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Council to consider Sunnyview Park name change
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A light agenda will be placed before the Turlock City Council on Tuesday evening, as the council members meet to consider only a handful of changes.

Perhaps the most notable change before them is the name change of Sunnyview Park, which has been recommended to be named “Quaille Rand Norton Park” in honor and recognition of the late Turlock mayor and his many contributions to the city.

Aside from being involved in several local organizations, Norton served as a Turlock Unified School Board member, as well as sitting on the Turlock City Council before serving as Mayor from 1957 to 1960. During his free time, Norton could also be found within the community, volunteering his time at Turlock High School football games as an announcer, while encouraging others to get involved.

Although the Parks and Recreation Commission approved the renaming in a previous meeting, the official decision will ultimately rest in the hands of the City Council on Tuesday. In addition to the name change, the Parks and Recreation Commission is also recommending that the Council update the Public Facilities and Parks Naming Nomination process.

During the meeting, City Engineer Mike Pitcock will provide the council members with a review of all the current building activity occurring within Turlock, in addition to any capital projects that might soon be underway.

The council will also officially proclaim March 2014 “American Red Cross Month” before hearing a presentation on the International Town and Gown Association from City Manager Roy Wasden and California State University, Stanislaus President Joseph Sheley.

The Turlock City Council will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at City Hall, located at 156 S. Broadway.