News Archives: 2011


2011

Granite Bay Community Plan: Planning Commission Workshop

The Planning Commission will conduct a public workshop on December 8, 2011 at 1:00 PM at 3091 County Center Drive, Auburn to review the GBCP draft update. Primarily the Goals and Policies of the Plan were reviewed/revised to recognize population holding capacity, infrastructure, change in environmental conditions, etc. since the Plan was written in 1989. In order to limit the scope of the Community Plan Update, the Board of Supervisors directed that the existing land use and zoning designations not be modified. In addition, the Board of Supervisors also directed that the Circulation Element not be revised since it was updated in 2005.

Amazing Facts Ministry Update (AGAIN)

The Amazing Facts Ministries' project faces opposition. To read more about this, click here.

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON 12/1/11: The Amazing Facts Ministries' project will not be heard until early 2012. Future date still to be determined.

ORIGINALLY REPORTED ON 10/3/11: The stated objective of the project is to develop the Amazing Facts house of worship facility and offices to accommodate the multifaceted ministry that supports their local and worldwide mission.

Furthermore, comments to the Draft EIR will be heard on October 13, 2011 at 10:05 in the Placer County Commission Hearing Room at 3091 County Center Drive (corner of Richardson Drive and Bell Road in Dewitt Center), Auburn. The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments on the DEIR for the project, comments related to the merits of the project will be considered at a later hearing on the entitlement for the project.

The Draft EIR is available and may be reviewed at the Granite Bay Library or on the County website, click here.

December MAC Meeting Summary

Public Workshop-Preliminary Draft Granite Bay Community Plan:
Presented by E.J. Ivaldi, Supervising Planner and Chris Schmidt, Senior Planner, Planning Services Division of the Community Development/Resource Agency. (One Hour)
The MAC will continue its review of the Preliminary Draft Granite Bay Community Plan. This document is the product of collaboration and participation from a Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) subcommittee and County staff over the past two years, and the draft provides community members and the public a chance to review the vision, goals, policies and regulations related to development in Granite Bay over the next 25 to 30 years. County Staff is seeking a recommendation from the MAC to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors to adopt the Granite Bay Community Plan Update document.

Amazing Facts Ministry (UPDATE)

IN COMING INFORMATION: The Amazing Facts Ministries' project will not be heard until early 2012. Future date still to be determined.

ORIGINALLY REPORTED ON 10/3/11: The stated objective of the project is to develop the Amazing Facts house of worship facility and offices to accommodate the multifaceted ministry that supports their local and worldwide mission.

Furthermore, comments to the Draft EIR will be heard on October 13, 2011 at 10:05 in the Placer County Commission Hearing Room at 3091 County Center Drive (corner of Richardson Drive and Bell Road in Dewitt Center), Auburn. The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments on the DEIR for the project, comments related to the merits of the project will be considered at a later hearing on the entitlement for the project.

The Draft EIR is available and may be reviewed at the Granite Bay Library or on the County website, click here.

Granite Bay Garage Condos & Douglas Blvd. Self-Storage Proposal (UPDATE)

IN COMING INFORMATION: The Garage Condos & Self Storage project has been put on hold. Future date still to be determined.

ORIGINALLY REPORTED ON 4/5/11: The site consists of 8.7 acres on the north side of Douglas Blvd. just east of the intersection of Auburn Folsom Rd. and Douglas Blvd, and is zoned C1 with a Use Permit and Design Control. The property was previously approved for 53 town homes and even though the tentative map for this project is still viable, the current owner has submitted a different proposal.

Phase I consists of 59 self storage garages totaling 73,975 sq. ft. on 4.27 acres for storage of autos, boats, recreational vehicles, or other personal items of owner. Four buildings would house the garages ranging from 640 to 4,000 sq. ft., and there would be a 2,780 sq. ft. two story private owners’ Club House.

Phase I consists of 59 self storage garages totaling 73,975 sq. ft. on 4.27 acres for storage of autos, boats, recreational vehicles, or other personal items of owner. Four buildings would house the garages ranging from 640 to 4,000 sq. ft., and there would be a 2,780 sq. ft. two story private owners’ Club House.

