By Jim Shilander
Due to vacations and other considerations, the San Clemente City Council will meet Tuesday, November 27, rather than its usual third Tuesday date. While the agenda for the meeting had not been finalized by press time, the San Clemente City Clerk’s office did indicate that several items of import were on a tentative agenda: discussion of a relocation of a historical marker from City Hall to Casa Romantica and updates on the status of the Ole Hanson Beach Club and audible train warning systems.
The historical marker is for the La Cristianita historic site, east of the city. The effort to move the marker has been ongoing, city Community Development Director Jim Holloway stated. Holloway is asking for $3,000 to move the marker.
The council will also look into the current rehabilitation plans for the Ole Hanson Beach Club. The plan being presented to the Council would include three design options for improvements to both the building and pool. Beaches, Parks and Recreation Director Sharon Heider indicates in her written presentation to council that the interior of the “lower building” has fewer “character-defining features,” allowing for more flexibility in making repairs and upgrades.
The meeting will also be the last for Jim Dahl as a sitting councilman, having served on the panel for 16 years. Dahl finished in third place among five candidates for two council seats in this month’s election. Councilmember-elect Chris Hamm will be seated in December.