Residential Reminders for this week
Scavenging of trash
On May 12, the city of Claremont wrote online that “It is prohibited for anyone to move, remove, or scavenge any contents of a residential trash receptacle, including recyclables.”
The ordinance ensures public safety on city streets, prevents the creation of trash accumulation outside containers, and deters potential criminal activity such as identity theft, the city added.
If you see anyone scavenging trash or recyclables from containers, report it to the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411. In case of an emergency, dial 9-1-1.
Memorial Day ceremony
On Monday, May 30, the City of Claremont will hold the 2022 Memorial Day Ceremony at Oak Park Cemetery beginning at 11 a.m. Join the city, the Friends of Oak Park Cemetery and the American Legion Keith Powell Post 78 to honor and remember those who died while serving in the United States armed forces.
Oak Park Cemetery is located at 410 Sycamore Avenue. To view the city’s public event flyer, visit ci.claremont.ca.us/home/showpublisheddocument/18083/637854428801370000.
Though a ceremony was not held last year, the city honored its fallen heroes on social media, including the likes of Army Command Sergeant Major Kevin J. Griffin, Marine Corporal Donald M. Marler, and Army Corporal Rhett A. Butler to name a few. City officials also placed American flags on veterans’ graves in Oak Park Cemetery to honor all veterans for the holiday.
For more information about this event, contact the Human Services Department at (909) 399-5490 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Air quality monitoring app
The South Coast Air Quality Management District has a mobile application that residents can download and use “to track real-time and forecasted air quality information,” a May 10 post from the city said.
The app features configurable air quality notifications, integrated temperature and weather information and an interactive air quality map. The app is also able to report the air quality index, or AQI, which is calculated using the Environmental Protection Agency’s NowCast method. The EPA calculates the AQI for five major air pollutants: ground-level ozone, particle pollution or particulate matter, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide.
“The NowCast method is designed to be responsive to rapidly changing conditions, such as during wildfires, but may not always reflect the latest smoke conditions,” the city’s concluded.
For more information, visit airalerts.com or call 1-800-CUT-SMOG.
Unpaved parking prohibited
On May 18, the City of Claremont posted online that it “prohibits parking vehicles on any unpaved surface or landscaped area, such as a front or side yard.”
The city added that those who need additional street parking for visitors can obtain an overnight parking permit from the Claremont Police Department. However, CPD allows just three overnight parking exemptions per vehicle, per month.
To obtain a permit, please contact the Police Department at (909) 399-5411 or visit the city’s website — ci.claremont.ca.us/living/parking. For more details, contact the Community Improvement Division at (909) 399-5467.