News Archives: 2016


2016

January MAC Meeting CANCELLED

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

Another New Granite Bay Alert Posted

A number of projects have been proposed that will have an impact on the community and are in various stages of submittal at County. Click here to learn more about them.

December MAC Meeting Summary

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

Eureka Granite Bay:
The applicant, Eureka Granite Bay LLC, is proposing a 28-unit condominium project consisting of 14, two-unit buildings, at the southwest corner of Auburn-Folsom and Eureka roads. The vacant site consists of a 4.4 acre gross (3.5 net acres) parcel (050-160-176). The units are designed as halfplexes with a shared common wall and each will have a private fenced rear yard area. Presented by: Marcus LoDuca (15 min)

Sunset Area Plan and Placer Ranch Specific Plan Kicks Off With Scoping Meetings Nov. 29

Placer County is taking the next big step in developing plans for the future of the Sunset Area, nestled between the cities of Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln, where planned university, technology and residential developments are expected to drive economic growth for decades. The next step in the master planning process is preparation of an environmental impact report for the Sunset Area Plan and Placer Ranch Specific Plan. Click here to read more.

Placer Supervisors Approve Ovation Senior Living Project in Granite Bay

The proposed Ovation Senior Living project in Granite Bay was approved by a 4-0 vote today by the Placer County Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery was absent. Click here to read more.

Sherri Conway Named New Placer County Economic Development Director

After a nationwide search and rigorous evaluation process, Placer County has selected Sherri Conway as its new director of economic development, effective Dec. 5. Click here to read more.

Placer Cannabis Ordinance Would Allow Limited Cultivation for Personal Use, Ban Commercial Cannabis Activities

Limited cultivation, both indoors and outdoors, of cannabis for personal use will be allowed in unincorporated areas of Placer County under a new ordinance introduced today by the Placer County Board of Supervisors. The ordinance was introduced by a vote of 4-0; District 5 Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery was absent. Click here to read more.

Ovation Resitrement Home Public Hearing

The Granite Bay Community Association has received the attached Notice of Public Hearing.

Residential Care Homes of more than 6 units are NOT allowed in Residential Single-Family zoning but they ARE allowed in Residential Agricultural zoning. MAC denied the project unanimously, the Planning Commission approved it 5-0. Now it will be heard by the Supervisors.

Proposed are114 units for 85 assisted living, 29 memory care patients and 85 staff members on 4.5 acres of a 6.9 acre site. The building is 108,000 sq. ft. and is 2-stories. It is surrounded by single family homes on east, west, south, and wetlands on north.

November MAC Meeting Summary

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

Placer Retirement Residences:
The Placer Retirement Residence is proposed to be a 145-suite facility for elderly seniors. Our elderly senior housing concept is designed for those who are still ambulatory, but in need of some personal services in their daily routine. The identified site is located at 3905 Old Auburn Road and consists of approximately 8.93 acres.

Individual suites include studio, one, and two bedroom options. The proposed suite design only includes a small refrigerator, sink and microwave in the unit. No cooking appliances are provided, or allowed to be installed, in individual suites, including hot plates. The square footage of suites varies from a minimum of 380 SF for smaller studios to over 1000 SF for larger two bedrooms. (15 minutes) Presented By: Mark Lowen, Lenity Architecture, Inc., Sam Thomas, Lenity Architecture, Inc. and Al Johnson, Al Johnson Consulting, LLC

Barton Ranch Planned Residential Development:
The applicant is requesting approval of a Rezone and a Planned Residential Development (Tentative Subdivision Map and Conditional Use Permit). The Rezone would modify the existing zoning of RS-AG-B-40 (Residential Single-family, combining Agriculture, combining minimum Building Site designation of 40,000 square feet) to include a combining district designation of PD=1 (Planned Residential Development, 1 unit per acre). The rezone would allow a 10-unit Planned Residential Development (PD) on the project site. The PD would create ten residential parcels ranging in size from 21,849 square feet to 34,000 square feet and would include two open space areas consisting of 79,981 square feet (Lot A) and 24,200 square feet (Lot B). Lot A would be located on the northwest portion of the property and Lot B would be located on the southeast corner of the property. (20 minutes) Presented by: Melanie Jackson, Associate Planner

Get Notifications If Disaster Strikes: Register for Our Emergency Mass Notification System

As part of Flood Preparedness Week, residents are urged to prepare for a natural or human-caused disaster - events that often occur with little to no warning. Click here to read more.