While one concession was made to the residents, the 6 foot high wall along 3,000 feet of rural Olive Ranch Road be a 3 foot open design on top of a 3 foot solid base, with pedestrian access through the gated project from sunrise to sunset, for the most part, Chairperson, Supervisor Uhler ignored his constituents and the Granite Bay Community Plan and was perceived as acting as an advocate for the proponent.

Yellow Ribbons to Hang Along Douglas During Holidays to Honor Military

Yellow ribbons will adorn trees along Douglas Boulevard in Granite Bay over the holidays to honor men and women serving the U.S. military in war zones overseas.

The ribbons also will pay tribute to American soldiers who lost their lives serving their country, and are part of a nationwide campaign to thank all men and women who serve in the U.S. military and to welcome them when they return home.

About 150 ribbons will be hung in trees in the Douglas median from Cavitt Stallman Road to Auburn Folsom Road. They will go up Sunday and remain through New Year’s Day.

To learn more about the tribute, click here.

Eureka Union School District New Superintendent Search Survey

The Board of Trustees is beginning the process of searching for a new superintendent and has asked the firm, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates to help the Board with the process.

As one of the initial steps in the process, the Board is seeking your input on the desired characteristics and skills that you would like to see in the next superintendent. Please share your thoughts by responding to the apppropriate surveys linked below.

As you respond, please remember that all characteristics listed are desirable, but we are interested in knowing your perceptions about which characteristics are "most important" for the Eureka Union School District.

To access the Survey:
1. Identify the group to which you belong and click on the link below
2. Follow the directions on the survey
3. Respond by Friday, November 11, 2011
Click here to take the survey.

November MAC Meeting Summary

**NOTE:** This meeting will be held at the "BIG GYM" at the Eureka Union School District office located at 5455 Eureka Road, Granite Bay.

AB885 Update, Statewide Sewage Policy:
Presented by Jill Pahl, Environmental Health Director, HHS (15 min.)
Assembly Bill (AB) 885 was approved by the California State Legislature and signed into law in September 2000. It directed the State Water Resources Control Board to promulgate a statewide wastewater regulation by the year 2004. A revised draft of the regulation, waiver, and DEIR were released November 7, 2008. Since then they have been in the process of updating the policy.

Public Workshop-Preliminary Draft Granite Bay Community Plan:
Presented by E.J. Ivaldi, Supervising Planner and Chris Schmidt, Senior Planner, Planning Services Division of the Community Development/Resource Agency. (One Hour)
An overview of the Preliminary Draft Granite Bay Community Plan will be presented. This document is the product of collaboration and participation from a Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) subcommittee and County staff over the past two years, and the draft provides community members and the public a chance to review the vision, goals, policies and regulations related to development in Granite Bay over the next 25 to 30 years. County Staff will be on hand to answer questions from the MAC and public.

Granite Bay Community Plan: Draft to be Released for Public Comments

The updated Granite Bay Community Plan will be brought back to the Board for adoptions. Soon, the county will release the draft community plan for public comment. On November 2, 2011, people will have a chance to comment on the draft plan at the regular meeting of the Granite Bay MAC. Other opportunities for public input are on the horizon. Both the Granite Bay MAC and Planning Commission will formally review the draft plan and send their recommendations to the Board of Supervisors before action is taken.

The draft Granite Bay Community Plan may be reviewed at the Granite Bay Public Library, 6475 Douglas Boulevard, or click here to see it online.

Amazing Facts Ministry

The stated objective of the project is to develop the Amazing Facts house of worship facility and offices to accommodate the multifaceted ministry that supports their local and worldwide mission.

Furthermore, comments to the Draft EIR will be heard on October 13, 2011 at 10:05 in the Placer County Commission Hearing Room at 3091 County Center Drive (corner of Richardson Drive and Bell Road in Dewitt Center), Auburn. The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments on the DEIR for the project, comments related to the merits of the project will be considered at a later hearing on the entitlement for the project.

