THE MARYSVILLE MONTHLY - November 2018
TOP STORIES:
  • Council adopted Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget now available online!
  • City Offers Mutual Aid and Responds to "Camp Fire" - Fire & Police
  • Upcoming Workshop #2 - Parks & Open Space Master Plan
  • Upcoming Planning Commission Meeting on November 28
  • Linda Main Connection is up and running!
  • Marysville Christmas Parade - Application deadline extended to Wednesday, November 28
CITY MANAGER'S MESSAGE
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Adopted Fiscal Year
2018-19 Budget
The City Council's Fiscal Year 2018-19 Adopted Budget is now available online . There are also a limited number of hard copies available in the City's Finance Department.

New hire - Interim Finance Director
Earlier this month, the City Manager appointed Jennifer Styczynski, formerly the City's Senior Accountant, to be the Interim Finance Director. Jennifer has been the City's full-time Senior Accountant for nearly 18 months. Prior, she was a part-time Accountant in the City's Finance Department. She also co-owns the Bridge Coffee Company with her husband, which is moving from Yuba City to Marysville in early 2019. She also has her own tax preparation business. Jennifer holds an Associates Degree in Accounting.

Employee Appreciation Lunch
The City Manager's Office and City Department Heads hosted their First Annual Employee Appreciation Luncheon for all City employees. More than 50 employees attended and enjoyed a meal cooked by the Department Heads. With great raffle prizes, it turned out to be a great team building lunch and show of appreciation for how hard all of our employees work on a daily basis.



Honoring Veterans
Marysville City Council honored Marysville and Yuba County Veterans for their dedicated service at the November 6 City Council meeting.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & SERVICES
Workshop #2:
Parks & Open Space Master Plan
CD&S Department announces its second and final workshop regarding the Parks & Open Space Master Plan on Thursday, November 29 at 6:00 PM in City Council Chambers at 526 C Street. Should you have any questions, please contact Ellen Culver at 530-749-3902.

New Hire - Assistant Director of Community Development & Services
The CD&S Department hires Steve Prosser, Assistant Director of Community Development & Services, to assist the City with Economic Development efforts and complex city planning projects. Most recently, Steve comes from the City of Lincoln where he was the Planning Manager. Prior to that, he worked in the planning field for Sacramento County and the City of Campbell in the Bay Area. Steve holds a Master of Arts degree in Urban and Regional Planning from San Jose State University.

Linda Sewer Connection - Up and Running!
The City's contractor has completed work on the pipeline connection with limited flows being released to the new treatment plant facility (in Linda). Staff will monitor flows for the next 30 days with the expectation that all Marysville effluent will be released to the Linda wastewater treatment plant by mid-December.

Upcoming Planning Commission Meeting
The Planning Commission will consider the following two public hearings at its November 28 meeting:
  • Consider an amendment to the zoning ordinance permitting cannabis laboratory and testing in the General Commercial (C-3) zoning district. If recommended for approval, the City Council will consider the matter at its December 18 meeting; and
  • Consider a use permit to allow Recology to continue operating at its current facility located a at 3001 North Levee Road.

Getting in the Holiday Spirit
Public Services staff is in the process of completing its holiday tasks. Most recently, lights have been installed at the city monuments and festive banners and bows have been placed on downtown street lights. In the coming week, the crew will begin decorating the holiday tree located on D Street for the tree lighting ceremony and Christmas Parade on December 1st.
CD&S Department Activity, October, 2018
CD&S Activity: In the month of October, the Community Development & Services Department processed 91 building permits, conducted 75 building inspections, initiated 13 code enforcement investigations, received 11 and completed 14 public service requests, and executed 11 transportation or encroachment permits.
FINANCE
New Auditors
The City recently hired a new Auditor. The City's prior Auditor had been retained for seven years. Under California State guidelines, it is recommended that a City change Auditors every five years.