Placer Supervisors Approve the Park at Granite Bay Project

The proposed The Park at Granite Bay subdivision project in Granite Bay was approved by a 4-1 vote today by the Placer County Board of Supervisors. District 5 Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery voted in opposition. Click here to read more.

County Begins First-Ever Countywide Park and Trail Master Plan

One of the many things that make Placer County a great place to live, work and play are our many local parks and trails. From our soccer fields in the valley to our snow parks in the Sierras to the Western States Trail and its expansive views, our county offers a great variety of outdoor destinations. Click here to read more.

Placer County’s New Animal Services Center Now Open to the Public

Placer County’s new Animal Services Center opened its doors to the public today in North Auburn. Now that all the animals have been relocated from their dated and worn building across the street in North Auburn into the modern 29,500-square-foot facility that meets Humane Society standards, Animal Services staff can provide even better care for Placer County’s rescued animals, and many more services for the people who love them. Click here to read more.

Another New Granite Bay Alert Posted

A number of projects have been proposed that will have an impact on the community and are in various stages of submittal at County. Click here to learn more about them.

UPDATE: Granite Bay MAC

Barton Ranch has been removed from tonight's agenda as the environmental documents have not yet been circulated.

Another New Granite Bay Alert Posted

A number of projects have been proposed that will have an impact on the community and are in various stages of submittal at County. Click here to learn more about them.

October MAC Meeting Summary

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

Granite Bay Medical Offices:
The project proposes the construction of two medical office buildings with 91 parking spaces on 2.13 acres at the north side of Douglas Boulevard, on the northwest corner of the intersection of Berg Street and Douglas Boulevard. Each of the two buildings would be 7,955 square feet. The project proposes a General Plan Amendment to change the land use designation from Rural Low Density Residential, .9 – 2.3 Acres Per Dwelling Unit to Commercial; a rezone from RS-B-20 (Residential Single Family, Combining Minimum Building Site of 20,000 Square Feet) to OP-Dc (Office Professional, Combining Design Corridor); a Minor Boundary Line Adjustment so each building will be on its own lot; a Design Review to be approved at the staff-level; and a Variance to construct a 12-foot high retaining wall at the northwest corner where six feet is normally required. (15 minutes)
Presented by: Kally Kedinger-Cecil, Assistant Planner

Barton Ranch Planned Residential Development:
The applicant is requesting approval of a Rezone and a Planned Residential Development (Tentative Subdivision Map and Conditional Use Permit). The Rezone would modify the existing zoning of RS-AG-B-40 (Residential Single-family, combining Agriculture, combining minimum Building Site designation of 40,000 square feet) to include a combining district designation of PD=1 (Planned Residential Development, 1 unit per acre). The rezone would allow a 10-unit Planned Residential Development (PD) on the project site. The PD would create ten residential parcels ranging in size from 21,849 square feet to 34,000 square feet and would include two open space areas consisting of 79,981 square feet (Lot A) and 24,200 square feet (Lot B). Lot A would be located on the northwest portion of the property and Lot B would be located on the southeast corner of the property. (20 minutes)
Presented by: Melanie Jackson, Associate Planner

Free Medication Take-Back at 12 Placer County Locations Oct. 22

A free medication take-back event will take place at 11 locations throughout western Placer County on Saturday, Oct. 22. Take-back hours have changed from previous events: Gates will open at 9 a.m. and will close at 1 p.m. Click here to read more.

Serve Our Democracy as a Placer County Poll Worker

It takes more than 1,600 poll workers to staff Placer County’s polling sites each election, and our office of elections is now accepting applications for all positions for the Nov. 8 presidential general election. It’s a great chance to give back to the community, be a part of the excitement of our democratic process and earn a little money, too. Click here to read more.

$815.8 Million Annual County Budget Approved

The board of supervisors approved a balanced 2016-17 budget that maintains long-term fiscal stability while ensuring that near-term needs are met. The board adopted a proposed budget in June and the $815.8 million final budget approved includes adjustments from the end of the fiscal year. Click here to read more.

Insect That Carries Disease Deadly To Citrus Trees Found In Placer County

The Asian citrus psyllid, a small insect that can carry a devastating citrus tree disease, has been detected in Placer County. The disease, called Huanglongbing, and is also known as HLB or citrus greening disease, will kill any tree it infects and there is no known cure, other than prevention. Click here to read more.

The Results Are In

Click here to see the results of the GBCA Fall 2016 Community Survey.

GBCA Fall 2016 Community Survey

Click here to take the GBCA Fall 2016 Community Survey.

