Weekly Update December 14, 2018

Weekly Update December 14, 2018

  
Weekly Update December 14, 2018

 

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Storm Damage: Coronado was hit unusually hard by a December 6 storm that overwhelmed the draining capacity of the City’s storm water system. It seems that Coronado may have received the brunt of the storm. As a result, Coronado experienced widespread flooding and damage. There were several periods where nearly an inch of rain fell in a 15-minute window at nearby Lindbergh Field. Rainfall ranged from 2 to possibly up to 4 inches, as reported by local stations kept by amateur weather watchers and by a rain monitoring station at the Golf Course. Although heavy rain was expected and a flash flood warning was issued for Coronado, the amount and volume of precipitation was more than the National Weather Service had projected. The high-intensity, short-duration storm combined with a high tide event lead to street flooding and water damage.

Storm Map 

 
 Some of the impacts included:

  • An SDG&E power failure that resulted in the loss of service to more than 1,000 customers, including businesses, as well as to City infrastructure that included storm water pumping stations.

         SDG&E

 

  • The City activated its Emergency Operations Center for five hours. The Coronado Fire and Police departments responded to 67 storm-related calls for flooding, closing of road intersections, motorist assistance, hazardous conditions, pump station and security alarms, and possible fires. Police received more than 20 disabled motorist calls for assistance across the city. Most roads and intersections with flooding and high-running water were either closed or marked as a flooded by the Public Services Department by 6 p.m. (See maps below of major flooding locations.)

     Street Flooding

                                            Flooded Zones

Car submerged


Clayton's Flooding

 

  • The most significant damage of City facilities was seen at the Spreckels Center and Golf Course maintenance barn. The interior of the Spreckels Center was submerged in approximately 2 inches of water which caused its closure until damage is remediated. As a result, most classes and activities are cancelled but some will be relocated until the clean-up has been completed and the damages repaired. We will continue to send out updates. Until further notice, all Senior Association activities are cancelled. The annual Board of Directors Election and Holiday Party on Friday, December 14, will be held at VFW Post 2422, 557 Orange Ave. The Golf Course maintenance barn received 2.5 feet of muddy water reaching offices, equipment and the maintenance bay. The Golf Course experienced significant pooling of water with large ponds formed on holes #7 and #14. Pumps were rented to remove water. The course was closed for two days while pumps cleared the water. It reopened Sunday, December 9.
  •  Spreckels Center damage

              Spreckels Center damage2

  • Several other City facilities received minor storm and water damage and are in the process of being evaluated for claims under the City’s insurance policy. Public Services’ Streets Division worked to clean up after the storm.  A large pothole, measuring 13-by-8 feet, opened at Second Street and A Avenue; a sinkhole appeared in front of Village Elementary; the Bayshore Bikeway at Fiddler’s Cove was undermined; and the sidewalk on Avenida del Sol was damaged. Crews repaired more than 25 potholes.

     City Damage 6 images

  • The beach and bay surrounding Coronado is still receiving trash and debris from the storms and are being cleaned as needed. 

             Beach Debris

Business Flooding both

 

Breakfast with SantaBreakfast with Santa is set for Saturday, December 15. This event sells out fast so call or stop by the Community Center to get your tickets. Breakfast with Santa includes a pancake breakfast, crafts and activities, a prize wheel and a chance to visit with Santa This is a great opportunity to get your family photos with Santa.

Breakfast with Santa

 

Ride the Lights: Ride the Lights is set for Sunday, December 16. Meet at Spreckels Park at 4:45 p.m. Enjoy cookies, cocoa and other holiday festivities after the ride. Brought to you by Coronado's Bicycle Advisory Committee. Don't forget to decorate your bike. Participants are reminded to have headlights, reflectors, and to obey all traffic laws. Helmets are required for riders under 18 but are encouraged for all riders.

Ride the Lights PD

Ride the Lights 

 

Letters to SantaLetters to Santa Claus will be accepted through today, December 14, at the Coronado Community Center North Pole Express mailbox. Get your letter with a self-addressed, stamped envelope mailed right away.

