Announcements and Emails


ACTION ALERT! Tilden Park project

posted Nov 17, 2018, 11:07 PM by Lori Parlin

Dear Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,
 
Please immediately contact the Planning Department to request that the proposed Tilden Park project Notice of Preparation (NOP) deadline (December 15, 2018) and Open House (November 28, 2018) be rescheduled to sometime in January 2019.  The proposed Tilden Park project has the potential to dramatically increase traffic at the Ponderosa Interchange.  To start a process for a project of this magnitude during the holidays, when residents are focused on friends and family during this time of year, is suspect and gives the appearance that it is intentionally planned at this time to avoid the public’s full attention.
 
Background:
The proposed Tilden Park project is located off Wild Chaparral Drive, west of the Ponderosa/Highway 50 interchange, and fundamentally the same as it was when it was first introduced in 2011.  The applicant is proposing a high-density commercial project on 8.81 acres of land that is in the middle of a medium-density, residential neighborhood (one-acre parcel homes) to include:  An 80-room hotel, a 3,800-square foot restaurant, a 20,000-square foot food mart, 6,500 square feet of shops, and 8,250 square feet of office space, and 3 one-acre residential parcels on 3 acres.
 
The original Traffic Impact Study projected that this project will add 4,455 daily car trips to the Highway 50 and Ponderosa Road interchange, which is already congested and at unacceptable traffic levels.
 
Current Status:
The County’s 11-14-18 Supplement Notice of Preparation, including project description and site maps, is available here:
 
As explained in the County’s 11-14-18 Supplemental Notice of Preparation (NOP), input regarding the NOP is due on December 15, 2018.  The purpose of the Supplemental Notice of Preparation (NOP) is to describe the Tilden Park Project and potential environmental effects in order to allow agencies and interested parties to provide input on the scope and content of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR).
 
Additionally, the County has planned an Open House regarding the project:
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 5:30 pm
El Dorado County Library
345 Fair Lane Court, Placerville
 
 
Take Action:
Please immediately contact the Planning Department and your Supervisors to request that they extend the NOP deadline and reschedule the Open House.  Feel free to use and customize our sample email below.
 
To: <tilden.park@edcgov.us>, < tiffany.schmid@edcgov.us>, <bosone@edcgov.us>, <bostwo@edcgov.us>, <bosthree@edcgov.us>, <bosfour@edcgov.us>, <bosfive@edcgov.us>, <edc.cob@edcgov.us>
 
Subject: Tilden Park
 
Dear Evan Mattes, Associate Planner,
 
I request that you extend the deadline to submit comments for the Tilden Park NOP to January 31, 2019 and reschedule the Open House to a date in mid-January 2019.  Additionally, please change the venue of the Open House to a location that is near the project site and the residents who will be most impacted by the project.  There are several meeting venues available near the proposed project site.
 
My request comes from the impression that starting a process for a project of this magnitude during the holidays, when residents are focused on friends and family during this time of year, is suspect and gives the appearance that it is intentionally planned at this time to avoid the public’s full attention.
 
Let’s give this project the full attention that it deserves and reschedule the NOP deadline and Open House to after the holidays.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
[Your Name]
[Your Town]

Supervisor Frentzen - Town Hall Meeting 9/27

posted Sep 21, 2018, 2:14 PM by Lori Parlin

From: BOS Two [mailto:bostwo@edcgov.us] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 3:55 PM
To: The BOSTWO
Subject: Supervisor Frentzen - Town Hall Meeting
 
Hello-
Please see the County press release with details regarding a town hall meeting with District II Supervisor, Shiva Frentzen:  https://www.edcgov.us/County%20Press%20Releases/Pages/Supervisor-Frentzen-to-hold-Town-Hall-in-Cameron-Park--.aspx
 
Supervisor Frentzen will bring you up-to-date on the state of the County.  In addition, 
El Dorado County Transportation Commission will give a presentation on the Regional Transportation Plan and EDC Transportation staff will have a brief update on the Country Club Realignment and Cameron Park Interchange projects.
 
