eNEWSLETTER
MAY 2021
May is National Bike Month
May is National Bike Month, promoted by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride.  

Bike Month Events
Follow our Facebook pages for all upcoming activities, keep scrolling to see how you can celebrate Bike Month in Beaumont! Don't forget to share your experiences on social media and tag the City!

May 1 | Small Business Saturday Ride
May 9 - 15 | Ride Where the Pros Ride
May 16 - 22 | Design a helmet contest
May 21 | Bike to Work Day
May 23 - 30 | Bike Scavenger Hunt
Bike Month Bingo | all month!

Learn more about National Bike Month!
Road and Revitalization Program
On August 27, 2019, the City Council participated in a Workshop regarding the Road and Rehabilitation Program. The workshop provided detailed repair techniques to address the specific distress types and treatment types based on condition categories. At the end of the workshop, the City Council provided direction to City staff to make street rehabilitation and maintenance a top priority.


Since the workshop City staff has made tremendous progress in executing the City Council’s direction. From the workshop to present, City staff has completed approximately 79 lane-miles of rehabilitation and maintenance!

Slurry Seal - Thin pavement surface mixture applied over a roadway to help preserve and protect the underlying pavement structure.
Cold Mill - The process of removing pavement to create a surface which is more receptive to bonding to the new surface treatment.
Asphalt Overlay - Rather than tearing up an old asphalt surface entirely, an asphalt overlay uses the existing layers as a base for the new asphalt pavement.
Asphalt Rubber Aggregate Membrane - A rubberized membrane comprised of both California scrap tire rubber and tires with a high natural rubber content.'

Street Improvement Projects

In addition to the work currently taking place. The adopted Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) has programmed $1,530,000 in combined Measure A and RMRA/SB1 funding yearly for the next two fiscal years with $1,050,000 programmed yearly from fiscal year 2022/23 through the end of the adopted CIP in 2024/25.

Pavement Management
The City of Beaumont owns and manages approximately 131.32 centerline miles or 281.91 lane miles. The overall network pavement condition index (PCI) for the City is 71.

A PCI rating index is a numerical value between 0 to 100; with 0 being a failed road and 100 being a brand new street. The PCI is calculated from representative sampling of streets for distress types, severity levels and quantity information. 

The 2019 to present Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) projects and private development have significantly impacted the baseline PCI. Subsequently, the current overall PCI is higher and a new survey is recommended in fiscal year 2023.


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:

FEATURED: On-Call Bus Driver
Are you a “people person” looking for part-time hours? Then hit the open road with Beaumont Transit! Our friendly bus drivers transport passengers throughout the Pass area and into the Redlands/San Bernardino area via local and commuter routes!

  • NEW Police Trainee - Closes Thursday, May 13
  • Lateral Police Officer - continuous
  • Reserve Police Officer - continuous
  • Police Cadet - continuous

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
MyCivic Utilities App
Paying your sewer bill is now even EASIER with the FREE MyCivic Utilities app. download from the App Store or log into your Beaumont sewer account to learn more!
Citywide Yard Sale
Event hosted by the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce
The Spring 2021 Citywide Yard Sale sponsored by the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for Friday, May 21 - Sunday, May 23! Registration is OPEN through Thursday, May 13 - The cost is $20 and includes a sign, permit, and inclusion on map and news release.

To register, please visit the Chamber Monday - Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm or call 951-845-9541 for details.
CHIEF'S CORNER | BIKE SAFETY
May is National Bike Month! For those of you who are hard-core cyclists or even for those who just cycle for fun, we would like to take a minute to talk about bike safety and how to keep yourself safe out on the road!

Some may not realize as a cyclist, you have the same rights and responsibilities as people behind the wheel of a vehicle. These responsibilities include cycling in the same direction as traffic, obeying traffic signals, stop signs, and other road markings, watching for pedestrians, and properly signaling to alert drivers to what direction you are traveling.

Before you head out:
  • Make sure your bike is appropriate for your size and skill level.
  • Check your bike’s equipment:
  • Make sure brakes are working properly.
  • Check your bike’s tires for punctures or flats.
  • Check any lights or other equipment to make sure they are functioning properly.
  • Never leave home without a bike helmet.
  • Wear clothes that are light or bright in color so you can be visible to others on the road.

