Weekly Update December 30, 2016

Weekly Update December 30, 2016

  

Weekly Update December 30, 2016

Get up to speed on what's going on in Coronado with the latest edition of the Coronado 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 necessary. For more information, visit www.coronado.ca.us every Friday at noon.


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Holiday Schedule:  The City of Coronado will observe the New Year’s Day holiday on Monday, January 2. Most municipal facilities, except for the Golf Course and public safety offices, will be closed. Certain City of Coronado departments and services will close early on New Year’s Eve. Public Services crews will NOT sweep streets on the holiday. EDCO will NOT perform regular residential trash collection. The Golf Course will be open and the Skatepark will be open from 1 p.m. to dusk only on New Year’s Day. Here is the holiday schedule:

Holiday Hours Happy New Year

 

Storm ContinuesThe storm currently bringing rain to San Diego County will continue through tonight and another storm is expected tomorrow. If you experience flooding on your property, sandbags are available for Coronado residents in need at four locations: Alameda Boulevard and First Street; Alameda and Fourth Street; North Beach near the public restroom; and Coronado Cays across from the Fire Department. City Public Services crews monitor storm pump stations and the City’s 8.5 miles of storm drains during every rain event, day or night, every day of the year.

Sandbag Locations

Abandoned Vessel Grant:  Earlier this month, the City Council accepted a $37,400 grant from the California Department of Boating and Waterways to help offset the costs Coronado spends to address abandoned, adrift vessels. Last year, the City spent $23,000 in unbudgeted funds to remove, temporarily store, and dispose of derelict vessels that washed ashore due to poor seamanship, bad weather or unlawful operations. An unattended and adrift 26-foot sailboat was secured earlier this month by lifeguards who feared it would beach itself. The City added lights and moved it to a public dock. After trying to locate the owner by placing notices in a local newspaper and waiting the 15 days required by law, the City has hired a contractor to remove and dispose of the boat using about $6,000 of the grant funds.

Sailboat

Spreckels Park Restroom:  The old restroom has been demolished and the contractor is currently working on underground utilities. The mosaic murals in front of the restroom have been protected in place and will be incorporated into the new facility.

Spreckels Restroom 


Late Night SDG&E Work:  Residents in the vicinity of Port of Spain Road and Coronado Cays Boulevard were surprised late Thursday, December 29, with a late-night SDG&E construction project. According to SDG&E, a crew was in the process of replacing a valve when it discovered an adjacent valve was leaking. This caused the work to extend into the night. SDG&E apologized for the lack of notice and inconvenience of the late night work and has committed to providing residents with contact information that will allow them to directly communicate to SDG&E regardless of the hour.

 

B Avenue/Second Street Sewer Repair:  City crews exposed the 18-inch sewer main that was suspected of venting gas due to a very strong sewage odor reported on Christmas Eve. Two large holes were discovered in the top of the ductile iron main, which runs from the Glorietta Bay Pump Station to the Transbay Pump Station. Gas had collected at the top of the pipe and corroded the iron until it broke. City crews made a temporary repair and the entire main was evaluated for possible repairs. This week, the City placed a cap on the top of the pipe. Next week, City crews will place a vent tap on top of the pipe since there is none in the immediate area and tie it into the parallel vent line to allow accumulating gases to escape.

Sewer Repairs 

Sewer Repair2

Christmas Tree Recycling:  Christmas trees, including flocked trees, may be recycled by using either the green-waste curbside program or the drop-off program. For the green waste curbside program, place four-foot sections of tree in your yard waste recycling containers, or bundle tree sections together with twine (maximum four feet in length and 18 inches in diameter) and place on the curb. The other option is to bring your tree to one of two locations to drop-off. The first location is the Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp parking lot and the other location is the Cays Sports Park parking lot. Look for the large roll-off dumpsters. Trees may be placed whole into these containers. No trash please. Residents can drop off their trees through January 15.

Christmas Tree 

 

Employee of the Quarter:  Bill Cecil, a Public Services and Engineering capital projects manager, has been selected as the recipient of the City’s Employee of the Quarter award for October to December 2016. Cecil, who has worked for the City for 20 years, was nominated for being the project manager on the John D. Spreckels Center, Naked Warrior statue installation, the Spreckels Park Restroom and Dock C and Boat Launch Ramp projects. As a professional architect, Bill is the City’s expert on design and construction. These projects will stand as testaments to his commitment to serve residents with the highest standards.

Bill Cecil 


Navy UpdatesFrom Monday, January 9, through Friday, January 17, large trucks will haul sand across state Route 75 near Fiddler’s Cove Marina from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. About 5,000 cubic yards of sand will be transported from the beaches on the ocean side of the Naval Amphibious Base to the beaches on the bay side and is intended to enhance Least Tern nesting areas and combat beach erosion. Naval Air Station North Island will have planned runway closures and increased military aircraft operations to Runway 29 from 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, through 6:30 a.m. on Monday, February 13. Coronado residents may see an increase in fixed-wing operations to Runway 11/29. Concerns or comments may be submitted by an electronic feedback form at: http://bit.ly/2iiaAn7.

 

January Naval Complexes Meeting:  As mentioned at the November Naval Complexes meeting and at a December public meeting held at the Coronado Cays, Naval Base Coronado Commanding Officer Capt. Scott Mulvehill will address the topic of Naval Air Station North Island Air Operations during the January Naval Complexes meeting. The community is encouraged to attend. The meeting is set for 3 p.m. on Monday, January 23, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way.