The Draft EIR is available and may be reviewed at the Granite Bay Library or on the County website, click here.

Supervisor Uhler’s Report

The final County budget for 2012 will be adopted by September 30. Assessed valuation of property is down another 3% which is a reduction of 12% since 2008. The County budget has been reduced by 17% over the last several years with a cut of 4.9% for next fiscal year. County employees are on a two tier system now and are contributing more to benefits.

San Juan Water District Update

General Manager, Shauna Lorance, discussed SJWD’s current water issues, state water objectives and current and past water legislation. Water issues are a hot topic in the legislature and from the presentation, it is apparent that southern California doesn’t think northern California can manage water. Bills pending and passed by the legislators strive to regulate water conservation to such an extent that lifestyles in this non desert area served by a large water shed would be drastically changed.

Please contact SJWD at 791-0115 and ask to be placed on their email list in order to stay aware of water issues and be able to take appropriate action when SJWD needs support on water issues vital to this area.

Overview of Placer Mosquito & Vector Control District Services

According to the presenter, out of 1,500 mosquito samples, 37 have tested positive for West Nile Virus. To date West Nile Virus cases have been detected in nine dead birds, four sentinel chickens, and three humans, with most of these occurring on the western border of the county.

Mosquito numbers are generally lower this year due to a combination of milder than usual temperatures and the district’s aggressive larval mosquito control program. Residents can take steps to protect themselves by draining standing water; using an effective insect repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants when outdoors, and keeping door and window screens in good condition.

For further information call (888) 768-2343 or click here.

September MAC Meeting Summary

Granite Bay Garage Condos & Self-Storage Facility:
Presented by Roy Schaefer, Planning Services Division of the Community Development/Resource Agency (30 Min.)
Proposal for a 74,900 square foot garage condominium development and 73,975 square foot self-storage facility on approximately 8.7 acres located on the north side of Douglas Boulevard (7135 & 7175 Douglas Boulevard), approximately 0.17 miles east of the intersection of Auburn Folsom Road and Douglas Boulevard.

Amazing Facts Ministry:
Presented by E.J. Ivaldi, Planning Services Division of the Community Development/Resource Agency. (45 Min.)
Proposal for a 17-acre campus to support a new Amazing Facts Ministry facility. The “House of Worship” facility would be constructed on a portion of a 74.2 acre site located on the south side of Sierra College Boulevard between Nightwatch Drive and Ridge Park Drive. The project would be constructed in two phases with buildings totaling 208,020 square feet. Phase I of the proposed Project would include a 106,800-square-foot multi-use building consisting of an auditorium/gymnasium, ministry offices, Sabbath school classrooms, a fireside chapel, an audio/visual production suite, and kitchen facilities. Phase I would also include a separate ±11,220 square-foot resource center building. Phase II would consist of a ±90,000 square-foot multi-use building which will replace the Phase I multi-use building’s function as the main sanctuary for this ministry and serve as the permanent worship facility with seating for 2,000 people. Approximately 625 on-site parking spaces would be provided as part of Phase I and an additional 275 parking spaces as part of Phase II for a total of approximately 900 spaces. The Draft EIR public review period ends October 17, 2011.

Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council’s Design Elements and Landscape Goals for Granite Bay’s “Central District” – Name Change:
Consider changing the name of the “Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council’s Design Elements and Landscape Goals for Granite Bay’s “Central District”. The term “Central District” is proposed to be changed to the “Douglas Corridor”. The Granite Bay MAC originally approved these design guidelines in February 2008. These design guidelines are provided to developers, builders, and private citizens at the Community Development Resource Agency upon submittal of building plans for projects within this defined area of Granite Bay.

Search & Rescue Fundraising Confusion

Placer County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue is conducting its annual fund raising efforts with the assistance of a telemarketing company. However, another group has been calling Placer County residents, asking for donations for Search and Rescue, but this group has no connection to the sheriff’s entity.

Please click here, to learn more.

