Vegetation Fire reported at 26201 Elena Road
At 1808 Sunday the 12th, a vegetation fire was reported at 26201 Elena Road. A second alarm structure fire response brought two Battalion Chiefs, 4 Type 1 Engines (inclusive of R74) and two type 3 engines (wildland capable engines) for a total of 6 Engines and 2 Battalion Chiefs. There was minor smoke and heat damage to a deck, cinder block retaining wall and cyclone fence. No injuries or fatalities.
Town Community Surveys
The Town has now completed two surveys. To review results or register to take the Next Town Survey visit here.
Community Facilities Needs Assessment
An opportunity to provide individual input on Community Facilities Needs Assessment on both indoor and outdoor space needs can be done on this form.
A final report will be presented to the City Council on August 18th. Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
Staff continues to work with the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) on a grant submission to FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). The Town’s proposal for a home hardening and roof replacement program has advance to a higher round of reviews and will soon be sent off to FEMA for a final determination.
Neighborhood Watch Program
In the past few weeks staff has assisted three Neighborhood Watch Groups hold an orientation with the Sheriff’s Office, install Neighborhood Watch Street signs, and foster interest in new neighborhoods around Town. Staff would like to remind the community that active neighborhood watch groups have an annual requirement to hold at least one meeting a year to maintain good neighborly connections with one another.
International Shipment of Recycles Forum
This week staff attended a regional webinar discussion on the international shipment of recycles. The cities of San Jose and Palo Alto are exploring how to best address recyclables that are being sent to international markets that may not constitute recycling and may be polluting the environment, creating human health issues and/or social welfare issues. Attendees included waste haulers, processors, and brokers in addition to fellow government colleagues.
Art Sculpture at Town Hall
Staff has been working with the architect and sculpture artist to assemble the building plan set for the sculpture that will be installed in the roundabout of the Town Hall parking lot. Turnaround time for building plan review is estimated at 30 days.
In the past couple weeks, staff has been holding meeting with the Town’s new consultant Emergency Manager to discuss how to best prepare the Town for the upcoming fire season, as well as any other emergency response situations that would need the involvement of staff and the community. Currently, staff is completing their FEMA training on their respective functions within the EOC so that a Town Hall wide tabletop exercise can be successfully held.