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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 ...

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. ...

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. ...

MAC heard a proposal for a Subdivision Modification and Variance to allow vehicle entry gates and related monument walls on a project located on the east side of Cavitt Stall Road, South. The parcel, formally known as Seymour Ranch, consisting of 17 lots on 13 acres was originally approved in 2004, but was in foreclosure until recently purchased by the New Home Company. ...

New Project: Information on Greyhawk, II

County has received a 1st Submittal from Westwood Homes, Inc., based in Gold River, for a planned development on 10.3 acres east of Sierra College Blvd, south of Douglas Blvd, and north of Eureka Road. The 21 homes would be accessed from Woodgrove Way and Greyhawk Drive. The community would be age targeted for residents 50+, but not age restricted. ...

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September MAC Meeting Summary

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

Overview of the Placer County Older Adult Advisory Committee:
Presented by Eldon Luce, Chair , Older Adult Advisory Committee ( 15 min.)
The presentation will let us know what the Visitor Bureau and California Welcome Center - Auburn do. We will learn how they encourage tourism in Placer County.

Placer County Winery Ordinance:
Presented by, George Rosasco, Supervising Planner, Placer County Planning Services Division ( 15 min.)
The Placer County Planning Commission is considering changes to the current Winery Ordinance in order to address concerns of the public and winery owners alike. Staff will present an overview of the proposed content and process of the Placer County Winery Ordinance.

**Not on the MAC Agenda officially, but will most likely be discussed**:
A proposed development of a 31,000 square foot Memory Care Center at the corner of Eureka and Barton.

Notice of Night Work

Placer County contractors will be working at the SMD 3 Wastewater Treatment Plant for 5 to 6 nights over the next few weeks. Work will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. For further questions please contact Placer County Environmental Engineering at: 530.889.6846, sewer@placer.ca.gov or click here.

Committees and Commissions

The Board of Supervisors appoints citizens of Placer County to committees and commissions in order to guide and advise local government. These are the committees and commissions Supervisor Kirk Uhler invites you to consider serving on. We have regular vacancies and it is important that these be filled by a broad spectrum of voices.

August MAC Meeting Summary

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

Destination Placer; Tourism as a critical economic engine:
Presented by Mora Rowe, Executive Director, Placer County Visitors Bureau & California Welcome Center - Auburn (20 min.)
The presentation will let us know what the Visitor Bureau and California Welcome Center - Auburn do. We will learn how they encourage tourism in Placer County.

Auburn Folsom Safety Project:
Presented by, Stephanie Holloway, Associate Civil Engineer , Placer County Transportation Division ( 15 min.)
Presentation of federal safety grant received to improve pedestrian and vehicle safety along Auburn Folsom Road and Joe Rodgers Road. Improvements include specialized pedestrian crossing signals, pedestria n activated flashers, electronic speed feedback sign, specialized pavement, guardrail replacement, and a short portion of sidewalk (along Joe Rodgers Road).

What’s new at the Placer County Libraries?:
Presented by, Mary George, director of Library Services and Sophie Bruno, Interim Branch Manager of the Granite Bay Library ( 1 0 min.)
The presentation provides information on how the County and Granite Bay libraries have changed to meet resident’s needs .

Sign-up Now for Sheriff’s Community Awareness Academy: Summer/Fall 2014

Reservations are now being taken for the Placer County Sheriff Office’s popular Community Awareness Academy, which offers an inside look at the law enforcement agency.

Attendees are asked to attend all eight classes, each of which covers a different topic. Classes are held Monday and Wednesday evenings, beginning Weds., Sept. 3 and ending Monday, Sept. 29. Participants will hear from members of the department’s special units and take “field trips” to the Placer County Jail and morgue, 911 dispatch center, as well as the air operations hangar.

Classes are in the Community Room at the Placer County Sheriff headquarters in the Auburn Justice Center. The center is located at 2929 Richardson Drive in north Auburn’s Dewitt Center. 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.

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

The Placer County Sheriff's Office Offering Free Educational Training to Businesses with Licenses to Sell Alcohol

As part of a grant from the State of California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for 2014-2015, the Sheriff's Office is offering LEAD (Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs) training on Thursday, October 2 at the Tahoe City Public Utility District Office, 221 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. The class will be held from 2-5:30 p.m.

The LEAD Program is a free, voluntary prevention and education program for retail licensees, their employees, and applicants. The curriculum is designed for licensees, managers, and employees. The program is 3-1/2 hours long and participation is limited to 40 persons per class.

The LEAD Program has received national awards and is certified by the California Coordinating Council on Responsible Beverage Service. To reserve a space, contact CSO Lynn Harrison at (916) 652-2419 or email her at lharriso@placer.ca.gov.

Where Fireworks are allowed in Placer County

Fireworks of all sizes and types are illegal in unincorporated areas of the county. This includes Granite Bay.

