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City Manager’s Weekly Update – January 12, 2018

  • Active Transportation online questionnaire is open through February 2, and a town hall meeting will be held January 17
  • Christmas tree recycling through mid-January
  • Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill will be closed for planned maintenance and termite tenting
  • Retired Rear Admiral Garry Bonelli sworn in as Vice Chairman on the San Diego Unified Port District Board
  • New history series banners on Orange Ave medians celebrate John D. Spreckels 
  • Sunset Park will be closed February 1 through April 30 for a significant capital improvement project
  • Lifeguards continue to monitor boats and remove, temporarily store, and dispose of derelict vessels that wash ashore

Each week, the City Manager’s Office provides an update that includes information on programs, services and issues within the City, as well as news, project updates and follow-up information when necessary.

Get up to speed on what’s going on in Coronado with this video preview of the latest edition of the Coronado City Manager’s Weekly Update, as well as a sampling of the updates below. Read the full update on the City’s website.

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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.

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.

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

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.

For the complete City Manager’s Weekly Update, visit the city’s website.

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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com
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