Sunday, July 14, 2013

Salida MAC Newsletter - July 2013

The June Salida MAC meeting video is viewable online by clicking these links:
Part 1 and Part 2. – thanks to Salida MAC Councilmember, Brad Johnson and local Salida Public Radio Station 104.9 FM. LIKE “Salida MAC” on Facebook and follow on Twitter
and sign up to receive our newsletter via e-mail. ~ Katherine Borges, Editor

Nick W. Blom Salida Regional Library Report - Library Branch Manager, Diane Bartlett thanked everyone for participating in the "Day of Play". She also reminded everyone that there are reading programs going on all summer, along with movie nights, book clubs, and a magician is coming. 

Salida Fire District Report - Capt. Gregg Bragg from "C" shift at Salida's Station 12 reported there were 137 calls for service in the month of April. The reports are always a month behind because they are compiled statistically for the whole month. Station 12 ran 93 calls, 14 of those were fires; 57 calls were EMS. There was a vegetation fire near the river which Salida aided the Woodland station in combating the fire. Ripon also had a fire on their oleanders at the Main Street 99 exit in which Station 12 aided in extinguishing the fire. Capt. Bragg reiterated that with the 4th of July coming up that a lot of illegal fireworks are brought in. Additional crews will be on hand on July 4th.  A resident asked Capt. Bragg about the Modesto Regional Fire Authority's budget issues in the newspaper and he was happy to report that they have a balanced budget without any staffing reductions in Salida. 

CHP Report - CHP Officer Chuck DeLeon gave an update on last month's home burglary and subsequent chase. The driver of the car crashed at Kiernan and Sisk and fled on foot. The driver, David Escamilla, was captured a few days ago after another chase in a stolen car in a two vehicle head on collision at Ciccarelli and Toomes.  Other CHP stats for the month of June were 4 non-injury collisions, 3 injury, 3 hit and run, 1 DUI arrest, 1 warrant, 2 fleeing from police, and 2 hit and run.

Katherine Borges' Salida Incorporation Presentation
Special Presentation - Salida Incorporation - Katherine Borges, compiled a Salida Incorporation presentation as a member of the Salida Annexation Ad Hoc Committee. She opened with some stats about Salida - when the area was first permanently settled, John Murphy's ferry in the 1860's, the railroad depot established in 1870 which it was the railroad that gave the community the name "Salida". She continued with the history of past incorporation attempts in Salida as well as a past annexation attempt by Modesto in 1996.
Ms. Borges outlined reasons why Salida should incorporate and gave an overview of funding sources. You can watch her presentation HERE

Next Salida MAC Meeting:
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 7 pm @ Salida Library Community Room
4835 Sisk Rd. - Salida

“Pathways to 
Jobs and Prosperity” presented by 
the Modesto Chamber of Commerce which includes their development plans for Salida & Wood Colony

Modesto Chamber of Commerce's "Pathways to Jobs" plan map (Image provided by John Gunderson via Facebook)