Announcements and Emails


ALERT! - Upcoming County Redistricting Meetings

posted Jul 29, 2021, 10:24 PM by Team SSCA   [ updated Jul 29, 2021, 10:29 PM ]

Dear Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,

Community Redistricting

Community Redistricting meeting August 4th.  Redistricting means re-drawing the boundaries within the county which define the five areas (districts) that the five county Supervisors represent.  Redistricting occurs every 10 years in response to updated census data.  Early public redistricting meetings are being held for the community to understand how the process will work, what the constraints are, and how to engage.  The 2020 Census data will not be available until late September.  The final maps are due in December.  Therefore, the map process will be very short and fast, and we want the public to feel that they understand how to participate.  We strongly encourage everyone to attend the meetings and have your voice heard.  Please see more details below:

 

Redistricting Workshop (Public Hearing #2)

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 6:00pm

 

Via ZOOM: https://zoom.us/j/91816128463 or via telephone at 530-621-7603 or 530-621-7610. The ZOOM Meeting ID is 918 1612 8463.

 

In person in the El Dorado County Board Chambers, 330 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667.

Redistricting website: https://www.edcgov.us/.../County-of-El-Dorado...

 

The agenda with meeting details and additional participation instructions is posted here: https://eldorado.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=869021...

 

Two more workshops are scheduled as follows:

Workshop #3: Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 6:00pm, via Zoom and with an in-person option, Covid-19 restrictions permitting.

Workshop #4: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 9:00am, via Zoom and with an in-person option, Covid-19 restrictions permitting.

ACTION ALERT! Respond by 3/9/2021: Should Chain Stores be allowed in Rural Centers?

posted Mar 7, 2021, 8:37 PM by Team SSCA   [ updated Mar 7, 2021, 8:38 PM ]

Should Chain Stores Be In Rural Communities?

PLEASE EMAIL A LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR THIS ORDINANCE TO THE CLERK OF THE BOARD!

Supervisor Parlin and Supervisor Turnboo are recommending the Board to:

"Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Urgency Ordinance 5140 to adopt interim restrictions on the establishment of Formula Businesses pending the study and consideration of zoning and other land use regulations pertaining to such businesses, with the ordinance being in effect for forty-five (45) days from date of adoption, unless extended by the Board.

Supervisor Parlin and Supervisor Turnboo are bringing this item before the Board because County residents have expressed their concern that "chain" or "formula" businesses will proliferate throughout the Rural Centers and Rural Regions of the County, which may detract from the unique character of the County by displacing unique local or other small businesses or by introducing standardized, non-unique establishments that will lessen the diversity and community character prized by County residents.  

This Ordinance is being proposed for the Rural Centers in El Dorado County, which include:  Camino, Cedar Grove, Coloma, Cool, Fairplay, Garden Valley, Greenwood, Georgetown, Grey’s Corner, Grizzly Flat, Kelsey, Kyburz, Latrobe, Little Norway, Lotus, Mosquito, Mount Ralson, Mr. Aukum, Nashville, Oak Hill, Phillips, Pilot Hill, Pleasant Valley, Pollock Pines, Quintette, Rescue, Somerset, Strawberry, and Chrome Ridge.

The County has received an application for a formula business (Dollar General, Somerset in District 2) which necessitates the adoption of the urgency ordinance because issuing permits or entitlements for formula business establishments could conflict with potential future regulations that may be adopted that will govern such uses. The purpose of this ordinance is to temporarily prohibit the establishment of formula businesses within any zoning districts of the Rural Centers and Rural Regions of El Dorado County pending the study and consideration of permanent regulations governing such formula business establishments.

A Formula Business Ordinance has been in the works for several months and Supervisor Parlin had planned on implementing it as part of the 2021 Work Plan. However, the recent applications for chain stores in our rural areas has caused the need for the urgency ordinance. The urgency ordinance will not apply to the Dollar General in Cool because that application is deemed complete, whereas the application in Somerset has not been deemed complete.

The agenda details and documents for File #21-0378 are available here along with Zoom or Call-in instructions: https://eldorado.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx (Item #36)

This will be heard after Open Forum at 1:00 PM.

