Almond Festival – Community Member Committee

Almond Fest LogoThe next Almond Festival meeting is set for Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 5:30 pm at the Senior Center.

The City of Kerman continues to plan for the1st Annual Almond Festival which has been set for May 9, 2015. There will be a Benefit Run/Walk 9:00 – 11:00 am | Almond Festival Event 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at Kerckhoff Park.

For more information call/email Theresa Johnson, Recreation Coordinator at 846-9383.

Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard training will be offered on Tuesday – Thursday, March 31 through April 2nd from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  The classes will be held at the Kerman Community Center and Kerman High School Pool. There is a $195 cost per person. Training incudes CPR/First Aid and AED, CPR mask and certification cards.  Students MUST be 15 years by the last day of class. Register at the Community/Teen Center. For more information contact Theresa Johnson (559) 846-9383  tjohnson@cityofkerman.org

Kerman Earth Day and Easter Eggstravaganza

Earth Day Easter in the Park 2015croppedEarth Day2015croppedThe Earth Day and Easter Eggstravaganza will be held on  Saturday April 4th 9:00 am – 12:00 noon at Lions Park (California and Park Avnue).  The event will offer arts and crafts, Earth Day activities, games, face painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny and more

The Earth Day activities are organized by Girl Scout Troop 2260 & 991 of Kerman. E-Waste Drop Off Information at Earth Day Event

Contact Theresa Johnson for more info at (559) 846-9383.

Spring Clean-Up

Spring clean2Spring Clean-Up is scheduled to begin Saturday, April 4th and end on Saturday, April 11th.  Bins will be available at Mid Valley Disposal from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm on weekdays, 7:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday.  They will be closed on Sunday, April 5th. Mid Valley Disposal is located at 15300 W. Jensen Avenue in Kerman.

Spring Clean-Up is an event for residents of Kerman and not intended for residents outside City limits. In order to dump, residents must present a photo ID and utility bill with physical address (i.e. City of Kerman utility bill, PG&E, Sebastian, etc.).

Limit one truck or small trailer load per household and must be able to help unload items. Items should be separated by Green Waste, Trash, Metals, or E-Waste

For more info about the Spring Clean-upSpring Clean-up (spanish)

Senior Citizens and Handicapped Individuals who are not able to take items to Mid Valley Disposal can have them picked up on Friday, April 10thThese items must be placed at the front of your house, behind the sidewalk. Call Jeanna Burdine at the Senior Center (559) 846-9329 before April 3th to make an appointment. If you miss the deadline you will need to make other arrangements to discard your items.

The S.E.A.R.C.H. 2015 – Scavenger Hunt

A scavenger hunt event will be held on Saturday, April 18 at Kerckhoff Park. The event is free of charge and offers breakfast and lunch and is open to all  7th -12th grade students.

There will be a $250 scholarship for the winning scavenger hunt team.

Registration begins at 10 am. With an after party held at Kerckhoff Park from 12-4 pm  for more information contact: Theresa Johnson 559-846-9383.

Senior Table Mountain Casino Trip

Table MountainA senior Table Mountain Casino trip is available every Tuesday for a cost of only $5.00.

The event is a partnership with AweSome Charter Tours and the City of Kerman.The bus will pick you up at 9:15 am at the McDonalds on 151000 W. Whitesbridge Avenue. You will arrive at Table Mountain at 10:15 am.  The bus will leave the casino at 2:45 pm.

Contact Linda at (559) 652-7857 for a reservation.

Dog Clinic

The dog clinic will be held on Thursday, April 9th from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm at Kerckhoff Park. You will be able to obtain a license for your dog. Also available will be the ability to have you dog receive shots, de-wormer or flea prevention.

Dog License for a Non Spayed/Neutered Dog Dog License for a Spayed/Neutered Dog
1 Year $17.00 $5.00
2 Years $30.00 $6.00
3 Years $40.00 $10.00

Rabies Shot – $8.00  |  Distemper/Parvo – $15.00  |  De-wormer – $8.00
Best Deal-Rabies/Distemper/Parvo – $22.00
Flea Prevention (2 Months) Frontline – $14.00

 

City Receives Distinguished Budget Award

GFOA Award 2014The City of Kerman has been awarded the prestigious Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year 2014/15 Budget.

The award represents a significant achievement by the City. It reflects their commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, Kerman had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well the City’s budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device.

Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award. The City received the award on the first submittal after passing the GFOA’s examination process.

“The City of Kerman is pleased to receive such a prestigious honor from the Government Finance Officers Association,” stated City Manager Luis Patlan. “This award is a testament to the City’s commitment to make our budget documents transparent, informative and easy to understand by the City Council and the public we proudly serve.”

The Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association servicing the needs of more than 18,000 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners. It provides top quality publications, training programs, services, and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance policy and management. The association is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices in Washington D.C. The GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting. Visit the organization at www.gfoa.org .

Schools

kuhs-campusThe community is served by the Kerman Unified School District (KUSD), a District of approximately 4,840 students with seven campuses.

Goldenrod Elementary School (K-6); Kerman-Floyd Elementary School (Preschool-6); Liberty Elementary School (K-6); Sun Empire Elementary School (K-6); Kerman Middle School (7-8); Kerman High School (9-12); and Alternative Education programs at Enterprise High School. KUSD continues to be one of the strongest small school districts in the Central Valley.