Friday, February 24, 2006 at 1:30 PM, the entire community of Scripps Ranch is invited to Miramar Lake to celebrate the successful completion of a number of important milestones in the Miramar Water Treatment Plant Upgrade and Expansion Project.
Mayor Jerry Sanders and Councilman Brian Maienschein will be on hand to dedicate a new parking lot, pedestrian walkway, improved landscaping, new restrooms, and an access ramp. The dedication ceremony will take place in the new parking lot, accessible off Scripps Lake Drive opposite the Library entrance. Please come and enjoy refreshments, and celebrate these enhancements to our Lake.
For more information about the Miramar Water Treatment Plant Upgrade and Expansion Project, click here. [ link to http://www.sandiego.gov/water/cip/miramar.shtml ]
A summary of the accomplishments we will be celebrating, written by Bob Dingeman:
Scripps Ranch Residents-
As representative of Scripps Ranch on the Committee monitoring the progress of the Miramar Water Treatment Plant Upgrade and Expansion Project, it is my pleasure to provide you with a summary of the accomplishments we will be celebrating on February 24, at 1:30 pm at the new Miramar Lake parking lot.
For review, Scripps Ranch has been represented on the Committee as members for the last seven years. It has been I feel one of the most consistently productive and cooperative planning efforts of the many it was been my experience to deal with over the years. Especially those in which Scripps Ranch and a City Agency were directly involved.
The City and contractors have been very cooperative, listened to, and included all our communitiy comments, and adopted most of our suggestions and ideas such as modifying the entrance, changing the signage, etc...
The Construction is ahead of the construction schedule; almost unheard of for a City contract. The Project has been consistently below budget, and equally important has a perfect safety record.
Equally important is that they have kept the Lake Open for recreation at our request as much as possible, as best they could. This meant re-opening as quickly as underwater construction was completed, and restoring the water level of the Lake.
The new rest rooms were constructed, and the parking lot rehabilitated so it could be used as well as running, walking, and riding around the lake. The Lake was always kept open as best they could for recreational use, but with some limitations, but still used; an amazing record.
The construction team also permitted our use for the 4th of July 10K Run over the dam as a special concession, which was greatly appreciated.
In conclusion, the project to date has been a success story for the City and is creating a facility to provide more potable water to meet the future demands of the City of San Diego. This is truly a job well done, and I hope that the 1:30 time can allow the residents of Scripps Ranch to come out, as a way of saying thanks, expressing appreciation, celebrating, and having a good time. Our Mayor and City Councilman deserve credit for a job well done.
Refreshments will be provided.
Bob Dingeman Committee Member