The Claremont Library will be closed on Friday, August 29 for repairs. A leak was discovered in the restrooms and mold in the walls. The library is being closed as a precaution. Repairs to the restrooms will be performed by the Library's contractor on Friday. The library may be closed throughout the weekend if neccessary.
City offices will be closed Monday, September 1, 2014 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.There will be no residential trash collection on Moday, September 1. Residential refuse service will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week. Those residents with a regular trash pick up on Thursday will need to put out their containers on Friday by 6:00 am. Street sweeping may also be adjusted due to the holiday. For more information, please call the Community Services department at (909) 399-5497.
City offices will be closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. There will be no residential refuse collection on Monday, September 1. Residential refuse services will be delayed one day that week. Those residents with a regular collection day of Thursday will need to put their containers out on Friday by 6:00 a.m. Street Sweeping schedules may also be slightly adjusted due to the holiday. For more information, please contact the Community Services Department at (909) 399-5431.
Metrolink is offering new late night train service from the fair to L.A. Union Station, departing at 12:20 a.m. on Saturday and 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 29 through September 28, 2014.
The Los Angeles County Fair is offering a special Metrolink $11 fair admission ticket for adults and $6 for youth (6-12 years) when you purchase your ticket online. This is a savings of $8 off for adults and a $6 discount for kids. For more information, please visit www.Metrolinktrains.com.
The County of Los Angeles has assigned Claremont's local bond measure the designation of Measure W. Measure W asks Claremont voters to authorize up to $135 million in water revenue bonds for the purpose of acquiring the Claremont Water System. Voters will have an opportunity to vote on the measure on November 4, 2014. Residents will be receiving a mailer with information on the measure this week. Information is also available on the City's website at www.ci.claremont.ca.us, under Water Bond Measure.
The City will be issuing a demolition permit on Tuesday, September 2, for the residential development planned by William Lyon Homes, at the southeast corner of Base Line Road and Towne Avenue. The demolition will consist of the removal of an existing abandoned concrete and stone water tank located towards the eastern end of the site, along Towne Avenue, several ornamental trees on the eastern portion of the site, and pavement leading to the former location of the strawberry shed. The strawberry shed has already been removed.
A new fare structure will take effect on all Metro bus and rail lines starting Monday, September 15.
A key feature of the new structure will allow customers who use a TAP card to pay a single fare, and transfer up to two hours at no additional charge to other Metro lines to complete their one-way trip. This feature will be a money-saver for many riders.
For reduced fare options and subsidy programs for eligible riders, please visit www.metro.net/reducedfares.
The Fall 2014 Claremont Recreation & Activities Guide is now available. This is your opportunity to find out what recreational activities the City has to offer during the festive fall months of September, October, and November. Highlights include afterschool youth programs, new and returning recreational classes, the Fall Flu Shot Clinic, and the Halloween Spooktacular. To view the recreation guide online, please HERE. For more information, please call (909) 399-5490.
Register today online at claremontrec.com.
On August 4, 2014 the City signed an agreement with Golden State Water to release the financial feasibility study and amend ballot language in exchange for the stopping of a petition drive for a counter initiative and dropping of legal claims and lawsuits.
The financial feasibility study is a 110 page computer financial model of the Claremont Water System owned by Golden State Water. The financial feasibility study was prepared by a team of experts with over 30 years of experience in utility rates, financial analysis, and valuation. The study was designed to be an objective tool to evaluate, analyze, and compare rates between municipal ownership and private investor ownership at different purchase prices of the Claremont Water System.
Due to the extreme drought California is experiencing, wild animals are approaching more neighborhoods near the foothills. Over the past few weeks, there have been various wild animal sightings in neighborhoods along the San Gabriel Mountain Range. Animals such as bears, deer, bobcat, coyotes, and mountain lions are becoming more desperate for food and water due to the drought conditions higher in the mountain range. If you see a bear, bobcat, mountain lion or a pack of coyotes, do not approach and contact the Hughes Center at (909) 399-5490 to report the sighting.
In a victory for Claremont residents, Golden State Water Company has agreed to drop a number of costly lawsuits against the City as a result of diligent negotiations by city leaders. Though the litigation was without merit, this agreement will save city taxpayers millions of dollars in potential legal fees. City Councilmembers exercised their fiduciary responsibility and acted prudently to save taxpayers millions of dollars in legal costs needed to defend the frivolous lawsuits. In exchange, the City has agreed to change its existing water acquisition label on the November 2014 ballot to authorize up to $135 million in water revenue bonds to ensure the City's vital water system is in public hands. However, only up to $55 million in water revenue bonds would be funded through new revenue, while up to the first $80 million will be paid with existing water revenue from rate payers.
The City of Claremont App is now available for iphones and android phones! Help the City test out its new app and give us your feedback. The City of Claremont app is available on Itunes and Android App markets. The new app offers residents information on City facilities, news, calandar listings, and an easy way to service request. If you have any questions, please contact the City Manager's Office at (909) 399-5441.
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