A special mail ballot election will be held on Aug. 30 regarding a special tax to help the Westport Fire Protection District cover the costs of fire protection and emergency response services, specifically to fund a daytime firefighter staffing program.
August 16, 2016|
By JEFF BENZIGER
The words recycled, reclaimed, potable and non-potable are used frequently in discussions regarding water resources, but what do they really mean? As common terminologies, it is important to understand the differences between them and how each of them play a role in the City's water applications.
For businesses in Turlock that generate four cubic yards of waste per week, it is required to have both a recycling and organics recycling program to separate and properly dispose of such materials. Businesses that have a self-haul program for recyclables must inform the Municipal Services Department by filling out a questionnaire, which is available on the City's website at www.CityofTurlock.org or at 156 S. Broadway, Ste. 270. To start organics recycling service, businesses should contact Turlock Scavenger at (209) 668-7274.
The Turlock City Council will review a comprehensive Downtown Parking Plan on Tuesday and consider adopting the plan's recommendations on improving the parking situation in Turlock's popular downtown area.
R.A.M. Farms is hoping the City of Turlock will agree to extend water service to its N. Daubenberger farm, which is located on county land just outside of the City limits, so that the business can continue to operate its popular seasonal activities - including a pumpkin patch and corn maze in the fall and Christmas tree lot and ice skating rink in the winter.
In recent years, California's milk production has seen a steady decline causing dairy farm closures as well as dropping milk prices. The continual decrease in one of the state's most productive agricultural commodities has raised concern at the national level.
Christmas tree vendors may soon have more time to provide Turlock residents with holiday cheer, as a three-day extension on Christmas tree sales will be considered by the Planning Commission at their next meeting. The extension is part of an omnibus amendment to the Turlock Municipal Code, which includes amendments to the Zoning Regulations, such as those addressing signs, noise, underground utilities and landscaping.
The Turlock City Council will review the taxes levied on the city's assessment districts and the costs of maintaining those districts' streetlights, landscaping, slurry seals and street sweeping at their next meeting, set for Tuesday.
As we all have cut back on watering our yards, and some have stopped all together, we must remember the impact the drought has on our trees. Trees become dependent on being watered regularly. When watering of trees is completely halted, trees may stress or die.
Swimming pools can account for significant water loss if not maintained regularly. Often times, pool owners may not be aware of the problem, nor how to detect or adjust equipment in order to prevent further water loss.
Despite the City of Turlock's failure to meet its state-mandated water conservation standard in May, newly-implemented regulations show that the city may in fact be going above and beyond when it comes to saving water.