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Park View student safety target of study
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RIPON — A Safe Route to School Improvement Project involving Park View Elementary School will take another step forward at tonight’s Ripon City Council meeting.

Elected leaders are expected to approve the proposal by the transportation consultants of Fehr & Peers from the Roseville offices, with the total amount not to exceed $24,480.

Last October, the City was awarded a grant specifically for this Park View project. The goal is to create a safer environment around the school.

During off-hours, Park View and the surrounding areas are often used by the public for parking during events taking place at the nearby Mistlin Sports Park.

The Safe Route to School plan will address the safety concerns of both pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Included are the construction and installation of LED crosswalks, electronic speed feedback signs, bike lane striping, and additional crosswalks.

In other agenda items:

• Council members will discuss the Capital improvement Program report for the upcoming year.

• They’ll also authorize Mayor Elden ‘Red’ Nutt to sign the contract with Fireworks America for the annual Fourth of July pyrotechnic display at Ripon High’s Stouffer Field.

In addition, the Ripon Redevelopment Successor Agency is scheduled to meet after the Council session, with the only item being that of a progress payment for $5,927 to the A.M. Stephens Construction Company for the Main Street parking lot and lighting project.

The Ripon City Hall Council Chambers is located at 259 N. Wilma Ave.

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