Another New Granite Bay Alert Posted

A number of projects have been proposed that will have an impact on the community and are in various stages of submittal at County. Click here to learn more about them.

September MAC Meeting Summary

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

PCWA Water Update:
PCWA District 4 Representative, Robert Dugan, will present an update on water in the area. (15 minutes)

Hawk Homestead:
Hawk Homestead is a proposal by GBD Communities to develop a 109-lot Planned Residential Development (PD) at the northwest corner of Cavitt Stallman and Barton roads in Granite Bay. The site encompasses one parcel, APN 046-050-002-510, comprising 243.373 acres. The project would include detached single-family residential home sites ranging in size from 0.5 to 6.46 acres situated along private roads accessed from Cavitt Stallman Road on the south and Barton Road on the east. Approximately 57 percent of the project site would remain as open space and approximately six miles of multi-purpose trails are planned throughout the open space preserves and road frontages. (20 minutes)

Ovation Senior Living:
The project proposes a Rezone from Residential-Single-Family, combining Agriculture, and combining a 40,000 square foot minimum building site to Residential Agriculture, combining a 40,000 square foot minimum building site (RS-AG-B-40 to RA-B-40). In addition, there is a Tentative Parcel Map, and a Minor Use Permit (MUP) to allow for the construction and operation of the 108,000 square foot, two-story Ovation Senior Living Facility. This proposal is for an assisted living and memory care facility that would be classified as a residential care home. A total of 4.5 acres (western portion of site) of the 6.9 acre site would be developed for this project and approximately 2.5 acres (eastern portion of site) would be set aside for future development.

Requested entitlements include the following: Rezone of Assessor’s Parcel Number 466-030-050-000 from RS-AG-B-40 (Residential-Single-Family, combining Agriculture, and combining building site minimum of 40,000 square foot) to RA-B-40 (Residential Agriculture, combining building site minimum of 40,000 square foot); Tentative Parcel Map to subdivide the ±6.9 acre property into a 4.5 acre parcel and 2.5 acre parcel; Minor Use Permit to allow a ±108,000 square foot Ovation Senior Living residential care facility to be constructed and operated on the 4.5-acre western parcel of the project site. Presenter: Roy Schaefer (20 minutes)

Another New Granite Bay Alert Posted

A number of projects have been proposed that will have an impact on the community and are in various stages of submittal at County. Click here to learn more about them.

Placer County Programs Win Five National Association of Counties Awards

Five Placer County programs won awards in the 2016 National Association of Counties Achievement Awards, recognizing innovative county government programs. Click here to read more.

Big Snow Year Boosts North Tahoe Lodging Tax Revenue By 18 Percent

Last winter’s El Niño brought snow back to the Sierra and visitors back to North Lake Tahoe’s slopes, leading to an 18 percent increase last year in lodging tax revenues in Placer County. Click here to read more.

Another New Granite Bay Alert Posted

A number of projects have been proposed that will have an impact on the community and are in various stages of submittal at County. Click here to learn more about them.

August MAC Meeting Summary

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

Pondview Project Update:
The Pondview Project was approved by the MAC in January 2015 and subsequently approved by the Board of Supervisors. The applicant has been approved for a change in build-out of the pondfront parcel from the event pavilion to future office/professional. The applicant has also requested a change in design of the Pondview Office parcel to a more Craftsman style and would include four 5,100 SF office buildings with a pedestrian commons. The project has completed the design review process.

Presented by: Lisa Powers

HAWK Signal:
The recently installed pedestrian signal known as a HAWK (High-intensity Activated crossWalK) on Auburn Folsom Road between Robin Hood Way and Cedar Oaks Drive is scheduled to be turned on August 9th. Richard Moorehead with the Department of Public Works and Facilities will attend to discuss how the signal operates and can answer questions.

Proposed Whitehawk I Project:
Whitehawk I is a proposal to develop a 24-unit Planned Residential Development on an 18.1-acre site (APN 048-151-001-000) located on the south side of Douglas Boulevard, east of Woodgrove Way in Granite Bay. The project would include 24 single-family detached residential units on private streets accessed from Douglas Boulevard. Approximately sixty-five percent of the site would remain as common area and open space.

The applicant, Meritage Homes, is requesting a Community Plan Amendment to change the land use designation of the site from Rural Low Density Residential (.9 to 2.3 acres per dwelling unit) and Rural Residential (2.3 to 4.6 acres per dwelling unit) to Low Density Residential (0.4 to .9 acres per dwelling unit) and Open Space. Also proposed is a rezoning from RA-B-100 PD = 0.5 (Residential Agricultural, minimum Building Site of 100,000 square feet combining Planned Residential Development of 0.5 units per acre) to RA-B-20 PD = 1.4 (Residential Agricultural, minimum Building Site of 20,000 square feet combining Planned Residential Development of 1.4 units per acre) and O (Open Space).