Another safety tip to remember - Do not ride distracted. Texting on your phone, even listening to music, or wearing earbuds can be a distraction and can prevent you from being aware of your surroundings and threats from ahead of or behind you.

Following these tips will help to keep yourself and others on the road safe. We wish everyone a very safe and Happy National Bike Month!
 
Sean Thuilliez,
Chief of Police
PARKS AND RECREATION
Wildflower Park Display Case
On Thursday, April 22, Beaumont Mayor Mike Lara and Beaumont Unified School District unveiled a new display board at Wildflower Park that will feature artwork from students at Anna Hause Elementary School.

"I really love this idea and the opportunity our school kids have to show off their creativity! I’m really glad we are developing this wonderful partnership with BUSD and I’m looking forward to more display cases in more parks," stated Mayor Mike Lara.

"Our students and staff at Anna Hause Elementary School are extremely excited and privileged to have the City of Beaumont add a display board where we can spotlight student work at our local Wildflower Community Park," stated Principal Dr. Mari Saenz.
"We are so appreciative of the opportunity to be a part of this project and look forward to showcasing the talents and skills of our students each month."

The board, located near the playground of Wildflower Park in the Sundance Community, showcases student artwork and promotes the City’s new cultural programming campaign
Local Meal Programs
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
Advocates Warn Seniors and Caregivers About
Scams Around Vaccinations
Seniors and their caregivers should never give out financial information to callers, websites or emailers who insist the data is required to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination, Riverside County officials advised this week.

One-fifth of Riverside County’s 2.5 million residents are age 60 or older. They are frequent targets for fraudsters and phishing scams because they own assets, said Michaela Williams, who works in the county’s Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) as an advocate for financial fraud victims.

“The death or incapacity of a spouse, health challenges, diminished mental capacity, and social isolation also increases susceptibility to fraud and exploitation,” Williams added, urging anyone who thinks they’ve been the target of a scam to report it to the 24-hour Adult Protective Services (APS) hotline at (800) 491-7123.
Since the pandemic broke out more than a year ago, the Federal Trade Commission reports fraudsters have duped consumers nationwide out of hundreds of millions of dollars in COVID-19 related scams. APS receives an average of 300 reports per month of suspected financial fraud against older and dependent adults.

In Riverside County, one scam involves a caller asking the person to pay or provide financial information to schedule or reschedule an appointment. Another uses a phone number that appears to be a Riverside County line.
The Federal Trade Commission advises that a vaccine distribution site or health insurance company will not call, text, or email asking for your credit card or bank account number to sign up to receive the vaccine.
Customers who, on their own, contact the Department of Public Health to book a vaccination appointment at a county-run clinic will be asked to provide basic personal information and may be asked for their Social Security number.
Customers can turn to trusted sources such as the county Public Health Department or call centers at 2-1-1 and Office on Aging. Those sources may require the basic personal information to register for a COVID-19 vaccine.
To help prevent older and dependent adults from becoming victims of scams, Adult Services encourages community members to stay engaged with aging family members, neighbors and friends, and to reach out to seniors in isolation.

Riverside County Expands Vaccine Eligibility to 16 and Older
With the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in ample supply and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine back in the mix, now is the perfect time to get vaccinated. 

Health officials continue to urge those who wish to be vaccinated to make an appointment or simply walk into a vaccine clinic at a time and location that is most convenient. 
Not a Riverside County resident? That’s OK, too. 

The vaccination process is smooth and streamlined and takes just about 25-30 minutes from start to finish. 

Anyone 16+ is eligible to receive the vaccine. Those aged 16 or 17 who wish to be vaccinated must receive the Pfizer vaccine and be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 
Restaurant Revitalization Fund
The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.
 
The U.S. Small Business Administration opened applications on Monday, May 3, 2021, for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The online application will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted. 

CONTACT US

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

Phone: 951-769-8520

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Friday: 8 am - 12 pm
BEAUMONT | A CITY ELEVATED