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National Suicide Prevention Month

Sep 24 2020
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National Suicide Prevention Month

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

 

Cerro Villa Middle School- 1902 Wright Bros. Replica Plane

Sep 22 2020
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Cerro Villa Middle School- 1902 Wright Bros. Replica Plane

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 

Senior Fall Prevention Week

Sep 22 2020
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Senior Fall Prevention Week

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. 

 

Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

Sep 21 2020
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Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

 

Dear Residents of Villa Park,

The City of Villa Park (City) has received a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to prepare a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, (LHMP). The City is in process of preparation of this plan with the assistance from its consultant Engineering Solutions Services.

This plan will identify the potential natural hazards impacting the city and how to mitigate these hazards and their impacts on the functions of the City and its residents.

Once approved by FEMA, the LHMP will allow the City to request funding from FEMA and the State of California to mitigate the effects of these natural Hazards.

Please, review the sections of the LHMP as they are created and posted on the City’s Website at: www.villpark.org and click on the LHMP link and provide your comments to our consultant:

Section 4 of the Villa Park Hazard Mitigation Plan, titled Risk Assessment is ready for your review and comment.

Section 5 of the Villa Park Hazard Mitigation Plan, titled Community Capability Assessment is ready for your review and comment. 

Gary Sturdivan

Gary@engineeringsolutionsservices.net

Phone: 909-658-5974

 


OC Vector Control - August Report

Sep 18 2020
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OC Vector Control - August Report
Click here 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.

Free Flu Shots in Villa Park

Sep 17 2020
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Free Flu Shots in Villa Park

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.  

2020 Halloween Fest - Cancelled

Sep 15 2020
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2020 Halloween Fest - Cancelled
In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Villa Park Community Services Foundation will not be hosting it's annual Halloween Fest this year. 

PROJECTS BUILT IN PRIOR YEARS CAN BE UPLOADED TO CHEERS FOR 45L TAX CREDIT EVALUATION

Sep 14 2020
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PROJECTS BUILT IN PRIOR YEARS CAN BE UPLOADED TO CHEERS FOR 45L TAX CREDIT EVALUATION

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:

  1. 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.
     
  2. 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.