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.
Please click here
to hear a message from Mayor Robbie Pitts!
On August 18, 2020, the Villa Park City Council adopted a Resolution cancelling the City’s election and appointing the eligible incumbent candidates to fill the open offices.
THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES HAVE QUALIFIED FOR OFFICE AND WERE UNOPPOSED:
Mayor Robbie Pitts
Councilman Vince Rossini
Camp Pendleton will NOT be allowing their Marines to be “adopted” this Thanksgiving nor are we allowed to bring them food. However, they still need our help…
Since you will not be able to adopt a Marine this Thanksgiving perhaps you will consider donating to this cause instead. Make an online donation directly to the Camp Pendleton ASYMCA at: https://www.asymca.org/camp-pendleton-donate (please note this works on a desktop but not so great on a mobile phone or ipad)
Thank you in advance for supporting this cause and we will keep you posted if there is an opportunity to do more come the holidays. We are saddened our normal event won’t happen this Thanksgiving but we can take satisfaction in knowing we are helping out our beloved Marines with school supplies.
The height of wildfire season begins in mid-summer and runs through early autumn. During the weeks preceding this season, it is important for residents to educate themselves on how to best protect themselves, their homes, and their communities from the threat of wildfire.
Depending on fire intensity, size and wind speed, embers can be carried more than a mile ahead of the fire. Consequently, homes located blocks away from the flame front are vulnerable to ignition and complete destruction. It's important to create a wildfire action plan now, long before a wildfire threatens your home. For more information on how to prepare for wildfire season, click here.