Meder Road Lane Closure, Bassi Road Meeting, NEW El Dorado Regional Fire Authority, West Nile Virus, Divide CERT Meeting, Mental Health Services Act Community Input

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Lane closures on Meder Road between Widgeon Court and Resler Way to install utility infrastructure - August 21 through September 15, 2023


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Bassi Road Defensible Space Meeting
September 6th, 2023 – 6pm-8pm

The Office of Wildfire Preparedness, Defensible Space Program, has identified 5 County Emphasis Areas (CEA) where it will be conducting defensible space inspections in partnership with local fire districts over the next 12 months. The goal of these inspections is to provide homeowners valuable information on how they can meet their defensible space requirement and make their homes more resilient to wildfire.

Informational workshops will be provided to inform residents on the inspection process and share resources and programs available to help homeowners prepare their properties ahead of time.

The Bassi Road CEA will have their Workshop
Wednesday, September 6th, 2023 – 6pm-8pm
El Dorado County Fire Protection District (Station 74)
5122 Firehouse Rd.
Lotus, CA 95651

For more information:

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EDRFA FLYER 09052023

For years numerous studies have been completed concerning fire services on the West Slope of El Dorado County (LAFCO MSRs, City Gate Report, El Dorado County Grand Jury…etc.). Everyone has suggested that the best scenario for individual fire service providers is to come together and collaborate to work better together to provide fire and emergency services.

Four fire agencies that provide services in the rural northern portions of the West Slope of El Dorado County have successfully made a huge move forward. Garden Valley Fire Protection District, Georgetown Fire Protection District, Mosquito Fire Protection District, and Rescue Fire Protection District have come together to create the El Dorado Regional Fire Authority (EDRFA). This new Fire Authority was developed to take advantage of improved communication and partnerships that will reduce expenses and increase productivity and services to the citizens of the four fire districts.

The inaugural meeting will be as follows:

EDRFA Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 5, 2023
9:00 a.m.
VFW Post 9241
6297 Main St., Georgetown, CA 95634

The Fire Board of the EDRFA comprises one board member from each of the member fire districts.

It is important to note that the four-member agencies will continue to exist and operate their individual fire districts, including adopting annual budgets and monthly board meetings. The EDRFA Board will provide oversight, goal setting, and information sharing to coordinate the working relationships among the four-member agencies to get the most benefit out of the EDRFA.

This is an exciting time for all of our agencies and citizens. The EDRFA intends to grow and develop a more robust model for providing fire and providing fire and emergency services to the citizens we serve.


EDRFA - Spirit of Cooperation

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news release

Please see this press release regarding the reporting of a human contracting the West Nile virus in El Dorado County and please take precautions against mosquito bites!  

First Case of West Nile Virus in a Human Reported ( 

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CERT mtg

For almost 35 years, CERT programs have been preparing their community to stay safe and save lives during a disaster. Across the nation, hundreds of thousands of CERT members are committed to “Doing the greatest good, for the greatest number, in the shortest amount of time.”

Join the Divide Volunteer CERT Team today, and together, through hard work and dedication, we will do great things.

The Divide Volunteer CERT Team is reorganizing to assist area agencies in providing needed services in disaster situations and everyday life. We welcome anyone interested in volunteering.


Next meeting

Georgetown Fire Department
Main St. Station
Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 9 AM

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The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Behavioral Health Division invites the public to provide input on the annual update to its Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan. The Update covers fiscal year 2024-2025.

Counties receive MHSA funds through the State which are to be used to ensure the County’s mental health system is consumer-friendly, recovery-oriented, and accessible to all who need it. Community members can provide input by attending an upcoming community meeting or submitting an online survey or an email. The meetings will be held by Zoom through one of the links below or by calling (669) 900-6833 and entering the webinar ID and passcode.

Community meetings are scheduled as follows:

• Thursday, September 14, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Webinar ID: 871 8774 9540 Passcode: 180810

• Friday, September 29, 2023, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Webinar ID: 861 1922 5513 Passcode: 503197

• Monday, October 16, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Webinar ID: 836 3172 1490 Passcode: 674217

For copies of the current and prior year MHSA Plans, please visit:

To provide input on the FY 24/25 MHSA Annual Update via an online survey, go to:

Additional input can be submitted via email to or via U.S. Mail to 768 Pleasant Valley Road, Suite 201, Diamond Springs, CA 95619. For more information regarding the MHSA or Community Program Planning Process, please contact Meredith Zanardi at (530) 621-6340.

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