Burn Suspension

Residents are reminded that outdoor residential burning within the City of Dunsmuir is still prohibited. The suspension has been in effect since May 1, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves. There is not an estimated date for lifting the burn suspension. Although overnight temperatures are cooler, the vegetation is still extremely dry and receptive to burning. The public cannot let down their guard or become complacent in doing their part to prevent wildfires. 

TUT Grant Application Requests

In November 2015 the voters of Dunsmuir passed a 1/2 cent Transaction and Use Tax (TUT). The proceeds from this sales tax go back into our community by supporting special projects and services. If you have a special project or service in the City of Dunsmuir that you would like to request TUT Grant Funds then click on the "Learn More" button to get an application form, and submit it to City Hall, 5915 Dunsmuir Ave., CA. 96025. Applications can be submitted at any time, but to ensure funding in fiscal year 2019/2020 (starts on July 1, 2019) please submit the application by the end of February to ensure that your application is considered during the City’s budget process.

Delta Fire Update

As of 10am this morning the Delta Fire was reported to be over 15,000 acres with zero percent containment. The fire is located South of Pollard Flat and is moving in a North/West direction. Resources are onsite battling the fire and more are on the way. “To stop the fires northern spread and protect structures east of Interstate 5, firefighters have started a backfiring operation off a road that runs east from Pollard Flats to Hirz Fire’s western side near Salt Creek Road.” (see attached document to Learn More)

The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office has issued an evacuation warning for Dunsmuir. Please be prepared to evacuate, should the need arise. The Armory located at 618 Everitt Memorial Hwy, Mt. Shasta, is open for evacuees in South Siskiyou County.

CodeRed Emergency Alert System. If you have internet you can visit: https://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/content/codered-emergency-alert-system to get more information and signed up with this service. If you have a smart phone you can download the application direct to your phone. Residents who don’t have internet or a smart phone can call (866) 939-0911 to get signed up.

Community Meeting - Hirz Fire

The Forest Service is holding a Community Meeting on August 30, 2018 at 6pm, at the Dunsmuir Community Center to update the Dunsmuir area citizens on the status of the Hirz Fire.

Fire update as reported on the evening of August 28th: The Hirz Fire is 31 percent contained with expected containment expected on September 5, 2018. For additional information please click on the "LEARN MORE" button below, or follow the links listed below.



Fire Hazard Awareness Notice

Due to ongoing concerns associated with the wildfires in California, and more specifically the recent Hirz Fire which is located East of Lakehead, the City of Dunsmuir offers the following helpful links and documents to assist in being prepared for potential emergencies.

Siskiyou County CodeRed Emergency Alert System.

Fire and Your Health.

Red Cross Survival Kit.

The City of Dunsmuir’s Fire Chief is in constant communication with firefighting crews associated with the Hirz fire, and other fire crews in the area. The Sheriff Department staff is also in close communication with city staff and stands ready to assist as needed. Currently, Dunsmuir is not threatened by any fire in the area, but it is important to take measures now to ensure that you and your family are ready in case an emergency does arise. Should an emergency arise the City of Dunsmuir, the Sheriff Department, Firefighting professionals like CalFire or the Forestry, and the local media will work together to provide important information.

Finally, working with the Siskiyou County Sheriffs Department and the Dunsmuir-Castella Fire Department, we've created the Smart Neighbors Program to make sure concerned citizens can help their neighbors receive the help they need should an evacuation arise. Please click the box below to fill out a form to submit if you are concerned your neighbor may not be able to assist themselves from their home.

Drug Prevention Town Hall

The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office, Behavioral Health Service, and City of Dunsmuir will host a "Drug Awareness Town Hall" on Tuesday, June 12th at 6pm at the Dunsmuir Community Center, 4835 Dunsmuir Avenue. The goal of the town hall is to promote drug awareness, positively influence adults and adolescents, and to ultimately build more healthy and resilient community.

Leash Law

The spring season is bringing with it an increase in complaints about dogs being on the loose throughout Dunsmuir, and in some cases aggressive. Please take some time to ensure that your dog(s) are secure and safe at your residence and while walking them. The City of Dunsmuir has a Leash Law which states: “Every dog found or being on any public street of the city and not held or led by a cord or chain, or confined in any vehicle, shall be taken by the poundmaster to and impounded in the public pound, where it may be redeemed by the owner or person entitled to the possession of the dog, within three days thereafter. No person who owns or has charge, custody, control or possession of a dog shall allow it to run at large so that it is subject to impoundment. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of an infraction.”

Best Water on Earth

The City of Dunsmuir is known as “The Best Water on Earth” for good reason. The water delivered to the greater Dunsmuir area is pure spring water. This water comes straight out of a mountain spring and is delivered right to our homes and businesses. That’s right, from the spring straight to the tap. No chemicals added, no filtration, simply pure spring water from mother earth.

Before I took the job as the City Manager for the City of Dunsmuir I had over 33 years experience in the water treatment industry, and held a State of California Water Treatment Operator Grade T4 (#18260) certification. I’ve seen a lot of different source waters, and have a lot of experience in what it takes to get water to the State of California standards. It is rare to have water that requires no treatment or filtration to comply with State Title 22 requirements, and to have this water delivered at a nice cool temperature, tasting as good as it does reinforces the reason we call our water the “Best Water on Earth”.

Mark Brannigan, City Manager