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Even though MAC changed its regular 1st Wednesday of the month meeting date to Monday, July 11, there was Standing Room Only to hear the Action item, The Park at Granite Bay, which is located on the west side of Sierra College Boulevard north of Old Auburn Road. ...

The opportunity to comment on the Notice of Preparation has closed; so, the County will now conduct the environmental review process which will review ALL of the 80 specific issues that were noted in the Initial Study as issues that could have a “Potentially Significant Impact” on our existing environment as well as the items that were brought to the attention of the County in the letters they received in response to the Notice of Preparation. This process will take some time and the Draft EIR—the complete environmental study of this project—will not be available until early next spring.

The next step is to circulate a petition ...

Proposed Project:

“GBD Communities proposes to develop the Hawk Homestead project in the Granite Bay Community Plan (GBCP) of unincorporated Placer County [on property formerly known as the Frank Andrews property]. Hawk Homestead features 108 rural estate home sites with extensive open space, trails and amenities consistent with the character and identity of Granite Bay. The 245.2-acre Hawk Homestead (HH) site is located at the northwest corner of Barton Road and Cavitt-Stallman Road in the Granite Bay community.”

The property is currently zoned for just 37 homes with a minimum lot size of 4.6 acres. This project proposal is asking for almost three times as many lots ...

GraniteBay.com has received several e-mails recently that express concerns about different situations in the area; i.e. traffic problems, project development issues, down trees, etc. If your concerns are similar to the examples listed and are related to Granite Bay, Placer County, please send your email to lbrown@placer.ca.gov.

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October MAC Meeting CANCELLED

The Granite Bay MAC’s monthly meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 4, 2017 has been cancelled. The next MAC meeting is set for Wednesday, November 1, 2017 .

September MAC Meeting Summary

Supervisor Report:
If Supervisor Kirk Uhler is not present, Ashley Brown will present

Quarry Ridge Professional Center:
Quarry Ridge Professional Center is a proposal to develop an office park on a 3.23 acre site (APN 048-084-030) located at the northeast corner of Douglas Boulevard and Berg Street. The site is designated Low Density Residential in the Granite Bay Community Plan and is zoned RS-B-20 (Residential Single Family, minimum building site of 20,000 square feet). Four buildings with a total of approximately 17,000 square feet are proposed for office and/or medical office tenants. Requested entitlements include a Minor Land Division, Community Plan Amendment to the Professional Office land use designation, and Rezoning to OP-Dc (Office Professional, combining Design Scenic Corridor).

Presenter: Neil Doerhoff, Project Applicant

Colina Estates:
Colina Estates is a proposal to develop a 10-lot detached single-family residential subdivision on a 5.49 acre site (APN 048-103-022) located at 8137 Joe Rodgers Road. The site is designated Low-Density Residential in the Granite Bay Community Plan and is zoned RS-AG-B-20 (Residential Single Family, combining Agricultural, minimum building site of 20,000 square feet). Proposed lots range from 20,000 square feet to 26,873 square feet. Requested entitlements include a Vesting Tentative Subdivision Map and a setback variance for lots backing to Sturm Lane.

Presenter: Dave Cook, on behalf of Paul Hills Construction

Placer County Code, Chapter 17, Zoning Text Amendments:
The Planning Services Division is proposing amendments to the Placer County Zoning Ordinance (Placer County Code, Chapter 17) to implement a new State regulation and make additional changes that will clarify and simplify implementation and interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance. The proposed Zoning Text Amendments would include revisions to the following sections of the Zoning Ordinance: Definitions, Allowable Land Uses and Permit Requirements, General Development Regulations, Antennae & Communications Facilities Section, and Temporary Outdoor Events. Additionally, this Zoning Text Amendment includes the creation of a street-side setback requirement, update of residential lot coverage standards, revisions to the nuisance abatement process, the inclusion of setback regulations for solar panel arrays, and other minor revisions. The proposed Zoning Text Amendments are intended to update Chapter 17 and further streamline implementation of the Placer County General Plan.

Presenter: George Rosasco, Planning Services Division

August MAC Meeting Summary

Supervisor Report:
If Supervisor Kirk Uhler is not present, Ashley Brown will present

Placer County Community Choice Energy Program:
Staff will provide an update and overview on the Placer County Community Choice Energy program.

