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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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April MAC Meeting CANCELLED

The Granite Bay MAC’s monthly meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 4, 2018 has been cancelled. The next MAC meeting is set for Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

Awards Ceremony Honors Local Youth Who’ve Made a Difference

The awardees included high school students who had started STEM workshops for middle school girls, created a nonprofit organization providing tutoring to English language learners and more. Click here to read more.

Free Medication Take-back Across Placer County April 28

A free medication take-back event will take place at many locations across Placer County on Saturday, April 28. Click here to read more.

Placer Appoints Suzi Vinci as New Veterans Service Officer

Promoting the interest and welfare of veterans and their families is now the privilege and responsibility of Suzi Vinci, Placer’s new veterans service officer. Click here to read more

Annual Rankings Give Nod to Health of Placer Community

Placer County continues to hold the top spot among California counties for quality of life, according to results from the ninth annual County Health Rankings available at http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/. Click here to read more.

March MAC Meeting Summary

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

Dutch Bros Coffee and Self Storage:
Applicant owns the 1.8 acre property located at 8455 Sierra College Blvd in Granite Bay. The property has been an equipment rental yard and concrete plant for over 40 years. Applicant also owns a vacant one acre parcel adjacent to the 1.8 acre property.

The proposed development would include an 800 square foot Dutch Bros with a single drive through on approximately 0.5 acre fronting onto Sierra College Blvd where the current equipment rental yard sits. The remainder of the equipment rental yard would be joined with the vacant one acre parcel. The applicant would then develop a self-storage facility on the newly combined parcel. The self-storage facility would consist of three buildings and approximately 100,000 combined square feet. Development is in compliance with current zoning and would require a lot line. adjustment.

Presenter: Bill Loftus

Colinas Estates:
The applicant, Cook Development Consulting Services LLC on behalf of property owner Paul Hills, is seeking approvals to construct ten single-family residences on 5.49 acres of land located at 8137 Joe Rodgers Road. Requested entitlements include:

  1. Tentative Subdivision Map for the subdivision of 5.49 acres of land into 10 singlefamily lots.
  2. Variance to front minimum setbacks required in the RS district on Lots 1 through 5. A setback of 32 feet is proposed where 45 feet is normally required.
The site is designated Low Density Residential, .4 to .9 acres per dwelling unit in the Granite Bay Community Plan and is zoned RS-AG-B-20 (Residential Single Family, combining Agriculture, minimum Building Site of 20,000 square feet).



Presenter: Christopher Schmidt, Senior Planner (30 minutes)

2017 Placer County Service Awards

Over 100 county employees, representing over 1,000 years of service combined, were recently presented with 2017 Annual County Service Awards to honor their work at Placer County. Board of Supervisors Chair Jim Holmes and new County Executive Officer Todd Leopold presented individual awards to the employees in two separate sessions, Feb. 1 and Feb. 20, as family, friends and co-workers joined to celebrate those being honored. Click here to read more.

Community Workshops for Placer Sustainability Plan Set for March

Placer County is in the process of developing a Sustainability Plan, outlining ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and manage climate risks that threaten property value, natural resources and Placer quality of life. Two community workshops in March will offer a chance to learn about the plan’s purpose and goals and how to become involved in the planning process. Click here to read more.

Placer County to Host School Safety Forum March 8 in Wake of Florida Shooting

Following the tragic recent school shooting in Florida, Placer County leaders will convene a school safety forum March 8 in Roseville to discuss how everyone can work together to help prevent an attack in our community.

Click here to read more

Placer County Child Support Services Ranks Fourth Out Of 49 in State Performance Measures For 2017

Placer County Department of Child Support Services ranked fourth out of 49 local child support agencies in California for federal fiscal year 2017. Click here to read more.

February MAC Meeting Summary

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

Climate Action Plan:
Receive a presentation from the Planning Services Division on the County’s efforts to prepare a Climate Action Plan. Placer County is in the process of developing a Climate Action Plan which is intended to identify various programs and policies aimed to address climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while also identifying strategies to maximize economic benefits related to energy savings, operational cost savings, and other benefits for the County and the Community.

