By Neena Strichart
Last week’s Signal Hill council meeting took place in nearly record time¬– the agenda was covered from beginning to end in approximately half an hour.
Beginning the meeting was a local group from Campfire USA who led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. The youth presented the council with a cake celebrating the 90th birthday of the Campfire organization. Mayor Mike Noll reciprocated with a formal written proclamation in commemorating the event, which was followed by a short group photo session.
Also on the agenda was the adoption of ordinances approving the changing of zoning designation for the 3.75 acres of leased land at 2755 California Avenue from Commercial General to Area 3 of Sp-19, General Industrial Specific Plan to make possible the proposed EDCO recycling and solid waste transfer facility. Council members were unanimous in their support of the ordinance.
In new business, the council members congratulated the three incumbents for their victory in the last council race. Mayor Mike Noll and Vice Mayor Ellen Ward also complimented challenger Edward Villanueva on his campaign, Ward referring to him as a “class act.”
The next Signal Hill city council meeting will take place at city hall, Tuesday, March 17 at 7pm, where the new mayor will be determined. Immediately following the meeting the city will host the Mayor’s Reception in the community center.