Weekly Update - 3/21/2014back
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
Bicycle Friendly Community Signs: Last year, the League of American Bicyclists named Coronado a Silver Bicycle Friendly Community. Coronado joined 291 cities in states across the country in being recognized as a community that has made a commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies. Coronado recently installed bike lanes along Glorietta Boulevard and Sixth Street that have helped make the roads safer for bicyclists and drivers, and the City's bike corrals have offered more parking options for bicyclists in Coronado's commercial corridor. Bicycle Friendly Community signs were installed last week in three locations in Coronado.
Above and below: Bicycle Friendly Community signs recently installed in Coronado.
USS Coronado Youth Poster Contest and CMS Video: The winners of a USS Coronado Youth Poster Contest, sponsored by the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission, were announced at the March 18 City Council meeting. The students were honored at the meeting. Each received a USS Coronado commemorative coin and baseball cap, and Coronado MainStreet Coronado Currency. More than 300 public and private school students from kindergarten through 12th grade entered the youth poster contest. Students were asked to create a poster that reflects the pride in our City and the US Navy and that welcomes the ship to Coronado. The ten winning posters are currently on display in the Library lobby. They will be on view through April 5. In other USS Coronado news, the Coronado Middle School KCMS News Team produced a video of the ship's arrival March 10. If you are signed up for Vimeo, here is a link to the video. The video also can be viewed here on the City's Facebook page.
Youth Poster Contest winner Brooklyn Parma in the Primary/Elementary category.
Youth Poster Contest winners from left: Brooklyn Parma, Mary Elizabeth Ulses, Jacqueline Rahimzadeh, Vanessa Ortega, Abigail Tanuma, Austin Linthicum, Bry Fabyonic, Anthony Dugan-Pinkston and Miles Kenney. (Not pictured: Natalya Gomez).
Grand Winner: Miles Kenney at the March 18 City Council meeting.
The winning poster was created by Miles Kenney.
The winning posters are on display at the Coronado Library through April 5.
Special Events Permits: Special events permits issued for beach and parks scheduled to be held from Saturday, March 22, through Friday, March 28.
Historic Resource Commission: At its meeting on Wednesday, March 19, the Historic Resource Commission designated the properties at 823 H Ave. and 875 Alameda Blvd. as Historic Resources in association with nominations for historic designation. The Commission also designated the property at 1026 Flora Ave. as a Historic Resource in association with a “Notice of Intent to Demolish” application. The Commission approved a Historic Alteration Permit for the property at 1212 Sixth St.; and recommended the approval of Mills Act Agreements for the properties at 1212 Sixth St. and 200 Palm Ave.
1026 Flora Ave.
823 H Ave.
875 Alameda Blvd.
Pomona, Seventh, and Adella Intersection Improvements: Pomona, Seventh and Adella Intersection Improvements project, also referred to as the Pomona Roundabout, will construct a permanent roundabout at this oddly shaped, three-way intersection. The project is moving forward and was advertised for bid this week with construction expected to begin in June. It may take up to three months to complete. Residents with any questions or concerns regarding the project are encouraged to contact Principal Engineer Jim Newton at (619) 522-7313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADA Compliant Pedestrian Ramp Improvements: The ADA Compliant Pedestrian Ramp Improvements project will reconstruct pedestrian ramps along E, F, and H avenues with ramps that meet current Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, requirements. The project was advertised for bid this week and is moving forward. Construction may begin in May and will take about three months to complete.
Wastewater Master Plan: Interviews were held with three engineering firms for the Wastewater Master Plan. The Wastewater Master Plan will examine the entire wastewater system and will include a field review of all pump stations; closed circuit videotaping of gravity mains; a conditions assessment of the various system elements, along with their estimated useful life and replacement costs; identification and prioritization of needed improvements; and a review of the wastewater rate structure.
Stay & Play Package: Golf Services has developed and instituted a Stay & Play Package in conjunction with the Glorietta Bay Inn. The package targets two interest groups -- golfers looking for a weekend getaway and hotel guests that are interested in golf once they arrive in Coronado. The Stay & Play Package is advertised in Southland Golf Magazine's March edition, which also includes a story about the history of Coronado and the Coronado Golf Course, as well as things to do in Coronado. The program is developing through a trial period and will be periodically evaluated over the next few months. Currently, Stay & Play guests have the ability to book tee times and rooms up to 30 days in advance. As the program is streamlined and improved, expansion to other Coronado hotels will be evaluated and considered. To see the ad (Page 63) or read the article (Page 70) in Southland Golf Magazine, click this link.
Ad in the March edition of Southland Golf Magazine.
New Golf Carts: A new fleet of electric golf carts is now available for use on the Coronado Golf Course. The lease agreement, held through the concessionaire, on the old green carts had expired and the carts required new batteries to continue useful operation. In lieu of replacing the batteries, a fleet of new carts was leased. The carts are black with gold numbering and logos. The City's concessionaire, Ron Yarbrough, provides and maintains the carts as part of his concession agreement with the City.
Above and below: New golf carts at the Coronado Golf Course.
Children's Library Diorama: The scene in the diorama case now features the "Mad Tea Party" from “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.” The Mad Tea Party has various plush book characters attending a tea party with “Alice in Wonderland” characters. The scene helps promote the annual Mother-Daughter Silver Tea.
Catch a Bike Thief: If you are missing a white mountain bike, the Coronado Police Department may have it. Officer Shawn O'Neill stopped a suspicious person riding a bike this morning who claims he found the bike but would not tell the officer where. Coincidentally, Officer O'Neill found pliers in the bushes next to where the man was stopped. As of 9 a.m. this morning, the bicycle had not been reported stolen. If this is your bike or you know who owns it, please call (619) 522-7350 to file a crime report and then Officer O'Neill can make the arrest.
Auto Theft Advisory Committee Award: Officer Darren Hamilton is Coronado's recipient of the San Diego County Vehicle Theft Recovery Officer of the Year. He was honored yesterday at The Prado in Balboa Park. In 2013, he recovered two stolen vehicles that were occupied at the time of recovery. They were valued at $12,000.
Drug Store Presentation: Yesterday, several members of the Police Department participated in the Drug Store Program hosted at the Coronado Middle School by Coronado SAFE. The event for all sixth graders vividly demonstrates the dangers of drugs and the consequences associated with drug use.
Public Restroom Planned Closures: The contractor has completed the installation of epoxy on the public restroom floors at Spreckels Park, Glorietta Bay Park and Cays Parks. The bathrooms were closed on Monday, March 17, and should reopen on Monday, March 24. Epoxy helps keep the floors slip-resistant, easy to clean and looking good. The weather has been warm and dry enough to allow the epoxy to cure for the Monday, March 24, reopening. Portable restrooms, two per park, were placed at each restroom during the work.
Above and below: Portable restrooms delivered to three public restrooms closed while receiving epoxy flooring. The photos below show the early part of the epoxy installation, where sand is thrown into the epoxy.
Spring Break Holiday Camp: Holiday camp begins at the Community Center next week. Children will have fun playing games, creating crafts, participating in sports, cooking treats, and more during the school break. This popular holiday camp is completely full this year. Make sure you sign up early next year.
- Design Review Commission meeting is set for 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way.
- Traffic Operations Committee meets at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, at City Hall.
- Golf Course Advisory Committee meeting is set for 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, at the Golf Course, 2000 Visalia Row.
- RSIP-3 Meeting is set for 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, at City Hall.