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The Civic Minute: what’s happening at Citrus Heights City Hall?

Updated 4:23 p.m., May 13–
The Citrus Heights City Council will meet Thursday night to consider appointing an interim city manager, along with approval of a $1.5 million construction contract and consideration of an updated five-year plan for more than $55 million in capital improvements.

Treasurer’s Report. The council will consider routine receipt and filing of the quarterly treasurer’s report, for the quarter ending March 31, 2021. The report shows the market value of the city’s cash and investments at $21 million, up from $13.9 million at the end of the prior quarter.

Housing loan contract. The council will consider approving a staff recommendation to award a $350,000 contract to Michael Baker International for administration of the city’s Housing Repair Loan Program, which is funded through federal Community Development Block Grant Funds. No other proposals were received, according to a staff report.

Construction Contract. City Council members will consider approving a $1.5 million contract with Martin General Engineering, Inc. for construction of the final phase of the 1.2-mile Mariposa Avenue Safe Routes to School project. A total of six bids were received, ranging as high as $1.7 million. The council will also consider awarding a related $241,000 contract to Coastland Civil Engineering, Inc. to provide construction management, inspection and materials testing services for the project.

Interim City Manager. The council will consider appointing an interim city manager, following the retirement of former City Manager Chris Boyd on May 11. No additional information was included in an agenda packet posted online, as of Thursday morning.

Capital Projects. The council will consider approval of an updated 60-page, Five-Year Capital Improvement Program, which lists the city’s major capital improvement needs and acts as a planning tool and financing strategy to ensure funding is budgeted. Projects include storm drain upgrades, safety improvements, ADA accessibility projects, construction of the city’s 6.9-mile trail, and major projects like the second phase of the Auburn Boulevard Revitalization project. Total funding is listed at $55.5 million, coming from various sources.

The meeting will also include a pair of proclamations declaring May as National Public Works Week and Building Safety Month, along with a presentation on regional grants recently awarded to the city.

Public comments for the council’s May 13 meeting can be submitted to, with up to 250 words. Those interested in joining the council meeting via Zoom can find links posted in the council’s agenda packet. (click here)

Updated 4:23 p.m., May 13– An initial agenda packet did not contain any accompanying documents related to the hiring of an interim city manager. City Clerk Amy Van confirmed Monday that no accompanying documents were included, but updated The Sentinel in an email at 2:03 p.m. Thursday that she had “just posted some additional documents online for the council meeting.”

These documents include a draft resolution naming Christopher Boyd as an “interim retired annuitant to the vacant position of city manager,” to be paid at a rate of $128.79 per hour, with no other benefits. (See draft resolution here and draft agreement here). The council held a closed-door session on Wednesday, where discussion was to be made regarding appointment of an interim manager.

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