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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.

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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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.

Upcoming Meetings

Wed., July 11, 2016
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC
** DATE CHANGE DUE TO LACK OF QUORUM **

Tues., July 12, 2016
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

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

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

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

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

Wed., Aug 3, 2016
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Upcoming Events

Wed., July 6, 2016 -
Wed., July 27, 2016

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

Wed., July 6, 2016 -
Wed., July 27, 2016

Accordion Society Meets
6:30 PM - 9 PM

Thurs., July 7, 2016 -
Thurs., July 28, 2016

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

Tues., June 7, 2016 -
Tues., June 28, 2016

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

Thurs., July 14, 2016
Food Truck Fun
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
** This event is held on the second Thursday of every month year-round **

Tues., July 19, 2016
Gloves and Shovels Garden Club
10 AM
** This event is held on the third Tuesday of every month **

Sun., July 24, 2016
Outdoor Picker's Market
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
** This event is held on every fourth Sunday

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