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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Amador County Recreation Agency (ACRA) - Wed Sept 13

Amador County Recreation Agency
Board Meeting
810 Court Street Jackson, CA, Board of Supervisors Chambers
September 13, 2017
1:30 p.m.

Mission Statement
“ACRA shall maximize recreational opportunities for all residents of AmadorCounty through sustainable planning, financing, facilities, operations and programs.”

Agenda Items:
1. Call to Order​Roll Call: Dan Epperson, Lynn Morgan, Michael Vasquez, Peter Amoruso, Rose Oneto, Wayne Garibaldi, Linda Rianda, Jane Norcross, Frank Axe   
2.  Pledge of Allegiance  
3. Meeting Agenda ​Approval
Approval of agenda for this date and all off-agenda items must be approved by the Board as per government code 549854.2
4. Public matters not on the agenda
Discussion items only, no action will be taken. Any person may address the Board at this time on any subject within the jurisdiction of ACRA. Please note – there is a five (5) minute limit.
5.  Presentations & Introductions:   
6.  Closed Session:  
None
7.  Consent Agenda
​None
8.  Public Hearing
None​​​​​​​​​  
9.  Discussion Items
a. Review of Minutes of General Meeting on Aug. 9, 2017 - Discussion, Possible Action
b. Financial Reports​​​​​​ - Discussion, Possible Action
c. LAFCO Presentation – Roseanne Chamberlain - ​​Discussion, Possible Action  
d. VCSD & ACUSD Memberships​​​​ - Discussion, Possible Action
e. Final Joint Powers Authority Agreement​​​ - Discussion, Possible Action
f. Annual Mitigation Fee Report, FY 2016/17 - ​​Discussion, Possible Action​
g.  Hub Update – Wayne Garibaldi​​​​ - Discussion, Possible Action
10.  Executive Director Report
​Activity Calendar​
11.   Board Member Reports
12.   Future Agenda Items
13.   Adjourn

Staff Contact:  Carolyn Fregulia
Amador County Recreation Agency
10877 Conductor Blvd. Sutter Creek CA
PHONE: (209) 223-6349 FAX: (209) 257-1409
Next Meeting:  October 11, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m.

Posted:  Amador County Unified School District, 217 Rex Ave., Jackson, Amador City Hall, Jackson City Hall 33 Broadway, Jackson, Sutter Creek City Hall, Main Street Sutter Creek, Plymouth City Hall, Main Street Plymouth, Ione City Hall, Main Street Ione, Amador County Government Center, 810 Court Street Jackson, 10877 Conductor Blvd, Sutter Creek.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Mokelumne River Watershed Forest Improvement Project Underway

Project will reduce wildfire risk and improve, protect water supply.

(Sutter Creek) Work has begun on a high-priority Mokelumne River watershed improvement project managed by theUpper Mokelumne River Watershed Authority (UMRWA), and the U.S. Forest Service/Stanislaus National Forest. UMRWA’s members include three counties and five water districts including the Amador Water Agency.

UMWRA’s Pumpkin Hollow Restoration Project is the first in a series of Sierra watershed improvement projects designed to reduce wildfire risk, improve and protect the region’s water supply, air quality and wildlife habitat, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support local economies.

Pumpkin Hollow is a 972-acre project near the headwaters of the Mokelumne River in the Stanislaus National Forest (near State Hwy 4). This area is a high-priority risk due to dense vegetation growth prone to wildfire and disease. Much of the work at Pumpkin Hollow involves thinning brush and removing small trees.

Contracts for the Pumpkin Hollow Project were awarded to J&R Logging, Plymouth, for road maintenance and roadside fuel break; Tree Services Unlimited, Placerville, for plantation thinning and mastication; Summit Forests Inc., Ashland, OR, for hand treatments; and the Greater Valley Conservation Corps, Sonora (affiliated with San Joaquin County Office of Education), for scenic corridor hand treatments. Work is expected to be complete in late October.

Creating space between healthy, mature trees reduces the spread of fire, improves water saturation of the soil, and slows evaporation of the winter snowpack. Maintaining the snowpack longer into the summer season improves the water supply downstream.

