June 2021
Featured Articles

Public Hearing: Electric Rate Adjustment
Chipping Program

Are Your Address Numbers Visible on Your House?
Solid Waste - What You Can and Can't Throw Away

Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 5:00pm.

Please join us on July 3 at 5:00 PM KirkwoodVIRTUALSummerFestival

Things are looking up in so many ways! Our virtual event and online auction are less than a month away and we are excited to tell you more about it.

Thanks to the generosity of our community and first matching donation, we already raised $45,291 towards our goal of $100,000.

Please participate in any way you can. Your support means that our community stays safer because of our volunteer fire department. We will see our first responders in action on July 3rd.

Here is how you can make a difference:

DONATE NOW Please consider making a monetary donation to help us meet our goal of $100,000 to put towards the purchase of a new Type 1 Engine. Donations in all amounts are appreciated; please give what you can.

Join our VIRTUAL EVENT  on July 3rd at 5:00 PM! Zip through Kirkwood as a passenger in KVFD's new Squad 93, hear stories of our firefighters' latest acts of heroism, blast into the past with two of Kirkwood's very first firefighters, and get blown away with the Kirkwood Kid's Art Show!

Browse & Bid our ONLINE AUCTION  starting on June 21st. There are lots of unique and seriously fun items this year. We have paintings and photography from local talent, hand thrown pottery from local potters, wine and wine tasting experiences, gift baskets, homemade jams, numerous handmade items, and gift certificates from restaurants and lodging. Take it from us, you do not want to miss your chance to bid on these items, so please REGISTER NOW by clicking HERE.

It's really going to take a "Lot of Love" from everyone in the community to meet our goal. We are optimistic and inspired by the support of our community over the years.

Public Hearing:
Electric Rate Adjustment

The Kirkwood Meadows PUD (KMPUD) Board of Directors is considering an adjustment to Electric Rates to provide better financial security and to enable the expanded use of electricity at affordable prices. KMPUD customers have previously received emails and/or mailings to each account outlining the specific effects the changes will have on individual accounts. The first of two public hearings was held last Saturday, June 12. The Public Hearing was recorded and is available at kmpud.com. Proposed changes in electric rates and proposed revisions to the electric rate structure will be further discussed at a second Public Hearing taking place on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 3:00 PM. The Board encourages public participation and would like to hear from you.

If you would like to observe and/or participate in the upcoming Public Hearing starting at 3:00 PM on Monday, June 28, 2021, call (669) 900-6833 and enter Meeting ID# 863 3384 9139, or follow this link from a computer, smart phone, or tablet: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86333849139

Chipping Program

Unfortunately, due to equipment failure and increasing operational costs associated with providing roadside chipping, the District is forced to suspend this program this summer. Homeowners are advised to NOT place chipping debris along the roadways which creates additional fire hazards.

As an alternative to support the community with removal of green waste debris, a large 40-yard Green Waste container will be available starting the Fourth of July holiday weekend, located at the District's solid waste transfer station on Loop Road, and will remain until full. A second Green Waste container will be available later in the fall as well.

The Green Waste container is for yard waste only for the following items:

  • Garden Trimmings
  • Leaves
  • Plants (remove any dirt from around the plant)
  • Small Wood Scraps
  • Tree Limbs (less than 3-inches in diameter)
  • Branches
  • Shrubs
  • Willows

This container is not intended for non-vegetation items, contactor use or for residents who are not solid waste customers of the District. Please contact the District if you have any questions.

Are Your Address Numbers
Visible On Your House?

Help emergency responders locate your house by making sure your address numbers are visible. In Kirkwood, each property is assigned a street address and a lot number. You can choose to display both your street address and your lot number, but you must at least display your street address. Not only will this help emergency responders find your house, but it is also California State law.

Follow these general guidelines to ensure your address is visible:

  • The color of your address numbers should contrast with the background, and it is also helpful if the numbers are reflective.
  • Address numbers should be placed within 3-feet of the front entrance or where it can most easily be read from the street.
  • Address numbers should be at least 4-inches in height.
  • If address numbers become damaged for any reason, make sure they are repaired so they can serve their purpose.

Solid Waste
What You Can and Can't Throw Away

The District would like to remind you that items listed below are prohibited from being discarded at the KMPUD Transfer Station, located on Loop Road. If you need to discard items that cannot be accepted at the KMPUD Transfer Station, they must be taken to a facility outside of Kirkwood.

  • Highly flammable or explosive waste
  • Raw Sewage
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Paint
  • Infectious or contagious material
  • Dead Animals
  • Car and truck batteries
  • Household appliances (e.g. refrigerators, washers and dryers, dishwashers)
  • Heavy metal items (e.g. auto parts)
  • Mattresses or furniture
  • Logs and tree stumps
  • Christmas trees or other plant material longer than 4 feet and/or thicker than 6 inches
  • Carpet or other floor coverings
  • Debris generated from construction, demolition, remodeling, repair, or improvement project (e.g. lumber, concrete, bricks, cinder blocks, sheet rock, roofing materials, etc.)

If you have a contractor performing work at your property, the Contractor is required, at their expense, to provide a dumpster at the work site to collect solid waste generated from the work and to make arrangements for disposal at a landfill or transfer station outside of Kirkwood. Please also remember that outside of the dumpsters located at your HOA, the only place Kirkwood homeowners are permitted to dispose of solid waste is the KMPUD Transfer Station located on Loop Road. If you have questions or concerns, please call the District office at (209) 258-4444.

KMPUD Board of Directors: Eric Richert - President; Bob Epstein - Vice President/Treasurer; Peter Dornbrook - Secretary; Bertrand Perroud - Assistant Secretary; John Schroeder, Director 
Website: www.kmpud.com; Phone: (209)258-4444; Email: info@kmpud.com
Kirkwood Meadows Public Utility District is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer


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