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.
The City of Claremont's contractor, American Asphalt South, will continue the slurry seal placement that began on Wednesday, August 6th. After the conclusion of this week there will be two days of slurry placement remaining, scheduled for Monday, August 18th, and Tuesday August 19th. The slurry seal paving on Woodbend Drive (north of Alma Court) and on Iowa Court will be delayed in order to allow the Safe Routes to School Project to complete the sidewalk construction in that area.
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 has received several calls from residents inquiring about how to remove their name from a petition for a ballot initiative. Section 104 of the Voting Code requires voters to submit a written request to the appropriate elections official prior to the day the petition is filed. Claremont voters that want their name removed from a petition should send a written document with their name, address, and SIGNATURE to the Claremont City Clerk at 207 Harvard Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711. The written document may also be dropped off at City Hall. For more information, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (909) 399-5460.
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.
The Planning Commission and City Council will be holding meetings regarding a proposal from developer D.R. Horton for a new residential development (Serrano II) that consists of 40, individually detached, residential condominium homes. Once completed, this project would be integrated with the Serrano I development, currently under construction and located west of the project site.
The City of Claremont has prepared a CEQA Initial Study for the Serrano II project, which concluded that it would not have a significant effect on the environment with the implementation of mitigation measures. The public review period for the Initial Study and Draft MND commences on July 7 and concludes on August 5.
The Planning Commission and City Council will conduct public hearings to consider the Serrano II project and its environmental documentation on Tuesday, July 15 at 7:00PM and Tuesday, September 9 at 6:30PM.
The City of Claremont is currently seeking proposals from qualified individuals/firms interested in providing professional services by conducting home performance energy audits and post-work audits/inspections for the Energy Efficiency Improvement Grant. This Grant is a part of the City's Housing Rehabilitation Program that utilizes the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. A copy of the proposal can be downloaded from the link listed below. For more information, contact Joanne Hwang, Associate Planner, at (909) 399-5470 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals must be submitted to Claremont City Hall, Community Development Department, 207 Harvard Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711 by Thursday, July 10 at 6:00 p.m. to be eligible for consideration
Summer is the perfect time to hike the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. If you are planning on visiting the park, please make sure to have a residential or visitor parking permit. Parking near the park is limited and street parking is restricted. Cars parked in the two lots serving the Wilderness Park will need to display a resident, annual visitor, or daily metered permit to avoid citation. Parking permits may be purchased for the day at the lots or may be obtained at City Hall or the Hughes Center.
Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency and Public Safety Alert Program. This emergency notification system enables the City to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods, criminal activity and emergency preparedness information.
Get connected to the latest and greatest programs, information, and services for adults 55+ in the City of Claremont. As a subscriber, you will receive a monthly email message including the latest news from the Claremont Senior Program including calendar events, activities, and announcements. Subscribers receive first announcement of College Auditing information, bus tours, and new programs. Don't miss out, subscribe today! CLICK HERE