Burn Permits, Disaster Grants, Road Signs on HWY 193, El Dorado Transit Workshop, Senior Meal Delivery Drivers, Mosquito Bridge Closure, Design Review Overlay for Cool, Wildfire Defense Suppression & Safety Town Hall, Free Food Calendar, Senior Times

El Dorado County

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 Residential Burn Permits Required
May 1, 2023 
Burn Permits Required _2023_

Effective Monday, May 1, residential burn permits will be required in CAL FIRE’s Amador-El Dorado Unit. No matter when you got your last burn permit, you will need to get a new one on May 1. Burn permits must now be obtained online at https://burnpermit.fire.ca.gov/. Simply visit the website, watch a short educational video, and submit an application. Permits are free and allow for the burning of dry landscape vegetation (not household trash) that originates from the landowner’s property. 

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repair grants

Mosquito Fire survivors and those impacted by the December 2022 storms: you could be eligible for up to $40,675 in grant money from the USDA to repair your home, depending on income.

To be eligible, applicants must not exceed low-income limits of $81,050 for households with 1-4 people or $116,000 for households of 5-8 people.

The Rural Disaster Home Repair Grant has $55.7 million available nationwide until expended, so we urge homeowners to apply as soon as possible!

More information on the Rural Disaster Home Repair Grant Program is available here:

USDA Area Director:
Yolanda Hauser
(530) 217-6262 11661
Blocker Dr, Suite 120, Auburn, CA 95603

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 New Road Signs on HWY 193 
turn sign

Our office has received inquiries about the new signs on HWY 193. We checked in with Caltrans and were sent the following reply:

"This is a safety project on Highway 193. This type of work was necessary to replace existing, and/or place new horizontal alignment signs (Curve Warning Signs) in new locations where necessary to comply with the Federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). This also requires horizontal alignment curve warning signs to comply with the California MUTCD. This requirement is not only for District 3 but for all the other Caltrans Districts throughout the state. "

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 Senior Meal Delivery Driver Orientation
May 4, 2023 and June 8, 2023  
 driver orientation

Volunteer for the Senior Nutrition Program and experience the most satisfying of volunteer jobs. Join our team of volunteer drivers to deliver a well-balanced nutritious meal to older adults faced with declining health and diminished mobility. Come to our orientation and learn about the variety of ways you can get involved.

Volunteer driver positions deliver meals once a week between 9:30 and noon. Volunteers are always needed and are greatly appreciated.

Join us at the Placerville Senior Community Center, Thursday, May 4th from 1 to 2 PM to learn all about meal delivery. We are located at 937 Spring Street, Placerville. Please call with any questions or to RSVP please call, 530-621-6160.

There will be a second orientation June 8, 2023, same time and location.

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Information is subject to change, so remember to check for the latest updates on the Mosquito Bridge Website: Mosquito Bridge Project-Construction (edcgov.us)  

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 Cool Design Review Overlay Hearing
May 11, 2023 

The County of El Dorado Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in the Building C Hearing Room, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667 on May 11, 2023, at 8:30 a.m., to consider the following: Planning and Building Department proposed amendments to Title 130 (Zoning Ordinance) of the County Code (Z23-0003) consisting of a rezone of 11 identified multifamily or commercially zoned parcels, or portions of parcels, adding a new Design Review – Community Combining Zone to the base zone of each affected parcel. The affected parcels are located in the Cool area. 

County of El Dorado - File #: 23-0888 (legistar.com)   


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CP Town hall

In this town hall meeting you can meet and speak with our local area first responders. There will be several presentations where you can see and learn about: Wildfire simulations in the Cameron Park Area, Home Harding Considerations, Defensible Space, How to become an NFPA Firewise Community and how to earn potential insurance discounts.

Keynote Speakers include:

  • US Congressman Tom McClintock CA 5th District
  • CA State Senator Marie Alvarado-Gil CA 4th District
  • El Dorado County Sheriff Jeff Leikauf

Register here:
Town Hall Meeting; Wildfire Defense, Suppression & Safety (google.com)

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  May Free Food Distribution Calendar 
 Final May Free Food Calendar

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senior times

The Senior Times is a monthly newsletter containing a calendar of activities, trips, and community events, the Nutrition menu, and articles of interest. A yearly subscription donation of $5.00 is requested.

For a complimentary copy of the Senior Times, please call (530) 621-6255 or click on the links below to download.

Senior Times Newsletter (edcgov.us) 

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