Town Of Moraga

Moraga Town Manager Recruitment
The Moraga Town Council recently retained the services of Peckham & McKenney (click title for full story)
Canyon Road Bridge Update - October 13, 2017
On September 28, the Town received four competitive bids to prepare the site, install abutments and landslide protection piers, and erect a Town-rented temporary one-lane bridge. Myers & Sons was the lowest bidder; however, the bid was still significantly higher than the project budget. Currently, the construction market is rife with other storm-related projects qualified for Federal disaster relief which is inflating all construction costs. (click title for full story)
Rheem Boulevard Sinkhole Update - October 13, 2017
The backfilling of the storm drain trench has been completed. Utility companies are currently reinstalling their lines and boxes within the sidewalk areas and the contractor has begun the restoration process by removing the damaged street pavement and concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter. Coordination efforts are in place with Contra Costa County to restore the traffic signal system. While the intersection is closed, the Town will take advantage of the opportunity to repave the area as part of the entire project and benefit by paying only 11.47% of the cost. The additional pavement work will delay the reopening of Rheem Boulevard to early November. (click title for full story)
Volunteers Needed!
Moraga depends on volunteers to serve on all of the Boards, Commissions, and Committees that require citizen involvement and provide input and information to the Town Council. There is currently an opening on the (click title for full story)
Join NIXLE for Emergency and Other Notifications
Nixle.com is a community information service the Town uses to keep residents informed via text and/or emails. Press releases, emergency alerts and informational advisories are sent out to warn of crimes in progress, traffic issues and to provide information about Town activities and crime prevention. Nixle.com will be a primary source of information should an evacuation ever be ordered. Please enroll for this free service at Nixle.com. For more information, contact Police Chief Jon King at 925-888-7055. (click title for full story)
Recent Town Council Actions on October 11, 2017
ROAD REPAIR AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 2017
On April 28, 2017, the Governor signed Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Recovery and Repair Act of 2017 into law. SB 1 creates new taxes and fees that will feed the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account (RMRA) created to fund road repairs. To receive SB 1 funds, municipalities are required to report their road projects to the State. Council complied with SB 1 by passing a resolution and designating road projects to be funded with the initial allocation of $93,300 for FY 2017/18. SB 1 funds will supplement the Measure K funds.
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"Kicking off the Holiday Season" Food Drive
From October 16 to 27, the Town will partner with RecycleSmart and Republic Services to host a food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Although the winter holiday season has many canned food drive activities, during the fall the Food Bank often has a very limited selection of food. Everyone is asked to drop off canned food during normal business hours at the Moraga Library, 1500 St. Mary’s Road or Moraga Town offices, 329 Rheem Boulevard. Labeled barrels will be prominently displayed. (click title for full story)
All-Access Playground Update - October 13, 2017
Work on the project is currently proceeding after repeated delays caused by the contractor. On September 14, the Town issued a notice of default to the contractor indicating that the contractor may be terminated if unable to deliver the project on schedule and that the Town intends to exercise all available remedies under the contract. Town staff has used every available opportunity to try to resolve the outstanding issues with the contractor and to deliver the project to the public in a timely manner. Staff continues to work to ensure the project will meet all appropriate standards. (click title for full story)
Bollinger Canyon Road Repair
Work is nearing completion on Bollinger Canyon Road between Joseph Drive and St. Mary’s Road. The culvert that was undermining the roadway has been repaired. On Monday, October 16, the one lane temporary traffic signal and construction barriers will be removed. The final phase of work will begin that day to pave the final lift of asphalt and install permanent striping. Delays and one-way traffic flagging will occur during the construction hours of 7:00 am to 5:00 pm next week. Upon completion of the project, the roadway will provide proper drainage, a smooth riding surface and an overall safer roadway. The Town appreciates your patience. (click title for full story)
Pear Orchard Pruning - Saturday, October 21, 2017
Volunteers are needed to remove fire blight damaged branches from the 104-year old pear orchard adjacent to Joaquin Moraga School in Moraga (corner of Camino Pablo and Canyon). The fire blight still threatens to kill this historic orchard, a source of great local pride. This annual event is sponsored by the Moraga School District, (land owner), and the Town of Moraga. Each year the Moraga Park Foundation harvests the pears for the Contra Costa Food Bank, supplying (click title for full story)
Thank You for Taking the Community Survey
The Town thanks all who participated in the community survey recently concluded by Godbe Research. The survey information is currently being compiled and analyzed. The results will be presented to the Town Council at a future meeting. (click title for full story)