Weekly Update April 19, 2019

Weekly Update April 19, 2019

 

   

Weekly Update April 19, 2019



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Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: The Recreation Department’s annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg-stravaganza are set for Saturday, April 20. The 10 a.m. seating has sold out. Register soon for the 8 a.m. seating. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausages, fruit, juice and coffee. The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance providing the quintessential Easter photo. The breakfast event includes holiday crafts, a prize wheel to spin and a special Easter egg hunt just for breakfast attendees. The Easter Egg-stravaganza will be held on Saturday, April 20, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The egg hunts are free but you can purchase tickets for various carnival booths. Advanced tickets are required for the breakfast event. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for each child. Call (619) 522-7342 to purchase your tickets.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny 




Undergrounding Open House No. 2: The City will host a second open-house forum on Tuesday, April 23, to present information and seek community input on the City’s Utility Undergrounding program. City staff and the City’s consultant, Harris & Associates, will make a presentation and be available to answer questions. The City is looking for input from residents about options that could maximize or stretch the General Fund resources set aside for placing utilities underground. The meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Coronado Public Library’s Winn Room, 640 Orange Ave. Light refreshments will be provided.


 

Sailboat Aground: Lifeguards worked Wednesday, April 17, to help a couple and their dog when their sailboat came aground at Central Beach. At 1:15 p.m., the wind kicked up from 5 to 15 mph to 30 to 40 mph. About 45 minutes later, Coronado Lifeguards noticed a sailing vessel having difficulty offshore. They attempted to contact the skipper by radio but were unsuccessful. As Lifeguards were launching a rescue water craft to intercept the vessel, it came into the surf line and ran aground on the beach just south of the main tower. Lifeguards helped the couple and dog safely to the beach and notified the U.S. Coast Guard and Coronado Police. The Coast Guard sent a helicopter to investigate but they were not needed and left. The owners called a vessel towing service, who took over salvage operations. Soon, the vessel was towed off the beach. There were no injuries, pollution or debris left on the beach. Lifeguards and Coronado Police helped to manage the incident.

Vessel Aground 

 

Coronado Community Read 2020: Nominations for the 2020 Coronado Community Read are now being accepted. Nominate a book at the Coronado Public Library or online. The Coronado Community Read is a program of the Coronado Public Library made possible through funding from the Friends of the Coronado Public Library and the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission. For more information contact Franklin Escobedo at fescobedo@coronado.ca.us or (619) 522-2470.

2020 Community Read

 

Florals by Locals: For the fifth year, the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission sponsored “Florals by Locals,” an exhibition and sale of floral-themed art by 25 local artists. The two-day exhibition was held during the annual Coronado Flower Show in Spreckels Park last weekend. Watercolors, oils, mosaic, and photography were included in this year’s show. Several local artists demonstrated painting. The Commission held a painting instruction opportunity to create painted tile coasters.

Florals by Locals two images
Florals by Locals young artist 

 

Workers’ Compensation Downward Trend: Whenever an employee is injured on the job, the City is responsible for paying medical expenses and wages while the employee is not able to work. With the escalating costs of medical care, workers’ compensation claims can be expensive. Making every effort to mitigate the severity and frequency of work-related injuries is an important element of controlling costs. The City's contracted third-party administrator has notified the City that there has been a decline in the frequency and severity of such claims for the first half of this fiscal year. The average yearly total claims over the last five years has been $648,000. For the first six months of this year, claims have totaled $27,000. Although we are on course to have about the same number of claims this year, with an annual average of 40, it looks like the total amount and the severity of individual claims will be markedly down in the current year. This means our employees are staying safer while they diligently go about their work for the citizens of Coronado.

 

Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan Update: The San Diego Regional Airport Authority will begin work to prepare an Environmental Impact Report to examine the potential environmental effects associated with its upcoming Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan. The plan is required by state law and is a policy document that is intended to prevent land use conflicts around airports. The first step is a public meeting set for May 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Ave. The compatibility plan is expected to be considered for adoption by the Airport Land Use Commission in late 2019 or early 2020.


