No bumps in project’s plans

Residents’ concerns over a subdivision in the Mission City have
come to a rest after meeting with the developer and city
officials.
Residents’ concerns over a subdivision in the Mission City have come to a rest after meeting with the developer and city officials.

On Tuesday, San Juan Bautista City Council presented an update of the Creekbridge subdivision petition that was delivered to Council last month by neighbors and residents living near the construction site because they were unhappy with the project.

City Manager Larry Cain said the developer met with the concerned residents and Mayor Priscilla Hill after the last Council meeting.

Matt Lewis, representing Creekbridge, was present to answer questions. Resident Jim Dulin asked what the company was going to do about damage along First Street that occurred during the construction of the utility infrastructure.

“The wear and tear on people’s vehicles leaving town, you drive down there and it’s horrendous,” he said.

Lewis said as part of its agreement with the city, the developer was going to construct curbs, gutters and a sidewalk along the subdivision side and would overlay the entire section on First Street along the frontage area of the project.

Councilman Dan Reed wanted to know what the timeline would be.

Lewis said Creekbridge was waiting for PG&E to complete its installations and for better weather before they could finish the roadwork.

“The weather has slowed them down,” he said. “They plan on placing the base rock on the interior streets. The tentative schedule I have is the 16th of January when they are actually going to complete the paving on the interior of the subdivision before going to First Street.”

“I’m glad to see there is follow-up on this,” Councilman Arturo Medina said. “What I didn’t want to happen was to leave this somewhere and not know about it.

“The fact that all the people who were at the last meeting are not here, it’s fine.”

Hill said after all the parties met to discuss the situation, it removed the initial anger felt by residents.

“It was a very successful meeting,” she said. “I think they (neighbors) went away very contented.”

Cain said one resident called to say the majority of neighbors left the meeting satisfied with the progress.

Hill said she was approached by the same neighbor who said the same thing.

“It sure made me feel good,” Hill said.

Council also postponed interviewing applicants for the planning commission until its January meeting when newly elected Councilman Chuck Geiger would be present.

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