Presented by: Chris Schmidt, Placer County Senior Planner

Proposed Whitehawk II Project:
Whitehawk II is a proposal to develop a 55-unit Planned Residential Development on a 32.97-acre site (APN 048-151-061-000) located on the south side of Douglas Boulevard at Seeno Avenue in Granite Bay. The project would include 55 single-family detached residential units on private streets accessed from Douglas Boulevard. Approximately sixty-two percent of the site would remain as common area and open space.

The applicant, Meritage Homes, is requesting a Community Plan Amendment to change the land use designation of the site from Rural Low Density Residential (.9 to 2.3 acres per dwelling unit) and Rural Residential (2.3 to 4.6 acres per dwelling unit) to Low Density Residential (0.4 to .9 acres per dwelling unit) and Open Space. Also proposed is a rezoning from RA-B-100 (Residential Agricultural, minimum Building Site of 100,000 square feet) to RA-B-20 PD = 1.75 (Residential Agricultural, minimum Building Site of 20,000 square feet combining Planned Residential Development of 1.75 units per acre) and O (Open Space).

Presented by: Chris Schmidt, Placer County Senior Planner

August MAC Meeting Rescheduled

The August MAC originally scheduled for Wednesday, August 3, 2016 will now be held on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

State Financing Program a Win-Win for Placer County Government and Developers

Community development and public works projects in Placer County will soon be cheaper and faster after the county board of supervisors voted unanimously to join the Statewide Communities Infrastructure Program. Click here to read more.

University of Warwick Updates Placer County Board of Supervisors on Plans for California Campus

The University of Warwick today updated Placer County officials as the U.K.-based institution moves forward with plans for a campus in Placer County and unveiled a study that estimates the campus would have an annual economic impact of nearly $600 million by its 10th year of operation. Click here to read more.

Plan to Fund Transportation Improvements Placed on November Ballot

A ballot measure to increase retail sales tax by a half percent to raise funds for transportation improvements in Placer County was placed on the Nov. 8, 2016, presidential general election ballot today by the county board of supervisors. Click here to read more.

New Granite Bay Alert Posted

A number of projects have been proposed that will have an impact on the community and are in various stages of submittal at County. Click here to learn more about them.

Date for July MAC Meeting Changed. The Park at Granite Bay to Be Discussed

MAC regularly scheduled for 1st Wed. of month has been changed to Monday, July 11th at 7:00 PM at Eureka School on Eureka Road in order to hear one action item: The Park at Granite Bay. The Final EIR for project can be assessed here.

Proposes 56 single family lots on 16.3 acres in gated, fenced sub-division. Zoned for 16 homes. One gated access onto Sierra College Boulevard. One and two story homes on lots from 7,150 to17,196 sq. ft. Surrounded on three sides by one to four acre lots zoned for animals and farming. Requesting General Plan Amendment, Rezone, and Variances. Located on west side of Sierra College Blvd., north of Old Auburn Road.

Trailhead Fire Sparks Air Quality Advisory for Placer County

The Placer County Department of Public Health and Placer County Air Pollution Control District are issuing a joint air quality advisory to notify the public of poor air quality conditions primarily due to smoke from the Trailhead Fire in Placer and El Dorado counties. The joint air quality advisory is in effect from June 30 through July 4. Click here to read more.

Placer to Consider Transitioning Medical Clinics to Private Operation

Placer County’s Board of Supervisors will consider transitioning county-run medical clinics in Auburn and Kings Beach to private operation in a public hearing scheduled for 1 p.m. on July 12 at the Placer County Community Development Resource Center, 3091 County Center Drive, in Auburn. Click here to read more.

Sweeping Plan For Transportation Improvements Would Benefit Entire County

A plan to improve area roadways to relieve both existing and future traffic and congestion and to improve public transportation is two steps closer to reality. Click here to read more.

Supervisors approve $18M in Health And Human Services Contracts to Help Placer’s Most Vulnerable Residents

The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved nine different contract agreements totaling more than $18 million to provide mental health, substance abuse, transitional housing and child abuse prevention services throughout the county. Click here to read more.

