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CITY MANAGER'S update A BI-WEEKLY REPORT FROM FEB. 1 - FEB. 15, 2019

NEWSY ITEMS

SUBSIDIES FOR HOME SECURITY DEVICES

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION - DATE CHANGED!

YOUTH COMMITTEE UPDATE

DIM SUM & TEA

LIVE OAK PARK ANNUAL TURF RENOVATIONS

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

SUBSIDIES FOR HOME SECURITY DEVICES

Beginning today, $100 rebates are available to TC households that have not yet received a subsidy for a Ring video doorbell. And if that’s not great news, all TC households are eligible for $30 off Ring security devices—like lights and alarm systems—as well as 20 percent off accessories! More info: http://bit.ly/2UyoO2W

RecCONNECT

New Year, new recreation guide! Kick off your New Year exercise routine with a class at Live Oak Park—and kick off the holiday weight while you’re at it! Browse our new guide HERE!

CITY CLERK

The next Council Meeting will be on February 5th at 7:30 p.m., Council Chambers. For more info contact the City Clerk’s Office, (626) 285-2171 ext. 2316.

It is anticipated that the City Council will consider the following items:

Camellia Festival Royal Court

Appointment of Parks and Recreation Commissioner

Parks and Recreation Commission Actions 1/16/19

4th amendment to the agreement with Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co

2nd reading and adoption of Ordinance No. 18-1032 Series 2 Code Amendment

2nd reading and adoption of Ordinance No. 19-1033 amending City Council meeting dates that fall on an election day

Award of contract for 3 electric vehicle purchases

Primrose property demolition close out

Harris & Associates - Funding Options for Lighting and Maintenance District

Flag Lot Discussion

COMMISSIONER RECRUITMENT

City Council appointed Jose Tarin to fill the unexpired vacant seat on the Parks and Recreation Commission. Commissioner Tarin’s term will end on June 30, 2020.

YOUTH COMMITTEE UPDATE

The committee attended Metro’s NextGen Bus Study Community Meeting on Jan. 16 and provided their suggestions regarding safety and riders’ experience to Metro. They also attended the San Gabriel Valley Council of Government’s Public Transportation Committee meeting on Jan. 17, 2019. The members had a chance to meet with Blue LA representatives and talked to them about their micro-transit service in Los Angeles.

The Youth Committee meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Civic Center Council Chambers, 5938 Kauffman Avenue, Temple City. The next meeting is Thursday, February 28. Meetings are open to the public.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

There will be a Planning Commission meeting on February 12 at 7:30 p.m.

The Planning Commission will review a request from The Dive SKC (Steam Kettle Cooking) at 5708 Rosemead Boulevard to expand its beer and wine license to the sale of distilled liquor. The Commission will also review a parking study for the Temple City Marketplace (northwest corner of Temple City Boulevard and Rosemead Boulevard) to determine what improvements can be made to the parking lot.

REMOVING HOLIDAY LIGHTS AND DECORATIONS

The Community Preservation Division hopes everyone had a happy holiday season. As a friendly reminder, per Temple City Municipal Code 4-2C-2(A)(16) seasonal displays like Christmas lights and other holiday decorations must be removed within 15 days of the end of the holiday being commemorated. This means that Christmas lights and decorations should be removed.

PARKS AND RECREATION

LUNAR YEAR CELEBRATION

Given the heavy rains expected on Saturday, February 2, the 2019 Lunar New Year Celebration will now be held Saturday, February 9 from 1 – 4 p.m. at Temple City Park. This free community event will celebrate the Year of the Pig by featuring traditional cultural pageantry and festivities; local entertainment and cuisine; information booths; and various activities for children, such as arts and crafts and carnival-style games. For more information, please call (626) 579-0461.

DIM SUM & TEA

The Temple City Parks & Recreation Department is excited to once again free Dim Sum & Tea to celebrate the Year of the Pig on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at Live Oak Park (large picnic shelter) from 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon, or while supplies last. Taste samplings of BBQ Pork Buns, Sesame Mochi Balls, Siu Mai, Egg Rolls and more.

LIVE OAK PARK ANNUAL TURF RENOVATIONS

The annual renovation of the open turf and ballfields at Live Oak Park has been completed! The renovations, which took place in December and January consisted of aerating, over-seeding, and top-dressing the turf along with adjusting and/or modifying the existing irrigation as needed. The open turf and ballfields are once again open to the public for use. (Pictures attached if you’d like to use)

SENIOR WALKING CLUB

The Senior Walking Club is a new free program that meets every Tuesday and Thursday at the Live Oak Park walking path from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Participants have their daily completed laps recorded by Department staff and at the end of each month all participants will be entered into a drawing to win prizes. The average walker completes about 6 laps per day, which is approximately 3 miles. For more information, please call 626-579-0461.

SUPERSTARS DANCE TEAM

The Superstars and Mini-Stars dance teams will be participating in their first competition of the season this Saturday, February 2 at the SHARP Dance Competition, hosted at Arroyo High School in El Monte. The SHARP Dance Competition is an annual competition for youth dance, drill, and cheer teams from all over Southern California. Both groups will be competing in the Hip Hop category for their respective age and grade divisions.

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