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Brothers From page 1 at the ringing of the 5 O’clock bell,” said Sean. “I can’t wait to play a bigger stage,” he said then. According to Chad Bierman, “Catalina had my spirits lifted. The rays of sun shining over the hills of Catalina. All the people . living their best life. It was feeling of belonging,” said Chad. While the Bierman Brothers know the magic of performing on Catalina, having done so now for a decade or so, their appearance on the Wrigley Stage Aug. 19 marks for them a long progression of per- formance on Island. “We have always loved Catalina,” says Sean, who believes they will one day end up coming to Catalina not only to perform, but to write music as well. The Brothers and their band will play a two-hour concert at 4 pm. on the Wrigley Stage, according to Sean Bierman. They are supported by the Mars Generation, includ- ing Alyssa Carson, the astronaut trainee who is visiting Catalina Aug. 18 and 19. The Bierman Brothers have written an original song entitled “One Way Ticket to Mars,” which has yet to be released to the public. The Biermans say they will per- form the song in honor of Carson’s visit during the live concert sched— uled from 4-6 pm. on the Wrigley Stage and again, later that same day during Carson’s appearance at the Ackerman Family Amphitheater at the Catalina Island Museum at 8 pm In addition, the Bierman Brothers say they expect inter- national recording artist Gustavo Alarco to make a special guest appearance on stage with them during their Catalina performance. Alarco, a Latin recording artist, has recently released “Game of Love and Hate” with Quiet Riot guitarist Carlos Cavazo, will per- form a few songs during the show, the Biermans said. “We’re excited about being on the big stage in Catalina,” said Sean, and “we look forward to see- ing our friends in Catalina.” According to Chad, it’s going to be a great event. “As always in Catalina, it’s going to be a rocking time,” said Chad. Revenue From page 1 The percentages he gave appeared to be informal esti- mates. Baker said the city was still processing checks as they came in. “We’re still cautiously optimis- tic about the summer,” Baker said. “We’re waiting for cruise ships to return to the harbor,” Baker said. (Cruise ship visits to Avalon were part of the local economy until the pandemic hit in 2020.) Baker said the city is also watching COVID developments. According to Baker, the last few months have been positive. Baker expressed the opinion that the city will have to draw some money from reserves, but he expected the draw on reserves to be less than previously expect— ed. Baker said he was planning a more detailed report for a future City Council meeting. Valor From page 1 In a video recorded before the awards dinner, Flickinger said he would not be there. He and his brother would be fishing in Alaska. In the video, which was shown at the end of the Aug. 3, 2021, City Council meeting, Cameron, Carstarphen and other witnesses described the events of Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, that led to Flickinger becoming a Medal of Valor recipient. To summarize, Cameron had a medical emergency. Cameron said as he passed out, he struck the controls of his Harbor Patrol boat. The boat went into reverse. Fellow Harbor Patrol officers saw the boat go into reverse. Fellow Harbor Patrol officers saw the boat go into reverse. Flickinger said he heard his partner ask if Cameron was OK. When Flickinger, in his own boat, was in line of sight, he saw Cameron slumped over and the boat moving in reverse. As he. got closer, F lickinger saw Cameron’s boat roll over. Baywatch received a broad- cast message: “We’ve got a per- Retired Harbor Patrol Officer William Flickinger. son stuck underneath a patrol boa .” Flickinger said he started tak- ing off his duty belt, his glasses, taking stuff out of his pockets, and dropping his radio. He pulled his boat alongside Cameron’s boat. He said he was doing 3 or 4 knots. He jumped into the water. Witnesses videotaped Flickinger’s jump. His ves- Ciiurtesy photo sel and Cameron’s were close together. “[I] kept one hand on the side of the boat so I’d have a loca- tion,” Flickinger said. He reached under the boat and pulled Cameron up. In the video, Cameron said that Flickinger retired a couple of days later. “He’s completed a perfect career,” Cameron said. CITY OF AVALON PUBLIC NOTICE OF ORDINANCE SUMMARY I JCOuncll From page 4 Code (AMC),” according to the staff report by Assistant City Manager Michael Parmer. “Olaunu has more than twenty-two (22) years of experience in stormwa- ter management, BMP planning and design, and water quality, includ- ing experience assisting the City of Avalon in developing, implement- ing, and monitoring its MS4 permit program,” Parmer wrote. According to Parmer’s report, the Municipal Code requires the city to get bids for services or equipment costing more than $25,000. But the code allows Avalon to suspend that requirement if there is only one source for the service (equipment, or supplies). “In this case, as the current con- tractor is an entity familiar with the project and the nuances of the City of Avalon, Olaunu has satis- fied the sole source requirements as specified in the AMC,” Partner wrote. According to Partner’s report, requirements of for the stormwater permits included: “Development of the City’s Implementation Report for the Avalon Bay Fecal Indicator “Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Load (TM DL).” Notice is hereby given that on August 3, 2021, the City Council introduced and waived the first reading of an Ordi- nance entitled: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF AVALON AMENDING CHAPTER 21 OF TITLE OF THEAVALON MUNICIPAL CODE IMPOSING REGULATIONS ON SIDEWALK VENDING IN COMPLIANCE WITH SENATE BILL 946 Section 2. Section 5-21.05 of Chapter 21 of Title of the Avalon Municipal Code is hereby amended to add Section (k) to read as follows: K. If an applicant or permittee desires to appeal denial of their application or other ruling of the Community Services Director or City Manager on the grounds that the determination creates a hardship, such applicant or any other person aggrieved shall have the right to appeal such action or decision to the City Council within 15 days af— ter the notice of the action or decision has beenmailed to the person’s address as shown on the permit application. An appeal shall be taken by filing with the City Clerk a written appeal statement setting forth the grounds for the appeal, along with the City’s appeal fee, which shall be established by City Council resolution. A hearing shall be set not later than 60 days from the dates of filing of the applicants written appeal statement. Section 3. Section 5-21.06 (18) of Chapter 21 of Title 5 of the Avalon Municipal Code is hereby amended to read as follows: No equipment or objects used for sidewalk vending purposes may be left unattended or maintained in public spaces or in any portion of the public right-of-way from 10:00PM to 8:00AM. Any equipment or objects left over- night in public spaces or in any portion of the public right-of-way shall be considered discarded and may be seized or disposed of by the City; and Section 4. Section 5—21.06 (21) of Chapter 21 of Title of the Avalon Municipal Code is hereby amended to read as follows: Vending hours are restricted to between the hours of 8 am. and 2 a.m.; Notice is hereby given that at 5:00 on August 17, 2021 at the City Hall Council Chambers, located at 410 Ava— lon Canyon Road, Avalon, California, 90704, the City Cou the above Ordinance. ncil of the City of Avalon will consider the adoption of ’lhe above summary constitutes the major highlights of the proposed Ordinance. A copy of the full text of the Or- dinance is available in the City Clerk’s oflice located at 410 Avalon Canyon Road, Avalon, California, 90704. Denise A. Radde Dated: August 6, 2021 "rat-'9. fli”é.'éoii"é'§