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Sign-up Now for Sheriff’s Community Awareness Academy

Reservations are now being taken for the Placer County Sheriff Office’s Community Awareness Aca de my. 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 Monday and Wednesday evenings, beginning Monday , March 2 and ending March 25 . Participants will hear from members of the department’s special units and , in addition to touring the new jail, 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 8:30 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.

A reservation is required. To reserve a spot, call Community Services Officer Kim Rivera at (530) 889-6922 or email krivera@placer.ca.gov.

Update on the Pond Pavilion & Lofts Project

Located between Berg Street and Barton Road on Douglas Boulevard in Granite Bay, the project proposes the construction of an event pavilion and 26 working lofts on two separate parcels. It was presented at MAC Wednesday and approved. However, the event center was not well received by many at MAC due to the noise 200-300 attendees could make and the ability to hold 200 events a year.

The public comment period on this project starts on 1/8/15 and ends on 2/6/15; after which, the Planning Commission may hear about this project February 26. In the meantime, you can click here to read the Mitigated Negative Declaration, you can also e-mail your comments here or you can mail them here:
Environmental Coordination Services
Placer County Community Development Resource Agency
3091 County Center Drive, Suite 190, Auburn, CA 95603
Fax: 530-745-3080

Eureka Union School District Kindergarten Registration

Registration for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten will begin February 3rd in the Eureka Union School District.

If you have an incoming Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten student for the 2015 – 2016 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

Maidu School
1950 Johnson Ranch Dr.
Roseville, CA 95661

Oakhills School
9233 Twin Schools Road
Granite Bay, CA 95746

*Registration packets may be picked up beginning Tuesday, February 3rd.*

Included in the registration packet are the times of school tours and the Parent Welcome and Information Night. 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.

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 for the Douglas Boulevard corridor and are in various stages of submittal at County. Click here to learn more about them.

January MAC Meeting Summary

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

Update on Auburn Folsom Road Widening:
Presented by: Robert Vrooman, Senior Civil Engineer, Placer County Department of Public Works
Information will be provided on Phase 3 of the Auburn Folsom Road Widening. Public Works will provide answers to the following questions. What is the current status ? What are the next steps ? When will construction to be completed ?

Pond Pavilion & Lofts:
Presented by: Roy Schaefer, Asso ciate Planner and Lisa Powers Developer
This is a 5.2 acre undeveloped (except for a parking lot in the north end of the parcel) property that is located immediately east of the Quarry Ponds Town Center. The project includes t wo craftsman loft buildings totaling 23,662 square feet (Building A i s 12,000 sq. ft. and Building B is 11,662 sq. ft. ) and a commercial event center totaling 7,500 square feet (2,717 sq. ft. of indoor administration and catering kitchen space and 4,783 sq. ft. of interior event space). On-site and off-site parking spaces w ill be provided.
The project will require the following Entitlements: General Plan/Community Plan Amendment, Rezone, Tentative Parcel Map, Conditional Use Permit, and Variances.

December MAC Meeting CANCELLED

The Granite Bay MAC’s monthly meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 3, 2014, has been cancelled.

Upcoming Meetings

Tues., January 6, 2015
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., January 7, 2015
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Wed., January 14, 2015
7:00 PM
SJW District Board

Tues., January 20, 2015
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Beecher Room -
Auburn Library

Older Adult Advisory Commission

Wed., January 21, 2015
7:00 PM
South Placer Fire District Board of Directors

Wed., January 28, 2015
7:00 PM
SJW District Board

Wed., February 4, 2015
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Upcoming Events

Thurs., January 8, 2015
Food Truck Fun
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
** This event is held on the second Thursday of every month year-round **

Sun., January 11, 2015
Eagle Scout Memorial BloodSource Drive
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Tues., January 20, 2015
Gloves and Shovels Garden Club
10 AM
** This event is held on the third Tuesday of every month **

Click here and let us know about an upcoming community event.