The City of Victorville, by Council Policy No. CP-88-2, requires that arterial streets, drainage, and “pocket” park areas be screened from residential developments by a masonry wall, per City standards. The City policy requires that the area between the wall and the adjacent sidewalk be landscaped. In addition, a method for the perpetual maintenance of the wall and landscaping must be adopted by either a Home Owner’s Association (HOA) or incorporated into the appropriate Landscape, Drainage or Maintenance Assessment District administered by the City.
When the development of a neighborhood in the community is identified to be a special benefit by certain improvements such as “pocket” park areas, landscaped sidewalks and paseo walkways and drainage facilities, property owners in the identified special benefit area are assessed to pay the costs of the continual maintenance of the special benefit improvements.
Each LMAD/DFAD/MAD is formed when a residential or commercial project is first developed pursuant to the Landscaping and Lighting Act of 1972 (the “1972 Act”). The “1972 Act” allows the City of Victorville to levy an annual assessment for the continual maintenance of the special benefit improvements to the property owners who reside within a landscape, drainage or maintenance district and the annual assessment is placed on the property owner’s tax bill.
What should I do if you suspect a gas leak or rupture?
Warn others and evacuate to a safe location immediately.
Avoid sources of ignition such as smoking, operating electric appliances/devices or vehicles, using a phone or cell phone, switching on/off lights, or any other action that might create a spark.
From a safe place call VMUS immediately at 1-877-760-8687, or call 911
How do I apply for gas or electric service for my business?
To apply for service, please fax or email a completed
Electric and Natural Gas Service Application to VMUS customer service (contact information listed below). A VMUS representative will contact you to discuss your electrical and/or gas service needs.
VMUS Fax: (760) 269-0039
VMUS Email: UtilityServices@victorvilleca.gov
What should I do if I suspect a gas leak or rupture?
Potential hazards should not be disregarded. Any suspicions of a gas leak or rupture should be immediately reported to VMUS. VMUS and its contractors are highly trained and qualified to recognize and react to any abnormal operating conditions that may occur.
What are the indications of a natural gas leak or rupture?
Natural gas is a very safe form of energy but must be handled with care and respect. The safe and efficient operation of the natural gas system is a public concern. Incidents are rare but may occur, including leaks, ruptures, and ignition. Potential hazards may include construction or excavation near the gas facilities, land movement due to earthquakes, flooding or landslides, and other events that may damage the gas facilities.
Indications of a gas leak or rupture include:
The smell of unusual odor, like that of rotten eggs. Natural gas is colorless and odorless, but odorant has been added to help customers smell gas if a leak were to occur.
An unusual hissing or roaring noise coming from the ground or an above-ground pipeline.
Discolored vegetation surrounding a pipeline, or water or dirt/dust blowing into the air.
Who do I contact if I have a utility-related emergency?
VMUS Emergency Hotline: 1-877-760-VMUS (8687) Power outages, gas leaks, and all other emergencies for services provided by VMUS should be reported promptly using the emergency hotline.
Residential utility-related emergencies should be reported by dialing 911 by or contacting your service provider directly.
What can I do with extra trash?
Residents with extra trash from an event can call our Customer Service Division at
(760) 955-5001 to arrange for pick up of additional bags of trash for $2.00 per bag. If you want an extra trash cart/barrel, Customer Service can arrange to have a second trash barrel delivered and added to your account for the additional cost of $12.21 per month.
What is Proposition 218 and why does it impact LMAD/DFAD/MADs?
Proposition 218 is the "Right to Vote on Taxes Act" that was passed by California voters in November 1996. It impacts the LMAD/DFAD/MAD’s in the City, because it does not allow the City to increase assessment rates for LMAD/DFAD/MAD’s without submitting the proposed increase in assessments to the owners of property within the LMAD/DFAD/MAD. The aforementioned assessment ballot procedure allows the owners to express their support for, or opposition to, the proposed increase in the assessments applicable to their properties.
What do my LMAD/DFAD/MAD Assessments Fees Pay For?
Depending on the improvements within a particular LMAD/DFAD/MAD, assessments will pay for street light and traffic signal installation and maintenance, water, electric and other landscaping, utilities, paint, fertilizer, plant material, sand and soil, irrigation repair, pest control, small equipment and hand tools, electrical/plumbing parts, playground parts, janitorial supplies, equipment rental, equipment/vehicle maintenance, landscape maintenance contracts, tree maintenance contracts, mowing contracts, backflow testing, pocket park maintenance, paseo maintenance and repair, vandalism and graffiti repair, security and site lighting repair, and a portion of City staff salaries/benefits (both administrative & field staff) who work on the District.