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PRD Seeks Community Input on ProgrammingThrough Mar. 31st.

The Piedmont Recreation Department (PRD) is seeking broad-based community input on current and future programming. The PRD is seeking feedback from ALL community members, regardless of whether you currently participate in PRD activities.

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Moraga Avenue Sewer ConstructionBegins February 17th

Beginning on February 17th and continuing for approximately four weeks, the City of Piedmont will be performing emergency work to replace sanitary sewer pipes on Moraga Ave. between the intersection of Monte Avenue and the eastern City Limits. The work is planned to take place on weekdays between 8:00AM and 4:00PM. Due to the logistics of working in a busy street, traffic control measures, including restricting traffic to a single lane, will be necessary. Because of this, there will be traffic delays and disruptions on Moraga Ave. during this work. Your awareness, cooperation, and patience is appreciated.

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Late Pickup Restored at Highland Way Mailboxes

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has restored the 5:00 PM weekday pickup at the mailboxes at the corner of Highland Avenue and Highland Way. This restoration of services culminates almost a year’s worth of work by the City of Piedmont to have this evening pickup restored.

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EBMUD Requests 10% Water Conservation

The East Bay Municipal Utility Distrist (EBMUD) is currently requesting ten percent voluntary conservation from customers due to the California drought. The state of California is considering emergency water conservation regulations that may affect all California residents as soon as August 1, 2014. Go to the EBMUD website for latest news on the drought including current EBMUD restrictions on water use and access to EBMUD conservation services through the WaterSmart Center, or to order free home water survey kits and free drought-related materials for businesses.

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Paratransit Advisory Committee Seeks a Piedmont Member

The Alameda County Transportation Commission is seeking a Piedmont volunteer to serve on the Paratransit Advisory Planning Committee (PAPCO). Interested residents must be a consumer of public transportation services available in the county for seniors and persons with disabilities.

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Street Sweeping Schedule Available

The Public Works Department has begun its annual street sweeping program.  To download a copy of the schedule click here.   Please note that there is no scheduled sweeping on Wednesdays.  These days will be used for equipment maintenance and spot clean-up.

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CodeRED Emergency Notifications

The Piedmont Police and Fire Departments are now offering Emergency Notifications through a system called CodeRED. This system utilizes telephone, email, text messages, and/or a mobile app to notify residents of emergencies and other public safety related news. Click Here to register for the new system.

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Undergrounding Law Suit

The City of Piedmont’s case against Robert Gray & Associates and Harris & Associates, Inc. currently is in the pre-trial phase of litigation known as “discovery.” The parties have been exchanging written information and documents, and have completed multiple key depositions. Attorneys representing the City expect to complete all necessary depositions and written discovery in the next few months. The Court has ordered the parties to engage in settlement discussions, and a mediation likely will be scheduled this summer. While the Court has not yet set a trial date, attorneys for the City anticipate that the trial date ultimately will be in Spring 2015.

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