Roseville City Council make strides with public library

By: Brody Fernandez Of Gold Country Media
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Roseville City Council unanimously approved Wednesday buying media materials for the Roseville libraries in the amount of $50,000. The funding is included in the Fiscal Year 2018/19 Parks, Recreation and Libraries budget passed this summer by City Council.

The city also approved a sole source purchase order in the amount of $32,000.00 with cloudLibrary™/Bibliotheca for the Roseville Public Library's eBooks’ collection.  The cost for the eBooks is also approved in this year’s Parks, Recreation and Libraries budget.

“Due to our ongoing staffing reductions over the past five to seven years, we’re using more outside sources to obtain affordable library materials to keep our content updated and relevant,” said Roseville Councilman Scott Alvord. “It is important to note that the Roseville Public Library’s material budget is one of the lowest per capita, spending amounts in the state at $1.61, as opposed to the state’s median of $2.76.”  

Agenda item 10.1 was a memo from acting public information officer Rob Baquera and Police Chief James Maccoun recommending City Council adopt a resolution denying t business owner Oleg Kanakhovskyy’s appeal. The police chief denied Oleg’s massage business permit based on a prior history of suspension, criminal complaints and reports and a failure to disclose said prior suspension and criminal complaints, according to Maccoun and Baquera.There was no fiscal impact related to this action.


In other news

Roseville City Council appointed Eric Avery and La Tanya White to the Economic Development Advisory Committee until 2020. Audra Flynn and Ed Kriz were appointed to the Grants Advisory Commission until 2022. Erich Brashears, Justin Caporusso and former City Manager Rob Jensen were appointed to the Planning Commission until 2022, along with Kristine Dohner whose term will expire in 2021.

Mayor Susan Rohan was pleased with Jensen’s appointment.

“Rob Jensen has all the qualities I look for in a Planning Commissioner,” Rohan said. “He has solid technical skills, an understanding of and passion for the community, and he’s a good listener. Both neighbors and applicants deserve to know they’ve been heard and that they will be treated fairly.”