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Roseville City Council proclamations honor Constitution; prostate cancer awareness

By: Brody Fernandez Of Gold Country Media
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During a quick 25-minute Roseville City Council meeting, a council proclamation honored the U.S. Constitution as Sept. 17 through 23 is now Constitution Week in Roseville. 
City Council called for all citizens to reaffirm the ideals of the framers of the Constitution by vigilantly protecting the freedoms guaranteed to all through the U.S. Constitution. 
Roseville Mayor Susan Rohan talked about the proclamation:  “Whereas the Constitution of the United States of America is the guardian of liberties and embodies the principles of limited government in the Republic dedicated to rule by law, whereas Sept. 17 of 2018 marks the 231st anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by constitutional convention.” 
Rohan discussed why the proclamation was made, saying that “it is fitting to accord official recognition to this magnificent document on its memorable anniversary.” 
A second proclamation made by council makes September prostate cancer awareness month. Roseville Councilman John Allard gave a presentation on the proclamation: “As some of you may know, I’m a prostate cancer survivor myself so this certainly has a personal meaning for me. Whereas prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and second leading cause of cancer deaths in men and whereas the American cancer society estimates there will be 164,690 new cases of prostate cancer in the U.S. in 2018 resulting in an estimated 29,430 deaths. 15,190 men in California will be diagnosed this year and it is estimated that 3,490 California men will die from this disease. The city of Roseville joins communities across our nation to increase the awareness about the importance for men to make an informed decision with their healthcare provider about early detection and testing for prostate cancer.”  
 
Other council news 
A request for discretionary funds was unanimously granted to Kelli’s Cookies for $2,500. The local nonprofit organization requested the the funds for its Taste of Placer event aimed at providing funding for at risk youth and job training. 
Roseville Councilman Scott Alvord praised the decision.
“I know my family is pretty invested trying to get kids who age out of foster systems into a good home,” Alvord said. “I’ve known Kelli (Kelli’s Cookies owner) and her heart is absolutely in the right place for trying to help these youth. This is a good thing for our community. A lot of these kids, if they don’t get these kind of skills, we end up seeing them in prison or homeless shelters and so I appreciate that this organization is working toward preventing that (with job skill training sessions).” 
Number 9.1 on the agenda passed unanimously as the council approved fee deferrals for the Broadstone independent assisted-living project in the amount of $1,579,531.45. This $100 million project is a proposed assisted-living senior community with more than 200 units at 1035 Roseville Parkway. There will be no changes in unit numbers as a result from the fees and no changes with planned construction, according to the developer. 
 
The entire consent agenda was approved. That includes council awarding the contract between the city of Roseville and Nolen Construction. This project will provide structural stabilization of the Historic Fiddyment House at Pistachio Park off of High School Road. Council approved the tentative plans on June 20. The contract award is for $211,712. Staff is seeking approval of a change order authorization in an amount not to exceed 20 percent of the contract amount. Maintenance for the facility is provided by volunteers of the Roseville Historical Society.
Roseville Vice Mayor Bonnie Gore mentioned an historic congratulation during her closing council reports.
“I attended the swearing in of our newest Superior Court Judge, the Hon. Todd Irby just elected in June. He is the first African-American who was appointed and elected to our Superior Court here in Placer County,” Gore said. “It was a terrific swearing in and it’s terrific to see that we have some additional diversity in our court system here in Placer County.”