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

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

RELAY FOR LIFE

On Oct. 12, join your TC neighbors in our annual fight against cancer. The events will take place at Temple City Park at 9:00 a.m.

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CITY CLERK

The next Council Meeting is scheduled for October 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple City Council Chambers. The City Council will consider the following items:

Proposed Temple City Library interior artistic enhancement presentation, Parks and Recreation Department Monthly Update, City Commission Actions, Fiscal Year 2018-19 Fourth Quarter Preliminary Budget Review, Treasurer’s Report, Revenue, expenditure and Capital Project Summary Reports, First Amendment to the Agreement with Decaux Street Furniture, Adopt resolution calling for a General Municipal Election of March 3, 2020 and adopt resolution determining regulations for Candidate Statement.

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YOUTH COMMITTEE RECRUITMENT

The Youth Committee visited Live Oak Park on Tuesday as part of their objective to get to know their local government and the services they provide. Members toured the park facilities and learned about the City’s park program. The committee will have an opportunity to get to know their City commissioners in October in a meet and greet. The Youth Committee’s first meeting will be held on October 24 (i.e., 5:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers), the members will receive city updates and discuss upcoming events. Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact the City Clerk’s office, 626-285-2171.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY HUMAN SOCIETY 95TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Join the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society as they celebrate 95 years of service in the San Gabriel Valley from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 5 at the shelter! There will be a welcoming ceremony with a blessing of the animals, a Poker "Dog Pack" Walk REGISTER HERE crafts vendors/demos, games for the family and a DJ! There will also be Food trucks and "Star Cars" in attendance, as well as craft beer and wine tasting for those 21+! To attend, CLICK HERE!

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT MONTHLY UPDATE

Building activity in 2019 has slowed slightly from last year. The total value of the work being done under all permits for the year has fallen from $29.2 million to $26.5 million. The number of permits issued has fallen from 1,429 to 1,310. In August, the City issued permits for two new houses and five accessory dwelling units. The number of customers served at the public counter is steady. The Planning staff took in plans for three new single-family houses, nine new accessory dwelling units, a 6-unit condominium, a conditional use permit for Primrose Park, a conditional use permit for a Mathnasium learning center, a zone variance for a new house on a multi-family lot, a façade improvement, and a flag lot subdivision. Community Preservation staff has completed its work surveying the City for houses with chipping and peeling paint and will turn its focus on dead trees and palm trees with an over accumulation of dead palm fronds. The full Community Development Department Update can be viewed here.

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HOME IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM SUCCESS STORY

The City received a thank you card from a Home Improvement Program (HIP) participant expressing their appreciation for home improvements they received at their home. They expressed how grateful they are for having hot water for their dishes and laundry and knowing their gas line will be safe if there is an earthquake. The resident received a grant for the following improvements:

Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Repair termite damage

Replace a corroded gas line from the gas meter to the house

Replace a water heater

Replace/repair siding on house

Replace old garage door

Do you know the City has offered a HIP since 1996 utilizing federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds? The program is limited to low-income households with the homeowner living on the property to make various improvements to improve their quality of life that have been postponed. For Fiscal Year 2019-2020, the City Council approved approximately $190,000 of CDBG funds for the HIP program. The HIP program is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and there are currently 18 people on the waiting list. For more information about the program CLICK HERE

UNMAINTAINED YARDS AND DEAD PALM FRONDS

Community Preservation Inspectors have responded to reports of properties that had unmaintained yards. Staff contacted the property owners and either spoke with the owners or left courtesy notices requesting the overgrown grass, weeds, and vegetation be cut and discarded. A follow-up inspection is typically conducted within 14 days to ensure compliance with the Municipal Code. A final inspection indicated compliance. Thank you to the owners for maintaining their yards.

In October Inspectors will be working with property owners that need to trim dead palm fronds off of palm trees. With the coming Santa Ana winds palm fronds can act as a traffic hazard. They can also act as a fire danger. If you see a palm tree with excessive dead palm fronds you can report it to Community Preservation inspectors at the City’s Request Tracker or by calling (626) 285-5240.

PARKS AND RECREATION

FALL FESTIVAL & CLASSIC CAR SHOW

The annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Temple City Park. This community event features several live performances by Temple City Unified School District Performing Arts Groups.

The Classic Car Show is also scheduled to be held on Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Temple City Park. This free event will feature corvettes, classics, antiques, imports and street rods on display for your viewing pleasure.

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL

The Temple City Parks & Recreation Department is hosting its annual Halloween Carnival on Thursday, October 31 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Live Oak Park. This free community event will feature carnival games, haunted mazes, raffle prizes, food for purchase, trunk or treat cars, and TONS of candy! There will also be a “Little Pumpkin Patch” area for children ages 1-4, which will include a maze, rides, and carnival games.

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Bryan Cook
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