News Archives: 2013


2013

January MAC Meeting Summary

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

The Affordable Care Act:
Presented by, Cheryl S. Davis, M.S., Director, Human Services (20 min.)
The Federal Government’s Affordable Care Act is a complicated change in American medical insurance coverage. To help Placer County residents navigate through this process, a brief overview will be presented explaining eligibility, coverage and enrollment provisions. This is not meant to be a fully comprehensive presentation but a way to find out more about where to go and the role that Placer County is playing to h elp the community.

Proposed Event Center Ordinance:
Presented by George Rosasco, Pla cer County Planning Services Division ( 20 min.)
The Board of Supervisors has requested that the Planning Department develop a new ordinance, for their approval, on Community Centers and E vent Centers in Placer County. There were four workshops at the Planning Commission that resulted in a Draft Event Center Ordinance. This will be the second presentation to the MAC to answer further questions. Staff is requesting a recommendation on the ordinance that will be forwarded to the Planning Commission for further consideration.

Placer County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Two Granite Bay Burglary Suspects

Detectives with the Placer County Sheriff's Office have located and arrested two men in connection with several residential burglaries in Granite Bay, Lincoln and possibly other cities in Placer County.

On December 11, at 7:30 a.m., deputies responded to a residential burglary in Granite Bay. The deputies gathered evidence at the scene that later led detectives to a neighborhood in Sacramento where they arrested Levi Brandon Ochotorena, 33.

Further evidence discovered in Sacramento led detectives to Fair Oaks where tonight they arrested Douglas Wayne Boyer, 23.

Both men are currently being held at the Placer County Jail and face charges of burglary and possession of stolen property. Both of the arrests took place without incident. Property recovered at the locations of arrest has been released back to the victims.

December MAC Meeting Summary

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

Maher Subdivision:
Presented by, Roy Schaefer, Placer County Planning Services Division ( 20 min.)
Proposal to subdivide a 7.3 acre parcel into seven lots, each approximately 40,000 square feet in area. The project includes a variance request for reduced front setbacks. The project is located at and on the East side of Sierra College Boulevard, just nor th of the Placer/Sacramento County line (9755 Sierra College Boulevard). Staff is requesting a recommendation on the project that will be forwarded to the Planning Commission.

Proposed Event Center Ordinance:
Presented by George Rosasco, Placer County Planning Services Division (20 min.)
The Board of Supervisors has requested that the Planning Department develop a new ordinance, for their approval, on Community Centers and Event Centers in Placer County. There were four workshops at the Planning Commission that resulted in a Draft Event Center Ordinance. Staff is requesting a recommendation on the ordinance that will be forwarded to the Planning Commission for further consideration.

November MAC Meeting Summary

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

Handout Revised Municipal Advisory Councils of Placer County Handbook:
Presented by, Linda Brown, District Director, Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler, District 4 ( 5 min.)
Overview of MAC meeting procedures.

Island at Granite Bay :
Presented by John Tattersall, Maverick Partners West (1 5 min.)
Island at Granite Bay consists of 13.6 +/ - acres, located west of Sierra College Boulevard , south of Annabelle Avenue, north of Haskell Way and east of the City of Roseville. The adjacent parcels located in Placer County are zoned RS - Ag - B - 40. The local developer wishes to develop a medium density, single - family detached residential project with parks, playing fields, trails and green space as a major community component. The developer is requesting that the MAC provide thoughts on general concepts and general design elements the developer sees for the property.

Placer County Transportation Pla nning Agency (PCTPA) - Unmet Transit Needs :
Presented by David Melko, Senior Transportation Planner, PCTPA ( 10 min.)
The PCTPA serves as the Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA) for Placer County. One of the agency’s responsibilities is the administration of the Transportation Development Act (TDA). TDA funds are funded through ¼ percent of the statewide sales tax. PCTP A is reaching out to the Granite Bay MAC, transit providers and the public to gather input regarding existing public transit services . What services would be needed and would likely be use d if feasible to provide additional transit services. The PCTPA make s a determination as to what needs are reasonable to meet according to adopted criteria.

