Weekly Update - 08/02/2013

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Date of Record: 2013-07-02

 

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 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way. Please note the new City Council meeting start time.






CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE




Scenic Bike LoopA public meeting on the planned Scenic Bike Loop was held on Wednesday, July 31, with approximately 18 people in attendance. Staff, Bicycle Advisory Committee members, a Coronado Transportation Commissioner, and a representative from the San Diego Association of Governments were all present to answer questions about the project. A pre-bid meeting with potential contractors also was held this week. Staff anticipates opening bids next week and asking the City Council on August 20 to award a contract to construct the project.

 




 

 


 



Budget in BriefThe annual Budget in Brief is now online. The Budget in Brief is an overview of the Fiscal Year 2013-14 Adopted Budget and Financial Plan, a spending plan that reflects the community's values and priorities. The six-page Budget in Brief is intended to be a user-friendly alternative to the full budget document. Hard copies of the Budget in Brief will be available next week at City Hall and will be delivered to City facilities and to local community groups. The entire FY 2013-14 Adopted Budget is available on the City's website, and is available for viewing at the Library and City Hall. Click on the image below to see the Budget in Brief.

 







Employee of the Quarter:  Jesus Ochoa, Police Commander/Field Services, has been selected as the recipient of the City's Employee of the Quarter for April to June 2013. Ochoa has worked for the City's Police Department since 1994. He was nominated unanimously by the Police Department Leadership Team for his "commitment to excellence of vision, knowledge, organization and implementation of technology to better serve the Coronado Community." He was recognized yesterday.

 

 




New Look for City Channel:  The City of Coronado soon will begin broadcasting over the government access channel (Time Warner Channel 19 and AT&T Channel 99). Over the next few weeks, you will see new slides on a Coronado Bulletin Board, which will feature news and items of interest to the community.  The City will begin sharing the public access channel with the Coronado Unified School District, which has a system already in place at the high school. The City has been working for several months with Time Warner to take control of Coronado's public access channel, getting equipment in place and learning how to program the station, tentatively named Coronado TV. Look for more new slides and programs, including videos, in the coming year.

 






High School Pool Repairs:  The Coronado High School pool will be closed for five weeks for deck repairs, starting Monday, August 5. School officials reached out to the Recreation Department to see if they could use the City pool while their pool is under repair.  The City has agreed to allow the Boys' water polo team and the Coronado-Navy Swim Association team to use the pool in the afternoon. They will be charged for their use according to the number of lanes they use and the amount of time they take. The recreation pool will remain open while the teams use the lap pool, and although some swim lanes will be closed, lanes will be kept available for lap swimmers. City pool is pictured below.

 

 




Mathewson Park Swing Set:  Two months ago during a routine inspection of playground equipment, Public Services crews noticed the swings at Mathewson Park near the Pomona Roundabout had major rust that was visible only from the top of the assembly. Public Services immediately shut down the swing set and ordered a new piece of equipment. The new swing set will be installed within approximately three weeks.

 


 

 

 



Cays Street Signs:  Public Services will be replacing the street signs in the Coronado Cays. The signs will include the Cays logo. The City will replace the signs in three phases as follows:

 

·         North Cays                  September/October

·         Central Cays               November/December

·         South Cays                  January/February

 




Special Events Permits:  Special events permits issued for beach and parks scheduled to be held from Saturday, August 3, through Friday, August 9. 

 

Event

Location

Date

Wedding Ceremony

Centennial Park

August 3

Wedding Ceremony

Central Beach

August 3

Picnic

Coronado Cays Park

August 3

Wedding Ceremony

Glorietta Bay Park

August 3

Wedding Ceremony

North Beach

August 3

Picnic

Spreckels Park

August 3

Wedding Ceremony

Centennial Park

August 4

Wedding Ceremony

South Beach

August 4

Alley closure

Behind 700 D Avenue

(St. Paul's United Methodist Church)

August 5-9; 9:30 -11:30 a.m.

Wedding Ceremony

South Beach

August 6

Wedding Ceremony

Central Beach

August 9

Wedding Ceremony

North Beach

August 9

 







ENGINEERING AND

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT



Street Overlay:  Construction of the new sewer line in Seventh Street is nearly complete.  Construction of the pedestrian ramps slated for replacement was set to begin this week, but was delayed until Monday, August 5, by the contractor. However, the contractor still believes work on Seventh will be completed prior to the beginning of school on Thursday, August 22.  Staff will continue to urge the contractor to complete the work prior to the start of school and will inform Coronado Unified School District officials of any changes to the schedule. The photos below were taken at Seventh and Orange Avenue.

 




 


 




15th Tee Renovation:  Staff walked the site with the contractor and prepared a punch list with only minor items for correction. Those corrections should be completed in the next week. The construction fence is scheduled for removal on Monday, August 12, and the tee will be open for play.

