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Temple City Spotlight – March 23, 2009

March 24th, 2009 by Temple City Tribune

PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT:

Live Oak Park Concession Stand Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – The community is invited to a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly expanded Concession Stand at Live Oak Park on Monday, March 23rd at 6:30 p.m. Free hot dogs and soda will be available.

Spring Fling – Tickets are now on sale for the City’s annual Spring Fling which will be held at Live Oak Park on Friday, April 3rd from 6 – 9 p.m. for boys and girls 10 -14 years of age. Tickets are $8 per person. Activities will include a dance contest, air hockey, human fooseball, miniature golf, night hunts for great prizes, and raffles for an IPOD Nano, Universal Studio tickets, and more. Refreshments will be available for an additional charge. Tickets can be purchased at Live Oak Park or at any of the STARS Club afterschool sites or Teen Zone. A sign permission slip is required. For further information please call 285-2171 ext. 2327.

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.

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.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT:

The next meeting Planning Commission will be held on March 24, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at the Civic Center, 5938 Kauffman Ave.

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.

WATER CONSERVATION:

As you think about replanting your flower beds for spring, consider using drought resistant plants to conserve on water. There are a lot of plants that have color and look great without requiring a lot of water. Ask for drought resistant plants wherever you purchase your nursery stock.

YARD SALE PERMITS:

There are no yard sales to report for the weekend of February 27- March 1, 2009. (Information is current as of 12:00 noon, Thursday, March 19, 2009. Yard sale permits issued after this publication cutoff time are not listed.)

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