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Information from our Building Division on how permits and inspections are being handled during the Shelter Order.
03/24/2020

Information from our Building Division on how permits and inspections are being handled during the Shelter Order.

PERMIT & CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION DURING SHELTER ORDER:

PERMITTING SERVICES
OPERATIONS DURING “SHELTER-IN-PLACE” ORDER

Updated: March 22, 2020

Contra Costa County and subsequently the State of California have both issued a shelter-in-place order (“Health Orders”) on March 16, 2020 and March 19, 2020, respectively. In general, these orders request residents to shelter-in-place unless they are seeking or providing essential services. During this unprecedented time, the Town’s role is to maintain the health and well-being of the community while providing permitting services that are in compliance of these orders.

We have received a number of questions regarding how this impacts current construction projects underway as well as future construction projects. The Town’s approach is multi-fold:

Residential Construction

For projects where construction is underway, we will provide permitting and inspection services, so long as social distancing practices are used during construction and inspection. This is to ensure public health and safety, minimizing conditions where homes may not be safe, sanitary, or habitable.

For permits necessary to ensure a home is safe, sanitary and habitable (example: replacing a broken water heater), we are available to process applications and inspect the installation.

Please note that the Contra Costa Health Order specifically defines housing construction as Essential Infrastructure (Section 10c) and is therefore authorized to be submitted and processed. However, all statutory timelines related to all land use, subdivision and zoning applications have been suspended by Town’s Urgency Ordinance No. 2020-02, adopted March 17, 2020.

Commercial Construction

Commercial construction projects are not considered to be “essential” unless it is necessary to the operation or maintenance of an “essential business” as defined by the Contra Costa Health Order (example: healthcare facility, grocery stores, etc.).

For non-essential projects where construction is underway, the project will be allowed to proceed to a point necessary to prevent damage to materials and to ensure that the construction site is safe and secure.

If you believe your project qualifies under any of these scenarios, please contact the Building Division at (925) 314-3330 or [email protected] to submit permits for qualified projects. Simple permits are eligible for online permit submittal via the Online Permit Center (www.danville.ca.gov/cap).

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the impact on construction projects in Danville?

Certain projects are allowed as long as social distancing practices are used during construction. Residential construction projects that are currently underway (partly completed) may continue to completion in order to ensure health and safety. However, the Order prohibits new construction projects unless they are adding to the supply of housing stock (i.e. building a second unit, building a new home, etc.) or maintaining the habitability of homes in order to avoid displacement of residents.

Commercial construction projects related to maintaining or upgrading an “essential business” (i.e., grocery stores), government or health care infrastructure are also allowed to move forward.

I am midway through a remodel. Can my construction project continue?

Residential renovation projects of any kind that are currently underway may continue ONLY if necessary to a safe, sanitary, and habitable home. Likewise, residential remodeling projects that are partly completed may continue if delaying completion would pose a safety, security, or sanitation risk to residents or impact the habitability of the residence.

I have a project that is being plan checked. Can the project move forward?

All plan reviews currently underway will be completed. However, a building permit would not be issued for the project unless it is an “essential” project as deemed by the Contra Costa Health Order.

I have a contractor scheduled to begin a remodel next week. Can I go ahead with this project?

You must defer your remodel or renovation project unless it is necessary to restore your home to a safe, sanitary, and habitable space.

How do I apply for a building permit for a qualified essential project?

Please contact the Building Division at (925) 314-3330 or [email protected] to submit a permit application by-appointment-only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, though we are rapidly working to move this to an online platform. Simple building permit applications (HVAC, plumbing, and residential re-roofing) are currently available to be submitted via the Online Permit Center at www.danville.ca.gov/cap

How do I call for an inspection?

Building inspections will continue to operate as usual. Requests for inspections will need to be submitted by 3:00 PM the business day prior to the requested inspection. Submit requests by phone at (925) 314-3333 or registering online at the Online Permit Center (danville.ca.gov/cap).

To ensure the safety of Town staff and to prevent the spread of the virus, please be advised that inspectors will call ahead to ask health screening questions and inspections will be conducted by strictly adhering to social distancing practices.

Will the Town still be accepting applications to build new residences?

Yes, but the Town’s Urgency Ordinance No. 2020-02, adopted March 17, 2020, suspends all statutory timelines for all land use, subdivision and zoning applications. This includes any automatic “deemed complete” deadlines, approval deadlines, and appeal deadlines, until Town functions can be restored at the conclusion of the local emergency. Applications can be submitted email, online and USPS.

I run a construction company that builds housing. Can we continue to build new units?

