Weekly Update February 17, 2017

Weekly Update February 17, 2017

   

Weekly Update February 17, 2017

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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Storm Preparation/Response:  A major storm is expected to hit San Diego County today and tomorrow, February 17-18. High gusty winds and several inches of rain are forecast, although moderate tides may help to prevent more serious flooding issues. Residents and business owners should be prepared before, during and after a storm. In Coronado, sandbags are available for residents in need, while supplies last, at four locations: First Street and Alameda Boulevard; Fourth Street and Alameda; North Beach; and at the Cays near the Fire Station. The priority for Public Services crews, who are on call this weekend, will be on monitoring storm drains and cleaning fallen trees and debris. Flags will be taken down to avoid being damaged. The City asks residents to avoid parking on the street if possible to allow rain water to flow unobstructed into the storm drains. Use the City’s “Ask Coronado” app to report minor damage. Call (619) 522-7380 to report trees down or other debris in the roadways, or major flooding, during business hours, but call the Police Department’s non-emergency line (619) 522-7350 over the weekend. If it is an actual emergency, call 911.

Storm Preparations

Sandbags

North Silver Strand Fencing Complete:  The contractor on the Silver Strand Fencing Improvement project completed the installation of the new fencing panels and vehicle gate for the north reach of the Silver Strand fence. Crews removed all existing fencing, posts and footings. The new fence is a visible improvement for the area but stands in stark contrast to the existing fence to the south of the State Park. Agreement has not yet been reached between City/State Parks officials and the Coastal Commission, which prefers a more industrial type fence. A final walk through on the project will be scheduled for next week.

Silver Strand Fencing

 

Traffic Signal at Fourth Street and Alameda BoulevardOn Thursday, February 16, the City held a community meeting to discuss the proposed traffic signal to replace the existing three-way stop controls at the intersection of Fourth Street and Alameda Boulevard. About 40 people attended. Residents learned more about the proposed signal and expressed their views about the project and traffic in the area. A signal at this location was recommended in the 2015 Third and Fourth Streets Study by Fehr & Peers and endorsed by the Transportation Commission. At the City Council’s direction, an application is pending to be submitted to the California Department of Transportation. Upon Caltrans’ approval, the signal will be presented to the Council for final actions. A PowerPoint presentation will be available on the City's website under Public Projects on the Public Services and Engineering page.

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Fourth and Alameda meeting

Fourth and Alameda


FEMA Flood Maps:  The Federal Emergency Management Agency is currently updating coastal Flood Study information for California coastal communities. New coastal hazard data will revise the boundaries of Special Flood Hazard Areas. As part of the approval process, there will be comment and appeal processes, community and public meetings, community adoption/compliance requirements, future map change options, and flood insurance implications. Digital copies of the Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map and other information can be found here. Check the maps for accuracy and contact FEMA if you have any issues. Here is an additional informational handout.

Public Workshop February 22The first of three workshops seeking the public’s input on transportation in Coronado is set for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22. Drop by to learn about the new Active Transportation Plan being prepared to address walking and bicycling issues in the community. Learn about the process, meet the project team and share your transportation concerns. An introductory presentation will be made at 6 p.m. in the Community Center Nautilus Room. For more information, please visit our website at www.coronado.ca.us/activetransportationplan or call (619) 522-2423.

Active Transportation Flier 

Dock C and Boat Launch Ramp:  The boat ramp is closed until late May as part of the Dock C and Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp project. A new Dock C and ramp will be built, as well as other major improvements made. Signs have been posted to notify boaters of the closure. Currently, the contractor is removing the docks and loading the debris into trucks for disposal at an approved site. Work will soon begin on the land-side improvements such as the new boat wash-off area, expanded temporary parking, and new ramp lighting. The new docks are scheduled to arrive next month. 

