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By Jeff Pack

Wildomar approves list of road repair projects for 2019-2020


Last updated 4/19/2019 at 7:22am

The Wildomar City Council approved the 2019-2020 List of Projects for the Senate Bill 1, Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, Wednesday, April 10, at its regular monthly meeting.

Wildomar must adopt a list of projects each fiscal year that will be partially or totally funded by SB-1 to California Transportation Commission or risk losing the funds.

In a report prepared by Assistant City Manager Daniel A. York, city staff recommended a strategy that allocates the funds to begin a preventative maintenance program including crack seal and slurry seal repairs, street reconstruction and asphalt overlays on selected streets.

The streets slated for repair include Central Street from Grand Avenue to Palomar Street, Grand Avenue from South Pasadena to McVicar Street, Bryant Street from Grand Avenue to Union Street, Dunn Street Central Street to South Pasadena and Darby Street from Grand Avenue to McVicar Street.

Crack seal work will be done to various streets yet to be determined and the project will go to bid later this year with construction taking place from winter through spring 2020.

The council also adopted a resolution updating the position classification schedule that will create a new position of economic development director. The addition was proposed by City Manager Gary Nordquist and would establish a director level classification to lead the city’s efforts to bring sustainable businesses to the community.

The council also approved the remainder of the consent calendar that included a Tentative Tract Map 32726 – Final Tract Map Approval to authorize the city manager to execute the Stormwater Management and BMP Facilities Agreement for the tract’s Water Quality Management Plan.

The council also approved a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan as required by the Federal Disaster Mitigation and Cost Reduction Act of 2000 and a resolution supporting balance energy solutions and maintaining local control of energy solutions.

The council also introduced and approved the first reading of a new ordinance dealing with the parking and storing commercial vehicles within residential zones.

The code prohibits commercial vehicle parking within the public right of way and on all public streets and highways within the city, not just in residential zones. Exemptions include commercial vehicle making pickups or deliveries of goods, any vehicle parked in connection with, and in the aid of, the performance of a service to or on a property in the block in which such vehicle is parked, any school or passenger bus under the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission, any vehicle owned by a city, county, state, public entity or licensed contractor and any authorized emergency vehicle as defined by the California Vehicle Code.

Earlier in the evening, Wildomar Assistant Police Chief Kevin Smith gave the Wildomar Police Department quarterly review for the first quarter, Jan. 1 to March 31.

Smith said there were no homicides, rapes or acts of arson in the city, and aggravated assaults were down 10 from the year before.

Robberies were down from 2018, larceny and theft were also down, but more burglaries and auto thefts were perpetrated this past quarter than during the same time period last year.

“We’re actually down on our calls for service,” Smith said. “That’s a good thing and a bad thing. It also varies, but if we’re out there making on-sights, that’s also incorporated into these numbers.”

Misdemeanor arrests were up, but felony arrests were down, according to Smith.

Wildomar Fire Chief Geoff Pemberton also gave an update on the first quarter and said the department ran 749 calls and 569 of those were medical emergencies.

In total, there were six calls for residential structure fires, most of which had minor damage and five vehicle fires and 11 non-significant fires within the same quarter.

Jeff Pack can be contacted at [email protected]


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