What is the water future of our region, specifically San Juan Water District Wholesale customers:
Presented by Shauna Lorance, General Manager, San Juan Water District and Pam Tobin, San Juan Water District Board Member (10 min.)
They will discuss the impacts of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan on our water supply. The discussion will include how dangerously low lake lev els get at least once every decade ; the importance of San Juan’s water rights to our water future; why the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation must honor them; and what San Juan Wholesale customers can do to help a d vocate for their water.

Burglar Arrested After Trying To Enter a Granite Bay Home

An El Dorado Hills man was arrested yesterday afternoon after he tried to break into a Granite Bay home that was occupied by a 14-year-old girl.

Placer County Sheriff's deputies found Mitchell Paul Leahy, 34, hiding in the home's backyard after the girl called her mother and told her a man was trying to enter their residence on Barton Road.

Deputies rushed to the home after the girl's mother called 911 at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to report that her daughter was at home alone and a man had knocked on the front door. The girl did not answer the door, and a short time later she saw him attempting to force open a rear sliding door. The approaching sirens apparently scared Leahy, who ran and hid in the backyard. A crow bar, which he had used as a pry tool on the door, was also found in the yard.

Leahy originally gave deputies his brother's name, but eventually revealed his true identity. He was recently released on bail for burglary in Sacramento County. Inside his nearby truck, deputies found a loaded firearm, narcotics, stolen property, a fraudulent passport, and identity information belonging to others. He was booked at the Placer County Jail in Auburn on charges of burglary, receiving stolen property, identity theft, committing a crime while on bail, possessing a firearm in the commission of a felony and giving false ID to deputies.

Leahy's bail was enhanced to $175,000 and he remains in custody.

KCRA 3's Kids Can Food Drive 2013

The KCRA 3 Kids Can Food Drive has been helping to feed hungry families in our community for more than 20 years.

You can help by donating canned and non-perishable food items at any participating school, food bank or other approved docation locations. In our local area participating locations include:
Granite Bay High School
Greenhills Elementary
Maidu Elementary
Oakhills Elementary School
Ridgeview School
Olympus Jr. High School

Collecting donations begins on Monday, October 14, 2013 through Friday, November 15, 2013. For more information, please click here.

October MAC Meeting CANCELLED

The Granite Bay MAC’s monthly meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 2, 2013, has been cancelled. The MAC will meet again at the next regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.

Placer County Sheriff's Department 4th Annual “Day With a Deputy”

On Saturday, September 21, 2013, the public is invited to the fourth annual “Day With a Deputy” event at Bayside Church in Granite Bay, from 10 AM until 2 PM.

This free, family event is a great place to see all that the Placer County Sheriff’s Office has to enhance public safety – from the helicopter to the bomb squad. These Special Enforcement Teams, honor guard, bomb squad, K-9 units, helicopter and crew, search and rescue teams, dive team and boat, 911 dispatchers, and others will be on hand, with most teams doing a demonstration during the day.

“Day With a Deputy” is put on each year by the Placer County Sheriff’s Council, which is comprised of local business leaders, who raise funds for unbudgeted equipment. The Sheriff’s Council has purchased PCSO’s Tasers, honor guard uniforms, Pepperball gun systems, ballistic shields and more. There will also be a bounce house, fingerprinting for kids, face painting, firemen’s muster, and food available for purchase. For more information, go to www.DayWithaDeputy.com.

September MAC Meeting Summary

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

Sewer Maintenance District 3 Regional Sewer Project – Start of Construction:
Presented by Kevin Bell, P.E., Environmental Engineering Program Manager; Walt Schwall, P.E., Senior Civil Engineer (10 min.)
To comply with the Sewer Maintenance District (SMD) 3 permits issued by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, the County is decommissioning the SMD 3 wastewater treatment plant and installing a pipeline along Auburn Folsom Road to convey wastewater to City of Roseville for treatment. Construction will begin April 29, 2013 and finish by December 31, 2014.

Removal of Stop Sign on Eureka Road at Eureka School/District Offices:
Presented by Andrew Gaber, Senior Civil Engineer, Department of Public Works Transportation Planning (10 min.)
The County has received a request to remove this stop sign due to the closure of the school.

