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Brown, Green Streets’ paving wraps up this month

Brown, Green Streets’ paving wraps up this month

| August 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The extensive paving project on both Brown and Green streets that started in May should be finished by the end of the month, according to an announcement from Don Salts, Martinez deputy public works director. The $1.7 million project is being underwritten through Measure J and One Bay Area (OBAG) 1) grants. […]

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Road relief…

Road relief…

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Crews continue road work at the intersection of Brown Street and Green Street. (ROBERT PERRY/MARTINEZ NEWS-GAZETTE)

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Council uses ‘lease’ financing to pay JFA dissolution settlement

Council uses ‘lease’ financing to pay JFA dissolution settlement

| August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Following the advice of its bond counsel, the Martinez City Council voted twice Wednesday on a lease agreement that would finance the resulting liability from the dissolution of the Martinez-Pleasant hill Joint Facilities Agency (JFA). By seeking the five-year loan, the city is in a position to save money as it pays […]

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Council poised to award contracts tonight for Measure D street sealing

Council poised to award contracts tonight for Measure D street sealing

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A Modesto paving firm may get a $2.466,223.41 contract tonight if Martinez City Council accepts its bid for the 2018-19 Measure D street sealing project. City Engineer Tim Tucker has recommended the Council accept the bid from American Pavement Systems, whose bid was higher than the $2.4 million engineering estimate for the […]

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Construction starts on Pacheco Boulevard near Las Juntas Elementary School

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Contra Costa County Public Works has started construction to close a sidewalk gap on Pacheco Boulevard on either side of Las Juntas elementary School and west of Arthur Road, according to an announcement released by Public Information Officer Steve Padilla. Construction work could be done as early as Sept. 25, but could […]

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Council considers JFA settlement, animal control amendments, general plan reports

Council considers JFA settlement, animal control amendments, general plan reports

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will decide tonight whether to borrow $4 million to pay for retroactive costs stemming from the dissolution of the Pleasant Hill-Martinez Joint Facilities Agency, ending a long-standing dispute whether its employees worked for the city, and whether the agency existed at all. In addition, the Council will take public […]

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Water main break interrupts service

Water main break interrupts service

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez residents lost water service about 10 p.m. Wednesday when a water main broke on Alhambra Avenue and John Muir Road. Repairs were completed about 4 p.m. Thursday, Public Works Director David Scola said. His work crews, bringing in heavy equipment, responded to calls Thursday night when the big pipe broke, leaving residences within Muir […]

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Contra Costa to apply slurry seal July 3 near Martinez

Contra Costa to apply slurry seal July 3 near Martinez

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Contra Costa County Public Works Department will be paving roads in the Alhambra Valley Road areas of Contra Costa County near Martinez, Public Information Officer Steve Padilla said. The work will be started July 3 and will be completed July 25. Asphalt rubber cape seal will be applied on portions of Wanda […]

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Council approves Measure D-funded road repairs

Council approves Measure D-funded road repairs

| May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez has accumulated so much money through the half-cent Measure D sales tax that it can accomplish 10 times the road repair projects in one fiscal year than it could previously, City Manager Brad Kilger said. During Wednesday’s meeting, Martinez City Council unanimously approved the lengthy list of local streets that will […]

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Council eyes Measure D road repairs tonight

Council eyes Measure D road repairs tonight

| May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will decide tonight whether to accept the list of streets recommended for road repair under Measure D funding. Measure D is the half-cent sales tax approved in 2016 by Martinez voters. The revenues can be used solely for local road maintenance and repairs, and the tax lasts 15 years. […]

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