Weekly Update Dec. 20, 2019

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Weekly Update Dec. 20, 2019


Weekly Update Dec. 20, 2019

Weekly UpdateCheck out the City Manager’s video update 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 continues with slurry operations and the restoration of 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 slurry sealing should be completed Saturday, Dec. 21, with the restoration of striping shortly after. The schedule is subject to change due to weather. Applying slurry seal is an inconvenience. There is never a good time. The City thanks Coronado for its patience and understanding. In the end, we maintain our smooth roads.

Slurry Schedule  


Annual Financial Report: On Dec. 3, the Finance Division of the Administrative Services Department presented the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for year ending June 30, 2019, to the City Council. The report includes the audit from the City’s independent auditor. In the auditor’s opinion, the financial statements are fairly stated. This is referred to as a clean audit.  Highlights of the past fiscal year include another year-over-year growth in Coronado’s net financial position. The City ends the year with $2 million in excess General Fund revenues over expenditures, and by making a “turbo” payment to accelerate the retirement of the former Redevelopment Agency loans to help the School District reach full funding status. The report has been nominated to receive a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting.  


Border Pollution Funding: Title IX of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Supplemental Appropriations Act provides $300 million for high priority wastewater facilities along the U.S.-Mexico Border. There is a good chance that these funds will be split between California and Arizona and split again between the New River and Tijuana River. Coronado’s lobbying efforts will be more important than ever to make sure as much of these funds make it to the border with Tijuana. In addition to the $300 million, an additional $25 million in federal funding was part of a federal funding package approved this week for the Border Water Infrastructure Program.


Holiday Schedule: The City of Coronado will observe the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays on Wednesday, Dec. 25, and Wednesday, Jan. 1, and reminds residents and businesses that, except for the Golf Course, all municipal facilities will be closed. There will be some adjusted hours for Christmas and New Year’s Eve as noted in the schedule below. The Skatepark will be open from 1 p.m. to dusk only on New Year’s Day. Here is that schedule:

Holiday Sked 2019-20 Revised 


Ride the Lights: Ride the Lights was held this past Sunday, Dec. 15, and appeared to be the largest crowd ever for this annual festive family event. Decorated bikes and riders met at Spreckels Park for the 2.9-mile ride around Coronado to gather with neighbors and enjoy the holiday lights. Participants enjoyed cookies, cocoa and caroling following the ride. Public Services and the Police Department provided logistical help with signage and street closures along the route and at Spreckels Park. The event was brought to you by Coronado's Mobility Commission.

Ride the Lights event


Breakfast with Santa: Santa and Mrs. Claus joined 175 children and families for a pancake breakfast. There was a prize wheel, made Christmas crafts and photos with Santa. Check the Recreation Facebook page for photos, www.facebook.com/putsomeplayinyourday.

Breakfast with Santa five images

Breakfast with Santa image


Holiday Camps: Coronado students on winter break can sign up for holiday camps at the Community Center. Campers in kindergarten through seventh grade can participate in sports, crafts, games, cooking events at holiday camp. Dates are Dec. 23, 26, 27, 30 and Jan. 2 and 3. For more information check the flier below, visit www.coronado.ca.us/Recreation or call (619) 522-7342.

Holiday Camp Community Center


State Route 75 Medians Project: The State Route 75 Medians Project will enhance the existing medians along S-R 75 between Pomona Avenue and R. H. Dana place with landscaping. Construction continued this week from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday through Thursday per the project’s permit issued by the California Department of Transportation. Demolition operations are complete, and installation of irrigation systems has begun. Caltrans authorized the contractor to pour concrete in the afternoon earlier this week. The pedestrian refuge island on Orange Avenue at Pomona Avenue remains closed while it is reconstructed. It is recommended that pedestrians wishing to cross Orange Avenue do so at either R.H. Dana or Avenida de las Arenas. The City is working with the contractor to ensure the project is completed as quickly as possible. Construction is estimated to be completed in early January.

Medians Work 


Coastal Campus Sewer Main:  In preparation for the jack and bore operations to install the eight-inch sewer line under state Route 75 inside a 20-inch steel casing, the Bayshore Bike Path has been detoured onto the shoulder of the highway for approximately 1,000 feet. The contractor has installed concrete K-Rail to separate the temporary bike path from vehicle traffic. Silt fencing and straw waddles have been deployed to protect the surrounding area from construction debris.  It is anticipated that the highway crossing will be complete by the end of January.

Coastal Campus sewer work detour


Golf Course Modernization Project:  The Golf Course Modernization project includes construction of a new satellite wastewater recycling facility on the Coronado Golf Course. The facility is expected to generate recycled water for the purpose of irrigation. In addition, the project would construct a new turf maintenance facility for Golf Services maintenance staff. A public workshop is set for 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Golf Course to provide the public with more information about the project, its current status, and answer questions the public might have.

