Athens Services and the City of Sierra Madre host the first annual Compost Giveaway event on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event is from 9:00am-12:00pm at Sierra Vista Park, located at 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. All Sierra Madre residents are eligible to participate and no advanced reservation is necessary.
The City of Sierra Madre Huck Finn Fishing Derby was held this past Saturday, April 6, 2013. This year 215 youth ages 3-15 participated in the Huck Finn Fishing Derby with many parents, family and friends in attendance as well. The fishing was fantastic this year as most young anglers caught at least one trout and many caught their limit of three! Awards were given in the following four age categories, as well as the Largest Overall fish and Smallest Overall fish. Age category winners were based on the total weight of a maximum three fish.
The Volunteer Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee is seeking nominations for the 2013 4th of July Parade Grand Marshal. The Parade will be held as always the morning of July 4th.
PLEASE NOTE: At the April 9, 2013, City Council meeting the Council voted to extend the Second Unity Amnesty Program to July 15, 2013. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page for application and program information.
Sierra Madre is initiating a Second Unit Amnesty Program for a six month period, from October 15, 2012 to April 15, 2013. The City recognizes there are a number of second units in the community built without permits; these can be counted towards meeting the State-mandated regional housing needs allocation (the state requires the City have a certain number of affordable housing unit available to residents). Second Unit Amnesty Program offers incentives to property owners registering existing, non-permitted second units demonstrating safe and habitable conditions. Incentives for the property owner include a full waiver of the building application fee, a 50% break on building permit and planning fees if necessary, and relaxation of zoning standards.
Richard and Jeff Ward of E Waldo Ward & Son can be seen sharing their favorite books on posters around Sierra Madre. The posters, part of the Sierra Madre Public Library’s Read campaign, convey the simple but important message: READ.