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Housing project, bike path on Council agenda

Mike Conway

Post Date:02/01/2019

Housing project, bike path on Council agenda

The City Council will consider an affordable housing project and a contract for a bike path 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.

The City is applying for a grant to construct 119 units of affordable housing at Childs Avenue and B Street under a loan and grant program. The units would provide housing for low income families, homeless and veterans. The project would be a permanent supportive housing project, which means that it would provide the necessary services, ranging from mental health to financial counseling, to help residents become successful community members.

The project includes offices for the case managers, a multi-purpose room, a regional storm water basin, a bus shelter and other amenities. The City is working with Merced County on the project.

The City is considering a contract with Rolfe Construction Company for construction of a Rivera Bike Path and G Street ADA Ramps. The $351,922 contract would connect the bike path along the edge of Rivera Middle/Elementary School to the Rascal Bike Path. It also would include sidewalk modifications and other improvements along Buena Vista Drive.

The project would also include ADA curb ramps along G Street at the intersections of 9th, 11th, 12th and 13th streets. The entire project is being funded from Community Development Block Grant funds.

The Council will meet at 5 p.m. for a closed session regarding an employee performance evaluation 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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