The El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee has started recording monthly APAC meetings.
Since EDH APAC operates without any funding from the County, APAC volunteers have begun recording meetings with a volunteer supplied MEVO camera that allows volunteers to use a single camera to record multiple angles of APAC meetings. One drawback of this configuration is that the audio recording is reliant on the single microphone built into the camera, so playback levels once posted to YouTube are low – if users turn up the volume on their playback devices most of the meeting discussion can be heard.
APAC volunteers are still working on finding the best angles, and configuration of the camera, as video recordings of meetings continue. We hope that we’ll have the very best recording possible for El Dorado Hills residents to check in on our monthly APAC meetings. In the future, we’ll test live streaming the meetings on YouTube. Live streaming will be limited by the available bandwidth of the meeting venues.
EDH APAC meeting recordings will be posted on the new Recorded Meetings page here on the EDH APAC website. Residents can also subscribe to our new EDH APAC YouTube Page
The El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee has started recording monthly APAC meetings.
At the beginning of 2018, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors identified 2018 as “The Year Of The Volunteer”.
At the December 4, 2018 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board had an agenda item that sought to recognize Volunteers of the Year in each of the five supervisorial districts. The El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee was selected as El Dorado County District 1 Volunteer of 2018.
Present at the Board of Superviors meeting in Placerville to accept the certificate from District 1 Supervisor John Hidahl on behalf of EDH APAC, was 2019 EDH APAC Chair John Davey.
In light of the numerous individual volunteers and volunteer groups, doing so much important work in El Dorado Hills, the El Dorado Hills APAC is honored to be the recipient of this significant recognition. We are thrilled to be included with the other Supervisorial district Volunteers of 2018:
District II: Mary Tran
District III: Kurt Mikkola
District IV: Sol Nisbet
District V: Jeanne Harper
Nine new supporting documents have been added to the eTRAKiT file for the proposed Conditional Use Permit for El Dorado Disposal to operate a temporary debris and green waste processing facility.
The property, identified by Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 117-020-08 and 117-020-09, consists of 97 acres, and is located on the end of Wetsel/Oviatt Road approximately 1.4 miles west of the intersection with Latrobe Road, in the El Dorado Hills area. This will function as a temporary sorting location for the existing Material Recovery Facility (MRF) on Throwita Way in Placeville/Diamond Springs while the existing MRF is reconfigured and soil contamination is corrected over a proposed three year period.
The Throwita Way MRF will continue to be used for serving the public. Materials from the MRF will be transported by El Dorado Disposal vehicles to the Wetsel/Oviatt Road temporary facility for sorting. From there the sorted materials will enter the existing El Dorado Disposal waste streams. There will be no public access at the Wetsel/Oviatt Road temporary facility, and no access from other commercial or municipal waste handlers.
The EDHAPAC CUP18-0006 Project Document(s) Page is HERE
From the October 4, 2018 Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study_Staff Report Exhibit H (CUP18-0006)
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Ditches and berms exist on‐site that direct some run‐on stormwater around the site and into an existing stormwater basin. Minor grading and culvert installation would occur to create drainage
swales to route all stormwater run‐on around the facility and stormwater runoff into a proposed stormwater basin. Minor grading would also occur to construct a level pad for the C&D sorting line.
Overall, temporary site construction activity would consist of minor grading to construct a level pad and drainage swales, excavating a stormwater detention basin, construction of a temporary concrete pad, installation of temporary trailer/office, portable toilets, and temporary power, and paving portions of the site. Construction activity is expected to last 20 working days. The temporary site would require approximately 700 cy of soil fill and 3,000 cy of soil cut. The excess soil quantities would be stockpiled on‐site. Construction of the temporary site is expected to take approximately 20 workdays.
