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Sewer project nears completion

Sewer project nears completion

November 7th, 2018 by Liz Morales, in Local News

The Northwest Sewer Project is near completion, as discussed by the California Board of Aldermen during its Nov. 5 regular meeting.

The original completion date had been Oct. 31. The aldermen were told the project is under the final step in completion. All that needs to be done is a routine cleanup around the sites.

Another matter the council heard was from Parks and Recreation Supervisor Leslie Scheidt with an update on Larkin Aquatics concerning the outdoor waterpark.

As relayed in previous Democrat stories, Scheidt has begun the design process of an outdoor waterpark with Larkin Aquatics, a pool design company out of Kansas City. She met with company representatives Oct. 26 to detail just what Scheidt and her team would like to see for an outdoor waterpark.

"We looked at different features we could have for toddlers all the way up to adults," Scheidt said. "Then, Larkin told us what kind of feasibility there could be in front of the pool building. We talked about depths and narrowed down key features we all wanted."

The outdoor waterpark has no opening date as of Nov. 5. The location of the waterpark is proposed to be just outside of the city pool.

In other business, California High School Principal Sean Kirksey and California Board of Education member Brandon Dunham expressed their gratitude to the city on the work that was done regarding the creation of a school resource officer position.

Kirksey said candidates have been selected for interviews, which will be conducted this month. Kirksey estimated the SRO will begin his duties shortly after the second semester in January 2019. The school also wants to welcome officers from the California Police Department to attend home sporting events, availability permitting, along with the SRO.