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Safety Concern at Mayflower; Fast Medical Response; New Monrovia Department of Public Services; Tree Trimming; Etc.

In his weekly report, City Manager Oliver Chi reports that ...

- There is some concern about safety at Mayflower Elementary School, and police are working with the district. Chi does not mention what the safety concern is.

- Monrovia routinely beats the 90-minute goal set by LA County  Emergency Medical Services Agency for getting ST Elevated Myocardial Infarction patients to the hospital. Chi said local STEMI patients are routinely having their medical procedures completed within 70 minutes of dispatch.

- Community Services Department and Public Works Department are being combined and city staff is recommending the new department be named Department of Public Services.

- Old Town trees will be trimmed on Saturday, May 2. A large sycamore tree that is blocking the clock tower at 316 S. Myrtle will be replaced with smaller, slow-growing lavender crape myrtle tree.

- The city is planning a public meeting about neighborhood compatibility and historic preservation during the second or third week of May.

- Monrovia Library Foundation Board will consider working with City Historian Steve Baker to develop "the definitive 'History of Monrovia'."

- An after-school program will be implemented immediately at Plymouth Elementary School, as it has been at other elementary schools in town.

- Tom and Aynn Freeman have received the 2015 Monrovia Older American of the Year Award. They are members of various local organizations and for over 30 years, once a month, have sponsored, decorated and cooked a luncheon for a group of individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. Aynn also calls Bingo at the Gables Senior Living Complex.

- Brad Haugaard

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