City Council Recap for January

By Tiana Goegebuer

The January 11th, 2017 City Council Meeting was attended by Councilmembers Todd Rigby, Adam Rush, and Brandon Plott were present, as well as Mayor Joseph Tessari and Mayor Pro Tem Clint Lorimore. The invocation was led by Pastor James Turner from Eastvale Bible Church.

The Council held a Closed Session meeting, and no reportable actions were taken as a result, and the meeting then progressed on to the Presentations and Announcements section. Representatives from the Corona-Norco Unified School District (CNUSD) discussed the Eastvale Health Screening, and then progressed to the Public Comment section.

In the Public Comments, there were two speakers; one who wished to address the mail theft in his area, and the other who asked the Council to find more proactive ways to deal with things such as mail theft and littering.

The Consent Calendar was approved 5-0.

Next, in the Public Hearings section, Item 8.1 was discussed by several members of the community before the Council moved to pull the Item from the calendar or the evening. IT was approved 5-0.

In the City Council Business section, Items 9.6 and 9.7, the appointment of the Public Safety Commission and the Planning Commission positions were addressed first.

Item 9.1, an update of the maternity homes and the enforcement actions taken was presented by the City Manager.

Item 9.2, Consideration of an Ad-Hoc Committee to Discuss Possible Solutions for Maternity Homes, was discussed, and two Councilmembers will serve on the committee, with Mayor Tessari serving as an alternate.

Item 9.3 involved the Community Fruit Tree Public-Private Partnership Memorandum of Understanding. It was approved 5-0.

Item 9.4, the Chandler Station (Fire Station No. 51) Update was presented by Bob Williamson, the project and construction manager for the build.

Item 9.5 had to do with the Acceptance and Quitclaim of Storm Drain Easement for Eastvale MDP on certain lines and parcels.

The Meeting adjourned with closing statements from the City Staff and Councilmembers.

The January 25th, 2017 City Council Meeting was attended by Councilmembers Todd Rigby, Adam Rush, and Brandon Plott were present, as well as Mayor Joseph Tessari and Mayor Pro Tem Clint Lorimore. The invocation was led by Pastor Rob Norris from The Crossings church. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilmember Rush.

In the Presentations/Announcements portion of the meeting, an update was provided by the Public Safety Commission, an introduction of the JCSD Community Affairs Supervisor was presented, a plaque was given to Chief Deputy Jason Horton for his service to the City, and the new president of Norco College came to speak and introduce himself to the Council. Student Liaison Natalie Diaz gave her report on upcoming and current happenings in the Eastvale schools.

In the Public Comment section, a resident came forward to speak about the mailbox break-ins and theft in Eastvale, another resident complained about the traffic around Rosa Parks Elementary School, one implored the Councilmembers to continue taking action against maternity homes.

The Consent Calendar was approved 5-0. There were no Public Hearings.

Item 8.1, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report was presented and approved 5-0.

Items 8.2, the Acceptance of the 2016 State Homeland Security Grant Award, and Item 8.3, the Acceptance of the Emergency Management Performance Grant, were both approved 5-0.

Item 8.4 stated additional programs offered by Waste Management, and was approved 4-1, with Councilmember Rush voting ‘no’.

Item 8.5 was an update on the Roadway Adoption Program was presented and approved 5-0.

Item 8.6, a Quitclaim of Presidio Road Storm Drain was given, and it passed 5-0.

The Meeting adjourned with closing statements from the City Staff and Councilmembers.