2014/2015 Annual Budget
Interim City Manager Appointed
The City Council has appointed John Kunkel from the City of Exeter as Interim City Manager. 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.
The selection was made at a special Council meeting held on Friday, July 17, after an extensive interim City Manager search.
FALL 2015 College Classes in Kerman
Madera Community College Center is offiering college classes in Kerman. The Fall 2015 classes begin August 17, 2015 . . . Continue Reading →
City of Kerman cooling centers will open when the heat index is predicted to reach 105 degrees for more two or more days and overnight lows that do not fall below 80 degrees at the following locations: Scout Hut: Monday – Frida, Noon – 9:00 pm; Kerckhoff Park (off 4th St.); Please call 846-4809 or 351-8234 to have facility opened. Senior Center: Monday – Friday, Noon – 4:00 pm 720 Eighth St.; 846-4809 or 351-8234 Kerman Library: 15081 W. Kearney Blvd. (559) 846-8804 . . . Continue reading→
Kerman City Council launched the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program. HERO is a financing program that allows for energy- and water-efficiency home improvements to be paid through the property tax bill, with owners repaying the assessment over five to 20 years with tax-deductible interest. Continue Reading →
Spring/Summer Watering Schedule
The City’s Spring/Summer watering schedule is in effect.
Below is the approved schedule:
Odd Numbered Houses - Tuesday & Saturday Even Numbered Houses - Wednesday & Sunday
Watering is prohibited from 6:00 am to 8:00 am and from Noon to 7:00 pm every day
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.
Residents of Kerman have been working hard to reach the mandated 32% water usage reduction goal set by the State.
In June we did reduce our water usage by 28% and the City appreciates your participation in our conservation efforts.
There have been quite a few residents using our website “report water wasting” button; the pictures attached have helped us to identify broken sprinklers and problem areas around town. Thank you for your assistance.
The City will continue to strive to achieve our goal for July, but we can’t do it without you.
For more information on water conservation, contact Lydia Madruga, Water Conservation at 559-846-9372.
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