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Angels Camp, CA — Agenda items at Tuesday’s City of Angels City Council meeting include a public hearing over proposed park and firehouse improvements, “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride,” and a Calaveras Visitors Bureau presentation over tax fund spending.

After a 5 p.m. call to order, the council will conduct another closed session conference regarding real estate negotiations with Mark Twain Medical Center over the property at 200 Monte Verda St., which now houses city police and community development operations. As the first item at 6 p.m., following the closed session, the council scheduled to discuss actions taken with regard to the site.

While in closed session, the council will continue to address with legal counsel a case filed by four Greenhorn Creek residents a year ago against the city and City of Angels Camp Landscaping and Lighting District #1 disputing use of assessment funds for wetlands maintenance.

Among its consent agenda actions, the council will look to approve the Feeney Park Foundation Bike Ride, aka “Mr. Frog’s Wild Ride,” slated to run in circuit between downtown Angels Camp, Highway 49, and Murphys Grade Road on April 18, beginning at 8 a.m.

On its regular agenda, the council, seeking to utilize $150,000 in program income funds from a community block grant, will hold a public hearing to discuss submitting a request for supplemental activities to the state’s Dept. of Housing and Community Development. The projects under consideration include proposed citywide park improvements at Gateway, Utica and Tryon parks, at a cost of approximately $151,000, and $53,000 worth of rehabilitation/ADA compliancy work at the firehouse and its meeting room.

The council will also vote to approve or deny a request from the Mark Twain Badgers Boosters Parents’ Club for support in the form of a waiver of over $2,000 in estimated city labor fees for its 2015 Gold Run, a cost it sustained at the previous year’s event.

Calaveras Visitor Bureau (CVB) Executive Director Lisa Boulton is expected to provide an informational presentation on how CVB utilized the transient occupancy tax funds that it received from the city and Calaveras County in a presentation that was rescheduled from an earlier meeting.