Presenter: Jenine Windeshausen, Placer County Treasurer Tax Collector

Community Development Resource Agency Overview:
The Community Development Resource Agency (CDRA) regulates land use and development in the unincorporated area of Placer County. The Agency includes departments such as Building Services, Code Compliance, Engineering & Surveying, and Planning Services. CDRA recently prepared a 2017-2018 Business Plan to outline its major initiatives and goals for the coming fiscal year. A brief overview of these priorities and goals will be provided to the community.

Presenter: Steve Pedretti, CDRA Agency Director

Secondary Dwelling ZTA:
The Planning Services Division is proposing amendments to the Placer County Zoning Ordinance related to secondary dwellings to bring applicable regulations into compliance with recent changes to State law. Based on the new State laws, the County’s current secondary dwelling regulations regarding permit requirements, as well as design standards regarding unit size, parking, and allowable density on-site will be amended.

Presenter: Shawna Purvines, Planning Services Division

Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance ZTA:
In California, about half of the urban water is used for landscape irrigation. Substantial water savings can be gained by proper landscape design, installation and maintenance. To improve water savings in this sector, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) has developed a model ordinance that promotes efficient landscapes in new developments and retrofitted landscapes. State law requires that local regulations reflect these new standards; therefore, the Planning Services Division is proposing amendments to the Placer County Zoning Ordinance, Placer County Building Code, and Landscape Design Guidelines to bring applicable regulations into compliance with changes to the State law.

Presenter: Emily Setzer, Planning Services Division

Granite Bay Parks, Trails, and Landscaping:
Placer County staff will give an update on the Countywide Park and Trail Master Plan, an overview of funding and operations, and potential projects and changes that may be considered by the Granite Bay Community.

Presenter: Andy Fisher, Placer County Parks Division

Revitalization of Eureka School:
Eureka Union School District staff will discuss plans for the revitalization of Eureka School and what recreational potential that could offer to Granite Bay residents.

Presenter: Tom Janis, Superintendent, Eureka Union School District

Employee Retention Drives New Placer Wage, Benefit Agreement

The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a new labor agreement with the Placer Public Employees Organization, outlining general wage increases for the county employees PPEO represents over the next five years. Click here to read more.

County Working with Partners to Address Opioid Overdoses

Placer County’s Health and Human Services Department is working with local law enforcement, medical providers, community groups and residents to address opioid overdoses in our community through a variety of strategies, including increased access to life-saving medication. Click here to read more.

Housing Coordinators to Broaden County’s Efforts against Homelessness

The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved agreements with two nonprofit organizations to provide housing coordination services to county residents who are at risk of becoming homeless or who have already become homeless. Housing coordinators offer case management, budgeting and moving help, furnishings, deposits, credit checks, rental preparation classes and more. Click here to read more.

County Evolves With Growing Food Truck Industry

Lobster rolls, tacos, shaved ice, barbecue, grilled cheese sandwiches, wood-fired pizza and so much more.

Is your mouth watering yet? Click here to read more.

Upcoming Meetings

Tues., October 3, 2017
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., October 4, 2017
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC
**CANCELLED**

Wed., October 11, 2017
6:00 PM
SJW District Board

Wed., October 11, 2017
7:00 PM
South Placer Fire District Board of Directors

Tues., October 17, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Community Room – Rocklin Library
Older Adult Advisory Commission

Tues., October 24, 2017
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., October 25, 2017
6:00 PM
SJW District Board

Wed., November 1, 2017
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Upcoming Events

Tues., October 3, 2017-
Tues., October 31, 2017

Foothill Farmers’ Market
8:30 AM - 1 PM
** This event is held on Tuesdays year-round **

Wed., October 4, 2017-
Wed.,October 25, 2017

Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 1:30 PM
** This event is held on Wednesdays year-round **

Wed., October 4, 2017- Wed.,October 25, 2017
Accordion Society Meets
6:30 PM - 9 PM

Thurs., October 5, 2017-
Thurs, October 26, 2017

Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 3 PM
** This event is held on Thursdays year-round **

Thurs., October 12, 2017
Food Truck Fun
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
** This event is held on the second Thursday of every month year-round **

Tues., October 17, 2017
Gloves and Shovels Garden Club
10 AM
** This event is held on the third Tuesday of every month **

Sun., October 22, 2017
Outdoor Picker's Market
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
** This event is held on every fourth Sunday

Click here and let us know about an upcoming community event.








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