Follow the Placer County Sheriff's Department on Facebook

To access press releases and postings from the Sheriff's department that include crimes and arrests in Placer County choose one or both of the following sites: Placer County or Facebook.

Social Media & Burglars

With Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites available to us, click here to see how burglars now find potential victims; and learn some tips on how you and your home can avoid becoming a target.

OAAC Has Seat Vacancy

The Older Adult Advisory Commission currently has a vacant seat in District 4. To apply for that seat, please click here.

Sheriff’s Office Offering Business Security Class

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is offering a free class to help business owners protect their businesses and themselves.

The class will be held Monday, August 19, 2013 from 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM, at the Placer County Sheriff’s Office in Auburn. Topics to be discussed include: identity theft and counterfeiting; dealing with transients; high-tech crimes; business security; crime reporting and arrests; internal theft; and trespassing and parking concerns.

You must RSVP by August 15, 2013 to attend. Call CSOs Amanda Rogers or Kim Rivera at (530) 889 - 6922, or email arogers@placer.ca.gov or krivera@placer.ca.gov to reserve a spot or 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 2013-2014. Agencies who will participate along with the Sheriff’s Office in the grant are Auburn, Lincoln and Rocklin police departments.

The grant, totaling about $100,000, will be used to combat underage drinking and alcohol sales to minors countywide. 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, please click here.

August MAC Meeting Summary

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

Maher Subdivision:
Presented by John L. (Jack) Reynen, Managing Member, Artisan California, LLC (15 min.)
Proposal to subdivide a 7.3 acre parcel into seven lots, each approximately 40,000 square feet in area. The project includes a variance request for reduced front setbacks. The project is located on the east side of Sierra College Boulevard, just north of the Placer/Sacramento County line (9755 Sierra College Boulevard).

Property Tax Update:
Presented by Rob Newburn, Chief Appraiser Assessor’s Office (30 min )
The Placer County Assessor’s Office will provide an update on the property tax assessment roll, an d how property assessments are affected by how the real estate market recovers.

Statewide Septic System Regulations and Placer County Description:
Presented by Kurtis Zumwalt, Environmental Health Program Manager and Mohan Ganapathy, Environmental Health Specialist (20 min.)
Assembly Bill 885 required the State to come up with standardized septic regulations for all counties to adhere to. This policy sets standards for new or replacement septic systems or systems that are subject to a major repair. Placer County Environmental Health personnel will be present to give a presentation on how we are proposing to comply with this new policy.

Home Occupation (Microtechnics, Inc.) at 7970 Twin Rocks Road:
Presented by Roy Schaefer, Associate Planner, Planning Services Division (20 min.)
Request for a Minor Use Permit to allow for the “sales and repair of firearms” as a Home Occupation per Section 17.56.120 of the Placer County Planning and Zoning Ordinance. The property is located on the south side of Twin Rocks Road, just east of the intersection of Twin Rocks Road and Auburn Folsom Road (APN: 035-151-025).

Placer County Planning Commission Public Hearing: Vesting Tentative Subdivision Map Modification (PSM 20130186) Rancho Del Oro Estates

On Thursday, July 25, 2013, the Placer County Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing. Set to start at 10:05 AM in the Planning Commission Hearing Room (3091 County Center Drive, Auburn, CA 95603), the public hearing will discuss a Vesting Tentative Subdivision Map of Rancho Del Oro Estates to reduce the private road easement width from 40 feet to 28 feet and to allow for additional lot grading beyond what was originally approved.

The area being discussed at this public hearing is located on the north side of Olive Ranch Road, approximately 0.25 mile east of Cavitt Stallman Road in Granite Bay.

By 5:00 PM on Thursday, July 18, 2013, the Thursday prior to the scheduled hearing, staff reports will be posted on the website of the Planning Services Division.

July MAC Meeting Summary

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

Update on Ronald L. Feist Park and Landscape Maintenance on Douglas Boulevard:
Presented by John Ramirez, Placer County Parks Administrator (15 min.)
Information will be presented on the new parking requirements at Ronald L. Feist Park. The landscape maintenance on Douglas Boulevard will be discussed.