Town Hall Meeting
Supervisor Shiva Frentzen 
Thursday, Sept. 27  at  6:30 pm
Cameron Park Community Services District
 
We encourage you to attend and bring your questions.
 
Please share this information.
 
Thank you!

Elaine Gelber
Assistant to Supervisor Shiva Frentzen
Board of Supervisors, District II
County of El Dorado
Phone: 530-621-5651

San Stino's Mill Creek Development Application Withdrawal

posted Sep 13, 2018, 10:22 PM by Lori Parlin

Dear Rural Lifestyle supporter:

This week we learned that the development application for San Stino’s Mill Creek development has been withdrawn.  The county has officially processed the withdrawal letter from the developer.

We, the Shingle Springs Community Alliance, along with NoSanStino and everyone on this mailing list, are to be congratulated.  Nearly seven years ago, word of this development sparked a movement within Shingle Springs that no doubt surprised the development community.  This movement was not sparked due to the development, but rather due to the size of the development.

It was clear that the size of the San Stino development, at one thousand and forty-one homes, did not belong at the proposed location. The noise and light pollution, along with the traffic impact, would have been detrimental to our rural lifestyle.  We would have welcomed the development at the general plan lot allotment of five and ten acre parcels.

We thank you for your support.  Without you, the development withdrawal could not have happened.  You attended our community meetings.  You attended meetings at the Board of Supervisors and spoke against the size of this development.  You contributed funds to help us keep you informed, to hold community meetings, and you supported our low-growth initiative ballot measures both financially and by volunteering.  In short, collectively as a community, we kicked butt.

However, we must remain vigilant.  There were three parcels involved with the San Stino development.  The parcels are owned by the Scheiber, Zweck, and the White families.  Currently, the Zweck family has its property for sale and has also renewed its application for the development of the property as "Sawmill Creek Ranch".  We welcome the development to be a low-density development that is agreeable with the surrounding area and that conforms to the general plan.

Warmest Regards,

 

Lori Parlin, Shingle Springs Community Alliance

and

Frank Verdin, NoSanStino.com

Public Notice: Express Fuel - Announcement of Draft Permit, 7/12/18 Public Hearing, and Request for Public Comment

posted Jun 28, 2018, 8:50 AM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Jun 28, 2018, 9:06 AM ]

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Subject: Public Notice: Express Fuel - Announcement of Draft Permit, Public Hearing, and Request for Public Comment
To: R9AirPermits <R9AirPermits@epa.gov>
Cc: "BECKHAM, LISA" <BECKHAM.LISA@epa.gov>

Draft Permit and Technical Support Document

 

* * * Public Notice * * *

 

Announcement of Draft Permit, Public Hearing, and Request for Public Comment on

Draft Clean Air Act Minor NSR Permit in Indian Country

 

Express Fuel

Source ID #: 29

Application #: 2018-001-TMNR

 

Draft Permit Action: The U.S Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9 (EPA) provides notice of and requests public comment on the EPA’s draft permit action relating to the draft minor New Source Review (NSR) permit for Express Fuel (“Source”). The Source is located at 3920 Shingle Springs Drive, Shingle Springs, California, within trust land of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. TheEPA is proposing to issue this minor NSR permit to the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Development Corporation, P.O. Box 1340, Shingle Springs, California. The Source operator is Tim Adams, (530) 698-1400.

