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Nov 29

Frost Protection for Your Yard

Posted to Landscaping Tips by Jessica Baechle

Frost Protection for Your Plants

To protect your frost-susceptible plants, cover them with cloth towels, blankets, sheets or cardboard boxes to insulate them. Plastic is not recommended for plant cover. Drape the paper or cloth all the way to the ground to help trap heat radiating from the ground. Be sure to remove the cover after sunrise each morning or when the temperature reaches 35 degrees.

 

Plants that are not native to the Southwest are most at risk for frost damage. These plants include Bougainvillea, Lantana, winter annuals and others. For cacti such as Mexican Fencepost, covering the tops of the posts with an old t-shirt, foam cup or washcloth can help prevent frost damage. Frost protection

 

Frost Protection for Your Backflow

When temperatures dip below 32 degrees, your backflow preventer is at risk for damage from freezing water that sits in the unit. Usually, the easiest way to protect your backflow is to cover it with a towel or blanket on the nights that temperatures are projected to drop below freezing.  You can also choose to drain the water from your backflow if you are concerned about prolonged freezing temperatures or plan to be gone for several nights.

 

Please visit Resources - DLC Resources for more information about frost protection and recovery.

 

Photo caption: Make sure your covering reaches the ground for maximum benefits!

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Nov 29

Peoria Canvasses 2022 Election Results

Posted to Peoria News by Jessica Baechle

PEORIA, Ariz. (Nov. 28, 2022) – Peoria City Council canvassed the City of Peoria’s 2022 General Election and the Mesquite District Special Election, pursuant to results provided by the Maricopa County Elections Department.

“Exercising our right to vote is one of the most important civic duties we have as Americans,” said Mayor Cathy Carlat. “It’s our honor and responsibility to confirm the official results of the will of Peoria voters.”

Jason Beck has been elected to serve a four-year term as Mayor of the City of Peoria and will be sworn in at the January 3, 2023 City Council Meeting. Mayor Cathy Carlat is term-limited and closing out her second term as Peoria’s Mayor after more than 18 years on City Council.

A Special Election in the Mesquite District was held due to a vacancy. Brad Shafer, who was previously appointed by City Council in April 2022 to fill the vacancy, has been elected to fill the remainder of the term through 2024. Judge George Anagnost administered Shafer’s oath of office.

Jennifer Crawford has been elected to serve as Acacia District Councilmember. Crawford replaces Councilmember Vicki Hunt who has represented the district for nearly 16 years. Councilmember Denette Dunn has been elected to serve a second term representing the Pine District. Councilmember Michael Finn has been elected to serve a third term representing the Palo Verde District.

Mayor-elect Beck, Crawford, Dunn, and Finn will take their oaths of office at the January 3, 2023 Peoria City Council Meeting. For more information, visit www.peoriaaz.gov/election.

Oct 26

Peoria Police Host Fall Motorcycle Safety Event

Posted to Public Safety Tips by Samantha Thomas

On Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Peoria Police Department in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is proud to host an interactive Motorcycle Safety class. 

There is no charge for this one-day class and it is open to the public.

The program will consist of a short classroom discussion to cover safe riding habits and overall motorcycle safety followed by hands-on course instruction. During the riding portion of the course, critical riding skills will be reinforced to promote the optimal response to dangerous riding situations.

Motorcycle riders wishing to apply for this course can fill out a short application at

peoriaaz.gov/motorcycleclass. This is not a course for new riders to get an endorsement. A valid driver's license and motorcycle endorsement are required to attend this class. Selected participants will be notified prior to the class.

Seating is limited and program participants will be selected based upon application screening.