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November 17, 2018
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City of RP Updates

Darrin Jenkins
Stay ahead of the storm
November 9, 2018

Around town our RP Public Works crew has been busy preparing for the upcoming wet months. They’ve been removing leaves that would otherwise end up in storm drains in the areas of State Farm Drive, Camino Colegio and Snyder Lane.

You can help your household be prepared for storms by signing up to receive alerts. When you sign up to receive Nixle alerts, it’s important to know what the different types of flood-related notifications mean. A flood warning is issued when flooding is occurring or imminent, the most severe flood notification. A flood advisory is issued when flooding is not expected to be bad enough to issue a warning; however, it may cause significant inconvenience and threaten property. A flood watch is issued when flooding is possible. To ensure that you receive alerts, sign up at www.Nixle.com.

If flooding is imminent and a Flood Warning has been issued, residents can pick up up to 25 sandbags per household at the Callinan Sports and Fitness Center—5405 Snyder Lane (rear of parking lot). For more information about staying ahead of the storm call Public Works at 588-3300 or visit the city’s storm season webpage at www.rpcity.org/storm.

Free E-Waste event

Universal and electronic waste, such as fluorescent tubes and consumer batteries, are prohibited from the trash or landfill. Recology is hosting a free e-waste event for Rohnert Park residents Sat., Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Rohnert Park Community Center. That old television that’s collecting dust is a perfect candidate for this event. Electronic items that have a circuit board, such as computers, fax machines, radios, cell phones, microwaves and vacuums are all welcome at the community center during this event. For additional information call Recology at 800-243-0291 or by email at RecologySonomaMarin@Recology.com.

Rohnert Park partners with Mr. Claus

Our Community Services Department has partnered with Santa Claus to accept mail for delivery to the North Pole beginning Nov. 19. Kids are encouraged to write Santa, and if delivered to the Community Services Department by Dec. 11, they will receive a mailed response. Letters need to include the child’s first and last name, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Letters to Santa will be accepted via walk-in at the community center or by mail at 5401 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, CA 94928. For more information, call 588-3456.

Volunteers help seniors “Keep moving”

Petaluma People Services (PPSC) is looking for volunteers, for its iRIDE program, to provide rides to Rohnert Park and Cotati residents unable to drive. Volunteer iRIDE drivers help seniors and others to stay active in the community and travel to appointments. Volunteers choose when to drive and are not tied to a regular schedule. Call PPSC today at 707-765-8488 to find out how you can become a valued member of the iRIDE team of volunteer drivers for our community.