San Carlos Area Council news
By Mickey Zeichick
Our next San Carlos Area Council (SCAC) meeting will be Wednesday, March 4 at 6 p.m. in the San Carlos Branch Library, 7265 Jackson Drive. Our guest speaker is Councilmember Scott Sherman, who will provide an update from City Hall. Councilmember Sherman will respond to questions after his presentation.
Please send any items you wish the councilman to address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 2. I will send him the list before the meeting.
At the Jan. 26 Navajo Community Planning meeting, three items of interest to the San Carlos neighborhood were discussed, those being: (Note: dates are approximate and subject to change.)
1. Pipeline Rehabilitation (AH-1) Project overview: This project will be on Jackson Drive from Lake Murray Boulevard to just west of Lake Shore Drive. The project will rehabilitate the sewer main within the city’s right-of-way, utilizing trenchless construction. If required, it will also include point repairs, manhole replacement, manhole rehabilitation, sewer cleanouts, an assessment of all sewer laterals by CCTV to determine if rehabilitation is necessary, and installation of cleanouts at property line. Also, if required, the project will include the installation of curb ramps that facilitate access for persons with disabilities, as well as relocate any signal poles, pedestrian push buttons, pull boxes, and any other obstructions as necessary. The project is scheduled for early spring 2015 through summer 2016. Adrian Pavon, assistant engineer of the city of San Diego’s Public Works Department, will make a presentation on this at the March 4 meeting.
2. Laurel Ridge Court Storm Drain: Installation of new storm drain pipeline and stabilization of an existing eroded gully in the canyon between Laurel Ridge Court and Deer Field Street. A presentation will be made at the May 6 meeting.
3. Mid-City Pipeline Update: This is the second phase of a two-phase project to install a parallel and redundant pipeline adjacent to the city of San Diego’s Trojan Potable Water Transmission Pipeline (Trojan Pipeline). The first phase was completed in 2002 and installed a water transmission pipeline predominantly along El Cajon Boulevard. This second phase will install the remaining pipeline from El Cajon Boulevard to the Alvarado Water Treatment Plant. In addition, this project will resurface streets impacted by its construction activities and install new curb ramps that will improve mobility access for people with physical disabilities. Project Schedule: November 2016 through February 2019. A presentation will be made at the May 6 meeting.
Navajo Community Planning, Inc.: An election committee for the March 2015 NCPI annual elections was formed. If you are interested in running for the NCPI board, application forms can be found on their website but also on the SCAC Facebook site and we will have forms available at the March meeting.
San Carlos Branch Library: I was working on my computer on a theater project in the back corner of the library the other day. I had a wonderful window view of the sun shining brightly on some rocks and the playfulness of some lizards. From time to time, I would look up from the computer and just smile at the simplicity and quietness of it all. I love our branch library and my escape to work. It beats my office!
Prom Dresses are needed at Patrick Henry High Sschool: PHHS needs assistance for the seniors and prom. There is a list of students who are in need with basically little or no parental support for not only prom dresses and prom tickets, but Senior Picnic tickets and yearbooks. There is also an on-campus club that raises funds to help pay for these types of things called “The All About The Kids Club” but they need our help. The students earn money and deposit those funds in this special account to be able to help pay the expenses. But the fees are the fees and there are no discounts. Donated tuxes and prom dresses are very welcome here! There is a separate closet to hang the dresses and tuxedos and a parent volunteers to help distribute the clothes, make any repairs and have them dry-cleaned. If you would like to help or donate please contact Dawn Marino, counseling secretary at PHHS, at email@example.com.
SCAC needs more directors. If you are interested in becoming a director please let me know and I will email an application to you; they will also be available at our March meeting.
Can the SCAC meetings be audio or video recorded and posted online? Please send me your thoughts about this.
To find out what is happening in our San Carlos neighborhood go to nextdoor.com. If you would like to discuss a matter, please call me at 619-461-6032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Mickey Zeichick is president of the San Carlos Action Council.