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Fireworks, quiet zones on Council agenda

Post Date:01/03/2020 3:43 PM

Fireworks, quiet zones on Council agenda


Changing the hours of fireworks sales and a report on quiet zones are on the City Council agenda for its Monday night meeting.


The regular 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.


On the agenda:


  • At the request of the public, staff is proposing that the hours of fireworks sales be limited to 10 p.m. The intent is to prevent people from setting off fireworks late into the night after purchasing them. Fireworks sales would be changed to begin most mornings at 8 a.m.


  • The Council asked staff to conduct a quiet zone feasibility study. The consultant hired has estimated it would cost approximately $800,000 to modify the seven crossings that go through the City. Staff is seeking direction from the Council.


  • Council will consider a request for a street closure for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade on Mon., Jan. 20. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at W. 8th Street and proceed down MLK Jr. Way to the Merced Theatre.

 The Council will meet at 5 p.m. in closed session to confer with labor negotiators, to evaluate the City Manager and for existing litigation.

 The meetings are streamed on Facebook Live on the City’s Facebook, City of Merced. A link to the live meeting is also on the City’s website 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, outside the chambers prior to the meeting and at the City Clerk’s Office 72 hours before the meeting. Request to Speak forms are available at the meeting or can be downloaded from the City's website. Cards must be submitted 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.

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

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