Monday, August 24, 2015

Salida MAC Newsletter - August 2015

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Stanislaus County Sheriff Department
Lt. Marc Nuno said more sheriff deputies are being hired, but even so, crime is getting more violent. Lt. Nuno is tasked with getting the Salida substation manned. He reminded everyone that National Night Out is August 4 but said that he didn't know if the Sheriff's Dept would make it by any gatherings in Salida due to staffing.

Mary Alpers with the STARS unit announced she has magnets available that have the sheriff's emergency and non-emergency numbers printed on them.

Public Comments
Stanislaus County Department of Public Works did not make it to the meetings so residents relayed their concerns to Supervisor Terry Withrow. Concerns include the broken wall at Finney & Gold Valley that was hit by a car and has not been repaired for months now. Also, the condition of the landscaping along Finney and Murphy Rds, and the removal of mailboxes by the Salida Post Office.
Salida's MID Director, Jake Wenger

Modesto Irrigation District
MID Director Jake Wenger shared that budget workshops started today. Each item is gone through and the budget can be viewed on MID's website. Good news on electric prices – the board does not foresee the need for a rate increase. The CARES program forgives four and a half million dollars a year for low income ratepayers. Irrigation season ends October 9. 684 ft is the elevation of the reservoir. MID has one of the lowest outage times in the country.

Nick W. Blom Salida Regional Library
Tuesdays are Family Days Programs which will continue through August. On August 4 at 4 pm is Bubbles and Boredom Blasters – a program exploring bubbles, marshmallow shooters and other fun experiments and activities. August 11 at 4 pm is Wee Move and Play – a music, movement, and sensory play program for ages 1-5. August 18 at 6 pm is Family Dinner and Movie Night. Enjoy a family-friendly movie and bring a picnic dinner. The library provides drinks and popcorn. This month's feature: “Planes – Fire and Rescue”. August 25 at 4 pm is LEGO blocks while learning early math and engineering concepts. Children ages 4 and under need to be supervised by an adult. For adults is the Modesto Money Mavens Couponing class will be held in the community room on August 8 at 3:30 pm. Summer reading program ends August 4 and there will be drawings.

Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors
Supervisor Terry Withrow reported the board issued an emergency water proclamation to help those homeowners whose wells have dried up. Its not looking good for the negative bailout bill due to being opposed by the League of Cities because they would lose redevelopment monies. And while several Stanislaus County lighting districts saw a rate increase, Salida's did not go up.
National Night Out on August 4th at 6pm.
Salida Town & Country Festival – Saturday, August 22
Salida Fire Department 59th Annual Chicken BBQ – Saturday, August 22
Salida Sit-n-Sew Quilting Group meets Thursday August 23rd at 6pm at Salida Fire Station 12 (Salida Blvd & Broadway Ave)

Next Salida MAC Meeting:
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 7 pm @ Salida Library Community Room
4835 Sisk Rd. - Salida
Featured Department: "Stanislaus County Department of Public Works"