 

 







FIRE SERVICES



Annual Spaghetti Dinner:  A big thank you goes out to the community for its support of the annual Fire Department Spaghetti Dinner held on Sunday, July 28. This year's event topped last year's achievement with 660 plates sold. Between dinners sold, raffle tickets and donations from the community, firefighters raised a total of $11,900. All proceeds are donated to the Burn Institute of San Diego for the health and welfare of burn injured children. Special thanks to our on and off duty firefighters, Coronado Emergency Response Team members, and everyone who attended.

 

 

 






LIBRARY SERVICES




Youth Summer Reading Programs:  The Teen Summer Reading Program ended this week; 183 participants collectively read 730 books. This has been the highest count in the history of the program. The Children's Summer Reading Club will finish next week, with 592 participants.  Yesterday, the "Field Day" was held, with water balloons, "Hot Potato" and a bubble gum bubble-blowing contest, all outside of the Children's Library on the lawn. The photos below feature an event held Tuesday, July 30, called Book Time with Ronald McDonald and a tug-of-war battle during Field Day yesterday.

 




 


 





Summer FestivalA "Big Flutes" concert will be held in the Winn Room at 7 p.m. this evening.  Marion Garver Frederickson will play a variety of flutes and John Mark Harris will accompany her on the piano.

 






POLICE SERVICES




Two Vehicle Collision Closes Strand:  On Monday, July 29, at approximately 5:20 p.m., Police and Fire responded to a collision on southbound State Route 75 just north of Rainbow Boulevard. Three people were injured when a Corvette that ran out of gas and was parked on the shoulder was hit from behind. The southbound lanes of State Route 75 were closed south of the Coronado Cays for approximately 50 minutes as units worked to clear the accident. Police determined the collision was caused when the driver who hit the Corvette took her eyes off the road and looked down at a cell phone at the time of the accident. Coronado Police and Fire were assisted by San Diego Sheriff's units and the Imperial Beach Fire Department.






Criminal SentencingOn Friday, July 26, a judge sentenced the driver involved in a fatal crash on the Silver Strand in April 2010 to 15 years to life, plus an additional six years, to be served consecutively. The driver, Melanie Flores, had a blood alcohol level of .32 percent after the accident that took the life of Coronado resident Stevens Benjamin Friedman. Flores was on her way to Strand Elementary to pick up her daughter from school when the crash occurred.








RECREATION SERVICES





Summer Registration:  A total of 973 participants were enrolled in day camps, swimming lessons, and enrichment programs this week.

 




World Sports Camp:  It was another great week for Camp at the Cays. This week, staff welcomed children ages 5 to 7 for World Sports Camp, in which campers learned how to play sports from all over the world, including bocce ball, rugby and archery.  Each day was filled with drills and games and each camper got to take home some mini sports equipment.

 








Dragons and Unicorns Camp:  This week, campers ages 4 to 6 entered a land of dragons and unicorns at a camp held in the Abalone Room at the Community Center.  The campers made crafts, such as fire breathing dragons and unicorn horns. Today, the campers performed a play, "The Unicorns and the Dragon Family," for their parents and family members. 








Dive-In Movie:  The Aquatics Division will be hosting the first "Dive-in Movie" on Saturday, August 17.  The doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie will begin just after 8 p.m.  Bring the family and enjoy a summer evening at the Aquatics Center while watching your favorite super heroes in the movie, "The Avengers," on the big screen. Staff will have movie snacks for sale. Please bring personal inflatables for the pool, chairs, blankets and warm clothes. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 3 and older.

 








Tennis:  This week, the Tennis Center hosted a Sports Camp where kids played golf for an hour, tennis for an hour and walked to the beach for an afternoon of boogie boarding and games.  The Tennis Center also hosted the Coronado Tennis Association's Jr. Crown Cup featuring 40 players from Coronado competing in both singles and doubles.  Twilight Camp, from 6 to 8 p.m., had approximately 24 players from beginners through advanced levels.








ON THE HORIZON



Council Meeting Start Time:  The City Council agreed recently to change its meeting start times. Council meetings will move back from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. beginning with the Tuesday, August 20, meeting. Closed Session items will be heard at 3 p.m. A reminder that there will not be a City Council meeting on Tuesday, August 6. Regular twice monthly meetings, on the first and third Tuesday of the month, will resume with the Tuesday, September 3, meeting. The Coronado City Council meets in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way.




Sidewalk Cleaning:  The selection of a new contract for a sidewalk pressure cleaning operator for the maintenance of sidewalks along Orange Avenue has been delayed to allow for a re-bid on the work. However, the current contractor will continue cleaning on a month-to-month basis.