Weekly Update - 2/21/2014back
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.
CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE
Caltrans Median Projects: The California Department of Transportation has reopened a pocket turn lane from southbound Silver Strand Highway onto Leyte Road after appeals from Fire Chief Mike Blood, who was concerned about the impacts of the closure on emergency vehicles. Caltrans is working on two projects involving work to the medians along State Route 75. The agency is replacing the median barriers, crash cushions and end treatments near the Navy housing along the Silver Strand State Highway. Work crews had closed the left-turn pocket, leaving southbound motorists desiring to enter the Navy housing to detour past Leyte Road and turn around at the signals at the Loews entrance or the entrance to the Coronado Cays. Caltrans also are cleaning the SR 75 medians, beginning at the southernmost end of SR 75, just north of Rainbow Drive in Imperial Beach. Over a two-week period, crews will work their way north until they reach the median area just south of the Hotel del Coronado.
Vehicles are now able to turn left onto Leyte Road from southbound State Route 75.
Employment Opportunities in Coronado: If you have ever considered working for the City of Coronado, are seeking a second career or just looking for a new challenge, now may be the time. The City of Coronado is always interested in talking to people who want to be part of our city government team. Coronado provides a competitive, comprehensive compensation package that attracts and retains the brightest and most dedicated employees. Some positions, for which the City is currently accepting applications, include building inspector, police officer and pool lifeguard. More information on current job opportunities can be found on the Human Resources page of the City's website.
Special Events Permits: Special events permits issued for beach and parks scheduled to be held from Saturday, February 22, through Friday, February 28.
State Cup Governors & Presidents Division Soccer Tournament
Bay View Park
Sixth Street and Orange Avenue Development: Construction has begun on a new three-unit residential condominium project at Sixth Street and Orange Avenue. It is projected to be completed in the spring of 2015. The units are designed with the fronts facing Sixth Street and the parking garages off the alley at grade. The City Council previously approved the subdivision map and the Design Review Commission has approved the exterior design.
Historic Resource Commission: At its meeting on Wednesday, the Historic Resource Commission approved Historic Alteration Permits for three properties at 1003 Alameda Blvd., 555 B Ave., and 1017 Park Place. The Commission determined that the property at 726 B Ave. is a Historic Resource in association with a Notice of Intent to Demolish application. The Commission also determined that the property at 523 A Ave. does not meet the required criteria to be a Historic Resource in association with a Notice of Intent to Demolish application.
726 B Avenue
Community Center Movable Partition Fabric Replacement: Work has started on the movable partition fabric replacement. It appears the work to replace the damaged fabric will be completed by this weekend.
Fabric on Nautilus Room partitions are being replaced.
Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Refurbishment: Staff met with the Glorietta Bay Heritage Group's representative, Kevin Reilly, to discuss various options for the boat ramp, dock and beach launching designs. Staff had already incorporated many of those concepts into the plans and will be working on refinements suggested by the group to the boat dock to accommodate as many types of boats and users as possible. At this time, the project will be undergoing an environmental analysis per the California Environmental Quality Act. Staff will also begin submitting plans to various agencies for permitting. This will take approximately 6-9 months, depending on the depth of analysis the agencies require.
Glorietta Bay Boat Launching Ramp on a busy day.
Accessible Pedestrian Signals and Tenth Street Reconfiguration Project: Bids are due next week on a project to replace existing pedestrian signal equipment with equipment that provides audible indications, vibrotactile push buttons and countdown timer pedestrian indicators, and that also will reconfigure the Tenth Street and Orange Avenue intersection to accommodate a new signal phasing plan that should be significantly more efficient than the current plan.
Tenth Street and Orange Avenue intersection will soon get new pedestrian signal equipment.
Pedestrians at the busy Tenth Street and Orange Avenue intersection will soon see new countdown timers, among other things.
Sidewalk Closure adjacent to Bank of America: The exterior building walls at the Bank of America building at Orange and B avenues are scheduled to be painted. The bank's contractor has received permits from the City and the California Department of Transportation to temporarily close the sidewalks along Orange and B, with the restriction that only one side may be closed at any given time. The sidewalk closure will begin on the 1000 block of B Avenue on Monday, February 24, and continue through Thursday, February 27. On Friday, February 28, and Monday, March 3, the contractor will temporarily close the sidewalk adjacent to the bank along Orange. Any additional work required is not expected to restrict sidewalk access. During this time, the contractor will work with the adjacent businesses to maintain access during business hours.
Beginning next week, the exterior walls of Bank of America will be painted, resulting in sidewalk closures.
Youth Programs: This week, a “Kids' Craft” was held in the Children's Library on Tuesday, February 18. Children made straw painting picture holders. On Teen Wednesday this week, the film “50 First Dates” was shown in the Winn Room.
Above and below: Participants with their straw painting picture holders at the Library.
Media at the Library: This morning, Natasha Zouves at Channel 10 News came to the Library to do a feature on the historical draft Deed of Sale for the City of Coronado, part of historic documents on loan to the Library. These documents were previously on exhibit here, and trace the ownership of Coronado from Pio Pico, the former governor of what is now the State of California, through several owners and ultimately the Coronado Beach Company. In the afternoon, Midday Arizona, a TV show from Phoenix will shoot some video of the Wizard of Oz glass panels. This is one of several scenic shots of Coronado being filmed to promote Coronado and its connection to L. Frank Baum and the Land of Oz.
Book Talk: In the Winn Room tomorrow morning, February 22, author Barbara McNally will talk about her memoir, “Living Out All Your Colors.” McNally also will sign copies of her book. Click on the flyer to see a larger version.
Termite Control: The tenting of the Coronado Little League field building and bleachers for termites will be completed today. The tents went up yesterday after the City was informed by ball park users about the invasive pests. City staff members worked with Little League officials to work out the tenting schedule so as not to disrupt any games. The field was never closed during the tenting.
Termite tenting at Bradley Field will be completed today.
Public Restroom Planned Closures: The City has finalized dates for a contractor to install epoxy on the public restroom floors at Spreckels Park, Glorietta Bay Park and Cays Parks. The bathrooms will be closed from March 17-25, barring any delay receiving the epoxy. Epoxy helps keep the floors slip-resistant, easy to clean and looking good. The restrooms will have to be closed for at least seven days to allow the epoxy to dry. Portable restrooms, two per park, will be placed at each restroom during the work. The City appreciates the public's patience.
Restrooms at Spreckels Park will receive epoxy flooring, closing the bathrooms for a time.
- Naval Complexes Coordinating Group meets at 3 p.m. on Monday, February 24, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way.
- Planning Commission meets at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25, at City Hall.
- Design Review Commission meeting will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, at City Hall.
- Traffic Operations Committee meets at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, at City Hall.
- Golf Course Advisory Committee meets at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, at the Golf Course, 2000 Visalia Row.
- RSIP-3 Meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, at City Hall.