Vote For Friday Night's GBHS Football Game

The voting for this weeks KCRA High Scool Playbook game of the week ends Wednesday, September 14th at 7 PM, so vote fast and this Friday's game between Granite Bay and Vacaville could be the Game of the Week, which will be announced during KCRA 3 Reports at 11 PM.

To vote and learn more, please click here.

**September's MAC Meeting Canceled**

The monthly meeting of MAC, scheduled for Wednesday, September 7, 2011, has been canceled.

Sign Up For Sheriff’s Community Awareness Academy

It’s time to sign up for the Placer County Sheriff Office’s popular Community Awareness Academy, which offers an inside look at the law enforcement agency.

Attendees are asked to attend all eight classes, each of which covers a different topic. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings, beginning Oct. 4 and ending Oct. 27. Participants will hear from members of the department’s special units and take “field trips” to the Placer County Jail and morgue, 911 dispatch center, as well as the air operations hangar.

Click here for more information.

Grant Targets Underage Drinking and Alcohol Sales

The Placer County Sheriff's Office recently received a grant from the State of California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for 2011-2012. The grant, totaling nearly $40,000, will be used to combat underage drinking and alcohol sales to minors in the county. The grant will also assist the Sheriff's Office in providing awareness and training in alcohol-related crimes and their impact for school staff, parents, students and the community.

To learn more about this, please click here.

Granite Bay Community Plan: Refresher & Update

The update of the GBCP began in August, 2008, when the Board of Supervisors directed Planning staff to begin review of the document originally adopted in 1989. The Plan’s primary purpose is to direct future land use and development in a manner that preserves the character and identity of the community.

A series of public meetings began in 2009 and ultimately through community input, it was determined that there was overwhelming support to not change the Land Use Element of the Plan. In August, 2010, the Board of Supervisors voted to update only the Goals and Policies section of the Plan with no changes to the Land Use Element.

A volunteer MAC sub-committee began working with Placer County staff in December, 2010, to update the Goals and Policies of the Plan. A draft document will be released to the subcommittee for review in early August. The draft document will probably be available to the public in early September after which a special MAC meeting will be held in mid-September to hear comments.

If everything proceeds on schedule, the proposed GBCP will be scheduled for a public workshop before the Planning Commission on October, 13, followed by a Public Hearing on November 10 for action by the Planning Commission. At the conclusion of this procedure there will be a Public Hearing before the Board of Supervisors to take action on the updated Granite Bay Community Plan. This is tentatively scheduled for December.

Auburn-Folsom Widening Project – Update

Many have wondered about the status of this project which seems to have stalled. According to Placer County Public Works, even though the project got off to a good start wet weather significantly impacted available working days. At this point, the contractor has until the end of September to finish the project.

At the end of July, the contractor will shift traffic in order to install an underground drainage system along the east side of the road to drain excess ground water from the road surface. The extra work is in response to the unanticipated ground water and roadway saturation issue that was found this past winter and hadn’t presented itself previously. The extra work is estimated to take two weeks.

2010 Census/Redistricting

The 2010 Census will affect the current Supervisorial Boundaries based on population. The updated proposals can be viewed here.

Improvement Project for Treelake Park and Playground

County Parks Division discussed plans for updating the playground at Treelake Park that does not comply with current safety standards or meet requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The cost for the rehabilitation is estimated at $150,000. MAC recommended the Board of Supervisors approve the request for $108,000 from Granite Bay’s Landscape and Lighting District reserves and redirect $42,000 from currently budgeted reserve funds for the upgrades to the playground at Treelake Park.

Adopt Dry Creek Greenway Regional Vision and Certify the Final EIR

This project received $250,000 grant funding several years ago and is ready to move forward. The proposed Dry Creek Greenway will provide a continuous and coordinated loop system of preserved lands and habitat, with a connection corridor of walking, equestrian and bicycle trails, from the Sacramento border to Dry Creek’s sources, and to the Folsom Lake State Recreation area.

MAC passed a motion recommending that the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors adopt the Dry Creek Greenway Regional Vision and Certify the Final EIR. For more information about the project, click here.

Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Fundraising Begins

The Placer County Sheriff Office’s Search and Rescue teams are beginning their annual telemarketing fundraising drive throughout the county. For more information, please click here.

August MAC Meeting Summary

Overview of Placer Mosquito & Vector Control District Services and Vector-borne Disease Update:
Presented by Ada Barros Heiser, MPH, Public Information Officer, Placer Mosquito & Vector Control District (20 min.)
An overview of the district’s services, future plans and projects will be presented. Updated information on the West Nile Virus will be provided.

San Juan Water District Update:
Presented by Shauna Lorance, General Manager, San Juan Water District (25 min.)
Discussions and overview of San Juan Water District (SJWD), current water issues, state water objectives and current and past water legislation.

**July's MAC Meeting Canceled**

The monthly meeting of MAC, scheduled for Wednesday, July 6, 2011, has been canceled.

Supervisor Uhler Monthly Report

>> Placer County has a budget shortfall of $1 million. Some of the actions taken to balance the budget include suspending step increases for management and confidential employees to save about $129,000, and suspending step increases for non-management employees to save over $1 million. As a result, only 17 of the 2,500 employees will be laid off. However, unknown impacts from State budget actions could amount to a $38 million hit to Placer County’s budget.

>> County is in process of contracting out services for Douglas Corridor maintenance.

>> Two weeks of dry weather are needed to complete paving the current road widening project on Auburn-Folsom Road and then it will take 2 or 3 weeks to finish the overlay.

San Juan Water District May Meeting Overview

At its May 9 meeting, the San Juan Water Board voted to give an 8% raise to district employees and have the employees contribute 8% into the EMC (employee member contributions) instead of the district continuing to pay this benefit. The Board considers this move a “wash” and took the action because the public has been asking for transparency in employee pay.

For more information about this, click here.

April's MAC Meeting Overview

At April's MAC Meeting a Recreational Storage Facility, a Mixed Use Project and the Regina Caeli Project at Rocklin and Barton Road were all discussed. For more information on these items, click here.

MAC Agenda Item Summary: June

MAC Committee Reports
Granite Bay Community Plan policy review committee. For more information, click here.

The Collections at Granite Bay
(previously Seymour Ranch)

Presented by E. J. Ivaldi, Supervising Planner, Planning Services Division of the Community Development/Resource Agency (20 min.)
Proposal by the New Home Company for a Subdivision Modification and Variance to allow vehicle entry gates and related monument walls. The project site is located on the east side of Cavitt Stallman Road, at its intersection with Great Oak Circle.
Action requested: Recommendation to approve Subdivision Modification and Variance to allow vehicle entry gates and related monument walls.

Adopt Dry Creek Greenway Regional Vision and Certify the Final EIR
Presented by Christopher Schmidt, Senior Planner, Planning Services Division of the Community Development/Resource Agency (20 min.)
The proposed Dry Creek Greenway will provide a continuous and coordinated system of preserved lands and habitat, with a connecting corridor of walking, equestrian, and bicycle trails, from the Sacramento border to Dry Creek’s sources, and to the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Greenway Plan and EIR can be found here.
Action requested: Recommendation to Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors to Adopt the Dry Creek Greenway Regional Vision and Certify the Final EIR.

Improvement Project for Treelake Park and Playground
Presented by John Ramirez, Placer County Parks Administrator, Department of Facility Services (20 min.)
The County Parks Division is requesting funding to remove and replace the old playground at Treelake Park that does not comply with current safety standards or meet requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The cost estimate for the project is $150,000.
Action requested: Recommend the County Board of Supervisors approve the request of the County Parks Division for $108,000 from Granite Bay’s Landscape and Lighting District reserves, and redirect $42,000 from currently budgeted reserve funds, for a new playground at Treelake Park, 5255 Parkford Circle.

2010 Census/Redistricting
Presented by: Loren Clark, Asst. Agency Director, Planning Services Division of the Community Development/Resource Agency (45 min.)
Discussion of 2010 Census and how it effects District Supervisorial Boundaries.

