Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Salida MAC Newsletter - July 2015

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Salida Family Movie Night
Salida Family Movie Night at Segesta Park was a huge success, about 60 people attended to watch the movie "Hook". Our thanks to Eastside Mosquito Abatement for spraying the park earlier in the day and to Capt. Rizotto and Salida Fire Department for their support.

Stanislaus County Sheriff Dept
Mary Alpers with the STARS unit has magnets available that has the emergency and non-emergency numbers printed on them. They also have small badges for children. The STARS have driven around Salida and Anderson Care Home and have seen issues that has been brought up at previous meetings.

California Highway Patrol
Officer Chuck Leon reported there have been 6 auto accidents in Salida. One was a DUI accident at Ladd and American.

Salida Fire Department
Capt Rizotto giving Salida Fire report
Captain Joe Rizotto reported there has been 111 calls for service in the last 30 days and 597 calls in the last 6 months. Average response time is 5 minutes and 55 seconds. They have gone to all the elementary schools in Salida to give demonstrations and safety information. There was a structure fire at Hope Lane and Salida Blvd. Another structure fire occurred at Kiernan Village in April which displaced 26 residents as well as a large vegetation fire on McHenry on June 18. Additionally, SFD and Woodland FD fought a hay fire consisting of 35 tons in Wood Colony. The fire assessment failed 1878 ballots were returned, 941 yes votes, 937 no votes. Due to the weighted ballot, the assessment failed 52% to 48%. 16 new volunteers have recently joined the department. The chicken BBQ dinner will take place on Saturday, August 22 and tickets are $12 each. Fireworks sales start on June 28th.

Salida Sanitary District
Brad Johnson reported that they are in the process of getting a loan to pay for projects and several businesses on Pirrone were paying for service but were not hooked up to the system.

Salida Post Office
John Paul Cabral reported that many homes in Salida who only have a post office box can start getting mail delivery at home via community mailboxes. No mailbox break ins recently. 

Salida Chamber of Commerce
The Salida Chamber of Commerce held a well-attended mixer on June 5 at Salida Veterinary Hospital hosted by Dr. Paul Sessa.

Modesto Irrigation District
Board member Jake Wenger reported they have been actively monitoring water levels and and being proactive to avoid water thefts. Many farmers have taken advantage of MID's drought incentive programs. Some board members went to Washington DC and met with Senator Boxer and Nancy Pelosi's staff to talk about the drought. It doesn't look like there will be an electric rate increase this year. 

Nick W. Blom Salida Regional Library
Wiggle Worms is on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 - open only to children under age 3 and their caregivers. Wednesday mornings at 11:00 - open to toddlers, their siblings, and their caregivers.  Preschool Story Time - Thursday mornings at 10:00 - open to children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers Preschool Story Time is followed by Stay and Play... Play and Learn each week.  Summer Reading Program goes through August 4 - all ages. Gift basket prizes on display at the library. A Kindle Fire and Amazon gift certificate are possible prizes.

Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors District 3
Supervisor Withrow reported the board passed the county budget two weeks ago and there will be an increase in spending on public safety. The negative bailout failed in the state government. There is a water community meeting June 25 in Knights Ferry. Completion of the new day reporting center and coroner's office is almost completed. Homeless action meeting June 30th at the Sutter Gould building on McHenry ave at 1pm.

Salida Sit-n-Sew is a new quilting group organizing and if you quilt, you are invited to attend an organizational meeting on Thursday July 23rd at 7pm at Salida Fire Station 12 (Salida Blvd & Broadway Ave)
Former San Joaquin County Supervisor Ken Vogel is running for Kristen Olsen's assembly seat and he was recognized and thanked for attending our Salida MAC meetings and listening to the communities concerns.
National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4th at 6pm.

Salida MAC's website - visit: http://salidamac.weebly.com/

Next Salida MAC Meeting:
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 7 pm @ Salida Library Community Room
4835 Sisk Rd. - Salida
Featured Department: "Stanislaus County Department of Public Works"