September is National Suicide Prevention Month.
The City of Villa Park endorses the OC Health Care Agency's efforts to encourage people to take care of themselves and those around them. You might be experiencing multiple disruptions in your life, disappointment, uncertainty, isolation, financial worries, and concern for your health and the health of your loved ones - and you are not alone. We all need help sometimes and asking for help is the first step towards recovery. There are behavioral health services available to help you and your loved ones cope with these stresses. Resources include telephone and telehealth support, extended hours of support and community educational resources. For flyers, videos and more information in multiple languages, including tips for what to do if you or your loved ones are experiencing anxiety or depression, click here for help. For community members seeking immediate emotional support, the NAMI Warmline (877-910- 9276), a free and confidential telephone service, is available 24/7. It is important now more than ever to take care of yourself and each other, supporting all of our mental and physical health. We are all in this together. Be strong and reach out.
Suicide Prevention and Awareness Events.
Click here for a presentation on Suicide Prevention.
For more information and for resources, click here.
Students at Cerro Villa Middle School in Mr. Baker's Makers Club built a Replica of the 1902 Wright Bros. Glider, in honor of its great accomplishments and its impact in our history. Students were supervised by Daniel Baker and the Villa Park Rotary Club helped fund this super cool project. Students worked very hard for one hour each week for 2 years and this amazing project turned out incredible.
Attached is a link to watch a quick video of the students great accomplishment. https://youtu.be/tJhHjegAnqs
Every 11 seconds a Senior is injured due to a Fall related injury. Falls are among the leading cause for fatal injuries and the most common non- fatal injuries. In order to prevent such accidents, attached is a checklist that can prevent fall injuries to yourself or your loved ones.
to download the Villa Park OC Vector Control report for the month of August. Visit the OCMVCD website
for tips regarding how you can check for any mosquito breeding sites at your home.
Residents should take the following precautions to help reduce the chances of breeding mosquitoes:
- Dump and drain any containers filled with water at least once a week
- Clean and scrub bird baths and pet water bowls weekly
- Do not transport or share plant clippings rooted in water
- Drill a hole or puncture containers to eliminate standing water
To prevent mosquito bites, take action and follow these tips:
- Apply mosquito repellents to exposed skin before going outdoors
- Wear repellent containing DEET®, Picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus
- Close all unscreened doors and windows to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home or space; repair broken or damaged screens
- Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and opt for lighter-colored clothing
Remember, mosquito control is a shared responsibility. Click here to learn how you can take charge of your yard.
The City of Villa Park is sponsoring a Flu Shot Clinic this year in coordination with the County Health Department. This is particularly important this year with the COVID virus still being in our midst.
Our Clinic will be on Wednesday, October 7th
from 3:00-7:00 PM. Vaccines will be administered on a first come, first serve basis in City Council Chambers. We will be adhering to social distancing protocols and will require masks of those receiving shots. The nurses administering the shots are from CHOC and are volunteering. The vaccines are provided free of charge from the County.
The 1st human death associated with West Nile Virus has been confirmed by the Orange County Health Care Agency.
Protect yourself and your family by preventing mosquito bites.
- Tip out standing water weekly!
- Toss unneeded containers!
- Take action + apply repellent to prevent bites!
Click here to view the press release.
In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Villa Park Community Services Foundation will not be hosting it's annual Halloween Fest this year.
Under the provisions of the 45L New Energy Efficient Home Tax Credit, builders, developers, and (sometimes) homeowners, may claim a $2,000 federal tax credit for each new home or dwelling unit that meets the energy efficiency requirements. Most new California homes qualify for this $2,000 credit.
Did you know?
Builders, developers and homeowners can claim the $2,000 tax credit retroactively for up to three years.
Projects completed in 2017-2019 may claim the credit?
Yes. There are typically two ways to go about it:
- If the project was originally registered in CHEERS for California energy code compliance, the project HERS Rater can go back and create the 45L certificate in the CHEERS Registry.
- If the project was NOT originally registered in CHEERS for code compliance, the energy consultant or HERS Rater can upload the project to CHEERS and create the required 45L documents instantly.
What types of projects can qualify for the $2,000 credit?
- Single Family (custom & production home developments)
- Multi Family up to three stories
- Additional Dwelling Units (ADUs) for rent
HERS Raters and Energy Consultants play a crucial role in helping a builder or homeowner claim this credit:
- Energy Consultants upload the project energy file to CHEERS, which is automatically reviewed by DOE approved 45L software integrated into the CHEERS Registry.
Field inspections are be performed by a certified HERS Rater
, verifying the features modeled in the energy design were installed. The typical HERS Rater fee to the builder or homeowner to complete tax credit work is $200-$500 per address.
Visit www.cheers.org/45l-tax-credit for more information.