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Ripon council to discuss downtown streets tonight
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Ripon City Council members will look at the Downtown Circulation and Streetscape Improvement Master Plan at tonight’s meeting. - photo by VINCE REMBULAT

The Ripon City Council will look to adopt the Downtown Circulation and Streetscape Improvement Master Plan at tonight’s 6 o’clock open session.

Discussions consisting of the Project Priority list will take place in the Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave.

Planning Director Ken Zuidervaart will provide some of the details of the report.

“The few modifications were made to the North/South streets between Main Street and Second Street with an emphasis on preserving and adding on-street parking,” he said.

Included in the modifications is a net increase of about 13 on-street parking spaces as opposed to a potential decrease based on the draft of the Master Plan.

The proposed Downtown Circulation and Streetscape Master Plan is approximately $15 million project, according to Zuidervaart.

“Again, the objective (of the Master Plan) is to have a cohesive design that can be phased over time as funding becomes available,” he said, with the most likely sources being that of the Street & Road Reserve fund.

Zuidervaart added that staff will continue to seek out opportunities to leverage City funds with possibly outside grant funds, based on availability.

In other agenda items:

  • Council members could adopt the Garrison Way Project Improvements as completed by 16 Acre Partners, LP.
  • They’ll direct Mayor Daniel de Graaf to ink an agreement with Liebert Cassidy Whitmore for employment relations training & consulting services while approve payment of the membership dues ($2,550 before Aug. 1).
  • Elected leaders could sign the letter of consent that allows Crown Castle to sublease a portion the site to DISH Network, as authorized in the terms of the lease.
  • Council members, in addition, will determine who among them will be attending the League of California Cities annual conference in Sacramento, from Sept. 22-24, as the voting delegate and alternative.

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