Temporary Off‐site Facility—Trip Generation
C&D debris and green/wood waste delivered to the MRF by the public would be transferred to this site. The temporary site would utilize existing access provided by Wetsel‐Oviatt Road. No paving or other improvements to this road are planned. Franchise greenwaste truckloads (route trucks) and separated C&D debris commercial truckloads would be diverted from the MRF and delivered directly to the site. Based on information provided by the Draft Joint Technical Document Containing Facility Plan for C&D Recycling Operations Plan for Green/Wood Waste Processing by Lawrence & Associates (Appendix I), it is anticipated that the temporary site would incur an average of 55 daily two‐way traffic trips. Of these, approximately 49 trips are trips diverted from the existing site to the temporary site. Of these diverted trips, approximately 29 trips would consist of greenwaste and C&D waste truck trips and the remaining 20 trips would consist of employee and visitor trips. The remaining 6 two‐way trips would be new and consist of maintenance and fueling truck trips and water truck trips. The greenwaste and C&D waste truck trips consist of set routes to the MRF facility. As a result of the diversion of the truck trips to the temporary site, some greenwaste and C&D waste truck trip routes would result in a reduction in total vehicle miles traveled (VMT), while other trip routes would result in an increase in total VMT. Based on information provided by the applicant, the net increase of total VMT for the diverted truck trips would result in an additional 1,504 miles per year. The new maintenance and fueling truck trip lengths are based on the Draft Joint Technical Document Containing Facility Plan for C&D Recycling Operations Plan for Green/Wood Waste Processing by Lawrence & Associates (Appendix I). The total trip lengths for employees and visitors are based on the CalEEMod default trip lengths for general industrial projects.
1.5 ‐ Required Discretionary Approvals
The proposed project would require the following discretionary approvals:
Conditional Use Permit Update (Existing Site)—El Dorado County
Conditional Use Permit (Temporary Site)—El Dorado County
Extension of sewer facilities—El Dorado Irrigation District
Right‐of‐Way Abandonment—El Dorado County Department of Transportation
As previously indicated, the MRF operates under an existing special use permit. Because this project is primarily a renovation of existing operations, the existing special use permit would be revised via an updated Conditional Use Permit. As part of the revision, the total allowable daily tonnage would no longer be split up into waste types, but instead simplified to 700 tpd maximum. This maximum tpd is consistent with the existing permit, but allows for more flexibility in the amount of each waste type received. Actual waste processed at the site is not expected to change as a result of the renovation or update to the Special Use Permit.
El Dorado County has announced the recently updated the Zoning Ordinance (Title 130 of the County Ordinance Code) with minor amendments. Most of the changes were correcting minor
formatting errors and typos to ensure internal consistency between the Articles contained within the Zoning Ordinance. The amendment also included 11 parcel specific rezones to several properties which were identified as having a documented mapping error.
In addition to formatting corrections, outdoor entertainment uses are now allowed with the approval of a Conditional Use Permit in the Commercial Main Street (CM) zone; personal service uses are allowed either by right or with the granting of a Conditional Use Permit in the Professional Office (CPO) zone; and winery production is allowed with the granting of a Conditional Use Permit in the Commercial Main Street (CM) zone.
The adopted ordinance is posted on the County website at: https://www.edcgov.us/Government/longrangeplanning/Pages/2017-Zoning-Ordinance-Updates.aspx
Read the full press release:
A review of project documents available on El Dorado County’s TRAKiT online project/permit tracking system indicates eleven projects with updated documents and or event dates for review or public hearings.