 

This draft permit, if finalized, will authorize the construction and operation of a gasoline dispensing facility, consistent with the minor NSR regulations for Indian country (40 CFR 49.151-161). The Source will include: 2 underground storage tanks for gasoline, 1 underground storage tank for diesel, 3 gasoline dispensers, 3 gasoline/diesel dispensers, 1 diesel dispenser for heavy duty trucks, and a 324-horsepower diesel-fired emergency generator. The draft permit limits the emissions from the Source by requiring Stage I and Stage II vapor recovery controls and by requiring the emergency generator to use an EPA-certified engine. This action will result in emissions increases of the following pollutants: 0.19 tons per year (tpy) of carbon monoxide (CO), 0.34 tpy of nitrogen oxides (NORXR), 0.01 tpy of particulate matter (PM), 0.01 tpy of PM less than or equal to 10 µm in diameter (PMR10R), 0.01 tpy of PM less than or equal to 2.5 µm in diameter (PMR2.5R), less than 0.01 tpy of sulfur dioxide, and 2.45 tpy of volatile organic compounds (VOC).More information on the emission changes and limitations associated with this draft permit can be found in Sections 3.1 and 4.3, respectively, of the technical support document for this action.

 

The draft permit action also includes our proposed decision under section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act that the issuance of this minor NSR permit will have no effect on historic properties.

 

Request for Public Comment: All written comments or requests for a public hearing must be received or postmarked by July 13, 2018. Comments may be submitted via the following methods:

 

Online:          31TUwww.regulations.govU31T, Docket ID: EPA-R09-OAR-2018-0385

Email:           31TR9airpermits@epa.gov31T

U.S. Mail:     Lisa Beckham (AIR-3)
                     U.S. EPA Region 9
                     75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105-3901

Any person may submit written comments on the draft permit and may request a public hearing during the public comment period. As detailed below, a public hearing has already been scheduled for this action. These comments must raise any reasonably ascertainable issue with supporting arguments by the close of the public comment period. We recommend comments sent by email or U.S. mail use “Comments on Draft Permit for Express Fuel” in the subject line.

All comments that are received via email or through 31Twww.regulations.gov31T will be included in the public docket without change and will be available to the public, including any personal information provided, within a few days of receipt. Comments submitted to the EPA through U.S. Mail or other another non-electronic delivery method will also be included in the public docket without change and will be available to the public, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information the disclosure of which is restricted by statute. Information that is considered to be CBI or otherwise protected should be clearly identified as such and should be submitted only through U.S. Mail or a non-electronic delivery method; such information should not be submitted through 31Twww.regulations.gov31T or e-mail. If a commenter sends e-mail directly to the EPA, the email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the public comment. Please note that an email or postal address must be provided with comments if the commenter wishes to receive direct notification of the EPA’s final decision regarding the draft permit following the public comment period. For information about CBI or multimedia submissions and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit 31Twww.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets31T.


Draft Permit Review: A copy of the draft permit prepared by the EPA, the technical support document for the draft permit, and all supporting materials are available for review by the public through the online docket listed above. If you have trouble accessing materials please contact Lisa Beckham at 31TR9airpermits@epa.gov31T.

 

Additionally, key documents (such as the draft permit and our technical support document) may also be viewed in person at the following locations:

                                                                    

  1. El Dorado County Library – Cameron Park Branch:

Address:              2500 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, California
Phone:                 (530) 621-5500
Hours:                  Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., closed Sundays


  1. U.S. EPA Region 9 office (at address above), Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., excluding federal holidays. Due to building security procedures, please call Lisa Beckham at (415-972-3811) at least 48 hours in advance to arrange a visit.

 

Public Hearing: A public hearing has been scheduled for the draft permit action to provide the public with further opportunity to comment on the draft permit and technical support document. At the public hearing, any interested person may provide written comments or oral comments, and relevant data pertaining to our draft permit action. Reasonable limits may be set upon the time allowed for oral statements at the hearing. The EPA will also make a transcript of the public hearing proceedings available to the public.

31TThe date, time, and location of the public hearing is as follows:

31TDate:                    July 12, 2018
Time:                    6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
31TLocation:             Ponderosa High School – Library
                           3661 Ponderosa Road,  Shingle Springs, CA

 If you require a reasonable accommodation, please contact Philip Kum, EPA Region 9 Reasonable Accommodations Coordinator, by June 28, 2018 at (415) 947-3566, or 31Tkum.philip@epa.gov31T.

