Insect Threatens Trees
In late March, the City completed treatment of sycamores and oaks susceptible the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB). PSHB surfaced in California just a few short years ago, and made its way into Claremont with the potential to kill many of Claremont’s stately trees. The insect carries a pathogenic fungal disease that can kill trees. There is a wide host of trees that the borer goes after, but the most susceptible trees that are of concern in Claremont are the California Sycamore and Coast Live Oak trees.
In effort to stop the spread of the PSHB, it is essential privately owned trees are inspected for the PSHB and treated properly, if needed. The City is partnering with Sustainable Claremont and the Tree Action Group to assist with identification of PSHB in privately owned trees. Please contact Sustainable Claremont directly for assistance at 909-625-8767, ext. 238 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information contact Community Services at 909-399-5431.
Sewer Condition Assessment - UPDATE
The City has contracted with Tunnelworks Services, Inc. (TWS) to clean and perform a condition assessment of the City’s sanitary sewer system. The work will consist of a complete cleaning, video recording, and assessment of the sanitary sewer system. Data collected during the assessment will provide the City with a summary of the sanitary assets and identify deficiencies in the system. This information will be used to develop a long term improvement and repair plan, along with a plan to accommodate growth in the City. The project will take approximately one year to complete.
TWS has completed over 320,000 linear feet of sewer line, or approximately 50% of the entire sewer system.
For more information please contact Community Services at (909) 399-5431 or by email email@example.com.
Upcoming Planting Events
Mark your calendars for the next planting event, Saturday, April 29 from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Griffith Park (1801 Woodbend Drive). Volunteers will assist staff and Sustainable Claremont with tree planting at Griffith Park and neighboring streets around the park. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a short tree planting demonstration. Following the demonstration, groups will be paired with City staff and assigned street trees to be planted in the general area of Cahuilla Park. The majority of the plantings will occur on adjacent streets to the park. Transportation to nearby planting locations may be necessary. Please join us as we give back to the City’s Urban Forest by planting trees. Everyone is welcome to attend. Planting tools will be available, but please bring planting tools and gloves if you have them.
The last planting event for the spring will be held at Higginbotham Park on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
To RSVP for a planting event, please send an email to Sustainable Claremont’s Green Crew at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please contact the Community Services Department at (909) 399-5431 or by email at email@example.com.
Last year, the City employed a contractor to survey the condition of the sidewalks throughout the community. A number of locations were identified in need of repair. Staff has initiated the next phase of the project and has begun to mark off and prepare select locations for repair. To prepare the various work locations, staff will need to mark the required work locations with paint to delineate the areas that need repair or replacement. As a result, you may see markings appear on the sidewalk throughout the community over the next several weeks. A Request for Proposals for sidewalk repair work has been released and closes on May 24, 2017. Repair work is scheduled to being summer 2017. If there are any questions or concerns about these markings or the project, please call the Community Services Department at (909) 399-5431 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Collects Surplus Sandbags
The City will collect surplus sandbags from the community at the local Fire Stations within Claremont on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23. Residents that do not wish to store sandbags at their homes may return them to the City, free of charge. Collection bins will be available at the following locations:
Fire Station 101
606 W. Bonita Avenue
Fire Station 102
2040 Sumner Avenue
Fire Station 62
3701 N. Mills Avenue
Please note that the bins are for sandbags only and that bulk items, electronic waste, and hazardous waste will not be accepted. For more information, please contact the Community Services Department at (909) 399-5431.
Community Services is composed of Administration, Motor Fleet, Sanitation, Maintenance/Landscape, and Cemetery divisions. It oversees Claremont's parks, maintenance operations, Oak Park Cemetery, and refuse/recycle collection services.
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The Claremont Hills Wilderness Park opened in 1996 with 1,440 acres. The 2008 incorporation of Johnson's Pasture increased the park to 1,620 acres. The park was dedicated as a City Nature Park in 1997. Park boundaries include Marshall Canyon to the West, Angeles National Forest to the North, and San Bernardino County line to the East. Park elevation varies from 1,800 to 3,000 feet.
Since 1897, Oak Park Cemetery has provided a serene and beautiful resting place for residents of Pomona Valley. Oak Park offers a quaint and peaceful environment rarely found among modern cemeteries, featuring tended lawns and mature oak and sycamore groves.
Street sweeping helps remove debris from the gutter and roadsides that would otherwise go into storm drains, causing water pollution. This is just one of the many preventative measures that can help reduce water pollution.
A comprehensive dial-a-ride program is available to residents. It includes two general public services for travel within City limits, and a third service specifically for senior citizens and disabled individuals for travel outside City limits.
The City's Community Services Department provides trash collection and recycling services to all residents and businesses in Claremont.
The City has long been a leader in providing innovative solid waste disposal programs. Curbside recycling began here in 1983, years before most other cities even considered providing collection of recyclable materials.
The physical sewer collection infrastructure is owned by the City and consists of 2,966 miles of gravity sewer lines, associated private laterals, related sewer manholes and/or clean-outs. The sewage collected from the City’s sewer collection system is transported to a collection/interceptor main owned by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, District 21. The City is solely responsible for the operation, control, and maintenance of the City’s sanitary sewer system.
Claremont is a community which recognizes its trees as one of the most valuable public resources. The preservation of our community forest is one of our citizens' highest priorities. It is for this reason that we have enjoyed a long-term partnership with our residents in caring for the City trees.