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Sandbags

Free sandbags are available for residents who need them. Sand, sandbags and shovel are located behind the fire station on Vacation Dr. The gate is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If sandbags are needed when the gate is locked, contact Community Patrol at 951-244-6841, ext. 410, and an officer will arrive to unlock the gate. If there are no more sandbags left, check at Blue Bird Hall.

Library Closure

The Canyon Lake Library will be closed on Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Public Safety Meeting

Residents are invited to attend the meetings of the City’s Public Safety Committee. The public will hear reports on Police, Fire, Code Enforcement, Special Enforcement, Emergency Preparedness and Animal Services.

The meetings are held in the Council Chamber at City Hall on the last Wednesday of every month. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in March, June, September and December and at 9 a.m. all other months.

Only Rain in the Drain

Disposing of pollutants into the street, gutters, storm drains or Lake is prohibited by law and can result in stiff penalties. Storm drains are not connected to sanitary sewer systems and treatment plants. The primary purpose of storm drains is to carry rainwater away from developed areas to prevent flooding.

Pollutants discharged to the storm drains are transported directly into the Lake. Capture and dispose of wastewater and chemicals properly. Remember, storm drains are for receiving rainwater runoff only. For more information or to report illegal discharges, call Canyon Lake Code Enforcement at 951-746-7978.

Council Meeting

Residents are invited to attend the next City Council Meeting on Wednesday, January 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall. The agenda will be available the Thursday prior to the meeting at cityofcanyonlake.org. Meetings are televised live at Time Warner Channel 29 and Verizon Channel 39.

Any person wishing to address the City Council at its monthly meeting on any matter within the jurisdiction of the City, whether or not it appears on the monthly agenda, is asked to complete a “Speaker Request Form” available on the back counter.

The completed form is to be submitted to the City Clerk prior to an individual being heard by the City Council. The City Council has adopted a time limitation of three minutes per person. If commenting on an agenda item, comments will be heard at the time that particular item is scheduled on the agenda.

Please note that, for anyone addressing the City Council on items not on the agenda, the Brown Act does not allow discussion of such items. Therefore, the City Council may only do the following: refer the matter to staff, ask for additional information or request a report back, or give a very limited factual response.

Unscheduled Outages

Southern California Edison encourages residents to call the SCE 24-hour emergency hotline at 800-611-1911 to report an unscheduled outage. It is the primary way for SCE to know there is a problem so crews can be deployed. Residents who experience outages can check the “Outage Center” at www.sce.com to learn what time they can expect power to be restored.

Emergency Preparedness

The Canyon Lake Emergency Preparedness Committee (CLEPC) meets monthly on the first Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall. The CLEPC is a committee made up of community volunteers who are committed to preparing and educating the community for emergencies, medical and shelter services, providing assessment and assisting in recovery after disaster.

For more information or to serve as a volunteer, call City Hall at 951-244-2955.

Business Licenses

All businesses operating in the City of Canyon Lake are require to have a business license, this includes businesses which operate from home. A contractor or subcontractor doing business in Canyon Lake on any job must also have a license.

Bulky Item Collection

Items that can’t be handled by one CR&R driver or fit in the automated containers are considered “bulky items.” Each residential customer is entitled to two bulky item pick ups free of charge per calendar year.

To make arrangements for a bulky item pick up contact CR&R at 800-826-9677.

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