Placer Supervisors Vote to Limit Medical Marijuana Cultivation to Small, Indoor Grows By Patients

Commercial medical marijuana cultivation and sale will not be allowed in unincorporated Placer County, after the board of supervisors today voted 3-2 to limit marijuana cultivation to small, indoor grows by medical marijuana patients only. The board directed county staff to return with an ordinance codifying the approach they approved today for their consideration in the coming weeks. Click here to read more.

Board OK’s Public Defender Contract Extensions, Directs Staff to Investigate Feasibility of County Office of Public Defender

Placer County, like all other counties in the state, is required to provide legal representation to criminal defendants who cannot afford their own legal counsel. Because of the specialized nature of public defender work, the county contracts with law firms to provide these services.Click here to read more.

Public Hearing Notice - GREYHAWK III REZONE

Notice is hereby given that the Placer County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing on June 7 , 2016 at 9:30 a.m . , at Board of Supervisors' Chambers , 175 Fulweiler Avenue, Auburn, CA 95603,in order to consider the Placer Cou nty Planning Commission’s April 28, 2016 recommendation to the Board of Supervisors to approve a Vesting Tentative Subdivision Map , a Conditional Use Permit , and a Rezone of Assessor Parcel Number 048 -151 -088 -000 from RS -B-40 PD = 2.0 (Residential Single Family, combining Building Site of 40,000 square feet, combining Planned Residential Development of 2.0 units per acre) to RS -B-18 PD = 2.8 (Residential Single Family, combining Building Site of 18,000 square feet, combining Planned Residential Development of 2.8 units per acre). The project is located at the northeast corner of Sierra College Boulevard and Eureka Road in the Granite Bay area and proposes a 72 -unit project consisting of a Planned Residential Development (PD) of 28 detached, single- family res idences on the eastern portion of the site and 44 attached residential “halfplex” units on the western portion. The Planning Commission also recommended the Board of Supervisors adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration prepared for the project .

Administra tive remedies must be exhausted prior to an action being initiated in a court of law. If the proposed action is challenged in court, one may be limited to those issues raised at the public hearing described in this notice or in written correspondence deliv ered prior to the public hearing.

All letters, written materials, studies or reports, in excess of one (1) page should be delivered to the Clerk of the Board, 175 Fulweiler Avenue, Room 101 Auburn, CA 95603, at least 24 hours or (1) business working day prior to the beginning of the meeting as noticed above.

Further information on the proposed project can be obtained by calling the Community Development/Resource Agency at (530) 745 -3000 or 1 -800 -488- 4308, ext. 3000 during normal business hours. Interes ted persons are invited to attend the hearing or submit written comments.

June MAC Meeting Summary

Meeting to be held in Eureka School District Office, “Big Gym”, 5455 Eureka Road, Granite Bay, CA.

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

Hawthorn Retirement Residence:
Hawthorn Retirement Residence is a 3 story, 145-suite facility for seniors located on the corner of Sierra College and Old Auburn Road. APN 468-060-038-000 and 468-060-019-000. The senior housing concept is designed for those who are still ambulatory, but in need of some support. The private suites include studio, one, and two bedroom versions. Each is similar to a conventional dwelling unit except a kitchen is not included. Total building population will be roughly 147. Fewer than 25% of the residents will be driving their own cars.

Presenter: Mark Lowen, Lenity Architecture (15 minutes)

Quarry Ridge Professional Center:
This is a request for General Plan Amendment to change the land use from Low Density Residential to Commercial, a Rezone to change the zoning from RS-B-20 to OP, four lot parcel map and a development plan review for an office park. The Office Park would include one 3,200 sq ft office building, and three-one story medical offices (4,020 - 4,530 - and 5,510 sq ft, respectively - total 17,260 sq ft) and 91 parking stalls. Project located on the NE corner of Douglas Blvd and Berg St.
APN 048-084-030-000.

Presenter: Neil Doerhoff (15 Minutes)

Lake Vista Estates:
The project proposes a Vesting Tentative Subdivision Map and a Conditional Use Permit to subdivide the approximately 35.8-acre property into 15 single-family residential lots at Boulder Road near the intersection with Walden Woods Way in Granite Bay. The project site, consisting of two parcels, is currently vacant and surrounds an existing equestrian facility. Future single-family residences would consist of custom homes which would be constructed by individual land owners. Access to the site would be from Boulder Road, and circulation within the project would consist of two private cul-de-sac roads. The project would also provide a secondary emergency access point from Boulder Road to Barcelona Court (a part of the Los Lagos subdivision) at the northwestern edge of the project site. This secondary emergency access point would be gated and for the exclusive use of emergency vehicles.