**May’s MAC Meeting Canceled**

The monthly meeting of MAC, scheduled for Wednesday, May 4, 2011, has been canceled.

Placer County Zoning Administrator to Hold Public Hearing on Bayside Church Request

The Placer County Zoning Administrator will be conducting a public hearing on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 9:30 AM in the Planning Commission Hearing Room (3091 County Center Drive, Auburn, CA 95603), to consider a request from Bayside Church, for a Minor Use Permit; this permit would allow for special events to take place at the church throughout the year.

South Placer Fire District Looking For Ways to Raise Revenue

At its regular meeting on March 16, the SPFD Board voted 3-1 (one absent) to hire SCI Consulting Group to conduct an initial assessment to create an ongoing new revenue source to fund its operational and facility needs. The most likely new revenue source is a new benefit assessment or parcel tax, and the company specializes in opinion research specifically tailored to address the unique aspects of a mailed weighted ballot benefit assessment.

Benefit assessment districts circumvent Prop 218 which says a parcel tax must be approved by 2/3 vote. By doing a mailed weighted ballot benefit assessment 50% plus 1 of the RETURNED BALLOTS will pass a special tax, and similar agencies have turned to this post 218 method to raise taxes for fire protection and emergency services where districts are finding it difficult to fund salaries, benefits, and pensions. (The mosquito abatement assessment special tax was passed in Placer County this way and the amount appears on property tax bills.)

Phase I will cost the SPFD $24,000 and is an analysis of the District including parcels by type and location, property ownership, property attributes, fire and emergency service needs and other factors that may influence the proposed new funding measure. After the preliminary fire assessment methodology and ballot measure strategic plans are reviewed, a survey is mailed to affected property owners. Proposed fire assessments and weighted ballot “votes” for each property owner will be integrated into the survey and opinion research. The findings will be analyzed and strategic recommendations for an assessment ballot to garner property owner approval for a new benefit assessment tax will be developed for review by the District.

At this point, the Board has the opportunity to decide whether the survey results favor proceeding with an assessment mailed ballot measure or a parcel tax, what rate to propose and when to conduct the mailed ballot proceeding. If, after analyzing the results of the returned surveys, the District elects to proceed with Phase II, there will be an additional cost of about $70,000.

NOTE: This assessment is considered a benefit to the property and revenue raised cannot be used to fund the ambulance service which accounts for 75% to 80% of the calls. In 2010-11, revenue from this source amounted to $943,318. In 1981, residents voted for an annual special assessment of $70 which has provided additional revenue every year and which accounted for $662,494 this budget year. This income, plus property taxes, fees, rentals, interest, etc., provided revenue of $7,352,158 for 2010-11.

The Director who voted against hiring a company to survey residents to determine how they would vote noted the fire district is doing a good job. However, he felt the economic situation in the country has changed and a better, more efficient job could be done to reduce costs. He did not feel raising taxes for revenue was the way to go. The Granite Bay Community Association will update members as this matter goes forth.

Compromise Reached: Enclave At Granite Bay Update

After many years of controversial hearings before MAC, the Planning Commission, and the Board of Supervisors, the community, neighbors, and the proponent have reached a compromise on a general plan for the Enclave at Granite Bay.

Proposed on the north side of Elmhurst Drive at the intersection of Swan Lake Drive in Treelake just east of Oakhills and Ridgeview Elementary Schools, this housing development’s general plan has been amended to allow 12 home sites where 6 were allowed under the current zoning. Approximately 46% of the site will be open space and access will be from Pastor Drive rather than from Elmhurst and Swan Lake Drive. Proponent originally sought a rezone and general plan amendment for 43 homes targeted at residents 55 years of age and older.

Granite Bay Garage Condos & Douglas Blvd. Self-Storage Proposal

The site consists of 8.7 acres on the north side of Douglas Blvd. just east of the intersection of Auburn Folsom Rd. and Douglas Blvd, and is zoned C1 with a Use Permit and Design Control. The property was previously approved for 53 town homes and even though the tentative map for this project is still viable, the current owner has submitted a different proposal.

