Weekly Update Jan. 10, 2020

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Weekly Update Jan. 10, 2020


Weekly Update Jan. 10, 2020


Weekly UpdateCheck out the City Manager's Weekly Update video for a quick look at what's going on in town. 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.


Road Maintenance: Coronado’s annual road maintenance has been for the most part completed with the final slurry operations and restoration of most pavement markings. Coronado applies a mixture of sand and oil, referred to as slurry seal, to extend the life of asphalt, on all the City-maintained roadways on a seven-year cycle. The pavement markings included the addition of sharrows on C Avenue and portions of Tenth Street. A sharrow is a shared lane marking, which indicates that vehicles and bicyclists will share the lane. Large arrows and a bike symbol are painted on the roadway. The City wants to let the community know that if you have concerns about the slurry adhering to your vehicles, you should first report it to City Hall. Those affected will be directed to the contractor who will inspect the vehicle, confirm any damage, and address the issues accordingly. The City thanks you for your cooperation.

Roadwork and Sharrows




Lawn Bowling Green Growth Update: The City received the results of a sample taken from a growth under the lawn bowling greens at the John D. Spreckels Center. It turns out, according to Rutgers University, that it is a fungus whose common names include Dyeball and Dead Man’s Foot, among others. The fungus may live on dead decaying material or in conjunction with living roots in the ground. It can produce enough pressure to lift asphalt. The City will begin working on a treatment plan, which may involve digging up the area to see the extent of growth. City staff noticed the growth near the D Avenue side of the greens, which grew as high as six inches in some areas and stretched the fabric. This forced the closure of about one-quarter of the greens. The Lawn Bowling Green remains open for play.

Lawn Bowling Green Growth 


Golf Course Modernization Project: More than 60 people attended a public workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 8, on the Golf Course Modernization project to learn about plans to construct a new satellite wastewater recycling facility. The facility is expected to generate recycled water for the purpose of irrigating the Golf Course greens. In addition, the project would construct a new turf maintenance facility for Golf Services maintenance staff. Attendees were able to learn about the project, its current status, and ask questions.

Golf Course Modernization Project
Golf Course Modernization meeting


Housing Numbers Appeal: The City has appealed its share of regional housing proposed to be allocated under the Regional Housing Needs Assessment adopted by the San Diego Association of Governments. SANDAG developed the methodology to create the assessment, which assigns housing units based on the amount of jobs in each jurisdiction. SANDAG included active duty military jobs that have government-provided housing. This was not previously the case. SANDAG also failed to account for Coronado’s unique constraints to development, specifically 71% of the City’s total land area falls under the jurisdiction of agencies who have exclusive land use authority. Only about 1 square mile is available in Coronado to accommodate the new housing units and it is all 100% within the coastal zone. The appeal letter has been posted to the City’s website.  It is a public document.


Hotel del Coronado Improvements:  The Hotel del Coronado has tentatively scheduled asphalt repairs along R. H. Dana Place, adjacent to the hotel, to occur sometime next week. Although traffic will be accommodated throughout the construction operation, some delays are expected. Please be aware of the upcoming operations and use caution when driving through the area.


Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan Update: The San Diego County Airport Authority has notified the City that the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan has been prepared and is available for public review. The Airport Land Use Commission directed Airport Authority staff in 2017 to finalize the draft plan for Naval Air Station North Island. The steps involved finalizing the draft policies of the plan and conducting environmental analysis in preparation for public review. The draft EIR concludes that the Compatibility Plan will result in significant unavoidable land-use impacts if adopted. Both the draft environmental report and the Compatibility Plan are available for public review through Feb. 7. There are review copies at City Hall and the Library. Here are the links to the documents:

ALUCP Exhibit 


State Route 75 Medians:  The State route 75 Medians project will enhance the existing medians along SR 75 between R. H. Dana Place and Pomona Avenue with landscaping. Construction continued this week from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m., Sunday through Thursday in accordance with the permit issued by the California Department of Transportation. The contractor has begun to plant the agave and aloe species, which will be surrounded by emerald carpet manzanita plants and decomposed gravel for drought-tolerant landscaping. The irrigation system is mostly completed, and the project is expected to be finished before the end of this month.

