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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. ...

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March MAC Meeting Summary

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

Little Sunshine Playhouse & Preschool :
Presented by Stephen Brown, Buttry - Brown Development and Ron Wood, RFE (15 min.)
Little Sunshine Playhouse & Preschool is a proposa l that is to be located at 5408 Douglas Boulevard, Granite Bay, CA. The project is located on the south side of Douglas Boulevard, south of Monterey Pine Place and southwest of Berg St reet . Th e project has not submitted an application to Placer County Planning Division at this time .

2015 Water Supply Reliability Barton Road Intertie Project:
Presented by David Petty, Project Manager C & D Contractors, Inc.
This is a joint project between Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) and San Juan Water District (SJWD) to upgrade and install a 12” pipeline in the Barton Rd. roadway to provide improved transport of water . The project contractor is requesting Public Works Department approve a soft closure on Barton Road between Cavitt Stallman Road and Indian Springs Road. The contractor has submitted a Traffic Control Plan. The soft closure will require a total of 18 working days . It will require an additional soft closure at the end of the project to do the final overlay on the road. The contractor is requesting the MACs comments on the soft road closure.

Country House Memory Care Facility:
Presented by Forrest Westin, Agemark (20 min.)
The Country House Memory Care Facility is proposed to be located on two parcels, totaling 1.7 acres, located at the northeast corner of Barton and Douglas Boulevard. The project proposes an extended care medical facility for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The 32,400 square foot building will include 45 rooms with 48 beds, a commercial kitchen and dining area, offices and stations for 24/7 staff.

Placer County Winery Ordinance:
Presented by George Rosasco, Supervising Planner, Placer County Planning Services Division ( 30 min.)
In 2013, at the direction of the Board of Supervisors, staff initiated preparation of a revision to the Placer County Winery Ordinance. It was determined that the wine industry was burgeoning and that the Winery Ordinance needed to address the unique land use issues associated with wineries, such as access requirements, wine tasting rooms, and private functions in predominantly rural areas. Staff has conducted five workshops before the Planning Commission which has resulted in the proposed Draft Ordinance before you today as an action item.

District 4 Vacancies

Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) is accepting applications for a MAC member. For more information about the MAC click here. For an application, click here.

Accepting applications for Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) Secretary. Placer County MAC Secretary. For an application, click here.

Placer County Assessment Appeals Board is accepting applications. Specific criteria must be met for this position. For more information about the Board click here. For an application, click here.

February MAC Meeting Summary

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

San Juan Water District and Sacramento Suburban District Proposed Merger Discussion:
Presented by: Shauna Lorance , General Manager, San Juan Water District (10 min.)
Information will be provided on San Juan Water District and Sacramento Suburban District’s proposed merger.

Overview of KidsFirst a Nonprofit Organization:
Presented by: Barbara Besana, Interim Executive Director
KidsFirst is the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Placer County, operating two Counseling and Family Resource Centers in Roseville and Auburn; celebrating twenty - five years as the Child Abuse Prevention Council in Placer County. Their mission is to “end child abuse and neglect.”

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

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

Tues., March 10, 2015
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., Mach 11, 2015
7:00 PM
SJW District Board

Tues., March 17, 2015
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jessie Helms Room – Loomis Library
Older Adult Advisory Commission

Wed., March 18, 2015
7:00 PM
South Placer Fire District Board of Directors

Tues., March 24, 2015
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., March 25, 2015
7:00 PM
SJW District Board

Wed., April 1, 2015
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Upcoming Events

Thurs., February 12, 2015
Food Truck Fun
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
** This event is held on the second Thursday of every month year-round **

Tues., February 17, 2015
Gloves and Shovels Garden Club
10 AM
** This event is held on the third Tuesday of every month **

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