Dog park, parkette approved

STANTON CITY Council on Tuesday approved a dog park and a “parkette” (File photo).

By Reagan Cisar

A new dog park in southwest Stanton and a parkette on Orangewood Avenue will be built, following approval by the Stanton City Council Tuesday evening.

A 54,866 square-foot vacant, “underutilized” property, running east-southeast from Western Avenue to Cerritos Avenue, will be turned into a dog park after being approved at Tuesday’s Stanton City Council meeting. Another similar property, located at the end of Orangewood Avenue and sized at 9,450 square feet, will be developed into a parkette.

The council also approved:

  • The tract map for the development of seven detached condominium units at 7091 Kermore Lane.
  • A contract to RJM Design Group to provide consulting services for the dog park design project at a maximum contract amount of $193,962 and appropriate $164,000 from the Park in Lieu Fees Fund for the project.
  • A contract to BOA Architecture to provide professional building and landscape design services for renovations to the city’s Family Resource Center, at a maximum amount of $57,600.
  • A construction contract to Pro Installations Inc for the sheriff’s substation flooring replacement project, for $50,001.60 and appropriate $60,000 from the Capital Projects Fund for the project.
  • A contract to BGB Design Group to provide consulting services for Orangewood Parkette, at a maximum amount of $89,060 and appropriate $109,100 from the Park in Lieu Fees Fund, adding the project to the city’s fiscal year budget.
  • A resolution of formal support in alignment with an Assembly bill for a State Veterans Cemetery within Orange County.
  • An extension of an agreement for building consultant services for Charles Abbott Associates Inc, through June 30, 2022.
  • City sponsorship to 47th annual Cypress College Foundation Americana Awards Live Stream Gala in the amount of $3,000.
  • An ordinance regulating urban lot splits under Senate Bill 9.

The council voted unanimously on all items, except the appropriation of $60,000 from the Capital Projects Fund (under the American Rescue Plan Act) for the replacement of sheriff’s substation flooring.

“I’m not entirely convinced that the public would be so eager to use ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funding for flooring,” said Councilmember Hong Van.

The fourth public hearing regarding revisions to district electoral boundaries, as required under the California and federal Voting Rights Act, will be held in person on March 8th at the Stanton City Hall.

Also, city staff encouraged the public to attend Stanton’s second community garden event on March 5, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. This ‘family-friendly” event will include live music, lessons from a master gardener, and an assortment of freebies.





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