By Raymond Mendoza
Walnut – Walnut’s City Council met for its first regular meeting of the month on Feb. 11. The meeting opened with the commendation of Los Amigos Restaurant, located at 20835 Valley Blvd, as the official Winter 2015 Business of the Quarter recipient.
Mayor Nancy Tragarz was absent from the meeting.
In place of Tragarz delivering the congratulatory speech, Mayor Pro Tem, Eric Ching, spoke to owner Jose Luis Angel and his wife Mayra Angel, commenting on the family owned business and how Angel’s work ethic should stand as an inspiration for the residents of Walnut.
“This is a role model we need to look up to,” Ching said. “Many people like his food, (Angel) is good to kids; he gives a lot of opportunities for kids to work in his shop…that’s why he is chosen (as the Business of the Quarter).”
Ching also commented that he loved the restaurant’s ceviche and that he wished the restaurant luck as it continues to do business.
Following the award ceremony, the Council approved the only item on its public hearings schedule, which was Ordinance No. 15-02 to establish Article XXVIV for historical preservation of the Walnut Municipal Code.
After that, the Council approved all the items on its consent calendar, including a resolution of certain claims and demands in the amount of $869,983.61; a joint resolution approving and accepting a negotiated exchange of property tax revenue resulting from annexation of the territory to the Walnut Valley Water District; a resolution regarding the payment of salaries, sick leave, vacations, leave of absences and other regulations by revising authorized positions/salary Schedule A; and an additional appropriation request for Leibold, McClendon & Mann to provide special legal services in connection with the proposed disposition of Lot 269 in Three Oaks.
Finally, the Council moved onto the successor agency consent calendar, approving both items for the adoption of Resolution No.15-02, approving the ROPS for July through December 2015; and adoption of Resolution No.15-13, approving the administrative budget for July through December 2015.
After Council announcements, the members then adjourned into closed session to discuss negotiations of real property pursuant to Government Code 54956.8.
The next City Council meeting will take place on Feb. 25, at 7 p.m., in the Council chambers at 21201 La Puente Road.