The only exception to the fireworks ban is when an agency or person requests and receives a permit from the county to host a fireworks display executed by a professional pyrotechnics company. Requests must be submitted at least 30-days before proposed display dates. For more information, click here.

National Night Out 2014

This years' National Night Out will be held August 5, 2014, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check with your Placer County Neighborhood Watch group to see if your neighborhood is participating. Click here for information and an application to participate in National Night Out 2014.

July MAC Meeting CANCELLED

The Granite Bay MAC’s monthly meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 2, 2014, has been cancelled. The MAC will meet again at the next regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

Board of Supervisors Adopts Proposed Budget for the 2014-15 Fiscal Year

The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously, Tuesday, June 3 to approve a $792.5 million proposed budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

To learn more, click here.

VACANCY: Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) Secretary

MAC secretaries are hired on contract by the Board of Supervisors' office and are compensated for secretarial services they perform. Compensation is $200 for regular and special meeting and $75 for canceled meetings.

Please contact Placer County Board of Supervisors for a "Contracted MAC Secretary Application" at 1.530.889.4010 or 916.787.8960.

June MAC Meeting CANCELLED

The Granite Bay MAC’s monthly meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 4, 2014, has been cancelled. The MAC will meet again at the next regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

Placer County Sheriff Office's Annual 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 9, 10, 11 or 12 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 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 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

Preliminary Review of Los Lagos – Lot D Project:
Presented by Vujadin Jovik, LOA Properties, Inc. (15 min.)
An overview of the project will be provided. The project site is planned for fifteen single family detached residential home development in Granite Bay currently referred to as Los Lagos – Lot D. Lot sizes ranging from 1.1 to 2.4 acres on 35 acres located on Boulder Road, south of Los Lagos Subdivision and east of Walden Woods Subdivision. The property is comprised of two parcels (APNs 035-410-011 and 035-300-095). The development is situated on the eastern side of Boulder Road and surrounds the existing Los Lagos Equestrian Center. Open space lots will be created to provide buffers and to preserve trees, natural terrain and the existing equestrian and pedestrian trails.

I-80/SR 65 Interchange Improvement Project:
Presented by, Luke Neel - Caird, P.E., Senior Planner/Engineer, Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) (30 min.)
An overview of alternatives studied for improvements to I-80/SR 65 Interchange Improvement Project will be presented and discussed.

Sewer Maintenance District (SMD) 3 Regional Sewer Project – Construction Update:
Presented by, Walt Schwall, P.E., Senior Civil Engineer (10min.)
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 the City of Roseville for treatment. Construction began April 29, 2013, and will be finished by December 31, 2014.

April MAC Meeting Summary

Grizzly Way /Granite Bay High School – “Proposed additional safety improvements" :
Presented by, Ken Grehm, Director of Public Works (15 min.)
The discussion will include proposed safety improvements on Grizzly Way in Granite Bay which will improve safety for Granite Bay High School.

Maintenance of Douglas Boulevard Landscaping and the Parks Division’s Drought Emergency Action Practices:
Presented by, John Ramirez, Placer County Parks Administrator (15 min.)
The County Parks Division maintains landscaping in the median of Douglas Boulevard, from Auburn-Folsom Road to Cavitt Stallman Road, and adjacent to several subdivisions on the north side of Douglas Boulevard. In addition to these areas, the Parks Division maintains the new Douglas Pathways landscaping that was recently installed in the same vicinity. Grounds maintenance services at these sites includes caring for turf areas, picking up litter, pruning, and spraying weeds. On November 20, 2012, the Board of Supervisors approved a Maintenance Services Agreement with an outside contractor to perform these maintenance tasks. Mr. Ramirez will review how maintenance is being performed.

March MAC Meeting CANCELLED

The Granite Bay MAC’s monthly meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 5, 2014, has been cancelled. The MAC will meet again at the next regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

San Juan Water District Moves Board Next Meeting

As a result of the big turnout for the San Juan Water District Board meeting on this Wednesday, February 12, 2014, it was decided to once again hold their next regular board meeting, (7 PM on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at the Eureka School gym. After taking input at the meeting on February 12th, the Board will probably be making decisions at the meeting on February 26th. You can check their website, here, for the agenda which will probably be posted soon.

San Juan Water District Moves Board Meeting

San Juan Water District announced that their upcoming board meeting of February 12 will be held in the gym at the Eureka School on Eureka Road at 7:00. They were concerned that their offices on Auburn-Folsom might not be big enough if many residents show up.

New Granite Bay Alert Posted

The long wait is over! A brand new Granite Bay Alert has been sent out, and is now posted on our site. Click here to read it.

February MAC Meeting Summary

**PLEASE NOTE**:The location of this month's meeting has been changed to Eureka School GYM (in back of Eureka School), 5477 Eureka Road, Granite Bay, CA.

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

U.S. Postal Inspector Report:
Presented by, Patrick Mahoney, US Postal Inspector and John L. Tong, Postmaster EAS 22, Roseville Post Office( 15 min.)
The discussion will include mail theft, preventions methods and what to do if you become a victim of mail theft. The Granite Bay area has experienced clus ter mail box break - ins and the information will help residents address this issue.

