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Heber City eBulletin

Posted on: September 19, 2018

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Heber City Newsletter

 for 9/19/2018

Interested in Running for Office
Individuals interested in running for office are encouraged to attend a candidate workshop provided by the Placer County Elections Office.  The workshop will be held Wednesday, July 13th at 6 p.m. in the First Floor Conference Room, Lincoln City Hall, 600 6th Street, Lincoln.

The workshop is open to the public and intended to provide an instructional overview of the deadlines, regulations, and process for running for office.

For more information on the election, visit the City of Lincoln's Municipal Election webpage.

 If you have additional questions about running for public office, please contact the City Clerk's office by email or by phone at 916-434-2490. 

Signs of West Nile Virus Activity in Placer County

The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District reported yesterday that six mosquito samples and one dead bird have tested positive for West Nile virus this week.  The mosquito samples were collected from sites along the county's western border, from as far south as the north Elverta area, and as far north as Lincoln.  The dead bird was collected from Rocklin.  Mosquito numbers have also increased in the past week, most likely from sustained higher temperatures.  

District staff have been moving aggressively to control immature mosquito populations out in the agricultural areas to the west, in an effort to stem the development of adult mosquitoes.  "This kind of mosquito and West Nile virus activity is not unusual for this time of year.  We are concerned that the timing of this increase in West Nile virus activity comes right before a long holiday weekend, when people are more likely to be spending a lot of time outdoors, especially during the dusk and evening hours," states Joel Buettner, District general manager.

Due to this latest development, the District is planning both aerial treatments and ground-based treatments for adult mosquitoes.  More information about the planned treatment will be available on the District's website  The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District advises the public to implement the 3 Ds of p

  • Drain or dump any standing water that may produce mosquitoes.
  • Defend yourself and your home by using a CDC-recommended insect repellent and dressing protectively when outside, and making sure screens on doors and windows are in good condition.
  • Contact the District for any additional help controlling mosquitoes around your home.                      
 For a list of CDC-recommended repellents, please visit the District's website or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Placer residents can also call Placer County Public Health at 530-889-7141.

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