Weekly Update Feb. 14, 2020

Weekly Update Feb. 14, 2020

  
Weekly Update February 14, 2020



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Public Comment Deadline Nears on ALUCP: The deadline for public review and comment on an environmental review of a plan outlining land use polices surrounding Naval Air Station North Island is Tuesday, Feb. 18. If adopted, the San Diego County Airport Authority’s Draft Environmental Impact Report for the creation of its Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan will affect how more than 1,000 existing residential units and commercial properties in Coronado may be developed. The City, which does not believe the plan has to be adopted, has submitted its comments and created a list of its key points. In addition to limiting development, the City believes the plan is flawed, based on the false premise that Coronado is encroaching into North Island when the City was incorporated decades before North Island was established. The City also believes the plan is based on an advisory document that did not require public review and comment. Individuals can make comments. There are review copies of the documents at City Hall and the Library. The key points of the City’s comment letter may be found here.

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LED Lighting to Improve Pedestrian Safety: New brighter LED bulbs were recently installed in streetlights at Orange Avenue and Loma Place, the site of a recent pedestrian-involved accident. The City requested San Diego Gas & Electric, which owns the streetlights, upgrade the lighting and within about a week, the lights were switched out on four poles. The City appreciates SDG&E’s prioritization of the work. LED lighting helps increase visibility. Three pedestrian-involved accidents in the City’s commercial district resulted in Coronado Police stepping up safety efforts in January. Another accident last weekend is a sober reminder that pedestrians and drivers need to be extra careful in the commercial district. Drivers should slow down and be prepared to stop when turning or entering a crosswalk, and never pass vehicles stopped at a crosswalk. Pedestrians should not assume drivers see them. The City owns some streetlights, but some are owned by SDG&E and the California Department of Transportation. The City has converted some of its lights to LEDs and is considering taking control of all streetlights in the future to convert them. City lights are converted now when a light fixture needs to be replaced or a new light is installed. To report a streetlight outage, download the Ask Coronado app available in the Apple Store or in the Google Play Store by clicking on the links or by searching for “Ask Coronado.” You may also call Public Services & Engineering at (619) 522-7380.

LED Bulbs Installed 

  

 

Navy Air Operations PresentationNaval Base Coronado, with logistical support from the City, held a public meeting this week at the Library on air operations. Naval Base Coronado Commanding Officer Capt. Timothy J. Slentz provided an informative presentation and answered questions throughout from the audience. Capt. Slentz explained the history of the Navy in Coronado, the Navy’s mission, and reviewed local procedures, flight departures and arrivals, hours of operation and noise abatement efforts.

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Coronavirus Preparation: The City has been asked what it is doing to prepare for and guard against the coronavirus. The City is prepared. Public Safety officials participate in a daily conference call with San Diego County’s Office of Emergency Services to stay up to date on the outbreak. They share informational materials with staff to guide paramedics, police and other personnel in the proper procedures for dealing with potential cases. This includes efforts to minimize the potential number of personnel exposed, the use of personal protective equipment and ventilation system use in the ambulances. Fire personnel have procedures in place on how to coordinate with a receiving hospital to ensure the patient is met outside to minimize exposures. For more on the coronavirus, how it spreads and symptoms, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Here is a Q&A on the World Health Organization website. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is serving as a federal quarantine location in San Diego. Naval Air Station North Island is not a quarantine location.



 

Beach Quality Sand Placed off Coronado: The Army Corps of Engineers began maintenance dredging to re-establish authorized channel depths at the southern end of San Diego Bay on Wednesday, Feb. 12. About 240,000 cubic yards of sediment will be suctioned from the bottom of the bay next to the National City Marine Terminal and Sweetwater Channel. About 175,000 cubic yards will go to a site six nautical miles southwest of the entrance of San Diego Bay. The rest, about 65,000 cubic yards, is beach-quality sand going to a site offshore of Coronado to nourish Silver Strand State Beach. Special boats filled with dredge material are placing the sand in Coronado first. It is being placed every four hours using special boats. This work will take about nine days and be complete by about Friday, Feb. 21. The sand likely will remain offshore until storms bring it onshore. There is no cost to the City.

