City of Signal Hill E-Newsletter | Issue 19, January 2020
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Hello Neighbor! Welcome to the first City E-Newsletter of 2020. Keep reading to learn about new programs at the Library, free bulky item pickup, and more!
Upcoming Events 

Monday, January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, City Hall Closed
Wednesday, January 22: Signal Hill/Greater LA Homeless Count, 8:00 p.m. @ City Hall
Tuesday, January 28: Last Tuesday of the Month Film Series, 5:30 p.m. @ SH Library
Tuesday, January 28: City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m. @ City Hall
Friday, January 31: Bolt Up for Books, 3:00 p.m. @ SH Library
Friday, January 31: Super Book TaleGate Adventure, 6:00 p.m. @ SH Library
Monday, February 10: Astronomy Night, 6:30 p.m. @ SH Library
Tuesday, February 11: City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m. @ City Hall
Monday, February 17: Presidents' Day, City Hall Closed

New Programs at the Signal Hill Public Library
We're excited to announce brand-new programs for all ages at the Signal Hill Public Library! Enjoy free yoga classes weekly and monthly, through May. Adult Programs include a knitting/crocheting club, a monthly book club, and more. Our new Children's Programs include weekly Theatre Workshops, a 3D printing club, and a monthly film series for all ages. For a full list of upcoming programs and special events, visit us online and click the program links on the left side of the page. Please note that pre-registration may be required for some events.
Join us for Bolt Up for Books: A Big Game Event for Kids
The Signal Hill Public Library presents Bolt Up For Books: A Big Game Event for Kids. This free event is on Friday, January 31, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., for ages 5 - 13. Kids will enjoy literary and football themed activities, a free book bag, food and drinks, crafts, and one free children’s book per family. You'll also enjoy a special Author Talk with best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe. Space is limited, and registration is required. Please call the Library at 562-989-7323 to register.  Event Flyer (PDF) This event is sponsored by the Los Angeles Chargers, Adventures by the Book, and the Signal Hill Community Foundation. 
Meet Your Favorite Authors at the Super Book TaleGate Adventure
Meet several best-selling authors at one great event! Join us at the Signal Hill Public Library on Friday, January 31, at 6:00 p.m. for the Super Book TaleGate Adventure with  Adventures by the Book , in partnership with the Signal Hill Community Foundation. Schmooze over beverages and bites with your favorite authors including Cassandra King Conroy, Fiona Davis, Kristin Harmel, Kristy Woodson Harvey, Kristina McMorris, Mary Alice Monroe, Jan Moran, Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and others! This event requires paid admission and is for adults. Learn more on our website.
Astronomy Night at the Library is Monday, February 10
Astronomy Night is back! Join us at the Library Terrace on Monday, February 10 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Astronomers will be on hand to give you an up-close, educational experience with the night sky. Registration is required. Please call 562-989-7323 to register for this exciting event.
Take Advantage of EDCO's Free Bulky Item Pickup
If you have large items to dispose of, EDCO will haul them away for FREE! Mattresses, old furniture, used appliances, and other bulky items should never be dumped outside. Signal Hill residents receive two free bulky item pickups per year, up to four items per pickup. Call EDCO at 562-597-0608 to schedule your free pickup. Please visit our website for more information on bulky item pickup.
Participation in the Census is Safe and Private for All
We encourage you to complete the U.S. Census when it is mailed out in March. All people living in the United States should fill out the Census, regardless of citizenship or immigration status. Completing the Census is safe for everyone. The law requires the federal government to keep your responses confidential and private. A complete Census count is important for all of us, as it determines how federal money will impact Los Angeles County residents just like you. This funding is crucial for projects like schools, roads, hospitals, child care centers, and senior centers.  Learn more about the U.S. Census.
Sandbags Available In Case of Rain
In the event of heavy rain, Signal Hill residents can pick up free sandbags from the City Yard, located at 2175 28th Street. The City Yard is open Monday -Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Please bring proof of residency, supply is limited to ten bags per household. In the event of severe weather, Public Works may also distribute sandbags at secondary locations. Please call 562-989-7250 to inquire.
Subsidized Transportation Programs Available for Qualifying Residents
The Signal Hill subsidized transportation program is available by application to Signal Hill residents who are over the age of 62, or who are 18 years and older and have a disability. Programs allow a reduced fare monthly bus pass for Long Beach Transit buses or Dial-A-Taxi voucher books allowing subsidized use of the Yellow Cab service. Signal Hill residents may also be eligible for Dial-A-Lift services, which are certified through Long Beach Transit.   Learn more on our website.
Public Works Receives Two Project of the Year Awards
Congratulations to the Public Works Department for receiving two Project of the Year Building Excellence Shaping Tomorrow (B.E.S.T.) Awards from the American Public Works Association, Southern California Chapter. The City of Signal Hill received the awards for the Los Cerritos Channel project and the Signal Hill Public Library project.
Water Rates Take Effect in March
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Reminder: The City’s new 2020 water rates will go into effect on March, and will appear on your water bill starting in April. You can view the Water Rates Study online and/or at City Hall. 
View Availability of City Facilities Online
Did you know you can go online to view the availability of City amenities such as park shelters and community rooms? Our convenient online portal makes event planning easier. You can view available facilities and their available dates/times. You can also review the City's policies and requirements for each facility. To formally reserve your desired facility, you will still need to submit an application in-person to the Community Services Department with payment. We've posted additional information regarding facility rentals on our website.
Question of the Month: How can I attend or watch a City Council Meeting?

The City of Signal Hill encourages citizen interest in City Council meetings. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. In addition, meetings are streamed live on our website and are televised at 7:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. daily on Spectrum Channel 3, and Frontier FiOS Channel 38. The agenda is posted 72 hours prior to each meeting on the City's website and outside of City Hall and available at each meeting. The agenda and related reports are also available for review online and at the City Clerk's office and the Signal Hill Community Center on the Friday afternoon prior to the Council meeting.
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