Dock C 

 

Presidents Day HolidayThe City of Coronado will observe the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, February 20, but reminds residents and businesses that some municipal facilities will be open. Coronado Police and Fire will be staffed for the holiday. Public Services crews also will be on call on Monday to respond to emergencies but will not sweep streets on the holiday. EDCO will perform regular residential trash collection on Presidents Day. Certain City of Coronado departments and services will be open with varying hours of operation. Here is the schedule:

Presidents Day Sked

 

Digital Media Lab:  The soft opening and ribbon cutting for the Digital Media Lab took place this week. The Digital Media Lab contains equipment to convert analog to digital formats, such as converting slides, negatives and printed photos to digital storage devices. It also has equipment to design and print color fliers or posters, as well as to scan and 3-D print. A graphics tablet is available to be used with either PC or Apple computers. The lab is a great resource for students and local groups interested in the types of state of the art equipment and programs the facility provides. Along with Library’s high-speed broadband connection and computers on order, the Digital Media Lab adds to the multimedia services the City of Coronado continues to provide in this fast-changing technological era.

Digital Media Lab

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John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green:  Recreation staff members are preparing for programming and classes at the new facility and are seeking contact information for those in the community who would like to learn more about the schedules being developed and receive a Spreckels Center newsletter being developed. To be added to the interest list, please call (619) 522-7343 or send an email to spreckelscenter@coronado.ca.us.


B Avenue Sewer Issues:  Reports of sewage odors near B Avenue and Second Street earlier this year led to a temporary repair of the 18-inch sewer main. Since then, more odors were reported and the City has been working to assess the condition of the remaining pipe to understand its overall condition and what permanent repairs are required now. A specialized contractor will begin conducting a video inspection of the main. Due to the high service demand of the sewer main during the day, some of the inspection operation will be performed at night when the sewer pump stations serving the line can be shut down for an extended period. Additional work, including construction of a new manhole, will be done during the day. Work is expected to begin within the next 7 to 10 days from the 100 to 400 blocks of B Avenue. The main runs from the Glorietta Bay Pump Station to the Transbay Pump Station. Upon review of the inspection results, the Public Services and Engineering Department will develop and implement a plan to permanently repair or replace the ailing sewer line. 

B Avenue Sewer

 

Pet of the Week:  Zoey, a 6-year-old tortoiseshell cat, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Zoey was relinquished back to the Animal Care Facility after her owner had to move and couldn’t keep her. She is gentle and affectionate and looking for a home. Her adoption fee is $50. To set up a visit with Zoey, call PAWS of Coronado, which runs the Animal Care Facility on behalf of the City at (619) 522-7371.

Zoey Pet of the Week 

 

San Diego Waterfront Park Event:  The County of San Diego has notified the City of an annual music festival at its Waterfront Park, on Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego, on the weekend of March 4-5 from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Organizers expect 15,000 people. Questions can be directed to the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation at (619) 232-7275. Complaints or concerns regarding the event can be directed to the event’s Community Relations Manager Christian Clark at (858) 337-8001 or christian@CRSSDfest.com.

 

RECREATION & GOLF SERVICES

Golf Services:  Construction is nearly complete in the Coronado Golf Course Pro Shop following Brian Smock taking over Pro Shop operations. A limited amount of merchandise is available for sale in the entryway of the Club House. Fore Reservations, booking software, is being updated with the most current version so there may be some hiccups during this process. New EZGO Textron golf carts, with GPS and lithium ion batteries, should arrive next month. To reach the Coronado Golf Pro Shop or to make a reservation, call (619) 522-6590. Please note, this number has changed. To reserve a tee time online go to www.golfcoronado.com. Again, we thank you for your patience.

Golf Course 

 

Pool News:  Water Aerobic morning classes are offered from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Monday through Friday; and at 9 to 9:45 a.m. Monday through Sunday. This drop-in class is offered as an exercise fitness class with cardio and strength training benefits. Arthritis Aquatic Program is one of the most popular recreational exercise classes. With guidance from a trained instructor, participants perform gentle stretching and strengthening exercises in a warm pool. Classes are offered from 10:10 to 11:10 a.m. Monday through Sunday; and 11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Participants must register in advance at (619) 522-7342 or online at www.coronado.ca.us/recreation. In other news, the change of transitions times for high school dive team members has been postponed and will be on Monday, February 20. Also, lifeguards and aquatics instructors are still needed. See fliers below.

