eNEWSLETTER
APRIL 2021
Photo by Beaumont Parks & Recreation photo contest winner Jessica Thompson Southard.
Expanded In-Person Service at the Beaumont Civic Center
As of Thursday, April 1, in-person customer service hours at the Beaumont Civic Center have been expanded to Monday – Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm and Friday from 8 am to 12 pm for limited services. We continue to provide quality customer service online and over the phone for specialty services such as permits and planning applications. Residents are encouraged to continue conducting business virtually as much as possible, in an effort to minimize unnecessary contact.

For those who need to perform in-person services, the following guidelines are in place:
  • Masks or face coverings are required.
  • Visitors will be temperature screened upon entering the facility.
  • Limit one individual per household or business, if possible.
  • Adhere to the social distancing guidelines.
  • Stay home if you are sick or if anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms.

For questions or to make an appointment with a specific department, please contact us at (951) 769-8520 or visit the City online at BeaumontCa.gov
Second Street Extension Project
This month the Council also voted to move forward with phase 2 of engineering on the Second Street Extension Project. The proposed design will construct half-width improvements along the south portion and provide two lanes plus a shoulder on the north portion of the new road between Home Depot and Pennsylvania Ave.

The total estimated construction cost for the project is $2.47 million and is budgeted in the current CIP.

Elevate Your Career - Join Team Beaumont!
Interested in working with the public to make a positive impact in your community? If so, you're invited to consider the following employment opportunities:

  • Lateral Police Officer - continuous
  • Reserve Police Officer - continuous
  • Police Cadet - continuous
  • Code Enforcement Officer - coming soon!
  • Public Works Inspector - coming soon!

The City of Beaumont is a local employer of choice, offering fulfilling career opportunities with competitive wages and benefits. Didn't see your dream job? Sign up for future employment opportunity notifications at governmentjobs.com/careers/beaumontca
Beaumont Transit Route 3 Service Changes
Effective Monday, April 19, Beaumont Transit Route 3 will resume regular service to Beaumont High School, Walmart, and San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital while also connecting to multiple local and regional routes.


Free Fare Program
All Beaumont routes, including commuter links, continue to offer free fares. The free fare promotion is made possible through a grant from the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) funded through the State of California and administered by the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) in coordination with Air Resource Board (ARB) and State Controller’s Office (SCO) in an effort reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Beaumont Retail Market Analysis Resources
If you are a small business owner, be sure to take advantage of the FREE services being offered to Beaumont businesses. Learn more about our program and the City's Retail Market Analysis by visiting our website.
Earthquake Warning California
Earthquake Warning California is the country’s first publicly available, statewide warning system that could give California residents crucial seconds to take cover before they feel shaking. Managed by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Earthquake Warning California uses ground motion sensors from across the state to detect earthquakes before humans can feel them and can notify Californians to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” in advance of an earthquake. 
 
To receive earthquake warnings, individuals and family members can download the MyShake App and ensure phone settings are adjusted to receive emergency alerts, including:
 
  • MyShake App: Free smartphone app that provides iPhone and Android users with audio and visual warnings [magnitude 4.5 or higher and Modified Mercalli Intensity III (weak) shaking]. Available at in the Apple App and Google Play stores;
  • Android Earthquake Alerts: Android phones with updated operating systems are automatically subscribed to Android Earthquake Alerts, which uses the same technology as the MyShake App; and
  • Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs): No-cost text messages for emergency situations [magnitude 5.0 or higher and Modified Mercalli Intensity IV (light) shaking].

If you live in or travel to areas that could be impacted by an earthquake, preparation is vital, as these events can strike suddenly, at any time, with little warning. Visit My Hazards to see if you live or work in an area prone to earthquakes.

Learn more at earthquake.ca.gov
As part of April’s Riverside County Innovation Month, a countywide virtual job fair will be held on Tuesday, April 20th from 9 am-noon. During the virtual job fair event, job seekers will be able to enter specific rooms, designated by region, to search for jobs. Job seekers may choose to keep their search specific to a region or explore job openings in all regions of Riverside County! The virtual job fair platform will allow job seekers to upload their resumes in advance to be prepared for potential interaction with employers using chat and 1:1 video technology.

PARKS AND RECREATION
Beaumont Easter Bunny Visits
4 days, 70 homes and 2,000 eggs later...Operation Egg Drop with the Beaumont Bunny is complete! We hope everyone enjoyed their visit and we can't wait to see you next year!
March Parks and Rec Updates
Visit Us at RecDesk
DID YOU KNOW: Beaumont Parks and Recreation has a NEW website for events, programs, and facility rentals! Check us out at beaumontca.recdesk.com

Restrooms
Park restrooms are scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 12. Please note facilities are not sanitized to CDC guidelines - use at your own risk.