Important information on the drought and its implications for Granite Bay and Placer County:
Presented by, Einar Maisch, Director of Strategic A ffairs for the Placer County Water Agency and Shauna Lorance, General Manager of the San Juan Water District ( 30 min.)
Dis cussion on the drought and the implications for Granite Bay and Placer County. Supervisor Uhler said, “It is critical for all of us to stay informed and do everything we can to help conserve water .”

Eureka Union School District Kindergarten Registration: 2014-2015

Registration for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten begins February 4th in the Eureka Union School District. If you have an incoming Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten student for the 2014 - 2015 school year, you may pick up a registration packet at any of the TK - 3 schools:

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

We will begin accepting completed packets on Tuesday, February 4th. Included in the registration packet are the times of school tours and the Parent Welcome and Information Night. We are looking forward to your child's first step into school. Welcome!

For more information on Kindergarten Registration, please click here.

Sign-up Now for Sheriff’s Community Awareness Academy: 2014

Reservations are now being taken for the Placer County Sheriff Office’s popular Community Awareness Academy, which offers an inside look at the law enforcement agency.

Attendees are asked to attend all eight classes, each of which covers a different topic. Classes are held Monday and Wednesday evenings, beginning March 3 and ending March 26. Participants will hear from members of the department’s special units and take “field trips” to the Placer County Jail and morgue, 911 dispatch center, as well as the air operations hangar.

Classes are in the Community Room at the Placer County Sheriff headquarters in the Auburn Justice Center. The center is located at 2929 Richardson Drive in north Auburn’s Dewitt Center. 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.

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

PCSO Battles Under-Age Drinking with ABC Grant

The Placer County Sheriff's Office is continuing to battle under-age drinking and alcohol sales to minors with a grant from the State of California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Agencies participating with the Sheriff's Office in the grant for 2013-2014 are Auburn, Lincoln and Rocklin police departments.

Since the grant started in the middle of July, 17 operations - including shoulder taps, decoys and general enforcement operations - have been conducted. A total of 279 individuals were contacted during these operations. Deputies have visited 25 licensed establishments, cited 47 individuals, and made 14 arrests for DUI, possession of a controlled substance, possession for sale, felony and misdemeanor warrants as well as other crimes.

Grant funds, totaling about $100,000, are also being used to 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.

In 2014, the Sheriff's Office continues to aggressively target problematic ABC licensed establishments that sell alcoholic beverages to minors and obviously intoxicated adult patrons. Minor-decoy and shoulder-tap operations will also continue countywide to minimize alcohol access to minors.

Deputies and police officers are identifying problematic areas and businesses where alcohol use is causing problems. They will inspect operations at those locations and at randomly selected establishments to ensure licensees are operating within the standards required by ABC.

Two training sessions will also be held for businesses that possess alcohol licenses. These sessions will provide a review of the rules and regulations governing the service of alcohol.

Friends of the Granite Bay Library 2nd Annual Crab Feed

On Saturday, February 8, 2014, come enjoy the Friends of the Granite Bay Library 2nd Annual Crab Feed. The all-you-can-eat dinner, with fresh crab, shrimp, pasta, salad and dessert, will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection 6365 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay; doors open at 5:30 PM. A Silent Auction will be held as part of the night’s festivities; for which we would appreciate your donations of products, services and gift cards. (Email auction@folgranitebay.org to arrange your tax deductible donation.) Games and fun will also be part of the evening. $45 per guest; to guarantee a reserved table, purchase 8 or more tickets. The proceeds of this event will benefit the Library’s Permanent Book Collection. Buy tickets online at www.folgranitebay.org or email: crabfeed@folgranitebay.org.

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.

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.

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: Safety Precautions

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office recommends safety precautions that Granite Bay residents can take to protect their homes, etc. Please click here, to learn more.

2-1-1

Placer County is in the process of assessing what is needed to launch 2-1-1 free phone service that quickly connects the caller to a person who can connect them to vital community services. The number would be available 24 hours a day to provide local information, is confidential, multilingual/TTY, etc.. Contact Ed Morgado, 8800-488-4308 for information.

Upcoming Meetings

Wed., September 3, 2014
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Tues., September 9, 2014
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., September 10, 2014
7:00 PM
SJW District Board

Tues., September 16, 2014
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jessie Helms Room – Loomis Library
Older Adult Advisory Commission

Wed., September 17, 2014
7:00 PM
South Placer Fire District Board of Directors

Tues., September 23, 2014
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., September 24, 2014
7:00 PM
SJW District Board

Wed., October 1, 2014
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Upcoming Events

2014 Market Schedule

Thurs., October 9, 2014
Food Truck Fun
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
** This event is held on the second Thursday of every month year-round **

Tues., October 21, 2014
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.








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