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Council To Consider Expo Changes
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Looking toward October's Cheese and Wine Exposition, City of Riverbank staff will recommend at Monday's Council meeting going back to the traditional boundaries of Santa Fe Street between Second and Seventh Street.

Staff also will advise dropping all gate fees and enclosures but renting the public street to the Rotary Club so it can impose stricter regulations against such problems as improper use of alcohol and display of gang colors.

The Council meets regularly on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. and is currently convening at the Riverbank Community Center due to road construction work and parking restraints adjacent to City Hall.

Also on the June 22 agenda is a "due diligence" statement asserting the City used reasonable care in inspecting the Del Rio Building before purchasing it, said City Manager Rich Holmer. Local engineers Tavares & Associates examined the building as far as was possible "without opening up the interior" which was still in use as a restaurant and Bingo Hall, he said.

Army Ammunition Plant tenant Dayton Superior that makes rebar and other road materials wants to expand business there and will make a presentation. The City will issue a proclamation thanking NI Industries for many years of running the complex for the Army.

Staff will request Council's permission for out of state travel for five staff and council members to argue Riverbank's case at the American Defense Community Conference in Boston in August.

The City is due to approve a contract with the City of Oakdale for animal control services for the next fiscal year.

There will be a first reading of an ordinance requiring residents, mainly restaurant owners, to take care not to clog pipes with fats, oils and greases.

The Council is due to discuss and set a public hearing on increases in the sewer rates