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CITY MANAGER'S update A BI-WEEKLY REPORT FROM JAN. 4 - JAN. 18, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wishing you and yours all the best in 2019!

NEWSY ITEMS

CHRISTMAS TREE DISPOSAL

RecCONNECT

DIAL-A-RIDE SURVEY

WINTER CLASS REGISTRATION

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

CHRISTMAS TREE DISPOSAL

Make room for the New Year! Curbside Christmas tree pickup ends Jan. 12. For more info: http://bit.ly/2s4TOLu

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 January 15th at 7:30 p.m., Council Chambers. For more info contact the City Clerk’s Office, (626) 285-2171 ext. 2316

The City Council will consider the following items:

Receive and file City Commission Actions;

Opting out of Los Angeles County Congestion Management Program;

Approval of Final Parcel Map No. 74893 for 6440 Oak Avenue lot split;

Close out of Primrose property demolition;

Hearing on Series 2 code amendment;

Hearing on City’s Planning Fees;

Hearing on 2019-20 Community Development Building Block Grant allocations;

CITY CLERK UPDATE

COMMISSIONER RECRUITMENT

City received four applications in response to the recruitment to fill one seat on the Parks and Recreation Commission with unexpired term of office ending June 30, 2020. City Council will provide direction to staff regarding this vacancy in a future meeting.

NEXT MUNICIPAL ELECTION

As a reminder, the City will not be conducting a municipal election in March of 2019 due to Senate Bill 415 (State law intended to increase voting participation in local elections) and passing of City’s Measure VP (Amendment of City Charter to comply with Senate Bill 415). City’s municipal elections was changed from the first Tuesday of March in odd numbered years to the first Tuesday of March in even numbered years.

The next regular municipal election will be in March 3, 2020.

YOUTH COMMITTEE UPDATE

The 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, January 24. Meetings are open to the public.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

KEEP MOSQUITOS UNDER CONTROL, MAINTAIN YOUR RAIN BARRELS

As the region faced severe drought conditions, many people placed barrels under their rain gutters to capture rainwater. Capturing this water helped reduce the use of potable, imported water for irrigation. Unfortunately, when these rain barrels are not installed correctly or maintained they can become a breeding ground for mosquitos. This website from the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District provides best practices for installing and maintaining rain barrels. The website includes tips such as:

Place two layers of fine mesh tightly over all openings.

Be sure to remove standing water from decorative covers.

Dry out the rain barrel between storms.

REMOVING HOLIDAY LIGHTS AND DECORATIONS

The Community Preservation Division hopes everyone has 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 by January 16, 2019.

PARKS AND RECREATION

GRID PRUNNING

The City’s tree trimming contractor, West Coast Arborists, has completed grid pruning in Area 6 at the southwest end of the City. They are now beginning trimming in Grid 9 (north of Broadway; south of Hermosa; west of Encinita, to the City’s western border). During grid pruning, all trees located in the public right of way are trimmed for maintenance purposes. During this time, residents are reminded to abide by No Parking signs to avoid damage to personal property. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department for additional information.

DIAL-A-RIDE SURVEY

The Parks & Recreation Department is currently conducting its annual Dial-A-Ride (DAR) Survey. The DAR Survey includes a series of questions presented to members pertaining to quality of service, cleanliness of vehicles, and professionalism relating to the City’s contractor (Southland Transit) as well as suggestions to further improve the program. Additionally, the City is asking DAR members if they would consider using an “on-demand” service, such as Uber or Lyft to fulfil their transportation needs. Residents may submit survey results to the Community Center at Live Oak Park (10144 Bogue Street) or by mail through 5:00 p.m., January 18, 2019. All survey participants will be placed in a drawing to win a prize to be presented at the Parks and Recreation Meeting of February 20, 2019. For more information, please contact (626) 285-2171, extension 4515.

LIVE OAK PARK ANNUAL TURF RENOVATIONS

The open turf and ballfields at Live Oak Park are closed through January 31 for annual turf renovations. The field has been aerated, seeded and fertilized. Additionally, adjustments to the existing irrigation system have been made as needed. The walking path remains open during this time, however the field lights are not turned on in the evening leaving some areas of the walking path darker than normal.

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION TO CONSIDER MEMBERS FOR COMMITTEE ON AGING

With the adoption of the Senior Master Plan (SMP) last year, staff has begun implementation of various Actions Steps, in particular those identified as “immediate” (to be completed within a year of adoption). One of the immediate Action Steps staff has been working on is Action Step 4:

The City should establish a new standing committee, the Committee on Aging (CoA), under the Parks & Recreation Commission to advise the Commission and City Council on older adult issues and concerns.

In October, 2018, the City began recruiting for CoA members. A total of 17 applications were received by the deadline. The CoA Selection Team interviewed all 17 applicants. Nine individuals are being recommended for appointment based on their relevant occupation/experience and other senior-related qualities. The Parks & Recreation Commission will review the recommendations from the Selection Team on January 16, 2019 and is expected to recommend approval to the City Council.

WINTER CLASS REGISTRATION

Registration for winter recreation classes is currently being accepted online templecity.us or in-person at the Live Oak Park Community Center (10144 Bogue Street). Classes begin the week of January 7, 2019. Space is limited, so reserve your spot early! For more information, please call (626) 579-0461.

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