7391 alexander street gilroy historical society
7391 Alexander St. will be part of the historic walking tour on April 2. Contributed photo

Walking tour visits East Side

The Gilroy Historical Society’s monthly walking tours continue on April 2 with a tour of Railroad and Alexander streets on Gilroy’s East Side.

Participants are asked to meet at the Gilroy Museum, 195 Fifth St., at 10am.

Donations to the museum are appreciated.

Book sale returns to library

The Friends of the Gilroy Library holds a book sale every second Saturday of the month from 10am-1pm at the library, 350 West Sixth St.

The next sale will be held April 9.

Prices vary from 50 cents for paperbacks or $1 for hardcovers. Purchase individual items or a full bag ($5 for members and $8 for nonmembers).

The library bookstore is open Mondays through Fridays from 1-3pm. The Friends are also looking for donations of science fiction and fantasy books.

City internship program returns

The City of Gilroy is looking for college and graduate-level students who are eager to expand their skills and gain experience in various fields during the 2022 College Summer Internship program.

The following internships are available:

• Communications Content Creator Intern

• Public Safety Communications Intern

• Historical Archives Intern

• Human Resources Intern

The deadline to apply is April 10.

For information about these internship opportunities or to apply, visit cityofgilroy.org/jobs.

Art center hosting children Easter activities

The Gilroy Center for the Arts, 7341 Monterey St., will hold Easter-themed activities for children on April 10 beginning at 11am.

An Easter egg hunt by age group will be held on the lawn next to the center from 11am to 1:30pm.

An Easter movie will be screened inside the center from 2-4pm. Tickets are available at the door for $5 per person.

For reservations, call 408.842.6999.

For information, visit gilroycenterforthearts.com/calendar-of-events-2022.html.

Low-income seniors may apply for special property tax exemption

Santa Clara County seniors, 65 and older, could qualify to be exempt from paying the Safe, Clean Water property tax if they own their home and live in it as a primary residence.

Valley Water offers an exemption for qualifying low-income seniors from the Safe, Clean Water special property tax. The tax was renewed and approved by the voters in November 2020.

The application period for the 2022 Safe, Clean Water low-income senior property tax exemption is open from April 15-June 30.

Santa Clara County seniors could be exempt from the tax if they meet all of the following criteria:

• Born before June 30, 1958.

• Have a total household income for 2021 below $62,292. Total household income is the total gross income for every person over 18 years old who lives in the home. It excludes capital gains.

• Live in and own the home the tax is assessed on.

Mobile homes in parks and homes that are in an irrevocable trust are not eligible.

Seniors who meet the requirements should complete the application, and return with proof of age, such as a copy of a driver’s license, copy of birth certificate, copy of passport, or copy of a medical card that shows date of birth.

Applications can be submitted via regular mail or as a legible scanned copy via email.

The application is available online at valleywater.org/senior-parcel-tax-exemption.

For information about the Safe, Clean Water low-income senior property tax exemption, or to apply, visit valleywater.org/senior-parcel-tax-exemption.

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