News and Announcements

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.


Notice of Election Cancellation

Aug 21 2020
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Notice of Election Cancellation

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

Villa Park Marine Thanksgiving- Cancelled

Jul 20 2020
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Villa Park Marine Thanksgiving- Cancelled

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.

 

Wildfire Preparedness

Jul 08 2020
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Wildfire Preparedness

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