Presenter: George Rosasco (15 Minutes)

Supervisors Approve Contracts Furthering the Placer Ranch Development

Placer County is now one step closer to bringing more economic, education and residential opportunities to south Placer County, as the board of supervisors today awarded two contracts for planning of the Placer Ranch project and the Sunset Area. Click here to read more.

Ahead Of June 7 primary, Placer Appoints Long-Time Elections Employee to Top Position

With Placer County’s elected clerk-recorder-registrar, Jim McCauley, retiring this month, the county board of supervisors voted today to appoint Ryan Ronco to the position. Click here to read more.

New Pathway to Homeownership Available In Placer County

A new financing option is available to Placer County residents who are looking to purchase a home but are unable to use traditional mortgage loans. Click here to read more.

FEMA Issues New Draft Flood Maps throughout Placer County

Some Placer residents can look forward to lower flood insurance premiums now that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued new draft flood maps for the region. Click here to read more.

First Responders Shine at Placer County Mass Casualty Exercise

First responders from 35 local agencies converged on Roseville today to rescue the victims of a staged but horrific accident. Click here to read more.

Local Growers and Ag Officials Work To Increase Awareness of Citrus-Killing Insect

It’s a small insect the size of a grain of rice that by itself is fairly innocuous. But the Asian citrus psyllid is capable of carrying a bacteria that will kill every citrus tree it infects.Click here to read more.

Help Serve Our Community’s Mental Health Needs

Overcoming the stigma of mental health problems helps reduce the tendency to avoid getting needed assistance. Awareness of the extent of mental health issues and the work to end discrimination against persons who experience these problems continues to grow. The work of the Placer County Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board is a critical component of both local and state efforts for prevention and early intervention for those suffering from mental health issues. Click here to read more.

May MAC Meeting Summary

Meeting to be held in Eureka School District Office, “Big Gym”, 5455 Eureka Road, Granite Bay, CA.

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

Ovation Senior Living:
Ovation Senior Living is a proposal to develop a two-story, 108,000 square foot Residential Care Facility with 114 units (consisting of 85 assisted living units and 29 memory care units), and a total of 122 residents. The site consists 7.3 acres and is on APN 466-030-050-000. The site is at 9747 Sierra College Boulevard which is located on the east side of Sierra College Boulevard approximately ¼ mile south of the intersection of Sierra College Boulevard and Old Auburn Road in Granite Bay.

The applicant is requesting a rezoning to RA-B-40 (Residential Agriculture with a minimum Building Site of 40,000 square foot) from RS-AG-B-40 (Residential Single-Family, combining Agriculture, with a minimum Building Site of 40,000 square foot) and a Tentative Parcel Map to divide the property into two parcels (4.48 and 2.5 acres). Two and a half acres within the eastern portion of the site would remain undeveloped. A Conditional Use Permit is also required to allow for the Residential Care Facility.

Presenter: Marcus LoDuca, Attorney representing Ovation Homes (15 Minutes).

Free Medication Take-Back at 10 Placer County Locations April 30

A free medication take-back event will take place at 10 locations throughout western Placer County on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click here to read more.

Pet Adoptions Just $20 At Placer County’s Auburn Shelter

Facing a spring surplus of rescue pets - and in celebration of National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day April 30 - Placer County’s Auburn animal services center will lower adoption fees from April 30 through May 7. Click here to read more.

April MAC Meeting Summary

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

Parks, Trails, and Landscaping in Granite Bay:
The Placer County Parks Division will provide an overview of the status and funding of public parks, trails, and landscaped areas in the Granite Bay area including a discussion of upcoming Park and Trail Master Plan process with opportunities for the community to address future needs and funding challenges.

Presenter: Andy Fisher, Placer County Parks Division (15 minutes)

Placer County Water Update:
Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) and San Juan Water District (SJWD) will provide an overview of water availability in Placer County and the Granite Bay area.

Presenter: Robert Dugan, PCWA and Keith Durkin, SJWD (15 minutes)

West Placer Storm Water Design Manual:
Placer County is working on the completion of the West Placer Storm Water Design Manual which will require amendments to the Zoning Ordinance. The Design Manual is intended to provide standards that both conform to the mandates of the 2013 NPDES Municipal Permit and achieve Placer County Conservation Plan objectives. The Design Manual will aid the design professionals in the design and constructing of effective storm water management strategies to reduce runoff, treat storm water, and provide baseline hydromodification management. This Design Manual has been a joint effort between Placer County and the Cities of Roseville, Lincoln, Loomis, and Auburn. A copy of the draft Manual can be found at www.placer.ca.gov/lowimpactdevelopment.

