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Thursday, February 26, 2015

City Workers Honored for Displaying Values in Their Work

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Six City of Santee employees recently  received recognition awards for displaying one of the City’s five core values in their work on the job at the annual Values-in-Motion Awards Ceremony at City Hall.
During a Values-In-Motion Recognition Ceremony at City Hall, the six award recipients were selected from among 14 city employees nominated during 2014 and received a diamond shaped trophy for exemplifying one of the following Core Values: Accountability, Professionalism, Vision, Integrity or Commitment in their work.
The honorees were: Kathy Valverde, Assistant to the City Manager; John O’Donnell, Associate Planner; Heather Heckman, Administrative Secretary; Eddie Adame, Fire Engineer; Ian O’connor, Firefigher Paramedic; Terry Rodgers, Special Projects Coordinator.
The awards are part of the City’s Mission Vision Values (MV2) program aimed at encouraging performance that is based on a set of Core Values in support of the City’s Mission and Vision for the community.  
MV2 Award

Friday, February 20, 2015

Update on Prospect Avenue Project

Friday, February 20, 2015

Installing purple pipe for reclaimed water

New pavement is scheduled to be installed on Ian Way and Hacienda Road on the north side of Prospect on Feb. 25 and 26. Residents are being notified so they can prepare.

The southbound lane of Cottonwood Avenue where it meets Prospect Avenue will be closed March 3 -16 to allow for the installation of a decorative concrete crosswalk.   Detour signs will be put up to alert motorists and to divert traffic to surrounding streets. The northbound lane of Cottonwood Avenue will remain open.

Storm drains are being installed near Cuyamaca Street, where a stormwater bioswale is also being constructed.

Work continues on the installation of underground electrical conduit and conversion boxes in front of businesses and residences, which will eliminate the need for overhead electrical wires.

Workers are also continuing installation of curbs, gutters, sidewalks and driveways, and street surface work is continuing on the north side of Prospect Avenue.

Questions about the project can be directed to Senior Civil Engineer Toby Espinola at (619) 258-4100 ext. 174 or by email at TobyEspinola@CityofSanteeCa.gov

Mark Your Calendar for This Year's Spring Eggstravaganza

Bring your kids and baskets to the 12th Annual Spring Eggstravaganza at Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve on  Saturday, April 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event features continuous egg hunts for children up to age 8.  Egg hunts are staged at two zones: one for small children and another for kids from ages 4 to 8. There will also be games, carnival rides, a pony ride, a petting zoo, inflatables, face painting and crafts.  Primo the DJ will entertain with music and games.

Parking is $5 per vehicle. Tickets for rides and activities will be sold for $1.00 each.  Egg hunt wrist bands are also $1.00 each.

 Last year, more than 8,000 people attended the event, including 2,700 children who scrambled for treats at 40 egg hunts. Spring Eggstravaganza is co-sponsored by the City of Santee and the Padre Dam Municipal Water District, which operates the 190-acre preserve.

 The preserve is located  in Santee at 9210 Fanita Parkway. For more information, call the event hotline at (619) 258-4100 ext. 201 or visit the event page here

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Prospect Avenue Corridor Enhancement Update

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

New landscaped center median

Construction has started near Gillespie Field on a center median that will be landscaped and decorated with stamped concrete. Pedestrian walkway lights will also be installed on the sidewalk next to the airport.
Workers are making foundations for new street lights that will be installed along the 1-mile project corridor. Special low-profile lights will be installed adjacent to the airport because of height restrictions.

Grading is being done to create a bioswale – a vegetated depression in the ground–that will capture stormwater runoff on the north side of Prospect near TC Construction Co.

A drip irrigation system is being installed, and installation of electrical conduit continues.
Crews continue to pour concrete curbs, gutters, sidewalks and driveways, so please avoid these areas.

Street paving will take place in various areas including: North half of Prospect between Cuyamaca and Cottonwood; Hacienda Road north of Prospect; Ian Way at the end of February.  Please heed the 25 m.p.h. speed limit in the “cone zone” construction area.
Contact Senior Civil Engineer Toby Espinola with any questions or concerns at 619-258-4100 ext. 174.