Special Board Meeting 5/8, Drive-Up Senior Meals, Defensible Space Town Hall, Georgetown Microgrid, Georgetown Library, District IV Hot Topics, Mammoth Bar Project, PG&E Battery Program

El Dorado County

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COVID-19 Special Board Meeting 5/8/2020 at 8:30am

County Seal

Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board:

1) Receive a presentation from the Public Health Officer to illustrate the readiness of El Dorado County to move into Phase 2 of California's COVID-19 Safety Plan and setting forth the County of El Dorado's local plan to begin Phase 2 by adopting various safety measures to allow businesses and facilities identified in Phase 2 to reopen safely;

2) Authorize the Board Chair to sign a letter on behalf of the Board of Supervisors attesting to the County's readiness to move through Phase 2, based on the Public Health Officer's attestation, affirming the Board of Supervisors' agreement that the businesses and facilities identified can open safely, without unduly endangering the people of El Dorado County or causing an unmanageable surge of cases, as long as the businesses and facilities implement all of the safety measures identified by the Emergency Operations Center's local readiness plan (Reopening Guidelines); and

3) Authorize staff to submit the County's local readiness plan (Reopening Guidelines), the letter of attestation from the Board of Supervisors in support of implementing an accelerated Phase 2 as may be modified by the Board of Supervisors and signed by the Board Chair, and the letter of attestation from the Public Health Officer, to the Governor's Office and the California Department of Public Health.

The agenda for the 5/8/20 COVID-19 Special Board of Supervisors Meeting is available for download here:

It is a virtual meeting and instructions for viewing and participating in the meeting are included in the agenda.  To see the documents for the agenda item, click on the blue hyperlink and then click on the attachments.


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Senior Nutrition Program offers
Drive-Up, Take-Out or Delivered Meals

Lunch bag

To participate in the Take-Out program, seniors (60 years and older) must reserve their meal in advance. Seniors can pick up a hot meal every day or can order up to 7 meals per week. This would include one hot meal and 6 frozen meals. Meals can be picked up Monday through Friday between 11:00 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. at one of several drive-up locations in El Dorado County. The drive-up locations are:

• Placerville Senior Center

• Cameron Park Community Center

• Pioneer Park Community Center

• Greenwood Community Center

• Pollock Pines Community Center

• South Lake Tahoe Senior Center

"The process for reserving meals is very easy," said Ruth Green, Program Coordinator with the Senior Nutrition Program. "Seniors or their caregivers can call me the day before or by 9:00 a.m. the day of their pick-up. The phone number is (530) 621-6160. When leaving a message, please be sure to include the location where you are planning to pick up your meal. Individuals can pick up meals for seniors who are family members, neighbors and friends. 

There is no need to leave the car when picking up a meal. Seniors can drive up, give their name, and be provided with their reserved meals. Voluntary contributions are accepted. The suggested contribution is $3.00/meal.

In addition to the Take-Out meals, the Senior Nutrition Program continues to provide lunchtime meals for vulnerable homebound seniors through the Home Delivered Meal program. These meals are delivered by a dedicated core of community volunteers and program staff.

"We’re very thankful for the many volunteers who are continuing to serve the seniors in our community," said Rich Todd, Older Adult Services Program Manager. "We're doing everything we can to ensure El Dorado County seniors receive nutritious meals during this time."

For questions about the Senior Nutrition program or other services for seniors in El Dorado County, call the (530) 621-6160 or Senior Information & Assistance at (530) 621-6369. Information about senior programs can also be found at https://www.edcgov.us/SeniorService.aspx 

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Defensible Space Town Hall Meeting

Defensible Space Town Hall

Click the link below to join the webinar:


Meeting ID is: 996 0184 2734

For more information go to:





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Georgetown PG&E Microgrid


Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced that it soon will begin construction on two microgrids in El Dorado County, designed to provide electricity to certain customers and shared community resources using temporary generation during future Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events.

The new microgrid backup generation site in Georgetown is located near the South Street/Orleans Street intersection. PG&E will be able to rapidly connect mobile generators to the site, allowing the downtown district (including a fire station, gas station, radio station, post office, bank, community center, markets, hotels, and restaurants among other businesses, facilities and community services) to remain energized during future PSPS events impacting the area. The Georgetown temporary microgrid energization zone includes approximately 50 PG&E customers in the general vicinity of Main Street, extending between Harkness Street and Georgetown Road.  Construction is expected to be completed in July 2020.

What to Expect:

  • PG&E customers in the vicinity of the construction sites will receive an automated, courtesy phone call from PG&E notifying them of the work taking place.
  • Customers who are within the temporary microgrid energization zone will receive a separate communication from PG&E, notifying them of their inclusion in the microgrid and informing them of how it will operate during a PSPS event.

For more information:

PG&E News Release

Georgetown Temporary Microgrid Fact Sheet

Learn more about PG&E’s wildfire safety efforts by visiting pge.com/wildfiresafety

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Georgetown Library Offering Essential Computer Use Appointments


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District IV Hot Spots
Traverrse Creek

There has been a lot of activity at several locations in the County due to increased number of visitors to recreation locations in the county.  

Please know that our office has been contacted about several locations and are working with the appropriate agencies to investigate and resolve these issues. The long term solution may take quite some time to implement, so your patience and support is appreciated. We will keep you posted on our progress for each of the locations and to when the opportunity arises for you to make public comment.

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 Mammoth Bar Motocross Track Relocation

Mammoth Bar map

State Parks has a project to relocate the Mammoth Bar Motocross Track, which was washed out in the floods of 2017. Late last week the CEQA documents were published to CEQANET and on the State Parks Website. State Parks held two stakeholder meetings in 2018 to craft this plan which basically relocates the track to the existing parking area and moves the parking upstream about 200 yards. This should prevent the track from washing out again. The river access will be retained with the exception of a brief period during construction.

Documents can be found here under Placer County:

Or Here:

The Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration

Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration

Comments are due by June 1st.

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Solar Battery Incentive Program for PG&E Customers



For residential customers:

Who is this program for?
To promote equitable distribution of funds, the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) provides increased incentives to customers who need the equipment the most. Anyone can apply for SGIP incentives, and as a residential customer, you may receive increased incentives depending on your income status, location, medical/essential needs, and likelihood to be shutoff in a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event.


For non-residential customers:

Who is this program for?
The Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) provides cash incentives that can cover up to the full cost of a battery and installation. All PG&E customers can apply for SGIP incentives, and as a non-residential customer, you may be eligible for increased incentives depending on your location and if you provide critical services to vulnerable communities. Continuing to serve your community and your customers during a power outage is important, and we want to help you.


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