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Cheers, jeers for the week of Aug. 17-23, 2014

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From page A8 | August 23, 2014 |

Cheers to the agreement between the city of Fairfield and Travis Air Force Base to create an emergency water connection at a cost of $1 million to be paid by the federal government.

The long-term unreliability of groundwater resources and other factors played into the need for the backup plan. That Travis can connect to a 12-inch water line that runs near the base is a simple solution.

There’s no financial risk to the city, according to a report. As council members said Tuesday, Travis is our most important resource, so we cheer a common-sense solution to a potential problem.

Jeers that the stalemate among multiple parties continues to hold up final construction work on Cordelia Road.

Fairfield, Union Pacific Railroad, California Northern Railroad and developer Buzz Oates are all involved, but none has stepped forward to pay the $230,000 to $280,000 required for improvements to the railroad spur crossing near Hale Ranch Road.

It’s a complicated issue, involving the railroad, public utilities, a large new development and road paving. But here’s what’s not complicated: This is an issue that should have been foreseen and shouldn’t require nearly a year (so far) to settle.

The Cordelia Road project needs to be finished. All the parties need to settle the issue soon.

Cheers to another successful Tomato Festival in downtown Fairfield last weekend.

Once again, thousands of people came to celebrate the humble fruit that is Solano County’s fifth-biggest crop, bringing in $29 million in 2013. That it has become an annual tradition of fun, music and food is even more reason to cheer.

Jeers that Parkway Gardens’ court-appointed manager has charged more than $25,000 for travel time over the past 17 months.

Parkway Gardens Homeowners Association will pay Sacramento-based receiver Ben McGrew about $102,000 for his work. That includes his billing of about $130 per hour for travel time between Sacramento and Fairfield – half his normal $275-per-hour rate.

You read that right. The court-appointed manager for one of the area’s troubled, financially strapped condominium communities gets paid $275 per hour – and charges for the time driving from Sacramento to town. Jeers.

Jeers to news that Sandy’s 101 Omelets on North Texas Street closed.

Sandy’s was located farther down North Texas Street for several years before moving to the corner of North Texas Street and Pacific Avenue, but it was the kind of locally owned restaurant that gives a region character.

Plenty of local diners have lost one of their go-to venues for breakfast – or other meals. We, too, lament its disappearance.

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  • CD BrooksAugust 23, 2014 - 11:16 am

    Hey people of Fairfield, I don't speed through your neighborhood, please don't speed through mine. I stop at red lights and stop signs. Please do the same and you won't run into me. Cheers to PD for taking care of biz at RHE. Wonderful seeing them ring-up ignorant parents! Jeers to those day care van drivers speeding on Fieldcrest, some while on their cell phone. I have written one company and will continue doing so until they figure out their stupidity and/or hire better drivers.

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  • CD BrooksAugust 23, 2014 - 11:27 am

    Don't speed through my neighborhood, I don't speed through yours. Jeers to all the people in this town that use Hilborn Rd and think it's their personal race track. Especially during school hours, dumb. Cheers to PD for ringing up ign*rant parents at RHE. Jeers to Daycare van drivers speeding along Fieldcrest Ave, some on their cell phones. I have written one and will start naming them if they don't wise up.

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