BY RAYMOND MENDOZA
Walnut – The Walnut City Council held its final meeting of the month on Sept. 24, and it included more complaints about Mt. San Antonio College’s proposed parking structure, as well as a proclamation for this year’s Community Heroes.
After the invocation, Mayor Nancy Tragarz and the other council members congratulated Lou and Joanie Simonelli, and named them “Walnut Community Heroes” for their extensive volunteer work for Walnut High School and throughout the community.
“Lou and Joanie Simonelli are well known in the Walnut community as dedicated volunteers,” Tragarz said.
Tragarz also said the Simonellis were chosen after more than130 Walnut High School students signed a petition to have them named this year’s community heroes- showing that their years of work continues to touch the lives of many.
Council Member, Tony Cartagena, thanked them for all their civic work over the years and said the Simonelli’s volunteerism is what makes Walnut great.
Following the proclamation, the City opened its public comment section and was once again met with concerns about Mt. San Antonio College’s proposed parking structure and concerns with Michael Montgomery being a less than affective City Attorney.
The council then went on to approve the City Council and Housing Authority minutes for the Aug. 27 meeting before discussing one of the items on the council’s consent calendar.
Tragarz pulled Resolution No. 14-48 for claims and demands in the amount of $923,023.81, citing that part of the payment to Montgomery was worded incorrectly and therefore should not be approved. Her motion failed and the item was approved for its entire amount.
The council then approved two additional consent calendar items to support the “War on Child Sex Trafficking” legislation, and the appointment of five individuals to the Youth Advisory Commission.
The council also approved all of its items concerning the claims and demands for the Successor Agency, in the amount of $3,000, adopting the Recognized Obligation Payment schedule for the period of Jan. 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015, and an approval for the administrative budget for the Walnut Improvement Agency for January to June 2015.
The City Council then adjourned with plans to meet at 7 p.m., Oct. 8, at the City Council chambers at 21201 La Puente Road.