After a rigorous ranking and interview process, the City selected Richardson & Company. They are headquartered in Sacramento, CA and have provided auditing services for other public agencies, including the City of Chico and Yuba-Sutter Transit.
Presentation - City's new Recology Agreement
The City of Marysville has entered into a new 10 year agreement with Recology Yuba-Sutter for solid waste, recycling and street sweeping services. The new agreement has many advantages for residents, including a much reduced cost for the 64 and 96 gallon containers. Recology Yuba-Sutter is encouraging residents to recycle and keep their recycling clean by reducing these rates substantially. The presentation will be held on Wednesday November 14 starting at 6 p.m. in the Marysville City Hall Council Chambers at 526 C St. in Marysville.
Partnering with Wide Awake Geek
The City of Marysville recently partnered with Wide-Awake Geek ( www.wideawakegeek.com ), a co-working zone for innovators and entrepreneurs. As its name suggests, Wide-Awake Geek encourages and supports start-up businesses with cutting-edge technology and great coffee! The City of Marysville is pleased to partner with this original concept business. The City will also partner with Wide-Awake on community outreach and grant opportunities.
Finance Deparment Activity, October 2018
Finance Activity: During the month of October, the department processed 425 accounts payable and receivable, 42 animal licenses, 39 business licenses, and 69 sewer payments were processed. In addition, 390 cash receipts were generated.
FIRE
Fire Station Remodel
Progress in construction has been increasing this month. Completed plumbing and concrete work has allowed the contractor to start wall framing and kitchen ceiling construction. Final completion of the remodel is scheduled for the end of April, 2019. Department staff are thrilled to observe progress and look forward to moving back into the station in the spring.
Fire Prevention
The Fire Prevention Specialist/Engineer recruitment has closed and preparation is underway to begin testing. We look forward to filling the position and hiring a full time Fire Inspector to be available to the community. This position will primarily focus on fire prevention activities, but will also be available to respond to emergency calls, public education, community service and vegetation management.
Grants
Assistance to Firefighter (AFG) Grant applications were completed and submitted. Only three of the four grants were submitted due to limits placed by the grant program. The successful grants submitted were for radios, a fire engine, and self-contained breathing apparatus. The total grant request exceeded $1 million.
Public Education
Fire Department members participated in several events for Fire Prevention Month. In total we provided educational materials to over 100 school children ranging from pre-school to 4th grade. We participated in the fall festival attended by over 700 community members and students.
Fire Department Activity, October/November 2018
Fire Activity: In October, the MFD received 250 calls for service including 27 concurrent calls. Crews responded to several major injury accidents including a fatality on Highway 70. A 50 acre fire in the D10 area was extinguished with mutual aid assistance from Linda, Yuba City, and Loma Rica. Crews also handled a three-acre fire in Thorntree on a strong north wind day.

"Camp Fire": Butte County Mutual Aid
 In addition, Fire Chief Karlen was part of CalFire's Incident Management Team and Command Center for the first five days of 'Camp Fire' in Butte County. The City is proud to be able to offer support and the Chief's expertise to this tremendous firefighting and evacuation effort.
POLICE
EVENTS

Marysville Christmas Parade
The Annual Marysville Christmas Parade will be held on December 1, 2018 at 5 p.m.. The theme for this year's parade is: "It's a Superhero Christmas!" Applications are available at the Police Department. Kelly Mincer, Support Services Manager, is the contact for applications and information. She can be contacted at kmincer@marysvillepd.org or (530)749-3964.

**THE PARADE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2018 AT 5:00 PM. **
Scarysville
Department personnel participated in the Annual Scarysville Halloween downtown event. Many children interacted with Police Officers while receiving loads of candy.
St. Joseph's Church Fall Festival
Personnel from MPD were on hand at the St. Joseph's fall festival handing out educational information, giving a K9 presentation, and interacting with the youth.

Kynoch School Fall Festival
Personnel participated in the Kynoch School Fall Festival event with the City K9 on hand to interact with children attending the event.

New Hires - Two Lieutenants and One Dispatcher
The Police Department recently promoted two internal candidates to Lieutenant and hired one new Dispatcher.

Adam Barber is an 11 year law enforcement veteran with the Marysville Police Department. He also served in the United States Air Force during the September 11 th terrorists attacks. Adam has written several grants and managed numerous projects within the Department. Adam’s leadership and attention to detail will be a great asset to the leadership team. Adam has been assigned as the Administrative Lieutenant responsible for managing grants, cannabis compliance, internal affairs, and training.  

Manny Cardoza is a 20 year law enforcement veteran. Manny began his career with the Placerville Police Department and then transferred to the West Sacramento Police Department. Manny finally landed in Marysville in 2017. He brings not only vast law enforcement experience to the team, but civilian life experience as well (e.g., small business owner) which will benefit the younger officers in the Department. Manny has been assigned as the Operations Lieutenant responsible for managing patrol operations, detectives, SWAT, and the Community Policing /Community Partnership Programs.

The Public Safety Dispatch Center also hired a full time dispatcher and currently has one dispatcher undergoing a background check. These positions will offer additional dispatch coverage.
Police Activity: In the month of October, more than 1750 calls for service were received, nearly 535 officer initiated responses were undertaken, 761 reports were prepared and processed, and over 100 arrests were made. In Dispatch, over 1200 911-calls were received, over 4600 non-emergency calls were processed and 543 face-to-face intercom interactions in PD occurred.

"Camp Fire": Butte County Mutual Aid
On November 8, 2018, the devastating 'Camp Fire' broke out in Paradise, CA, Butte County. Marysville Police Department (MPD) immediately responded to a mutual aid request to assist with life safety and evacuations. MPD sent (4) four teams of two personnel each to the fires. On November 9, 2018, the Department received another immediate request and MPD dispatched an additional (4) four teams to assist the many other personnel already on the scene with life safety functions. Each team spent an average of 12 hours per shift assisting with these efforts. We are proud of our police officers and their willingness to offer their life saving support and service to tackle this devastating fire and tragedy.