County Reopening Variance, Coloma/HWY 49 Art Proposal 5/19/20, Airport Advisory Committee Vacancy, Military/Veterans Food Pick-up, Tribal Property, Free Advertising, Chipping Program

El Dorado County

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 Variance News Release

Our County is moving through the Governor's Reopening Stages as quickly and safely as we can and are pleased to be one of the first Counties to be approved to move into Stage 2. See Press Release with details about which business types may open here:
Thank you to everyone for working together to keep our communities safe as we begin to reopen. You are to be congratulated for your understanding and support of each other as we thoughtfully work toward reopening.

Help us stay open!

Let’s continue to keep our COVID-19 case numbers low by maintaining social distancing, washing your hands, staying home if you feel sick or have symptoms, and taking time for your own physical and mental health.

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Board Item on Coloma/HWY 49 Art Proposal 5/19

Coloma Lotus Art

The South Fork Arts and Recreation (SoFAR) group is proposing to put an art sculpture in the Caltrans right-of-way on the retaining wall of the new Highway 49 bridge in Coloma. The sculpture is metal and plastic, roughly 21' tall by 100' long and proposed to be attached to the new retaining wall at the intersection of Lotus Road and Hwy 49, adjacent to the American River. SoFAR has been working on the design with small groups in the area for several years, and are now at the point they want to make an application to Caltrans.

Item #30 20-0688 can be found by clicking Meeting Details

Please send any comments to the Clerk of the Board at 

Actions being considered are:
Supervisor Parlin and the Department of Transportation recommending the Board:
1) Receive an update on the Coloma Retaining Wall Art Work on HWY 49 and
2) Provide conceptual approval to move forward with an application to Caltrans.

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Notice of Vacancy - Airport Advisory Committee

Notice of Vacancy

A vacancy exists on the El Dorado County Airports Advisory Committee for one member representing either the Georgetown or Placerville airports. Active users of one or both of the county airports is preferred, however applicants outside the Placerville and Georgetown areas may be considered.

Description: The El Dorado County Airports Advisory Committee typically meets quarterly and acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors regarding County policy matters applicable to the airports.
Click here for more information:

An online application for appointment is available at the website below:

An application is required to be considered for appointment, you may also call 530-621-5390 for a paper application.
This notice will be posted for no less than 10 calendar days.

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Curbside Food Pick-up for Local Military/Veterans

Curbside pick up

Military Family Support Group / El Dorado Veteran Resources is hosting a no-cost weekly curbside food pick up event for local military/veteran individuals and families each Wednesday afternoon from 2:00 - 4:00PM in the parking lot of the Veterans Memorial Building in Placerville. We have partnered with the Placer Food Bank to provide this service in these uncertain times as a small hand up for those in need. The fresh food we are able to offer is different each week. We welcome repeat customers! Our volunteers practice safe COVID19 precautions and we ask that customers do the same. Military/Veteran ID is required.

These events will continue indefinitely until further notice.

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Tribal Property Update

Tribe Parcel

Our office received an inquiry about activity on the former gun range property. The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Tribe) has confirmed that the gun range remains closed. Tribal Fire has been performing routine fire prevention by clearing brush. In addition, the Tribe hired a consultant firm to complete a study to determine the highest and best use for the property. The consultant may have been observed surveying the property as the study is expected to be completed soon. Based on the results of study, the Tribe should be making a decision on how to use that property by the end of June. Once they have a concrete plan approved they will submit a request for an encroachment permit to the County.

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Free Advertising for El Dorado County Businesses

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Chipping Program on Hold

 The executive board of the El Dorado County Fire Safe Council has made the difficult decision to suspend the chipping program. No new applications will be accepted. Applications that have a job number assigned will be completed. The program is currently funded by a grant from CAL FIRE and the grant dollars have been nearly depleted. The homeowner insurance crisis, El Dorado County Vegetation ordinance and the COVID-19 stay at home order have contributed to an unprecedented increase in demand for the program. The all-volunteer staff are aggressively seeding additional funding sources from our collaborators and will reopen the program as soon as additional funding is secured. 

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