Pets of the Week:  James and Jacob, 8-month-old tabby twins, are this week’s Pets of the Week. The two were part of a litter of five that arrived at the Animal Care Facility together. The rest have been adopted. PAWS of Coronado, which manages the facility, hopes to adopt them to a home together as they have bonded. Both are male, have been neutered and have all their shots. The adoption fee is $75 for both. If you would like to set up a visit with James and Jacob, call (619) 522-7371.

Jacob James
 

‘3 on Thursday’:  The Cultural Arts Commission wants you to start planning your weekend with this handy “3 on Thursday” list of arts-related events happening in Coronado this weekend. Click here or on the logo for a link to this week’s list.


 


RECREATION SERVICES

2017 Winter/Spring Brochure:  Recreation Services’ current Winter-Spring 2017 brochure is out. Look for exciting new ways to recreate in Coronado. Find out about new classes and the planned Arm Chair Travel Presentations this winter and spring, including spots in India, Italy, China and Spain. Mark your calendars when you see the dates for the Easter Egg-stravaganza and April Pools Day. You can also find information about Golf Services, the Tennis Center, Aquatics Center, Community Center, Boathouse and Skate Park. Registration for Coronado residents begins Tuesday, January 17, and Tuesday, January 24, for non-residents.  

Rec Brochure 

 

Coronado Seniors Out and About Program:  The City is looking for seniors and volunteers for the Coronado Seniors Out & About program. The service will provide scheduled rides for Coronado residents ages 60-plus for $1 to $4 depending on the distance traveled. Rides are provided to medical/health related offices, grocery stores, banks, events, activity centers, barber/beauty shops and more, both locally and into San Diego, up to 25 miles. Coronado Seniors Out & About program is supported by the San Diego Association of Governments as part of the TransNet Senior Mini-Grant Program. If you are in need of a ride or would you like to volunteer to drive for the program, please visit Coronado Recreation Services at www.coronado.ca.us/outandabout or call (619) 522-7343.

Seniors Out and About 

Seniors Out and About2


Holiday Camps:  Recreation Camps are in full swing this holiday week. Campers are getting creative with winter-themed games, crafts, cooking and play. Dodgeball campers are busy dodging balls.

Holiday Camp
Above and below:  Children having fun during Holiday Camp.

Holiday Camp2




CITY CLERK

Commission VacanciesThere are currently four vacancies, two on the Cultural Arts Commission, one on the Parks and Recreation Commission and one on the Transportation Commission. The City has many volunteer opportunities for residents interested in serving on any of its boards, commission and committees. See notice below for details.

CC 



 

LIBRARY SERVICES

Documentary Film:  On Wednesday evening, December 28, a screening of “Shorebreak: The Clark Little Story” was held in the Winn Room. Clark Little, a renowned water photographer, shot the dangerous shore break around the island of Oahu.

 

New Year’s Holiday Schedule:  The Library will close at 2 p.m., on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, January 31, and will be closed Sunday and Monday, January 1 and 2.

 

Youth Programs:  A Hanukkah Story Hour was held on Tuesday, December 27. The stories and songs were accompanied by live music and followed by latkes. The Library’s annual New Year’s Party will be held today at 1 p.m. in the Winn Room. Children of all ages can enjoy games, crafts and a giant piñata.

Hanukkah Story Hour
Above and one below:  Hanukkah Story Hour at the Library.

Hanukkah Story Hour2

Above and one below:  Hanukkah Story Hour at the Library. 3

Above and one below:  Hanukkah Story Hour at the Library. 4 




PUBLIC SERVICES

Public Services Work Updates:  City crews worked on a number of projects around the City. These are the most recent:

  • Beach Division has increased its efforts at sand grooming as crowds are slowly picking up. Crews groomed and removed washed up kelp for the holidays. Raking, logging and sanitizing are some the daily grooming activities that occur throughout the week to help keep Coronado’s beach looking nice.

Sand Grooming

  • The City’s tree contractor removed a Deodar cedar in the 1300 block of Orange Avenue after it was hit by a vehicle on Tuesday, December 27. The tree was about 30 feet tall. A replacement tree will be planted in early February. 

Tree Down 




Stay Informed Coronado:  Do you like being in the know? Do you know what’s going on in Coronado? However, you like to get your city news, Coronado has many ways for you to get it. Do you like Twitter? We are active on Twitter. Do you prefer Facebook? Like us to keep up. Maybe you prefer a text message for traffic advisories. Sign up for the City’s Police Department Nixle account. What about an email reminder that a meeting is coming up or the council agenda is online? We have that, too, through our eNotification system. Of course, almost all of that can be found online in the City Manager’s Weekly Update, a compendium of all the news and events that are going on or coming up in Coronado. You can sign up to receive an email as soon as it is published online or you can visit the City’s website on Friday at noon and find it there. Finally, don’t forget to check the City’s new website, where you can find news and information that affects residents, businesses and visitors.

   




 

City Facility

Christmas Eve

12/24/2016

New Year's Eve

12/31/2016

Aquatics Center

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Club Room and Boathouse

7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Community Center

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Golf Course

OPEN

OPEN

Library

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Skatepark

10 a.m. to dusk

10 a.m. to dusk

Tennis Center Office

Tennis Courts

8 a.m. to Noon

6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

8 a.m. to Noon

6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

 

City Facility

Christmas Eve

12/24/2016

New Year's Eve

12/31/2016

Aquatics Center

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Club Room and Boathouse

7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Community Center

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Golf Course

OPEN

OPEN

Library

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Skatepark

10 a.m. to dusk

10 a.m. to dusk

Tennis Center Office

Tennis Courts

8 a.m. to Noon

6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

8 a.m. to Noon

6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Happy New Year
Posted on 12/30/2016
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