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The Civic Minute: what’s happening at Citrus Heights City Hall? (April 25)

Road repairs. Homelessness. Fiscal study session. Park patrols. Closed session discussion of potential property purchase. Those are some of the items on schedule for the Citrus Heights City Council meeting this Thursday.

Here’s a brief summary of what’s included in the council’s 85-page agenda packet for April 25, 2019:


Closed Session: Citrus Heights council members will hold a closed-door session to negotiate “price and terms of payment” for the now-vacant former Sylvan Middle School lot at Sylvan Corners. For more, see story: Is the city poised to finally buy the old Sylvan school lot?

Study Session: The council will also hold a public study session with staff to review fiscal year 2019-20, including capital improvements projects funding, community support funding and Neighborhood Improvement Projects funding.


Park Patrols. The council will consider approving the renewal of an existing contract with the Sunrise Recreation and Park District to provide supplemental police services for the district’s 23 parks in the city. Police have agreed to provide up to an average of 40 hours per month of enhanced patrol services with a uniformed officer, at a rate of $95 per hour. A similar contract renewal will also be considered with Stones Casino, for an officer to provide supplemental police services on Fridays and Saturdays.

Traffic count. The council will consider approving an agreement with SMUD to temporarily use utility poles for mounting traffic counting devices in various areas of the city. A staff report says no fiscal impact will be incurred as part of the agreement.

Road repairs. The council will consider approving a staff recommendation to allocate approximately $1.4 million in anticipated Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account Funding to go towards road resurfacing of 13 different sections of residential streets. (See The Sentinel’s upcoming Weekend Edition for full street list and additional information.)

Homeless. The meeting will conclude with a presentation from the police department regarding homeless “regional outreach efforts.”

The City Council meeting will also begin a pair of proclamations to recognize April as “Fair Housing Month” and May as “Building Safety Month.” A separate presentation will recognize the police department’s 2019 Dispatcher of the Year.

The City Council meeting will be held in the council chambers at 6360 Fountain Square Drive, beginning with a special meeting at 6 p.m., followed by the regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. The full agenda packet can be viewed by clicking here.

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