Citrus Heights Sentinel Logo

Citrus Heights News Briefs: tree lit, city hall update, water use

Citrus Heights Christmas Tree Lighting
A crowd gathered outside the Citrus Heights Community Center Thursday night to celebrate the lighting of the City’s Christmas tree. //CHSentinel

Highlights from a few Citrus Heights happenings this week include walls being raised at the new city hall building, the City’s official Christmas tree being lit, and latest water conservation figures being released for the area.

Citrus Heights’ Christmas tree lit during ceremony
Not dampened by Thursday rain showers, hundreds gathered outside the Citrus Heights Community Center as Mayor Sue Frost led a cheerful crowd in a countdown before the City’s official Christmas tree was lit up for the season. Free hot cider, cocoa and cookies were served up inside, followed by performances from the Citrus Heights Community Marching Band and several cultural dance teams from the region.

CHWD water savings continue to beat regional, state averages
A state report on water use released this week showed the Citrus Heights Water District reporting 29 percent water savings during October — beating the statewide average of 22 percent and the regional average of 27 percent. Although still beating its cumulative 32 percent savings requirement by five points, local conservation totals have been slipping since the summer, as there are less opportunities for outdoor water savings in colder months. CHWD reported a 42.5 percent drop in July, 38.3 percent in August, and a much lower 29.1 percent drop in September.

Walls raised on new city hall project
The new Citrus Heights city hall building took a big visual step forward this week, as a construction crane raised walls for the new 35,000-square-foot facility. The project was approved in March of this year, with an expected completion date towards the end of summer 2016.
[follow text=”Follow local news:”]

Construction crews aided by a crane raise a cement wall for the new Citrus Heights city hall building this week. // Photo, City of Citrus Heights
Like local news? Sign up for The Sentinel’s free email edition and get two emails a week with all local news and no spam, ever. (Click here)