Kerman Amends the Winter Watering Schedule
At the November 18 City Council meeting the Members voted unanimously to reduce the Winter Watering Schedule (Dec. 1 – March 1) to zero days. The City has been ordered by the State of California to reduce its potable water use by 32%.Continue Reading→
Applicants Currently Being Accepted for Planning Commissioners
The City of Kerman is accepting applications for appointments to the Kerman Planning Commission. Currently there are two appointments to be made for a three-year term from January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2018. Citizens residing within the Kerman Unified School District boundary or working within the city are eligible to apply. All applications are to Continue Reading→
City Appoints New City Manager
At the Wednesday, November 4, 2015 City Council meeting the Kerman City Council selected John H. Kunkel as the City Manager. Mr. Kunkel has been the interim City Manager since July 2015.
The City conducted an extensive recruitment and selection process that began in July, narrowing the applicants down to three candidates. The top three candidates were then interviewed by the Council and members of the Community for the final recommendation.
Mr. Kunkel has 11 years of City Manager experience. Prior to that he was the Police Chief at the City of Exeter for almost 20 years. He and his wife, Darinda, live in Exeter.
To help strengthen our efforts to reduce water usage, the Kerman City Council has approved funding for a limited number of rebates. They will be on a first come – first served basis until the allocated funds Continue Reading →
The City of Kerman operates the Kerman Transit bus, known as Dial-A-Ride, for residents within the city limits of Kerman and the Fresno County Rural Transit Agency (FCRTA) operates the Westside Transit with services to all of the westside cities. FCRTA is a Joint Powers Authority comprised of thirteen rural cities and the County to provide a coordinated transit system for rural Fresno County. Continue Reading→
2014 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report - We test the drinking water quality for many constituents as required by state and federal regulations. This report shows the results of our monitoring for the period of Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2014.
The following list provides a description and contact information of emergency services available in Fresno County.
Catholic Charities Diocese of Fresno – (559) 237-0851 – Provides emergency food and clothing.
Central California Legal Services, Inc. – (559) 570-1200 – Assist the homeless with legal problems related to health, welfare, and public benefits.
El Puente – (559) 600-1647 – Provides a 32-unit housing facility (30 to 90 day stay) for families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC).
Evangel Home, Inc. – (559) 264-4714 – Provides temporary (28 days) emergency shelter to single women and women with children.
Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health – (559) 453-4099 – Provides permanent supportive housing for men and women; counseling, advocacy, street outreach, substance abuse treatment, life skills, mental health counseling and transportation.
Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) – (559) 498-8543 – Provides permanent supportive housing for men, women and families; transitional housing for transitional aged youth (18-24); Youth Shelter to at-risk, runaway, and homeless youths ages 11 to 17. All programs provide counseling, advocacy, street outreach, life skills and transportation.
Fresno County Office of Education – (559) 265-3000 – Provides services to homeless school age children. The goal is to provide access to educational opportunities.
Housing Authority of Fresno County – (559) 443-8431 – Provides permanent supportive housing to men, women, families, veterans and veteran families, persons with HIV/AIDS and their families; counseling, advocacy, life skills, street outreach and mental health counseling.
Fresno Rescue Mission – (559) 268-0939 – Provides temporary housing, food, and clothing to men, women, and children; residential substance abuse treatment program for men.
Holy Cross Center for Women – (559) 237-3379 – Provides day-care services to women with children, laundry services, rest, shower facilities, diapers, formula, clothing, counseling referrals, computers, English classes, heath training, and crafts.
Holy Cross Clinic at Poverello – (559) 442-4108 – Serving the homeless and uninsured by providing medical care and basic dental services.
Marjaree Mason Center – (559) 233-HELP (4357) – Provides safe house for victims of domestic violence including counseling, case management, advocacy and life skills.
Mental Health Systems Inc. – (559) 264-7521 – Provides permanent supportive housing for women and children; counseling, advocacy, substance abuse treatment, life skills and mental health counseling.
Poverello House – (559) 498-6988 – Provides meals, emergency clothing, showers, referrals, residential substance abuse treatment for men; temporary housing for men and women; advocacy, counseling, life skills, street outreach and transportation.
Naomi’s House – (559) 443-1531 – Provides temporary housing for women only, case management, life skills, street outreach, advocacy and transportation.
Salvation Army – (559) 233-0139 – Provides emergency food, some utility and rental assistance, substance abuse treatment for men and women.
Spirit of Woman – (559) 244-4353 – Provides residential substance abuse treatment for pregnant and parenting women, counseling, advocacy, life skills and mental health counseling.
Turning Point of Central California – (559) 233-2668 – Provides permanent supportive housing for men, women and families with counseling, advocacy, education, life skills, street outreach and mental health counseling.
VA Central California Health Care System – (559) 225-6100 – Provides services to veterans and their families, permanent supportive housing, counseling, advocacy, substance abuse treatment, health care, life skills, street outreach, mental health counseling and transportation.
Westcare – (559) 265-4800 – Provides permanent supportive housing for families, rapid rehousing for men, women and families; services to veterans and their families; counseling, advocacy, residential substance abuse treatment, life skills, street outreach, mental health counseling and transportation.
The Kerman Community Service Organization (KCSO) has set December 18 as the date for its 2015 Holiday Toy and Food Drive. Each year, the KCSO provides assistance, to approximately 200 families in the community who might not have had the opportunity to share in the spirit of the season.
The KCSO provides food boxes for families, toys and gifts for children; infants – 18 years of age. KCSO could not provide to families without generous community support. To this end, please help with providing gifts for our local children in need when the Star Tree comes your way or through one of the local toy collection boxes.
Monetary donations for food boxes are still being accepted, payable to the KCSO. Checks should be addressed to KCSO, 720 S. Eight St. Kerman, CA 93630. If you would like to volunteer on distribution day December 18.
For more information or to help contact Meg Winchester at 846-8114 or Philip Gallegos at 846-9328.
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