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Property Tax Delinquent if Not Paid By December 10

Property Tax Delinquent if Not Paid By December 10

Yolo County Tax Collector Howard Newens reminds taxpayers who own property in Yolo County that the first installment of 2015-16 Secured Property Tax, due November 1, 2015, will be delinquent if not paid by December 10, 2015.

To avoid a penalty, property taxes must be paid by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2015, after which a 10 percent penalty must be added.  Envelopes must be postmarked no later than December 10, 2015 if taxes are paid by mail.  It is suggested that payments be mailed a few days before the December 10 deadline to ensure that the envelope will have the proper postmark.  The only acceptable postmark for deadline payments is a U.S. Postal Service postmark. 

Current law does not relieve property owners of payment responsibility or the imposition of penalties because of failure to receive a tax bill.

Yolo County Helps New Food Business Get Grant and Serve Local Farms

Yolo County Helps New Food Business Get Grant and Serve Local Farms

With assistance from the Yolo County Department of Agriculture and a USDA grant, Yolo County is now home to Preserve Farm Kitchens, a small batch, private label co-pack facility that helps farms of all sizes take raw product and turn it into shelf-stable, value-added foods.

Preserve Farm Kitchens is the brainchild of Merrilee Olson, a long-time food entrepreneur. She recognized farms could be more profitable if they had the means to sell the whole field and all grades of product.  To do so, farms would need a home for the less-than-perfect products (not fit for the shelf as is) that could be made into other products, i.e. jams, jellies, salsas, hummus, shrubs, etc.

Job Search Help Available at Davis Branch Library

Job Search Help Available at Davis Branch Library

Are you looking for a job but need help on your resume?  Stop by the One-Stop Career Center at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis.

Career Counselors will show guests how to find a job, create a resume and get ready for an interview.  This One-Stop Career Center provides assistance in creating a professional voicemail, updating your social profiles and connecting with your network.

The One-Stop Career Center is free and open to the public.  The following hours of operation are:

  • Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The center also provides eligibility services by appointment for CalFresh, CalWORKs, Medi-Cal and other public assistance programs.  To make an appointment for eligibility services, call (530) 312-5860.  Walk-ins are always welcome.

Help Community Business Bank Give Away $10,000 to Benefit Local Non-Profit

Help Community Business Bank Give Away $10,000 to Benefit Local Non-Profit

There’s no fancy party planned to celebrate Community Business Bank’s 10th anniversary. Instead, the West Sacramento-headquartered community bank plans to give away $10,000 to one lucky not-for-profit making a difference in Sacramento, Yolo, San Joaquin or Solano counties.

“For the past decade, it’s been our honor to help meet the needs of small businesses and not-for-profits in our communities,” said John DiMichele, CEO, Community Business Bank. “Our $10,000 give away contest is the perfect opportunity to express our gratitude to a local not-for-profit that is working hard every day to help those in need.” In addition to the cash prize, the winner will receive a full-page ad in thePartners in Philanthropyedition of the Sacramento Business Journal.

Entry period for all nominations is September 1-30, 2015. Here are two ways to nominate your favorite not-for-profit:

Yolo County Nut Buying Period Starts August

Yolo County Nut Buying Period Starts August

Yolo County Agricultural Commissioner John Young has announced that the nut buying period will be held August 1, 2015 through April 1, 2016, in accordance with the county’s nut theft ordinance.

On May 13, 2014, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors adopted a nut theft ordinance to assist with the issue of nuts being stolen from orchards and sold illegally.  The declaration of the nut buying period, and related Proof of Ownership requirements, assists the department in enforcing the ordinance through compliance checks at places were nuts are sold.

During this period, persons in possession of unprocessed “nuts” (almond, walnut or pistachio) shall be required to show a Proof of Ownership.  Under probable cause, the agricultural commissioner or any peace officer may inspect the commodity and request that proof of ownership be provided.  Proof of Ownership shall contain the following information:

Continued Improvement in Home Values Results in Increased 2015 Assessment Roll

Continued Improvement in Home Values Results in Increased 2015 Assessment Roll

Yolo County Clerk/Recorder/Assessor Freddie Oakley has announced this year’s annual Assessment Roll increased from the 2014 total value of $21.8 billion to a current value of just over $23 billion. Improving economic factors have continued to strengthen the real estate market, attracting new residents and contributing to an overall rise in home values throughout Yolo County, resulting in a total 2015 Assessment Roll of $23,239,449,070; a 6.51% increase over the prior year. 

“Every member of my staff has been working tirelessly to efficiently handle the increased workload that accompanies the fair valuation of land, property and many other aspects of Yolo County and I could not be prouder of the end result,” said Yolo County Clerk/Recorder/Assessor Freddie Oakley.  “Preparing this year’s roll was a wonderful experience.”

Community Business Bank Ranked Sixth in Nation

 Community Business Bank Ranked Sixth in Nation

Community Business Bank announces that it now ranks even higher on the list of Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America developed by DepositAccounts, an online publication focused on banking and savings information for consumers.

The 2015 list ranks Community Business Bank sixth in the nation - up two spots from 2014. The bank is one of only 49 out of nearly 7,000 federally insured banks to be listed in the top ten percent for the second straight year.

“We are very pleased to again be nationally recognized as one of the top 10 healthiest institutions across the U.S.,” said John DiMichele, CEO, Community Business Bank. “The fact that we have been ranked even higher on the list this year speaks to the dedication of our staff and directors, as well as to our commitment to the communities we serve.”