City of San Dimas - City News en-us News Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT City Commission Vacancies <div class="texteditor"><p>The City of San Dimas invites you to become active in your community.</p><p>The Equestrian and Public Safety Commissions are recruiting residents of the city to become a member of the commission. The Public Safety Commission appointment is potentially for three (2) two year terms - term expires in 2024. The Equestrian Commission appointment is filling an unexpected vacancy of two (2) year terms - term expires in 2021.</p><p><a href="/ps.publicinformation.cfm?ID=2312">Click here to view the Commission's purpose.</a></p><p><a href="/download.cfm?ID=36433">Click here to access the application.</a></p><p><b>Applications are being accepted in the City Clerk's office until 5:00 p.m. on February 28.</b></p><p>Applications are also available in the City Clerk's office at City Hall, 245 E. Bonita Ave, San Dimas. For more information please contact the City Clerk's office at (909) 394-6210.</p></div> City Council News Marchant Park Project Update <div class="texteditor"><p>The Marchant Park Improvement Project is moving forward with the construction phase. The new recreation building has been framed and the roof is nearly completed. The building's restrooms are taking shape and the building's electrical components are being installed. The exterior building decorative elements are beginning to be constructed.<br> </p><p>The new playground equipment has been put in and the next step will be to install the rubberized surfacing for ADA accessibility. The tennis courts upgrades will begin in early March, which include new windscreens, some new fencing sections and painting the existing fence. Later in the project the basketball courts and tennis courts will be resurfaced.<br> </p><p>The Project is scheduled to be completed in late Spring 2018. For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 909-394-6230 and check back for regular updates.<br> </p></div> Parks & Recreation Schedule for the Vietnam Veterans "Wall that Heals" <div class="texteditor"><p>Vietnam Veterans, "The Wall That Heals" hosted by San Dimas H.E.R.O.E.S (Helping Establish a Remembrance Of Every Serviceperson) will be at Lone Hill Middle School, 700 S. Lone Hill Ave, on March 22 - 25. Open 24 hours a day for all four days and FREE to the public.</p><p>The "Wall" is a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and will be here along with a mobile Education Center to honor the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War. It bears the names of over 58,000 men and woman who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.</p><p>The schedule of events is as follows:<br>Wednesday March 21<br>9 am: Escort staging at Fairplex, Gate #1, 1101 W. McKinley, Pomona<br>10 am: An escort of the "wall" will start from Fairplex and go through the cities of Pomona, La Verne, Glendora, Covina, and San Dimas before it arrives at Lone Hill Middle School in San Dimas.<br>11 am: Arrives on Site at Lone Hill Middle School<br>11:15 am: Media Briefing<br>12 pm: Wall Setup<br>5:30 pm: Volunteer Training</p><p>Thursday March 22<br>10 am: Opening Ceremony</p><p>Friday March 23</p><p>Saturday March 24<br>7 pm: Candle Light Vigil</p><p>Sunday March 25<br>2 pm: Closing Ceremony<br>2:30 pm: Wall Closed</p><p>San Dimas HEROES would like to thank their co-sponsors, City of San Dimas, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, San Dimas Community Hospital, WalMart and ADP for their generosity. Other supporting sponsors include CareMeridian, Golden State Water Company, Inland Valley Humane Society, Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare, and Fairplex, Pomona.</p></div> General Interest Community Meeting for CicLAvia Open Streets Event <div class="texteditor"><p>The City of San Dimas will be conducting an outreach meeting for the upcoming CicLAvia Open Streets event.</p><p>Community members are invited to join us to learn about the street closures, business opportunities, available activities, and more. This meeting will be held on Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 pm at the Stanley Plummer Community Building, 245 E Bonita Ave.</p><p>On April 22, CicLAvia will temporarily remove cars from the streets and open them up to pedestrians, strollers, bikes and more from 9 am - 4 pm for a car-free day.