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Roseville City Council receives grant from Placer Tourism

$100,000 to go toward Maidu Park improvements
By: Brody Fernandez Of Gold Country Media
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The city of Roseville announced that Placer Valley Tourism is giving the city a $100,000 grant for the Maidu Regional Park to go toward park improvements, according to a staff report.

“This is really a unique thing. For tourism, a lot of the things we do here in Roseville are for sports and activities,” said Roseville Councilwoman Pauline Roccucci.  “These funds will go toward the dugouts. To get that money to make it a better facility for kids and adults is really good, so I’d like to thank Placer Valley Tourism for doing that.”

 

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Council also appointed Joseph Bales, Basil Deem, Ivann Edmund Greene and Arthur J. Pauly Jr. Wednesday to the Board of Appeals with terms expiring Dec. 31, 2022, according to a staff report.

Maria Fisk, Andrea Seminer and Patricia Wisk were appointed to the Library Board with terms expiring Dec. 31, 2022.

Roy Sterns, Andrae Randolph, Regina Souchek were appointed to the Parks and Recreation Commission with terms expiring Dec. 31, 2022.

Two were appointed to the Personnel Board: Jeffrey Thorne and Scott Olsen with terms expiring Dec. 31, 2022, according to staff.

Doyle Radford Jr. and Jeff Short were appointed to the Transportation Commission with terms expiring Dec. 31, 2022.

Roccucci advocated applying for these positions,

“I think this is great. There’s a lot of applicants and this gives us another sense how you want to work and help the community,” Roccucci said. “It really helps us to get to know you.”

Roseville Vice-Mayor Krista Bernasconi reminded residents that the city still has one opening on council. Mayor Bonnie Gore stepped down from the council Monday to take her county supervisor seat.

She and Councilman Scott Alvord praised all applicants who applied for city positions and thanked them for their hours and effort they put into the process.

As part of the Municipal Code, the Human Resources Department is charged with maintaining the city’s classification plan. The Human Resources staff continually evaluates staffing levels necessary to provide high service levels to the community, according to a staff report. Staff reviews department workload and the allocation impact on meeting the city’s goals. Additionally, the level at which each of these positions would have to be staffed was analyzed. As a result, staff is requesting eight new allocations and the reclassification of an existing finance analyst position to a new classification of finance utility billing analyst.   

Council made some staffing allocation and salary schedule changes as part of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure project, according to a staff report. Council unanimously approved the several ordinances to the city’s staffing allocation schedule and salary schedule to meet business requirements for the foreseeable future, according to staff.  

Council also held a public hearing to count the Downtown Roseville Property and Business Improvement District assessment ballots. Council unanimously  adopted a resolution renewing the Downtown Roseville Property and Business Improvement District. Ballots were cast by business and property owners with 64.99 percent of their vote supporting the improvement district, according to a staff report. Councilman Alvord said, “It looks like the business owners have spoken.”  

On July 16, 2014, City Council approved forming the Downtown Roseville Property and Business Improvement District for a term of five years with the goal of facilitating improvements and activities that would provide a special benefit to assessed parcels of land. Due to the time and outreach efforts associated with the renewal process, the Downtown Roseville Partnership, which oversees and manages the district, will pursue renewal of the Downtown Roseville Property and Business Improvement District at this time.