Weekly Update September 15, 2017

Weekly Update September 15, 2017

   

Weekly Update September 15, 2017

 

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Closed Session Statement: After the City Council meeting on September 5, the following statement was released concerning an item on the Closed Session agenda: “Almost any changes to the IBWC-owned San Ysidro sewage treatment plant, as a result of a successful litigation or settlement, will require funding and approvals from a variety of federal and state agencies. Congress will also need to be involved to drive the federal agencies and to pass any needed legislation enabling changes. Given the above, the City Council directed the City Manager and City Attorney to bring the following for City Council consideration at an open session, in the near future:

  • Update Legislative Guidelines;
  • Prepare a Request for Proposals for professional consultants to effectuate funding approvals from Congress and a variety of federal and state agencies; and
  • Draft a participation agreement between Coronado and Imperial Beach to effect changes to the IBWC-owned San Ysidro sewage treatment plant.”

Concerning closed-session items, there are reasons the City Council may hold closed sessions or “executive sessions” outside of a public meeting, per the Brown Act. Some of these include discussing pending litigation; negotiating for the purchase, sale or exchange of property; threats to public safety; and employment and employee evaluations. Prior to a closed session, the City Council must state on the agenda the nature of the item and hold an open and public session in which it tells the public what it can about the upcoming item. The City Council may hold a public session following a closed-session item to let the public know if a decision may be announced.


Fire Department Badge Pinning: A badge-pinning ceremony is planned for Thursday, September 21, at the Community Center’s Nautilus Room to mark the promotions of Fire and Beach Lifeguard personnel recently promoted, hired or passing probation. Fire Chief Mike Blood will head the event, his final badge-pinning before retiring. The public is invited to attend.



New Film Festival Street Banners:  This week, the City is installing new banners in advance of the Coronado Island Film Festival. The festival, in its second year, is set for the Veterans Day weekend, November 9-12. The banners celebrate Coronado’s love affair with the movies, a history that dates to the silent film era. Film classics such as “Some Like it Hot,” “The Stunt Man” and “My Blue Heaven” were filmed in Coronado, featuring the iconic Hotel del Coronado. Scenes from “Act of Valor” and “American Sniper” were shot in Coronado, home of the U.S. Navy SEALs. Lisa Bruce, producer of the Academy Award winning film “The Theory of Everything,” and the soon-to-be-released “Darkest Hour” starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, grew up in Coronado and once again will be a part of Coronado’s festival. The banners will be up now through the festival.

Banners

FilmFestival


 

Cays Sewer Main Cleaning: The City has hired a contractor to clean the interior of the sewer main that runs from the Coronado Cays to Glorietta Bay Park. This job will require the excavation of soil to expose the sewer pipe at 12 locations along the pipe alignment. The job also will require the removal of 10-foot sections of pipe to allow the contractor to access the interior of the sewer main with its cleaning equipment. After the cleaning, the pipe section will be replaced and backfilled. The work to expose the sewer main will occur during daylight hours while the actual cleaning operations will occur at night when sewer flow rates are lowest. Work zones are close to the Bayshore Bikeway. The contractor is required to keep the bikeway open. The schedule shows that digging along the southern end of the pipe alignment will begin the week of September 25. The project is anticipated to be completed by December 1.

CaysSewer



Call to Artists Deadline Extended: The deadline has been extended one week for local artists who would like to display their art at the C3 Gallery at the Coronado Community Center. The “Portraits, Places, and Things” exhibition will be a juried but inclusive show to feature many artists. The new deadline is Friday, September 22, at 5 p.m. Please limit work to two pieces per artist. Contact the Contract Arts Administrator Kelly Purvis at kpurvis@coronado.ca.us or (619) 522-2633. For the entry form and details, visit this page on the Coronado Arts website.

call to artists

 C3 Gallery


Noise Alert:  The Hotel del Coronado has requested a permit for a fireworks display on September 22, at 9:20 p.m. The display will last approximately five minutes and be set up in a cordoned-off site on the beach west of the hotel.


Pet of the Week:  Dolly came to PAWS of Coronado when her owners relinquished her. At six years old, the Miniature Pinscher is fun and affectionate and loves to play with her toys. She is looking for a home. Dolly weighs 17 pounds and her adoption fee is $125. To set up a visit with Dolly, call the Animal Care Facility at (6190 522-7371.