</p><p>For more information, contact (213) 355-8500, email, or visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p></div> <a class="linktxt" href="" target="_blank">CicLAvia Event Flyer</a> <span class="fileinfo smallest">(Adobe Acrobat, 948KB)</span> <br> General Interest Residents Invited to Community Meeting for Homelessness Plan <div class="texteditor"><p>The City of San Dimas will be conducting an outreach meeting to gather input from residents to assist in writing a successful Homeless Planning Guide. This meeting will be held on Thursday, March 8 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at the Senior Center Multipurpose Room, 201 E Bonita Ave.</p><p>The City was recently awarded a grant by Los Angeles County to develop a City plan to prevent and combat homelessness. While the City has a limited number of chronic homeless, we recognize that homelessness is an issue throughout the County. Prevention efforts can be enhanced in our community and with a properly developed homelessness plan. Through this plan, the City hopes to connect homeless individuals with services and resources that will help them to eventually go towards self-sufficiency and a better quality of life.</p><p>Join us in our efforts to prevent and combat homelessness in the City of San Dimas. For more information, contact&nbsp;Ann Garcia (909) 394-6282.</p></div> General Interest Lapel Pins Available for Vietnam Veterans <div class="texteditor"><p>The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration has provided a special lapel pin for living U.S. military veterans who served during the Vietnam War period as a lasting memento of the nation's thanks. Living United States veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location are eligible to receive one lapel pin.</p><p>San Dimas H.E.R.O.E.S. (Helping Establish a Remembrance Of Every Serviceperson) is proud to announce that they will be issuing these pins during their hosting of the Vietnam Wall, "The Wall That Heals." The "Wall" will be located at Lone Hill Middle School, 700 S. Lone Hill Ave, March 22 - 25.</p><p>To receive your lapel pin you must provide a DD214 (NO PIN WILL BE AWARDED WITHOUT THIS FORM) and one other form of identification. You can mail this information to San Dimas HEROES/Vietnam Lapel Pin Project at PO Box 4216, San Dimas, CA 91773. You can also provide this information during the four days the wall is in San Dimas by visiting the San Dimas HEROES booth between the hours of 9AM to 5PM.</p><p>The HEROES Organization is looking forward to thanking you for your service and welcoming you home.</p></div> General Interest LA County Initiative Helps Residents Dispose of Sharps <div class="texteditor"><p>A new LA County program has been launched to help increase proper disposal compliance of household sharps. The "Contain and Responsibly Dispose (CARD) Your Sharps" Initiative, provides resources to help residents safely discard their used household sharps including the option of a no-cost, FDA-cleared sharps container, regardless of their sharps provider.</p><p>Medical technology company BD launched the "CARD Your Sharps" initiative to help ensure proper containment and disposal of household sharps, a health concern that when disposed of improperly could cause injury or spread infection.</p><p>Through this initiative, any LA County resident who fills a prescription for sharps can receive by mail a free sharps container with information on convenient local disposal sites. Patients can also receive step-by-step instructions on responsible sharps disposal from 300 participating retail pharmacies.</p><p>This program supplements and supports the programs already in place in communities throughout LA County -- which help keep our beaches and waterways clean, our sanitation workers safe and help ensure that patients who use sharps are in compliance with California law.</p><p>Click <a href="/download.cfm?ID=36929" target="_blank">here</a> and visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a> for more information on this initiative.</p></div> General Interest Residents Encouraged to Review Waste Management Billing <div class="texteditor"><p>As of February 1, Waste Management officially took over trash service billing from Golden State Water for San Dimas residents, offering one point for contact for both customer service and billing.</p><p>By now residents should have received a bill from Waste Management for February trash services (this is the only time you will receive a monthly bill from Waste Management). Beginning in March you will be billed by Waste Management on a bi-monthly basis.</p><p>As this is a new system, the City is asking residents to check their billing statements to ensure everything is correct and they are billed for the right services.