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California is entering a fourth year of severe drought, and as a result the California State Water Resources Control Board recently adopted an expanded emergency regulation to reduce urban potable water consumption by 25% in order to safeguard the state’s remaining water supplies. In 2014, the City of Dinuba implemented its Stage II Mandatory Compliance – Water Alert of the Water Conservation Ordinance in response to the State emergency. Effective May 5, 2015, additional regulations were issued by the State for California water providers to further reduce potable water usage. The City of Dinuba, specifically, must reduce its total water production by 32% beginning June 1, 2015 through February 2016, unless otherwise extended or repealed. As of April 2015, water usage reduction by Dinuba water customers is at 14%, less than half of the mandated conservation standard.
The Fourth of July is a wonderful day to celebrate with family and friends. However, the celebration can come to a quick halt when the proper safety precautions are not in place prior to using fireworks or when using illegal fireworks.
The City does allow citizens to use Safe and Sane fireworks that are approved by the California State Fire Marshal. Any other fireworks that do not have the State Fire Marshal’s seal on them are strictly prohibited. Fireworks may be used within the city during the period beginning at nine a.m. on the twenty-eighth day of June and ending at eleven fifty-nine p.m. on the fourth day of July.
Illegal fireworks are never permitted within the City of Dinuba.
(Left: Mayor Joey Morales | Right: Incoming City Manager Luis Patlan)
Luis Patlan was introduced to the community as the new Dinuba City Manager at the June 9, 2015 City Council Meeting. Mr. Patlan is a Central Valley native who has served as the City Manager in Kerman for the last 4 years. He previously held positions in Kerman as its Planning and Development Director and in Sanger as its Development Services Director, Interim City Manager, RDA Deputy Executive Director and Housing Specialist. Mr. Patlan worked as a land developer for two years between his Sanger and Kerman employment.
Mr. Patlan was raised in Parlier and currently resides in Kingsburg. He holds a BA in Public Administration from CSU Fresno. He was selected from a pool of seven semi-finalist on April 27 and three finalists on May 7. His three year employment contract was approved by a 5-0 unanimous vote on June 9.
Mr. Patlan succeeds City Manager Beth Nunes, who was selected to serve as Dinuba’s City Manager in late 2013. Ms. Nunes replaced Ed Todd who served as Dinuba’s City Manager from May 1988 to December 2013. Ms. Nunes died unexpectedly in October 2014. Dan Meinert, who retired from the City in 2010, has served as Interim City Manager since February 2015.
Mr. Patlan will begin his tenure with the City of Dinuba on July 6, 2015.
The local weather forecast indicates temperatures over 100 degrees over the next week.
- Drink plenty of water
- Wear light, loose fitting clothing
- Take frequent breaks while performing outdoor activities
locations available as cooling centers are:
Dinuba Recreation Center or Dinuba Transit Center: open M-F 8-5
- Dinuba Public Library
- Wal-Mart is open 24 hours a day
Dial 211 from your telephone to learn about additional resources available
There has been a great deal of chatter on social media on the subject of the sale of City water. There was a recent television report that stated that the City was selling water to other agencies. To be clear, except for existing City utility customers, the City of Dinuba is not selling water to anyone at this time.
To set the record straight, in early May the City received a mutual aid request from Tulare County Emergency Services to sell them water to fill water tanks installed at nearby rural residences where domestic wells dried up due to the drought. At this time the City is studying if it is possible to sell water to the County for this emergency program. To date, the City has taken no action on this request.
Dan Meinert, Interim City Manager
Reedley College will begin a Computer Concepts class at the Dinuba Vocational Center on Tuesday, August 17, 2015. For more information, or to register, contact Reedley College at (559) 638-3641, web site ww.reedleycollege.edu or at the college at 995 N. Reed Ave., Reedley
WHAT’S BEING PLANNED?:
Lottery drawing for permits to sell Fireworks in 2016 & 2017. The City Clerk will draw three (3) two (2)-year permits.
