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Council study session on Bellevue Plan, considers storm water ordinance

Mike Conway

Post Date:02/13/2015

The Merced City Council will hold a study session on the Bellevue Community Plan and hold a public hearing on a storm water ordinance at its Tuesday meeting.

The Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the second floor of the Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 18th St. The Council normally meets on the third Monday of the month, but because of the President's Day holiday, the meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 17.

The draft of the Bellevue Community Plan is a framework that outlines potential land uses for the area just outside the city limits that will be impacted by the development of UC Merced. Council will be given an overview of the plan at the 5:30 p.m. study session.

The State Water Regional Control Board requires the City to have a plan to manage rainwater and storm water to prevent flooding and deal with storm water pollution. Council will consider an ordinance that would address the issues.

Also on the agenda is an update on the Stephen Leonard Park renovation project and the comments from the public that were received during a town hall meeting held at Tenaya Middle School.

A closed session will follow the study session to confer with labor negotiators regarding firefighters, police and police sergeant's negotiations.

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.

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.

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