The Ponds:
Presented by Lisa Powers, Powers Equity, Inc. (20 min.)
Proposal to develop a 5.2 acre parcel with a 7,500 square-foot event center and twenty-six (26) working lofts. The project site is located on the south side of Douglas Boulevard, between Berg Street and Barton Road (5630 Douglas Boulevard).

Mosquito School For Teachers

On Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Placer County Teachers Grades K-6 are invited from 9 AM - 12 PM to a fun-filled and information-packed workshop designed to provide mosquito and vector information for educators and resources to take back to the classroom! For more information, please click here.

** Please note: Must RSVP by Thursday, June 13, 2013. Call 916) 380-5444 or click here.

Public Hearing Notice

A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 beginning at 9 AM; among other items, at 10:30 AM a Single-Room Occupancy Residential Housing - Housing Element Implementation, Zoning Text Amendment (PZTA 20110258) will be discussed. The meeting will be held at the Board of Supervisors' Chambers, 175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn, CA 95603. To learn more click here.

June MAC Meeting CANCELLED

The Granite Bay MAC’s monthly meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 5, 2013, has been cancelled. The MAC will meet again at the next regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, July 3, 2013.

Ride With Pride

It's time to sign up for the Placer County Sheriff Office's annual Ride With Pride, a one-day camp that pairs grade-school children with deputies and their horse partners.

Participants may choose to attend Ride With Pride on one of four days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, June 10, 11, 12 or 13 at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn. Members of the Sheriff s Office, all with horse experience, have developed a complete program featuring sessions in which children have fun while learning about the care, handling and riding of horses. Children ages seven through 12 are invited to participate. This is a free event.

Classes will be held from 9 AM - 2:30 PM each day and a free lunch is provided.

For more information or to register, call Community Services Officer Lynn Harrison at (916) 652-2419 or email her at lharriso@placer.ca.gov.

May MAC Meeting Summary

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

Douglas Boulevard and Berg Street Development:
Presented by Jeff Jennings, IAI, President, CEO, Jplus Architects, Inc. (15 min.)
Presenting and requesting general direction on the proposed development of a medical-office complex on the Northwest corner of Berg Street and Douglas Boulevard. The APN #: 048-081-056-000 and 048-081-057-000. The development would provide a barrier between Douglas Boulevard and the residential area located behind the properties.

Dry Creek Red Sesbania Management and Maintenance Program:
Presented by Matt Dunnahoe, Natural Resource Planner, Placer County Resource Conservation District (15min.)
Provide an overview of the Dry Creek Red Sesbania invasive weed control program proposed for 2013. Discuss the distribution in the Dry Creek watershed system, identification, monitoring, treatment and disposal of the invasive weed Red Sesbania.

Sewer Maintenance District 3 Regional Sewer Project – Start of Construction:
Presented by Heather Knutson, P.E., Associate Civil Engineer, Facility Services, Environmental Engineering (10 min)
Discuss project improvements to Sewer Maintenance District 3 (SMD3) Regional Sewer Project that include constructing a pump station located at the SMD 3 Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) at 4928 Auburn Folsom Road in Loomis, installing approximately 13,100 linear feet of 10-inch pipeline from the WWTP to the SMD 2 sewer system located on Twin Rocks Road in Granite Bay, and decommissioning the SMD 3 WWTP. Completion of the Project will allow the County to convey wastewater from SMD 3 to the City of Roseville’s Dry Creek WWTP for treatment. The regulatory permits require construction to begin by April 30, 2013 and finish by December 31, 2014.

Sheriff’s Office's Business Security Class

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is offering a free class to help business owners protect their businesses and themselves.

The class will be held Thursday, April 25, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., at the Loomis Depot conference room, 5775 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis. Topics to be discussed include: identity theft and counterfeiting; dealing with transients; high-tech crimes; business security; crime reporting and arrests; internal theft; and trespassing and parking concerns.

You must RSVP by April 22, to attend. Call CSO Lynn Harrison at (916) 652-2419, or email lharriso@placer.ca.gov to reserve a spot or for more information.

