• Marysville hires new Finance Director
  • Another successful National Night Out
  • MPD's Animal Control hosts another vaccination clinic on August 19
  • MPD partners with Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health to address homelessness
  • MFD continues to support strike teams to fight Statewide fires
City of Marysville hires new Finance Director
The City Manager's Office is pleased to announce its latest Department Head hire. After a 16 month vacancy and Statewide search, the City Manager appoints Joyce Starosciak as the City's new Finance Director.

Joyce comes to the City with a breadth and depth of experience. For the past five years, she has been the Administrative Services and IT Manager for the Sacramento Regional Fire/EMS Communications Center (SRFECC) responsible for budgeting, accounting, payroll and SRFECC's general finances, as well as managing its IT services.

Prior to joining SRFECC, Joyce also worked as an analyst for the City of Roseville. Until 2012, she owned her own IT/computer company in the Bay Area while also serving as a two-term San Leandro Councilmember. Joyce holds a BS and MS in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College and Georgia Institute of Technology, respectively.
National Night Out - Another Successful Year!
Marysville City Council, City Manager, and Police and Fire Departments visited six National Night Out block parties this year providing an opportunity to build community partnerships, and remind everyone that public safety is a team, city-neighborhood effort. In addition, Sparky, the fire dog, visited with children and both firefighters and police officers shared public safety messages with neighbors. It was a great opportunity for cross-department collaboration and meeting the community.  
Animal Control
MPD will host a vaccination clinic on August 19, 2018 in the City Hall parking lot . City of Marysville residents will receive low cost vaccinations and microchipping. Refer to Marysville Animal Care Services' Facebook page for details. 

Marysville PD's Animal Control also began the Trap/Neuter/Release (TNR) program and 15 cats were trapped and released through this program.
Homeless Outreach Program
Marysville Police Department is partnering with Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health to pilot a homeless outreach program to assist the homeless population in the City of Marysville with finding the services they need. The goal of this program is to provide consistent information about the services that are available and provide continual outreach. The Appeal Democrat published a news article on August 9, 2018 highlighting the new program .
Community Service Officer
Marysville Police Department leased a new Ford Explorer to be assigned to their Community Services Officer assigned to parking enforcement. The Department is responsible for parking violations along with complaints of abandon vehicles on public property. In the past two months, 52 vehicle notices were sent out for 72hr parking violations and 49 vehicles were towed and stored.
Badges and Basketball: MPD held its final event for the summer. There was a great turn out and they look forward to the next season.

Youth Day: Marysville Police participated in a youth day at the Allen Scott Youth Center. Officers interacted with the youth had a patrol unit on display for them to see all the equipment.

93Q Spotlights MPD : Officer LeMire participated in a morning talk show earlier this month on 93Q. Moving forward, MPD will continue to be a guest on 93Q's morning talk show updating the community on upcoming events and sharing local public safety news.
MPD announces new hire
MPD welcomes Jeffrey Jackson as a new Patrol Officer filling a formerly vacant position in the department.
Police Department Activity, July 2018
Police Officer Activity: In the month of July, Officers received more than 2,000 calls, made over 100 arrests and prepared or processed more than 500 written reports.
Dispatcher Activity: Dispatch received more than 1300 911 calls, more than 5,000 other calls and over 400 in-person visits at the intercom during the month of July.
Records Activity: Nearly 180 warrant, citation and court order entries were completed, and records for 41 stored vehicles were logged during the month of July.
Strike Team Deployment
Fire season continues to escalate with multiple large fires burning across California. Marysville is providing support for fire suppression efforts and is currently on the Mendocino Complex near Ukiah CA. Crews are approaching their 14 day commitment and will be returning home soon. This allows for crews to reset and equipment to be regularly maintained. Marysville will likely receive more calls for assistance before the 'fire season' is over.
Firehouse Rehabilitation 
Demolition is under way once again at the fire station. Crews are removing plumbing and construction materials from the building in order to prepare for new construction. Demolition should be complete within the next few weeks and then reconstruction can begin.
Fire Prevention
The recruitment for the Fire Inspector position has closed. In reviewing the applications, the Fire Department will look for applicants with diverse skills and background to fill this critical prevention-oriented position while assisting the Department to meet its increasing emergency service demands.

Concurrently, the MFD is addressing weed abatement complaints, as well as proactively contacting property owners to abate weeds of their vacant lots. These sites constitute a serious fire hazard and abatement goes a long way to reducing the potential for a devastating fire that can reduce multiple buildings to ash in a matter of minutes.  Please notify MFD should you observe any vacant lots with tall grass or weeds.
Calls for Service
Firefighters have been busy this month responding to a variety of calls for service, including vehicle fires, vehicle accidents and a fire at Recology. The City of Marysville averages 10-12 calls for service per day with some days being as high as 18 calls.
Fire Department Activity, July 2018
MFD Activity: In the month of July, MFD responded to eight calls regarding structure fires, four vehicle fires, 18 grass/weed fires, two debris fires, 210 rescue/EMS calls, three HazMat calls and 59 "all other calls."
Linda Main Connection/Sewage Connection
Over the past three to four months, the CD&S Department has been very focused on completing the City's long awaited $15 million infrastructure improvement project to connect Marysville's wastewater treatment plant to the Linda County Water District's (LCWD) facility.

The City is under a State mandate to complete the connection by December 2018 and the Army Corps of Engineers' construction permit for the project requires completing any construction at the confluence of the Yuba-Feather Rivers by October 15. There are many moving parts to this project that require coordinating with multiple jurisdictions and contractors to complete the project and guarantee on-time delivery. For the next few months in particular, this project will be the Department's primary focus.
Cannabis Dispensary License
Applications for the City's second and only remaining dispensary license are due on Monday, August 20 by 4:00 pm.
CD&S Department Activity, July 2018
CD&S Activity: In the month of July, the Community Development & Services Department processed 53 building permits, conducted 30 building inspections, initiated 13 code enforcement investigations, received and completed a total of seven public service requests, and executed six transportation or encroachment permits.
2018-2019 Budget
As has already been publicized, the 2018-2019 budget has been delayed a few months. As a result, the new budget will be presented to Council on September 4 and should be approved no later than September 18.

2016-2017 Audit
The 16-17 Audit is on schedule to be presented to the Council by September 18. Once complete, City staff will begin closing the 2017-2018 books and starting its audit.
Finance Department Activity, July 2018
Finance Activity: During the month of July, more than 340 accounts payable/receivable were processed, 35 dog licenses were processed, nearly 160 business licenses were processed, over 450 cash receipts were generated, and more than 70 sewer payments were received and processed.