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Construction Update July 10th, 2017

The City’s contractor has finished setting up the formwork and will be pouring the new decorative sidewalks on Main Street from Norcross Ln to 2nd Street from Tuesday, July 11th through Friday, July 14th. Work will begin at 5:00 a.m. through 10:00 a.m.

To accomplish this work as expeditiously and safely as possible, we will detour the Eastbound traffic around, through Acme Street as has been done in the past. Westbound traffic will continue to drive on Main Street as usual.

Construction Update June 29th, 2017

Work continues! The contractor will be pouring stamped concrete sections in the sidewalks beginning Friday, June 30th at 5:00 a.m. through 9:00 a.m. They will have two crews on site to expedite the work. Traffic along Main Street will be detoured to  Acme, Norcross Lane, and back to Main Street.

There will not be construction work occurring on Monday, July 3rd in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

City of Oakley Seeks Applicants for the Contra Costa Transportation Authority Citizens Advisory Committee

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) maintains a standing Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to provide citizen perspective, participation and involvement in the CCTA’s Transportation Expenditure Plan and Growth Management Program.

To become a member of the CAC, you must reside within the City of Oakley and the Oakley City Council must take formal action to confirm your membership on the Committee. Appointees serve at the will and pleasure of the Oakley City Council and are required to provide the Oakley City Council quarterly updates, preferably at its Council meetings.

CAC meetings are scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the CCTA’s Walnut Creek offices at 2999 Oak Road, Suite 100. CAC members are appointed to serve for a four-year term (the next term commencing August 12, 2017) without compensation from either the CCTA or the City of Oakley. Members will, however, receive reimbursement from the CCTA for travel expenses to and from the CAC meetings.  More information regarding transportation projects and programs can be found by visiting the CCTA website at www.ccta.net.

To apply, please click here or contact the City Clerk’s Office at (925) 625-7013 or vreonis@ci.oakley.ca.us for an application. Applications should be returned to the City Clerk’s Office located at Oakley City Hall, 3231 Main Street, Oakley, California 94561. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, July 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. The Oakley City Council will consider applications at its regularly scheduled meeting to be held Tuesday, August 8, 2017, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to be interviewed.

Construction Update- June 19th, 2017

You may have noticed that construction crews have started work on the new medians on Main Street. Tomorrow, Tuesday, they will be pouring concrete curbs, beginning at 4:00 a.m. in order for it to have cured properly amid this hot temperature. It is expected that median-related work will take about 4 hours each day and be completed before 8:00 a.m. in advance of the traffic picking up.

Due to the temperatures well above 100 degrees, the contractor will be monitoring all the trenches on Main Street to make sure that the temporary asphalt patches are stable and make touch-ups as needed.

Please be advised that beginning on Tuesday, June 20th Main Street will be closed from Norcross Lane to O’Hara Ave from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. The street closure will allow for the contractor to excavate foundations for the new street lights in this section of downtown. This work is being performed at night to minimize traffic impacts to the public. Pedestrian access will be provided to all properties along the project route during this work. Notification flyers have been distributed to all properties along this section of downtown.

Downtown Construction Update

As part of the Main Street renovation project, the contractor will be pouring concrete for sidewalks on Main Street, from Norcross Lane moving east on Wednesday  (June 14th) and Thursday (June 15th) mornings beginning at 4:00 a.m. This will allow the concrete to set before the heat of the day. At night, the contractor will also be working on final grading of the site and installing irrigation and electrical conduits in the new median islands.

Downtown Construction Update

The construction of the downtown project is moving forward at a fast pace.

Starting Monday, June 5th, 2017 the day operations will include installation of new sidewalks on Main Street. Concurrent with this work, the contractor for Nature Properties, a private development project site located on the north side of Main Street between 2nd Street and 5th Street, will also be installing the dry utilities to the site.

Night work beginning on Monday, June 5th, 2017 will include placing the leveling course of new asphalt on Main Street and excavation of the street, in preparation for the construction of the new median islands that will be located between Norcross Lane to 2nd Street. This will be a prominent feature of the project we are excited for.

While up until now, most of the work has not been very visible to the public, having taken place behind the safety barriers, soon the new features will become more obvious to the public.

