Mayor Elizabeth Pearson-Schneider said housing has been found for
18 months for six families displaced by the Flamingo Road landslide
and for one year for one family.
Carolyn Wood brought a gift for the council -- a podium light so
overhead lights can be doused during slide presentations, improving
television viewing. Wood also requested a public workshop on the
Councilwoman Toni Iseman's request that the City Council approve
a bench and plaque in honor of retiring Police Chief James
Spreinewas approved by acclamation.
The request originated with members of the HIV Committee, for whom
Spreine has served as staff liaison.
Georgina Valdez voiced concern about the rodent population
downtown, particularly on Forest Lane.
The council approved:
* settlement of a claim by Sandra Monahan, whose vehicle was
damaged when a fire engine backed into it in August. The claim was
for $6,000, the exact amount to be determined when repairs are
completed and vehicle rental is added;
* general warrants of $2,047,996.84 and a $589,934.38 payroll;
* revocable license and encroachment permits at 320 Moss St. and
455 Legion St.;
* a $251,300 contract to VanDell and Associates for the design of
fiscal year 2005-06 street rehabilitation project;
* acceptance of a $100,000 Federal Citizens Option for Public
Safety grant to pay part of the salaries of two police officers hired
under the program;
* guidelines for artist-designed benches at the Laguna Beach
branch of the Orange County Library;
* a lot line adjustment for properties at 31451 and 31456 Coast
* authorization for the city manager to sign an agreement with
Caltrans for construction of a traffic signal on Laguna Canyon Road
at the Arts Festival grounds. The construction probably will not
begin until December of 2006.
The council approved a bid for parcel 644-467-16 in Arch Beach Heights, which is in the process of being sold for back taxes. The
minimum bid on the nonlegal building site is $3,750, the money to
come from the city's open-space fund, which has a balance of slightly
more than $500,000.
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