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City Manager's Weekly Report for the Week Ending May 8th, 2009

Mayor and Councilmembers:


This is the weekly report for the week ending May 8th, 2009.


1.            Meeting Notes


The next City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19th.


2.            Heliodyne Offers Online Solar Thermal Training Program


Heliodyne, a Richmond-based manufacturer of solar hot water heating equipment for both commercial and residential users, is offering online training to industry professionals—plumbers, engineers, builders, planners and dealers— who want to learn about solar thermal theory in addition to state-of-the-art installation techniques.  The interactive training, covering topics such as Hot Water Fundamentals, Sales and Quoting, Sizing, Installation, and Service and Maintenance, is self-paced and gives each trainee the option of taking exams to become a certified installer of Heliodyne products.  The full course is free of charge on a time-limited basis.


For more information and/or to register for the program, go to www.heliodyne.com or call their main office at 1.888.878.8750.


3.            Recreation


The Recreation Department is hosting “Fire & Ice,” a semi-formal, Jr. High Dance on Friday, May 8th, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium.  All 6th through 8th grade students from West Contra Costa County School District are invited to participate.  Tickets are $15.00.


4.            Public Works Highlights


Public Works will resurface Ohio Avenue from 37th Street to 42nd Street in the next few weeks.


Emergency roof repairs will be conducted at the Swim Center starting on Monday and lasting two weeks.  The Swim Center will be closed to the public for two weeks. 


5.            Employees and Manager of the Year


Nine employees and ten managers, were peer nominated by secret ballot for the 2008/09 Employee and Manager of the Year awards program.  Some of the key components the nominees had to demonstrate are dedication to the highest standards of public service and customer satisfaction, professionalism, courtesy and respect; good stewardship of the public’s resources by providing quality services in the most responsive and cost effective manner; recognizing and honoring the diversity of the community; embracing change, demonstrating adaptability and several other vital attributes.


The nominees were presented to City Council on May 5th, 2009.  Each nominee received a commemorative paperweight, and the award recipients received a commemorative statuette.  We are proud to present to you the 2008/09 Employees and Manager of the Year:





Wilber Gomez



Larry Oraboni



John Hood





Kinshasa Curl


Congratulations to you all for a job well done!

























Have a great week and Happy Mothers’ Day on Sunday!



Lisa Carter, Executive Secretary II, for

Leslie T. Knight, Assistant City Manager/HRM Director, for


Bill Lindsay

City Manager

City of Richmond

450 Civic Center Plaza

Richmond, CA  94804


Phone:   510-620-6512

Fax:        510-620-6542


e-mail:   bill_lindsay@ci.richmond.ca.us