Sienna Ridge Retail Center – sign package modification
Carson Creek Unit 2B Phase 1 – 178 single-family residential lots, 8 lettered lots, and 1 large lot
Carson Creek Unit 2B Phase 2 – 143 single-family residential lots and 4 lettered lots
One single-family detached parcel and three open space parcels
4921 & 4925 Robert J. Mathews Parkway. Proposed division of an existing parcel into two (2) new parcels
4980 & 4990 Hillsdale Circle. Proposed division of an existing parcel into two (2) new parcels
5130, 5140 & 5160 Robert J. Mathews Parkway. Proposed division of an existing parcel into four (4) new parcels
Create 3 lots, ranging in size from 5000sf to 6000sf
Temporary Information Trailer to answer questions regarding the units and amenities within a new senior living facility while it is being built at 2020 Town Center West Way, El Dorado Hills
64,444 square foot senior assisted living facility on 4.11 acres of CC-OS zoned parcel. Public Hearing September 27, 2018
Planned Development Permit for proposed 50 lot subdivision. Public Hearing September 27, 2018
*****UPDATED AUGUST 18 2018*****
El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee voting members have offered a vote of Non-Support for the DR-R18-0001 Saratoga Retail Phase 2 project.
After hearing the project update presentation from the project applicants at the August 8, 2018 EDH APAC meeting, the EDH APAC Executive Board elected to delay a vote regarding support of the project until El Dorado County Staff report and other project findings, released only days before, could be thoroughly and thoughtfully reviewed. After voting members reviewed several hundred pages of documents and exhibits, including the archived documents from the original 2009 DR09-0003, and the 2017 revised DR-09-0003-R, a vote was conducted among members via e-mail.
The final result was a vote of Non-Support 6-0
EDH APAC will be providing a detailed letter to the Clerk of the Planning Commission by Thursday August 16, 2018 detailing EDH APAC member concerns, questions, and conclusions in regards to the vote of non-support. The letter will be added to the project document page HERE
UPDATED AUGUST 18 2018: EDH APAC Letter of Non-Support
The El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee has submitted the following letter of Non-Support for DR-R18-0001 to The County of El Dorado Planning Commission
The El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee has posted the minutes of the August 8, 2018 meeting, and presentation materials online.
The meeting featured guest speaker El Dorado Irrigation District Division 5 Director Alan Day, discussing the EID Study underway to evaluate the merits of divesting the El Dorado Hills Service area from the District, or alternately, establishing cost areas.
The meeting also heard from the applicants for the proposed Saratoga Retail Phase 2 DR-R18-0001 project consisting of 2 additional buildings with reduced square footage from the previously approved project, but adding a drive-thru fast food element.
Meeting Presentation Slides
El Dorado County has switched away from the legacy Project Status pages ( here and here ) for tracking project documents (not on the Legistar Calendar, for agency actions), to a new online permit tracking website. The old Project Status search pages would allow a user to select a specific area: El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Rescue, etc -or a Supervisor District. It would also allow users to search for specific types of documents: Design Review, General Plan Amendment, Parcel Map, Rezone – or even ALL documents types
Then it would generate a search result listing of all projects that matched:
The new site eTrackiT has been difficult to navigate, as users cannot just select an area, and type of project files they want to search for, as they previously did on the legacy Project Status pages. A user looking for project information almost has to know one of the following:
- Project Name: This has to exactly match the project name that the County enters into the system – the more commonly known public marketing name may not generate a result
- Description: Must match what County staff have entered into the tracking system
- Developer Name: Must match what Staff have entered into the tracking system. Developers frequently use different legal names, for different projects
- Project Number: Users must know the project number to find the project – these are not commonly found by the public. The County has also modified project numbering to accommodate the new system
- APN Number: Users must know the Assessor’s parcel number for the project
It is possible to generate a search result list, if the user enters the beginning of a document number – such as PD (planned development), TM (tentative subdivision map) , Z (zoning), etc. But this will generate results from all areas of the County.
EDH APAC has recently added nine new project details to project document pages for El Dorado Hills area projects found in eTRAKiT. These are:
Please Note: Due to equipment issues at the beginning of the July 11, 2018 meeting, the presentation slides were not available.
EDH APAC Board Presentation Slides used in the July 11, 2018 El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee Meeting
Presentation Materials regarding the proposed Iron Horse High School Concept kindly provided by El Dorado Hills resident Steve Ferry