Members of the Escalon City Council are looking for some public input on a couple of upcoming issues.
Scheduled for Monday, March 29, the council will be holding a workshop regarding Senior Housing and Affordable Housing. They are looking for feedback from the community on what they want to see in the area of senior housing. The workshop will start at 6 p.m., in the council chambers at 2060 McHenry Avenue.
The following Monday, April 5 at 6 p.m., before the regular City Council Meeting, council members will host a workshop for Chamber Nation’s presentation.
“Chamber Nation provides the opportunity to offer centralized advertising for local businesses within the City through both a website and a phone app,” explained Escalon City Manager Tammy Alcantor. “The Council will be considering this application to assist businesses in their economic recovery.”
Officials also offered a reminder that a water rate increase will be reflected in the City of Escalon utility bills for March, with the residential base rate for water going from $58.95 to $63.69 with a water consumption rate of a $1.56 charge per thousand gallons of water used.
As the city moves from winter to spring and looks toward warm weather ahead, they have also announced the schedule for watering days in the city.
Even numbered addresses are allowed to water on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday with odd numbered addresses watering on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Non-watering hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and no watering is allowed on Mondays.
Watering outdoor landscaping while it is raining is prohibited and residents are also asked to make sure excess water doesn’t leave their property or the area being watered. Sprinklers should be programmed to water for three to five minutes at a time and the use of water hoses without a shut-off nozzle is prohibited.
In other city business, officials said they are hoping to highlight local residents with a new Citizen of the Month program.
Nominations are sought by Wednesday, March 31 and they should be emailed to email@example.com or can be dropped off at City Hall. Nominees should be “an individual who has gone above and beyond” by volunteering, helping friends and neighbors, and serving their community.
Nominations should include the name of the nominee, contact information and why the person should be honored.
Officials said the goal is to highlight those “whose efforts truly make a difference” and help keep Escalon a great place to live, work and raise a family.