Final Action: Before taking final action on the draft permit, the EPA will consider all written comments submitted during the public comment period. The EPA will send notice of our final permit decision to each person who submitted comments and contact information during the public comment period or requested notice of the final permit decision. The EPA will summarize the contents of all substantive comments and provide written responses in a document accompanying the EPA’s final permit decision. The EPA’s final permit decision will become effective 30 days after the service of notice of the decision unless: 

1.    A later effective date is specified in the permit;

2.    The decision is appealed to the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board pursuant to 40 CFR 49.159(d); or

3.    There are no comments requesting a change to the draft permit decision, in which case the final decision shall become effective immediately upon issuance.

Appeals to the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB): In accordance with 40 CFR 49.159, within 30 days after a final permit decision has been issued, any person who filed comments on the proposed permit or participated in the public hearing may petition the EAB to review any condition of the permit decision. The 30-day period within which a person may request review under this section begins when the Region has fulfilled the notice requirements for the final permit decision. A petition to the EAB is, under Section 307(b) of the Act, a prerequisite to seeking judicial review of the final agency action. For purposes of judicial review, final agency action occurs when the EPA denies or issues a final permit and agency review procedures are exhausted.

Additional Information: If you have questions, or if you wish to obtain further information, please contact Lisa Beckham at (415) 972-3811, via email at 31TR9airpermits@epa.gov31T, or at the EPA mailing address above. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive future information about this draft permit decision or other permit decisions issued by EPA Region 9, please contact the EPA at the address listed above or send an email to 31TR9airpermits@epa.gov31T.

***Please bring the foregoing notice to the attention of all persons who would be interested in this matter.***

 

FWD: Cameron Park Drive Interchange Workshop 5/3/18, 6-8pm

posted May 1, 2018, 8:54 AM by Lori Parlin   [ updated May 1, 2018, 8:54 AM ]

FYI -

El Dorado County will hold a public workshop to receive residents’ input on the Cameron Park Drive Interchange Alternatives. If you are interested in learning more about some of the Alternatives being considered, this would be an excellent opportunity for you to help influence the future of Cameron Park. The workshop will be held in an Open House style format. The public is encouraged to drop in any time between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to learn about and provide their input on the project alternatives.

The workshop will be held on the following date and time:
Thursday, May 3, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cameron Park Community Services District’s Social Room
2502 Country Club Drive
Cameron Park, CA 95682

FW: Subject: TGPA/ZOU in court: Wednesday, April 25th

posted Apr 23, 2018, 10:07 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Apr 23, 2018, 10:08 PM ]

FYI -
 
From: Rural Communities United [mailto:contactrcu@gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2018 8:41 AM
To: Rural Communities United
Subject: TGPA/ZOU in court: Wednesday, April 25th

 

Dear RCU Friends and Supporters-
 
Just a reminder that this Wed, April 25th, 8:30am, RCU’s case against the County’s General Plan and zoning changes (TGPA/ZOU) will be heard in El Dorado County Superior Court, 3321 Cameron Park Dr. in Cameron Park. We received the judge’s tentative ruling Thursday, which will be helpful in focusing our efforts for Wednesday’s hearing. The final decision should be released 30 days after the public hearing.
 
This hearing is open to the public – please come and show support for restoring our General Plan to its original integrity!
 
Ellen Van Dyke for RCU

FWD: Court hearing for RCU v. EDC: April 25, 2018

posted Mar 15, 2018, 2:01 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Mar 15, 2018, 2:02 PM ]

Greetings Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,
 
Please see the email below from Rural Communities United (RCU).  If you are new to our email list or would like more information about the lawsuit, visit www.RuralCommunitiesUnited.org
 
Thank you!
 
