Weekly Update March 5, 2021

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Weekly Update March 5, 2021

Weekly Update March 5, 2021

Weekly UpdateCheck out the City Manager’s Weekly Update video. If you are interested in receiving an emailed notice of the Weekly Update, sign up for eNotifications on the City’s website, enter your email address and click on Weekly Update and any other documents you would like to receive.

Winn Room Renovation:  The Coronado Public Library’s Winn Room has long been the center of free cultural enrichment in Coronado. It is the “one venue” in Coronado that offers a wide range of free cultural programs. There is no charge for the local nonprofits providing programming and no charge to those attending. But the Winn Room is aging. The poor acoustics and sight lines to the stage and limited capacity has hindered the presentation of certain events. Conceptual plans and costs for a new facility have been developed for public review and are now available at the Library. Concepts have been developed to meet the needs of a space that Coronado residents have come to depend on. Residents now have the opportunity to weigh in on “The Winn”. A town hall presentation and Q&A is planned for March 24 but in the meantime, check out a new page on the Comment Coronado public engagement site to learn more about “The Winn,” take a survey and view the concept plans.

Winn Room Comment Coronado Page

Mathewson Park Ribbon-cutting Ceremony: A virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially reopen Mathewson Parks new playground is set for Wednesday, March 10, at 11 a.m. Mathewson Park was recently renovated and the new playground now includes universally assessible structures. The ceremony will include remarks on the new equipment, why the decision was made to renovate and a history of the park. Click here for the Zoom link. Public Services crews will install the drinking fountain/bottle filler and a second bike rack once delivered later this month. We hope to see you at the park “virtually.”

Mathewson Park Virtual Ribbon-Cutting Event

Paper Shredding Event Recap: A City and EDCO free document shredding and e-waste recycling event was held last weekend, Feb. 27. and was a resounding success. It seems many Coronado residents are clearing out old records during the pandemic. Residents in 265 cars brought 5.1 tons of paper and 1.8 tons of electronic waste to be recycled. A third shredding event is being planned for this summer and the dates will be announced in the coming months. Speaking of spring cleaning, it’s never too early to plan for the Coronado Spring Cleanup, which will take place the week of May 18. Residents can get rid of more stuff they don’t want such as old water heaters, furniture and mattresses.

Shredding Event

EDCO Organic Recycling ProgramEDCO launched its residential organics program this week, which allows single-family households to dispose of food scraps in their green waste bins. Construction of EDCO’s Anaerobic Digestion Facility is complete and actively producing natural gas from disposed food scraps. The EDCO Organic Recycling Program is voluntary for residents but by participating, residents can help reduce the amount of organic waste entering landfills. Food waste accounts for over 40 percent of materials in waste streams. Because food waste cannot properly break down in landfills, food waste emits large amounts of greenhouse gases. The Anaerobic Digestion Facility breaks down microorganisms from food and yard waste and transforms it into natural gas. Any reusable container can be used to collect organic waste, but EDCO is offering a free kitchen caddie for your household use. Nearly 200 households have ordered and received their free kitchen caddie. Many people use liners or newspapers to help keep their caddies clean and easy to use. Visit www.edcodisposal.com and click on the Residential Service’s Organics page to get yours. The City is working with EDCO to inform residents about the state mandated program and has launched an informational page on the City’s Comment Coronado public engagement site. To read more about the anaerobic digestion process, click hereClick here to watch an informational video on the Organic Recycling Program.

EDCO Comment Coronado Page

EDCO Free Kitchen Caddie

Coronado Vaccination Site Update: Last week, San Diego County health officials expanded the list of those who can receive vaccinations to include three new sectors – Emergency Service Personnel, Childcare and Education, and Food and Agriculture. Due to vaccine supply availability and the tier expansion, residents trying to get appointments can expect delays. Staff at the Coronado Public Library have been helping residents without access to email or help from nearby family. So far, staff have helped 25 people make appointments since January. If you need help, call the Library at (619) 522-7390. San Diego County residents must make appointments by using the County’s Vaccination Sites and Locations site. Those who received their first dose in Coronado will receive an email with available dates for a second dose. Appointments are required. Site hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.