Presenter: Jennifer Byous, Planning Services and/or Rebecca Taber, Engineering Services. (15 Minutes)

Proposed Greyhawk III Project:
Greyhawk III is a proposal to develop a 72-unit residential development on a 20.55-acre site (approximately 17.5 net acres) at the northeast corner of Sierra College Boulevard and Eureka Road, 326 feet west of Greyhawk Drive in Granite Bay. The site consists of two parcels: The “eastern portion,” an 11.65 acre (10.62 net acres) parcel (APN 048-151-088-000), and the “western portion, an 8.9 acre (7.01 net acres) parcel (APN 048-151-086-000). The project would include a Planned Residential Development (PD) of twenty-eight detached, single-family residences on the eastern portion of the site and forty-four attached residential “halfplex” units on the western portion.

The applicant is requesting a rezoning of the eastern parcel of the project site from RS-B-40 PD = 2.0 (Residential Single Family, Combining Building Site of 40,000 square feet, Planned Residential Development of 2.0 units per acre) to RS-B-18 PD = 2.8 (Residential Single Family, Combining Building Site of 18,000 square feet, Planned Residential Development of 2.8 units per acre).

Presenter: Chris Schmidt, Placer County Senior Planner (45 Minutes)

Placer County Offers Free Tax Prep Assistance

Until April 8, Placer County will offer free tax preparation assistance to those with an annual household income of less than $54,000. Those who are single and make less than $14,820 also qualify. Click here to read more.

Placer Speeds Access to Housing Assistance, Focuses On Veterans

Having a place to call home is a basic human need, but for some, having a home can be a tremendous struggle. On March 22, 2016, the Placer County Public Housing Authority Board of Commissioners took two steps to improve access to resources for those struggling to afford a place to live, updating its housing assistance plan to streamline applications for veterans and reduce wait times for rental assistance vouchers. Click here to read more.

Pet Adoptions Just $20 At Placer County’s Auburn Shelter

Facing a spring surplus of rescue pets, Placer County’s Auburn animal services center will lower adoption fees from March 29 - April 9. Click here to read more.

March MAC Meeting Summary

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

Proposed Residential Development:
The project is a residential subdivision located on Eureka Road, APN 050-160-026-000, and is part of the Ridgeview Mobile Home Park. It will consist of 30-60 units based on the existing Placer County zoning ordinance of RM-DL10-Dc-TM and the Granite Bay Community Plan of High Density Residential, 4-10 dwelling units per acre. Presenter: Ron Higgins, President of L&H Construction, Inc.

Proposed Medical Marijuana Ordinance:
In light of the October 9th, 2015 passage of the California Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA) - regarding commercial medical marijuana cultivation, Placer County is in the process of drafting an ordinance that seeks to balance the legal rights of patients and caregivers with those of adjoining neighbors and other community members with regards to the cultivation, production, and distribution of this product in the unincorporated areas of the County. County staff will provide an overview of the recently passed state legislation (MMRSA) and an overview of the proposed Medical Marijuana Ordinance. The proposed ordinance will be presented to the Board of Supervisors for action at a future date. Presenter: Josh Huntsinger, Placer County Agricultural Commissioner, Bekki Riggan, Deputy CEO and George Rosasco.

Placer Supervisors Hold Off On Open Container Ban

Expressing concern about the reach of a proposed ordinance banning open alcohol containers, the Placer County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 today to table the ban. Click here to read more.

Placer County Seeking Input on Medical Marijuana Regulation

Placer County will host town hall meetings in March to seek community input on regulating medical marijuana sales and cultivation in unincorporated areas of the county. Two meetings are planned: March 9 in North Auburn, and March 16 in Rocklin. Click here to read more.

New Food Safety Placards Coming to Placer County Restaurants

Knowing whether a restaurant is a safe place to eat in Placer County will soon be as simple as reading a stoplight. Click here to read more.

New Granite Bay Alert Posted

The GBCA hasn’t published a monthly Alert for the last year due to the stagnant development in our community. However, in the last months a number of projects have been proposed and are in various stages of submittal at the County. Click here to learn more about them.

Eureka Union School District Kindergarten Registration

Registration for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten will begin February 2nd in the Eureka Union School District.

If you have an incoming student for the 2016 – 2017 school year, you may pick up a registration packet at the TK – 3 school of your residential area:

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

If you have any questions you may contact any of the schools above. We are looking forward to your child’s first step into school. Welcome!

