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December 12, 2017
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City of RP Updates

Darrin Jenkins
Holiday toy drive
December 8, 2017

The Rohnert Park Public Safety Officer’s Association has partnered with Santa Claus for their annual toy drive.  Santa and his RPPSOA team are visiting neighborhoods, listening to children’s wish lists, and collecting new unwrapped toys for children between the ages of 0-12. 

Toys are provided to Rohnert Park families that have fallen on hard times. Families needing assistance can apply at the Department of Public Safety at 500 City Center Drive or at any school in the Rohnert Park/Cotati School District.  Applications are due by Monday, December 11th. Families must reside in Rohnert Park and show residency through a utility bill at the time of toy pickup. 

We need your donations to make this year’s toy drive a success and serve the 200+ families that apply for toy assistance.  Donations are greatly appreciated.

Check the Rohnert Park Public Safety Officers Association Santa Sleigh & Toy Drive Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RPPSOA for toy drop off locations; Our last day for toy drop off is December 18th. Donation drop off locations in Rohnert Park include:

  • Kids Cuts-  5430 Commerce Blvd
  • Grocery Outlet- 6335 Commerce Blvd.
  • Art’s Place- 563 Rohnert Park Exp.
  • Fundemonium- 579 Rohnert Park Exp.
  • Learning to Learn/Redwood Country Daycare- 1300 Medical Center Dr.
  • Mocha Mamas- 355 Southwest Blvd
  • Rohnert Park Public Safety- 500 City Center Dr.  

We can’t forget our furry friends either – Santa and the Association partner with the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter to provide goodies for family pets as well.  Donations for pets can be delivered to the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter located at 301 J Rogers Lane.

Holiday packages: As more shopping occurs on-line, more packages are delivered to homes. We would like to remind you to take measures to ensure packages arrive safely. For example, you might consider using a package locker where your package can be safely stored for you to pick up; these are available from UPS and Amazon. 

Other options include requiring a signature at the time packages are delivered, receiving an alert when packages arrive or using surveillance cameras at your home. 

We encourage residents to watch for suspicious vehicles in your neighborhood and notify Public Safety if you see something out of the ordinary. Try to capture the license plate of the suspect vehicle and physical description of the suspect(s). 

 

Winter sewer average: The amount residents pay for sewer service is based on the amount of water used during the months of December, January, and February. These are typically the wettest months of the year. Outdoor watering is often shut off and thus virtually all water used is released into the sewer system as wastewater.  

The winter average is re-evaluated every year and the new winter average is applied to residents’ accounts starting in April.  A decrease in usage during December, January and February will lower the rate for the following year.  If the water usage during a billing period is ever less than the winter average, the sewer charges will be lower as well.