- In other action
Also at Wednesday’s meeting:
- During the public comment period, Clifford Weaver brought forward several questions about rates to use the GrapeLine bus system in town. The council directed staff to put concerns and questions about the application for handicapped bus rates on a future meeting agenda.
- The council approved changes to the ordinance allowing fireworks sales in Lodi by nonprofit groups. Organizations are now permitted to combine their efforts even after winning the rights to run a booth in July.
- Rates have increased for garbage collection. A resident with a 35-gallon can will pay $0.57 more each month for collection, while those with a 64-gallon can will pay $0.85 more.
- The council held a public hearing on the suggested funding plan for Community Development Block Grants. While a final decision was not made on which groups would receive money for their projects, the hearing sparked a discussion on the intent of the grants and how to get more organizations from Lodi's Hispanic community to participate.
— Sara Jane Pohlman
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 12:00 am
Camp Hutchins, a popular daycare center housed at Hutchins Street Square, was granted at least one more year of operation when the Lodi City Council approved a new lease agreement at its meeting Wednesday.
The program was created in the early 1990s and run by the city until Lodi Memorial Hospital took over in 1998, paying a token $1 rental fee per year to use space at the city property.
Thursday, March 21, 2013 12:00 am.