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CITY MANAGER'S update A BI-WEEKLY REPORT FROM APRIL 16 - APRIL 30, 2021

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

FREE LAWN SIGN PROGRAM!

Get vaccinated and get back to what matters! The City is giving away FREE lawn signs as a part of a campaign to encourage more residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. One lawn sign per household as supplies are limited. To request a lawn sign CLICK HERE!

CITY CLERK

COUNCIL MEETINGS

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 online at HERE or on Youtube, ConnectwithTC. 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

The Youth Committee’s April mental wellness message is “Keep Going TC!”. This message will be displayed on the digital billboard until end of April.

RECRUITMENT

The Youth Committee recruitment is now open. Students grade 9-12 are invited to apply for a seat on the committee. Applications are available HERE or by emailing cityclerk@templecity.us. Deadline to submit an application is 5 p.m., Friday, May 28 to cityclerk@templecity.us. Applicants are required to attend a mandatory virtual meeting on Thursday, May 27, 4 p.m. Meeting link to be provided.

For more information regarding the Youth Committee, please visit the City’s website, or email the City Clerk’s office at cityclerk@templecity.us.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MONTHLY UPDATE

The Community Development Department’s Monthly Update is complete and shows that during the first quarter of 2021, the City saw a 5 percent increase in the value of building permits being pulled in comparison to the first quarter of 2020. The most significant building permits issued in March were all for accessory dwelling units (ADUs); the City issued permits for six ADUs in March. The city also received six planning applications for new ADUs in March, along with applications for a 3-unit condominium, a flag lot subdivision, a dance studio, and a new house. Four businesses applied for new business licenses and the Community Preservation staff opened 88 cases. The City’s online RequestTracker – a way for community members to fill out a request for service on the web – received 69 public inquiries. The Community Development Department’s maintenance team received 105 work orders and complete 99, similar to March of 2020.

PARKS AND RECREATION

ARBOR DAY CONTEST

National Arbor Day is April 30, 2021 and to celebrate we are hosting an Art Contest! Arbor Day is an annual celebration of trees and their importance to our community and the world! Across the State, communities honor trees and you can participate too. There is a whole world outside your window! Can you see any trees from your window? Does your family go to a park, so you can play, hike, or run under trees? Have you ever climbed a tree? Can you believe that just touching a tree connects you to the natural world and can help reduce some of the stress you might feel? We have learned that being around trees can help us concentrate, relax, and do better on schoolwork. Think about how trees invite YOU outside and what that means to you – then create an art piece that reflects the theme of “Trees Invite Me Outside.” Youth ages 3 to 17 residing in, or attending school in Temple City are invited to submit their art for Contest beginning March 29 through April 22. Draw, paint or collage a picture demonstrating how trees play an important role in our community. The winning artists will be awarded prize ribbons and special prize packs and winning submissions will be featured on the Temple City website and social media platforms. For more information, contest rules and to submit your online application, please CLICK HERE

GARDEN TO TABLE CHALLENGE

Welcome to Garden to Table Challenge. Have you ever wanted to grow your own fruits or vegetables? Let’s spring into the month of April & May. The goal for this challenge is to encourage growing your own fruits or vegetables and we are here to get help you get started! The first 10 participants to enroll will receive two small planting pots as well as soil for each pot. Contactless drive-thru pick-up for the pots and soil will be available. Additionally, If you complete the challenge for this month, you will automatically be entered into a raffle to win 1 of 3 gardening tool kits! The challenge will begin April 1st and run until May 28th. You must sign up by April 30th to be eligible for the monthly challenge and other rules and restrictions apply. Click the link for more information and to register please CLICK HERE

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Bryan Cook
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