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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Mosquito Control in Santee

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


A helicopter under contract with County Vector Control will be dropping  pesticide granules on Wednesday over ponds in the San Diego River in Santee to control mosquitos.
 The pesticide consists of corn cob or sand granules coated with naturally occurring bacteria that target mosquito larvae and prevent them from developing into biting adults.
 Vector Control says the granules are not harmful to people, pets, plants or wildlife.
 The aerial pesticide applications take place between April and October as part of a public health effort to control West Nile virus.
More information about the program is available on the Vector Control website at www.sdcounty.ca.gov/deh/aerials
 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Prospect Avenue Enhancement Project Update

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


 

 

 
New textured crosswalk at Magnolia and Prospect avenues

There’s a bustle of activity this week on Prospect Avenue, where construction continues on a mile-long street beautification project.
Final paving originally scheduled for early May has been postponed.  New dates will be posted after the contractor has completed all pre-paving work items.
Boxes containing more than 100 trees and shrubs have been unloaded and they will be planted as soon as new electrical service boxes have been installed. More street lights are going up.
This week, the newly installed raised median along the Gillespie Field frontage will be completed.  Workers will also finish paving Ian Way and Hacienda Road on the north side of Prospect.

Electrical conversion boxes and other equipment related to the undergrounding of overhead wires is continuing. Electrical cables have been installed between Magnolia and Railroad avenues.
Nearly all of the new concrete curbs, gutters, sidewalks and driveways have been installed.

Questions or concerns about the project can be directed to Senior Civil Engineer Toby Espinola at  (619) 258-4100 ext. 174

Monday, May 4, 2015

Santee to Host Regional Fire Training Exercise

Monday, May 4, 2015


If you see a large number of fire engines this week on Summit Avenue and adjacent streets, it’s because Santee is hosting a regional wild land fire training exercise that begins today, May 4.
More than 300 firefighters from Santee, El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Lakeside, Alpine, Viejas, Barona and Bonita fire departments will be participating.  In addition to classroom instruction, the firefighters will be outdoors performing live training exercises, including mock evacuations, laying out fire hoses and structure defense.

The training exercises –all simulations with no actual fires– will continue through May 29.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Real Estate Open House Signs

Thursday, April 30, 2015


 
While temporary open house signs are exempt from sign permit requirements, if these signs block public sidewalks, a potential obstacle is created for pedestrians and for those reliant on wheelchairs and scooters to get around.  Please take note that Santee Municipal Code Section  17.32.040(A)(3) prohibits these signs on the sidewalk which is part of the public right-of-way.  Such signs may be placed beside the sidewalk to maintain visibility while being sensitive to those who use the sidewalks.   Residents who encounter these signs within the sidewalk may be tempted to remove them.  Please contact the City’s Code Compliance Officer at (619)-258-4100, extension 206.  City staff will arrange for removal. 
Thank you

Monday, April 27, 2015

Santee's Commercial Recycling Champions

Monday, April 27, 2015


The city and Waste Management Inc. honored GTM Discount General Stores and Meadowbrook Mobile Home Estates with the inaugural Commercial Recycling Champions Award at the April 22 City Council meeting.

The award acknowledges one commercial customer and one multi-family community for exemplary efforts in implementing recycling services at each of their properties.

GTM Discount General Stores was honored for recycling more than 50 percent of its monthly 40 cubic yards of waste and for not allowing non-recyclable materials to get into its recycling dumpsters.

Meadowbrook Mobile Home Estates, which has 338 units, recycles more than 1,700 pounds of recyclable materials annually. They also encourage residents to recycle by publicizing their goal to increase recycling and by educating residents with clear instructions on which materials are recyclable.


 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Santee to Receive Mosquito Abatement Treatment

Thursday, April 16, 2015

On Wednesday, April 22, a County Vector Control  helicopter will be hovering over ponds in the San Diego River to deposit tiny pellets that prevent mosquito larvae from growing into biting adults. 

This will be the first  of several aerial pesticide applications during the mosquito-breeding season, which runs from April to October. The pesticide consists of corn cob or sand granules coated with three types of bacteria that specifically target mosquito larvae.

The mosquito reduction effort is aimed at preventing West Nile virus.  More information is available at www.sdcounty.ca.gov/deh/aerials

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Time to Go on a Water Diet

Thursday, April 9, 2015


It’s time for all of us to go on the quarter-back water diet.
Whenever you take a shower or irrigate your landscaping, reduce your previous water usage by a quarter—25 percent.

Water conservation is necessary because California and much of the West has experienced four years of severe drought coupled with record high temperatures. It’s going to get worse: Scientists this month recorded a record-low winter snowpack in the Sierra Nevada.
Last week, these circumstanced prompted California Governor Jerry Brown to announce the state’s first-ever mandatory water restrictions.

Santee’s water supplier, Padre Dam Municipal Water District, has positioned itself to deal with the crisis by moving forward on its Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Project, which is scheduled to be operating in 2016. The project may eventually provide a new water supply for Padre Dam’s water customers and the entire East County region.  
Residents and businesses shouldn’t wait for the state’s new regulations to be finalized.  Start conserving now by:
·         Taking shorter showers. Even better, use a bucket to capture water while your shower warms up and use that water on your plants.  
·         Promptly fix leaks inside and outside your home. Also remember to wash only full loads of laundry and dishes.
·         Turning off irrigation systems for as long as possible before rainstorms and up to several weeks after.
See more at: http://www.sdcwa.org/whenindrought#sthash.h3yzmdPH.dpuf