Weekly Update - 05/17/2013

Date of Record: 2013-05-17


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 21, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way.


Bicycle Corrals:  The City is currently awaiting the arrival of eight bicycle corrals that will be installed on various City streets near Orange Avenue. The corrals were expected to arrive this week; however, the manufacturer stated that delivery has been delayed until the week of May 27. Once received, City staff will work as quickly as possible to install the corrals. Notifications to nearby residents and businesses will be made in advance of their installation, and additional notifications will be made via Twitter and the City's website, as well as with signs, handouts and letters. A survey also is being created to gauge use and interest. The survey will be released after the installation begins. Here's a map of the locations and a list of intersections. Click on the map to see a larger version.


1) SE corner Orange/First                               2) NW corner Orange/Second

3) SE corner Eighth/Orange                             4) NW corner Tenth/Orange

5) NE corner Tenth/Orange                             6) NW corner C/Orange

7) SW corner Loma/Orange                            8) NW corner Adella/Orange


Bicycle Thefts:  Six individuals have been arrested in Coronado since April 1 for bicycle theft.  With warm weather arriving, thieves take advantage of easily stolen property, inattentive visitors and crowded streets. Citizens are reminded to properly secure their property. Close and lock doors and windows in your vehicles and homes. Lock bikes with high quality locks, such as stronger U-Locks (pictured below), and register them with the Coronado Police Department. For crime prevention tips, call Lea Corbin at the Police Department at (619) 522-7370.



Currents Newsletter Volume 33: The latest edition of Coronado Currents is in mailboxes this week. Stories in the six-page City newsletter include items about our new Police Chief Jon Froomin; a Q&A on the Coronado's automated external defibrillators; the Cultural Arts Committee's new events website CoronadoArts.com; low crime rates in the City; updates on City projects; and information about National Bike Month and the City's Bicycle Advisory Committee. Click on the Currents image below to see the newsletter.



Tourism Grants Available: The Coronado Tourism Improvement District, or CTID, has reserved up to $20,000 for a new series of community grants that target organizations that help local businesses during the off-season. Local organizers are encouraged to apply.  The CTID will review grant applications in July and will single out events that show the greatest promise of creating overnight hotel stays during the quiet off-season. Completed applications are due May 31 and can be downloaded at CoronadoTourismDistrict.org.


Filming on Bridge: The California Department of Transportation has issued a permit for filming on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 23. The toll plaza will be the base for the crew and the vehicles being filmed. The California Highway Patrol will escort outbound traffic on Fourth Street from Orange Avenue to the toll plaza and hold it for approximately two minutes while the outgoing bridge traffic clears and the filming can begin.  Once the filming begins, the traffic will be allowed to proceed over the bridge.  Traffic will be allowed to flow between takes. Inbound traffic will not be impacted. Caltrans employees will begin the lane switchover from inbound three lanes to outbound three lanes at 8:30 a.m. to accommodate the filming schedule.


Special Events Permits:  Special events permits issued for beach and parks scheduled to be held from Saturday, May 18, through Friday, May 24. 





Wedding Ceremony

Centennial Park

May 18

Wedding Ceremony

Central Beach

May 18


Glorietta Bay Park

May 18

Wedding Ceremony

North Beach

May 18

MWR Over the Bridge Run/Walk

San Diego-Coronado Bridge; Tidelands Park

May 19

Birthday Party

Glorietta Bay Park

May 19

First Communion Party

Spreckels Park

May 19



Historic Resource CommissionOn Wednesday, May 15, the Commission reviewed Notice of Intent to Demolish applications for the properties located at 112 I Avenue, 1107-1109 Ninth Street, and 1111 Ninth Street.  None of them was found to be historically significant.



Street Preventive Maintenance:  The contractor completed all slurry seal work and will allow the pavement to cure for seven days before re-installing the pavement markings. They have indicated that the markings will be re-installed next week; no parking restrictions will be necessary for this work.

Slurry seal work on Sixth Street near Glorietta Boulevard.