Please email the Clerk of the Board prior to 4:00 PM on 3/9/2021 at edc.cob@edcgov.us and let us know if you support the proposed Ordinance to restrict Formula Businesses (Chain Stores) in Rural Centers. The Clerk will forward your email to all 5 Supervisors and add it to the public record. Do not email information that you do not want in the public record."

Design Standards Update

posted Dec 8, 2020, 9:42 PM by Team SSCA   [ updated Dec 8, 2020, 9:48 PM ]

Dear Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,

The Shingle Springs Community Alliance recently sent an email to the El Dorado County Planning Services Department asking about the status of the building design standards project that has been in the works for several years now.  The first (and last) community meeting with the County-selected contractor was held in January, and no further activities have occurred since that time to our knowledge.  We recently discovered that the County-selected contractor is no longer on the project.  In our email to the County, we asked that the project resume ASAP so that any new commercial or multi-family residential development within the Shingle Springs Community Region area will have design standard guidelines in place to reflect our community's wishes.  Once we hear back from the County we'll issue a follow-up email to let you know the status of the project.

EDC District 2 Supervisor Candidate Forum

posted Oct 3, 2020, 12:11 PM by Team SSCA   [ updated Oct 3, 2020, 12:11 PM ]

Dear Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,

The League of Women Voters District 2 Supervisor candidate forum was recorded on Friday, October 2, 2020.  Here is a link to see how Ken Pimlott and George Turnboo responded to questions, https://youtu.be/ntGcqSQfeww.  

If you're not sure which district you are in, here is a link with a map of all the districts in El Dorado County, https://see-eldorado.edcgov.us/SupervisorDistricts/.  To find which district you belong to, enter your home address in the search box on the top right corner of the web page.

Please Attend - Shingle Springs Workshop 2/4 or 2/8

posted Jan 29, 2020, 11:09 PM by Team SSCA   [ updated Jan 29, 2020, 11:14 PM ]

Dear Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,

Please attend these public workshops to participate in creating Commercial and Multi-Family Residential Design Standards for Shingle Springs.  This process was started in 2013 and your support over the years has helped bring this project to fruition.

Tuesday, February 4th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
or
Saturday, February 8th from 10:00 am to Noon
Park Community Church
3901 Wild Chaparral Drive, Shingle Springs

The Design Standards will address building and site design and document appropriate architectural themes for future commercial and multi-family development. The standards will reflect Shingle Springs’ established development characteristics and aesthetic preferences and provide clear expectations for future development. This approach is intended to simplify and expedite the project review process, reduce development fees, and encourage desired development.

For more information, please visit the new project webpage at:

or the recent press release at:

November 20 Public Hearing

posted Nov 18, 2019, 9:03 PM by Team SSCA   [ updated Nov 18, 2019, 9:04 PM ]

Greetings Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,

County of El Dorado Zoning Administrator will hold a public hearing in the Building C Hearing Room, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667 on November 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m., to consider the following: Tentative Parcel Map P18-0004/Sawmill Creek.

The parcel being discussed is part of the formally known San Stino/Mill Creek development. This is an opportunity to voice your opinion. Please attend the meeting if possible.

Click on the links below to view the meeting agenda and tentative parcel map:

Agenda:
https://www.edcgov.us/…/zoni…/Documents/2019/zaagn112019.pdf

Tentative Parcel Map
https://www.edcgov.us/…/Documents/2019/P18-0004%20Staff%20R…

Exhibit Maps:
https://www.edcgov.us/…/P18-0004%20Staff%20Report%20Exhibit…

Team SSCA on behalf of the
Shingle Springs Community Alliance
Keeping Shingle Springs Rural

Shingle Springs Community Advisory Group Volunteers Needed

posted Sep 8, 2019, 6:51 PM by Team SSCA   [ updated Nov 18, 2019, 9:05 PM ]

Greetings Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,

El Dorado County is seeking volunteers for the Shingle Springs Community Advisory Group.  This group will provide needed input in the development of commercial and multi-family residential design standards for the Shingle Springs Community.  To be a part of this Advisory Group, the County is accepting applications through 5:00 P.M. on Friday September 13, 2019.

