Ramona schools, Superior Court, all County of San Diego offices, libraries and animal shelters, and other public agencies will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.
Essential services such as law enforcement, fire and rescue, and emergency animal control response will continue through the holiday.
Ramona Community Planning Group, 7 p.m., Ramona Library Community Room, 1275 Main St. Among agenda topics: presentation on Barnett School playground project, traffic congestion at Starbucks’ drive-through at Main and 13th streets, consideration of parking restrictions for commercial area at 225 Eighth St., and reconsider group’s approval of AMCAL affordable housing — if motion to reconsider is approved, new information will be presented. Also on agenda, updates on Santa Maria Creek cleanup, LED billboards, Park Land Dedication Ordinance priority list, and SANDAG Coordinated Plan on transit in Ramona, along with report on SDG&E wood pole to steel pole project. More: 760-445-8545.
Ramona Girls Softball League will receive $46,993 of the $674,763 county supervisors approved in District 2 Neighborhood Reinvestment Program disbursements.
The league will use the money for field security, electrical upgrades and irrigation improvements. The supervisors found the project to be exempt from California Environmental Quality Act review.
Prescription drug abuse has climbed over the past five years in the San Diego region, according to a report the county released on Monday.
Prescription drugs played a role in 268 deaths last year in San Diego County compared to 220 in 2008, a 22 percent increase, according to the 2013 Prescription Drug Abuse Report Card. A total of 1,221 people have died due to problems with prescription drugs during those five years.
Two tons of trash and debris, including mattresses and tires, were hand-cleared from the Santa Maria Creek bed where it runs through Ramona Community Park west to Seventh Street.
The project was part of Ramona Municipal Water District’s efforts to clean up the creek bed on its property to improve safety in the park and to prevent future flooding and fuel for fires. Attempts are under way to clean up the Santa Maria Creek bed in other areas of town. Ramona Community Planning Group initiated the effort after a request from former
Transportation and Trails Subcommittee of the Ramona Community Planning Group, 7 p.m., Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane. Concerns regarding congestion caused by Starbucks’ drive-through at Main and 13th streets and impacts to traffic waiting to turn onto 13th, consider time zone or other parking restrictions for commercial area at 225 N. Eighth St. to allow for loading vehicles for businesses — limit request is from Main Street to alley on Eighth Street.
Ramona Unified School District Board, 7 p.m., Wilson Administrative Center, 720 Ninth St. Among agenda items: Project Lead the Way report, Expository Reading and Writing at middle school report, technology infrastructure spending plan, participation in the California Energy Commission’s Bright Schools Program, district’s proposal to California School Employees Association, employee union reports, student board member reports, public hearing on instructional materials, district office entry way, district policy on recruitment and selection, board reports. More: ramonausd.net.
Oct 16 2013 | Posted in Government
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Ramona Municipal Water District directors approved a 5 percent merit raise for its general manager, David Barnum, following its annual evaluation of his job performance.
The $8,860 raise increases his base salary from $177,278 to $186,139, effective this month. In addition, the board agreed to increase Barnum’s salary by 3 percent in October 2014, and again in 2015, along with extending his severance benefit from 9 to 12 months.
Residents will have an opportunity to comment on public transportation when San Diego Association of Governments holds an outreach meeting at the Ramona Senior Center on Monday, Oct. 14, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
The meeting is one of a series of public meetings that the agency is conducting to discuss updates to the region’s coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan.
A project to add natural gas as a second energy source to pump water to Ramona is on schedule, on budget and could be operational by spring 2014, according to the Ramona Municipal Water District.
“This is a project about redundancy and emergency preparedness,” said RMWD General Manager David Barnum.