Please attend the Moraga-Orinda Fire District’s (MOFD) Fall Open House and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, October 1, from 8:00 am to 12 noon (breakfast is served at 8:30am), at Station 41, 1280 Moraga Way, Moraga. Meet local firefighters, tour the fire trucks and gather important safety and disaster preparedness information. Smokey the Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog will make special guest appearances and (click title for full story) there will be a child ID and fingerprinting station, a bounce house, live demonstrations, raffles, prizes and much more! The pancake breakfast is sponsored by MOFD firefighters and the Moraga Lions Club. All proceeds will be donated to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. For more information, please contact MOFD at 925-258-4599, or visit www.mofd.org.
The second community meeting date has changed, from Monday, September 26 to Tuesday, October 4, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The change is due to the first of the 2016 Presidential debates scheduled to be televised on September 26. The purpose of these community meetings is to receive feedback on potential park improvements/changes that residents are interested in. Outcomes of the discussions could result in future improvement projects for the Town Council to consider. Please attend this workshop style meeting at the Hacienda de las Flores, your feedback is important to the future of our award winning park. (click title for full story)
The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 5, to consider a recommendation for adoption of proposed draft amendments to the Town's hillside and ridgeline regulations. The revisions, which include amendments to the Town's General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, MOSO Guidelines and Design Guidelines, are the result of a two-year process, working with the community, (click title for full story) project Steering Committee, Planning Commission and Town Council to update and clarify the existing regulations, consistent with the voter-approved Moraga Open Space Ordinance (MOSO). All of the draft documents are available for review on the Town's website, and a complete staff report and agenda will also be made available in advance of the meeting. The Town has prepared an environmental analysis of the proposed amendments as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), which is also available for review on the Town's website.
Be an informed voter and plan to attend the Moraga Citizens Network (click title for full story) (MCN) “Candidates’ Night” on Thursday, October 13, at 7:00 pm at the Serbian Cultural Center, 1700 School Street, Moraga. The four residents running for three open Town Council seats are: Graig Crossley, Jeanette Fritzky, Kymberleigh Korpus and Roger Wykle. All Moragans are encouraged to attend and learn about the candidates and Town issues.
On April 27, the Town Council received a presentation and provided input on the proposed bicycle and pedestrian improvement projects for the Town over the next 15 years. Since that time the Draft Walk|Bike Plan has been completed and is now available for public review. The Draft Plan, and a Notice of Intent to adopt the Draft Initial Study and (click title for full story) Negative Declaration for the project, are all available at WalkBikeMoraga. The Planning Commission will review the Draft Walk|Bike Plan on Monday, October 3 and make a recommendation to Council on its adoption. For questions contact Coleman Frick, Associate Planner or call 925-888-7039.
Public Works has received inquiries about a bump on Bollinger Canyon Road near the intersection of St. Mary's Road. The bump is due to a concrete cap over an existing utility, and does not pose a safety issue to motorists. The bump will be ground down next year -- along with the temporary conforms at either end of the paving project -- after a culvert repair project is completed and before a final two (2) inches of rubberized asphalt concrete is paved on top. (click title for full story)
Friday, September 9, was the last of the three Moraga Parks and Recreation’s Hacienda Nights, celebrating 100 years of the Hacienda de las Flores. The event was an all-ages gathering that continued the success of the July and August events, capturing the fun of summertime nights with lawn games, music, and an array of food and dessert trucks. Families, couples and teens all enjoyed playing and strolling the grounds, enchantingly lit to showcase its gardens and patio. The excitement generated by the three Hacienda Nights events will lead the way for more in the summer of 2017. (click title for full story)
Town Council provided direction to staff to proceed with some focused updates to the Town’s regulations for distribution and cultivation of medical cannabis. The amendments would clarify restrictions on transportation, cultivation, and processing of medical cannabis, including better alignment with State regulations adopted in 2015, and would place the regulations in the Town’s Zoning Ordinance, rather than the Health and Safety Code. No changes to the (click title for full story) Town’s existing prohibition on medical cannabis distribution facilities, or strict limitations on cultivation are recommended. The Planning Commission and Town Council will consider adoption of the proposed amendments at future meetings.
Town Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the Moraga School District $33 million School Improvement Bond Measure, Measure V. If passed on November 8, the bond will fund necessary repairs, safety upgrades, and technology improvements. (click title for full story)
The inside of the existing 96-inch diameter metal pipe has been sealed and all voids filled with concrete. In the next few weeks, the contractor will install above ground erosion protection and storm water management facilities, which includes drain rock, plastic sheeting, sandbags, berm, temporary inlets and small pipe. Rheem Boulevard, with the existing intersection stop-controlled configuration, will remain open throughout the winter. Construction for permanent repairs is anticipated to begin mid-April, after the end of the rainy season. (click title for full story)
In May, 2016, the Town approved hours for Rheem Boulevard repair work to occur Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays. The original schedule planned for the reopening of Rheem Boulevard at the end of October 2016. The new schedule anticipates reopening December 2016, due to a number of factors such as the review of the final design of the structural retention system, additional (click title for full story) borings and soils data, and a re-analysis of the design parameters. Consequently, the work did not begin until mid-July 2016, which pushes the opening back until December. If the weather does not cooperate, the opening may be delayed further. For questions, please contact the Developer’s Construction Manager, Paul Medeiros or call (408) 529-6020.
On November 8, 2016, Moraga voters will elect three Councilmembers. The nomination period for the election has closed and there are four qualified candidates: Graig Crossley, Jeanette Fritzky, Kymberleigh Korpus and Roger Wykle. All Moragans are encouraged to meet the candidates and learn about Town issues by attending the Moraga Citizens Network (MCN) “Candidates’ Night” on Thursday, October 13, at 7:30 pm at the Holy Trinity Cultural Center, 1700 School Street, Moraga. Candidate information and statements are available for public review in the Town Clerk’s office. (click title for full story)