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

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

The next step is to circulate a petition ...

Proposed Project:

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

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

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

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March MAC Meeting CANCELLED

The Granite Bay MAC’s monthly meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 1, 2017 has been cancelled. The next MAC meeting is set for Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Placer County Building Permitting Now Available Online

In a continuing effort to improve service and ease the process for obtaining building permits, Placer County has launched an online permitting process. Click here to read more.

New Placer County Whistleblower Hotline to Help County Employees Report Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Placer County has long had a fraud policy to assist employees with reporting suspected fraud, waste and abuse, but not confidentially. However, under a $6,500 contract with Convercent, a compliance services provider, they’ll now be able to report it anonymously by phone and online 24/7. Click here to read more.

Placer Approves New Affordable Housing Opportunity for Those with Mental Illness

Home. Having a home can sometimes feel unattainable, especially for some of our most vulnerable residents affected by mental illness. So the Placer County Health and Human Services Department is continually pursuing and creating affordable housing opportunities to welcome people home. 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.

February MAC Meeting Summary

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

2016 Engineering and Traffic Survey to Update Expiring Speed Limits:
The Placer County Transportation Division regularly conducts Engineering and Traffic Surveys, as required by law, in order to update speed limits on County roadways. Therefore, we will be discussing speed limits in conjunction with the California Highway Patrol on various County roadways within the MAC boundaries where the limits will expire. Presenter: Richard Moorehead, Placer County Transportation Division and Captain John Price, CHP (10 min)

Oakhills Elementary and Ridgeview Elementary School Bus Loading Zone:
Placer County DPWF would like to present the Eureka Unified School District’s request to utilize the roadway shoulder area on Elmhurst Drive, a public road, for school bus loading and unloading. Placer County requests input from the Granite Bay MAC and interested community regarding this request. Presenter: Rebecca Solomon, Assistant Engineer, DPWF (10 min)

2016 Engineering and Traffic Survey to Update Expiring Speed Limits:
The Placer County Transportation Division regularly conducts Engineering and Traffic Surveys, as required by law, in order to update speed limits on County roadways. Therefore, we will be discussing speed limits in conjunction with the California Highway Patrol on various County roadways within the MAC boundaries where the limits will expire. Presenter: Richard Moorehead, Placer County Transportation Division and Captain John Price, CHP (10 min)

Development of Countywide Parks and Trails Master Plan:
County Staff will provide the MAC with an introduction and overview on the County’s preparation of a new Countywide Parks and Trails Master Plan. Presenter: Andy Fisher/Lisa Carnahan, Parks and Grounds Division.

Hidden Falls Regional Park Expansion:
Placer County is the Lead Agency for the Hidden Falls Regional Park Trails Network Expansion Project, and is preparing a Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the Hidden Falls Regional Park Trails Network Expansion Project. Hidden Falls Regional Park currently includes approximately 30 miles of trails that are open to the public. The proposed project would expand the trail system into areas north and east of the existing park, where the County holds existing trail easements. In total, approximately 30 additional miles of trails would be added, along with the construction of three additional bridges over Coon Creek, additional parking and access areas and improvements, and possible improvement of off-site access roads. Presenter: Lisa Carnahan/Andy Fisher, Placer County Parks Division (10 min)

Granite Bay Community Park:
PThe Rotary Club of Granite Bay proposes to install flags at Granite Bay Community Park to honor our nation and military. County staff and Rotary representatives will discuss details of the plan. Presenter: Lisa Carnahan/Andy Fisher, Placer County Parks Division (10 min)

Supervisors Approve State and Federal Legislative Platforms

Ensuring that federal and state policy and funding decisions benefit Placer County is an annual task for the board of supervisors and county staff. To that end, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approves an annual legislative platform that serves as the basis for the county's advocacy efforts with executive and legislative branches of state and federal government. Click here to read more.

Placer County Proclaims Local Emergency Due to Storm Damage

In response to the damage done by high-intensity “atmospheric river” storms that hit Northern California this month, the Placer County Board of Supervisors today approved a declaration of emergency due to extensive damage. The board’s action ratifies a declaration by the county’s director of emergency services made Jan. 17. Click here to read more.

Placer Child Support Services Ranks In Top Ten Statewide For Performance

Placer County’s Department of Child Support Services ranks eighth in the state out of 51 county child support agencies for their federal fiscal year 2016 performance numbers. Click here to read more.

Draft Site Plan Options for Future of Placer County Government Center

As work continues on an update of the Placer County Government Center master plan, county staff will host a community meeting Jan. 31 in North Auburn to present draft site plan options for the campus. Click here to read more.

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.

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.

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 iving, 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.

Upcoming Meetings

Wed., March 1, 2017
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC
**CANCELLED**

Tues., March 7, 2017
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., March 8, 2017
6:00 PM
SJW District Board

Wed., March 15, 2017
7:00 PM
South Placer Fire District Board of Directors

Tues., March 21, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Beecher Room – Auburn Library
Older Adult Advisory Commission

Tues., March 21, 2017
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., March 22, 2017
6:00 PM
SJW District Board

Wed., April 5, 2017
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Upcoming Events

Tues., March 7, 2017-
Tues., March 28, 2017

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

Wed., March 1, 2017-
Wed., March 29, 2017

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

Wed., March 1, 2017- Wed., March 29, 2017
Accordion Society Meets
6:30 PM - 9 PM

Thurs., March 2, 2017- Thurs, March 30, 2017
Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 3 PM
** This event is held on Thursdays year-round **

Thurs., March 9, 2017
Food Truck Fun
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
** This event is held on the second Thursday of every month year-round **

Tues., March 21, 2017
Gloves and Shovels Garden Club
10 AM
** This event is held on the third Tuesday of every month **

Sun., March 25, 2017
Outdoor Picker's Market
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
** This event is held on every fourth Sunday

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