Weekly Update - 08/16/2013

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Date of Record: 2013-08-01

 

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





Council Meeting Start Time:  The City Council agreed to change its meeting start times. Council meetings will now begin at 4 p.m. instead of 3 p.m. beginning with the Tuesday, August 20, meeting. Closed Session items will be heard at 3 p.m. The Coronado City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way. The next meeting is set for Tuesday, September 3.




Chamber of Commerce AwardsLast night, the Coronado Chamber of Commerce honored local public safety officials at the 76th annual Board of Directors Installation, Community Awards Celebration and Business Hall of Fame Awards. Police Chief Jon Froomin presented a Coronado Police Officer with the Chamber's Police Officer of the Year Award. The Detective was recognized for his commitment and dedication to his work with the Narcotics Task Force and to our community. He is not being identified due to the sensitive nature of his job. Fire Chief Mike Blood presented the 2012 Firefighter and Lifeguard of the year awards at the event. Fire Capt. Josh Scarboro and Beach Lifeguard Kyle Goff were this year's recipients. Capt. Scarboro was nominated by several of his co-workers for exemplifying the highest standard of performance and a commitment to improving the organization. Lifeguard of the Year Goff is described by his peers as a hard worker and someone with a special knack for reuniting missing children with their parents.

 



Water Main Breaks:  Public Services, Coronado Police and California American Water responded to two separate water main breaks in Coronado that closed roads. The first break occurred in the 200 block of the alley between A and B avenues. The second was in the 800 block of H Street. Cal Am officials were able to get the water main breaks under control.

 


 



Redevelopment Update:  The complicated mechanics of the law that eliminated redevelopment agencies includes a requirement for a review by the State Controller's Office of the assets transferred between the former Redevelopment Agency and the Successor Agency.  The State's interest is to ensure that as much money as possible is available for the state to redistribute to other taxing entities. The State Controller released his report on August 5 and concluded that the Redevelopment Agency had acted appropriately and all assets were properly transferred during the period in question.




 

Coronado TV is Live:  The City of Coronado recently took direct control of its local public access channel (Time Warner's Channel 19 and AT&T's Channel 99). We are now live. We are rolling out the cable access channel slowly. It is a work in progress. Stay tuned as the City and the Coronado Unified School District share the public access channel to provide the community with local programming, including timely news updates, community events bulletin board, Public Service Announcements, breaking news, and eventually original programs. Check us out.

 

 

 


Free Summer Shuttle:   The Coronado Free Summer Shuttle service continued to grow in early August, with ridership on the 904 route up significantly over the same period last year. The shuttle service began July 5. Metropolitan Transit System officials report that from August 1-8, the average number of passengers per trip was 16.7, up from the July average of 12.2.  Total ridership for the same period was 6,823, up 584 percent from last year. The free bus service ends September 30.

 




 

Special Events Permits:  Special events permits issued for beach and parks scheduled to be held from Saturday, August 17, through Friday, August 23. 

 

Event

Location

Date

Wedding Ceremony

Centennial Park

August 17

Training Event

Glorietta Bay Park

August 17

Wedding Ceremony

South Beach

August 17

Wedding Ceremony

Spreckels Park

August 17

Baby Shower

Star Park

August 17

Wedding Ceremony

Centennial Park

August 18

High School Reunion

Glorietta Bay Park

August 18

Troop Meeting

North Beach

August 19

Wedding Ceremony

South Beach

August 22

Wedding Ceremony

South Beach

August 23

 







ENGINEERING AND

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT




Street Overlay:  The contractor began the week with initial grinding operations on Seventh Street and Palm Avenue and will finish cold milling those streets by the end of the week.  The hot mix asphalt overlay on Seventh Street and Palm Avenue is expected to be performed on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 20 and 21.  Pedestrian ramp construction continued on Seventh Street and Palm Avenue and all 50 ramps should be constructed by the middle of next week.  Asphalt reconditioning work on Pine Street and Soledad Place will begin with grinding operations the week of August 26.

 


 







LIBRARY SERVICES





Library Board of Trustees:  The Library Board of Trustees held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 13.  This was the last meeting for Library Board President Robin Franck.  A Resolution of Appreciation was presented to her by the Library Board.  The Board also received the annual "State of the Library" report.

 



Friends of the LibraryThe Board of the Friends of the Library met Monday, August 12.  The Friends Board is planning a fundraising event to be held during February 2014.  Since revenue has declined and financial support of the Library has decreased, the Board will be seeking additional revenue sources.

 



Summer FestivalThe Library's Summer Festival continues this week with two events.  At 7 p.m. tonight, singer Joe Bourne will present "A Night at the Oscars." Mr. Bourne will sing Oscar winning or nominated songs such as "Moon River," "Over the Rainbow," "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Tender Trap" and many more.  At 2 p.m. tomorrow, former City employee Martin Benatti will present "It's Been a Bumpy Road," in which he will describe his life in China and being a popular actor on Chinese television for the past eight years.

 








PUBLIC SERVICES




Navy Beach CleanupThe Navy will be holding a beach cleanup on Navy property from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow.  Approximately 20 Navy personnel will be cleaning the "Gator Beach" area located just south of the Coronado Shores.  Public Services will be providing them with the use of a roll-on dumpster, recycle bins, trash bags, latex gloves and trash pickers.

 



Fountain Repairs:  The water fountain at Coronado Rotary Plaza was back in service after a broken irrigation line flooded some of the internal mechanical equipment. Public Services crews made the repairs quickly and the fountain is operating again after being shut down for one day. 

 


 






RECREATION SERVICES




Camp Coronado:  The tenth and final week of Camp Coronado is "Ooey Gooey Week."  This celebration of slime includes playing smelly sock tag, making candy sushi and shooting off fizzy rockets. The week concluded today with "Yuck Wars," where Glorietta Bay Park turned into an organized flinging fiesta of goo, muck, sludge, and gunk.  This summer, 1,201 children have enjoyed the games, crafts, songs, swimming and sunshine of Camp Coronado.





Gymnastics Camp:  This week is the third week staff has offered gymnastics camp (and mini gymnastics camp) in the gym. The 102 participants this summer got to jump on the trampoline, walk on the balance beam, flip on the uneven bars and tumble on the mats. Gymnastics classes will also be offered throughout the school year.

 




Hip Hop and Tricks:  This is the fourth week of Dance Camp. Throughout the summer, dancers have learned technique, arm-positioning, stunts and leaps.  Hip hop is the favorite style of dance since children learn the dance moves they see on TV. This fall, tap, ballet, cheer and hip hop classes will be offered.






Fall 2013 Brochure:  Coronado residents should receive the Fall/Winter 2013 brochure in their mailboxes this week. The 64-page catalogue of fun includes activities for all ages. Swimming classes start September 9 and enrichment classes start September 16. New classes for preschoolers offered this fall are Jr. Inventors, Terrific Trucks and My Buddy and Me. New after-school classes for elementary school children are Paddle Sports and Adventure "X" Sports class. Tuesday, August 20, is the start of online registration for Coronado residents. Nonresidents can register starting Tuesday, August 27.





Coronado Middle School Registration:  On Tuesday, August 13, and Wednesday, August 14, Recreation staff promoted teen recreation programs during Coronado Middle School's registration. After School Teen programs offered this fall include: Community Teens; Teen Cuisine; Lawn Bowling; Babysitting Certification Class; and Skate Club. 





Lawn Bowling:  June 2013 resulted in a record-breaking 662 persons using the Lawn Bowling Green at the Senior Center. 


 





ON THE HORIZON




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.