Pool Program Pool Update

Lifeguard flier 

Aquatics Instructors       

 

Recreation ProgramsRecreation has some fun programs coming your way and invites the community to “Put Some Play in Your Day!” For information on enrichment classes or to register, call (619) 522-7342 or visit us online at www.coronado.ca.us. The Community Center was bustling with activity as Playmania made hand hearts; Book and Cook read “If You Feed a Pig a Pancake” and made pink heart-shaped pancakes; and Parent and Tot Tumble Time began Session A on Tuesday, February 14. Mini Gymnastics, Gymnastics, Move to the Beat and Hip Hop classes were also in full swing.

Hearts Craft 

Balance Beam     

Mini Gym Tiny Dancer

 

 

CITY CLERK

Commission VacanciesThe City of Coronado has one vacancy on the Cultural Arts Commission. The City greatly benefits from the expertise and energy of these volunteers and values each one. If you have an interest in serving your community, call the City Clerk’s Office at (619) 522-7320 for more information.

Vacancies 

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Planning Commission:  On Tuesday, February 14, the Planning Commission recommended approval to the City Council for three parcel maps for the following residential condominium projects:

1.      748-750 G Ave.:  One lot, two units.

2.      876 E Ave.:  Two lots, four units.

3.      956-960 F Ave.:  Two lots, four units.

Each unit will be required to provide two off-street parking spaces per unit. The Commission also held its annual meeting for election of officers and elected Marvin Heinze as chair and Alex Yakutis as vice chair.

 

LIBRARY SERVICES

Library Board of Trustees:  The Library Board of Trustees held its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 14. The meeting, chaired by President Chelsea Sylvester, covered a variety of business, including upcoming budget preparations, the status of Library projects, and the ribbon cutting for the Digital Media Lab.

Library Programs:  An adult craft program was held on Sunday, February 12, and “Valentine Terrariums” were made. Today, the duo Vellamo performed a concert of Finnish folk music at 2 p.m.

Valentine Terrariums 

Valentine Terrariums2    

 

Youth Programs:  A Kids’ Craft program was held on Tuesday, February 14, and the children made “Love Bugs.” The Teen Wednesday program, on February 15, featured a screening of “Star Trek Beyond” in the Winn Room.

Love Bugs Craft 

Love Bugs Craft2  

Love Bugs Craft3 

   

Programs Next Week:  A Coronado Community Read discussion of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” will be held Wednesday, February 22, at 6 p.m. in the Winn Room. “Healthy Hearts at Any Age: A Cardiologist’s Advice” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 22. Anita Hutchison and the CBF Trio will perform smooth jazz at the “After Hours Concert” at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 24, in the Winn Room. If you are getting ready for the Flower Show, join us for a talk by former Floral Association President Leslie Crawford on “Flower Show Know-how” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 25, in the Winn Room.

Hearts Info 



PUBLIC SERVICES

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

  • Streets repaired a major alley problem at 504 E Ave. that was causing flooding in the area. Streets also cleaned up the Public Services storage area at Fourth Street and Alameda Boulevard and restocked sandbags for residents at the four locations they are available.

Alley Work

Alley Work2


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.

   


B Avenue Sewer Issues:  Reports of sewage odors near B Avenue and Second Street earlier this year led to a temporary repair of the 18-inch sewer main. Since then, more odors were reported and the City has been working to assess the condition of the remaining pipe to understand its overall condition and what permanent repairs are required now. A specialized contractor will begin conducting a video inspection of the main. Due to the high service demand of the sewer main during the day, some of the inspection operation will be performed at night when the sewer pump stations serving the line can be shut down for an extended period. Additional work, including construction of a new manhole, will be done during the day. Work is expected to begin within the next 7 to 10 days from the 100 to 400 blocks of B Avenue. The main runs from the Glorietta Bay Pump Station to the Transbay Pump Station. Upon review of the inspection results, the Public Services and Engineering Department will develop and implement a plan to permanently repair or replace the ailing sewer line.
Digital Media Lab:  The soft opening and ribbon cutting for the Digital Media Lab took place this week. The Digital Media Lab contains equipment to convert analog to digital formats, such as converting slides, negatives and printed photos to digital storage devices. It also has equipment to design and print color fliers or posters, as well as to scan and 3-D print. A graphics tablet is available to be used with either PC or Apple computers.
Storm Preparation
Posted on 02/17/2017
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