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City to Review Policy on Fires at Beaches

Council will meet at 4 p.m., Tuesday at Coronado City Hall Council Chambers at 1825 Strand Way.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
At their first meeting in the New Year on Tuesday, Coronado City Council has a full agenda and will take up topics ranging from updating the policy on fires at beaches and the purchase of banners to celebrate the commissioning of the new LCS-4 USS Coronado.

The following options will be considered for updating the beach fire policy:

  • Remove the City installed fire rings from North Beach.
  • Amend Municipal Code to limit fire materials to charcoal and clean wood or restrict the fire material to only clean wood that is sold or supplied by the City or an approved vendor. And restrict fire materials to a height of 12 inches above the upper edge of the fire container and to be contained within the inside edge of the fire container.
  • Explore the option of restricting the existing City fire rings to be fueled by portable propane containers only.
  • Prohibit the use of portable barbecues or portable fire rings on the beach or limit their use to designated areas of the beach.
  • Install hot coal containers in appropriate locations between the main lifeguard tower at Central Beach and the Naval Amphibious Base.
Additional agenda items and recommendations include:
  • Approve the request from Coronado MainStreet Ltd. for City Staff to purchase and install banners on the Orange Avenue median light poles to celebrate the commissioning of the New LCS-4 USS Coronado. The cost associated with recommendation is $2,600.
  • Approve the request to waive the alcohol prohibition on public property to allow service of wine and beer in the Coronado Library for the Feb. 7 friends event. 
  • Approve staff recommendation for the free-of-charge dock improvement at the Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp; and direct staff to proceed with CEQA processing and permit approval for this concept as part of the Dock C Reconstruction Project. 
  • Adopt a policy to install “Keep Clear” pavement markings. 
  • Approve the request for an exception to zoning standards in association with an approved Historic Alteration Permit for a residence at 1030-1032 Olive Ave.
To see the full agenda, click here. The meeting starts at 4 p.m.
Frank Peters January 07, 2014 at 02:01 AM
Remove the fire rings? Easier said than done. Learn from our experience in Newport Beach at woodSmokeHealth.org
Erin Brown January 07, 2014 at 04:31 PM
I hope they don't remove the fire rings, though I completely support requiring that it be clean wood, prohibiting things like old furniture or pallets.

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