Employee of the Quarter: Eileen Hauser, a Librarian II at the Coronado Public Library, has been selected as the recipient of the City Manager’s Employee of the Quarter award for January to March 2019. Eileen previously worked for the Library as a Librarian I from 2010 to 2013 and has been a permanent employee since 2015. She was nominated by her co-workers for her excellent customer service skills, successful planning abilities and for having an all-around positive attitude. In one month alone, Eileen planned multiple, very well-attended Library events on topics including food, poetry, arts, crafting, gardening and parenting. She is constantly thinking about ways to reach out to the community through programming and consistently demonstrates through her work what a librarian should be.

Eileen Hauser




Community Center Roof Replacement: Beginning Monday, April 29, construction will begin to replace the roof on the Community Center. The general scope of construction will not greatly impact the daily functions of the Community Center. However, there may be slight impacts including limited parking spots, sections of sidewalk being temporarily blocked off and additional noise between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Five parking spots will be fenced off during work on the project on the west side of the building outside of the gymnasium. The public will be notified, and signs have been posted throughout the Community Center.

 

Walk of the Cross Event: The Coronado Council of Churches will sponsor its annual Walk of the Cross on Friday, April 19, beginning at 5 p.m. at Coronado Baptist Church, 111 Orange Ave., and will stop at seven churches and finishing up at Living Waters Christian Fellowship, 1224 Tenth St. The event will gather more people to follow the walk as it progresses. Drivers in the area are asked to be aware of the group as it crosses streets. Residents regardless of denomination are invited to join.



May is Bike Month: Every May, Coronado and the community celebrate National Bike Month by bicycling to work or school, and logging miles with the San Diego Association of Government’s iCommute program. Participants also can attend one of the many bicycling events planned for Bike Month in Coronado. Join the City in any and all the planned events or just ride your bike. Coronado is proud to have been designated as both a Bicycle Friendly Community and a Bicycle Friendly Business (City Hall) at the silver level by the League of American Bicyclists. Bike month activities in May include:

  • Bike to School Day: Thursday, May 9
  • Mayor’s Ride: Saturday, May 11, at 12:30 p.m.
  • Bike to Work Day: Thursday, May 16
  • Coronado Bikes to the Movies: Friday, May 17; prescreen activities 6:30 to 8 p.m.; movie starts at 8 p.m.

 

 

Cays Causeway Bulkhead Maintenance:  The contractor on the Cays Causeway Bulkhead Maintenance project continues to make made good progress with seawall crack and spall repairs and, if work continues at the current rate, these repairs should be completed by April 26.

Cays Causeway 


 

Transbay Pump Station Rehabilitation: Crews on the Transbay Pump Station Rehabilitation project began the wet well wall repairs this week and will start lining the structure next week.  Work continued with installing the new lights and excavating for the new vault structures.

Transbay

 


Subsurface Void Repairs: The contractor working to make emergency repairs to the subsurface void at Coronado Avenue and Eighth Street completed installing the storm drain pipe, replaced two water service laterals, and began backfilling the area. Final paving is anticipated to take place next week, which will complete the project.

Subsurface Void 


 

Second and Orange Parklet Project: The contractor on the Second and Orange Parklet project has removed the existing sidewalk, compacted the subgrade, and is setting rebar before the concrete pour for the new sidewalk, curb, and gutters on the northwest corner of the intersection. The project includes new bus stop seating, raised planters to give the space a more three-dimensional feel, tables and chairs to expand the dining experience, and decorative medallions of stamped and colored concrete. The project is designed to provide pedestrians a park-like experience in the business district and beautify the plain concrete bulb-outs. Traffic will be open in both directions during construction with some lane closures as needed. All lanes will be open before 7 a.m. and after 2:30 p.m. Pedestrian traffic flow will be rerouted on sidewalks, and all sections will be accessible.

