Community Briefs – November 24, 2016


Scheduled water outage in south San Vicente
Residents of south San Vicente on Dandan Road will be experiencing a temporary water service interruption on Monday, Nov. 28, from 9am to 5pm due to the replacement of a non-working gate valve on Adios Place. Commonwealth Utilities Corp. customers in the affected area should expect restoration of services soon after.

This construction project is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation, and CUC. For more information, contact the CUC Customer Call Center (664-4282). (CUC)

Sobriety checkpoints on Saturday
The Department of Public Safety’s Traffic Section will be conducting sobriety checkpoints on Saturday, No. 26.

The first checkpoint will be from 6pm to 8pm along Beach Road Garapan to Beach Road Susupe. The second checkpoint will be from 10pm to 11pm along Chalan Pale Arnold Road in Puerto Rico to Chalan Lau Lau.

Each checkpoint will be operated for two hours. The checkpoint will be cancelled when it rains. (DPS)

Bank of Guam closed today and tomorrow
Bank of Guam will be closed today, Nov. 24, and tomorrow, Nov. 25. The bank’s Saturday branches in Yigo, Dededo, Harmon, Upper Tumon, Tamuning, Hagatna, Mangilao, and Malesso will reopen from 9am to 1pm. For more information, contact Jackie Marati at (671) 472-5258. (PR)

Transfer station, landfill closed today
In observance of Thanksgiving, both the Lower Base transfer station and the Marpi landfill will be closed all day today, Nov. 24, 2016. (PR)

Free medical mission on Sunday
The Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ (4th Watch) will host a free medical mission at its chapel in San Jose on Nov. 27, 2016, Sunday, from 4pm to 6pm. There will be blood pressure check, blood sugar check, weight measure, and eye screening. There will also be free body massage, facial cleansing, haircut, snack/ refreshments, and giveaways. For more information, contact 789-7566. (PR)

Military training at FDM
ASAN, Guam—The U.S. military will conduct 24-hour training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla on Nov. 24-28. The public—especially fishermen, commercial pilots and marine tour operators—are advised to stay clear of the areas during the date and times indicated. (PR)

CUC office hours
The Commonwealth Utilities Corp. will have the following office hours on Nov. 24-25, 2016:

• Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 (Thanksgiving Day): Closed
• Friday, Nov. 25, 2016: Closed

Regular business hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. For emergencies, contact the CUC Call Center at 664-4282 (4CUC). (CUC)

Chamber to host career exploration day
The Saipan Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its “2016 Career Exploration Day” on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. High school juniors and seniors will choose a field of business they are interested in and will be paired with a participating chamber business. Students will be recognized at the Saipan World Resort’s Royal Taga Hall during the chamber’s membership meeting on Dec. 7 at 12pm. For more information, call the chamber office at (670) 234-7150 or email (SCC)

SHEFA deadlines
The SHEFA deadline for new application only is on Dec. 1, 2016 .The deadline for all supporting documents is on Feb. 28, 2017. All documents must be complete and submitted at once. (SHEFA)

Wage and salary statement workshop
The Division of Revenue and Taxation, Department of Finance will be conducting a workshop for the Annual Wage and Salary Statement, Form (W-2CM) for tax year 2016 and other 2016 yearend filing requirements. The workshop will be on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. The first seminar will be from 8am to 11am and the second will be from 1pm to 4pm at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center. Businesses, employers and all payroll service companies are encouraged to attend. Please confirm your attendance by calling the Division of Revenue and Taxation at 664-1000 and 664-1098 or fax at 664-1015. (PR)

Holiday closures at Visitor Center
The American Memorial Park Visitor Center will be closed in observance of the upcoming federal holidays:

• Nov. 24, 2016, Thanksgiving
• Dec. 25, 2016, Christmas Day
• Jan. 1, 2017, New Year’s Day

Park staff would also like to encourage the public to visit the Visitor Center. With the exception of the holidays closed, the VC is open every day from 9am to 5pm.
If you have any questions, contact park ranger Brooke Nevitt at 234-7207 or 2020 or email (NPS)

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