Weekly Digest

October 8, 2018 - This week's stories

 
 • Sharon Park pond cleaning underway
 Demolition of remaining Willow Road bridge
 • Nominate your local hero by Friday, October 19
 • Community Funding Grants available
 • Get up to $3,000 to retrofit your home for earthquakes
 • City communications survey seeks your input

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October 9 to October 15
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Sharon Park pond cleaning underway

The City is cleaning the pond at Sharon Park. In late September, the pond was drained and fish were carefully transported to the pond at City Hall. After the debris is dried and removed, the pond will be refilled and the fish will be returned. In mid-October, staff will begin cleaning the pond at City Hall. To maintain water and habitat for wildlife, the pond will be cleaned in two stages. The upper section of the pond will be cleaned first, followed by the lower section. This method provides water for wildlife during all stages of the cleaning. No chemicals will be used to clean the...Click to continue

Sharon Park pond cleaning underway

Demolition of remaining Willow Road bridge

The remaining portions of Willow Road bridge at U.S. 101 will start being demolished Monday, October 5, at 9 p.m. and the freeway will be closed overnight. Caltrans must perform the work at nighttime because demolition of the bridge deck, columns and abutments cannot safely be performed while U.S. 101 is open. High traffic volumes preclude full closures of the freeway during the day. The demolition is expected to be noisy, but the construction team has made changes to the demolition process to help reduce nighttime noise and perform some of the activities during the day. The demolition work is....Click to continue

Demolition of remaining Willow Road bridge

Nominate your local hero by Friday, October 19

Do you know someone who has an inspiring story to tell?
Has overcome hardship? Has contributed over and above to the community and would be thoughtful and compelling in a television interview? If so, it is time to recognize your Local Hero! The Midpen Media Center is hosting the 13th annual Local Hero Awards. They are looking for nominees who have had unusual, memorable or inspiring life experiences - in short, those with great stories to share with the community. Consider this your opportunity to honor someone you admire and respect and also to contribute a...Click to continue

Nominate your local hero by Friday, October 19

Community Funding Grants available

The City of Menlo Park invites organizations to submit proposals for the FY2018-19 Community Funding Grant Program. The purpose is to provide financial support to local nonprofit agencies whose programs respond to the human service needs of Menlo Park residents. This funding intent is to subsidize the recipient agency, not be the sole support of any organization. All recipients of financial assistance grants enter into a contractual agreement with the City detailing the specific objectives the grant funds will...Click to continue

Community Funding Grants available

Get up to $3,000 to retrofit your home for earthquakes

Sign up quickly for a chance at a $3,000 rebate for seismic upgrades to your home's foundation to lessen the potential of damage from earthquakes. Property owners must register online or by calling 877-232-4300 between October 9 and November 13, 2018. The program is open to owner-occupied single-family residences and small multifamily buildings (1-4 units) in Menlo Park and other eligible zip codes. Qualifying applicants will be entered into...Click to continue

Get up to $3,000 to retrofit your home for earthquakes

City communications survey seeks your input

The City of Menlo Park is conducting a survey to find out what residents think about the city’s messaging and communications efforts. As part of the City Council Work Plan, city staff is developing an updated communication plan and seeks your feedback via a quick 10-minute online survey at menlopark.org/communicationsurvey. Questions cover topics such as: information sources/outlets, top community issues, volume and frequency of communications, types of...Click to continue

City communications survey seeks feedback from residents

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