As always, our team is on site, day and night monitoring the construction. If you have any concerns please contact

Now Accepting Library Commission Applications

The term of the current appointee to the Contra Costa County Library Commission will expire June 30, 2017. The City of Oakley is accepting applications for an appointee and an alternate for the next two-year term until Monday, June 19, 2017 at 6pm. Applications will be considered by the Oakley City Council on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at its regularly scheduled meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall located at 3231 Main Street, Oakley, California. Applicants are encouraged to attend as they may be interviewed by the City Council.

The Commission currently meets every other month, beginning in January, on the fourth Thursday evening at 7pm in Martinez. Information about the County Library Commission can be found on the Library’s website, ccclib.org or directly to the Library Commission guide at http://guides.ccclib.org/commission. The City of Oakley does not provide compensation for commissioners.

For additional information and applications to apply, please contact Libby Vreonis at (925) 625-7013 or Vreonis@ci.oakley.ca.us

Oakley City Council Seeks Applications for East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Board

The City of Oakley is seeking applications from Oakley residents who would like to serve as the City’s representative on the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) Board.  Two seats on the Board are available. The terms will commence when the Oakley City Council appoints the Board members and will expire in November 2018 when the Board moves from appointed members to an elected Board. Appointees serve at the will and pleasure of the City Council.

Applications are available on the City’s website by clicking here, at City Hall, or may be requested via email at vreonis@ci.oakley.ca.us. Completed applications must be submitted prior to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. All applications are public record. It is anticipated that appointments will be considered by the Oakley City Council on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 during the City Council meeting scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at 3231 Main Street, Oakley, California. All applicants are encouraged to attend the May 23rd meeting to be interviewed.

The ECCFPD was established in 2002 with the consolidation of the Bethel Island, East Diablo and Oakley-Knightsen Fire Protection Districts. The ECCFPD serves the cities of Oakley and Brentwood, as well as the unincorporated areas of East County, including Bethel Island, Byron, Discovery Bay and Knightsen.

 The ECCFPD Board currently meets regularly the first Monday of every month in  Brentwood City Hall located at 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, CA 94513 beginning at 6:30 p.m.. Additional special meetings may be called by the Board at its discretion. Board members are required to provide the Oakley City Council quarterly updates. There is no compensation provided for Board members.

Now Accepting Junior Recreation Leader Applications

Come be the future of Recreation!

The Junior Recreation Leader Program is designed to give students, ages 13 – 16, a chance to gain first hand experience in the recreation field, which can prepare them for a variety of jobs in several fields. Currently the Junior Recreation Leader Program only takes place during the Summer.

Jr. Recs are assigned to a Recreation Leader to help with various tasks related to a project such as Summer Blaze Day Camp and Cityhood Celebration. They shadow a Recreation Leader, learning skills along the way, and help to provide valuable assistance to the program coordinator. Jr. Recs often work with small children and should realize that there is an extreme responsibility in providing a safe, fun, healthy, and clean environment for the participants of the programs.

Jr. Recreation Leaders will be able to place this title and job experience on their resumes and the City of Oakley can be listed as a reference. Though there is no guarantee of a job offer, exceptional Jr. Recreation Leaders may even be recruited for future employment with the City of Oakley, or with various other Recreational Organizations.

Applications are available by clicking here. (THIS IS NOT A PAID POSITION)

Purchase Taste of Oakley Tickets

The 3rd annual Taste of Oakley will be held on Saturday, May 13th from 6 – 8pm at City Hall, 3231 Main Street.

Join us as we sample delicious food from a variety of local restaurants, caterers and grocers. Tickets are $10 and space is limited to 100 guests.  Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here or in person at City Hall.  This event has sold out each year so don’t delay in purchasing your tickets!

The following businesses will be participating – Lucia’s Baked Delights, Lucky Supermarkets, Tasha’s Dynamite Bakery, Taquiza Limon, C & C BBQ, Grocery Outlet, 2 Legit 2  BBQ, Jalisco’s, Sabrina’s Pizzeria and Black Bear Diner.

For  more information, call Cindy at (925) 625-7044 or email: Coelho@ci.oakley.ca.us