Weekly Update - 05/3/2013

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Date of Record: 2013-04-30

CITY MANAGER'S WEEKLY UPDATE


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.



CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE

Police Chief Hired: The City has hired Jon Froomin, a 30-year veteran of the Foster City Police Department, as its new police chief. Froomin, 45, has served as captain in Foster City in San Mateo County since 2004 and was selected after an extensive screening and background review. A press release issued last week has more details. Froomin will start work May 13 and officially be sworn in at the May 21 City Council meeting.





New Dog Park Request?: It has been rumored for the past several months that a request for a new dog park will be made. A representative of PAWS of Coronado has now contacted the city manager to make a proposal to develop a dog park near Tidelands Park in the vicinity of Coronado Hospital near Glorietta Lane. It is typically standard protocol when considering a dog park to weigh issues such as demand, location, noise (dogs bark), parking, access, design, (e.g. turf or decomposed granite) and operations (maintenance and dog health issues). Staff is looking forward to hearing the proposal.




Special Events Permits: Special events permits issued for beach and parks scheduled to be held from Saturday, May 4, through Friday, May 10.

Event

Location

Date

Wedding Ceremony

Central Beach

May 10

Wedding Ceremony

North Beach

May 10






ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES


Departing Human Resources Manager: The City's Human Resources Manager, Courtney Barrett, has accepted a position with the City of Encinitas and will be leaving Coronado on May 9. Courtney has been with the City since 2011 but, in her short tenure, has had a wealth of accomplishments, including employee training and evaluation, work compensation administration, labor negotiations, and has provided highly technical support to operating departments in all matters of human resource management. The City is currently recruiting for her replacement.





COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT


Historic Resource Commission: On Wednesday, May 1, the Historic Resource Commission recommended City Council approval of a Historic Alteration Permit with a zoning exception request for the home at 200 H Avenue. The Commission also reviewed the home at 512 Fourth Street in association with a Notice of Intent to Demolish Permit and determined that it does not meet the criteria for Historic Designation.





ENGINEERING AND

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT



ADA Compliant Pedestrian Ramps: The contractor is working to complete all remaining punch list items identified by staff during the final inspection of the project to improve 47 pedestrian ramps along Sixth Street west of Orange Avenue and hopes to have them addressed early next week.

Glorietta Bay Pump Station Repairs: A preconstruction meeting was held on Tuesday, April 30, for the cleaning of and repairs to the Glorietta Bay Pump Station located at Glorietta Bay Park. Construction operations are expected to begin on Monday, May 6. Some of the construction will take place at night when sewage flow volumes are at their lowest. A detailed construction schedule identifying exactly which nights construction will take place is still being developed by the contractor.

Street Preventive Maintenance: Major street maintenance is expected to begin the week of May 6. A number of streets will receive a slurry seal as part of a project to protect and extend the life of the City's roadways. The streets include: Ocean Boulevard, Sixth Street, Eighth Street, and Ninth Street, as well as the parking lots located adjacent to the intersection of Seventh Street/D Avenue and adjacent to the main fire station on Sixth. The map below is being provided as a courtesy to the public. The dates for work, however, may change due to unforeseen circumstances. If any changes occur, the City will update the map and place it on the City's website. The map below may be enlarged by clicking on it. Residents will be asked not to park on the streets and motorists will be detoured while work is being performed.The following is the anticipated construction schedule:

Ocean Boulevard (split in thirds lengthwise): May 7, 8, and 9

Ninth Street (Alameda to G; Orange to Adella): May 8

Ninth Street (G to Orange): May 10

Eighth Street (Coronado to Orange): May 9

Eighth Street (Orange to Adella): May 10

Sixth Street (Coronado to Orange): May 11

Sixth Street (Orange to Glorietta): May 10

Palm (Alameda to Third): May 7

Parking Lot at Seventh/D: May 11

Parking Lot at Main Fire Station: May 11




Public Workshop on the Coronado Cays Entrance: A second public workshop was held at the Coronado Cays Homeowners Association board room. Approximately 100 people attended and provided feedback on various alternatives that were developed based on concerns expressed in the first workshop held March 7. A link to the presentation of the conceptual alternatives presented during the meeting, along with a survey asking for additional feedback, can be found by visiting the following web address: http://www.coronado.ca.us/egov/documents/1367445200_90862.pdor by clicking on the image below.



