City of Signal Hill E-Newsletter | Issue 14, August 2019
Children enjoying a special storytime at the Grand Opening of the Signal Hill Public Library, August 10
Hello Neighbor! Welcome to the City of Signal Hill's monthly e-newsletter. Keep reading to learn about upcoming events at the new Library, volunteer opportunities, Hounds on the Hill and more! If there is something you would like to see in a future edition, we'd love to hear from you. Happy reading!
Upcoming Events 

Friday, August 23: Miss Tracey's Ballyhoo Story Show, 10:00 a.m. @ SH Library
Saturday, August 24: Anyhaus Theatre, 2:00 p.m. @ SH Library
Tuesday, August 27: City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m. @ City Hall
Wednesday, August 28 : First Day of School, Long Beach USD
Friday, August 30: Bluesman Yusef Blues, 6:00 p.m. @ SH Library
Monday, September 2: Labor Day, City Hall Closed
Tuesday, September 10: City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m. @ City Hall
Saturday, September 21: Hounds on the Hill @ Signal Hill Park

The Signal Hill Public Library is Now Open!
The NEW Signal Hill Public Library is now open! Thank you to all who joined us for the historic Grand Opening Event on August 10. For pictures from the Grand Opening, check out the Library's Facebook page ! We are very proud of our new Public Library that will serve the community for many years to come. The new Library's address is 1800 E. Hill Street, Signal Hill, CA 90755. Library hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., closed on Sundays and Holidays. For more information, contact the Library at 562-989-7323.

*Please note that the Community Services Department offices are now located at the new Public Library. Their office hours and phone number have not changed: Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Phone: 562-989-7330.
City Manager Charlie Honeycutt Announces His Retirement
After a 32-year career with the City of Signal Hill, City Manager Charlie Honeycutt has announced his retirement. We are grateful for his extraordinary leadership and his unwavering dedication to making Signal Hill a great place to live, work and play. 

Charlie joined the City's Public Works Department back in 1987. He has spent his entire career with the City of Signal Hill, previously serving as Public Works Director and Deputy City Manager.

Charlie's last day with the City is Friday, November 1, 2019. We wish him all the best as he embarks on this next chapter.
Upcoming Events at the NEW Signal Hill Public Library
Miss Tracey's Ballyhoo Story Show takes you on a wild storytelling journey for kids ages 3 - 5. Her original sketched-out stories are brought to life with toys and props! Her visit is on Friday, August 23 at 10:00 a.m. Registration is required, please call 562-989-7323 or visit the Library. (Online registration not available for this event.)
Anyhaus Theatre will present a comedy of Aria Da Capo, written by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Join us on Saturday, August 24 at 2:00 p.m. This is a free event, for ages 18 and up. Registration is required, please call 562-989-7323 or register online.
Free Concert: Bluesman Yusef Blues will perform at the new Library! You'll dance, sing and learn about the blues on Friday, August 30 at 6:00 p.m. All ages welcome. Registration is required, please call 562-989-7323 or register online.
Homework Help at the Signal Hill Public Library
Looking for some homework help, or a quiet place to work? The Signal Hill Public Library offers a collection of homework support and computer-based learning opportunities to enrich student study skills. Homework help is free for students K-8 and is provided by Library Volunteers. Homework Help Hours are Monday - Friday, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. More Information
Bring Your Furry Friends to Hounds on the Hill
Signal Hill Park goes to the dogs for Hounds on the Hill! This free event celebrating our pets is on Saturday, September 21, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Avenue. Leashed pets are welcome, plus there will be dog licensing, an adoption trailer, a dog look-alike contest, dog training presentations, crafts, pet-friendly vendors, and more! Please keep your pet on a leash at all times in the park. For more information, please call 562-989-7330.
Concerts in the Park: It's a Wrap!
We wrapped up Concerts in the Park this week, and we couldn't be happier with the 2019 season. Thanks to everyone who came out to Signal Hill Park for six great weeks of live music, food, fun and dancing. This event is not possible without the support of the Signal Hill Community Foundation and our many generous sponsors. We've posted photos and some videos from this year's Concerts - check them out on the Community Services Department's Facebook page! See you at the park in 2020!

Congratulations to the VOICE of Signal Hill Winner Emma LaFleur! Emma will be a sophomore at Millikan High School this fall. She receives $500 courtesy of the Signal Hill Community Foundation and $150 to the Pantages Theater thanks to Free to Be Me Performing Arts Academy. The Voice of Signal Hill is an annual singing competition for local high school and middle school students, held during Concerts in the Park.
Come Work for the City of Signal Hill!
We're seeking more smiling faces! Come work with us at the City of Signal Hill. We currently have several positions in various departments available. To see all vacancies and to apply, visit our website at www.cityofsignalhill.org and click the "Jobs" button on the left side of the page.
Have You Joined the Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce?
The Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce recently stopped by a City Council meeting to share all that the Chamber has to offer. If you're a small business owner or a local professional, have you considered membership? Chamber members enjoy networking, events, continuing educational opportunities, marketing exposure, and much more. The Chamber is also a major contributor to quality of life in Signal Hill, supporting community projects and local events. To learn more about becoming a member, visit signalhillchamber.org, call 888-687-1718 or email president@signalhillchamber.org.
Local Award Winners: Sustainability and Kickin' Grass Awards
The City recently awarded a Sustainability Award to HARBRO Emergency Services and Restoration, for the installation of two solar carports at HARBRO's facility located at 2750 Signal Parkway. Congratulations!
Drought-tolerant landscaping is a great way to save water and lower your utility bill. The Kickin' Grass Award is given to residents who have updated their landscaping to use less water. Nenad Pasic and Guadalupe Perez are recent recipients of a Kickin' Grass Award for their front yard improvements (pictured). Congratulations!
Urban Wildlife in Southern California: Coyotes
Urban wildlife is an important topic here in Southern California. At a recent City Council meeting, Staycee Dains of the City of Long Beach Animal Care Services stressed that residents should not provide any resources for coyotes, whether its food, water, or shelter. Never leave pet food outside, and check outside your home for leaky pipes/hoses. For more tips on how to keep coyotes away, watch Staycee's entire presentation . (Below the video player, scroll through the meeting index and click on her presentation to go straight to it.)
Question of the Month: How can I volunteer with the City?

The City of Signal Hill has multiple volunteer opportunities for individuals of all ages and interest levels. The Community Services Department relies on volunteers to support the Library, and for special events such as Concerts in the Park, Hounds on the Hill, Spring Fest, and more. The Signal Hill Police Department's Volunteer Program offers a unique opportunity to learn about and participate in the Police Department's operations and the justice system. We also work with multiple Signal Hill non-profit organizations that need volunteers to help them serve the community. For more information, visit our website.
Signal Hill City Hall
2175 Cherry Avenue
Signal Hill, CA 90755
Hours
Mon.-Thurs.: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
562-989-7300
Signal Hill City Council
Mayor:
Lori Y. Woods

Vice Mayor:
Robert D. Copeland

Council Members:
Tina L. Hansen
Keir Jones
Edward H.J. Wilson