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Council From page 1 city take over the water utility. Harvey also said that Edison had an agreement to sell the water utility• To acquire the water utility, Avalon would have to intervene to stop the sale and then con- vince the California Public Utility Commission to approve Avalon's efforts. In related news, Harvey said the PUC would look at Edison's water rate increase proposal next month• Sampson said he was opposed to digging into bedrock for water because the groundwater could become contaminated. Sampson said Avalon water was being diverted to coves on the West End of the Island, which he said were being built like little cities. Sampson also said the city should look into quadrupling the desalination plant's output. Mayor Anni Marshall said the city needed to see if the pipes that Southern California Edison laid in the 1970s were viable and could be relined. Council Member Oley Olsen wanted to pursue replacing the saltwater system with reclaimed water. SLANDER CROSSWORD Pebbly Beach Road Sampson said he would like to make Pebbly Beach Road safer. City Attorney Scott Campbell said the city still needed to put up fencing along the road and needs to get California Coastal Commission approval. He also said the city would need to extend the walkway all the way through. That would require separate approval from the Coastal Commission. Campbell said the fence would cost $300,000 to $600,000. Sampson said he would like to see the walkway go out to Edison. Campbell said funding was an issue. Marshall said the timing would depend on the funding. Campbell said the city has already spent $50,000 on plans for the fence. He said the Coastal Commission permit would prob- ably take a year. He said the city had set aside $1 million for Pebbly Beach Road, but when redevelopment agencies were abolished the city had to spend the money quickly--so it was spent on Lower Terrace. Budget Olsen said he wanted a bal- anced budget. "We have a finite amount of reserves available to us," Olsen said. City Manager Harvey said a balanced budget might be possible next year, but there might be some hard choices required to create it. Marshall said before, Avalon has balanced budget, there needs to be a budget. Later that night, the council was scheduled to adopt an interim budget. Harvey said the council would probably have the budget in September. Infrastructure Council Member Richard Hernandez said he wanted to work on Avalon's infrastructure and proposed a 10-year capital improvement plan. Campbell said Lake Arrowhead recently developed a 10-year capi- tal improvement plan that looked at what was needed and the costs. Hernandez said he would like to see the city stick to one project at a time. Transportation Council Member Cinde MacGugan-Cassidy said she would like a comprehensive review of transportation. Quote of the Week "Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure ... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat" --Theodore Roosevelt Answers on page xx Vehicle Noise Testing for retesting and late vehicles as part of the annual Vehicle Registration Will be condu.fmWetaday mornings 0 PM , THE QUAUTY OF UFE iN AVALON WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Vehicles that do not pass Vehicle Noise Testing will have until SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 to be re-tested & pass without penalty. Vehicles that do not pass can return during testing times for retesting with no penalty and will receive the City permit upon passing at the standard cost: $29. Late vehicles fee: $25. Decibel Standards: VEHICLES 6,000 Ibs OR GREATER MOTORCYCLES ALL OTHER VEHICLES (incl. AUTOETTES, aka. GOLF CARTS) 82 dB 77 dB 74 dB  FOR MORE INFORMATION: AMCSec 4-4.1713 i #/dh wsit www.cityofavalon•com il IBW i ! Conta Avalon C Ha,: 310-510-0220 im=l! Email Jordan Monroe, Management Aide: i%J jmonroe@cityofavalon.com ONE STEP AT A TIME • GOALS IN MIND • INTENTIONAL DESIGN ,,....... .............................. July 'Chaplin and Goddard' Exhibit--thru Sept. 28 She was an aspiring actress. He was an acknowledged genius. They shared a secret love. A love that could never be revealed. They had only one escape. An island, 26 miles off the coast of Los Angeles. Catalina Island Museum, 310-510-2414, www. catalinaislandmuseum.org. Urban Adventure Quest Challenge-- thru Sept. 1 Part game, part tour, solve clues and challenges around Avalon, and be entered into a team competition for a free Quest awarded each month. Free Quest can be used in Blues concert features Billy Thompson The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Xceptional Music Company will present present a free, family friend- ly Blues concert with Billy Thompson from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., July 19, on Wrigley Plaza Stage. A beer and wine garden will be available at all concerts. any of 25 Quest cities. Team size is 2 to 5 people. You MUST use promo code: CATCHALLENGE to be entered into the competition and to receive 15 percent off. Good for the Catalina walking tour only. Must have a smart phone to play. Sign up online at: www. UrbanAdventureQuest.com. August 'Chaplin and Goddard' Exhibitthru Sept. 28 She was an aspiring actress. He was an acknowledged genius. Calendar, Page 13 F B I 116 I i m I 00lof 19 Across: 2 Motorboat Thrust 4 Game Fish 5 Fishing Term 8 Restaurant,  Trap 90vertown Transport 13 Angle of Anchor Line 16 Eel 19 162 Foot Schooner 21 Vessel Leaning to One Side 22 Exotic Store, Bay of the __ Moons DOWN: 1 2 3 5 6 7 10 11 12 14 15 17 18 19 2O n I n I " [ ' - ! ! i 1 ,].t._ 1 1 I Marine Fastener Tour Park Eatery Beverage, Buffalo Avalon Hardware Store Extreme Camera Brand Movie Theater Organ Brand Mahi Mahi Stem or Bow Railing Visitors, Laurel & Sting Annual Channel Race Group of Whales Tag and Fishing Tool Rowing Tools ;y: Catolin4 Golf Cort (3lO) 510-1500 30l ond a25 00relcent Jiavenue THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, July 18, 2024 i 11