Walnut Council Recap

By Natalie Kim

Walnut The April 13 Walnut City Council Meeting began by recognizing the many volunteers that gave their support to the City. To celebrate Volunteer Recognition Month, the Council recognized the Rotary Club, the American Youth Soccer Organization, the Walnut Valley Women’s Club, the Chinese American Association of Walnut, the Walnut Lion’s Club, the Walnut Valley Relay for Life, and several residents who have offered many hours of hard work and service to the City.

Following the presentations, the Council approved all items on the consent calendar, including an ordinance amending water efficient landscaping requirements of the Walnut Municipal Code; a resolution allowing claims and demands in the amount of $49,335.71; an alcoholic beverage license application for Valley Market & Liquor; a request by Canning Hunger for a non-profit solicitation permit and waiver of business license tax; rate increases for the fiscal year of 2016-17 and 2017-18 of a three year contract with West Coast Arborist for City wide tree trimming and related services and extension of the contract for an additional year, fiscal year 2018-19; the American Cancer Society 2016 Relay for Life request and fee waiver for City service and equipment fee; and an announcement for application period for the Senior Citizens, Parks and Recreation, and the Planning Commissions. The Council also approved a resolution of the Successor Agency allowing certain claims and demands in the amount of $1,250.00.

The Council adjourned with plans to meet again on April 27 at 7 p.m. at 21201 La Puente Rd. in Walnut.