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Updates about the five propositions passed in the November 2014 election.

Jul 19

Municipal Complex Update - July 19, 2017

Posted on July 19, 2017 at 5:37 PM by David Marino

It’s hard to believe, but a year ago there was nothing on the Municipal site. Today it’s a different story as our crew continues making progress.    

 “They’re continuing the Main Drive all the way through Loop Street'" said Ray Creswell, Project Manager
Once the Main Drive is complete, it will extend from Stagecoach all the way to Loop Street

"They are also beginning to complete all the sidewalks along the Main Drive and along the side of the building."

Meanwhile, the pedestrian bridge will connect the main drive to the Municipal building.  

“The pedestrian bridge at this point in time was supposed to be completed. The post tension cabling had not shown up, but it is now in place. It is scheduled to pour at the end of this week."

Work is also progressing on the exterior of the building.

“They are in the process of installing the stone on the exterior wall. The roofing is continuing.  They’re starting the exterior framing on the library and laying out the exterior walls."

And the Public Safety Building is transforming quickly.

 “They are currently trying to finish all of the interior walls. The ceiling framing has begun. Installation of the window frames are in place and the window glazing is on site to be installed. Roofing is to be wrapped up within the next week or so.”       

You can watch the video version of this story here: Municipal Complex Update - July 19, 2017 

Jul 13

Municipal Complex Update - July 13, 2017

Posted on July 13, 2017 at 3:54 PM by David Marino

With every week that goes by more and more progress is being made at the Municipal Site. The Public Safety building and the City Hall and Library remain on schedule.

“On the Municipal Building they are now starting to set the stone on the exterior and also looking at installing the final roof material over the City Hall portion,” said Project Manager Ray Creswell.         

As work on the outside progresses, inside the City Hall portion of the building you can see the various offices and conference rooms taking shape.

“In the public space they are grinding the polished concrete so they can set the interior walls.”

Meanwhile, the layout for the final walls for the library is set to begin soon.

The pedestrian bridge connecting the parking area to the building is now visible.     

“There are some minor adjustments to the bed of the channel. They want to get that all in place before they start to pour the concrete.”   

The drive way extending from Stagecoach to Main will  be finished in the coming weeks.

Work is also progressing on the Public Safety building.  

“We are currently closing in all the walls, doing some of the mechanical connections, finalizing the roof for the building and trying to get all of the storefront in place.”

Right now all the stone on the exterior is going up and being put in place."

As far as the schedule, both buildings are on schedule. The Public Safety Building is expected to be completed by October of this year and the Municipal Building should be finished by April of 2018.   

You can watch the video version of this story here: Municipal Complex Video Update - July 13, 2017

Jul 11

Inside Look at New Parks Maintenance Building

Posted on July 11, 2017 at 6:15 PM by David Marino

The new Parks Maintenance building is open. It was paid for as part of the Prop 5 bond money.

"The facility was completed in January of 2017. We moved in with the equipment and Public Works moved in as well in February. It’s an awesome building. It has offices in it and a full lunch room and full scale mechanic shop out here. It also has bays to work on equipment and things," said Parks Supervisor Juan Mosqueda. 

For Mosqueda and his crew, the new Parks Maintenance building is a welcome addition. Before it opened, they were crammed for space.

“We had a 20 by 12 storage is basically what it was. We did all of our work outside in the heat on the asphalt. Then we acquired a 40 by 20 building. But this building has got drains in it, a concrete floor, exhaust systems and everything. So we’ve been able to come in here and do mechanic work and a lot of other things that we can’t do out in the field because we need a covered facility.”  

Public Works also utilizes the new space.

“The parks department has been existence probably for about 10 years almost. It broke off partly from public work. So we share a lot of items and everything. But we still have a few things to buy and things like that. So we’re always looking for good used equipment if the public would like to donate something to us.”      

Our staff recently held an official ribbon cutting for the new Parks and Maintenance Building.

We really appreciate the building for the parks department.”  

You can watch the video version of the story here: New Parks Maintenance Building Video