Phase I consists of 59 self storage garages totaling 73,975 sq. ft. on 4.27 acres for storage of autos, boats, recreational vehicles, or other personal items of owner. Four buildings would house the garages ranging from 640 to 4,000 sq. ft., and there would be a 2,780 sq. ft. two story private owners’ Club House.

Phase I consists of 59 self storage garages totaling 73,975 sq. ft. on 4.27 acres for storage of autos, boats, recreational vehicles, or other personal items of owner. Four buildings would house the garages ranging from 640 to 4,000 sq. ft., and there would be a 2,780 sq. ft. two story private owners’ Club House.

While one concession was made to the residents, the 6 foot high wall along 3,000 feet of rural Olive Ranch Road be a 3 foot open design on top of a 3 foot solid base, with pedestrian access through the gated project from sunrise to sunset, for the most part, Chairperson, Supervisor Uhler ignored his constituents and the Granite Bay Community Plan and was perceived as acting as an advocate for the proponent.

MAC Agenda Item Summary: April

MAC Committee Reports
Granite Bay Community Plan policy review committee. For more information, click here.

Douglas Boulevard and Sierra College Boulevard Pedestrian Facilities
Presented by Jeff Apps, Project Manager; Department of Public Works (15 min.)
The proposed project will complete approximately 0.50 miles of pedestrian facilities along the Sierra College Boulevard including five (5) foot wide sidewalk, ADA ramps and driveway entrances. The project proposes to fill in the few remaining gaps along Douglas Boulevard with five (5) foot wide sidewalks, ADA ramps and driveway entrances.

Recreational Storage Facility Project
Presented by Tony Cardoso – Capital Pacific Company; (15 min.)
This project is to build a boat/RV storage area on the undeveloped portions of parcels 047-0150-012 01510-042 (referred to as the East Portion). These properties are located on Douglas Boulevard. Currently these areas are vacant undeveloped land with commercial and some residential properties adjoining the project boundary. This project would propose the grading, paving, landscaping, fencing, concrete work and stripping of the undeveloped portions in order to place 97 – 10’x30’ boat storage stalls and 8 – 12’x45’ RV storage stalls on the West Portion of the project and 83 – 10’x30’ boat storage stalls on the East Portion of the project.

Mixed Use Project
Presented by Tony Cardoso – Capital Pacific Company; (15 min.)
This proposed project is located on approximately 19.9 acres at the south east corner of Auburn Folsom and Fuller, consisting of 68 single family lots, 23,000 square feet of retail on the corner of Auburn Folsom & Fuller and 6,000 square feet of office on the south end of the project. The APN #: 047-150-045-000 and 050-190-001-000.

Join the Historical Advisory Board

Applications are being accepted for the Historical Advisory Board. For an application, please click here.

Vehicle Burglaries on the Rise in Granite Bay

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is urging residents of Granite Bay to be extra vigilant about locking their vehicles and not leaving their belongings in their cars in light of a rash of recent vehicle burglaries. Click here for more information.

Three Positions Now Open

Applications are being accepted for Granite Bay MAC Secretary, Library Advisory Board and the Placer County Older Adult Advisory Commission. To apply for a position, click here.

**Attention**: Changes For March MAC Meeting

There have been some one-time scheduling changes made for the March MAC meeting as well as the monthly MAC Sub-Committee Meeting held on Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

The MAC Sub-Committee Meeting on the Community Plan, which is held before the MAC meeting will not be held at the Eureka School District Office. The meeting has been relocated, and will now take place at the Granite Bay Branch Library located at 6475 Douglas Blvd at 5:00 PM.

The MAC meeting, which is normally held at 7:00 PM is now scheduled to begin at 6:50 PM back at the Eureka Union School District office located at 5455 Eureka Road.