WHO MAY PARTICIPATE: (Qualification summary)
- Non-profit associations or corporations organized primarily for civic betterment or youth activities
- Permanent meeting place within the Dinuba City Limits
- Bona fide membership of 20 members or more
- Organized and established within city limits for a minimum of one (1) year continuously
Please be advised that effective July 1, 2015 the DART fixed-route fare will be adjusted to $1.00.
This modification applies to ‘Route 1’ and ‘Route 2’ but NOT to the Jolly Trolley or the Dinuba Connection.
Please contact the Dinuba Transit Center at (559) 591-DART / (559) 591-3278 if you have any questions.
In order to help create the safest possible environment for our students traveling to and from school, we have created the Safe Routes To School survey.
Please download, print, and complete the survey below. The completed printed survey may be dropped off at the Dinuba Public Works office at:
Dinuba Public Works
1088 E Kamm Ave, Dinuba, CA 93618
Law Enforcement Day Camp
July 28-31, 2015
The Dinuba Police Department is hosting a 4 day, Law Enforcement Day Camp for interested teens ages 14-17. This camp will provide participants an inside look into the Law Enforcement profession. Participants will actively participate in activities such as Crime Scene Investigation, Building Searches, Use of Force Simulations and much more. A field trip to the College of Sequoias Police Academy in Hanford is also scheduled. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet and learn from Dinuba Police Officers.
Contact Sgt. Brian Bissett at 559-591-5911 for more information or to receive an application.
FOODLINK FOR TULARE COUNTY IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CITY OF DINUBA
WILL BE DISTRIBUTING FOOD FOR FAMILIES WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THE DROUGHT.
WHERE: DINUBA TRANSIT CENTER, 180 W. MERCED ST
WHEN: MARCH – OCTOBER / 3RD FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH
TIME: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
ANYONE WHO HAS HAD NO WORK OR FEWER HOURS OF WORK BECAUSE OF THE DROUGHT IS ELIGIBLE.
FOODLINK DEL CONDADO DE TULARE EN ASOCIACIÓN CON LA CIUDAD DE DINUBA
ESTARÁ DISTRIBUYENDO COMIDA PARA LAS FAMILIAS QUE HAN SIDO AFECTADAS POR LA SEQUÍA.
DÓNDE: CENTRO DE TRANSITO DE DINUBA / 180 W. MERCED ST
CUÁNDO: MARZO – OCTUBRE / 3CER VIERNES DE CADA MES
HORA: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
CUALQUIER PERSONA QUE NO HAYA TENIDO TRABAJO O HAYA TRABAJADÓ MENOS HORAS LABORALES POR CAUSA DE LA SEQUÍA ES ELEGIBLE.
March 18, 2015
The Delta Vector Control District has obtained an Area Inspection Warrant effective March 11, 2015 through November 15, 2015 for use within our 712 square mile boundary.
West Nile virus and the recent discovery of Aedes aegypti require timely inspection and treatment. The Warrant is meant to facilitate that necessity. We will be following and exercising our authority within the Health & Safety Code to support our inspection & treatment effort.
Michael W. Alburn
DELTA VECTOR CONTROL DISTRICT
Post Office Box 310 * Visalia, California 93279-0310
1737 West Houston Avenue * Visalia, California 93291
Phone (559) 732-8606 * (877) 732-8606 * Fax (559)-732-7441
Chicago--The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is pleased to announce that City of Dinuba, California has received the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.
The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity's budget serves as:
- a policy document
- a financial plan
- an operations guide
- a communications device
Budget documents must be rated "proficient" in all four categories, and the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award. When a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is granted to an entity, a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation is also presented to the individual or department designated as being primarily responsible for its having achieved the award. This has been presented to Cass Cook, Financial Services Director.
The City of Dinuba is committed to promoting health and safety while also improving the quality of life of its residents. The construction of adequate pedestrian facilities (i.e. sidewalks, curbs and gutters) is one way of working towards that goal. With that in mind, the City Council has directed that the Sidewalk Improvement Program be reinstated effective fiscal year 2013-14. A one-time allocation of $50,000 will be deposited into a revolving fund that will be disbursed pursuant to the guidelines established below.