Dolly Pet of the Week






RECREATION & GOLF SERVICES

Fall/Winter Programming:  Fall/Winter 2017 Recreation classes begin Monday, September 18. There are recreation opportunities available for all ages. Be sure to check out the Recreation Services brochure. There may still be spaces available. Call (619) 522-7342 for information.

Recreation Services

Spreckels Center: The Spreckels Center offers free exciting, informative and engaging Educational Programs to the 50-plus community on Thursdays during the month of September, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Registration is required and seating is limited. The lectures include:

  • What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, our Brains and Ourselves -- On September 21, the Spreckels Center will host a University of California, San Diego, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute lecture. Profanity is a nearly universal feature of human language and is used to express our strongest emotional experiences and to evoke them in others.Benjamin Bergen is professor of cognitive science at UCSD where he directs the Language and Cognitive Laboratory.
  • Buffalo Soldiers: 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry -- On September 28, members of the San Diego Chapter Buffalo Soldiers will speak about accounts of the Buffalo Soldiers’ contribution to American history, specifically the participation of the 9th and 10th Horse Cavalry.
 

The Spreckels Center also has a luxury trip to the Griffith Observatory planned for October 19. The trip is $150. Registration is open but seats are limited.

Griffith

Parks and Recreation Student Representative: On Monday, September 11, the 2017-2018 Parks and Recreation Commission elected a student representative to serve as the youth voice.  Calvin Peckman, a sophomore at Coronado High School, will participate in the enhanced program called Youth@PRC where over the next 10 months he will be assigned a mentor from among Recreation staff members, meet with Recreation Department supervisors, explore two Recreation divisions, attend and participate in monthly Parks and Recreation Commission meetings, volunteer at a community event, interview the director of Recreation and Golf Services and give a presentation to the commission on his experience learning about Recreation and Golf Services.  Peckman will earn community service hours for participating.

Representatives

Coronado Boathouse: Check out all the upcoming classes offered this fall at the Coronado Boathouse. Classes include: Glorietta Bay Paddle Tours, Full Moon Group Paddles, rowing classes and outrigger paddle classes plus so much more. Contact the Boathouse for more information at (619) 522-2655. Upcoming Full Moon Group Paddles are:

  • October 5 -- Hunter’s Moon
  • November 4 -- Beaver Moon
  • December 3 -- Cold Moon

Check-in is 6:45 p.m. at the Coronado Boathouse, 1985 Strand Way. The fee is $15, $10 for residents, plus the cost of the vessel.         

Boats
 

Pool News: The Aquatics Center will be closed beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, September 22, through Sunday, October 15, for AFC Water Polo Tournaments and annual maintenance and equipment repairs. The new pool schedule for the fall, from August 22 through February 18 is available online.
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Armchair Travel: The next Armchair Travel presentation is Tuesday, September 19, when Coronado residents Irwin Karp and Ann Bancroft will share their experience, “Between Two Poles -- Antarctica and Arctic Svalbard.” Their slides will cover their 2013 and 2014 trips to the two polar regions on Linblad Expedition's National Geographic Endeavor. Armchair Travel meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at the Coronado Community Center in the Nautilus Room. Refreshments are served at 6 p.m. and the presentation begins at 6:45. A $5 fee is payable at the front desk in the Community Center. 

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Tennis Program: Village Stars, the after-school tennis program offered by Recreation and Golf Services to youth at Village Elementary School, was back in session this week. Village Stars takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 to 3:20 p.m. Contact the Tennis Center for more information or register online.

Tennis

New Gym Hours: There has been a schedule change to the gymnasium hours. Beginning on Monday, September 19, through Friday, November 9, Side B of the gym will be closed for gymnastics from 7 p.m. on Monday evenings through Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m.

Gym Hours 

Babysitter Training:  A Babysitter Training class will be held on Saturday, October 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Center, 1845 Strand Way. Cost is $140, or $130 for residents. Learn about responsibilities, infant care, safety and an introduction to First Aid. For more information and to register go to www.coronado.ca.us/Recreation or call (619) 522-7342.

Babysitter training





CITY CLERK

Commission Vacancies:  The City has one immediate vacancy on the Cultural Arts Commission and one immediate vacancy on the Transportation Commission, and the following vacancies will occur by or before the end of 2017. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on the deadline day:

  • Two vacancies on the Street Tree Committee; applications are due Monday, September 25
  • One vacancy on the Bicycle Advisory Committee; applications are due Monday, October 23
  • One vacancy on the Civil Service Commission; applications are due Monday, November 13
  • One vacancy on the Planning Commission; applications are due Monday, November 13

Commission







COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Design Review Commission: On Wednesday, September 13, the Design Review Commission approved the following projects:

  • A new sign for Island Cleaners at 822 Orange Ave.

