Arcata Council, McK CSD meet tonight

DemocracyInACtionARCATA CITY COUNCIL The Arcata City Council meets today, April 6 at 6 p.m. at Arcata City Hall, 736 F St. Agenda items include proclamations loaded with lofty ideals; participation in a community choice aggregation program to localize electricity purchase and generation and elimination of the Historic & Design Review Commission, with transfer of its duties to the Planning Commission.

McKINLEYVILLE COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT The McKinleyville Community Services District Board of Directors may apply for a multi-million-dollar grant to install solar panels at its sewage treatment plant at its meeting today, April 6 starting at 7 p.m. at Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Rd. in McKinleyville. The solar panels are part of a $4.5 million sewer project which would include the installation of new, more energy-efficient pumps at the Hiller Sewer Lift Station. The existing pumps are aging and at the end of their useful lives. The project includes new generators at the Letz and Fischer Road lift stations. In addition, the district would install a system that would measure flows in its sewer mains so that crews could find places where water is flowing into the system. The MCSD is hoping to obtain a $2.28 million grant from the State Water Resources Control Board to pay for half of the project. Also at tonight’s meeting, the board will consider a three-year compensation contract with district employees and will consider a shared use agreement between the district and Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods for the soon-to-open McKinleyville Teen & Community Center.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The Economic Development Committee meets Thursday, April 13 at 5 p.m. at Arcata City Hall. Agenda items include consideration of options for the Arcata Ball Park; discussion of options for the Happy Valley industrial park; the potential Aldergrove Business Condominiums technology cluster; loss of industrial lands; living wage; future agenda items including a zero waste presentation; reports from the Humboldt County Film Commission and Arcata Welcome Center; Arcata economic diversity; brainstorming additional revenue such as a landlord fee; attracting funders and investors; and more.