Weekly Update January 12, 2018

Weekly Update January 12, 2018


Weekly Update January 12, 2018



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Boathouse Planned Maintenance, Tenting: The City’s Boathouse, currently home to the Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill, is closed for planned maintenance as it works on improvements to the wooden structure’s venting system and termite control. The building, which was constructed in 1887, is held in trust by the City who leases it to a concessionaire. The restaurant advised wait staff last year about the closure. From Thursday, January 11, until Saturday, January 13, the structure will be tented to address termites, a common concern in coastal Southern California. Signs will be placed on the walkway near the restaurant to let the community know about the maintenance, which should be completed within a few weeks.

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Silver Strand State Beach Closure, General Advisory: The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health expanded an existing water contact closure area near the border on Tuesday, January 9, north to include Silver Strand State Beach. Sewage-contaminated runoff in the Tijuana River has been entering the Tijuana Estuary due to recent heavy rains and is moving northward with ocean currents. Signs warning of sewage contaminated water will remain in place until testing indicates the water is safe for recreational use. A general rain advisory also has been issued for the coastal waters of San Diego County due to contamination by urban runoff following rain. Bacteria levels rise significantly. Swimmers and surfers are advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following rain. Check the County’s Beach and Bay Water Quality Program page for the latest information. Following storms, the City’s beach can be littered with trash and debris. Several groups perform regular beach clean-ups in Coronado. In the past, some of these groups have included: I Love a Clean San Diego; Surfrider Foundation; Optimist Club, Rotary Club; various squadrons from Naval Air Station North Island; and church and school groups. The City provides coordination with the groups to ensure prompt removal of all refuse collected and the safety of the participants. The City appreciates the efforts made by these local and regional groups to keep the coastline clean.

Beach image

 

Lifeguards Monitor Boats, Make Rescue: The recent storm that hit San Diego brought high surf and winds to Coronado’s shoreline. Several vessels broke loose from their moorings, mostly at the unsanctioned anchorage south of Zuniga Jetty. Lifeguards reported 10 powerboats and sailboats on Naval Air Station North Island, where they remain. A small dinghy (pictured below) washed ashore on the City’s beach on Tuesday, January 9. It was stored by Public Services crews for the owner to claim. Later that morning, the U.S. Coast Guard notified Lifeguards that a sailboat was adrift, taking on water, and that the skipper was calling for help. Lifeguard Sgt. Evan Lowe launched the Rescue Water Craft and brought the skipper to the beach, where he was evaluated and released by Coronado Fire Paramedics. The skipper abandoned the vessel off the Navy beach and attempted to remain afloat in a partially inflated life raft. The vessel was driven onto the Navy beach the next day by the large surf. In late 2016, the City 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. The City spent $23,000 in unbudgeted funds in 2016 to remove, temporarily store, and dispose of derelict vessels that washed ashore due to poor seamanship, bad weather or unlawful operations, particularly among those anchored at the Zuniga Jetty.

Dinghy Ashore
 
Boats Ashore Navy


Port Installs Bonelli as Board’s Vice Chairman: Retired Rear Admiral Garry Bonelli, Coronado’s representative on the San Diego Unified Port District Board, was sworn in last week as vice chairman. The Coronado resident will serve a one-year term. It is customary that the vice chair is elected to chair the board the following year. The City Council in September reappointed Bonelli to the position of Coronado’s Port representative for a second term that will expire in January 2022. 

Rear Adm. Bonelli


Active Transportation Plan Community Workshop, Online Questionnaire:  The Active Transportation Plan is nearing completion and your input is needed on the proposed programs and projects. Active transportation refers to any human-powered transportation such as walking, bicycling or using a wheelchair. Developing active transportation helps ensure safe and convenient transportation opportunities for everyone. The City asks that you take a moment to fill out the online questionnaire here. You are also welcome to share your input at a town hall-style community meeting on Wednesday, January 17, at 6 p.m., in the Library’s Winn Room. Please review the current listing of proposed projects and programs prior to attending the meeting. For more information, visit the project website or contact Active Transportation Planner Allie Scrivener at (619) 522-2423 or ascrivener@coronado.ca.us.

Active Transportation Flier 

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday: The City of Coronado will observe the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday, January 15, and reminds residents and businesses that some municipal facilities will remain open. Public Services crews will not sweep streets on the holiday. EDCO will perform regular residential trash collection. Certain City of Coronado departments and services will be open with varying hours of operation. Here is the holiday schedule:

MLK Jr. Holiday 

 

New Banners Installed: The City of Coronado has installed new Orange Avenue median banners on the light poles from First Street to Avenida de las Arenas. This history banner series celebrates one of Coronado’s most significant citizens, John D. Spreckels. The banners highlight an upcoming exhibition at the Coronado Museum of History and Art. The exhibition, “John D. Spreckels: The Man/The Legacy,” will explore this complicated man and his significant contributions to our community. The banners are a program of the Cultural Arts Commission and are accomplished with a grant from Discover Coronado. Historic images of the Hotel del Coronado, the Coronado Library and the San Diego railway system, all connected to Spreckels, are featured on the banners. Two portraits of Spreckels also are featured on the banners. The color portrait of Spreckels was painted by local artist Phil Martin for the exhibition, which opens March 1 and is free. For more information, contact the Contract Arts Administrator Kelly Purvis at (619) 522-2633 or kpurvis@coronado.ca.us.  