Yes. Creation of new housing units, including both market rate and affordable housing units, is deemed an “essential” project by the Order, which allows construction projects to proceed and new ones to begin if they contribute new residential housing stock to meet the Town’s housing supply.

Is general commercial construction allowed?

Unless the project is necessary to the operation or maintenance of “essential infrastructure” or an “essential business” as defined by the Contra Costa Health Order, it will be suspended until the Order has been lifted.

Non-essential projects already under construction will be allowed to proceed to a point necessary to prevent damage to materials that a delay in finishing would create or to make the site safe and secure

ONLINE PERMITTING (Expanded Services Coming Soon)

The Town currently offers online submittals for simple permits (HVAC, plumbing, and residential re-roofing) are currently available to be submitted via the Online Permit Center at www.danville.ca.gov/cap.

In the interest of maintaining public health and safety, we are undertaking an expansion of the system. Due to the urgency of the need, the expedited roll out will likely be less than seamless. For that we apologize in advance. Please bear with us as we work to process permits while maximizing everyone’s safety.

We're offering a big thank you to Louis Calli, proprietor of "The Find" wine bar. Louis called us this morning, offering...
03/23/2020

We're offering a big thank you to Louis Calli, proprietor of "The Find" wine bar. Louis called us this morning, offering disinfectant if we needed. Officer Muller went down and filled up five bottles. And posed for a pic while there, of course. :)

We have gotten offers of help, masks, and more, and we so appreciate the support. This is why Danville is awesome. Community/Police partnership for the win! #danvilletogether #staysafe

03/21/2020
Town of Danville, CA

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Help stop the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve. Our friends at the City of San Ramon News and Information put together this great video explaining just what it means to flatten the curve. #danvilletogether

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03/21/2020

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A MESSAGE FROM POLICE CHIEF ALLAN SHIELDSTo the Danville Community, I am reaching out to you today to appeal to our shar...
03/21/2020

A MESSAGE FROM POLICE CHIEF ALLAN SHIELDS

To the Danville Community,

I am reaching out to you today to appeal to our shared sense of community here in Danville. In this challenging time I’m comforted by knowing that we are a resilient and resourceful community with the ability to band together in support in times of need

It is that sense of community that prompts me to reach out today. Since Monday, we’ve been receiving several calls a day reporting people and businesses that are violating the Contra Costa County Health Services Order to shelter in place and only travel when necessary. Many non-essential businesses are choosing to continue to operate and do so in ways that are clearly placing people at risk by gathering, working in close groups, and having frequent physical contact with one another.

Reports received by the Police Department include small gyms continuing to operate, hairdressers continuing to see clients, and parents having social gatherings with multiple children in parks and play areas. Our officers do their best to practice social distancing while keeping everyone safe. We have been attempting to make contact with violators followed by visiting them if our educational calls don’t work. Sending officers to make personal contact is something that we are trying to avoid as it puts both them and the rest of the community at risk.

Ignoring the shelter order poses an extreme risk for transmission of the Covid-19 virus. Health agencies nationwide are gearing up for a potential surge in Covid-19 cases that necessitate a hospital bed, or worse, a ventilator. A potential surge could overwhelm our health services infrastructure, putting more lives at risk. My role as chief, and our role as a police department, is to see to the safety and well-being of our community. I would be remiss in that duty if I did not reach out to you all and ask that you work within the parameters of the shelter order.

Our first responders don’t have the option of sheltering in place. They are tasked with coming to work each day and keeping the town safe. However, some of those who do have a choice are choosing to continue with activities that put them in close personal contact with many people throughout the day. In doing so, they put everyone at risk. Necessary interactions such as going to the grocery store must go on, but we are asking that you limit it to those, and postpone playdates, dinner parties, and the like.

My primary objective during this health crisis is to keep and maintain a healthy police force so we can continue to safeguard this community and provide the high level of service you have come to expect from us. I put it to those who continue to violate the Health Officer’s order to ask themselves if they are doing the best they can to help keep our community and our first responders safe. Let’s work together to get through this while keeping Danville a safe and great community to live and raise a family.

Thank you and stay healthy,

Chief Allan Shields
Danville Police Department

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Many stores have established senior shopping hours. See what those are and learn the latest in today's update.
03/20/2020
Town of Danville, CA

Many stores have established senior shopping hours. See what those are and learn the latest in today's update.

UPDATE: Sorry folks, we had an error in our time for Lunardi's. They have senior shopping hours from 7-8am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Apologies for the inconvenience.

