Announcements and Emails

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,  

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,  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
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:


Tentative Parcel Map…/Documents/2019/P18-0004%20Staff%20R…

Exhibit Maps:…/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:

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

For more information about this project, please visit the project webpage at:


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,, 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.
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: <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>
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.
[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 [] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 3:55 PM
Subject: Supervisor Frentzen - Town Hall Meeting
Please see the County press release with details regarding a town hall meeting with District II Supervisor, Shiva Frentzen:
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 Team SSCA

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


Frank Verdin,

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 Team SSCA   [ updated Jun 28, 2018, 9:06 AM ]

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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 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.***


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