Island Cleaners

  • A new sign for Fonda Don Diego restaurant at 120 Orange Ave.

Fonda Don Diego 

  • A new sign, umbrellas and outdoor dining area for West Pac Noodle Bar at 1166 Orange Ave.

West Pac Noodle 

  • New signs and awnings for Maretalia Ristorante at 1300 Orange Ave.
Maretalia






FIRE SERVICES

9/11 Events:

  • Memorial Stair Climb -- For the past several years, Coronado Firefighters have participated in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. This year’s event was held on Saturday, September 9, at the Hilton Bayfront in downtown San Diego. Coronado Firefighters, their family and friends joined hundreds of supporters of Firefighteraid.org to remember those who paid the ultimate price on September 11, 2001. In memory of those that climbed their last 110 flights of stairs in the Twin Towers, we climbed the equivalent at the San Diego Hilton Bayfront as part of a yearly tradition honoring the men and women who died trying to save others. Each participant wore the name of a first responder who lost his or her life that day. 
  • 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony -- On Monday, September 11, Coronado Firefighters, Police and uniformed Navy personnel, as well as City officials and citizens gathered at the Fire Department Headquarters for a 9/11 remembrance ceremony. The ceremony began with the playing of the bag pipes by retired Coronado Fire Captain Ron Allison and was followed by a remembrance and prayer provided by the Department Chaplain Mickey Stonier. A moment of silence was observed at 6:59 a.m. to mark the collapse of the South Tower. The silence was broken by the ringing of a bell, signifying the last call of all the first responders that would not return to quarters that day. Fire Chief Mike Blood, Police Chief Jon Froomin, and a U.S. naval officer spoke at the event.

Remembrance

CFD
Left to right:  Firefighter Allen Nicholson, Engineer Eric Hingeley, Firefighter Royce Copeman, Capt. Josh Scarboro, Firefighter Jon Feliciano.

Bagpipes
Front Left: Retired Coronado Fire Captain Ron Allison; drum major of the Emerald Society Pipes and Drum.

9.11 CFD
Top right: From left to right, Capt. Josh Scarboro, Firefighter Royce Copeman, Firefighter Allen Nicholson, Engineer Eric Hingeley, followed by family and friends. Top left: From left to right, Scarboro, Copeman, Hingeley.

CFD
Left to right: Firefighter Allen Nicholson, Engineer Eric Hingeley, Capt. Josh Scarboro, Firefighter Jon Feliciano, Firefighter Royce Copeman, back row spouses, family and friends.




LIBRARY SERVICES

Library Programs:  The first mini-workshop for the Digital Media Lab was held on Monday, September 11, demonstrating the conversion of slides and negatives. Due to space restrictions, the class size is limited to five. More workshops are planned. In partnership with KPBS, the POV Film “Shalom Italia” was shown Tuesday, September 12. The second part of the Journaling for Joy workshop with local author Joyce Chapman was held Thursday, September 14. The second piano concert of the Autumn Piano Concert Series is set for today, September 15, featuring pianist Jarel Paguio playing jazz standards and pop. The series runs from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. every Friday until November 3.

Youth Programs:  On Tuesday, the film “The Nut Job” was shown in the Ruby Room. Toddler Time and Story Time were both big hits on Tuesday and Friday.  On Tuesday, September 12, the Teen Book Club met to discuss “The Rest of Us Just Live Here” by Patrick Ness and on Wednesday, September 13, the teens decorated light switch covers in the Teen Create event.

Anime Club:  On Saturday, September 19, the first meeting of the Anime Club will be held. This club is geared for those ages 18 to 30 who love Japanese Anime. “Psycho Pass” was screened.

Events:  On Wednesday, September 13, Vicki Newman, a registered dietitian nutritionist from University of California, San Diego, Medical School will share her expertise in a program titled “Health Matters: Dietary Supplements – Choosing Those Most Useful for You.”  On Thursday, September 14, the first author visit in the Library’s fall Author Series will take place.  Dr. Larry Richardson will be reading and discussing his latest novel "The Showdown at Yellowstone" and his first book "Big Horn." Bay Books will have books available for purchase and signing after the talk.



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.

   






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.

   

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.

   

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.

   

Firefighters Stair Climb
Posted on 09/15/2017
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