Pond View Parcel 2:
The applicant, Lisa Powers, is requesting approval of a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Modification for the Pond Pavilion & Lofts project, since renamed Pond View, located at 5630 Douglas Boulevard. The site is zoned OP-Dc (Office and Professional combining Design Scenic Corridor). The proposed CUP modification would eliminate the Commercial Event Center previously approved for the project and replace it with up to 24,000 square feet of office space in one or more buildings. The additional offices would be located on Parcel 2, the eastern and southern portions of the project site.

Presenter: Christopher Schmidt, Senior Planner (15 minutes)

Ventura at Granite Bay:
Ventura at Granite Bay is a proposal to develop a 33-lot detached single-family residential subdivision on a 6.11 acre site located at 6832 Eureka Road on the south side of Eureka Road, east of Purdy Lane. The site is designated High Density Residential and Rural Low Density Residential in the Granite Bay Community Plan and is zoned RM-DL 10-Dc (Residential Multi-Family, Density Limitation of 10 units per acre combining Design Scenic Corridor) and RS-AG-B-40 PD=1 (Residential Single Family, combining Agriculture, minimum building site of 40,000 square feet, combining Planned Residential Development of 1.0 unit per acre). Requested entitlements include a Vesting Tentative Subdivision Map, Minor Boundary Line Adjustment, and setback variances.

Negative Declaration can be found here

Presenter: Christopher Schmidt, Senior Planner (30 minutes)

Placer Seeks Public Input on Proposed Whitehawk I & II Projects in Granite Bay

Placer County is seeking public input on the scope of the environmental review document for the proposed Whitehawk I & II projects in Granite Bay, with a public meeting set for Feb. 13. Click here to read more.

Placer Awards Contract to Develop Affordable Housing Strategy

The Placer County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $186,860 contract agreement with BAE Urban Economics Inc. to develop a new affordable housing strategy. The effort will support the county’s housing work plan, a series of tasks approved by the Board of Supervisors on Aug. 8, 2017, aimed at addressing the housing crisis. Click here to read more.

Program Offers Free Tax Assistance to Eligible Residents

Do you want to maximize your tax refund, but aren’t sure where to start?

For the third year Placer County Health and Human Services will provide free tax assistance to low-income individuals and families, in cooperation with the IRS and United Way, through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

Click here to read more

Placer Appoints Todd Leopold as New County Executive Officer

Following a nationwide search, Placer County has selected Todd Leopold as its new county executive officer. Click here to read more.

January MAC Meeting Summary

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

Pond View Parcel 2:
The applicant, Lisa Powers, is requesting approval of a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Modification for the Pond Pavilion & Lofts project, since renamed Pond View, located at 5630 Douglas Boulevard. The proposed CUP modification would eliminate the Commercial Event Center previously approved for the project and replace it with up to 24,000 square feet of office space in one or more buildings. The additional offices would be located on Parcel Two, the eastern and southern portions of the project site.

Presenter: Lisa Powers (20 minutes)

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Upcoming Meetings

Wed., April 4, 2018
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC
**CANCELLED**

Tues., April 10, 2018
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., April 11, 2018
6:00 PM
SJW District Board

Wed., April 11, 2018
7:00 PM
South Placer Fire District Board of Directors

Tues., April 17, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Community Room – Rocklin Library
Older Adult Advisory Commission

Wed., April 25, 2018
6:00 PM
SJW District Board

Wed., May 2, 2018
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Upcoming Events

Tues., April 3, 2018- Tues., April 24, 2018
Foothill Farmers’ Market
8:30 AM - 1 PM
** This event is held on Tuesdays year-round **

Wed., April 4, 2018 - Wed., April 25, 2018
Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 1:30 PM
** This event is held on Wednesdays year-round **

Wed., April 4, 2018 - Wed., April 25, 2018
Accordion Society Meets
6:30 PM - 9 PM

Thurs., April 5, 2018- Thurs, April 26, 2018
Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 3 PM
** This event is held on Thursdays year-round **

Thurs., April 12, 2018
Food Truck Fun
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
** This event is held on the second Thursday of every month year-round **

Tues., April 17, 2018
Gloves and Shovels Garden Club
10 AM
** This event is held on the third Tuesday of every month **

Sun., April 22, 2018
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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