Park & Median Maintenance
  • All park grass areas have been fertilized, including Palm Avenue islands.
  • Mulch has been installed in medians on Oak Valley Parkway, Oak View Drive, and Highland Springs Ave.
  • Ballfield maintenance has been completed at Palmer Park, Trevino Park, Sports Park, and DeForge Park.
  • Playground equipment has been repaired/replaced at DeForge Park.
  • A display board for artwork from Anna Hause Elementary has been installed at Wildflower Park in Sundance.
LOCATION & DATE CHANGES | Meal Programs at the CRC
Beaumont Parks and Recreation is pleased to host Feeding America, Riverside County Office on Aging and Family Service Association (FSA) which offers meal programs to local area residents.
Senior Meal Program
Frozen grab-and-go meals
Seniors age 60 and older
Every Thursday | 10 am to 12 pm
Beaumont Civic Center Parking Lot
Feeding America
Free groceries for local households
No age restrictions
2nd Saturday | 9 am to 11 am
CRC Overflow Parking Lot
The Albert A. Chatigny Sr. Community Recreation Center (CRC) is located at 1310 Oak Valley Parkway, The overflow parking lot at the CRC is located north of the building. For more information on food resource programs, please contact our Senior Center at (951) 769-8524.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
Riverside County Enters Orange Tier
The State of California announced that Riverside County will move into the orange tier of the state’s reopening framework on Wednesday, April 7. The move is based on meeting a statewide goal to administer 4 million vaccines in disadvantaged communities, and the subsequent loosening of the case rate threshold to move into the orange tier.

Riverside County’s cases have been steadily declining for several weeks. The county’s current case rate is 3.5 per 100,000 people, percentage of positive tests is 2 percent and the health equity metric is 2.3 percent. Riverside County will need to remain in the orange tier for a minimum of three weeks and meet the yellow tier metrics for two of those weeks before advancing further.

Beyond the Blueprint to a Safer Economy

As the state reaches 20 million vaccines administered and COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations have stabilized, California is looking to move beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy to fully reopening our economy. On June 15, all industries across the state can return to usual operations with common-sense risk reduction measures such as masking and vaccinations.

Riverside County Expands Vaccine Eligibility to 16 and Older
Riverside County health officials are expanding the eligibility for those who want to get vaccinated at the four county-run clinics to those 16 and older, effective Tuesday, April 6.
The change will open vaccine eligibility to hundreds of thousands of Riverside County residents.

“The expansion of eligibility will allow the last large group of Riverside County adult residents to get vaccinated, and bring us one step closer to herd immunity,” said Kim Saruwatari, director of Riverside University Health System-Public Health. “Bringing the vaccine to a younger population, where we have seen an increase in cases, is a big step forward.”

Those who are 16 and 17 – who are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine – will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to get vaccinated. Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are available to those who are 18 years and older.

“More vaccine is available now, and opening eligibility will move us even further towards our goal of vaccinating the majority of our residents,” said Board Chair Karen Spiegel, Second District Supervisor. “Vaccine works best when the majority of the population takes it.”

More than one million vaccinations – both first and second doses -- have been administered to Riverside County residents through the county-run clinics and those operated by the nearly 200 community providers.

The county-run clinics are located at:
  • Albert A. Chatigny Sr. Community Recreation Center - 1310 Oak Valley Pkwy, Beaumont, CA
  • Heritage High School - 26001 Briggs Rd., Menifee, CA
  • Tahquitz High School - 4425 Titan Trail, Hemet, CA
  • Moreno Valley Mall - 22550 Town Circle, Moreno Valley, CA

There are also clinics at six community health centers operated by Riverside University Health System that are allowing those 16 and older to be vaccinated.
Riverside County's One Millionth Vaccine
Administered in Beaumont
Shirlley Ann Gruenke, a 65-year-old resident of Cherry Valley, represented the millionth dose with cheers and fanfare from the nurses and staff at the Albert A. Chatigny Sr. Community Center in Beaumont.

“It was a surprise, but I sure thank you all,” said Gruenke, a retired nurse. “You know, I went back and forth saying I was not going to get the shot, but when I got COVID in December and I felt sick, I said I’m ready for it. I’m getting my shot.”

CONTACT US

Beaumont Civic Center
550 E. 6th Street
Beaumont, CA 92223

Phone: 951-769-8520

HOURS
Monday - Thursday:
8 am - 5 pm
Friday: 8 am - 12 pm
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