</p><p>If you find an error with your bill, contact Waste Management Customer Service at (800) 266-7551.</p></div> General Interest Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Now Hiring <div class="texteditor"><p>The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) is now hiring for a wide range of positions. With several career tracks and more than 350 specialized units, LASD offers unlimited possibilities to pursue the path that's right for you.</p><p>Whether you're interested in custody, patrol, or both, all candidates enter the academy at the Deputy Sheriff Trainee rank.</p><p>A successful candidate will have these attributes to become a Deputy Sheriff:</p><p>Possess and demonstrate integrity<br>Demonstrated ability to use good judgment and problem solving<br>Capacity for empathy and compassion<br>Capacity to multi-task<br>Ability to demonstrate courage and to take responsibility<br>Ability to be resourceful and show initiative<br>Demonstrating assertiveness<br>Capacity for engaging in teamwork and ability to collaborate</p><p>For more information and to apply, visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p></div> General Interest Family Festival & Easter Egg Hunts <div class="texteditor"><p>The City of San Dimas Parks and Recreation Department invites you to join us on Saturday, <b>March 24, 2018</b> (Rain Date March 31) for our Annual Family Festival &amp; Easter Egg Hunts from 10am to 1pm at Civic Center Park, 245 E. Bonita Ave. The Family Festival features Community Connections Fair, Entertainment and San Dimas Talent Showcase. <b>Also take advantage of our Mulch Giveaway! Bring your container/bag to get FREE organic mulch, perfect for replanting those gardens and sprucing up that landscaping. </b>There will also be a Vendor Expo, Food Trucks and Fun Zone. Come by for a $2 Hot Diggity Dog Meal, while supplies last.</p><p><a href="/download.cfm?ID=36928" target="_blank">View Vendor Application</a></p><p><b>Easter Egg Hunts<br></b></p><p>Via Verde Park &amp; Civic Center Park</p><p>Boys and girls ages 2-10 are invited to hunt for prizes and candy. There will be grand prizes for children who find the "Special Golden Eggs". Come and take pictures with the Bunny. Egg Hunts begin at 10:00am SHARP!!!!</p><p>For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 909-394-6230.&nbsp;</p></div> Parks & Recreation Community Nominations for Distinguished Service to Youth Awards <div class="texteditor"><p>The City of San Dimas and the San Dimas Parks and Recreation Commission are accepting nominations from the community for Distinguished Service to Youth Awards. The purpose of the awards, which have been given annually since 1976, is to recognize and honor people in the community who have demonstrated exceptional service to San Dimas youth and to create an awareness of the need for citizens to become involved in youth programs.</p><p>The Volunteer Service to Youth Award (the J. Michael Dutton Memorial Service Award) is presented to individuals who have rendered outstanding service to the youth of San Dimas as unpaid volunteers. The Professional Service to Youth Award is presented to individuals who, while serving in a paid status as part of employment, have rendered outstanding service to the young people of San Dimas. The Group Award is presented to groups or organizations, either volunteer or professional, which have rendered outstanding service to San Dimas youth.</p><p>If you are aware of an individual, either volunteer or paid; a professional; or a group deserving of this recognition please submit a nomination. All nominees meeting the criteria will be recognized before the San Dimas City Council at their regular meeting on April 10, 2018. Please help recognize those who provide service to the youth of San Dimas.</p><p>The deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished Service to Youth Awards is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018. Information and nomination forms are available below or at San Dimas City Hall, Parks and Recreation Department, 245 East Bonita Avenue. For further information, interested individuals or groups may call the Parks and Recreation Department at (909) 394-6230.<br> </p></div> <a href="">E-mail Parks & Recreation</a><br> <a class="linktxt" href="" target="_blank">Click here for DSTY Criteria and Nomination Form</a> <span class="fileinfo smallest">(Adobe Acrobat, 285KB)</span> <br> Parks & Recreation Dog Park Closure Update <div class="texteditor"><p>The Dog Park is scheduled to reopen on February 28 (pending on weather conditions). We do apologize for any inconveniences. During the closure the Parks and Recreation Department will be working on park maintenance to provide our friends with paws a fun and safe play area. For more information about the Dog Park, call (909) 394-6230.