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Apartment project, goals and priorities on agenda

Mike Conway

Post Date:03/14/2019

Apartment project, goals and priorities on agenda  The City Council will hold a public hearing on an apartment project and finish setting the Council's goals and priorities at its Monday night meeting.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Council Chamber on the second floor of the Merced Civic Center, (City Hall), 678 W. 18th St. the Council meets the first and third Monday of the month, except when there is a holiday, when it meets the following day.

There will be a public hearing on an apartment project located on 10.73 acres of land at San Augustine Avenue at Pacific Drive. The project could result in a maximum of 176 apartments at the location. The property currently is zoned 'mini storage' and needs to be changed to 'multi-family.'

The complex would include the two-story apartment buildings, a community building, swimming pool, children's play area, dog park, fire access lane and 296 parking stalls.

At its last meeting Council reviewed prior goals and priorities and proposed additional ones. At this meeting Council will review the list and complete the goals and priorities for the upcoming year. It includes comments from Town Hall meetings and other public input. The list is used to set the budget for the year and to guide staff.

Also on the agenda is a request to reduce the cost of swim lessons from $35 per lesson to $10 for a two-week session. The Water Safety and Swimming Lessons will be offered from June 17 through Aug. 1.

The Council will meet at 5 p.m. for a closed session on litigation and anticipated litigation.

City Council meetings are streamed live on the Internet. A link to the live meeting is on the City's web site 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 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. Hmong and Spanish translators are available at all regular Council meetings.

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