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.

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.

Holiday Food and Toy Drive

The Kerman Community Service Organization (KCSO) has set December 19th as the date for its 2014 Holiday Toy and Food Drive. Each year, the KCSO provides assistance, through their Holiday Toy and Food Drive, to approximately 200 families in the community who might not have had the opportunity to share in the spirit of the season. The Holiday Toy and Food Drive give local organizations a unique opportunity to work with the entire community by coordinating resources to meet the needs of disadvantaged families during the holiday season.

The KCSO provides food boxed for families, toys and gifts for children Infants – 18 years of age. The KCSO has made a commitment to provide a wonderful Christmas to all selected family members and children still in school. We can not do it with out your 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 groups.

The “Star Tree” will be circulated throughout the community which will give you an opportunity to select a child. Some of the Star Trees are located at City Hall, Chamber of Commerce and Valley Food. Each star will note the age and gender of a child needing Christmas gift. Gifts should be in the $ 10- $15 range. For those 14 and older games, music, sports items and universal fitting clothes is suggested. The deadline for delivering gifts is Dec. 17th. Gift will be dropped off at the Senior Center 720 S. 8th Street.

This year the KCSO will again be counting on our community to collect all of the toys locally. Last year the community did a fantastic job of supplying toys to all children in need. If you would like to help, but don’t know what to buy call Philip Gallegos or Meg Winchester for suggestions or make cash donation and a KCSO member will buy the gifts.

Monetary donations for the food boxes are still being accepted, payable to the KCSO. Checks should be addressed to KCSO, 720 S. Eight St. Kerman, CA 93630.

For more information or to help contact Meg Winchester at 846-8114 or Philip Gallegos at 846-9328

 

 

Dance Pavilion at Kerckhoff Park

Dance Pavilion – $185/day plus $100 refundable deposit
Bandstand Use Application

Driving Directions:

From the North — Head south on Madera Avenue as you enter Kerman. Travel approximately half a mile. Turn right (west) onto “G” Street. Park will be located at 15061 West “G” Street.

From the South — Head north on Madera Avenue as you enter Kerman. Travel approximately half a mile. Turn left (west) onto “G” Street. Park will be located at 15061 West “G” Street.