“Bin There Dump That RECYCLING Contest”
Are you the best recycler on your block? Mid Valley Disposal (MVD) residents have the chance to win prizes by keeping recyclable and compostable materials OUT of their trash, and in the correct carts. The Submission Period begins on September 1, 2017 at 12:01 AM and ends on November 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM. Click here for eligibility
Fresno County Elections Office is Recruitting
The Fresno County Elections Office is recruiting Precinct Officers for the June 2018 Gubernatorial State Primary Election. All qualified individuals are welcomed to apply, bu there is a great need of bilingual individuals who speak Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, Chinese, or Khmer. Read More→
Senior Day at the Big Fresno Fair
Seniors get ready for the Big Fresno Fair trip on Monday, October 9. The van will leave the Kerman Senior Center (720 S. Eighth Street) at 8:30 am and arrive back to the Senior Center at approximately 1 pm. The cost is $5 and reservations must be made at the Kerman Senior Center. Payment is needed when making a reservation. Call Jeanna at 559-846-9329 for more information.
Electronic Vehicle Charging Station in Kerman
The City now has an EV charging station!
The charging unit was provided by the Fresno County Rural Transit Agency and is located at the Community Teen Center, 15100 W. Kearney. The system is fully operational and is completely self-sufficient using solar technology. Additional EV locations can be found at plugshare.com
Animal Services Adopt-a-Pet
Open your heart to fostering an animal. The Kerman Animal Services Adopt-a-Pet facilitates the fostering of animals. They also provide information and photos on lost pets. The physical address of the Kerman Animal Shelter is 15485 W. Church Ave., Kerman, CA 93630. Visit the Kerman Adopt-a-Pet Facebook page at Kerman Animal Services. Remember fostering saves lives. Click here to access Animal Control information.
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→
2016 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, 2016. 2016 Annual Drinking Water Qualilty Report – printable
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.
ApplicationAbout the Program
The Armed Forces Honor Banner Program was created for the community, to recognize and honor individuals on active duty in the military by displaying the honoree’s photo, name and armed service branch on a banner to be flown from light standards throughout the City.
Banners will be displayed on existing light standards located at along Madera Avenue, and possibility Whitesbridge Ave and Plaza Veterans Park, if needed. The banners will remain on display as long as the service member is on active duty.
The plan will be to initially start with active service personnel, and then later phase in banners of veteran military service members to honor living, retired, and deceased service personnel. Plaza Veterans Park would be reserved for these individuals.
To qualify for the Kerman Armed Forces Honor Banner Program, the following qualifications much be met:
- Must be on active duty in one of the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces
- Must be a current or former resident of the City of Kerman or have an immediate family member residing or working in the City of Kerman (Spouse, Parent, Grandparent, brother, sister, son, daughter, Aunt, Uncle)
- The cost of the banner is $150. Banners will be funded through private donations. Banners may be sponsored by an individual or organization.
- Submit a photo of the Service Member. Photo must be 5×7 or larger color professional portrait-style (Dress Uniform preferred).
- Banners will be flown from Memorial Day through Veteran’s Day
- Download an application and mail or drop application and payment off to:
City of Kerman
850 S. Madera Avenue
Kerman, CA 93630
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