More road improvements, shelter on council agenda

By Rene De La Cruz
Staff Writer

After a three-week break, the Town Council will reconvene tonight to discuss a contract for improvements to Highway 18 and an animal sheltering agreement with the County of San Bernardino.

If approved, C.S. Legacy Construction Inc. will begin a $967,933.41 highway median improvement project from Pawnee Road to Central Road in the Village area.

The project includes the installation of asphalt paving, curbs, gutters, striping, landscaping, irrigation and signage.

The budgeted project will be partially funded through a Community Block Development Grant and Transportation Enhancement Funds.

The Property and Business Improvement District has funded a large portion of the project and has committed to fund its ongoing maintenance, according to a staff report.

The town will also review an agreement with the county for fee-for-sheltering animal services, which would bring in $144,000 to the town’s animal shelter for the remaining six months of the 2012-13 fiscal year.

If approved, the increase in animal services at the town’s shelter would allow for up to 1,675 impounded animals for the six-month period.

The net increase in revenue is contingent on the amount of animals cared for, and the services provided for each animal, which would include medical costs, food, vaccinations, spay and neutering, and building maintenance.

The increase in expenditures at the shelter are not expected to exceed the generated revenue through the sheltering agreement.

The regular meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall, 14955 Dale Evans Parkway.