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City Council Meeting Wrap-Up

June 24, 2010

The following is from the Laguna Beach City Council meeting of June 15.

Volleyball team honored

The Laguna Beach High School boys' volleyball team and coach were presented with a proclamation in honor of their triple championship season, with a 25-8 record.

The team was the CIF champion for the first time in 27 years, Orange County League champion, with an 8-0 record, and state champion.

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Lance Stewart was the coach.

Mayor Elizabeth Pearson read the proclamation, citing the distinction, sportsmanship and class with which the team had represented Laguna.

Next season is looking good, with only four

seniors graduating this year.

HIV testing yields new cases

HIV Advisory Committee member and Laguna Beach Community Clinic supervisor of HIV testing Kim de St. Paer announced that the clinic provided free testing for 1,124 people and identified 17 new cases.

She said early intervention will enable them to

receive treatment and

help prevent new infections.

A letter from committee Chair Michelle Sherman was read into the record, thanking the council for funding related HIV services. Laguna Beach has had the unenviable record of the highest per capita incidence of AIDS in the country.

Hazardous waste contracts

The council unanimously approved an amendment to the contract with Curbside, Inc. in the amount of $35,000 and extending the contract for collection of household hazardous waste through fiscal year 2010-11.

The council also approved unanimously an amendment to the contract with Mercury Disposal Systems for an amount not to exceed $5,300 for collection and disposal of batteries and fluorescent lamps and tubes during fiscal year 2010-11.

Easements abandoned

Resolutions were adopted, 5 to 0, to abandon easements and rights-of-way no longer needed because the Bluebird Canyon landslide recovery project has been completed

WHAT IT MEANS

New easements have replaced the ones required during the rehabilitation of Flamingo Road and the sewer main. According to an agreement between the landslide victims and the city, the city must abandon easements that are no longer necessary.

Street resurfacing contract

The council voted unanimously to appropriate $320,000 from the Capital Improvement Fund for street projects in 2009-10 and 2010-11 fiscal years, subject to passage of the new budget, which occurred later in the agenda. The projects include slurry sealing

A $1.6 million contract was awarded to Pavement Coatings Co.

WHAT IT MEANS

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