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Bids Underway For Renovation of La Plata Park

Laguna Niguel is moving forward with its plans to restore the city’s oldest park.

Plans for irrigation and planting restoration of will be discussed at Tuesday's City Council meeting, and the city will soon be accepting bids for the job. 

The decision to restore the park was made last year after the about the condition of its slopes and vegetation.

The city’s Director of Public Works Dave Rogers stated last year that while the city was not at risk of actually losing the slopes in the park, they had been advised by geo-engineers to quit watering the slopes to reduce sloughage, which caused a loss in vegetation. 

Therefore, the cost of repairs, at last report around $300,000, will go entirely toward redoing the landscape to bring the park back to “Laguna Niguel standards.”

The City Council will also:

  • Hear the annual presentation of the Safe City Plan, presented by Chief of Police Services Lt. Andy Ferguson.
  • Adopt the 2012 weed abatement program, which will declare that weeds growing on or in front of certain properties in the city are a public nuisance and provide for their abatement.
  • Hold public hearing and receive public testimony on a zoning code amendment addressing non-residential real estate signs.
  • Adopt Ordinance No. 2012-170 which will allow exceptions to the prohibition on parking oversized vehicles on city streets between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Award the synthetic sports turf and facilities maintenance contract to Rite, Inc. dba The Perfect Field.
  • Proclaim May 2012, Older Americans Month in the city of Laguna Niguel.
  • Present a plaque to the PACT Team to commemorate more than 100,000 hours of volunteer service. The plaque will be presented to Barbara Perrella and John Morton, the two members with the highest number of hours, who will receive the plaque on behalf of the team. The presentation will take place at a special meeting at 6 p.m., before the regular council meeting begins.

The City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the  at City Hall, 30111 Crown Valley Pkwy.

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