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It's crunch time!
Hot weather is here and will be here for several more weeks. This normally means increased water usage outside to keep landscapes looking good. But this is certainly not a normal year. We are in the grips of a record-breaking, multi-year drought. Folsom Lake levels are dropping.
You can reduce your outdoor water use significantly in 15 short minutes.
|Want an inside look at how your local law enforcement agency operates? The Roseville Police Department is now accepting applications from Roseville community members for our bi-annual Citizen's Police Awareness Academy. The next session will be held Monday thru Thursday Sept. 22 - 25 & Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Roseville Police Department.|
|The Vernon Street Town Square spray ground repairs have been completed and it is now open 12 -7 p.m. daily. Come down to enjoy and cool off.|
Recently a number of residents have reported getting calls from scam artists who stole money from them by convincing them to buy Green Dot or other pre-paid money cards and then read the account numbers to them over the phone. When a stranger demands payment in the form of Green Dot or other prepaid cards, STOP. You're being scammed.
Roseville has been awarded membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry and presented with Union Pacific's rotary snow plow SPMW 7221. This historic railroad snow removal plow will be on permanent display on Atlantic Street just outside Union Pacific's J.R. Davis Yard in Roseville.
"We are proud to recognize Roseville as we celebrate our growing up together," said Liisa Stark, Union Pacific's director, Public Affairs for Northern California and Nevada.
"The railroad has played an integral role in our history and our growth," said Roseville Mayor Susan Rohan. "Union Pacific continues to be an important part of our community and one of our largest employers. Even as Roseville grows and changes, our roots will always remain with the railroad."
|Roseville residents have until 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 29 to submit their naming suggestions for two new parks. The parks to be named include two neighborhood parks scheduled for construction. The City's Park Naming Subcommittee will review all suggestions and make recommendations to the Parks and Recreation Commission and the City Council. All park names are approved by the City Council.|
|At “Disassemble It! Explore It! Rebuild It!” summer camp, the Roseville Utility Exploration Center will enable 12-17 year old makers to repurpose electronics, learn to solder circuit boards, assemble speakers and visit Sims Recycling Solutions to introduce advanced manufacturing careers with support from the Sierra College STEM Collaborative.|
|Have fun learning about local history and native culture by joining our team of docent volunteers. After training, volunteer docents lead tours of the Maidu Museum & Historic Site. Training starts July 28.|
|Sacramento-area residents have reduced their water use by more than 18 percent compared to use during the past two years, according to an analysis by the Regional Water Authority (RWA), which represents water providers in Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Yolo counties. The findings come from a review of water use data and conservation information collected by RWA from local water agencies, accounting for more than 90 percent of customer accounts in the area. |
Since February 2014, Roseville has averaged a 20.3 percent water use reduction compared to water use during the same months in 2012 and 2013.
California is experiencing one of its worst droughts in decades, and the Sacramento region has been hit especially hard. Folsom Reservoir, a major water source for people and fish, reached historic lows this winter. To preserve water in the region's lakes and rivers, local water providers urged residents to conserve.
RWA's review found that the region's total water production from February through May was 30.2 billion gallons compared to an average of 37 billion gallons during the same timeframe in 2012 and 2013. February was chosen as the starting point for the analysis, because it was the first full month following the regional and statewide call for conservation.
|Phase two of construction is underway. Please be aware that traffic lanes have shifted to the other side of Oak Street. |
As part of the City of Roseville's plans to revitalize downtown Roseville as envisioned by the Downtown Specific Plan, improve traffic safety and ease traffic congestion, the Oak Street Improvement Project is being constructed through the end of 2014.
|Due to increasing costs of securing our water supply and decreasing revenues due to lower water use, the City of Roseville is implementing a temporary 15% rate adjustment in the form of a drought surcharge to be included on water billings as of June 15, 2014. |
This adjustment will be applied only to customer's water usage. The cost to the average residential water customer will be about $2.
|The City's Finance Budget Division produced the annual budget document. This document allocates available resources to meet the direction of the City's mission, vision and values and the community’s priorities. The budget balances the planned expenditures with the projected revenues. |
The public budget hearings are scheduled for 5:30PM June 10th in City Council Chamber.
The FY15 budget is scheduled to be adopted at the regular City Council meeting at 7:00 PM on June 18th.
City of Roseville 2015 proposed Budget Document:
FY2015 Annual Budget [PDF: 11.2 MB]
|A guest commentary from Roseville Mayor, Susan Rohan.|
On behalf of the Roseville City Council, I wanted to provide an update on where the City of Roseville is in responding to the current draft of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), which includes the twin water tunnel alternative. In December 2013, I provided the community with an update, in this newspaper, on where the city was with its comprehensive review of the BDCP. This review has taken several months and has relied on an array of legal, hydrological modeling and biologist expertise. With less than 30 days left for the public to comment on this document – I am left with a conclusion that says it all – the current draft of the BDCP is incomplete, fraught with bad assumptions, incorrect data and continues to provide an unclear picture on how the operation of the proposed twin tunnels will impact Folsom Lake – our primary water supply.
|Updated July 18: Blue Oaks Boulevard from Crocker Ranch Road to Foothills Boulevard is being widened from two lanes in each direction, to three. Road resurfacing will also occur on Blue Oaks Boulevard between Crocker Ranch Road and Highway 65. Construction is underway weekdays, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. through September 2014. To reduce traffic impact, night work will occur, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., July 21-22 and potentially July 23. View the upcoming construction schedule for details.|
|The Roseville Municipal Code outlines requirements for temporary noncommercial signs, as well as enforcement of the Ordinance. By definition, an election sign is a type of noncommercial sign.|
|On November 4, 2014, city voters will select two members of our community to serve on the Roseville City Council. The two council seats are currently held by Mayor Susan Rohan and Councilmember Tim Herman. Both Rohan and Herman are incumbents and eligible to be candidates in the next election. The Roseville Charter stipulates that members are eligible to serve two (2) consecutive four (4) year terms.|
|Although the storms in February and March were a welcomed sight, the recent snow pack survey completed on May 1, shows snow pack at just 18 percent of average for this time of year. With the precipitation season over and with a limited runoff from the Sierra Nevada mountains expected, the summer and fall will continue to make this a challenging drought.|
That is why it is so critical that Roseville water customers help do their part to help reduce water use this year by 20 percent. So far, Roseville residents and businesses have responded by reducing overall water demand this year through April by 12.6%.
January had above average usage, bringing down the overall savings, but customers responded to the City's drought declaration with an average 20% reduction from February through April. This response shows that our community is taking this direct situation seriously and community members are doing their part to reduce water use through efficiency.
|The City of Roseville is now partnering with Public Purchase for posting, notifying and awarding of all formal requests for quotes (RFQs) and request for proposals (RFPs). This free e-Procurement service provides a single location to view all open requests for quotation and award information for previous RFQs, RFPs, and RFIs issued through the Public Purchase website.|
|The Roseville Police Department is offering a new telephone reassurance program for disabled or housebound senior residents. Police volunteers will call residents enrolled in this free, voluntary program at a pre-arranged day and time each week to check on their well-being.|