The Volunteer Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee is seeking nominations for the 2013 4th of July Parade Grand Marshal. The Parade will be held as always the morning of July 4th.
PLEASE NOTE: At the April 9, 2013, City Council meeting the Council voted to extend the Second Unity Amnesty Program to July 15, 2013. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page for application and program information.
Sierra Madre is initiating a Second Unit Amnesty Program for a six month period, from October 15, 2012 to April 15, 2013. The City recognizes there are a number of second units in the community built without permits; these can be counted towards meeting the State-mandated regional housing needs allocation (the state requires the City have a certain number of affordable housing unit available to residents). Second Unit Amnesty Program offers incentives to property owners registering existing, non-permitted second units demonstrating safe and habitable conditions. Incentives for the property owner include a full waiver of the building application fee, a 50% break on building permit and planning fees if necessary, and relaxation of zoning standards.
Richard and Jeff Ward of E Waldo Ward & Son can be seen sharing their favorite books on posters around Sierra Madre. The posters, part of the Sierra Madre Public Library’s Read campaign, convey the simple but important message: READ.
Interested in pre-ordering a Mount Wilson Trail Race fleece jacket or vest? Choose your own size, cut, and color. These two items are only available via pre-order and will NOT be sold on race day. Fleece jackets are $45.00, and fleece vests are $35.00. Order forms and payment must be received by Monday, May 6th. No late orders accepted.
Kids’ Fun Run
Join the Sierra Madre Community Foundation and CATZ Sports for the 2013 Mount Wilson Trail Race Kids’ Fun Run. The Kid’s Fun Run is an absolutely free event for youth ages 3-12 years of age. The Kid’s Fun Run will begin at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Youth will have the opportunity to run up and down Baldwin Ave. and finish under the same banner as MWTR runners! Youth 3-6 years of age will run a ½ mile course, while youth 7-12 will run the full mile. All participants must sign up with a parent or guardian beginning at 7:00 a.m. in Kersting Court. The first 250 youth to sign up will receive a free T-shirt, compliments of Sierra Madre Community Foundation and will receive a ribbon for their participation.