-Team" will gather.
Summer Registration: Online registration for summer
programs began on Tuesday, April 23. By the end of the day, staff had
registered more than 1,800 participants, and 14 were placed on waitlists.Programs
include two new offerings: 1) Adventure Boot Camp, an outdoor laser tag
adventure for 8 to 12-year-olds; and 2) Trampoline & Tumbling Camp, where 6-
to-13-year-old kids get to bounce, rock and roll. Some of the returning
programs that are full are Pre-Kinder Camp, two of nine weeks, Playmania, one
of four sessions, and multiple swim classes. The Community Center, Skate
Park, Club Room and Boathouse, Glorietta Bay Park and the Cays Park are sure to
be hopping this summer.
Slurry Seal Work Begins Monday: 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.