Below is a summary of what is due to occur at this week's Council meeting. Santee Patch regularly reports on Council meetings, so check back on Wednesday night for the lowdown on the meeting.
The most interesting topic being discussed at the Feb. 9 is a revisiting of the issue in Santee:
Invocation: Pastor Phil Herrington,
• "Local radio personality 'Shotgun Tom' Kelly and Chris Carmichael from the KCBQ Monument committee will present thank you plaques to the City Council and staff in appreciation of work completed installing a nationally recognized radio monument that will be an asset to the community for years to come."
• has purchased three scoreboards and must now donate them to the City in order for them to be installed. The City Council must accept the donation. Installation costs will be $2,000 and an estimated $500 per year in maintenance costs.
• The Council is asking for public comments and suggestions to "assess and prioritize community development and ... and to solicit proposals for Community Development Block Grant."
No final decisions will be made on Wednesday, the subject will be decided following another public hearing during the Feb. 23 meeting.
City Council Items and Reports:
• Councilmember will issue a report on concerning the possibility of a public-private partnership. This is the summary in the agenda: "I have been exploring options for a partnership with a group of residents in support of enclosed dog parks at and/or . A proposal for financial participation by the City and the dog park users is included in tonight's staff report, and I suggest it for Council consideration tonight."
The staff recommendation is to use fencing that the City already has in storage to create a semi-permanent .93 acre fenced in area at Mast Park and install a fenced off leash area at Woodglen Vista Park as long as funds can be raised with the City matching 50 percent of the $6,800 to $9,800 cost of the project.
If you want to publicly comment on this topic, fill out a speaker slip at the beginning of the meeting.
For more detailed information see the full council agenda in the media box or download here.