By Brittany Hanson/Garden Grove Journal
A contract renewal, an annual public hearing and a proclamation made the list for the meeting of the Stanton City Council on Tuesday.
The contract renewal is an extension of a previous contract with the city of Brea to provide information technology IT services. Stanton has contracted with Brea since 1999 to provide IT services because there are not staff on hand in Stanton to do so.
The cost of this service for the 2011-12 year is estimated to be $55,000. This particular contract is for one year and can be extended for one year.
The public hearing, held yearly by the city council, was in relation to the maintenance and upkeep of street lighting. This includes installation and servicing of the public lighting and media islands.
“I just hope that in any of our actions so far as maintenance and upkeep . . . we are looking at the greenest and most sustainable methods,” said City Council membeer Carol Warren.
Finally, a proclamation of “National Public Works Week” for May 15 to 21 was made by Mayor Brian Donahue, with an award of thanks given to Nick Gilliams, the public works director for Stanton.
Donahue said that public works is inner workings of the city which keep the rest of it running. The infrastructure of the city, all roads and routings, lamps and lighting, tree, watering and power is a park of public works.
Donahue said that without the knowledge and work that public works projects provide, that cities would be less safe to be in.
“It’s important, the work that they do,” said Donahue.