DB Council Recap

By Natalie Kim

Diamond Bar – The July 19 Diamond Bar Council meeting began with several presentations. The first presentation was a City Tile to Sgt. Marc Saunders with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department upon his retirement. The Council thanked Saunders for his years of dedication, and wished him a happy and fulfilling retirement. The City Manager then introduced the new City employee Fabian Aoun, Diamond Bar’s newest assistant engineer.

During the public comments, a representative from the Diamond Bar Public Library announced several upcoming workshops, including a Disney Dance Workshop on July 27 at 4 p.m. and Conductive Art: Squishy Circuits on Aug 1 at 2 p.m. A representative from One Legacy announced the progress of the organization, and several well attended events. The events led to a greater awareness of the benefits of organ donation, as well as celebrating the lives of donors and donor receivers.

Next, the schedule of future events was read, including the next Concerts in the Park and Movies Under the Stars, on July 20 featuring Yard Sale and Inside Out respectively; the next Planning Commission meeting on July 26; Concerts in the Park and Movies Under the Stars on July 27 featuring Hot August Night and Mary Poppins respectively; the next Parks and Recreation Commission meeting on July 28; and the next City Council meeting on August 2.

The Council then approved all items on the consent calendar, including the minutes from the City Council meeting of June 21; Parks and Recreation Commission minutes of May 26; Planning Commission minutes of May 24 and June 14; ratification of a check register totaling $2,706,263.01; the Treasurer’s Statement for the month of May, 2016; expenditures with Diversified Printers, Inc. for printing services; appropriation of $4,084 from the General Fund Reserves to the Fiscal Year 2016-17 Capital Improvement Program Budget, as well as a construction contract for the Diamond Bar Center restroom lighting project to Tamang Electric in the amount of $26,440; exoneration of surety bonds posted by JCCL-South Pointe West, LLC to mitigate the landslide at the location of the future Larkstone Park and the Rehabilitation of Larkstone Drive; appropriation of $80,000 of traffic improvement funds to the fiscal year 2016-17 CIP budget, as well as awarding a construction contract to All-American Asphalt, Inc.; adopting a resolution authorizing participation in the National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance to purchase janitorial supplies for the city facilities from Waxie Sanitary Supply; the updated program policies for the City’s Home Improvement Program; and approval of agreement with Simpson Advertising, Inc. for specialty graphic design services.

The Council held public hearings for resolutions concerning nuisance abatements against residences in 1162 Chisolm Trail Drive and 21224 Fibre Court. The Council received special assessments concerning the properties, and issued liens against the property holders.

Following individual reports and comments, the Council adjourned to Aug 2, at 6:30 p.m. at 21865 Copley Dr.