LAKEPORT, Calif. – This week the Lakeport City Council will hold a public hearing on environmental documents for water and wastewater projects, consider issues regarding mobile vendors and discuss renovating the gazebo in Library Park.
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, in the council chambers at Lakeport City Hall, 225 Park St.
The council will hold a public hearing on an initial study and mitigated negative declaration for wastewater and water projects the city is seeking US Department of Agriculture Rural Development Program funds to complete.
Community Development Director Richard Knoll’s report to the council explains that earlier this year the council decided to submit a funding request to USDA Rural Development for 10 projects. As part of the application process, the council directed that a preliminary engineering report and environmental review be completed.
The proposed water system improvement include the Green Ranch land acquisition, replacement of the city’s water metering devices throughout its distribution system, replacement of the existing water Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system and intertying the existing Parallel Drive and South Main Street water mains with a new water main.
Proposed wastewater system improvements include replacing the existing sewer Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system, repairs of existing sewer treatment ponds, replacing the Clear Lake Avenue sewage lift station and controls, inflow and infiltration improvements to the sewage collection system, replacement and upsizing of sewer collection pipe on Main Street from Clear Lake Avenue to Sixth Street, and repair or replacement of a 72-inch culvert under Highway 29 that is a conduit for existing sewer main pipes.
In other business, Knoll will provide the council with background on how other communities deal with mobile food vendors.
While Knoll’s report says the city does permit mobile catering on city streets, the vendors must have a business license and adhere to Lake County Health Department rules and other provisions.
The city has no limit on mobile caterers. Knoll reported that thus far there are two mobile hot dog vendors licensed, with one operating downtown, as well as an ice cream vendor. Two other operators that received licenses don’t appear to be in business.
He said issues recently have arisen due to one hot dog vendor who has been exceeding the one-hour
time limitation on Main Street, with at least one downtown business complaining about the hot dog vendor parking in front of a retail store.
City Manager Margaret Silveira will take to the council a request by the Lakeport Rotary Club to renovate the Library Park Gazebo.
She said the group annually takes on a project, and this year’s Rotary president, Melissa Fulton, wants to take on the gazebo renovation, which will include painting, and repairs to the wood and iron railings. Contractor and Rotary member Dave Meek will oversee the project.
The council also will consider reappointing Council member Suzanne Lyons to the Clear Lake Advisory Committee and making appointments to the Lakeport Economic Development Committee. The committee currently has three vacancies and two applicants – Taira St. John and Barbara Johnson.
The council also will hold a closed session to discuss a case of anticipated litigation; conference with real property negotiators for 1 First St. and 1350 S. Main St., Space 17; labor negotiations with unrepresented employees; and appointment of the utilities superintendent.
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082112 Lakeport City Council Agenda Packet