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Items of Interest 3/30/17

Post Date:04/04/2017 7:48 AM

    The Hub assisted 218 customers over the last week.  Staff processed the following transactions:

    Issued 64 business licenses and collected $6,807 in license fees;
    Issued 10 Short-Term Vacation Rental business licenses and collected $180 in license fees;
    Issued 14 Short-Term Vacation Rental registration permits and collected $1,400 in registration fees;
    Collected $71,780 in Transient Occupancy Tax;
    Received 92 permit applications; of which, 14 were submitted online through eTRAKiT;
    Issued 65 permits, with total valuation of $271,162 and collected $9,426 in permit fees; and
    Of the 65 permits issued, 11 were issued online through eTRAKiT.

    City Building Inspectors performed 163 inspections; of those, 13 were requested using the City’s eTRAKiT online portal. 

    Building Division staff performed 26 permit reviews; of those, three reviews were through the City’s eTRAKIT online portal.

    The 16,948 square-foot Laser Oasis Entertainment Center achieved Final Inspection approval.  Located at 46-805 Dune Palms Road, Laser Oasis had been operating under a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy since March 2, 2017.

    The Planning Commission adopted a resolution on March 28, 2017 to approve a two-year time extension for the Estate at Coral Mountain Site Development Permit 2014-1004, a residential development consisting of 24 single-family homes at the northwest corner of Avenue 60 and Madison Street.

    A special event permit is under review for an outdoor event on April 15th and 16th at 81-345 Avenue 54, for approximately 600 guests with live performances from DJ’s, lawn games, food and beverage services.

    A special event permit is under review for an outdoor pool party event on April 15th and 16th at 46-485 Cameo Palms Drive for approximately 100 guests.

    A special event permit is under review for an outdoor event, “Kaleidoscope,” from April 13th - 15th at the Chateau at Lake La Quinta, at 78-120 Caleo Bay Drive, for approximately 200 guests, consisting of presentations, seminars, and musical performances.

    A special event permit is under review for an outdoor event, “Boots on Stage”, on April 29th at the Chateau at Lake La Quinta, at 78-120 Caleo Bay Drive, for approximately 150 guests.     

    The contractor for the City Hall Miscellaneous Exterior ADA Improvements has completed the work and the project is scheduled for Council acceptance on April 4.

    The contractor for the SilverRock Temporary Bighorn Sheep Fence Project is currently installing the chain link fence fabric.  The work was completed on March 29.

    Bids for the Fritz Burns Park Tennis and Pickleball Court Conversion project are due on April 6.  The project entails the construction of two full-size tennis courts and the conversion of one tennis court to four pickleball courts.

    On-site construction continues at private development projects including Andalusia, Griffin Ranch, Monterra, and The Citrus.


    The City’s 35th Birthday Party and Picnic will take place on Saturday, April 29, at 9:00 a.m. at the Civic Center Campus.  There will be non-stop entertainment, activities for children, snacks, refreshments, and plenty of giveaways. 

    The Library is offering a new program “Little Free Libraries,” which allows you take a book in exchange for a book.  The locations are: La Quinta Park at Adams Street & Blackhawk Way, Adams Park at Adams Street & La Palma Drive and Monticello Park off Fred Waring Drive & Monticello Avenue.  Feel free to go by and take a look. 

    Family Hospice Care offers a bereavement support group every Friday at the Wellness Center at 9:00 a.m.  First-time attendees need to call and register with Bereavement Services at 760- 674-3344 to reserve a seat.

    The Museum will host Good Reads in the Gallery on Thursday, March 30, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  This month’s segment will discuss “A Girl Named Zippy” by Haven Kimmel.  

    The City is hosting hikes with Philip Ferranti on Saturday, April 1, at 8:00 a.m. in Garner Valley.  Participants will meet at the south end of the Albertson’s Shopping Center in Palm Desert (42-245 Washington Street). For more information, please call 760-345-6234.

    “Something on Saturday” will be held Saturday, April 1, at 3:30 p.m. at the Library.  This program features crafts, games, stories, and much more for ages 2 to 12.

    The Library will be at the Farmer’s Market in Old Town La Quinta on Sunday, April 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  There will be Storytime on the Lawn at 10:00 a.m. 

    The Certified Farmers’ Market will be held on Sunday, April 2, at 8:00 a.m. in Old Town La Quinta.  This event includes the freshest produce, herbs, honey, plants, bread, and much more.  Admission and parking are free.

    The Museum will launch a new program, “Stitch” on Tuesday, April 4, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Anyone who likes to knit, weave, crochet, sew, cross stitch, needlepoint, or work with any fiber art is welcome to attend.  Please bring your own projects and share your ideas and inspirations.  The program does not include an instructor.  Please join us at the Museum’s Community Room every Tuesday.

    The Library will host Tween Makerspace Trivia Night on Tuesday, April 4, at 4:00 p.m. for children, ages 9 to 12-year-olds.  For more information, visit the Children’s Reference Desk or call 760- 564-4767.

    The Museum’s preschool story time with Ms. Beth will be held on Wednesday, April 5, at 10:30 a.m.  Stories, songs and a simple craft will be offered to children, ages 3 to 5 years.

    The Library Chapter Book Club will be held on Wednesday, April 5, at 10:30 a.m.  Participants will discuss “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders.  For more information, call the Library at 760- 564-4767. 
    The Library’s bilingual story time with Ms. Minerva will be held on Wednesday, April 5, at 5:30 p.m.  Stories in English and Spanish, puppet shows and a craft will be offered, all ages are welcome. 

    The Museum will host their “First Thursday Concert” on Thursday, April 6, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Be sure to join us for “Machin” the eclectic combination of world sounds from Mexican to Cumbia, African and Afro-Cuban rhythms.

    The SNIP Bus will host a low cost spay/neuter & vaccination clinic at the Civic Center Park on Saturday, April 8, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  There is a $25 minimum donation for the procedure.  Appointments are recommended as this event does fill up fast; to book an appointment, please call 855-559-8894. For more information, please visit:

    The City, in partnership with Friday Night Lights, is sponsoring a cleanup event on Saturday, April 8, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Colonel Mitchell Paige.  Everyone is invited to help clean up and keep La Quinta clean.  All supplies will be provided by the City. 

    Riverside County Parks and California Fish and Wildlife present “Hooked on Fishing” Youth Fishing Clinic on Saturday, April 8, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Lake Cahuilla’s recreation area.  This free event will include activities such as hands-on practice, knot tying, bait hooking, casting, and other fishing techniques.  Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and kids participating in the event get free access to the pool from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Art on Main Street will be held on Saturday, April 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Old Town La Quinta.  This event features original art from 70 artists and includes paintings, photography, ceramics, glass, metal sculpture, and much more! Parking and admission are free.

    Code Compliance performed 83 inspections, opened 54 cases, closed 14 cases, and issued 25 courtesy notices, four violation notices, one final notice, nine administrative citations, 87 other actions, and handled 314 phone calls. 
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