Golf Course Project Workshop Flier


Kiosk Ribbon-cutting Event: The City, its Coronado Recreation and Golf Services Department, and Emerald Keepers, a local group of citizens who work to keep the coast healthy and clean, invite the public to a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, to celebrate a new informational kiosk at the entrance of Glorietta Bay Park (1975 Strand Way). The new sign for an existing kiosk was developed in partnership with Emerald Keepers and provides a map of Glorietta Bay, information about the surrounding landmarks, local wildlife and important rules and phone numbers for those who are enjoying the bay. Come celebrate the new sign and learn about the beautiful bay we all enjoy. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Kelly Purvis at (619) 522-2733 or [email protected]

Kiosk Ribbon Cutting Flier


Pets of the Week: June and Cash, two sweet but shy 7-year-old mixed-breed dogs, are this week’s Pets of the Week. June and Cash were found as strays wandering together on Isabella Avenue. The bonded pair is looking for a quiet and comfortable home to live. The need an adult family who will help them come out of their shells. They are housetrained and have nice skills in place but are very much a pair and need to be adopted together. The adoption fee is $200 for both dogs.

June Cash Pets of the Week 


Events Held at the Library:

  • Sing-along: The annual Holiday Sing-along was held on Dec. 15.  Ellenjoy Weber, and Mary and Rob Taylor lead the crowd in seasonal favorites, accompanied by Marilyn Rees on the piano.

Sing-along Library two images


  • Tinker Tuesday: A Lego Building Challenge was held on Dec. 17. Kids built Winter Wonderlands, which are now on display in the Children’s Library.

LEGO Challenge two images

Events Coming up at the Library:

  • Hanukkah Concert: The San Diego Jewish Men’s Choir will perform at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, the first day of Hanukkah, in the Winn Room at the Library.
  • Noon Year’s Eve Bash: Children are invited to count down to “Noon Year’s Eve” on Friday, Dec. 27, at the Library.There will be music, dancing and party favors as they wait for the ball to drop.This event starts at 11:30 a.m.
  • Winter Reading Challenge: Kids and teens are invited to participate in the Winter Read Challenge. Running from Jan. 2 to Feb. 14, participants are invited to report items they read to win prizes. Kids ages 0 to 10 will receive a prize for every five items reported up to 15 items total. Teens in grades 6 through 12 will receive a prize and entry into our gift card drawing for every two items reported up to six items total. Books read aloud to siblings, items you read for school, and items you read for fun all count. Sign up at the Children’s Reference Desk.
  • Rose Pruning Workshop: Learn how to prune roses or get a refresher on this gardening activity. We will meet on Saturday, Jan. 4, in front of the Library starting at 9:30 a.m. We will start at the Harlow Rose Garden and finish with the Rosy the Riveter Roses at the Spreckels Center. You will learn how and why to prune your roses, what to feed your roses and how to manage pests and fungal diseases sustainably.
  • Author Visit with Brad Taylor: New York Times best-selling author Brad Taylor will visit the Library to discuss his latest thriller, “Hunter Killer.” This event is free and open to the public. Call the Library at (619) 522-7390 for details on reserved seating.

Brad Taylor Author event


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

  • Streets Division repainted crosswalks this week at F Avenue and Fourth Street, F and Second Street, and Orange Avenue and Second. The school crossing lettering was touched up on Fourth Street. Sidewalks were replaced at 965 and 973 Alameda Blvd.

    PS Work around town


  • Facilities crews removed the portable restroom trailer at Spreckels Park near the playground and will be performing winter maintenance before putting it in storage. The trailer will be reinstalled prior to the annual Coronado Flower Show and will remain in place until fall.

     PRT Removed from Spreckels Park


  • Facilities staff, working with contractor, repaired a three-inch hot water line in front of the Coronado Community Center. Facilities crews excavated the area, located the leak, and shored the trench for the contractor’s safety. The line was repaired Wednesday, Dec. 18. A section of piping was replaced, and water was tested. There were no further leaks detected in the system and insulation is scheduled to be installed this week. The showers and other hot water at the Community Center were not affected. The trench will be semi-backfilled on Friday, Dec. 20, to allow Parks Division to reconnect irrigation lines that were removed and an electrical contractor to restore the power for the exterior lighting.

    Community Center leak 

  • Public Services crews removed the kayak launch at the Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp dock to repair some damaged it sustained reportedly wen a jet ski user attempted to use the launch. The repairs will take place at the Public Services yard after an assessment.

         Kayak launch removal 2 images



Household Hazardous Waste: The Household Hazardous Waste program will be open this Saturday, Dec. 21, and then closed the following two Saturdays, Dec. 28 and Jan. 4. Program hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click here for more information on the program and what’s permitted.

Household Hazardous Waste image 


Recreation and Golf Services Guide: The Winter/Spring 2020 Recreation and Golf Services Guide was mailed to Coronado Residents last week. If you didn’t receive a copy in your mailbox, visit the Recreation page on the City’s website to view the online version or pick up a copy at the Coronado Community Center. You’ll notice the guide has a new look and organization. The classes in this issue are organized by type or category and then divided once more within those categories and then by age, starting with classes and activities for youth up to adults. If patrons have any questions, email [email protected], call (619) 522-7342, or complete a comment card and place it in the Community Center’s suggestion box. The online version of the entire guide can be found here. Online and mail-in registration begins Jan. 7, for Coronado residents only. Registration opens to everyone via online, by phone, mail-in, and in person on Jan. 14.  

Winter Spring 2019-20 Guide

Stay Informed CoronadoDo 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.


Ride the Lights Pic
Posted on 12/20/2019
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