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POSTED April 22, 2011 8:58 p.m.

On Tuesday, the Turlock City Council is expected to:

·         Authorize financing agreements for the $27.3 million Harding Drain Bypass, a 5.7 mile pipe which would run Turlock’s treated wastewater directly to the San Joaquin River, bypassing the Turlock Irrigation District’s Harding Drain, and a $30 million upgrade to the Turlock wastewater treatment plant, to construct a new headworks.
Costs are estimates, as the projects have yet to go out to bid.

·         Accept grant funds and approve an agreement with California State University, Fresno Foundation to receive $200,000 for sustainable community planning and development, in association with the Smart Valley Places COMPACT. The funds would be used to cover staff costs and legal consulting fees to prepare the General Plan Update and Downtown Plan Update.

·         Issue the Key to the City of Turlock and a proclamation to Hamid Shirvani, president of California State University, Stanislaus, as recognition for hosting the 2011 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

·         Accept a donation of a Progressive Design Playgrounds play structure, valued at $40,000, from the California Milk Processors and Sunnyside Farms. The structure would replace the current structure in Bristol Park.

·         Consider approving the Housing and Urban Development Consolidated Plan for Fiscal Years 2010-2015. The document encompasses the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and Turlock HOME Consortium programs.

·         Approve the installation of safety netting in field number 2 at the Pedretti Sports Complex, along Highway 99.

·         Authorize a contract to rehabilitate S. Kilroy Road from Spangler Way to W. Linwood Avenue, N. Quincy Road from Swanpark Drive to the city limits, N. Taylor Road from N. Berkeley Avenue to the city limits, and N. Daubenberger Road from E. Canal Drive to Volk Avenue. The $297,870.40 contract with George Reed Inc. of Modesto will be funded from Prop 42 funds.

·         Issue a proclamation in honor of Arbor Day, April 29.

·         Appoint Buster Lucas, owner of Acme Electric, or Mike Casale, a structural designer and drafter, to the Development Collaborative Advisory Committee. The appointee will replace Renee Rivera, who resigned from the DCAC effective Feb. 10.

·         Finalize an ordinance amendment regarding the penalty for vehicles cited with parking or standing violations. The alteration would update the code to reflect rules previously adopted by council, which were mistakenly not added to the Municipal Code.
On June 23, 2009, council approved an increase in all parking violations and eliminated bail amounts from the Municipal Code, adding that all parking civil penalties would be established by resolution of council. The section stating penalties would be established by council was mistakenly left out of the update.

·         Recognize Steve Padilla, plant manager, and Doug Cox, plant maintenance manager, for being awarded with the Northern California Certificate of Merit from the California

Water Environment Association’s Pollution, Prevention, Pretreatment and Stormwater

Conference, in the large industry category.

The Turlock City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Yosemite Room of Turlock City Hall, located at 156 S. Broadway.

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