Repairs to Groundwater Plant Planned

CITY MANAGER'S REPORT: Also, mini-massages, water bills and the widening of the Del Obispo Street bridge.

:  A critical task ahead is the rehabilitation of three greensand filter vessels: Staff has circulated a request for proposals for the material and labor for the rehabilitation. Results will be presented at the Sept.18. Utilities Commission, with a recommendation to award a personal services agreement to the lowest cost and most responsible bidders. This item will also be presented to the City Council at the Sept. 18, meeting. Staff estimates work will commence and be completed in October.

Another important effort is the installation of failsafe valves on the reverse osmosis membrane trains: Staff received three competitive bids and ordered the valves. Installation of the valves is expected to be completed in September 2012.

Another upcoming project is the rehabilitation of Tirador and Kinoshita wells: Pending the completion of the Capistrano Valley Water District Well No. 1, staff will solicit proposals for the rehabilitation of both of these wells. Bid solicitation is expected to commence in September.

Finally, the city plans to install flow modulating valves on the greensand filters: Bid solicitation expected to commence in October..

ATHLETIC FIELDS The Atlas Sports Academy Soccer Tournament was held on Aug. 25 and 26, at the . Attendance for the event ranged from 800-1,000 people.

VACCINATION CLINIC: The Community Services Department hosted a shingles vaccination clinic at the on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Rite Aid vaccinated a large group of adults with prescheduled appointments, as well as others who dropped in.

MINI-MASSAGE DAYS: Staff is working with “The Massage Associates” to plan several mini-massage days throughout the year for older adults interested in the benefits of receiving a complimentary mini-massage. Dates will be announced in early September.

: The gift shop project is currently in the framing stage.

: The $498,000 Nature Education Facility Grant project to repair and retrofit the adobe roof and wall, repair and improve the entry way, provide signage, construct Native American historical elements (i.e. horno, kicha, zanja, well), has completed the commission review process and the final draft plans will be reviewed by the City Council on Sept. 4.

: Final upgrades to our eWater website are being applied; so the customers who normally use the website for payments can resume paying their bills online. As always, our customers were reassured that no convenience fee applies. The website upgrades have been completed and is now available for viewing water bill information and/or making credit card payments. Thank you to our residents for their patience and understanding through these circumstances.

DEL OBISPO STREET BRIDGE WIDENING: The approach slabs have been placed and final demolition on the overhang is near completion. Forming of the overhang and placement of rebars will take place early next week with the concrete pour also next week. Temporary lane closures are scheduled to be removed by start of school in early September.

Work will continue on the south side of the sidewalk, affecting the new bike lane and pedestrian crossing. The project is scheduled for completion by mid-October.

UPCOMING EVENT: Mark your calendars for the last San Juan Summer Nites concert of the season 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the . Country music will be performed by Raining Horseshoes.


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