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Highlights from April 2 Paso Robles City Council meeting 

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–Highlights from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 2, as sent by the City of Paso Robles, are as follows:

Construction-Engineering Support for the 21st Street Replacement Tank– Authorized the city manager to engage the services of Water Systems Consulting, Inc. (WSC) to provide construction-engineering support to replace the 21st Street Tank, for $297,356, and authorize the use of a 10-percent contingency for the project in an amount up to $29,736, for a total not-to-exceed budget of $327,092.

Paso Robles Library Board of Trustees Bylaws– Approved the Library Board of Trustees bylaws to clarify the appointment and term of board members as well as duties as an advisory body to the city council and city manager.

Sherwood Park Restroom Construction– Authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract for Sherwood Park Restroom Construction with Newton Construction & Management, Inc. in the amount of $124,500 and authorize the city manager and city attorney to make minor adjustments to the agreement, if needed, remaining fully consistent with the council’s intent. This action includes an appropriation of $18,088 from General Fund Reserves toward the Sherwood Park Restroom Construction project.

Construction Contract for Spring Street Water and Sewer Pipelines from 24th to 36th Street– Authorized the city manager to execute a construction contract with V. Lopez Jr. and Sons General Engineering for $2,371,888.50, and authorize the use of a 10-percent construction contingency, in an amount not-to-exceed $237,189 for a total construction budget of $2,609,077.50. Authorized the city manager to execute a construction inspection services contract to Stantec Engineering Services for $158,250, and authorize the use of a 10-percent contingency, in an amount not to-exceed $15,825 for a total inspection services budget of $174,075.

Transition to By-District Council Elections Public Hearing No. 4– Adopted an ordinance transition to by-district elections, adopting Revised Map E with a small revision to change the border along Creston Rd. between Districts 2 and 4 to move Sherwood Park from District 2 to 4. This was the fourth and final public hearing in transitioning to a by-district election system. The second reading of the ordinance will take place on April 16, 2019.

Community Choice Energy Discussion– Received a presentation, held a discussion, and directed staff to bring back the necessary resolution and ordinance to begin the process of joining the Monterey Bay Community Power Community Choice Energy program.

National League of Cities Membership– Directed the city manager to renew the city’s National League of Cities membership for the 2019 membership year.

This represents just a subset of the total actions by the council. The full agenda can be found at https://www.prcity.com/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_04022019-201

The minutes will be available as part of the packet for the council’s next regular meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

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