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 next begins Wed., Nov. 9, 2011 at 7 pm:
• Nov. 7 was proclaimed to be "Ray Stoyer Day" in Santee. Ray Stoyer was the first General Manager of the Santee County Water District in 1957, which was renamed . He spearheaded the creation of Santee Lakes as a use of the city's wastewater. Padre Dam recently renamed the Water Treatment Facility in honor of Stoyer and the .
Consent Calendar Item of Note:
• Approve a consulting contract with Simon Wong Engineering for preparation of seismic retrofit strategy for the Carlton Oaks Drive Bridge.
• Application for permit for the sale of used cars at 11421 Woodside Ave., suite B, by Pete Oraha, Imported Motor Cars. The staff recommends this hearing be delayed until the Dec. 14 meeting, because proper mailers were not sent out to surrounding businesses in time.
• Reinstatement of Three Firefighters- Last week, Councilmember John Minto requested that the council discuss and the council decided to , that was previously provided for by grant money tied to the Fanita Ranch project.
This week, staff returns to Council with a budget amendment laying out what it will cost, this year and into the future, to keep the position. Those costs come to $568,000 for the rest of this fiscal year and the next- and the only place left for the city to cut is General Fund Reserves. That number is comparable to the $594,400 in repairs that Santee Fire Station #4 currently requires.
If the council approves this process, the three firefighters would drain $1.6 million from the reserves through June of 2016, according to City figures. See more budget details in the attached budget status summary.
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For more detailed information see the full council agenda in the media box or download here.