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Council meets with 6 p.m. study session before regular meeting

Mike Conway

Post Date:03/31/2017

Sewer master plan, police equipment on Council agenda


A study session on the sewer master plan and the purchase of new equipment for police patrol units are on the agenda for Monday night's Merced City Council meeting.

The Council will meet at 6 p.m. for the study session on the sewer master plan. The regular Council meeting will be at 7 p.m. Both sessions will be in the Council Chambers on the second floor of the Merced Civic Center, (City Hall) 678 W. 18th St.

The sewer master plan is a document that studies how much sewage future development will produce in the City, how it will be transported to the wastewater treatment plant and how much it will cost. The City is in the process of developing the master plan to develop the answers.

Under state Prop. 218, each user of the City's utilities -- such as the sewer system -- must pay for the services they use. New users to the system must pay their fair share for use of the system.

The Police Department is asking the Council to accept $75,000 in state funding for the purchase of 13 in-car computer systems and nine modems for patrol vehicles. In addition, Council is being asked to approve the purchase of 13 laptop computer systems for $60,821 for use in vehicles.

The Council also will recognize the El Capitan High School Cheer Squad, who are the 2017 USA National Champions.

City Council meetings are streamed live on the Internet. A link to the live meeting is on the City's web site at https://cityofmerced.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx. Videos of previous meetings can be found at that link, and are tied to each agenda item. Those services are in addition to the live broadcast of the regular meeting on Comcast's Government Channel 96.

The Council agenda is posted online at www.cityofmerced.org and is available outside the chambers prior to the meeting. Request to Speak forms are available at the meeting or can be downloaded from the City's website. Cards must be turned in to the City Clerk in order for a person to be recognized by the Council.

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