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CITY MANAGER'S update A BI-WEEKLY REPORT FROM MAY 1- MAY 15, 2020

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

STAY AT HOME EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 15

The County’s health order requiring residents to stay at home has been extended to May 15. It also means that beginning April 15, essential businesses must provide cloth face coverings for all employees when interacting with the public. CLICK HERE to learn more.

CITY RECEIVES ALMOST $80K FOR ROAD REPAIRS

This week, the City received news that it received a $79,800 grant award from CalRecycle to incorporate rubberized asphalt concrete (a by-product of recycled waste tires) into its upcoming road resurfacing projects:

The funding will reimburse the City approximately $8 per ton for the use of rubberized asphalt concrete into road resurfacing projects. The recycled material provides a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solution that produces lower tire noise and extends the surface life of pavement 50% longer than conventional materials.

LAS TUNAS DRIVE REPAVING PROJECT

A segment of Las Tunas Drive, between Muscatel and Sultana Avenues, will soon receive new striping and a fresh coat of asphalt. Repaving activities are scheduled for May 11 through May 15 during the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Road restriping will then be completed the following week over two to three nights.

Any significant changes to the project schedule will be communicated through this report, on the City’s social media accounts, and in a written notice to affected property owners.

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#WEGOTTHISTC

In response to COVID-19, the City is giving away free lawn signs to support frontline workers and “distant socializing” policies to remind us that we’re all safer at home. Want one? Just fill out our online form and we’ll deliver the sign right to your lawn.

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CITY CLERK

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

At the May 5 City Council meeting, Council will consider the following items: Proclaim Older American Month, declare the City’s intention to levy and collect Lighting and Maintenance District Assessment for Fiscal Year 2020-21 and establish the time and place for public hearing objections, give direction on the use of additional Community Development Block Grant Funds resulting from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, approve the Road Repair and Accountability (SB 1) Project list for Fiscal Year 2020-21, and give direction on the overview of temporary emergency action related to continuity of city services and personnel.

To view the full agenda CLICK HERE

ONLINE COUNCIL MEETINGS

A reminder that members of the public can participate in the teleconference Council meetings by following the instructions stated on the meeting agenda. Members of the public can listen to the meeting audio livestream by CLICKING HERE. Requests to speak during “Public Comment” will be accepted by email to cityclerk@templecity.us before and during the meeting, prior to the close of public comment on an item. Efforts will be made to read written comments received before the end of the meeting. Comments that are not read into the record will be made part of the record. Lengthy public comment may be summarized in the interest of time.

YOUTH COMMITTEE

Youth Committee meetings will be postponed until further notice. For more information, contact the City Clerk’s office, 626-285-2171.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

COMMUNITY PRESERVATION REMINDER

All the spring rain we have received coupled with the coming warm weather means our lawns, trees, and shrubs are primed for growth. Now is the time to trim those lawns, hedges, and trees. Overgrown vegetation does not just look unsightly, but it provides a habitat for rodents and can provide fuel for fires as it dries out. The Municipal Code states that a public nuisance exists when grass is more than six inches high, when trees are within five feet of a roof, and when shrubs are not maintained. If you see a particularly bad case, you can report it to us at RequestTracker or by calling (626) 285-5240.

PARKS AND RECREATION

VIRTUAL RECREATION CENTER (VRC)

The Parks and Recreation Department is continuing to update and provide virtual programs and services through the VRC. In April Arbor Day was highlighted with a poster contest, Urban Forestry staff video, planting of a tree at Live Oak Park and technical urban forestry informational slideshow. National Volunteer Week was also held in April and City volunteers were recognized in a video along with highlighting three integral community volunteers; Jerry Jambazian, Lucy Liou and Miss Temple City.

VIRTUAL ENRICHMENT WORKSHOPS

The Parks and Recreation Department has teamed with Microsoft to offer a series of enrichment workshops in May and June for FREE! Weekly, beginning in May, virtual workshops will be offered at no cost for both youth and adults. Topics will cover reading comprehension, game coding, virtual museum tours, business building, and professional development. To learn more about the workshops and to register CLICK HERE

TEMPLE CITY'S GOT TALENT

The show will go on! Temple City’s Got Talent (TCGT) is evolving into a virtual program and we are seeking out the best and brightest talents in the community. Registration for TCGT begins on May 4 and runs through May 15. Videos of performances will be submitted online for review by City staff. Once reviewed and approved, contestants will be included in the TCGT show which airs on May 22. For detailed information and to view the application CLICK HERE

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