Severe wildfires degrade downstream water quality by causing tons of topsoil to erode into streams and rivers, muddying the water and clogging water supply infrastructure and river habitat.

Amador Water Agency is a member of UMRWA along with three counties and 4 other water districts. UMWRA secured a $500,000 grant from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy Prop. 1 Healthy Watersheds program, which is being matched by funds from the U.S. Forest Service to pay for the work at Pumpkin Hollow.

By restoring and protecting the health of Sierra forests, streams and meadows through this and future projects, the partner agencies are working to preserve the important benefits the watershed provides.

UMRWA members include Amador County, Amador Water Agency, Alpine County, Alpine County Water District, Calaveras County, Calaveras County Water District, Calaveras Public Utility District, East Bay Municipal Utility District, and Jackson Valley Irrigation District.









Thursday, August 31, 2017

McClintock e-News - Aug/Sept 2017

 
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August E-News

Tahoe Summit
The Lake Tahoe Summit held was held on August 22nd in South Lake Tahoe.  The Congressman attended and delivered the following remarks:
Lake Tahoe Summit
First, I want to thank Senator Feinstein for restoring the bi-partisan nature of this annual Tahoe Summit.  Lincoln once reminded us “that we can succeed only by concert.”  We demonstrated that maxim with the enactment of the Tahoe provisions in the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act last December.  That wouldn’t have been possible without Republicans and Democrats coming together in Washington.  
 
Returning the annual Lake Tahoe Summit to the same bi-partisanship is an important step forward locally and promises the same kind of progress into the future. 
Click to read full remarks.
 
Tahoe Summit 


New Citizens Ceremony
Congressman McClintock delivered the keynote speech to new U.S. citizens at a new citizen oath ceremony held August 23rd at the Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento.  He delivered the following remarks:
New Citizens Ceremony
I am honored to join you today on this auspicious occasion of your assumption of American citizenship.  
America is not just a nation. America is also a notion – an idea – that is unique among the nations of the world. There are many democracies and republics around the world today – but only one to my knowledge, founded on the uniquely American principles given voice in the American Declaration of Independence and given life in the American Constitution.
 
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New Citizens Ceremony 


Tax Colloquium
On August 18th the Congressman participated in a panel on tax reform held in Sacramento.  He delivered the following remarks:
NTLF Tax Colloquium
Thank you for organizing this discussion on tax reform.  
 
I believe the most important mandate given to this administration and this Congress is to revive our economy.  Our success or failure will largely be determined on achieving this objective and will be judged by the answer every American gives to Ronald Reagan’s question in both 1980 and 1984: “Are you better off than you were four years ago?

Click to read full remarks.
  

Local Events
On August 1st Congressman McClintock welcomed horse riders from around the world who were participating in the Tevis Cup. The event was held in Auburn. The Tevis Cup is a 100 mile, one-day competition that begins in the Sierra Nevada near Soda Springs and finishes in Auburn.
On August 2nd the Congressman spoke to members of the Rocklin Chamber of Commerce about California water issues and tax reform in Washington. Later that day he toured the Holt of California facility in Roseville, and spoke that afternoon at an El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce luncheon, providing an update on federal legislative issues.
On August 10th the Congressman met with residents in North Fork and Friant.

On August 11th the Congressman met at Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park with Superintendent Woody Smeck and members of the leadership team to discuss issues facing the Park. Later that day he met with representatives of the California Air National Guard in Fresno and received a briefing on firefighting efforts and assets used in fighting fires.  
On August 15th the Congressman met with Calaveras County Sheriff Rick DiBasilio to discuss issues regarding law enforcement in the County. He was also interviewed on Calaveras Cable TV and by the Calaveras Enterprise. All the events were held in San Andreas. 
On August 18th the Congressman participated in a panel on tax reform held in Sacramento.
On August 22nd the Congressman spoke at the Lake Tahoe Summit held in South Lake Tahoe. Later that day he met with members of the Contractors Association of Tahoe/Truckee to discuss health care legislation and regulatory reform. Later that afternoon he met with representatives of the Tahoe Forest Hospital and he also met with officials of the Tahoe Donner Public Utility District in Truckee.
On August 23rd the Congressman delivered the keynote speech to new U.S. citizens at a new citizen oath ceremony. The ceremony was held at the Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento. That evening he delivered the keynote speech in Lincoln at a meeting of the Lincoln Club of the Sierras.
 