Public Workshop on the Permanent Roundabout at Seventh/Pomona/Adella: The first of at least two public workshops was held at the Community Center Nautilus Room on Wednesday, May 1. Those in attendance provided valuable information regarding the operation of the existing roundabout and on various design ideas presented by the City's consultant tasked with designing the permanent roundabout. The PowerPoint presentation given at the workshop is available via the City's website or by clicking the image below.






LIBRARY SERVICES



Broadway Producer Don Gregory Program: The Coronado Public Library and the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission will be hosting, "An Evening with Don Gregory" at 7 p.m. Friday, May 10, in the Library's Winn Room. Gregory will be interviewed by UT San Diego theater critic, James Hebert. Gregory has a long and distinguished career, having produced "My Fair Lady" with Rex Harrison, "Camelot" with Richard Burton, and most recently, "Harvey" with Jim Parsons. Gregory also will teach a Master Class titled "The Inside Scoop: Broadway, Film and Television From the Inside Out" in Coronado starting June 4. Here is a press release on both the program and the Master Class.




POLICE SERVICES



Prescription Drug Take Back Day Results: On Saturday, April 27, the Police Department accepted approximately 98 pounds of unused prescription drugs, up from the approximate 37 pounds collected last year. This nationwide effort takes place annually and is directed at the prevention of prescription drug abuse.

Law Enforcement Memorial Breakfast and Ceremony: On Wednesday, May 1, staff attended the San Diego County Law Enforcement Memorial breakfast at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Officers Club. At noon, Coronado Police officers attended the San Diego County Law Enforcement Memorial at Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. Relatives of fallen Coronado Police Lt. Frank Greene, who was killed in the line of duty on October 12, 1954, also attended.







PUBLIC SERVICES

Bulky Trash Pickup: This year's spring cleanup week is Monday, May 6, through Friday, May 10. EDCO posts spring and fall cleanup dates, along with a few details here:http://www.edcodisposal.com/services/coronado/index.html. Please note that residents should set out their bulky trash items on their regularly scheduled trash day.






RECREATION SERVICES

April Pool's Day:The Aquatics Division hosted April Pool's Day last Saturday, April 27. Approximately 120 guests attended this free event. At the beginning of the event, each guest was given a passport with which they had to visit eight booths that contained information about drowning prevention and safety. This year, the booths featured exhibits on pool safety equipment and fencing. Organizations participating included the Independent Pool and Spa Service Association, Safe Kids from Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego County Environmental Health and the Coronado Beach Lifeguards. Activities, including Swim with a Navy SEAL, CPR/AED demonstration, Reach/Throw/Go rescue station and a full rescue demonstration, were provided by pool lifeguards and the Coronado Fire Department. This event is a kick-off to "May is Drowning Prevention Month."




Summer Registration: Summer registration is going strong. More than 2,350 participants registered for a summer activity within the first week of online registration for residents.Staff is preparing to open registration to all starting at midnight on Tuesday, May 7. Five sessions of swim lessons, one session of Aquatics Camp, Adventure Boot Camp, Camp Thrill and Chill, half of the PreKinder Camp, and Trampoline & Tumbling Camp are full with a wait list that is growing. However, there are still many more camps open for all ages.






ON THE HORIZON



Dock C Workshop: The City will host a Public Workshop to receive input on the proposed Glorietta Bay Marina Dock C Reconstruction project. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way, Coronado. The purpose of this meeting is to review and comment on the alternative configurations for the reconstruction of Dock C. Three conceptual alternatives have been prepared and will be presented at the workshop. Call (619) 522-7314 or send an email to bcecil@coronado.ca.us for more information.



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.