By Natalie Kim
Walnut – The July 27 Walnut Council meeting began with the Council proclaiming August 2 as National Night Out. The Council invited residents of the City to come together and enjoy a night out while getting to know the local law enforcement. The Council also recognized the Walnut High School golf team for their spectacular performance.
Following the public comments, the Council approved the minutes of the July 13 City Council minutes, as well as the rest of the consent calendar.
The consent calendar consisted of a resolution allowing claims and demands in the amount of $555,984.83 from fiscal year 2015-16; a resolution allowing claims and demands in the amount of $429,937.41 from fiscal year 2016-17; a resolution authorizing City application for supervisor Hilda L. Solis 2016-17 Competitive Excess Funds Tree Planting Grant Program; a three year contract with Continental Building Maintenance, Inc. for City-wide janitorial services; a one year contract with athletic field specialists for sports field maintenance at Creekside, Snow Creek, and Suzanne Parks; waiver of parking restrictions on La Puente road for the 2016-17 school year for Walnut High School and Suzanne Middle School; and commission appointments to the Planning, Parks and Recreation, Senior, and Youth Advisory Commission.
Heinrich Dy, Danny Wu, Benjamin Natividad, Mark T. Fernandez, and Tony Koo were appointed to the Planning Commission; James E. Swartz, Dino Jimmy Pollalis, Ernie Quejado, Angelica Han, and Tem Pedersen were appointed to the Parks and Recreation Commission; Jean Sherwood Scott, Yolanda Velez, Flora Coday-Lamb, Vijay Vakil, and Joanne Sharon Miller were appointed to the Senior Commission; and Karen Ling Liu, Christopher Wong, Angela Cao, Angel Ko, Mandy S. Tsai, Florence Ao, and John Gu were appointed as Youth Advisory Commissioners. The Council also approved the Mayor’s Agency Representatives.
Following individual reports and comments, the Council adjourned. The next meeting will be on Aug 10, 7 p.m., at 21201 La Puente Rd.