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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.

At its regular Board meeting on February 12, at 7:00 in the district office on Auburn Folsom Road, SJWD will consider available options for the crisis, and based on their grim discussions at the January 22 meeting there are no good ones. ...

At a recent fire board meeting, an information item was presented to the Board of Directors that the new healthcare law may affect ambulance transportation revenues ...

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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.

Upcoming Meetings

Tues., April 5, 2016
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., April 6, 2016
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Wed., April 13, 2016
7:00 PM
SJW District Board

Tues., April 19, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Beecher Room – Auburn Library
Older Adult Advisory Commission

Wed., April 20, 2016
7:00 PM
South Placer Fire District Board of Directors

Wed., April 27, 2016
7:00 PM
SJW District Board

Wed., May 4, 2016
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Upcoming Events

Tues., March 1, 2016 -
Tues., March 29, 2016

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

Wed., March 2, 2016 -
Wed., March 30, 2016

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

Wed., March 2, 2016 -
Wed., March 30, 2016

Accordion Society Meets
6:30 PM - 9 PM

Thurs., March 3, 2016 -
Thurs., March 31, 2016

Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 3 PM
** This event is held on Thursdays year-round **

Thurs., March 10, 2016
Food Truck Fun
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
** This event is held on the second Thursday of every month year-round **

Sat., March 12, 2016
E-Waste and Shredding Fundraiser
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Tues., March 15, 2016
Gloves and Shovels Garden Club
10 AM
** This event is held on the third Tuesday of every month **

Sun., March 27, 2016
Outdoor Picker's Market
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
** This event is held on every fourth Sunday

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