Dunsmuir Annual City Wide Clean Up day is Saturday September 23, 2017 at the City Baseball Field Parking Lot. This event is for the City of Dunsmuir residents who pay for the monthly trash service. See attached for more information.
Due to the progress on containing the Bradley fire the Advisory Evacuations for the Shasta Retreat area is being lifted. The US Forestry Incident Commander, Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department, and Dunsmuir Fire Chief, met a short while ago and believe that the work performed yesterday and today by field resources, and favorable weather conditions, have allowed them to rescind the evacuation.
While the fire is still a concern for the City of Dunsmuir this is encouraging news, and I would like to recognize all the hard work of the all the crews fighting this fire to protect our homes and businesses. I would also like to personally recognize Dunsmuir’s Fire Chief Dan Padilla, and US Forestry Incident Commander Drew Grahm. THANK YOU!
Mark Brannigan, City Manager, City of Dunsmuir.
The Bradley fire is currently 35% contained with crews continuing to improve the containment lines with 2 type 1 hand crews, 2 type II hand crews, 1 strike team of engines, and 5 water tenders. Over the next few days the public will continue to see small pockets of smoke popping up in the containment line; this will be dealt with during the mop up operation.
Due to the low visibility (smoke) in the North part of Siskiyou County the US Forest Service is looking to use the Mott airport as a key base for helicopter operations. As such, the City of Dunsmuir is closing the airport to non US Forestry fire fighting operations until further notice.
Due to high winds last night a five acre fire located around the South/West area of Mt. Bradley is active.
The US Forest service is the lead agency and they have two helicopters working the fire with another one scheduled to arrive soon. They also have the Hotshot Crew working the fire on the ground with a total of about 60 people working the Mt. Bradley fire.
The City of Dunsmuir provides extensive monitoring of its drinking water to ensure its safety. In July 2017 sampling tested positive for total coliform. The presence of coliform bacteria in the water does not mean the water is unsafe to drink, but an indicator that there could be a problem with the system. In this case staff believes the sample point was the issue, and a new sample point is being installed.
The air support requested for the Bradley fire is here with helicopters operating out of the Dunsmuir Mott airport. The helicopters are reportedly making a major difference in fighting the fire in the steep difficult terrain.
At approximately 10pm on August 28, 2017 a fire was reported near the little league ball field which is located West of Highway 5 in the Northern part of the City. Firefighters were dispatched to the area and are working to hold a line to the East of the fire to prevent it from heading into the Shasta Retreat area. The Shasta Retreat is currently under an advisement for evacuation. The US Forest Services is the lead agency with CalFire and local government fire departments in support. The US Forestry has placed a request for air support in battling the fire located in the steep and mountainous terrain, and is expecting to receive this support soon.
To stay up to date on the status of the fire you can visit incweb at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5547/
You can also download an application for your apple or android smart phone called Broadcastify for news and updates.
The City's Marijuana Task Force has set up a brief survey to gather community opinions on cannabis. Specific topics include: Commercial Cultivation, Personal Cultivation, Retail Sales and Manufacturing of cannabis within the City of Dunsmuir.
Union Pacific RR will be doing crossing maintenance at the Scherrer Ave. RR crossing beginning June 26 at 8pm and continuing through June 28th at 5pm.
The City of Dunsmuir is in the process of forming the Dunsmuir Marijuana Task Force and has an open seat available for interested persons to submit an application to participate. The Marijuana Task Force is an advisory committee to the City Council that will work collaboratively to develop recommendations relating to the regulation of cannabis in the City of Dunsmuir.
The application must be submitted to Mark Brannigan, City Manager, 5915 Dunsmuir Avenue, Dunsmuir, CA. 96025 by 4:00pm June 8, 2017. For additional information, please call 530-235-4822.
Join the Dunsmuir City Council and City Staff on Tuesday, May 16th from 6PM to 7:30PM at the City Council Chambers to meet our city manager, Mark Brannigan.
The Dunsmuir Airport Committee will meet on May 9th at noon, in the City Council Chambers, 5902 Dunsmuir Ave.
The City of Dunsmuir is canceling its regular Council meeting on May 4th, and the scheduled Public meeting to present projects for Council consideration to apply for the next round of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funding. The meeting is being canceled due to the lack of a quorum. The agenda items for the May 4th meeting will be considered for the next regular Council meeting on May 18th.
Caltrans will begin storm event repairs to the slide that took place to the hillside on Central Dunsmuir Ave. near the I5 off/on ramp beginning tomorrow. Caution signs will be in place and traffic control may take place for the public’s safety.
The City of Dunsmuir will conduct a Public Meeting on May 4, 2017 at or after 6:00 pm at the City of Dunsmuir Council Chambers, 5902 Dunsmuir Ave, Dunsmuir, CA in order to discuss possible applications for funding under the next fiscal year’s State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
The City of Dunsmuir is accepting applications for an Accounts Receivable/Payable Clerk. Under general supervision of the Finance Director to perform work of moderate difficulty in maintaining financial records, processing financial records, processing financial transactions, preparing financial reports, performing a variety of clerical, computer and bookkeeping duties and responsibilities, preparing a variety of documents and do related work as required.
The city recently sent out information on snow removal with the monthly utility bills. You can view that memo here.