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Study session starts at 5 p.m. regular meeting at 6 p.m. this week

Mike Conway

Post Date:11/01/2019

Park hours, building and fire codes on Council agenda  

Ordinances to change park hours and revising the building and fire codes are on the City Council agenda for its Monday night meeting.

The regular meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the second floor of the Merced Civic Center (City Hall), 678 W. 18th St.

A study session will be held at 5 p.m. to discuss the employee compensation study and ask for Council direction. The study will examine the compensation at other jurisdictions and see how it compares with similar job classifications at the City.

On the agenda:

  • The Council is being asked to change the hours at City parks due to safety issues. Parks would be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. March 1 to Oct. 31 and from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Nov. 1 to Feb. 28 or 29. The ordinance would not apply to bike and pedestrian paths, facilities with stadium lighting or during City-sponsored events.

  • Every three years building and fire codes are reviewed and updated in the state. A public hearing will be held on the ordinances to reflect those updates.

  • Staff will present the draft report on a refuse rate study and ask Council to set a public hearing on the proposed rate for Feb. 3.

The Council will meet after the regular meeting in closed session to meet with the real property negotiators.

The meetings are streamed on Facebook Live on the City's Facebook, City of Merced. A link to the live meeting is also on the City's website at 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, outside the chambers prior to the meeting and 72 hours before the meeting at the City Clerk's Office. Request to Speak forms are available at the meeting or can be downloaded from the City's website. Cards must be submitted to the City Clerk in order for a person to be recognized by the Council. Hmong and Spanish translators are available at all regular Council meetings.

The City Council meets the first and third Monday of the month, except when there is a holiday, then it meets the following day.

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