The Sierra Madre Oktoberfest Golf and Tennis Tournament was held this past Saturday, October 15, 2011. Between the golf and tennis tournaments and luncheon approximately $4,000 was raised for Sierra Madre Youth Programs.
The City of Sierra Madre Water Department will begin construction of a replacement water main in East Sierra Madre Boulevard on Monday, August 15th. The project will replace a major portion of a 90-year old water main with a new 12-inch diameter main, new fire hydrants and new water services to each residence or business within the project area. The project will be undertaken by Stephen Doreck Equipment Rentals, Inc. under contract with the City, and is expected to be completed by October 20th. The project extends along the north side of Sierra Madre Boulevard from the Maintenance Yard at Sierra Vista Park to Baldwin Avenue. During construction the contractor will keep two-way traffic lanes open on the south side of the street. This will require parking restrictions in the work areas; it is estimated that approximately 300 feet of roadway will be “detoured” each day, beginning approximately August 29th.
In early May of 2011, Plaintiff John Crawford filed a lawsuit in hopes of invalidating the City's recent water rate increase. In June, the City responded to the lawsuit challenging the complaint; and shortly thereafter the plaintiff approached the City seeking a non-monetary settlement.
The City was very confident it would prevail in court; however, the City Council decided to accept Mr. John Crawford’s settlement offer and the case was officially dismissed on July 29th.