HLP Update 11/19, COVID Town Hall 11/19, Gift Cards for Foster Children, Roundabout Meeting Video, Library Commission Vacancy, Veterans Day Celebration Video, Christmas Tree Permits, Free Access to Forest for Veterans

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The Chief Administrative Office and Parks Division are recommending the Parks and Recreation Commission receive an update on the Henningsen Lotus Park Conceptual Plan.

The agenda, presentation, and documentation for the HLP Conceptual Plan is posted here:  https://eldorado.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4694476&GUID=7784FA69-D80E-4164-AAD1-EA386CCB7F08&Options=&Search=

The Parks and Recreation Commission will also be reviewing the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) list of projects for the 2021-22 budget. 
That documentation is available here:  https://eldorado.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4694478&GUID=771F201A-F66D-4C11-8729-0033F47593D9&Options=&Search=

Click here to download the full agenda: https://eldorado.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=816333&GUID=EE5DB353-1D1B-4D0A-8C2C-A84D74457E03



To comply with physical distancing requirements and the stay at home order from the Governor, the Board Chambers will be closed to members of the public and all public participation will be handled remotely. The public should call into 530-621-7603 or 530-621-7610. The Meeting ID is 98114272477. To observe the live stream of the Parks and Recreation meeting go to https://zoom.us/j/98114272477. If you are joining the meeting via zoom and wish to make a comment on an item, press the "raise a hand" button. If you are joining the meeting by phone, press *9 to indicate a desire to make a comment. Speakers will be limited to 3 minutes. By participating in this meeting, you acknowledge that you are being recorded. 

Please submit your comment to the Parks and Recreation Commissioners at ​PRC@edcgov.us

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COVID Townhall

On Thursday, Nov. 19th from 5:30 - 7:00 there will be a townhall Zoom meeting about the current state of COVID and how we move ahead. Panel of experts will include representatives from our County hospitals, UC Davis, and others.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16699009128,,97026019870# or +12133388477,,97026019870#

Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 9128 or +1 213 338 8477 or +1 669 219 2599 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 602 753 0140 or +1 720 928 9299 or +1 971 247 1195 or +1 646 518 9805 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 651 372 8299 or +1 786 635 1003 or +1 267 831 0333 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 470 250 9358 or +1 470 381 2552
Webinar ID: 970 2601 9870


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Holiday Gift Card Drive for
Foster Children and Youth in EDC
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El Dorado County Child Protective Services
Holiday Gift Card Drive

This Holiday Season the El Dorado County Child Protective Services will be collecting gift cards and distributing the cards to foster children and youth living in our community. We are collecting a variety of gift cards to make their holidays brighter. With your generous support we hope to provide gift cards to 350 children for the holiday season and to give throughout the year for special occasions.

Some great options: Target, Walmart, Starbucks, Ross, Tj Maxx, Old Navy, Amazon, Subway, Fast Food, Gas Cards or any other local national chain stores.

Please donate gift cards by December 5th, 2020.
For questions and/or to drop off cards, please call the clerical staff at Child Protective Services at 530-642-7100. You can also email Debbie Allwine @ debbie.allwine@edcgov.us.

Thank you for your gift of cheer and holiday spirit.


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Lotus Road Roundabout Community Meeting
Video Link
roundabout slide

Thank you to our DOT Director Rafael Martinez and his staff for their presentation regarding the proposed Lotus/Gold Hill Road roundabout project. We appreciate all of the community members who participated and provided us with questions and comments. As Director Martinez stated, we plan to have additional meetings if the grant is awarded for the project, which is anticipated to be announced in February 2021.

We will use our District IV Newsletter and Facebook page to keep the community updated on this and other topics.

A video recording of the meeting is available here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/uMXsMayHTeitcX1U7

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Library Commission Vacancy-District IV
Notice of Vacancy

The Library Commission is advisory to the Board of Supervisors on ways and means of improvement of County free library services; advise Board of Supervisors of rules and regulations governing operation of County library system; make recommendations to Board of Supervisors for future development and maintenance regarding library services.

It is a four-year term to coincide with the term office of the nominating Supervisor. District 4 will be fulfilling the unexpired term of previous appointee, term expiration January 1, 2023.

Go here for additional information:

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

You may also call (530) 621-5390 or visit the Board of Supervisors office at 330 Fair Lane, Placerville, for a paper application.


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Virtual Veterans Day Celebration YouTube Link
Veterans Day recording

The El Dorado County Veterans Alliance presented an abbreviated but respectful pre-recorded Veterans Day ceremony. As a special feature, they honored those who support veterans while in service and beyond. Wives and children of participating veterans are recognized as well.

Veterans Day recorded ceremonies are available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owS-Dpb0fXk Comcast Cable Channel 2 (SCA-TV2)

Veterans Day recording thank you for your sevice

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Christmas Tree Permits Available Online 11/16/20
Tree cutting permits

PLACERVILLE, CA - The Eldorado National Forest will begin selling Christmas tree permits online beginning Monday, November 16. The cost of each permit is $10 per tree with a $2.50 service charge for using the online permit system. Each household may purchase up to two tree permits with a credit or debit card. The $10 permit fee will be waived for any 4th grade student who has an Every Kid Outdoors voucher.

To purchase a Christmas Tree permit, visit www.recreation.gov/tree-permits/eldorado. It is important to carefully read the overview and need-to-know information prior to purchasing the permit. Visitors will also need to set up or login to a Recreation.gov account to complete the transaction. Remember to print your permit at home before heading out on your tree cutting adventure. Please use the maps provided on the forest website to avoid trespassing on private property when searching for your tree.

The trees that can be cut with your permit are a maximum of 6 inches at the base. As well as providing holiday cheer, cutting these smaller trees also improves forest health. Removing small-diameter trees in designated areas helps other trees grow larger and can open areas to provide forage for wildlife.


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Forest Service Grants Veterans and
Gold Star Families
Free Access to National Forests and Grasslands
Gold Star- Veterans

The USDA Forest Service announced it will offer U.S. military veterans and Gold Star families fee-free access to their national forests and grasslands.

The free benefit will take effect on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, 2020, and will continue indefinitely, providing veterans and Gold Star Families with unfettered access to the public land and waters for which they fought.

Gold Star families can download and print a voucher to show a ranger or place on the vehicle dashboard at unstaffed sites. https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/veterans-and-gold-star-families-free-access.htm

For more information on the free access program for U.S. military veterans and Gold Star families please visit the Forest Service website. https://www.fs.usda.gov/visit/passes-permits/recreation-fees-passes


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