Glorietta Bay Pump Station RepairsThe contractor made entry into the wet well this week to begin cleaning operations and found significant deterioration of the corrosion-resistant liner protecting the concrete structure. A second night of cleaning is required to make complete assessment of the wet well's condition.  This task will be finished by the end of the week.


Fencing around work site. Pump station located at Glorietta Bay Park.


Equipment for pump station work.


Senior Center:  The architects met with the Senior Center Ad Hoc Committee and reviewed the architectural site and building program, parking studies, site analysis and potential building space plans.  The architects will review the committee's comments and further refine the design.


Coronado Senior Center


Dock C:  A public meeting was held to discuss the various options for the renovation of Dock C.  Staff presented the reasons to renovate the docks, including ADA requirements and deterioration of the existing dock. Approximately 25 people attended and were given the opportunity to express their ideas and concerns both verbally and by marking up the various plan options. Those interested in commenting on the Dock C project are encouraged to contact Jerome Torres at jtorres@coronado.ca.us. The various renovation options can be found in the PowerPoint presentation from the meeting, which has been placed on the City's website.


Jerome Torres gets the meeting started.



Dock C public workshop underway. Renovation options posted on walls.


Vactor Waste Handling Pit ProjectConstruction of the Vactor Waste Handling Pit is set to start May 28 and will take approximately one month to complete. The pit will be built at the Public Services Yard, 101 B Avenue, and will provide staff with a place to dump wet material, such as debris from cleaning storm drains, that will decant the liquid into the sanitary sewer system and allow the solid material to dry before it is hauled off for disposal.


Friends of the LibraryThe Friends Board met on Monday, May 13.  Revenues from the Book Fair were down from last year, so a reduction in the costly renting of tables and tents will be explored for next year.


Library Board:  The Library Board of Trustees met on Tuesday, May 14.  The Board is reviewing ongoing development of an Emergency Plan for the Library.


Mother-Daughter Silver TeaThe Library is hosting its annual Mother-Daughter Silver Tea in the Winn Room tomorrow. This dress-up affair has become quite an occasion for mothers, daughters, grandmothers, and aunts to get together. There are a few tickets left. A hat contest also will be held.




Police ChiefCoronado's new Police Chief, Jon Froomin, will be sworn in at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 21.


Police Unity TourThis week, Sgt. David Craig participated in the Police Unity Tour, a three-day, 250-mile bicycle ride and fundraiser, benefitting the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.  Sgt. Craig rode in honor of Coronado Police Lt. Frank S. Greene, who was killed in the line of duty on October 12, 1954.  The memorial site in Washington, D.C., now holds the names of more than 19,000 officers who have died in the line of duty. 


Bicycle Rodeo & Safe Cycling Festival:  The Coronado Bicycle Rodeo & Safe Cycling Festival is set for tomorrow. There will be bike maintenance demonstrations, a bicycle obstacle course for kids, bike registration, raffle prizes, informational brochures, and much more. The rodeo and festival will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Glorietta Bay Promenade, 1635 Strand Way, next to the Coronado Yacht Club.

Annual Pool MaintenanceThe Aquatics Center at the Coronado Community Center is closed for annual maintenance. It closed Saturday, May 11, and will reopen Monday, May 20. Swimmers are encouraged to use the Brian Bent Memorial Aquatics Center, 818 Sixth St., in the interim.



Coronado Aquatics Center pools.

Summer Programs:  Summer registration is going strong. Even though there is still one month before camps begin, 83 percent of aquatic camp spaces are full, an arthritis class is at full capacity, and the new boating programs are at 66 percent capacity.  Summer staff will begin next week with individual division trainings and orientation.  On May 30, Recreation staff will participate in an all-staff training to kick off the busy summer schedule ahead.


Fitness Bike:  The Community Center Fitness Room has a new Life Fitness Upright Bike. The bike replaces the previous upright bike that provided eight years of service to fitness room users.  The new bike includes an iPod connection.


Memorial Day:  The holiday is right around the corner. City offices and most public facilities will be closed Monday, May 27.

Sidewalk CleaningThe 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.