SR75 Plantings 



Coastal Campus Sewer Main:  The contractor on the Coastal Campus Sewer Main project began excavation of the boring pit to house the jack and bore equipment to install the eight-inch diameter sewer main across state route 75 within a 20-inch diameter steel casing. Actual jack and bore operations will begin next week and it is expected to take five days to complete the crossing.

Coastal Campus Sewer Main work 



Lifeguard Tower Information Sign:  The City developed a new sign that is outside the main Lifeguard Tower to help provide the public with general information about the beach. The sign includes a map of Central Beach, hours of operation, emergency contact numbers, and the meaning of lifeguard warning flags. 

Lifeguard Tower Sign 


Kiosk Ribbon Cutting Event: The City and the nonprofit group Emerald Keepers held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Jan. 3, to celebrate new signage for an existing kiosk located at the Glorietta Bay Boat Ramp. The project was a collaborative effort which engaged local volunteers in the rehabilitation of the kiosk. Two signs highlight Glorietta Bay and include a map highlighting various landmarks around the bay, local fish and fauna, emergency phone numbers for wildlife or boating assistance, along with information on the importance of being a good steward of this important resource. The graphic design was done by a recent graduate of Coronado High School and the project was reviewed by the Coronado Park and Recreation Commission.

Kiosk Ribbon Cutting 


New Banners Installed: New banners have been installed on Orange Avenue. The new series commemorates the establishment of the Friends of the Coronado Public Library. 2020 marks 50 years since the organization was founded. This year, Friends of the Library will be hosting a series of events celebrating giving back to the community through the library. The banners on Orange Avenue are part of a City program administered by the Cultural Arts Commission. All costs are funded through a grant from Discover Coronado. The year-round program features two series featuring local nonprofits (January through March and September through November) and celebrates major milestones, events or services provided to the community. The next series will highlight local artists. To learn more about the program or to apply for an artist banner or non-profit banner series visit CoronadoARTS.com or contact Kelly Purvis at kpurvis@coronado.ca.us or (619) 522-2633. Deadline for artist series application submission is February 1.

Banners two images


Mathewson Park Public Meetings: The City has planned two public workshops to get community input on the design for the Mathewson Park Universal Playground project. The first was held Thursday, Jan. 9. The renovation will increase the park's accessibility for children and families with varying abilities. The preliminary design of the playground was informed by stakeholder input. The City seeks to provide additional opportunities for residents and stakeholders to review and offer feedback on the design prior to Parks and Recreation Committee review. The second meeting is set for Monday, Jan. 13, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Community Center Nautilus Room, 1845 Strand Way.

Mathewson Park Public Workshop flier

Tree Removal: A tree in a public parkway in the 1000 block of F Avenue is set to be removed on Wednesday, Jan. 15. The Italian Stone pine sits in front of a home, whose owner requested its removal. That request was approved by the Street Tree Committee. The tree was found to have a slight lean and a dense and erratic canopy with several bark inclusions. It is being removed at the homeowner’s expense and at least two trees will be replanted by the homeowner at the property.

1025 F. Avenue 



Christmas Tree Recycling: Christmas trees, including flocked trees, may be recycled by using the City’s drop-off program. View flier. The drop-off program is available through Wednesday, Jan. 15. Drop off your Christmas tree at Glorietta Bay boat launch parking lot or the Cays Park parking lot. View Map. Look for the large roll-off dumpsters. Please do not include any trash.

Christmas Tree Recycling 


Navy Gate Security, Closure: The main gate at North Island Naval Air Station was closed on Tuesday, Jan. 7, due to a Navy-described security situation. Motorists were asked to use an alternate gate. After an inspection, no security threat was found, and the gate was reopened. Coronado Police assisted with traffic control. On Monday, Jan. 6, all Naval Base Coronado personnel were subject to increased security measures in response to current world and domestic events. The 100% ID checks resulted in increased traffic in and around Coronado during the morning commute. The Navy is responsible for the security control of its gates.


Pet of the Week: Tigger is this week’s Pets of the Week. Tigger is a 10-year-old tabby who was relinquished to PAWS of Coronado when its owner died. He is looking for a home with family who will help him lose some weight and keep him safe. His front paws are declawed. Tigger’s adoption fee is $35. To set up a visit with Tigger, call PAWS, which runs the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371.

