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One-Lane Traffic on IB Blvd., Palm Ave. at Wednesday Council Meeting

If proposed roundabouts on Palm Avenue and Imperial Beach Boulevard are approved, traffic in part of both streets will be reduced to one lane in each direction. A YMCA takeover of the Sports Park and Recreation Center will also be discussed.

One-Lane Traffic on IB Blvd., Palm Ave. at Wednesday Council Meeting

The Imperial Beach City Council will hold its first meeting of the month Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Before the start of the meeting, council will meet in closed session to discuss nine cases of possible legal action.

City Manager Gary Brown will meet with SEIU Local 221 President Mike Murphy in closed session before the public city council meeting. The YMCA of San Diego County plans to take over the Imperial Beach Sports Park and Recreation Center by the end of the year, Brown said.

City Attorney Jennifer Lyon and Brown will also meet in closed session with a YMCA representative Wednesday to discuss price and terms of payment.

An announcement will be made after the meeting if any action is taken on these matters.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) projects for fiscal year 2013-14 will be presented to council. CDBG projects are funded and approved by San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

Proposed projects include:

- a new fire engine

- roundabout at Palm Avenue and 3rd Street

- roundabout at Imperial Beach Boulevard and Connecticut Street

- ADA curbs and pop outs at Imperial Beach Boulevard and Connecticut Street

Roundabouts would require portions of Imperial Beach Boulevard and Palm Avenue be narrowed to one lane in each direction.

This is agenda item 6.2.

Councilman Brian Bilbray has requested that drainage issues at 9th Street and Palm Avenue be added to a future city council meeting agenda. Per new rules passed earlier this year, a majority of councilmembers must agree to add an item to the agenda to be discussed at a future meeting.

This is agenda item 6.6.

Discussion of a speed limit increase on State Route 75 will continue Wednesday. The public may attend to offer comment on the matter. Click here to read an IB Patch story on the speed limit increase from 40 to 45 mph recommended by CalTrans.

This is agenda item 5.1.

Council will vote to ratify its warrant register with a total of $3 million in payroll and expenses.

Among expenses above $100,000:

- $663,382 to Southland Paving for street improvements

- $1 million for SANDAG Regional Beach Sand

- $467,754 for June 2012 law enforcement services

- $144,296 to SANDPIPA for fiscal year 2013 liability and property insurance

This is agenda item 2.2.

Approval of the city's policy for urban runoff, the Jurisdictional Urban Runoff Management Plan (JURMP) is agenda item 5.2.

A proposed Boy Scouts Eagle project to install an irrigation system in part of Veterans Park is agenda item 6.1.

Citizens who wish to speak to council about any subject matter may do so during the public comment period at the start of the meeting.

Cox Communications customers who are unable to attend the meeting can watch at 6 p.m. on channel 24.

A video copy of council meetings may also be requested from City Clerk Jacqueline Hald.

For more information on Wednesday's meeting, see the attached agenda packet here.

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