Kindergarten Registration Now Underway in Eureka Union School District

If you have an incoming Kindergarten student for the 2011-2012 school year, you may pick up a registration packet at any of the K-3 schools:

Greenhills School
8200 Greenhills Way
Granite Bay, CA 95746
(916)-791-4230

Maidu School
1950 Johnson Ranch Dr.
Roseville, CA 95661
(916)-789-7910

Oakhills School
9233 Twin Schools Road
Granite Bay, CA 95746
(916)-791-5391

Included in the registration packet are the times of School Tours, the Parent Welcome Meetings and Information Nights.

MAC Agenda Item Summary: March

MAC Committee Reports
Granite Bay Community Plan policy review committee. For more information, click here.

Enclave at Granite Bay
Presented by E.J. Ivaldi, Planning Services Division of the Community Development/Resource Agency; Applicant: Camille Courtney, Rancho Cortina Properties (5 min.)
The proposed project is a 12-lot planned residential development on 12.07 acres, with approximately 46% of the site dedicated to open space including natural wetland areas. The project is located on the North Side of Elmhurst Drive, at the intersection of Swan Lake Drive, in the Granite Bay area.

Douglas Boulevard Self Storage & Granite Bay Garage Condos
Presented by Al Johnson – Al Johnson Consulting; Applicant: Al Johnson, Al Johnson Consulting (10 min.)
This project consists of two phases – 73,975 sq. ft. of Self Storage Units on the western parcel (APN: 047-060-016) and 74,902 sq. ft. of Garage Condos on the eastern parcel (APN: 047-060-033). The Self Storage portion includes a two-story office with a sales/rental area and a residence for the manager. The Garage Condos include a two-story club house with restrooms, lounge area, meeting rooms, and kitchen space for condo owners. The Garage Condos would also include a self service vehicle wash area. The project is located on the north side of Douglas Boulevard, approximately 0.08 miles east of its intersection with Auburn-Folsom Road.

To learn more about the Douglas Boulevard Self Storage & Granite Bay Garage Condos, please click here.

UPDATED: MAC Agenda Item Summary: February

MAC Committee Reports
Granite Bay Community Plan policy review committee. For more information, click here.

**Applicant for the item below has requested a continuance to the March 2 MAC meeting.

Douglas Boulevard Self Storage & Granite Bay Garage Condos
Presented by Al Johnson – Al Johnson Consulting (10 min.)
This project consists of two phases – 73,975 sq. ft. of Self Storage Units on the western parcel (APN: 047-060-016) and 74,902 sq. ft. of Garage Condos on the eastern parcel (APN: 047-060-033). The Self Storage portion includes a two-story office with a sales/rental area and a residence for the manager. The Garage Condos include a two-story club house with restrooms, lounge area, meeting rooms, and kitchen space for condo owners. The Garage Condos would also include a self service vehicle wash area. The project is located on the north side of Douglas Boulevard, approximately 0.08 miles east of its intersection with Auburn-Folsom Road.

To learn more about the Douglas Boulevard Self Storage & Granite Bay Garage Condos, please click here.

Overview of Placer County Air Pollution Control District Burn Rules and Responsibilities
Presented by Ann Hobbs, Air Quality Specialist, Placer County Air Pollution Control District (15 min.)
The Placer County Air Pollution Control District staff will present information on the amending of the District’s Burn Rules, along with an overview of the District’s responsibilities. There have been no regulatory changes in burn rules; the newly organized guidelines simplify and consolidate rules and bring them into compliance with State regulations; the document also makes the information more user friendly.

Kindergarten Registration in Granite Bay

If you have an incoming Kindergarten student for the 2011-2012 school year, you may pick up a registration packet any time during regular business hours, beginning February 1st  at your local school:

Greenhills School
8200 Greenhills Way
Granite Bay, CA 95746
(916)-791-4230

Maidu School
1950 Johnson Ranch Dr.
Roseville, CA 95661
(916)-789-7910

Oakhills School
9233 Twin Schools Road
Granite Bay, CA 95746
(916)-791-5391

For more information on Kindergarten, please click here to access the California Department of Education’s FAQ website.

Opening For MAC Secretary

The Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council has a vacancy for a secretary. To learn more, click here. Applications are now being accepted; click here to apply.

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