Second and Orange 


Bridge Lanes Reconfigured: The lane configuration on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge will now remain in its normal late-Friday position -- three outbound lanes from Coronado to San Diego -- until Monday mornings. The California Department of Transportation began the new configuration late last week. The lanes will be changed back to three inbound lanes from San Diego into Coronado by 5:30 a.m. on Mondays. Caltrans will resume its weekly lane configuration of three lanes to Coronado during the morning commute and three lanes to San Diego during the afternoon commute during the week. The new weekend configuration should help ease traffic congestion in town. Caltrans conducted a test last year to observe traffic that demonstrated the need for the new configuration.

 

Beach Security: As in years past, a private security service has been hired to provide security in the North Beach and fire ring areas from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Patrols will be conducted from 5 to 11 p.m. throughout the summer from May 27 to September 2. One of the goals is to intercept people bringing illegal wood, such as pallets, to the fire rings. The City seeks voluntary compliance with its rules regarding fires on the beach, including that fires should not exceed a height of 12 inches above the upper edge of the fire pit.

 

Celebrating Coronado Artists Series: New light pole banners are flying on Orange Avenue celebrating Coronado artists. This is the third year the Cultural Arts Commission has juried artists to have a banner on the light poles from First Street to Avenida de las Arenas on Orange Avenue. Thirty artists are represented in this year’s program funded by a grant from Discover Coronado. The banners will remain up through the end of June when the City will install new patriotic designs for the summer. For more information on these programs and Arts and Culture in Coronado, visit coronadoarts.com.

Celebrating Coronado Artists 


 

Sit a Spell and Play a Tune: The City’s Cultural Arts Commission announces the return of its “Sit a Spell and Play a Tune,” public art pianos at Rotary Plaza, Adella Plaza, and the Coronado Ferry Landing. The Commission is recruiting musicians of all ages and skill levels to participate in the opening concerts in May. “Sit a Spell and Play a Tune” is an interactive, artistic and musical public art program that places three brightly wrapped pianos at outdoor locations around Coronado. The pianos are open to be played by anyone. The program is in its third year. The pianos were donated by residents and wrapped in artwork by local artists Jody Esquer, Tina Christiansen and Karrie Jackson. The first opening concert is planned for Saturday, May 4, and will be a Star Wars-themed event at the Coronado Ferry Landing Piano from 2 to 4 p.m. Come in your Star Wars gear. The other concerts are planned on Saturday, May 11, at Rotary Plaza at 2 p.m. and on Saturday, May 18, at Adella Plaza, at 2 p.m.  If you’re interested in performing, please contact Arts Education and Musical Arts Commissioner Mariah Gillespie at mariah@msmariahsmusic.com.

Sit a Spell  

 

Pet of the Week:  Kandi, a beautiful 1-year-old Tabby, is this week’s Pet of the Week. She came to PAWS of Coronado as a stray and is looking for a home. She is sweet, social and spunky. She has a dark coat of fur and green eyes. She loves other cats but is not fond of dogs. Her adoption fee is $50. Kandi seems to seek out companionship with other felines, and would be happy in a home with other kitties. To set up a visit with Kandi, call PAWS, which runs the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371.

Pet of the Week 










CITY CLERK

Board, Commission, Committee Vacancies: The following positions are open on the Bicycle Advisory Committee (one vacancy) and Discover Coronado (one vacancy). Applications are being accepted for this open position. 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.

Vacancies 







LIBRARY SERVICES

Adult Programs: Distinguished concert pianist Gerald Robbins will be playing at the Coronado Library on Saturday, April 20. Robbins has appeared with many notable orchestras including the London Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The free concert begins at 3 p.m. The Mystery Book Club met on Monday, April 15 to discuss Margaret Truman’s “Murder in the White House.” Truman was the daughter of former president Harry Truman. On Wednesday, April 17, the documentary “The Political Dr. Seuss” was screened in conjunction with the All Things Seuss! exhibits currently on display at the library and the C3 Gallery. On Thursday, April 18, the Digital Media Lab Workshop attendees learned how to make fliers using the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. 

