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Council meets Monday night for study session, regular meeting

Mike Conway

Post Date:03/29/2018

Sewer plan, assessment district elections on Council agenda  

The Sewer Master Plan and assessment district election results are on the Merced City Council agenda Monday night.

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

After numerous stakeholder meetings and several Council sessions, staff is asking Council for direction on the finalization of the draft Sewer Master Plan. The plan is designed to evaluate and help the City plan and expand its wastewater collection sewer system to meet the needs of its growing population.

Council also is being asked to approve staff beginning the process of evaluating financing options that could include formation of an assessment district.

Four assessment districts recently held elections and Council is being asked to approve the results. Voters approved increasing assessments in the Moss Landing Maintenance District.

Voters in the Northwood Village, East College Homes and the Ridgeview Meadows maintenance districts did not approve increasing assessments.

Also on the agenda is awarding an $811,785 contract to Rolfe Construction for the replacement of the sewer main along B Street. The 3,200 feet of sewer line stretches from Gerard Avenue to just beyond E. Childs Avenue.

There is also a request from Council to discontinue work on a proposed ordinance for meeting decorum and conduct.

The Council will meet in closed session at 5 p.m. to confer with labor negotiators, and discuss 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 Council meetings.

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