The city is actively seeking bids to overlay streets in the western portion of the city.
At its May 6 meeting, the California Board of Aldermen authorized street supervisor Vic Mauer to seek bids for the asphalt project, which will run from Business 50 to Country Club Drive, then from the Country Club Drive intersection through Cedar Street, and Cedar Street to Marshall Street.
The project is expected to cost about $197,000.
"There's been a pretty big (price) increase of asphalt in the past few years," Mauer said. "I've looked at finishing out the project for continuity in that area, and it cost about $35,000 for 1,296 feet of asphalt."
As part of the project, a pipe will be installed under Cedar Street; the work will cost approximately $47,000.
In other projects, the street department is replacing broken concrete and patches along Morgan Street.
"There's been some trip hazards out there," Mauer said. "You name it, it's been out there. We've been working on picking up brush, too."
Mauer told the board this year's citywide spring cleanup collected 163 tons of trash.
"For a normal week, we pick up about 53 tons of trash," he said. "So we had a little more than 100 tons for spring cleanup this time. That made for 16 extra trips to the landfill and cost us about $7,100."
"I want to thank all the departments that helped out this year," Mauer said. "That was the electric, water and parks department. You helped out a lot. We couldn't have done it without you."