Customers of the Menlo Park Municipal Water District will see new water restrictions if the Menlo Park City Council votes to approve a more stringent response to the statewide drought tonight (May 5).
The proposed restrictions include limiting landscape watering to two days a week; requiring pool covers and prohibiting newly built pools from being filled with municipal water; and not allowing new construction projects to install "single pass cooling systems" that circulate water once before draining it, such as air conditioners.
The council will also consider a six-month trial run of changes to the Ravenswood Avenue and Alma Street intersection to improve safety at the railroad crossing. The trial changes include installing barriers to prohibit left turns from Alma Street and right turns from Ravenswood at that intersection.
Also on the agenda:
■ A report on non-resident fees for the city's recreation programs.
■ A consent calendar item to give the staff permission to negotiate with Menlo Swim & Sport for renewal of its contract to manage the city's swimming pools.
The complete agenda and associated staff reports is available on the city's website.
The regular meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the Civic Center (701 Laurel St.) It will be streamed live online.