By Brandon HENSLEY
It was a mixed bag of announcements and council business at the Jan. 17 Crescenta Valley Town Council meeting at the La Crescenta Library.
During the middle part of the meeting, council concerned itself over its Land Use Committee, of which council members are a part, and the issue of an oak tree on Waltonia Drive in Montrose. Council President Cheryl Davis said L.A. County plans are currently to have half of the tree’s canopy removed. Councilmember Mike Claessens moved to have the committee allow for its removal, and Claessens’ motion was approved 6-2 with one abstinence. There will be a meeting in downtown L.A. at Regional Planning’s office on the matter on Feb. 19.
CV Water District board President James Bodnar was on hand to let customers know about a one-week outage the district will have from Feb. 21 to Feb. 28. Bodnar said local water supplies will not be impacted.
“Water services will continue uninterrupted to water district customers,” he said, although he encouraged residents to conserve as much as they can, and not to irrigate outside during the outage.
Rhys Teff presented his Eagle Scout project. He wants to clean up the corner of Orange and Rosemont avenues near Monte Vista. The lot is currently full of ivy and gravel, and Teff said he plans on clearing that out to make a place for students to go while they wait for their parents to pick them up after school.
There will plants such as lilacs and bigberry manzanita as part of the landscaping, and also benches, said Teff. He said he’s planning on starting and finishing the project during a two-week period in the spring.
The La Crescenta Woman’s Club is having an antiques and collectibles appraisal at its clubhouse at 4004 La Crescenta Ave. on Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The next Town Council meeting is scheduled for Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the community room of the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta.