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Temple City Spotlight (April 6, 2009)

April 7th, 2009 by Temple City Tribune

PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT:

Easter Egg Hunt & Breakfast with the Easter Bunny – Children 9 years and under are invited to participate in the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 11th at Live Oak Park. Festivities will begin with a delicious pancake breakfast sponsored by the Temple City Superstars Drill Team. Breakfast will be served from 8 – 11 a.m. Cost is $5 per person. Pre-sale tickets are encouraged and can be purchased at the Live Oak Park Community Center. Other activities will include free spring crafts, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and of course, the hunt. The hunt will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Children will be divided in separate hunt areas based on the child’s age. For further information, please call 285-2171, ext. 2327.

Mini-Soccer – registration is currently underway at the Live Oak Park Community Center for the mini-soccer program. Soccer skills will be taught to youngsters between 4 and 7 years of age. Fee is $50 per person. For further information, please call the Community Center, 579-0461.

CITY CLERK’S OFFICE:

Commission Openings: The City of Temple City is accepting applications for one vacant position on the Planning Commission and one vacant position on the Parks and Recreation Commission. Both Commissions consist of five members appointed for two-year terms and act in an advisory capacity to the City Council. Commissioners are volunteers that must be residents and qualified electors (i.e. eligible to vote) of Temple City at the time of their appointment and remain so for their entire period of service.

The appointments are made by the City Council and Commissioners serve at the pleasure of the Council. Applications are available at and are to be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 9701 Las Tunas Drive, Temple City (285-2171). The application deadline is Monday, April 13, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT:

Two Housing Programs Offer Assistance to Homeowners, the Handyworker Grant Program, and the Home Improvement Deferred Loan Program.

The Handyworker Grant Program offers a maximum grant amount of $10,000, and the grant is not repaid to the City. There are no age restrictions to participate in this program, property owners qualify based on income guidelines.

The Home Improvement Deferred Loan Program loans to low and moderate-income homeowners. The maximum loan amount is $25,000 with a simple interest rate of three percent. Payment is deferred until sale of property or change in title. As is the case with the Handyworker Grant program, there are no age restrictions to participate in this program, property owners qualify based on income guidelines.

Both Housing programs are offered year-round and there is no deadline to apply for either program. It should be noted that it is possible to participate in both programs. For more information on these Housing programs, please contact the Community Development Department at (626) 285-2171 or visit the City’s website at www.templecity.us and click on the “Community Development” link on the left side of the page, and scroll down to the “Housing” section.

PUBLIC SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

Public Safety Volunteer – The City of Temple City is looking for people interested in becoming a Public Safety Volunteer. Two programs are available in the Public Safety Volunteer program. They are the Resident Safety Volunteer Patrol (RSVP) and the Temple City Emergency Radio Team (TCERT). Applications and additional information for the RSVP or TCERT programs may be obtained from the Public Services Department at the Civic Center, 5938 Kauffman Avenue, by calling (626) 285-2171 or by e-mailing Public Safety Officer Bryan Ariizumi at bariizumi@templecity.us.

MANAGEMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

Camellia Festival Parade Replays: Replays of Temple City’s 65th Camellia Festival Parade held on February 21, 2009, will be aired on Temple City’s Government Channel 55 (Charter Communications Cable TV) everyday from March 17 through April 20, 2009, at every third hour (i.e. at 6:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., and 12:00 midnight). The program is approximately one hour and five minutes long.

YARD SALE PERMITS:

There are no yard sales to report for the weekend of April 10-12, 2009. (Information is current as of 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2009. Yard sale permits issued after this publication submission time are not listed.)

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