Letters to Santa 


 

2018-19 Holiday Schedule: The City will observe the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays on Tuesday, December 25, and Tuesday, January 1. All non-public-safety facilities are closed both days. Public Services crews will not sweep streets on either holiday. EDCO will not perform regular residential trash collection on Christmas Day or New Year's Day; as a result, there will be a one-day residential delay in service. The Golf Course will be open on both holidays and the Skatepark will be open from 1 p.m. to dusk on New Year’s Day. Certain City departments and services will close early on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Holiday Sked
 


Free Shop Local Shuttle:  In its first two weeks of service, the Free Shop Local Shuttle service has transported 6,855 passengers. As expected, the busiest day is Friday. On average, more than 1,700 business travelers and residents ride the Free Shop Local Shuttles each Friday. Discover Coronado is covering all costs of the shuttles and launched the program to better connect visiting conventioneers with local shops and restaurants. Ridership is expected to jump as schools close for the holidays and transplanted residents return home for the holidays. Each day, the Free Shop Local Shuttles makes 74 trips on the route that includes Orange Avenue, First and Second Streets.

Shop Local Shuttle 


 

Skatepark Grand Reopening: A ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for Wednesday, December 19, to reopen the Coronado Skatepark, which closed for upgrades to be more inclusive to scooters. The ribbon-cutting event will begin at 3:30 p.m. and include music, treats and giveaways. Everyone involved in the construction of the enhancements including the designers and the City Council will be recognized at the event. We hope to see the community out for the celebration.

Skatepark 


 

High-Risk Trees: The City will remove four high-risk trees next week at Spreckels Park. Seventh Street, the Spreckels Park playground, curbside parking, and various locations within the park will be closed for safety reasons beginning Monday, December 17.

Tree Removal Map 


 

Notice of Upcoming Construction: A contractor will soon begin making improvements to the Transbay Pump Station at the Ferry Landing Marketplace, 1275 First St. The project includes the replacement of existing pump station components, pipes within and around the station, and relining of the storage area used to hold sewage before it is pumped across San Diego Bay. This notice is intended to provide information to those in the immediate vicinity of the work area regarding the schedule, construction impacts, and contact information should you have any questions regarding the project. The project will begin January 2.

Transbay Work
Transbay Work map 


 

Special Joint-Meeting:  The City Council and the Cultural Arts Commission will hold a special joint meeting January 8, to review the “State of the Arts” in Coronado. The meeting will be held at the Coronado Nautilus Room and is open to the public. The review will include an overview of  Coronado’s thriving arts and culture and Coronado CREATES: A Strategic Plan for Arts and Culture. The plan is the product of a year’s worth of work by the Commission, with guidance from Arts Consultant Louise Stevens of ArtsMarket. Stevens, a nationally-recognized expert in the field of arts and culture planning, has worked with major clients including Liberty Station in the development of their arts district and Chicago with their public art planning. This is an informational meeting only and starts at 5 p.m. However, the Commission will sponsor a social hour from 4-5 p.m. to highlight local artists and authors. Join us in support of the arts and culture organizations and creatives that make our community so special.

Special Art/Council Meeting 


 

 

 

Cays Causeway Rehabilitation: The contractor on the Cays Causeway Rehabilitation project has finished grouting operations adjacent to Coronado Cays Boulevard and Blue Anchor Cay and at Admiralty Cross and will continue injecting the grout to fill voids behind the causeway walls along Grand Caribe Causeway next week. Once grouting operations are complete, the contractor will begin seawall crack repairs and sidewalk replacement at selected sites. Provided the contractor is not delayed by weather, this work should be completed by the second week of January.

 

Country Club Infiltration:  The contractor on the Country Club Infiltration project was on site Friday, December 14, and performed injection-grouting in two areas in a 36-inch pipe segment along Coronado Avenue. The contractor is scheduled to line this final segment next week.

 

Holiday Cup Soccer Tournament: Residents around Sunset Park, Tidelands Park, Coronado Cays Park, the Coronado Middle School and Strand Elementary will see high use of the park fields and extra traffic for an annual soccer tournament. The Coronado Youth Soccer League is hosting its annual Holiday Cup Soccer Tournament for competitive teams with players ages 6 to 13, boys and girls. The tournament is run over two weekends and ends this weekend, December 15 and 16. The hours of the tournament will be approximately 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The tournament will be held at Sunset Park (Dec 8 and 9), Tidelands Park, Coronado Cays, Coronado High School, Coronado Middle School, and the Strand Elementary on both weekends. Elite Security will manage park areas as needed as to not disturb neighbors both weekends, with the dog run sectioned off and parking patrol to ensure spaces are available for locals using the dog run area. Should any issues arise, please contact Manny Neves at (619) 985 3019 or Anthony Farace (619) 250-7962.

