Latest local news briefs include an update on a new “Beer Dogs” restaurant, details on the city council’s approval of a salary and benefit package for the new city manager, a report from a local food ministry helping low-income residents, and an update on local elections.
Local food ministry reports helping over 3800 residents
In a July 28 report to the city council, Sunrise Christian Food Ministry said it had provided five-day supplies of food to over 3800 low-income Citrus Heights residents during the second quarter of this year. Spokesman Rocky Peterson told councilmembers the food ministry has over 100 volunteers and operates five days a week out of location at Advent Lutheran Church on San Juan Avenue. The ministry is supported by several dozen area churches and also received about $20,000 in grant funding through the City this year.
Peterson said the group is currently working on a new freezer expansion project that will allow them to keep more fresh produce and dairy products for a longer period. He said the group has already set aside $35,000 toward the project and is ready to apply for a building permit.
Council approves $255k salary for new city manager
During their July 28 meeting, city council members approved a $255,000 salary package for the new city manager, Christopher Boyd, who officially takes his seat as manager on Oct. 1 of this year. The council’s agenda packet listed the salary as a “slight increase” over Boyd’s current salary as police chief, and will also include health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. Under terms of the contract, Boyd will also receive a $500 monthly vehicle allowance. The council voted 4-0 in favor of the salary package, with Vice Mayor Jeff Slowey absent from the meeting. (Agenda Packet with Contract)
‘Beer Dogs’ restaurant to open soon in Citrus Heights
A new craft beer and gourmet hotdog restaurant is scheduled to open in the next 45 days at Sylvan Corners. Beer Dogs spokesman Zachary Swithenbank said the new restaurant will sport a “high-end” look inside, with a bar area and indoor seating, along with several tables and chairs outdoors. Food choices will range from kids meals to the “Great Western Dog” — described on a preview menu as a “signature grilled gourmet 10-inch hot dog on our mouth-watering, hand baked sourdough bun, topped with chopped crispy bacon pieces, French fried onions, cheddar cheese, and BBQ sauce.” Once open, Beer Dogs can be found between JB Liquor and Bearpaw boots, at 7032 Sylvan Rd. (Full story coming Wednesday)
City council hopeful’s rev up campaigns
A total of five residents have now pulled nomination papers to run for Citrus Heights city council, with the latest addition being Marcel Weiland. The policy analyst and financial tech specialist held his first kick-off campaign BBQ at Rusch Park over the weekend, drawing about 50 people. Planning Commissioner Rick Doyle, who is also seeking one of the two council seats up for election, held his own kick-off fundraiser at Stones Casino last month and said he picked up the endorsement of Mayor Jeannie Bruins this week.
On Saturday, former Councilman Bret Daniels confirmed with The Sentinel that he’s planning to run in this year’s race for city council, although he has not yet taken out nomination papers. Other names in the mix are Vice Mayor Jeff Slowey, Construction Appeals Board Member Amor Taylor and resident David Huber — all of whom have taken out papers to run. The deadline to file for the city council race is August 12.
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Latest local news briefs include an update on a new "Beer Dogs" restaurant, details on the city council's approval of a salary and benefit package for the new city manager, a report from a local food ministry helping low-income residents, and an update on local elections.
Local food ministry reports helping over 3800 residents--
In a report to the city council this week, Sunrise Christian Food Ministry said it had provided over 3800 low-income Citrus Heights residents with five-day supplies of food...
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