</p><p> </p></div> Parks & Recreation Winter Shelter Program <div class="texteditor"><p>Now through March 31 single adults 18 years old and over are eligible to access any of the Los Angeles County Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Winter Shelters. All families in need of resources are encouraged to call 2-1-1 for additional assistance.</p><p>Click <a href="/download.cfm?ID=36915" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;to view the flyer and find out where the nearest homeless shelter is located. In addition you can learn where to find proper transportation to each shelter.&nbsp;</p><p>For additional information, call the Winter Shelter Hotline at (800) 548-6047 or visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.&nbsp;</p></div> <a class="linktxt" href="" target="_blank">LAHSA Winter Shelter Program Information 17-18</a> <span class="fileinfo smallest">(Adobe Acrobat, 141KB)</span> <br> General Interest Recreational Marijuana Legal in California - Here's What You Should Know <div class="texteditor"><p>In 2016 California voters approved Proposition 64 which allows the cultivation, sales, and use of recreational marijuana. This officially took effect on January 1, 2018.</p><p>Proposition 64 also allows cities to establish their own regulations on certain aspects regarding recreational marijuana cultivation and sales. The City of San Dimas has adopted some of these additional regulations.</p><p>Outdoor cultivation of marijuana in any form is prohibited in the City of San Dimas. Six marijuana plants per residence are permitted for indoor cultivation, but the City has additional regulations regarding this. Regulations require a no fee registration form be completed and submitted to the Community Development Department. This registration assures that persons choosing to cultivate the permitted six plants are aware of the limitations that apply to indoor cultivation. These limitations specify which rooms may be used for cultivation and establish safety standards for lighting, chemicals, ventilation, water use, fire safety, and other possible nuisances.</p><p>City regulations also prohibit use of marijuana in all public places including but not limited to parks, public buildings, public sidewalks, trails, streets and roadways. In addition, all sales of medical or recreational marijuana are prohibited within the City, including mobile dispensaries.</p><p>For more information, contact Development Services at (909) 394-6250.</p></div> General Interest Rainy Season Preparations <div class="texteditor"><p>Although California has been declared out of the statewide emergency drought, we still have unpredictable rain. We have received sporadic rain events throughout the summer months mainly due to climate change. These out of season rain events may also bring flash floods in the foothills which cause more damage than a steady rain flow that usually occurs in the winter. The rainy season in Southern California is generally regarded from October 1 through April 15 of the following year.</p><p>With the rainy season here, homeowners and HOA managers are encouraged to continually check all drainage devices such as concrete bench drains, swales, channels, and natural stream beds on their properties to ensure that they are cleared of all debris and plant overgrowth that may obstruct rainwater flow. San Dimas has a number of rolling hillside areas, and proper drainage of these hillside areas is necessary to minimize the risk of flooding, hillside erosion, and landslides.</p><p>Sand bags are a very useful tool in diverting water, protecting slopes and structures, and assisting in erosion control. As mentioned above, sometimes we are unable to be prepared before a storm but we can prepare for the regarded rainy season. Sand piles are available for residents in the parking lot at the San Dimas City Yard - 301 South Walnut Avenue. Bring a shovel and fill a few bags to keep for a rainy day.</p><p>As a reminder, disposal of anything, other than rainwater, into the storm drain system is a violation of the San Dimas Municipal Code and the Federal Clean Water Act. If you observe any illegal disposal in drainage swales, catch basins, or on the street, please contact the Public Works Department at (909) 394-6240.</p><p>Thank you for doing your part to keep our home and community safe.<br> </p></div> Public Works