In a very short meeting with a rather light agenda, the Rosemead City Council on May 28 did take action on a few items.
The council approved the fireworks stands locations for 12 vendors for the upcoming July 4 holiday. The vendors are required to pay a firework permit fee of $250, along with a $300 refundable deposit, with the electrical permit fee waived.
The council awarded a contract for the Hellman Avenue/San Gabriel Boulevard intersection improvements as part of the city’s fiscal year 2011-12 Capital Improvement Program. The intersection is now to be paved with concrete cement from asphalt for as crosswalk, traffic signal, signage and striping improvements.
In addition, this project will also complement previous off-ramp landscaping improvements and resurfacing work that was completed two years ago.
The council also awarded a contract in phase II of the Mission Drive Resurfacing Project. The project consists of asphalt concrete overlay and reconstruction of road pavement, and repairs to damaged sidewalk, curb and gutter along Mission Drive from Rosemead Boulevard to Valley Boulevard.
The council added that this is a continuation of the resurfacing of Mission Drive that began in Fiscal Year 2012-13, when the street was resurfaced from the west city limit to Rosemead Boulevard. In addition, this project is being funded through Measure R Funds.
Also, the council reviewed and discussed proposed interior improvements to Rosemead City Hall. These proposed improvements include an expanded public counter area, new flooring and painting, office reconfiguration and new furniture and storage systems.
These proposed upgrades will be a continuation of the improvements made to the City Hall lobby and public counter this past year. Funding for these modifications is included in the city’s Capital Improvement Program.