Walnut City Council Meeting

By Natalie Kim

Walnut – The September 28 Walnut Council meeting began with a commendation for Captain Scroggin of the Sheriff’s Department. The Council thanked the Captain for all his hard work in making Walnut a safer, better place to live, and wished him good fortune in his future. Although the Council were sad to bid farewell to Captain Scroggin, they were glad to see his career flourish.

Next, the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control gave a presentation on mosquito and disease control. A representative from the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control explained that mosquitoes lay eggs in still water, and that mosquitoes can lay eggs in pools of still water small enough to fit inside a bottle cap. The representative also cautioned that rainwater collection barrels require modifications in order to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs inside of them. Mosquito eggs are not toxic or harmful, and prevention requires merely emptying out water receptacles and ensuring that the eggs are also removed from receptacles.

Following the public comments, the Council approved all items on the consent calendar, including a resolution allowing the City of Walnut claims and demands in the amount of $864,006.09; a traffic mitigation agreement with the City of Industry Successor Agency for the Industry East and Industry Business Center Developments; and a three year contract extension for ICF Jones & Stokes, Inc. for biological monitoring of Meadow Pass mitigation area. The Council then approved all items on the successor agency consent calendar, including a resolution of the City of Walnut as Successor Agency allowing certain claims and demands in the amount of $3,000; and a resolution of the City of Walnut as Successor Agency to the Walnut Improvement Agency approving the amended recognized obligation payment schedule for January 1, 2017-June 30, 2017.

During the Council individual comments and updates, Councilmembers reminded residents of the upcoming Walnut Family Fun Festival, as well as to keep in mind the safety precautions presented earlier in the meeting.

The Council adjourned until Wednesday, October 12, at 21201 La Puente Rd. at 7 p.m.

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