Major Road Work Underway through Spring 2017!
The first phase of Monrovia Renewal street, sidewalk, water, and sewer improvements is underway! Road work is nearly complete in the Southwest section of Monrovia Renewal, which includes the area west of Myrtle Ave between Colorado Blvd and the 210 freeway. Only street striping and preventative street treatments remain, which will occur in May.
Road work is underway in the Southeast section (area east of Myrtle Ave between Colorado Blvd and the 210 freeway). Multiple streets are under construction at the same time, with road closures, parking restrictions, and detours in effect. Concrete work on sidewalks, curbs, gutters, and driveway approaches will take place in February through April, and road work will occur in April through June.
Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Disposal Event
June 3, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
The Huntington Millennium Center - 181 W. Huntington Drive
L.A. County Public Works will be hosting a Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Disposal Event on Saturday, June 3, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Huntington Millennium Center at 181 W. Huntington Drive. This event is for residents of L.A. County and L.A. County cities only. Waste from businesses will not be accepted. If you have any questions, please contact LA County Public Works at 1- (888) CLEAN LA, or visit LA County - Clean LA.
Since approval of the City’s Bike Master Plan in July 2016, staff has continued working to refine the overall components related to implementing the plan. One of the key components associated with our bike program includes the establishment of Class III Bike Routes in Monrovia. During the past several months, we have worked to refine the plan with representatives from Move Monrovia, and we have developed a proposed Class III Bike Route map for implementation.
A Class III Bike Route is identified as a road that allows bikes to share the use of the street with pedestrians and/or motor vehicle traffic, as outlined in the graphic below:
Based on internal discussions with staff and Move Monrovia, we have developed an implementation plan to include both signage and striping to identify the road segments where Class III Bike Routes will be added. Staff will be coordinating the installation of the appropriate striping and signage in the coming weeks and months in coordination with our overall Monrovia Renewal project to ensure that the identified bike lanes are implemented in town.
Bulky Item Trash Pick-Up
As part of the City's partnership with Athens Services, residential customers now get two (2) free bulky item trash pick-ups per calendar year!
To schedule a bulky item pick-up, contact Athens Services at (855) 557-1007 or complete the online form at www.AthensServices.com. Items should be placed next to your trash barrels the night before your normal trash collection day.
See an abandoned bulky item around town? Please report it to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact (626) 932-5553.
If you see any graffiti on public property, please report it in one of the following ways:
- Call Athens Services directly at (855) 557-1007
- Send an e-mail to CleanMonrovia@athensservices.com
- Call Public Works at (626) 932-5575
Save Water During the Hot Summer Months!
Visit the WaterSense website for great tips on how to save water during the hot summer months when outdoor water accounts for a rise in water use and water is lost from evaporation.
Register for a Discount to Replace Your Gas-Powered Leafblower!
Register to replace your working gas-powered leafblower with a new battery-powered leafblower! This program is sponsored by South Coast AQMD.
To qualify, you must be a professional gardener/landscaper, school/district, government agency, or college. Read the informational brochure here and call 1-888-425-6247 to pre-register for the exchange.
Rain Barrel Mosquito Safety Tips
If you have a rain barrel, be sure to take proper precautions when installing it to reduce the risk of mosquitoes breeding, including:
- Cover the barrel openings with a mesh wire screen.
- Empty your barrel regularly by using the water on your landscaping or indoor plants.
- Use bacterial larvicides tablets in your rain barrel.
Visit the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District's website to learn more about how to keep mosquitoes out of your rain barrels.
Mosquito Alert! Day-Biting Asian Tiger Mosquitoes
You can recognize an Asian Tiger Mosquito by its small black body with white stripes. These mosquitoes are aggressive and bite during the day. They are invasive to our area, and tend to cause more irritation, larger bumps, and more itching than other mosquitoes. Additionally, Asian Tiger Mosquitoes are known vectors of several types of human arboviruses, including chikungunya and dengue in humans.
Watch the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District's Public Service Announcement to learn more.
What can I do to help prevent these mosquitoes from spreading?
Mosquitoes require stagnant, or standing, water to breed. Residents should strive to eliminate any standing water from their yards, watered vegetation, planters, and flower pots.
After every rain, remember to "Dump and Drain" any areas with standing water. Even a small amount of water will create a breeding ground.
Residents who suspect that Asian tiger mosquitoes are present in their yards should routinely dispose of or carefully clean and disinfect any containers that hold water.
Questions? Call the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District at (626) 814-9466, or Submit a Service Request online.
Concerned that your swimming pool may be breeding mosquitoes? Read this brochure to learn more. Vector Control will respond to the area if an issue is found.