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20 January 2017
Notice of Funding Availability for Community Development Block Grant Program

Notice of Funding Availability for Community Development Block Grant Program

NOFA Opens: Friday, January 20, 2017

Due Date: 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 24, 2017

Grant Application Workshop: January 27, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - noon

Council Chambers - 580 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA

Documents posted in Adobe PDF
Notice of Funding
CDBG Application
 

20 January 2017
01/20/2017: Fatal Accident - Skyline Drive and Wyndemere, Monterey

01/20/2017: Fatal Accident - Skyline Drive and Wyndemere, Monterey

On January 20, 2017 at approximately 6:05 a.m., Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to an automobile accident in the area of Skyline Drive and Wyndemere Way in Monterey. 

20 January 2017
01/20/2017: Participate on a City Commission or Committee - Apply by February 13, 2017

01/20/2017: Participate on a City Commission or Committee - Apply by February 13, 2017

Monterey, CA. – The Monterey City Council is encouraging Monterey residents to apply to serve on the following Commissions or Committees:
    The Architectural Review Committee (ARC), the Colton Hall Museum & Cultural Arts Commission (CHMCAC), the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), and the Parks and Recreation Commission (PRC). Each serves as an advisory capacity to the City Council.
  

13 January 2017
01/13/2017: Dennis the Menace Playground Will Close for Upgrades Beginning January 23

01/13/2017: Dennis the Menace Playground Will Close for Upgrades Beginning January 23

Dennis the Menace Playground at the Lake El Estero Park Complex in Monterey will close for sidewalk upgrades beginning Monday, January 23rd.  The playground is planned to re-open by the beginning of spring break, Saturday, March 18th, although weather impacts may affect the re-opening date.

09 January 2017
04 January 2017
01/04/2017: Monterey Fire Adding Nine New Fire Recruits - Partially Funded by FEMA SAFER Grant

01/04/2017: Monterey Fire Adding Nine New Fire Recruits - Partially Funded by FEMA SAFER Grant

The Monterey Fire Department is adding new members to its ranks. Nine firefighter recruits will start an academy on January 9, 2017, to fill existing vacancies and several added positions. This group represents some significant achievements for the Department as it is the largest and most diverse group of Firefighter Recruits ever hired by the City of Monterey. “I am proud of the fact that we were able to find a highly qualified group of recruits,” said Chief Panholzer.

22 December 2016
12/22/2016: Decorative Sardines Adorn New Street Signs in Latest Addition to Cannery Row Historic and Beautification Program

12/22/2016: Decorative Sardines Adorn New Street Signs in Latest Addition to Cannery Row Historic and Beautification Program

Cannery Row has installed new street signs as another distinct branding for the historic and picturesque shopping and dining district.

21 December 2016
12/21/2016: Monterey Firefighters & Santa Deliver Gifts to Local Families

12/21/2016: Monterey Firefighters & Santa Deliver Gifts to Local Families

Santa Claus made an early visit to the Monterey Peninsula this week, trading in his sleigh for a fire truck. For the past 20 years, Santa has teamed up with Monterey firefighters to deliver toys to local families in need. News Release | Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3

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Please note: Weather may cause possible delays or changes to the schedule.
Active Engineering Projects Schedule
MAP OF ALL PROJECTS
  • Alvarado Street Light Replacement - 26 street lights between Bonifacio and Del Monte - Replacing fixtures with LED lights that are energy efficient and have a very long lifespan. Conforms to the Downtown Master Plan and has dimming capabilities. Starts Monday and expected to take four to six days. Little to no impacts to thoroughfare or noise level. (CIP)
  • Pearl Street Bridge Improvements -  replace walk path  (CIP)
  • 442 Casanova Avenue Sidewalk reconstruction, stump removal, curb and gutter ADA work all week (CIP)
  • 300 Block of Belden Street Widening Week two of 6 to 8 until completion - SEE CONTRACTOR SCHEDULE AND NOTICE (NIP)
  • MEASURE P STORM DRAINS: Citywide Storm Drain Repairs Phase 3 Storm drains on Walter Colton Drive near the school - next up - Soledad Drive at Soledad Place - potential road closure at times - dates still to be determined
  • MEASURE P STREETS: Citywide Street Resurfacing/Slurry Phase 4 Phase 4 completed...phase 5 up next...details coming soon
  • MEASURE P SIDEWALKS: Citywide Sidewalk Repair Phase 3 - Small sections on Pacific, Tyler and Polk streets
  • MEASURE P ADA: Citywide ADA Ramps and Street Reconstruction, Phase 3 - Mostly completed; just line markings in some areas.
  • Wharf II Pile Replacement & Repair - Piles will be driven. Impacts to parking and traffic on the wharf. SCHEDULE in PDF (CIP)
  • Veteran's Park Bocce Ball Court (NIP)
  • Police Department Lobby UpgradesSee news release for details Lobby expected to re-open mid August.
  • Cal Am Monterey Pipeline Project (Non-City Project) - also see www.watersupplyproject.org/
    Pipeline construction will continue Madison Street in Monterey between Van Buren and Pacific Street. Crews will begin mobilization work in Pacific Grove near Sinex and Eardley Avenues. Appurtenance crews will move to Monroe Street in Monterey and continue work on Hilby Avenue. Paving will begin on North Fremont Street between Casa Verde and Hilby Avenues.
    Have a question or concern? Call the CalAm project hotline at: (831) 646-3297
  • Highway 68/Highway 1 Roundabout (monterey.org/hh68)
    Next week crews will be focusing landscaping work, sidewalk work, as well as paving along southbound Highway 1 behind the concrete barriers under the Holman Highway 68 overpass. On Tuesday, crews will be pouring concrete for the last splitter island on the southbound highway 1 off-ramp. This work will require closing the free right turn lane of the off-ramp (going towards Pacific Grove) from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Drivers going towards Pacific Grove from the southbound Highway 1 off-ramp will need to proceed to the roundabout and make a right turn onto westbound Holman Highway 68.
    On Friday, crews will be working on a trench drain near the entrance to the Carmel Hills Professional Center, but no lane closure is currently planned for this work.
    Sign Up for Text Message Alerts - Text 68roundabout to 888777

    Sign-up to receive email notifications: www.tamcmonterey.org. TAMC will send a weekly “look-ahead” with info about the construction, road closures, detours, traffic conditions and travel options.
    HH68 Roundabout May Take Longer

construction signs

Ongoing


Upcoming

  1. Lower Presidio Historic Park Accessible Walkway up to the Sloat Monument (NIP)
  2. MEASURE P: ADA Ramp and Street Reconstruction Phase 4 on Littlefield, El Dorado and Pacific (Measure P) - early Sep
  3. MEASURE P STREETS: Citywide Street Resurfacing/Slurry Phase 5

CalTrans may be performing other work locally. Look up CalTrans construction.