New Banners


Sunset Park Construction: Sunset Park will be closed to the public from February 1 through about the end of April while the City completes an important capital improvement project. The City Council awarded a $538,766 contract in December for the project, which was initiated in the 2016-17 Capital Improvement Plan to ensure that the park remains a safe, attractive and functional asset in the City’s parks system. As part of the project, irrigation boxes will be relocated to the perimeter of the park to improve safety and the irrigation system. The park now has significantly high and lows spots and many blends of grasses. It will be regraded and re-sodded to improve the aesthetics and safety of the park. Finally, a sidewalk will be added along Ocean Drive so people can walk safely in the park instead of in the street. For more information, please call the City’s Engineering Department at (619) 522-7383.

Sunset Park
 
Sunset Sign

Pet of the Week: Sammy, a 4-year-old Dachshund mix, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Sammy, a sweet and affectionate dog, was found wandering at the bridge toll plaza. He enjoys spending time with people and walks well on a leash. He is house-trained and is small at 12 pounds. His adoption fee $125. To set up a visit with Sammy, call PAWS of Coronado, which operates the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371.

Sammy Pet 


Christmas Tree Recycling:  It’s not too late to recycle your Christmas trees. Use either the green-waste curbside program or the drop-off program. Drop-off locations include the Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp parking lot and the Cays Sports Park parking lot. Look for the large green Dumpsters. Trees may be placed whole into these containers. No trash please. Residents can drop off their trees beginning Tuesday, December 26, through about mid-January. 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 and place on the curb.

Recycling Map 

 

Navy Training Alert:  The Navy will conduct dive operations training near Glorietta Bay from January 30 to February 21.

 




RECREATION & GOLF SERVICES

Recreation Brochure: The Winter Spring 2018 Recreation and Golf Services brochure is now available online. The printed version has been mailed. Registration began earlier this month for programs and classes that begin soon. Find the brochures online on the City’s website under Recreation Services or pick up a brochure at the Community Center.

Rec 

 

(UPDATED to Include Price Reduction, New Flier) Spreckels CenterSpreckels Center day trips are a great way to see San Diego. The featured day trip for the winter season is to Orfila Winery in the San Pasqual Valley on Wednesday, January 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. It includes a private tasting, a behind the scenes tour and gourmet lunch. Cost has been reduced to $65 for resident and $75 for nonresidents but there are only three spots left. The Trails and Ales group will be venturing to Mission Trails and exploring on January 22, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information or to reserve a space, call (619) 522-7343. On January 31, learn about Alzheimer’s Disease. Memory Loss 101 is a comprehensive overview for anyone who would like to learn about memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementias. Information about risk factors, signs and symptoms, and how to get a diagnosis will be presented at 10 a.m.

Orfila Daytrip New Flier
 






CITY CLERK

Commission Vacancies:  The City has one vacancy on the Transportation Commission, and another vacancy on the Transportation Commission effective March 1. See flier below for the details.

Vacancies 







LIBRARY SERVICES

Library Board:  The Library Board of Trustees had its monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 9.  The meeting was chaired by Executive Secretary Douglas Siegfried. The Board reviewed the Library’s mid-year budget request and made changes. The Library also reviewed its regulations, including fines and fees. The Inter-Library Loan request fee was raised from $2 to $5.

 

Friends of the Library:  The Friends of the Library Board met Monday, January 8, chaired by President Marsi Steirer. The board had a full agenda, including planning for the upcoming “Night at the Library: Book Alive” set for Friday, February 2, at 6:30 p.m.

 

Youth Programs:  Winnie the Pooh’s Birthday Party, the annual celebration at the Library, was held on Wednesday, February 12, at 3 p.m. Songs, birthday cake, and a visit from Pooh were the highlights. Children made Penguin Poppers at the Kids Craft on Tuesday, January 9.

Pooh 1-3 Pooh 4

Kids Craft

 

Library Programs: “Touring the Louvre and the Prado Museums,” a presentation by artist and lecturer Amanda Schaffer, is set for Friday, January 12, at 1 p.m. in the Winn Room. Schaffer discussed the history, architecture and highlights of these two iconic museums.

 





PUBLIC SERVICES

Portable Restroom Trailer Malfunction: The portable restroom trailer at the end of Avenida de la Sol malfunctioned on Thursday, January 11, and Public Services staff worked quickly on the repair. All stalls will be closed until the issue is resolved, possibly through the weekend. Portable restrooms have been stationed in the area in the meantime.

Portable Restroom Trailer

 





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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted on 01/12/2018
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