Pet of the Week 

Board, Commission, Committee Vacancies: One position is currently open on the Civil Service Commission available immediately. It will remain open until filled. Applications are being accepted for these positions. Responsibilities of each commission/committee, qualifications for appointment, term of office, and deadline for receipt of applications can be found on the bottom of the City’s Boards, Commissions and Committees page.


Events Held at the Library:

  • Brad Taylor, a New York Times bestselling author, spoke about his latest book, “Hunter Killer, at the Winn Room on Wednesday, Jan. 8.

    Brad Taylor two images

  • At Tinker Tuesday on Tuesday, Jan. 7, kids made teleidoscopes, which makes kaleidoscope patterns of what is being viewed through the teleidoscope.

     Tinker Tuesday two images


  • The San Diego Shakespeare Society held its monthly reading at the Library on January 7.  Audience members were invited to participate or follow along for “Hamlet, Part 1.”  The next reading will be Tuesday, February 4 in the Winn Room.

SD Shakespeare event

Events Coming up at the Library:

  • Color Theory Lecture: Based on the book “The Brilliant History of Color in Art” by Victoria Finlay, this lecture explores the unusual, funny and strange stories of colors. Speaker Julia Fister will look at the science behind the creation of colors and how they forever changed the course of art and history at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11.
  • Let’s Taco ‘Bout Mindfulness: UCSD's Center for Mindfulness will present a program on staying centered and mindful. Teens are invited to the Library at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13, to destress and enjoy tacos.
  • Ice Painting: Tinker Tuesday at the Library is offering a fun and hands-on, sensory art project where children get to touch melting ice. As the ice melts, children can also explore and observe how paints transform from bolder thicker colors to lighter more watery colors at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14.
  • Poetry for the People: The Coronado Public Library is once again offering a seven-week poetry discussion class beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. in the Winn Room. This year, Poetry for the People will feature the poetry of African Americans. One-hour sessions are scheduled for Wednesdays: Jan. 15, 22, 29; Feb. 12, 19, 26; and March 11.
  • Dig This: So You Want to be an Expert on Dinosaurs? As part of the Human Library series, paleontologist Christopher Plouffe of the San Diego Natural History Museum will be reading a story, discussing his path to paleontology, talking about the work he does and answering questions Kids ages 4-8 are invited to attend the talk at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15.
  • Author Luncheon: Crissy Van Meter will be the featured guest of a Friends of the Coronado Library fundraising luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16. For $40, attendees will enjoy lunch, have a chance to meet the author and receive a personally signed copy of her new book, "Creatures." Van Meter’s first novel, “Creatures,” received excellent reviews. Visit CoronadoFOL.org to purchase tickets.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury 101: Military service members, veterans, and their families are encouraged to attend a workshop on Traumatic Brain Injury at the Library at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16. Learn the signs and symptoms, and where to find treatment and services.

Library Event fliers


Recreation Winter/Spring Registration: Recreation Services has had intermittent technical difficulties with its new registration software. The problems may have been solved but if you have any issues, you may call (619) 522-7342 for help registering. Online registration opened Monday, Jan. 6, for residents only. Online, mail-in, phone and in-person registration opens Tuesday, Jan. 14, for everyone. You may register online at www.coronado.ca.us/Recreation or in person at the Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way.

Registration Notice


Armchair Travel Returns: On Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 5:30 p.m., the Armchair Travel program will take the audience 6,300 miles away to Mongolia. The country is bordered by China and Russia, and is known for vast, rugged expanses and its nomadic culture. Speaker Gloria McCoy visited Mongolia starting in Ulaanbaatar for the annual Naadam festival. McCoy is past president of the Travelers' Century Club for travelers who have been to 100 countries. Currently, she has visited 200 countries of the club's 327 documented countries and territories. January’s Armchair Travel event will be held at the John D. Spreckels Center, 1019 Seventh St. Light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the speaker’s presentation at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $6 for residents and $7 for nonresidents. To register call us at (619) 522-7343, visit www.coronado.ca.us/spreckels, or come by the Spreckels Center.

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Pavement Markings
Posted on 01/10/2020
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