Gerald Robbins

 


Youth Programs: Families are invited to attend the Eggs & Bunnies Saturday Storytime program on Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m. Children and their caregivers can listen to stories together and make Easter crafts. The Teen Tech Team met on Monday, April 15, to provide technology assistance to adults. This volunteer opportunity empowers teens to be the teacher and explain how to use various mobile devices to eager learners. On Wednesday, April 17, teens participated in an Egg Hunt in the park next to the Library. Each egg was filled with a prize or candy, giving the teens a good incentive to participate. Registration is now open for the Library’s popular annual tea party. The Candyland Tea Party takes place on Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m. in the Winn Room. Children and adults are invited to share tea and treats at this sweet tea party. Participants must sign up at the Children’s Reference Desk to reserve a spot.

 









POLICE SERVICES

Proclamation:  On Tuesday, April 16, Coronado Police dispatchers received a proclamation in honor of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, which runs from April 14-20. City dispatchers play a huge role in keeping officers and the community safe.    

Dsipatchers 








 

PUBLIC SERVICES

Public Services Work Updates:  City crews worked on a number of projects around the City. These are the most recent:

  • Streets Division replaced the sidewalk at 647 C Ave. and 846 E Ave. this week because they were lifting from tree roots.

 Sidewalk Work

 

  • Streets implemented the first phase of sign replacement this week to remove and replace fading signage around town.

New signs
 







 

RECREATION AND GOLF SERVICES

Recreation Registration: Summer program registration opens at midnight on Tuesday, May 7. To register for programs and classes, please click here or visit the Recreation page on the City’s website and click on online registration. You will need a login ID and a PIN number. The crossover to the Recreation Department’s registration software upgrade has been postponed. If you have questions about registration please contact us: email recdept@coronado.ca.us; online www.Coronado.ca.us/Register; call (619) 522-7342.

 

Earth Day Trails and Ales: Join the Spreckels Center’s “Trails and Ales” for a challenging Earth Day hike on Monday, April 22, at the Elfin Forest followed by a meal at the Bier Garden in Encinitas. The event is open to adults, catering to the 50 and better crowd. Our staff are first aid and CPR certified. Transportation, guided hike and parking/admission are included in the fee while lunch and beverages are on your own. The day begins at 8 a.m. and ends about 2:30 p.m. Cost is $50 for residents and $60 for nonresidents. To register or receive additional information, visit the John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green at 1019 Seventh Street, call 619-522-7343 or visit us on the web at www.coronado.ca.us/spreckels. Check out photos from our last Trails and Ales event last month.

Ales and Trails
  


Cooking Class at Spreckels Center: Get “Cooking with Cyndi” on Wednesday, April 24, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in this hands-on cooking class featuring a healthy Asian menu. In this month’s workshop held at the John D. Spreckels Center, Chef Cyndi Burgunder will teach participants how to prepare a complete Asian dinner including shrimp spring rolls, Asian slaw with cashews, Thai beef stir-fry and almond cookies. The cost is $59 for Coronado residents, and $70 for nonresidents. The next class is May 29. To register, call (619) 522-7343.



Health Fair at Spreckels Center: A free springtime health screening fair will be held on Thursday, April 25, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Spreckels Center. Staff from Sharp Coronado will offer free blood pressure and body composition screenings, acupressure, and balance and fall prevention tips. To register or to receive additional information, call (619) 522-7343.

Health Fair





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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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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Undergrounding Open House No. 2: The City will host a second open-house forum on Tuesday, April 23, to present information and seek community input on the City’s Utility Undergrounding program. City staff and the City’s consultant, Harris & Associates, will make a presentation and be available to answer questions. The City is looking for input from residents about options that could maximize or stretch the General Fund resources set aside for placing utilities underground. The meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Coronado Public Library’s Winn Room, 640 Orange Ave. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Undergrounding Open House No. 2: The City will host a second open-house forum on Tuesday, April 23, to present information and seek community input on the City’s Utility Undergrounding program. City staff and the City’s consultant, Harris & Associates, will make a presentation and be available to answer questions. The City is looking for input from residents about options that could maximize or stretch the General Fund resources set aside for placing utilities underground. The meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Coronado Public Library’s Winn Room, 640 Orange Ave. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Undergrounding meeting image
Posted on 04/19/2019
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