Vaccination Site

COVID-19 Testing Site Update: The City’s site for COVID-19 viral, rapid and antibody testing is now operating one day a week – on Mondays – due to a reduction in the number of people seeking testing. The site at the Coronado Club Room and Boathouse, 1985 Strand Way, will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays only. The City has offered this testing site for the convenience of Coronado residents since January. Insurance is accepted but individuals may be tested and pay directly. If paying onsite, COVID-19 tests will cost $120; antibody testing is $65; and rapid tests are $85 and not typically covered by insurance. Visit the City’s COVID-19 testing webpage for more information and a link to the reservation system.

Golf Lighting Upgrade: The City’s contractor began work this week on a project to install new parking lot lighting at the Coronado Golf Course. This work will impact parking at the Golf Course. The lighting is more than 20 years old and at the end of its useful life. The project was approved in late January and includes replacing the existing lighting with unobtrusive LED lighting that will improve illumination and energy efficiency. Measures were taken to reduce light trespass on the surrounding neighborhood. Twenty-two bollards will be removed and 36 hardwired and 24 solar-powered light bollards as well as eight new wall sconces will be installed. The phases of the parking lot closures is noted in the maps below.

Phase 1 Lighting Work

Phase 2 Parking Lot

Easter Egg-Stravaganza Drive-thru: Recreation and Golf Services has announced its annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza event will be held as a drive-thru Easter activity on Saturday, April 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents may register for this event through April 2, and registration for nonresidents will run from March 22 to April 2. This event is free. A “to-go” egg-hunt kit will be provided for each car and the event will feature Easter themes including Bunny Bakery, Candyland and Bunny Boulevard. To register for this event, call (619) 522-7342.

Easter EggStravaganza Flyer

Board, Commission, Committee Vacancies
: The following positions are open on the Civil Service Commission, Mobility Commission and Design Review Commission. Responsibilities, qualifications for appointment, term of office and deadline for receipt of applications can be found at the bottom of the City’s Boards, Commissions and Committees page.

Board Vacancies


Pet of the WeekBeau, a 3-month-old domestic short hair cat, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Beau came to PAWS of Coronado in February and is looking for a family who will enjoy his kitten antics and appreciate his affectionate side. He is very friendly with people but would be better off as the only cat in his new home. Beau’s adoption fee is $50. To find out more about Beau, call PAWS, which operates the City’s Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371.

Beau, Pet of the Week

March Blood Drive: The City and American Red Cross have scheduled the third blood drive for 2021. This next drive will be held on a weekend, Sunday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the John D. Spreckels Center, 1019 Seventh St. All blood donations are now tested for COVID-19 antibodies. In 2020, the City sponsored nine blood drives, that attracted 367 participants of which 159 were first time donors. Coronado had the highest collection total for the year in the Central-South San Diego region. Click here to schedule an appointment.

Blood Drive Coronado Flyer

COVID-19 Information: The City is working diligently to provide the latest news and information on the coronavirus pandemic. The City issues a newsletter on an as-needed basis with news, resources, features and information on how Coronado is working to help stop the spread of the virus. To subscribe to the COVID-19 Update, click on this link to see a copy of the newsletter, then click "Join Our Email List" and provide your email address. News may also be found on the City’s website: www.coronado.ca.us. You can follow the City on social media (FacebookTwitter and Instagram) and check the Coronavirus Information webpage to get City updates throughout the day and weeks.

COVID-19 Page

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 COVID-19 information? The City issues a newsletter on an as-needed basis with news, resources, features and information on how Coronado is working to help stop the spread of the virus. To subscribe to the COVID-19 Update, click on this link to see a copy of the newsletter, then click "Join Our Email List" and provide your email address. 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.


The Winn - Comment Coronado
Posted on 03/05/2021
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