A Message from the Mayor

Greetings Chowchilla,

I am pleased to say the first-ever Beautify Chowchilla Project was a huge success! I want to thank everyone who came out and worked so hard. Please check out our Facebook page for pictures from the event last Saturday. We will be scheduling two more dates for the fall, if you would like to volunteer, please fill out the volunteer form on the website, and I will keep you posted about upcoming events. Churches, ag groups, and service clubs, please contact me directly about creating teams.

Here is a list of June 26th accomplishments:

Trash/Debris Cleanup – Gutter/Sidewalks
Trash/Debris Cleanup – Veterans Memorial Park
Trash/Debris Cleanup – Ed Ray Park
Trash/Debris Cleanup – RC Wisener Park
Fire Lane curb painting – around the Civic Center
Fire Lane curb painting – around the Police Department (Yellow and Green Paint)

If you haven’t been to the summer event series being held in Veterans Park, you are missing out! There are vendors selling everything from jewelry and succulents to BBQ sauce and tri-tip sandwiches. The fruits and vegetables are some of the best I have tried in years. The music, shade and family atmosphere make Veterans Memorial Park the place to be on Friday night. I hope to see you there!

In just a few weeks, the City and County will begin the cooperative effort to repair Road 16 leading out from the 5th Street curve, all the way out to HWY 152. The project is scheduled to start July 12th and end by August 6th. In other Public Works news, the U.S. Drought Monitor (https://www.drought.gov/states/california) shows Madera County is currently in Extreme Drought. Residents are encouraged to conserve water where possible and abide by the City’s outdoor watering schedule.  Please do not water on non-watering days or between the hours of 10:00 am and 7:00 pm. The City’s watering schedule can be found on our website cityofchowchilla.org. 

Fourth of July is a wonderful time to celebrate our independence and remember all those who have come before us that fought for freedom and liberty. Please make sure only to use Safe and Sane fireworks in your celebrations. We are currently in high fire conditions due to drought and heat. We all need to be careful to limit the potential for fires and keep everyone safe.

Happy 4th of July!

Diana Palmer
Mayor, City of Chowchilla