Sacramento Business Journal Panel Discussion
On August 24th the Congressman participated in a panel discussion on healthcare. The event was sponsored by the Sacramento Business Journal. That evening he visited a memorial dedicated to veterans in Foresthill and conducted a town hall meeting in Foresthill at Foresthill High School. 

         
Foresthill Town Hall
 
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The Congressman held a town hall meeting in August in Foresthill 
District Conference Call
Congressman McClintock hosts conference calls with constituents to discuss a variety of issues pending before Congress. Don't miss the next call! Click here to sign up to be included (if you have already signed up for a previous call there is no need to opt-in again).
Satellite Office Hours
Office staff members are available to assist constituents with problems or concerns at satellite office locations held throughout the district. Anyone wishing to discuss an issue of federal concern is invited to attend one of these satellite office sessions and speak with a member of staff.
September 2017 staff satellite office hours are scheduled to be held in the following counties:
Amador
Calaveras
El Dorado
Madera
Mariposa
Placer
Tuolumne
A full listing of staff satellite office locations, dates and times can be found on our website. For further information, please call the district office at916-786-5560.










 
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

AWA’s Pioneer Water Main Project adds six new fire hydrants

One of the six new fire hydrants on Buckhorn Ridge, part of an AWA water main improvement project in Pioneer. The project connects the water tank on Deadwood Court to homes on Carson Drive. It will increase fire hydrant flows and help eliminate periods of low water pressure in homes and at Pioneer Elementary School during use of the hydrants.

The construction is fully paid for by a Community Development Block Grant to Amador County. Amador County Supervisors partnered with AWA in receiving a $1.42 million grant to upgrade water mains in the area, improving water pressure for homes, correcting a health hazard, and increasing water supply for fire fighting.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

CAL FIRE Announces Forest Health Grants to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) today announced that the department will award over $21 million in grants to local groups across California that will help the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon.

Three of the six grants announced today fall under CAL FIRE’s Forest Legacy Program. These grants enable the purchase of conservation easements on properties in Mendocino, San Bernardino and Siskiyou counties, protecting the land from being used in ways that would increase greenhouse gas emissions – such as urban or agricultural development – and harnessing the ability of trees to “sink” or sequester carbon from the atmosphere. Landowners will retain ownership of their land and will not be restricted from using it for activities such as timber harvest, hunting, fishing and hiking. These grants will protect more than28,285 acres of forests from development.

The grants use proceeds from California’s cap-and-trade program to combat climate change. Through the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, CAL FIRE and other state agencies are investing in projects that directly reduce greenhouse gases while providing a wide range of additional benefits in California communities.

“Investments in forest health are even more critical now because of climate change,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, CAL FIRE director. “California continues to invest millions of dollars into protecting working forest lands and improving our state’s urban forests which will help increase carbon sequestration and has the added benefit of helping protect our state’s vital watersheds.”

CAL FIRE’s voluntary Forest Legacy Program ensures that state forests will provide wildlife habitat and watershed protection as well as jobs, strong rural economies, grazing, recreation, wood, scenic beauty and research opportunities. To date, CAL FIRE’s Forest Legacy Program has conserved nearly 111,379 acres of working forest lands in California.

The remaining three grants, also funded by cap-and-trade proceeds, represent CAL FIRE’s landscape-scale forest health initiatives. These initiatives include efforts to combat the state’s unprecedented bark beetle epidemic, watershed protection, and the increased use of tools such as prescribed fire and hazardous fuels reduction to create resiliency in California’s forests.


The over $21 million in forest health grants announced today are in addition to over $19 million in cap-and-trade funded Urban and Community Forestry Program grants awarded in May of 2107. CAL FIRE’s Urban and Community Forestry grants will add approximately 35,000 trees to communities, make commercial use of felled urban trees that would otherwise be sent to landfills, and help cities and counties track and better manage the trees that shade and beautify their communities. Click here for the list of Urban and Community Forestry grants.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

McClintock E-News: July/Aug 2017

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July E-News
Detwiler Fire
Congressman McClintock delivered the following remarks on the House floor on July 26th:
Mr. Speaker:
I want to begin by saluting the more than 5,000 firefighters from 40 cooperating agencies that assembled under the coordination of CalFIRE to battle the Detwiler fire that threatened Yosemite Valley and its gateway communities.

