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City Council meets Monday night

Mike Conway

Post Date:01/29/2016

City Manager swearing in, grant application on City Council agenda

Swearing in the new city manager, approving a Homeland Security grant and considering the applicants for City Attorney are on the agenda for the Merced City Council.

The regular meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the second floor of the Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 18th St.

New City Manager Steve Carrigan will be given the oath of office by Merced County Superior Court Presiding Judge Brian L. McCabe at the start of the meeting.

The City is applying for $25,355 in State Homeland Security Grant Program funds to purchase a bomb suit and a bomb helmet to protect the bomb tech while investigating suspicious packages.

Also on the agenda, the Council will consider awarding a $200,000 contract to Evoqua Water Technologies to furnish granular activated carbon to remove PCE from city drinking water at Well 3C. PCE is a cleaning solvent that was used at dry cleaners and auto repair shops.

A closed session will be held at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the hiring of the City Attorney.

City Council meetings are streamed live on the Internet. A link to the live meeting is on the City's home page at The City will also add the Council video to YouTube for people that were unable to watch it live. These services are in addition to the live broadcast of the regular meeting on Comcast's Government Channel 96. 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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