Saturday, November 28, 2015

Salida MAC Newsletter - December 2015

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The Modesto City Council passed new watering restrictions unanimously on November 25, 2015. Homes and businesses with even number addresses can water Saturday and those with odd addresses Sunday. No watering is permitted from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fines are up to $500 so make sure you only water on your watering day during the weekends and during those hours.

Public Comments
Richard Barboza spoke about the VA commission and the next meeting will be held at County Center 3 at 5:30 pm on the 4th Monday of the month. They are looking for volunteers.
Stanislaus County's smartphone app to report
issues can be found under 'GORequest"

Stanislaus County Sheriff Department
Lt. Marc Nuno stated the substation should be opening soon and will be staffed with STARS volunteers. The sheriff's department is still working on getting staffing levels up.

Salida Fire Department
Chief Dale Skiles thanked everyone who volunteers in Salida. There have been 1100 calls to date with expecting that number to reach 1400 by the end of the year. Average response time is 5 minutes and 53 seconds. Chief Skiles reminded everyone to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Applications for volunteers will be taken for next year, apply at

Salida Union School District
Superintendent Twila Tosh reported there will be an upcoming meeting regarding LCAP on November 5th at 5:30pm at Salida Middle School. Salida Union has a partnership with the U.C. Davis Nutrition Program for parent classes, see flyer here.

Salida Chamber of Commerce
Lana Moore stated the Salida Chamber of Commerce will be participating in the Salida Community Christmas program again this year to give toys and gifts to needy families in Salida. Barrels to donate toys will be located at the Salida Library, Salida Post Office, Kaplan College, Salida Christian Fellowship Church and Tender Years Nursery School. Please buy gifts up to 5th grade level: books, games, puzzles, toys, etc. and drop off at one of the barrel locations.

Modesto Irrigation District
There is a public meeting on November 17 at the MID office regarding the current electricity rates.

Nick W. Blom Salida Regional Library
Salida Library Director Carol Blomquist shared many programs for people of all ages. Wee Move and Play for small children is on December 8. No StoryTime in December. LEGO Day on December 22. Shakespeare for All will perform "Hamlet" for free on December 5 at 3 pm. A lot of additional resources are available online at the Stanislaus County Virtual Library.

Special Presentation - "Helping Salida's Homeless" presented by Katherine Borges
Katherine Borges has been participating in Stanislaus County's Focus on Prevention program. She has been learning about the different groups/charities/services available for those who are homeless and for those who are about to be homeless. She asked for people in the community to volunteer to help the homeless in Salida with a follow-up presentation in early 2016.

Stanislaus County Supervisor Report
Stanislaus County Supervisor Terry Withrow stated the new coroner's facility is open. The county will be going to Sacramento to look for funding for storm water capturing grants and grants for other water projects. Supervisor Withrow also shared that the County has a new website.


Salida Sit-N-Sew will be on 11/19/15 at 6pm at Salida Christian Fellowship.

Former San Joaquin County Supervisor, Ken Vogel was recently inducted into San Joaquin Farm Bureau Hall of Fame

Next Salida MAC Meeting:
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 7 pm @ Salida Library Community Room
4835 Sisk Rd. - Salida
Featured Department: "Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department STING Team"