I spent Saturday at the command centers in Mariposa and Merced Counties and what I saw is what I have seen time and again at so many fires we are having these days in the Sierra: cool, calm professionalism, selflessness and devotion to duty. 

The Grow Act The Grow Act passed the House in July. The Congressman delivered remarks on the House floor in support of the water bill:
In California, five years of historic drought caused billions of dollars of damage to our economy, destroyed tens of thousands of jobs and brought many communities within just months of literally running out of water – all because we couldn’t store water from the wet years to assure plenty in the drought years.
 
Then, back to back with this historic drought, we have just had one of the wettest winters on record. Massive torrents of water have threatened entire communities on its way to be wasted in the Pacific Ocean – all because of the very same problem: we have few reservoirs to store this superabundance of water for the next drought.


Budget for Fiscal Year 2018
House Budget Committee
Congressman McClintock is a member of the House Budget Committee. On July 19, 2017, the committee marked up and reported to the floor the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget resolution. The Congressman delivered the following opening statement:
On our current trajectory, the CBO warns that just four fiscal years from now – in 2022 – our annual deficits will surpass a trillion dollars. That’s where economists warn we run the risk of damage or even loss of our access to credit – a sovereign debt crisis. Venezuela is having that now – and even within our own territory, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Pension systems implode, basic services falter and the economy collapses. We will begin running that risk in four years.

Two years after that – in 2024 – the CBO tells us that the annual interest cost on our debt will reach $654 billion. That’s more than we currently spend on defense. 
 
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BRAC Amendment to the NDAA
Congressman McClintock offered an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to remove the prohibition on Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).
The Congressman discussed the measure during House floor debate on July 12th. Click to read complete remarks.
"In recent years, the Pentagon has warned that its infrastructure is 22 percent bigger than necessary. It has asked Congress for another round of Base Realignment and Closure reviews."

Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act
The Congressman delivered remarks on July 28th in support of H.R. 873, the Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act authored by Congressman Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin. The bill authorizes the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation to begin the lengthy Commemorative Works Act process to establish a Global War on Terror Memorial on federal land in the District of Columbia. Click to read complete remarks.
 "The memorial will recognize and honor the men and women that have served on active duty in the United States armed forces since the attack on our country on September 11, 2001."

District Events
On July 1st Congressman McClintock attended the Placer Pops 4th of July patriotic concert and also delivered remarks. The concert was held at the Auburn Library Garden Theater in Auburn.

On July 15th the Congressman attended the Amador Farm Bureau’s member appreciation barbecue and presented certificates to three students for excellence in Agriculture. The dinner was held at the Amador Flower Farm in Plymouth.
On July 22nd Congressman McClintock met with fire command leaders in Mariposa and Merced, and was briefed on issues firefighters faced in battling the Detwiler Fire. He toured the fire zone and thanked firefighters for their heroic efforts in protecting people and property.  
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Detwiler Fire
 
Congressman McClintock met with fire command leaders and was briefed on issues firefighters faced in battling the Detwiler Fire. He toured the fire zone and thanked firefighters for their heroic efforts in protecting people and property.  
District Conference Call
Congressman McClintock hosted a conference call with constituents on July 24th to discuss a variety of issues. Don't miss the next call! Click here to sign up to be included (if you have already signed up for a previous call there is no need to opt-in again).
Satellite Office Hours
Office staff members are available to assist constituents with problems or concerns at satellite office locations held throughout the district. Anyone wishing to discuss an issue of federal concern is invited to attend one of these satellite office sessions and speak with a member of staff.
August 2017 staff satellite office hours are scheduled to be held in the following counties:
Amador
Calaveras
El Dorado
Madera
Mariposa
Placer
Tuolumne
A full listing of staff satellite office locations, dates and times can be found on our website. For further information, please call the district office at 916-786-5560.




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Fax:  202-225-5444
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Roseville, CA 95661
Phone:  916-786-5560
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