 

Pet of the Week:  Brady, a stray grey tabby found at a local hotel, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Brady is calm, clearly a loved family member at one point. Brady would love to find a home for the holidays. The 2-year-old male cat is a lovable and affectionate cat. His adoption fee is $50. To set up a visit with Brady, call PAWS of Coronado which runs the City’s Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371.

Brady Pet of the Week 






 

CITY CLERK

Board, Commission, Committee Vacancies: Positions are open on the following board, commission or committees: Transportation Commission (1) and Parks and Recreation Commission (1). Applications are being accepted for all open positions.  Responsibilities of each commission/committee, qualifications for appointment, term of office, and deadline for receipt of applications can be seen here.

Vacancies 







COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Historic Resource Commission:  At its meeting on Wednesday, December 5, the Historic Resource Commission recommended approval of Mills Act agreements for 1111 G Ave., 520 J Ave., and 710 Adella Ave. The Commission also determined that the properties at 941-943 F Ave. and 508 Glorietta Blvd. do not meet the criteria for designation as historic resources.  At its December 4 meeting, the City Council approved the first reading of amendments to the Coronado Municipal Code related to Historic Preservation. These amendments are the result of recommendations from the City Council Historic Preservation subcommittee members Mike Donovan and Carrie Downey after several months of examination of the ordinance and working with staff, holding two public workshops, and allowing an online public comment period. The changes include revisions to the designation criteria, streamlining of the Mills Act application process, and changes to the application process for Determinations of Historic Significance. The final reading of the ordinance amendment will be held on December 18.

 






FIRE SERVICES

New Ladder Truck: Fire Services staff members are in Wisconsin this week at the Pierce Manufacturing plant completing the final inspection before the City’s new fire truck begins the journey to Coronado. The Pierce truck has a 107-foot ladder, a 500-gallon water tank and a pump capable of pumping 1,500 gallons per minute. Due to these features, it is known as a Quint. The City expects delivery sometime in January.

New Fire Truck 






 

LIBRARY SERVICES

Library Board:  The Library Board of Trustees met Tuesday, December 11. The City Manager outlined the recruitment process and timeline for the Library director position, ant the interim director who will fill the position temporarily.

 

Youth and Teen Programs:  On Tuesday, December 11, children built houses out of graham crackers. Children practiced being engineers, using graham crackers, frosting and candy to build structures. This STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) project was a great blend of engineering and art, where children engaged their minds to determine how to make stable structures and used their creative side to add sweet embellishments. The Junior Volunteers presented the play, “Hansel & Gretel and the Creepy Woods,” at two showings on Thursday, December 13. On Saturday, December 15, the “Christmas Stories & Art Project” event will be held in the Ruby Room at 2 p.m.  The monthly “Tutoring for Teens” was offered from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Conference Room on Tuesday, December 11. The “Cookie Decorating Contest” for Teens was held on Wednesday, December 12.

Graham Cracker Craft 

Graham Cracker Pic

 




 

POLICE SERVICES

Maximum Enforcement Day:  On Tuesday, December 11, traffic and patrol officers held a maximum enforcement day that resulted in a total of 56 citations, two misdemeanor arrests, three tows, and 74 parking violations.

Cite Day 



Holiday Online Shopping Safety: As the final holiday shopping and shipping days approach, the Police Department would like to remind our residents to ship safely. Don’t give a thief the opportunity to steal a package from your front porch.

  • Only have a package delivered if you are going to be home.
  • Bring the package inside immediately.
  • Sign for packages so you know they have arrived.
  • Check to see if your shipping company has digital alerts. The alert tells you of the impending delivery.
  • If you are not going to be home or cannot schedule package delivery, have the package delivered to a trusted neighbor’s house or to your work.
  • Consider choosing the “pick-up at store” option when available.
  • Notice package delivery trucks as they drive through your neighborhood, if you see suspicious activity like someone who appears to be following them, call us immediately at (619) 522-7350.




 

RECREATION AND GOLF SERVICES

Upcoming Holiday Camps:  Holiday Camps at the Community Center are coming up. Plan ahead and get registered. Participants need to bring a lunch, beverage, extra snacks, and a jacket to each holiday camp. Holiday Camps that do not meet the minimum registration one week in advance will be canceled. Christmas and New Year Holiday Camps will take place on Thursday, December 27; Friday, December 28; Wednesday, January 2; Thursday, January 3; and Friday, January 4. Cost is $40 for residents and $50 for nonresidents.





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 12/14/2018
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