April MAC Meeting CANCELLED

The Granite Bay MAC’s monthly meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 3, 2013, has been cancelled. The MAC will meet again at the next regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

March MAC Meeting Summary

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

Stream Channel Maintenance Program:
Presented by Brian Keating, District Manager, Placer County Flood Control District (10 min.) Present an overview on the County program to maintain flows in stream channels (typically near road crossings) by trimming vegetation in local creeks.

Residential Care Homes:
Presented by E. J. Ivaldi, Supervising Planner, Planning Services Division (15 min.)
County staff to provide an overview of the County’s regulations as they relate to Residential Care Homes.

Veteran Benefits Overview:
Presented by Jonn Melrose, Placer County Veterans Services Officer, Veteran’s Service Office (20 min.)
Provide a basic overview of Veteran Administration (VA) Benefits, Pension and Compensation. Present information on how to get a certified copy of VA Discharge Documents.

February MAC Meeting Summary

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

Placer County Housing Element Update:
Presented by Jennifer Byous, Senior Planner, Planning Services
Placer County is currently updating its 2009 Housing Element that will cover an eight year planning period: January 1, 2013 to October 31, 2021. The relatively minor update will ensure compliance with State Housing Element Law that requires local governments to adequately plan to meet the existing and projected housing needs of all economic segments of the community.

The Ponds:
Presented by Lisa Powers, Powers Equity, Inc.
Proposal to develop a 5.2 acre parcel with a 28,808 square-foot office building and a 7,386 square-foot event center. The two-story office building would include professional and administrative offices (i.e. medical services), personal services, and limited retail uses (i.e. Restaurants). The event center would include 2,730 square feet (two-story) dedicated to an indoor event area, catering/kitchen facility, administrative offices, guest rooms and restroom facilities. The remaining 4.656 square feet would be dedicated to an outdoor event area that would accommodate up to 325 people for various events (i.e. meetings, parties, weddings, receptions, dances, etc.). The project site is located on the south side of Douglas Boulevard, between Berg Street and Barton Road (5630 Douglas Boulevard).

Auburn-Folsom Road Bikeway Project:
Presented by Sherri Berexa, P.E., Department of Public Works
Discussion of Placer County Department of Public Works plans to install Class II bike lanes on Auburn-Folsom Road from Douglas Boulevard to Joe Rodgers Road. Also proposed are sidewalks on each side of the road, roughly following the existing dirt pathways. A small amount of right-of-way, some permanent and some temporary, will be needed to construct the project.

**IMPORTANT NEWS**: More Site Changes in 2013… GraniteBay.com Has a New E-mail Address

In addition to the changes made to GraniteBay.com in January, there is now one more to add to the list, a new e-mail address. Now, you can contact us at gbca@granitebay.com.

As previously reported on January 12, 2013: A few new links have been added to the site and we wanted to make all visitors aware of them.

First, located both on the Placer County Directory page and under the Placer County tab of the site’s menu is a link to a crime mapping website. This link allows you to see what types of crime are happening locally as well as nationally.

Secondly, the Library section of our site has been updated as well. Now visitors can find a link to Placer County’s Library page; as well as, the brand new website for the Friends of the Granite Bay Library.

Eureka Union School District Kindergarten Registration

If your child will turn 5 on or before October 1, he or she is eligible for Kindergarten; if your child will turn 5 years old between October 2 and December 2, he/she is eligible for a Transitional Kindergarten class. Beginning February 4, 2013, you may pick up a Kindergarten Registration packet for the 2013-2014 school year from your local school administration office listed at the addresses below:

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 and the Parent Welcome and Information Night.

For more information on Kindergarten Registration, please click here.

2013 Website Updates

GraniteBay.com has undergone some changes in the New Year. A few new links have been added to the site and we wanted to make all visitors aware of them.

First, located both on the Placer County Directory page and under the Placer County tab of the site’s menu is a link to a crime mapping website. This link allows you to see what types of crime are happening locally as well as nationally.

Secondly, the Library section of our site has been updated as well. Now visitors can find a link to Placer County’s Library page; as well as, the brand new website for the Friends of the Granite Bay Library.

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