UPDATE ON SERVICES/DMV/SENIOR SHOPPING HOURS

Coronavirus Update March 19, 2020

Clarification of Essential/Non-Essential Services

1. Gardening/Landscaping: only allowed to spray pesticides or to do hazard abatement (tree limbs about touching a powerline or about to fall)
2. Hair salons are not allowed to operate, per the shelter in place order

DMV Operations

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today asked California law enforcement to exercise discretion for 60 days in their enforcement of driver license and vehicle registration expiration dates beginning March 16, 2020. The DMV is taking this action so that at-risk populations, including seniors and those with underlying health conditions, can avoid required visits to DMV field offices for driver license or vehicle registration renewals.

Senior Issues
Essentials

Seniors are encouraged to ask five trusted friends or family members to purchase essentials for them including food and medicine. If you do not have friends or family near you, it is recommended to use online delivery services when possible. In the event you need to leave the house to shop for essential items, the following stores are offering special senior-only shopping hours:

Costco
3105 Fostoria Way
(925) 277-0407
Tuesday, 3/24 and Thursday, 3/26
8:00am - 9:00am
60+ only (no assistance from family members)

Smart & Final
460 Diablo Road
(925) 552-8153
Daily, 7:30am - 8:00am

Safeway
3496 Camino Tassajara
(925) 736-0298
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00am - 9:00am

Lunardi's
345 Railroad Ave
(925) 855-8920
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:00am -8:00am

Draeger's
4100 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
(925) 648-5800
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:00am - 8:00am

Ways for the community to Assist the Elderly
We have received a number of calls asking how to help the elderly. Meals on Wheels is working hard to provide essential items to seniors. While they have plenty of volunteers for the moment, they do have a list of items they need donated. These can be dropped off at 1300 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday Friday.

Needed items include:

o Small bottles of hand sanitizer
o Individually packaged sanitizing wipes
o Gloves
o Toilet paper (individually wrapped or 4-packs)
o Plastic bags with handles (clean, unused)
o Strong Command adhesive hooks (for hanging the meal outside clients’ door)
o Incontinence supplies (adult diapers, etc.)
o Cleaning products
o Personal hygiene products
o Dry pet food/kitty litter

Residents can also make monetary donations at www.mowdr.org.
During this time seniors are encouraged to go to trusted resources for information on the virus including:

California State Website about COVID-19 Covid19.ca.gov
Contra Costa County Health Services https://cchealth.org/
California Department on Aging https://www.aging.ca.gov/
Town of Danville Website http://www.danville.ca.gov

Let's do this together! Please stay at home while we navigate this difficult time.  Limit essential trips to the store o...
03/19/2020

Let's do this together! Please stay at home while we navigate this difficult time. Limit essential trips to the store or pharmacy to one person per household. We will get through this!

Town of Danville, CA
03/19/2020

Town of Danville, CA

ADDITIONAL CLOSURES ANNOUNCED TO LIMIT SPREAD OF COVID-19

To the Danville Community,

As we work to come to grips with what we can/can’t do while under the Shelter in Place order, it is becoming clear that there are some additional changes we will need to make.

Over the past two days we have received numerous reports of groups of individuals playing basketball, gatherings at play areas, etc. In order to maintain social distancing, and adhere to the shelter order, we are asking the community to curtail these activities.

For our part, the Town will be taking the action of closing the play areas, basketball courts, and tennis courts at our area parks. The parks themselves will remain open along with park restrooms, and residents are encouraged to get out and walk, bike, jog or hike. But in order to limit potential transmission of the coronavirus it is essential that appropriate social distancing (6 ft space between individuals) is maintained.

We recognize that this presents a great deal of inconvenience, however under the current circumstances, working to adhere to the shelter order is needed to slow and stop the spread of the virus.

Many residents have taken the shelter order to heart, and for that we are very grateful. Parents, please work with your children to find activities that do not involve groups and gatherings. Please avoid playdates, sleepovers, and parties while the order remains in effect.

This is a challenging time, and one that will be difficult for all.
We ask your patience and creativity as we work our way through these next weeks.

We wanted to make you aware of a new scam related to COVID-19 that our friends at Daly City Police tweeted about.Their t...
03/19/2020

We wanted to make you aware of a new scam related to COVID-19 that our friends at Daly City Police tweeted about.

Their tweet read:

"People are claiming to be from the CDC offering to let people 'reserve a vaccine for COVID-19' with a credit card/and/or social security number. There is no vaccine reserve program, and the CDC is not offering anything of the sort. Do not fall prey!"

During these difficult times, we want you to continue being smart and vigilant when it comes to scams. If you receive a call like this, or any other call asking for money or gift cards over the phone, hang up! Our thanks to Daly City Police Department for sharing this information!

As always, we are here for you! Call Danville PD at (925) 820-2144 if you receive suspicious calls or if you have been the victim of a scam.

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