Farmers Market

Farmers Market

The City is excited to announce that we will be partnering with CHRPD this summer to host the Farmer's Market which will begin at 5:30 pm and end at 8:30 pm each Wednesday from June 14, 2017, through August 16, 2017.

This year, the Farmer's Market will be held downtown on Fifth Street between Elm and Durian (and possibly on Durian between Fifth and Sixth if we have enough vendors).

Road closures will begin at 1:00 pm to allow for vendor set up.

Please join us in this collaborative effort to provide a great event to our citizens,

Interested vendors should still contact CHRPD for registration.

See you this summer!

Water Conservation Plan to Allow Irrigation Watering any Day of the Week 5-18-17

On May 18th 2017 the Council Waived the Second Reading and Adopted Ordinance No. 801 Amending the Coalinga Municipal Code related to the Water Conservation Plan to allow irrigation watering any day of the week. This ordinance will take place 30 Days from passage.

The City has an abundant supply of water through 2017. Consequently, water customers may be allowed to use adequate water in a responsible manner to keep landscape green. However, the existing Stage 1 Ordinance limits watering to three specified days per week. The result is that customers must know what day it is to water, and the restriction suggests the consequence of enforcement in the event customers water on the wrong day. Amending the Stage 1 Ordinance to allow watering any day allows customers to use water when they want, and removes the need for enforcement for watering on a wrong day.

Allowing watering any day does not allow water to be wasted. Other language in the Ordinance remains unchanged: No watering during the heat of the day, no hosing of driveways, no water running to street gutters, and shut-off nozzles must be used.

Additional incremental water sales and the resultant revenue will be beneficial to the water system to cover increased operating costs and needed system projects, although the greatest revenue benefit has already been achieved through the conversion from Stage 2 to Stage 1.

Allowing watering any day will be beneficial to the water system operationally because the demand on the water plant will be more consistent day to day, avoiding the 24 hour suspension of irrigation on Thursdays under the current Stage 1.

Derby Parade Road Closures

Coalinga Police Department

Tomorrow is Derby parade day. The parade route is on Elm st. from Van Ness to 7th st. Elm St. will be closed to traffic from 8:00am to approximately 12:00 pm. Access to Elm St. businesses will be restricted during that time. There will be traffic delays and a detour around the effected area. Please allow for extra time and watch for pedestrians. If you are attending the parade, the viewing area will be between 2nd st. and 7th st.. The parade will not travel between 7th st. and Polk. Have fun and stay safe.

Coalinga Walmart Meeting

I am sure many of you are eagerly awaiting an update on the City's meeting with Walmart. Economic Development Coordinator Edith Sanchez met with Walmart representatives Monday afternoon in Las Vegas. Representatives stated that they are aware of the #coalingawalmart campaign, they are watching it closely, they are interested and they will follow up with Edith in a few weeks.

Coalinga Returns to Stage 1 Watering 4-20-17

Sec. 6-4C.06. - Stage I Prohibitions and restrictions—Standard conservation alert.

The following restrictions shall be applicable throughout the year unless the City Council determines that an increased conservation effort shall be implemented (stage 2 or 3):

(a)There shall be no hose washing of sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking areas, patios, porches or verandas.

(b)No water shall be used to clean, fill, operate or maintain levels in decorative fountains unless such water is part of a recirculation system.

(c)No water customer shall permit water to leak on his or her premises. Such leak shall be repaired in a timely manner after written notification by the City, but in no case in excess of seventy-two (72) hours after notification.

(d)Designated times and days of irrigation:

(1)No water customer shall sprinkle, water, or irrigate any shrubbery, trees, lawns, grass, groundcovers, plants, vines, gardens, vegetables, flowers, or any other landscaped or vegetated areas between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. This provision shall not apply to equestrian and livestock businesses, dairies, nurseries, golf courses, or other water-dependent industries.

(2)Residential addresses ending in an even number may use water on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday. Residential addresses ending in an odd numbers and nonresidential (irrespective of address) may use water on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

(3)No irrigation shall occur on Thursdays.

(4)The use of a handheld hose with a shut-off valve shall be permitted at any time.

(e)The use of water from fire hydrants shall be limited to fire fighting and related activities necessary to maintain the public health, safety and welfare. An exception may be made for construction use through a proper City-designated meter where recycled water is not available.

 

Interested in opening a business in Coalinga?

Interested in opening a business in Coalinga? Call Economic Development Coordinator Edith Sanchez to ask about incentives such as waived business license fees, the New Employment Opportunities Employment Subsidy Program, the New Employment Credit, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, the Employment Training Panel, the Manufacturing Equipment Sales and Use Tax Exemption, the Research and Development Credit, the Industrial Development Bond Financing Program, the California Competes Tax Credit, the PG&E Economic Development Rate, the Fresno County Fee Deferral Program, the Recycling Market Development Zone, the Foreign Trade Zone, and the Fresno Energy Watch. Edith can be reached at (559) 935-1533 ext 114 or via email at esanchez@coalinga.com.

Advertise your business on the Coalinga Community Pride Sign

Interested in advertising your business on the Coalinga Community Pride Sign? Call or email Economic Development Coordinator Edith Sanchez at (559) 935-1533 ext 114 or esanchez@coalinga.com

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Welcome to Coalinga!

Coalinga is a full service community with a high quality of life, low crime rates, and quality housing.   Coalinga also has quality schools, a library, a museum, and many recreational facilities. Key community events include the Annual Horned Toad Derby,  Annual 4th of July Fireworks Display, and Wham-O-Bass Hot Air Balloon Festival.   Coalinga also serves as the regional retail center of western Fresno County with a K-Mart, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, and two major grocery stores.

Coalinga is the home of West Hills College.  West Hills College (with satellite campuses at Firebaugh and Lemoore) continues to experience significant growth, providing college level course-work in a variety of disciplines. Enrollment at West Hills College has increased from 2,715 students in the fall of 1994, to 3,886 students in the fall of 1999.    West Hills College is also working with Fresno State University to develop cooperative programs which would allow West Hills Students to take courses offered by Fresno State.  West Hills fields teams in all major sports, and an intercollegiate rodeo team which competes nationally.

City Hall Closed Friday’s Effective June 29, 2015 – Extending Hours Monday-Thursday

As part of the 2015/2016 Budget City Hall will be closed on Friday’s and will be extending its hours it is available to the public from 7:30AM – 5:30PM Monday through Thursday. This change goes into effect on June 29, 2015. Should you have any questions regarding this change please contact City Hall at 559-935-1533.