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City of Merced
Merced Civic Center
678 West 18th Street
Merced, California 95340


Subject :Council meets Monday night at 7 p.m.
Contact :Mike Conway    209-385-6232

Merced Council considers master plan updates, grants


At its Monday meeting the Merced City Council will consider updates for its sewer and water master plans and accepting Homeland Security grants for radios and training.


The meeting will be available on Comcast Channel 96 and also streamed live with a link on the City’s website.


The Council is being asked to consider a $112,000 professional services agreement with Stantec Consulting Services to update the City’s sewer master plan. The 2007 draft document was never made final, so the consultant would be reviewing it and adopting it to the City’s new general plan.


The Council also is being asked to consider a $72,507 professional services agreement with AECOM Technical Services to update the City’s waste water master plan. This document would also conform with the City’s new general plan.


The Merced Fire Department has received two grants from the State Homeland Security Grant Program. A $10,600 grant would be used to purchase handheld radios and rescue equipment for the department. A $10,000 grant would be used to host a swiftwater rescue technician training course for 12 city fire and 10 county fire personnel.


The Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in closed session to discuss five items of existing litigation and five items of real property.


The Council agenda is posted online at and is available outside the chambers prior to the meeting. Request to Speak cards 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.


City Council meetings are now being 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 the following business day to YouTube for people that were unable to watch it live. These new services are in addition to the live broadcast of the meeting on the Comcast’s Government Channel 96.