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Public Works Department Maintaining a First Rate Infrastructure System!

Eastvale City Manager Michele Nissen

Eastvale City Manager Michele Nissen

By Michele Nissen, City Manager

At the 5th Annual State of the City in April, the City’s Department heads gave brief and informative updates about their departments. Over the next few months, I will continue to give you additional details about these departments and their day to day operations.

The Public Works Department is responsible for constructing and maintaining the City’s infrastructure, which includes 1,178 miles of streets, sidewalks, 44 traffic signals, storm drains less than 36” in size, all traffic signs, and one bridge. Public Works ensures that our streets are safe and clean, traffic signals operate efficiently, the staff responds to citizen concerns in the public right-of-way, as well as provide quality and responsive private development plan review.

The City of Eastvale utilizes the services of the County of Riverside for routine street maintenance, traffic signal maintenance, and traffic sign repair and replacement.  County staff provides fast response times and quality work.

The City’s public works staff is responsible for implementing capital improvement programs to maintain and expand the City’s infrastructure as needed.  Maintaining 1,178 miles of roadway is no small challenge.  The City has developed a pavement management plan and 5 year capital improvement program to systematically maintain all City infrastructure. Concluding in the next few years, it is estimated that the City will spend over $4.6 million dollars on improvements to City facilities.  City infrastructure is maintained through specific funding sources such as Measure A and Gas Tax funds and is not funded through the General Fund.

We encourage residents to file complaints or service requests related to roadways, sidewalks, or traffic signals via the City’s E-Citizen App. For additional information about the app, please visit www. bit.ly.com/ECitizen.

The Building Division is responsible for enforcing local state and federal laws enacted to safeguard public safety, health and the general welfare through the California Building Code.  The Division is responsible for reviewing documents, issuing permits and enforcement of the Building Codes.  Every building in the City of Eastvale is inspected by City building inspectors.  These inspections ensure that the structures are safe and meet all applicable codes.  In addition, for homeowner improvements such as patio covers, pools, remodels and other improvements to property may require a permit.  To find out before you construct, call City Hall to determine whether a permit is required.

Should you have any questions or comments, City Hall may be reached at (951) 361-0900. City Hall office hours are Monday-Thursday from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, closed every Friday.  City Hall encourages all residents and visitors to register for e-notification on the City’s website: www.EastvaleCA.gov.

Fifty Years Faithful

By Pastor Rob Norrisrob-norris-BW-2x2

“For love is as strong as death.” – Song of Solomon 8:6

Only 10 months into their marriage, during an otherwise calm Sunday drive to church one July morning, a young Navy couple’s car was broadsided by a streaking ambulance racing through an intersection. The driver of the car, R. L. Alford, sustained some minor injuries. His wife, Hilda, was thrown from the vehicle, suffering a massive head injury that left her not only a quadriplegic, but also legally blind and unable to speak.

That was 50 years ago—50 years of communicating with his wife through little more than the nods of her head. Fifty years of pushing her wheelchair or (his preferred way) carrying her in his arms. Fifty years of emptying her urine pan and cleaning up her bowel movements. And in the last few years, even feeding her through a tracheal tube and learning how to insert her catheters.

Along the way, R. L.’s brand of marital loyalty has drawn some unexpected notice (“Undeserved,” to hear him say it). When a longtime family friend spearheaded a drive in the mid-80s to raise funds to build the Alfords a new home, help came from such high-ranking places as Florida governor Bob Martinez, who not only gave them a brand-new refrigerator but also spent a day working at the construction site. President Ronald Reagan sent a check for $500, followed by another for $1,000.

“When R. L. was asked to repeat the vow ‘for better or worse,’” a neighbor said, “he heard it real loud. Medically, it’s a miracle Hilda is still alive. But she’s not alive because of all those doctors. She’s alive because R. L. gave his life to her.”

In September 2006, the Alfords celebrated their golden anniversary. Looking back, R. L. humbly remarked, “Sure, it’s been rough in some ways. But it’s been rewarding.”

Fifty years of being there. May all our promises to each other be that long lasting.

Live It! Talk about what you would do for one another if the unthinkable happened. Promise you’ll be there, regardless.

Pray: While asking God for many more years together, pray it with a promise that you’ll remain faithful no matter what those years entail.

 

The Crossings meets Sundays, 10 a.m., at River Heights Intermediate, 7227 Scholar Way, in Eastvale. For more information, visit atthecrossings.com.

 

Eastvale Community News Complete Edition April 2016

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Eastvale Community News Complete Edition March 2016

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Eastvale Community News Complete Edition January 2016

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Eastvale Community News Complete Edition November 2015

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Eastvale Community News Complete Edition October 2015

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Eastvale Community News Complete Edition May 2015

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Eastvale Community News Complete Edition January 2015

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