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PUBLIC NOTICE ANNUAL RESIDENTIAL VEHICLE REGISTRATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, the City of Avalon will begin Annual Registration for all Residential Vehicle (blue stickers) and Residential Golf Cart (Autoette) permits and will continue through 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 1,2016. Vehicle permits renewed after this date shall be considered late, and will be required to pay a "late renewal charge" of $25.00 per vehicle in addition to the regular registration fee. Residential vehicle permits shall be ineligible for renewal and shall be subject to losing all prior rights of registration if not renewedbefore 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday June 1,2016. All nonresident owners of residential dwelling units for the first time after September 2, 1988, will be issued autoette permits which require overnight off street parking between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. If you wish to register a vehicle at this time, you must drive it to City Hall in order to determine that the overall length does not exceed the maximum length restriction of 200" for Vehicles'and 120" for Autoettes. Electric Autoettes meeting the Neighborhood Electric Vehicle, (NEV), or Low Speed Electric Vehicle, (LSV) requirements, may not exceed 138" in length by 61" in width. You also must bring current registration and be prepared to provide proof of'residency or nonresident real property ownership since April 18, 1989. The fee for renewal is $30.00 for residentialautoette and vehicle permits. ALL OUTSTANDING TRAFFIC CITATIONS MUSTBE CLEARED BEFORE VEHICLE STICKERS ARE ISSUED, The Vehicle Code allows a permit holder to apply for renewal without registering a residential vehicle, (banking a permit), providing that the permittee remains otherwise qualified and pays the appropriate registration fee. Registration will be conducted at City Hall, 410 Avalon Canyon Rd.; DURING THE HOURS OF 9:00-12:00 AND 2:004:30 MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY. (NO THURSDAYS)! If you have any questions, please call Avalon City Hall, (310) 510-0220. Published:The Catalina Islander: Feb. 5, Feb. 19, March 11, March 25 Broadca : The Avalon Bay News: t Feb. 18, March 3, March 17 Avalon Community Channel on Catalina CableTV Posted: City Hall Bulletin Board City of Avalon Web Site: Catalina's premier-in-room visitor resource! The Catalina In-Room Magazine will be published in total of 15,000 magazines will be printed and distributed to hotels, and vaca- tion rentals throughout Avalon and Two Harbors. In addition, 5,000 of these magazines will be inserted into the Catalina Islander in time to kick-off the summer. Editorial will feature the fascinating history of Catalina Island that has been , published in the Catalina Islander over the year& This has made the In-Room magazine a collector's item to many interested readers. Don't miss this opportunity to reach your customers where they sleep - In their room! CATALINA Advertising Jon Remy Cell 7t4-504-9437 Avalon Office 310-510,0500 Fax 310510-2882 Email advertising@thecatalina| iHINGS TO DO - TO %E - S Of ES vO T L-. California STAFF REPORT Outdoors California, so it in the state. is not legal to use Are Crab Hawk Traps Legal inNeighbor feeding seagulls California? Question: I have concerns about Question: Is the Crab Hawk legal a neighbor who, for several 3/ears, for use in California during crabbing continues to feed seagulls despite season? The ads say it is not a trap, many requests to stop. Every day, and because it opens, crabs would and sometimes twice a day, this not be damaged should they need to elderly woman feeds seagulls bread. be released. Can you please clarify I have recorded this by video and this for me? (Dennis J.) photographs. It has been going on Answer: The Crab Hawk traps for several years now. She has been are indeed traps and are not legal asked numerous times by property as sold because California state law management where she lives not requires traps to possess escape to feed the gulls. She has received rings, letters and notices explaining the Crab traps are required to have harm she is doing, but she ignores at least two rigid circular openings all. The only time the community of not less than four and one-quarter doesn't have trouble is when the inches inside diameter so construct- birds migrate inland in the spring. ed that the lowest portion of each But then once winter rolls around, opening is no lower than five inches the gulls return and the problem from the top of the trap (California starts all over again, year after year. Code of Regulations Title 14, section Motorists are distracted by birds 29.80(c)). swooping down across traffic when Traps that are not specifically she feeds them. The seagull drop- provided for in this section may not pings are damaging the recently be used for crabs or other inverte- replaced rooftop of the school dis- brates. The Crab Hawk trap is not trict building where a large flock specifically provided for, nor does gathers and roosts, waiting to see it meet standards for crab traps in Outdoors, Page lO (3|0) 510-2550 301 ond 525 CrrJcout iivonuo CITY OF AVALON Is now developing a Hst for Code Enfercement Officer the position of: Scope: Under general supervision, performs duties involved in the en- forcement of the animal control and code enforcement; captures, cares for and transports impounded animals; provides public education; op- erates light vehicles; provides animal control service in the field; issues parking citations and other citation for violation of the mtmicipal code; performs traffic control and serves as a crossing guard; performs other related duties as required. ilion to Apply: Applications may be obtained from the Finance De- partment at Avalon City Hall. All applications must be turned in by Monday, March 28, 2016 by 4:00 p.m. All applications should show educations and experience relevant to the position, incomplete applica- tions will be rejected. Selection Procedure: Applicants will be screened and those candi- i dates possessing the most relevant experience will be invited to partic- ipate in a oral interview. City of Avalon is an equal opporttmity employer, Full Time Position with Benefits Range 36 Step 1 $25.4869 Step 5 $30.9795 t The Catalina Islander wants to hear your local stories, past and present. And if you want to express your opinion on a local issue, or have some information your wish to pass along to our readers, please step up to the mic. 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