Nearshore Placement Site 


 

Bowling Green Update Recreation and Golf Services is actively addressing the fungus that sprouted under and around the John D. Spreckels Bowling Green. A fungicide was injected underneath the artificial turf surface and into the soil to treat the actively growing fungus. The fungicide will inhibit fungal growth. Follow up treatments may be required to further inhibit growth of the organism. Compaction equipment was then used to re-establish the playing surface. Divots caused by the treatment and fungi removal will be filled in with sand and leveled. There is much interest in the lawn bowling community as to the City’s application procedure and early success. The Bowling Green is expected to reopen today, Feb. 14. Any questions should be directed to Recreation and Golf Services at (619) 522-7342 or email recdept@coronado.ca.us

Lawn Bowling Green three  images

 


 

Coastal Campus Sewer Main: The contractor on the Coastal Campus Sewer Main project has installed all but 900 feet of the 14,300 feet of the eight-inch sewer main. Crews are working on tying the force main into Pump Station 1 within the Coastal Campus at the southern end and the Coronado Cays Pump Station at the northern end. They also have begun installation of the 17 manholes that provide access for cleaning. (Photo: Connection to Coronado Cays Pump Station.)

Coastal Campus Sewer Connection 

 

 


Coronado Community Read 2020: Activities related to this year’s Community Read selection, “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean, will begin next week. The official kick-off for the Community Read activities is “Wine and Cheese with Richard Lederer: A Celebration of Books and Libraries.” Lederer, the language columnist for the San Diego Union-Tribune, will share heartwarming stories about how libraries change and enhance our lives. Free and open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, at the Library. RSVP to rsvp@coronado.ca.us. The highlight of this year’s program is a discussion with the author on March 13. Tickets are on sale here for the March 13 event. See full brochure below.

Community Read 2020 Brochure
Community Read Inside Brochure

 


Fountain Back in Service: The “Sea Passage” fountain between City Hall and the Community Center, which was temporarily out of service due to a mechanical failure last week, is back online. A technician was able to get it operational and fine tune the water flow to avoid excess water around the fountain’s base. The fountain by James Hubbell is part of the City’s public art collection.

Hubbell Fountain in Service
 


 

Presidents’ Day Holiday: The City of Coronado will observe the Presidents’ Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 17, and reminds residents and businesses that some municipal facilities around town will remain open. Public Services crews 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.

Presidents Day Sked
 



Pets of the Week: This week’s Pets of the Week are Cash and June. These two mixed breed dogs were featured in December but have not been adopted. They are completely bonded and Paws of Coronado would prefer that they are adopted together. They are 7 years old and were found as strays wandering together on Isabella Avenue. They are looking for a quiet home with someone who will help them come out of their shells. Their adoption fee is $200 for both. To set up a visit with Cash and June, call PAWS, which runs the City’s Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371.

Cash and June 


 

Environmental Stewardship at Naval Base Coronado: Naval Base Coronado Commanding officer Captain Timothy Slentz will be at the Library at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, to discuss environmental programs at Naval Base Coronado. Engineers, wildlife biologists, plant biologists, and experts from a variety of other fields work to ensure the Navy not only meets compliance requirements, but also maintains robust partnerships with state and federal agencies. Capt. Slentz also will discuss the programs that helped the base earn the 2019 Secretary of the Navy Environmental Award for Natural Resources Conservation.

 


Honoring Loved Ones in Words: Longtime San Diego Union-Tribune obituary writer John Wilkens will give tips on how to create a memorable send-off for a loved one or yourself, at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Library. He will present well-crafted examples, explore how to unearth revealing anecdotes, and show why the best obituaries are more about life than death.

 



Dog Wash Beach Mats: Public Services Beach Division installed beach mats around the north beach dog wash station to provide better access to the facility for beachgoers and their dogs. City crews noticed people carrying their dogs to avoid the dry sand and decided to connect the new mats to the existing North Beach access mats and to a grassy area nearby. This will allow people to keep their animals sand-free after washing them off without having to carry them.

Dog Wash three images 


 

Fire Hydrant Damaged: A fire hydrant at the Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp was damaged last week, causing water to flood the roadway in front of the Community Center’s Aquatics Center. Slight flooding with landscaping debris entered the pool area and pool via the parking lot. Strand Way was closed while the Fire Department and California American Water worked on the broken fire hydrant and shut the water off. Someone drove into the fire hydrant at about 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6. The roadway was reopened at about 2:30 p.m.

Fire Hydrant Damage

  

 

Sports Fields: The sports fields at Cays and Sunset parks were closed on Monday, Feb. 10, due to wet and rainy conditions. Sports organizations that practice on the fields were notified and signs were posted to inform the public. The fields reopened the following day.




Stay Informed CoronadoDo 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.

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Stay Informed CoronadoDo 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.


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Stay Informed CoronadoDo 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.


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Stay Informed CoronadoDo 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.


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Stay Informed CoronadoDo 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.


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Stay Informed CoronadoDo 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.


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Posted on 02/14/2020
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