Santee Council to Discuss Abandoned Shopping Carts, Storm Drain Costs

The next meeting of the Santee City Council begins Wed., January 8, 2013, at 7 p.m.

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Abandoned Shopping Carts

At a recent council meeting interest was expressed about options for regulating shopping carts which are removed from a business owner's premises and abandoned in the city. City staff will present a report on this issue, state law and options for regulation on a local level. 

The city says: "Califoria's legislature has declared the retrieval of shopping carts by local government agencies to be a matter of statewide concern. The reduction in shopping cart inventory through theft is not only a financial concern to the business, but the sight of abandoned carts throughout the community reduces its visual appeal, sends a message of neglect to the community and lowers property values."

Storm Drains Cost More

The storm drain improvements at Cuyamaca Street and Magnolia Avenue require extra funding in the amount of $200,000 to complete the project. This is in addition to the extra $200,000 the council approved for the project in November due to complications with contaminated soil. Council will decide whether to approve this increase to the original $1,349,020 contract and authorize a total of $534,902 in change orders.

Lisa Hopewell

The meeting will be adjourned in the memory of Lisa Hopewell, a longtime Santee resident whose heartfelt dedication to the community was demonstrated by thousands of hours spent volunteering to help those in need.

Prospect Ave. Enhancement Project

The Prospect Avenue Enhancement Project was successfully bid and a construction contract awarded at the Dec. 20 meeting of SANDAG, project expected to begin Jan 2014 and be completed by end of year. A public meeting for the project will be held on Thursday, Jan. 9.
sheeple herder January 06, 2014 at 08:31 PM
#1 and #2. Why would I mention taxes regarding a deceased person and money awarded from SANDAG not SANTEE alone???? Just wait... Since you OBVIOUSLY didn't read the article, you will see that the drain issue can/will be $400,000 OVER BUDGET. You should be smart enough to know this is the lead up to the crying "we don't have the money.." Start saving!
You Know Reno January 07, 2014 at 09:23 AM
Abandoned shopping carts, "statewide concern"????????? I have lived here 3 years & maybe have seen a total of 5 removed shopping carts. How much could the magnetic yellow paint cost like they have at Von's so you can't steal them? Try doing something first about the homeless that are stealing them.
santee citizen January 07, 2014 at 12:11 PM
sheeple you really are a ________ (insert you own word) for making this stupid statement "Since you OBVIOUSLY didn't read the article.." how can you possibly know whether or not I read the article? just because something is over budget does not mean my taxes will go up. you made a general statement about the article and I pointed out you are stupid to do so. if you only wanted to talk about a few items you should not have made a general statement. negative people bring negative comments.
santee citizen January 07, 2014 at 12:16 PM
reno the paint is not magnetic. the stores have to cut a line in the pavement and insert a wire to make the anti-theft cart work. it works like the traffic sensors. but it is a very good idea.
sheeple herder January 07, 2014 at 01:19 PM
Dear Santee citizen, I'll insert: educated, intelligent, NOT PC, and I have my eyes open as to what is REALLY going on. If you READ the article you would see that not all of the projects are paid for or are now over budget. Reading is fundamental!!! Should I add adjectives for you since you like to call people stupid???


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