Please follow this link to the County's website press release:  Shingle Springs Community Advisory Group Applications


The text of the press release is copied here for easy reference:
 

EL DORADO COUNTY SEEKING COMMUNITY INPUT ON SHINGLE SPRINGS COMMERCIAL AND MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DESIGN STANDARDS
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      CONTACT:   Carla Hass
August 27, 2019                                                                                                          (530) 621-4609
 
(PLACERVILLE, CA) – El Dorado County is now accepting applications from residents, business owners and others who are interested in being part of a Community Advisory Group that will provide input in the development of commercial and multi-family residential design standards for the Shingle Springs community.
 
The final design standards will be presented to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors for adoption at the end of the anticipated three-year planning process and will streamline the process for future new commercial and multi-family residential development that meets the design standards requirements. 
 
“This community planning effort was made possible by support from the Board of Supervisors in approving $250,000 to fund the effort”, noted Tiffany Schmid, Director of the Planning and Building Department.  “The Shingle Springs Community Alliance has been instrumental in driving this effort, and we appreciate its input.”
 
The Community Advisory Group will be comprised of 8-12 people representing diverse viewpoints within the Shingle Springs community including residents, local business owners, Chamber of Commerce, real estate brokers, development professionals, and land owners.  Meetings are expected to be held in October 2019, April 2020, August 2020 and May 2021.
 
“This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in shaping how the Shingle Springs community will look in years to come,” said Schmid.
Applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2019 and are available on the County website at: Community-Based Planning.  If you would like to receive an application by mail or have any questions, please contact Jean Warner by phone at (530) 621-5888, or by email at jean.warner@edcgov.us.


For more information about this project, please visit the project webpage at: https://www.edcgov.us/Government/longrangeplanning/CommunityPlanning/Pages/community-based_planning.aspx


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Team SSCA on behalf of the
Shingle Springs Community Alliance
  Keeping Shingle Springs Rural


Important Shingle Springs Updates for 2019

posted Jan 6, 2019, 4:33 PM by Team SSCA   [ updated Jan 6, 2019, 5:54 PM ]

Greetings Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,
 
2018 has been a great year in Shingle Springs.  Here’s a brief list of what’s been happening and what we can expect in 2019.
 
San Stino’s Mill Creek project:
The project application was withdrawn in September 2018.  Thank you again to everyone who stayed involved in our effort to stop this high-density project in our rural community.
 
Tilden Park project:
The deadline for comments on the Notice of Preparation (NOP) of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was extended to January 31, 2019.   
 
What: Second Open House for Tilden Park
When:  January 17, 2019 5-7 pm
Where:  3901 Wild Chaparral Drive, Shingle Springs CA
 
Community Design Standards:
After several years of hard work by community members, the Board of Supervisors approved a contract with a consultant to develop design standards for commercial and multi-family development in Shingle Springs.  Design standards will ensure that future development will complement our railroad-themed vision for Shingle Springs.  We are excited to see this effort move forward.
 
Supervisor Elect:
We are proud to say that our very own Lori Parlin won a hard-fought campaign to become our next El Dorado County District IV Supervisor.  She will join the other County Supervisors when she is sworn into office on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 10:00 am in the Board of Supervisors meeting room.  Join us in congratulating Lori on her win.  We look forward to her community-oriented approach to leadership.
 
SSCA Leadership Changes:
As Lori transitions into her new role as Supervisor, the SSCA leadership will reorganize to fill her shoes.  Please continue to stay engaged to protect our rural lifestyle and quality of life.  Email alerts and announcements will still be sent from this email address, info@shinglespringscommunityalliance.com, and the only difference is that it will be sent from and replied to by the SSCA Team.
 
We wish you and yours all the best in 2019!



Team SSCA on behalf of the
Shingle Springs Community Alliance
  Keeping Shingle Springs Rural


 

ACTION ALERT! Tilden Park project

posted Nov 17, 2018, 11:07 PM by Team SSCA   [ updated Dec 5, 2018, 3:00 PM ]

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 Team SSCA   [ updated Jan 6, 2019, 5:28 PM ]

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

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