COVID-19 Special Mtg 4/28, Store Hours for At Risk, Relief Funds for Restaurants/Bars and Workers, Vegetation Mgmt, Postponed Greenstone Rd Closure, Dollar General Project Hearing

El Dorado County

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COVID Special mtg

COVID-19 Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors will be held Tuesday 4-28-2020 at 1 pm. 

Chief Administrative Officer recommending the Board:

1) Receive an update from County Counsel regarding the County’s obligation to adhere to orders from the Governor;

2) Receive an update from Dr. Nancy Williams, Public Health Officer, on the current status of COVID-19 in El Dorado County and surrounding counties and her plan for a phased re-opening approach;

3) Authorize the Board Chair and the Public Health Officer to sign the attached letter to the Governor requesting approval for El Dorado County transition to Phase 2 of re-opening the county for individuals and businesses; and

4) Provide direction to staff on any additional actions that should be taken at this time, including whether to send a letter to the Governor requesting approval to relax his current stay-at-home orders in El Dorado County. (Est. Time: 2.5 Hr.)

The agenda is posted here and will include instructions on how to listen and participate in the online meeting.

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Updated Store Hours for
Vulnerable Populations

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These stores are offering special services and designated days/hours for seniors and vulnerable populations. 
Please note: Store hours and services are subject to change at any time. 

For the latest go here:

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Be a Good Neighbor – But Keep Your Distance
veg mgt

As you safely reach out to your neighbors to see how they are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic, have you asked them if they may need a little extra help with creating #DefensibleSpace around their home or property? Perhaps they are experiencing physical, medical or financial limitations right now. It's going to take neighbors and neighborhoods working together…but apart…to be ready for wildfire.

Learn more about El Dorado County, CA - Government Vegetation Management & Defensible Space Ordinance:

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Greenstone Road Closure

Greenstone Rd Closure

Davidson Rd. to Quail Valley Rd.

(PLACERVILLE, CA) – El Dorado County Department of Transportation announces that the full closure of Greenstone Road has been postponed. The full closure of Greenstone Road between Davidson Road and Quail Valley Road is necessary in order to safely remove and reconstruct the bridge at Slate Creek as well as to realign the roadway approaches. The planned closure was scheduled to occur between April 20, 2020 and September 16, 2020. There is an active bird nest under the existing bridge that is protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C.703 et seq.), so the County’s Contractor must wait to remove the bridge until the nest is no longer active. Greenstone Road will remain open until such time work can resume at the bridge site. Changeable message signs placed on Greenstone Road will be used to update motorists of the road closure. The County sincerely appreciates the cooperation and patience of motorists that use this roadway and we apologize for any inconvenience as a result of this project. For questions regarding this construction, please contact the County at (530) 642-4977.

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Dollar General Retail
5/28/20 Public Hearing

Dollar General

The County of El Dorado Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in the Planning Commission Hearing Room, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667 on May 28, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., to consider the following: Design Review DR19-0006/Cool General Retail submitted by WOODCREST REV, STEVE POWELL for the proposed construction and operation of a 9,100 square foot commercial retail building and associated driveway, parking lot, utilities, signage, and landscaping improvements. The property, identified by Assessor’s Parcel Number 071-500-037, consisting of 1.69 acres, is located on the east side of California State Highway 49, south of the intersection with Northside Drive, in the Cool Rural Center, Supervisorial District 4. (County Planner: Evan Mattes, 530-621-5994) (Mitigated Negative Declaration prepared)* The draft mitigated negative declaration for DR19-0006 addresses environmental issues including Aesthetic/Visual, Agricultural Land, Air Quality, Archeological/Historical, Biological Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Forest Land/Fire Hazard, Geologic/Seismic, Minerals, Noise, Population/Housing Balance, Public Services/Facilities, Recreation/Parks, Schools/Universities, Septic Systems, Sewer Capacity, Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading, Solid Waste, Toxic/Hazardous, Traffic/Circulation, Vegetation, Water Quality, Water Supply/Groundwater, Wetland/Riparian, Growth Inducement, Land Use, Cumulative Effects, and Wildfire, Energy. No hazardous waste sites are located within the vicinity of the project. Mitigation has been identified which would reduce potentially significant impacts to a level of insignificance.

Agenda and Staff Reports are available prior at

All persons interested are invited to write their comments to the Planning Commission in advance of the hearing. In light of COVID-19, all persons may be required to observe and participate in the hearing remotely as in-person attendance may be restricted depending on the current COVID-19 recommendations as the hearing date approaches. For the current remote options, including whether in-person attendance is allowed or a potential change in hearing location if in-person attendance resumes, please check the meeting Agenda no less than 72 hours before the meeting, which will be posted at If you challenge the application in court, you may be limited to raising only those items you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. Any written correspondence should be directed to the County of El Dorado Planning and Building Department, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667 or via e-mail:

*This is a notice of intent to adopt the negative declaration or mitigated negative declaration that has been prepared for this project and which may be reviewed and/or obtained in the County of El Dorado Planning and Building Department, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667, during normal business hours or online at by typing the first word of the project name in the search box. A negative declaration or mitigated negative declaration is a document filed to satisfy CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act). This document states that there are no significant environmental effects resulting from the project, or that conditions have been proposed which would mitigate or reduce potential negative effects to an insignificant level. The public review period for the negative declaration or mitigated negative declaration set forth in CEQA for this project is thirty days, beginning April 28, 2020, and ending May 27, 2020.

To ensure delivery to the Commission prior to the hearing, written information from the public is encouraged to be submitted by Thursday the week prior to the meeting. Planning Services cannot guarantee that any FAX or mail received the day of the Commission meeting will be delivered to the Commission prior to any action.

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A List of Relief Funds for Restaurants, Bars, and Food Service Workers

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Dining Bond Initiative:

James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund:

Southern Smoke Foundation:

Give Local and Local for Later:



Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation:

ROC Disaster Relief Fund:

Another Round, Another Rally:

Spill The Dish:

The Seasoned Relief Project:

USBG Bartender Emergency Assistance Program:

USBG Applcation:

Restaurants Care :

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