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City Lists December Meetings, Information
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Escalon City Council meetings are on the schedule for Mondays, Dec. 5 and Dec. 19, while the Recreation Commission has a session scheduled on Wednesday, Dec. 7 and the Planning Commission is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Council meetings are at 7 p.m.; commission meeting at 6:30 p.m., and all are hosted in the Escalon City Council Chambers at 2060 McHenry.

Also, Escalon City Hall will be closed from Thursday, Dec. 22 through Monday, Dec. 26 for observance of the Christmas holiday, reopening on Tuesday, Dec. 27.

City officials have issued a reminder for business owners, with all business licenses expiring on Dec. 31, 2022. Business owners must renew by Jan. 30, 2023 to avoid penalties. More information about business licenses is available by calling 209-691-7430.

Officials often get complaints about peddlers going door-to-door in the community and they are also required to have an Escalon business license and have it available for viewing if a resident requests to see it.

The city’s street sweeping schedule has also been updated for the rest of the calendar year; through December streets will be swept every week on either Tuesday or Wednesday. Streets northeast of Main Street will be done on Tuesdays; those southwest of Main Street will be swept on Wednesdays.

Also, the city has offered some winter preparedness tips for residents, to help keep homes safe. Batteries in smoke detectors should be replaced now if they weren’t already replaced when the time change occurred. Have your chimney inspected by a professional chimney sweep before utilizing your fireplace this winter. Trim large tree branches away from homes and vehicles to prevent potential damage; insulate exterior water pipes that may be vulnerable to freezing as the temperatures drop; and assemble an emergency kit in case of a power outage.

Finally, as the last of the leaves start coming down, the city asks that residents follow some guidelines for fall clean up. Deposit leaves and clippings in your green waste can and not in the street and sweep fallen leaves away from storm drain inlets to prevent neighborhood street flooding. Additional green waste contains can be ordered from City Hall for fall clean-up efforts.