February MAC Meeting Summary

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

Proposed Residential Project, The Park at Granite Bay:
Brief introduction by Lisa Carnahan, Planning Services Division. Presentation by Marcus Lo Duca, on behalf of Maverick Partners West (15 minutes)
The Park at Granite Bay is a proposal by Maverick Partners West to develop a 56-unit development on a 16.3-acre site west of Sierra College Boulevard, east of Eckerman Road, south of Annabelle Avenue, and north of Haskell Way. The project would include detached, single-family residential residences, and an approximately 0.8-acre park which would be open to the public during the daylight hours. The Draft Environmental Impact Report was released for public comment on December 31, 2015, with the comment period ending February 16, 2016. The purpose of this presentation is to give the MAC members and the public an update on the changes in the project which have occurred since the release of the Notice of Preparation. There will be no official public comments accepted on the Draft EIR at this meeting. For more information, click here or contact District Director, Ashley Brown at 916-787-8954 (office), 916-871-0202 (cell) or anbrown@placer.ca.gov.

Kindergarten Vaccination Rate Increases in Placer County

Vaccination rates have increased for Placer County kindergartners while fewer parents are exempting their children from vaccines, according to new data from the California Department of Public Health.

Placer’s vaccination rate increased from 86.4 percent to 88.8 percent for the 2015-2016 school year. Kindergarten personal belief exemptions are down from 8 percent to 5.96 percent, one of the most significant improvements in the state. Click here to read more.

Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvement Project Gears Up for Last Phase

The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved the Department of Public Works and Facilities to award the last contract for the Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvement Project. Click here to read more.

Placer County Expands Animal Shelter Hours in North Auburn

Our furry friends can't stop wagging their tails. Beginning Feb. 1, Placer County's animal shelter in North Auburn will change its operating hours, increasing access for the public.

Previously closed on Mondays and for lunch from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. every day, the shelter will now be open continuously Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The shelter will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays instead of 7:00 p.m. and on Sundays and major holidays. Click here to read more.

Granite Bay Construction Unearths Fascinating Discovery

Since the addition of a new artifact dating back approximately 50 million years, the files are no longer the oldest commodities in the Placer County Community Development Resource Center. Click here to read more.

Sign up for PCSO's Community Awareness Academy

Reservations are now being taken for the Placer County Sheriff Office's Community Awareness Academy. This year, participants will tour the new South Placer Jail in addition to several other "field trips." Save a spot now as the academy fills up quickly.

Attendees are asked to attend all eight classes, each of which covers a different topic. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings, beginning Tuesday, March 8 and ending Thursday, March 31. Participants will hear from members of the department's special units, and in addition to touring both jails, will tour the morgue, the 911 dispatch center, and the air operations hangar.

Classes are held in the Community Room at the Placer County Sheriff's Office headquarters in the Auburn Justice Center, 2929 Richardson Drive, Auburn. Classes are scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The academy will kick off with a welcome by top sheriff's administrators and an overview of how the department works. On subsequent nights, presentations will be made by air operations, Search and Rescue, the bomb squad, the Special Enforcement Team, the marine unit, investigations, hostage negotiators and the drug task force. There will also be a demonstration by members of the K-9 team.

The academy is intended to provide the citizens of Placer County with an overview of the Sheriff Office's functions, policies and procedures, as well as getting them involved in their community. The goal of the academy is to provide a greater awareness and understanding of law enforcement's role in the community. Attendees must be at least 18 years of age, work or reside in Placer County and agree to submit to a minor background check.

The deadline for making a reservation is Feb. 15. To reserve a spot, call Community Services Officer Kim Rivera at (530) 889-6922 or email krivera@placer.ca.gov.

PCSO Offering Free Safety Awareness Class for Business Owners, Managers, and Employees

The Placer County Sheriff's Office is offering a free safety awareness class for business owners, managers, and employees, to help them keep their businesses and themselves safe.

The class will be held Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 6-8 p.m. at the Auburn Justice Center, 2929 Richardson Drive in Auburn. The presenter is Deputy Zach Poiesz, a problem-oriented policing deputy. He deals with chronic nuisance problems in the greater Auburn area and is offering this class in response to business and safety concerns.

Topics covered will include: how to safely open for business at the start of the day; front counter safety; attention during breaks and lunch; banking precautions; closing safeguards; and introduction to the "Run, Hide, Fight" philosophy.

Class size is limited. To reserve a seat, which is required, email CSO Amanda Rogers at arogers@placer.ca.gov, or call her at 530-889-6922. Be sure to reference "safety awareness class" in your voicemail or email.

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