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Posted on December 14, 2016 at 1:56 PM by grodericks grodericks
City Manager's Monthly Report - October 2016
Welcome to the City Manager's Monthly Report Blog!
The City Manager's Monthly Report Blog is a consolidation of issues, communications, and Town activity during the prior month that have been reported to the City Council as part of their weekly email from the City Manager. Sometimes information is duplicated over the course of several emails to the City Council to ensure that it is reviewed.
As I review the information to include in the Monthly Report, to the extent possible, I remove duplicate updates (older emails get shorter) in favor of the most recent - although some will be duplicative if there is other relevant information included; I try to remove information regarding events that have already occurred; and I edit information that requires update - hopefully to make it more useful. However, overall, the information is generally the same as it was presented to the City Council in their weekly Council email.
The Report reads with the most recent first. As always, if you have any questions or comments regarding the Monthly Report, please feel free to contact me via email or phone.
My weekly email to the City Council typically goes out every Friday.
Town of Atherton
Both are in good operating condition. The issue with the Admin/PD building is directly related to the Town's aging facilities. The generator was compliant when installed, but with time, has not kept pace with the changing laws on air quality and ventilation. It sits adjacent to the window area for the Town's Dispatch Center and vents to the roof area of the police building where there are other vents that go back into the building. When in operation, the diesel fumes make their way into the halls and offices of the police department. Those sensitive to diesel fumes can end up with headaches and nausea when exposed for long periods of time. The generator is tested on a monthly basis.
The Town is well aware of the issue and has been attempting to take steps to seal the ventilation areas, tune-up the generator, and get it registered with the Air Quality Management District for continuous operation when needed. In the interim, the Town has taken the generator out of its automatic cutover mode. The Town's dispatch/9-1-1 services are on UPS backups that provide plenty of time for personnel to step out and flip the cutover switch to the generator. The UPS systems are designed for this function as the generator takes a few seconds to come online even with automatic cutover.
With the planning for the new Civic Center, the new Emergency Generator will be in the secure Police Parking Lot outside the facility. The Town does not want to purchase a new generator at this time given the temporal possibility of the new building. We do not yet know what the size, location, and connectivity requirements of a new generator would be to power the entire facility and do not want to spend $100k or more on something that is not forward compatible.”
Staff posted and released similar information to the community via News Flash/Civic Send.
Staff has installed samples of each type of light fixture intended to be used as replacements - Post Top and Hanging Pendant types. The goal is to maintain a similar level of illumination and to match the current fixture style and appearance.
Civic Center Project - Donor Meeting