Feb. 23 Council Recap
Roundabout Property Purchase, Animal Rules Discussed
Rocklin Rd. and Pacific St. Roundabout Property Purchase
City Council adopted a resolution for the City to purchase a portion of land at 3800 Rocklin Rd. needed to construct the roundabout planned at the intersection of Rocklin Rd. and Pacific St.
The project was initially approved by Council on June 15, 2015, and has been approved in plans and fiscal budgets. The project has experienced environmental delays, but has recently received clearances and is ready to move forward. Council approval was needed to next step in the process is the purchase of the Rights-of-Way, consisting of a portion of the property located at 3800 Rocklin Road.
The Pacific Roundabout Project is funded 100% with Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) funds and is included in the Fiscal Year 2020/21 budget.
Term Sheet Approved for Community Tap House Near Quarry Park
A proposed outdoor community tap house and public market on City land near Quarry Park Adventures took its first official step forward when the Rocklin City Council approved the project term sheet Tuesday night.
City staff and Beer 40, LLC, negotiated the initial agreement for the development of a concept modeled after the popular SACYARD Community Tap House and Beer 40 projects in Sacramento and Vacaville, respectively.
The term sheet calls for the City and Beer 40 to enter into a five-year three-month initial lease agreement for use of city land, with Beer 40 responsible for designing, funding, permitting, constructing and operating all related improvements. Beer 40 will pay a base rent of $1,000 a month on the property, as well as additional rent based on a percentage of gross sales.
Council Requests Law for Pet Owners to Pick Up After Their Dogs
In January, City Council directed staff to research ordinances in surrounding cities designed to encourage pet owners to extend common courtesies to their neighbors, such as picking up after their dogs.
Staff found that the City of Rocklin was in the minority in not requiring residents to dispose of their dog’s feces properly when on public or other’s private property. After discussion, Council requested a new draft ordinance to help keep our public spaces clean and have a rule that could be referenced when working with violators.
The draft ordinance will be heard at a future Council meeting for possible adoption.
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