What was expected to be a City Council discussion about Taco Bell has now become a discussion about McDonald’s.
Tuesday the Turlock City Council will come together to discuss approving a reimbursement agreement between McDonald’s and the City of Turlock, in the amount of $413,156.20 for construction of East Avenue Public Improvements where a new Mcdonald’s is set to be built.
On June 19, Vigen Inc. was issued a Minor Discretionary Permit for the construction of a McDonald’s restaurant at 300 & 311 S. Golden State and 250 E. Marshall Street; and the reimbursement agreement before City Council is specific to the East Avenue improvements which include: dedication of right of way, construction of curb, gutter, sidewalk and roadway widening, undergrounding of Turlock Irrigation District overhead power lines, and the relocation of existing traffic signal poles and signal cabinet at the intersection of East Avenue and S. Golden State Boulevard.
These East Avenue improvements were identified as necessary in the General Plan update and the Capital Facility Fee (CFF) Nexus Study included funding for improvements.
The proposal for the fast-food chain was confirmed by the City of Turlock in April, but not many details have been released since.
McDonald’s currently operates four restaurants in Turlock, located at 2000 W. Main St., 2400 Geer Rd., 3050 Countryside Dr., and 2111 Fulkerth Rd., inside of Walmart.
Originally scheduled for the agenda was the discussion of the new proposed Taco Bell at 3606 N. Golden State Blvd., at the intersection of Roberts Road, but the item will be continued until the Aug. 26 meeting. Some Turlockers shared their disagreement with the Turlock Planning Commission’s unanimous approval of the fast-food chain, with local rental owners Pam and Ray Franco filing an appeal of the decision.
An item regarding recycled water has also been moved out for future consideration. The item would address the potential adoption of a negative declaration by the City of Turlock for the exchange of recycled water discharged into the San Joaquin River for transfer of San Joaquin River water to Del Puerto Irrigation District via the Patterson Irrigation District.
On Tuesday, the Turlock City Council is also expected to:
Approve the re-appropriation of $85,993 in unspent funds for the purchase of three replacement marked motorcycles for the Turlock Police Department from Long Beach BMW, California.
Approve to enter into contracts to maintain: medical and prescription coverage, including dental, vision, and long term disability coverage, insurance coverage for Crime Shield Coverage, insurance coverage for Employment Practices Liability Insurance, insurance coverages for Workers’ Compensation Insurance, and insurance coverage for Property Programs all for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.
Listen to a request for approval establishing a lien for payment for the abatement of certain weeds, obnoxious growth, and other debris on property and abandoned vehicles that are a nuisance to the public.