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In his latest report ( https://goo.gl/cX1txB ), City Manager Oliver Chi reported ...

~ The City’s current Blue Star Banners will be replaced with newly designed banners on Huntington Drive on Monday, Nov. 7. The banners recognize and honor Monrovians who are on active duty.

~ There is an opening on the Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board as member Sean Sprinkel is resigning, so the City is accepting applications to complete the remainder of Mr. Sprinkel’s term, which is set to expire in June 2018. For details contact City Clerk Alice Atkins at 932-5505 or at aatkins@ci.monrovia.ca.us.

~ The Hillside Wilderness Preserve should be fully opened to the public by the end of this month. Chi said that, "This past week, we made terrific progress."  He said the four new gates at the Ridgeside and Cloverleaf access points have been installed, and the trail repair work is progressing well. "Staff had a chance this past week to tour the upgraded trail system, which provides terrific views of the valley and will serve as a great passive recreational hiking trail for our community."

~ While the recently adopted neighborhood compatibility ordinance focuses on single family development, it lets the Planning Commission reject lot consolidations for multifamily developments if it "feels that a lot consolidation in any existing neighborhood is not compatible."

~ Monrovia Legacy initiative has put together a report called, "Monrovia’s First Houses," which says that there are at least 62 homes and two commercial buildings in Monrovia that were constructed prior to the City’s incorporation in 1887!  The report also identifies each of the “first houses” of Monrovia, and contains impressive information about each of the properties, including the address, the first owner of the house, and the initial cost to build the home. Details here:

~ The Monrovia Police Officers' Association will hold a community event to raise funds and awareness of breast cancer on Friday, October 21 from 6 to 9p.m. in Library Park. It will feature live music by the band Celluloid Heroes, BBQ, baked goods, raffle prizes, and merchandise.

~ A service will be held Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. at Live Oak Cemetery for Paul Smith, who started work for the City of Monrovia as a Pump Operator in 1960 and ended his career in 1994 as Utility Division Manager.

~ Steve Baker, City Treasurer and City Historian, will host the 7th Annual Cemetery Walk and Talk Program at Live Oak Cemetery on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 and include the tour and dinner. Hear about the first settlers of Monrovia.  Register at the Monrovia Community Center (119 West Palm Avenue). Call 256-8246 for more information.

 - Brad Haugaard

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