************************************************************************************
 
Dear RCU friends and supporters-
 
When El Dorado County’s General Plan was adopted in 2004, it significantly increased development in the county.  But it also included policies to protect our water resources, open space, traffic and more, against the impacts of that new development.  In 2015, the zoning ordinance was modified and hacked to further allow increased development without implementing the intended protections for county residents. These changes to the Zoning Ordinance in 2015 via the TGPA/ZOU now face legal action from RCU.

On April 25th, 2018, Judge Stracener will hear the case brought by Rural Communities United against the county, alleging the violations of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Those violations will allow many new policies to chip away at our quality of life until we are no longer the rural county promised by our General Plan. Our hope is to get a ruling that will restore the zoning of the 2004 General Plan and require those protections be completed before further increasing the county’s already generous development potential.

RCU still needs funding for trial costs and to pay our attorney for this enormous undertaking. Please spread the word to those you know to donate what they can and attend the public hearing if they wish.

The case will be heard Wednesday April 25th, 8:30 am at the El Dorado County Superior Court hearing room, 3321 Cameron Park Dr.

Ellen Van Dyke for RCU

DATE CHANGE! Ponderosa / US 50 / South Shingle interchange - Workshop Public Notice

posted Jan 31, 2018, 8:44 AM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Feb 2, 2018, 8:30 AM ]

The date and time for the public workshop has changed.  The new date and time are:

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Building C
2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville


The Department of Transportation advised us of this change yesterday and asked us to help spread the word.  Please share with friends, family, and neighbors.

The original message is below, with the updated date/time.

 

Thank you!

**************************************************************************

Dear Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters:

The County is planning to enlarge the Ponderosa Road / Highway 50 interchange.  Durock Road, North Shingle Road and Wild Chaparral Drive are to be realigned in the area near the interchange.  We are unsure about the planned schedule.  CalTrans states that one of the reasons for the enlargement is to "provide for future traffic growth at this interchange projected to occur from planned regional growth."  While alleviating traffic and accommodating pedestrian traffic on the overpass would be welcomed, one concern is that the project could allow large development projects to go forward, such as San Stino’s Mill Creek development, or a large regional box store at the Ponderosa Road / North Shingle intersection.

The County is holding an informational workshop meeting on Thursday, February 15, at 6:30pm - 7:30pm in Building "C", 2850 Fairlane Court in Placerville.  Please attend the meeting if you would like to learn more about the project.


Here is a link to the environmental documents:  https://sftp2.edcgov.us/public/folder/L1yesmhhc0alhHTtfi_IFg/ISMND

We'll see you there!

Shingle Springs Community Plan back on track!

posted Dec 14, 2017, 7:34 AM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Dec 14, 2017, 7:34 AM ]

Greetings,

We have great news for all the residents, business owners, and stakeholders in Shingle Springs!

On December 5, 2017, Shingle Springs was approved for county funding to complete the Shingle Springs Community Plan that we started several years ago (see the meeting minutes below).  In addition, our plan will potentially provide a template for our neighboring communities to create their own Community Plan.   

At this time the county is working on staffing needs and we will be meeting with them to determine the next step in this much-needed plan to ensure that our vision for our commercial core area is heard and implemented. 

Thank you to everyone who has been vigilant with communicating our needs to our Board of Supervisors.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rSuFzQKjeTJ0gFredb4XFn67cbYmj6rh/view?usp=drive_web

FWD: Press Release - new lawsuit against El Dorado County

posted Dec 1, 2017, 11:17 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Mar 10, 2018, 6:33 PM ]

FYI

If you are having trouble viewing the message below, you can view it here:  https://ruralcommunities.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/final_11-28-17_-press-release_biores.pdf
 
From: Rural Communities United [mailto:contactrcu@gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:36 AM
To: Rural Communities United
Subject: Press Release attached - new lawsuit against El Dorado County

https://photos.app.goo.gl/5e2pR7vFbeE13Ra83

 

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