January 24 City Council Recap
Midas Ave. Closure; C.O.P.P.S Program; Rocklin Arts Commission
Midas Ave. Road Closure
Midas Avenue between Fifth Street and Argonaut Avenue has been closed since January 16th. The immediate closure was needed due to a potential street and sidewalk failure that required an emergency repair. The excessive rains from the first two weeks in January caused stress to the underground culvert that diverts storm water. This caused water to infiltrate the surrounding soil and created unsafe conditions for vehicles and pedestrians. Underground water, gas, and fiber-optic utilities in this area were exposed, and City crews are working with utility partners to ensure that utilities are not impacted.
Rocklin Police Dept. Launches C.O.P.P.S Unit
Rocklin PD presented details to Council on their Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (C.O.P.P.S), task force. The mission of this unit is to reduce crime and address public concerns through a community-based, problem solving approach that produces meaningful crime reduction and an enhanced quality of life.
This unit will focus their priorities on community outreach, the prevention of organized retail crime and environmentally designed crime prevention tactics among other responsibilities. The C.O.P.P.S unit will not be operating on a 24/7 basis and can be reached through the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 916-625-5400.
Rocklin Arts Commission
Council approved an ordinance to establish a City-based Arts Commission which will build upon the successes of the Art Task Force and serve as its replacement. The Commission will inform and advise City Council on all matters relating to Rocklin arts and culture and promote programs for the artistic and cultural enrichment of the community. Additionally, the Commission will implement elements of the Public Art Master Plan adopted by the City Council and act as a liaison between the City and local cultural and artistic groups.
The Arts Commission will consist of five members who are appointed by the City Council, and it will hold regularly schedule meetings once a quorum of Commissioners has been appointed.