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Calaveras High to get new theater

The Calaveras Unified School District on Tuesday heard a “hard cost” plan for its final bond project — a multi-million dollar performing arts center at Calaveras High School.

Project Manager Brett Hayes updated the board and public on Placerville-based Carter-Kelly Inc.’s plans to build the performing arts center, which put the project at $3.6 million in “hard costs,” or direct construction costs. 


Sonora road projects set to begin in May

Drivers in Sonora will notice work on two of the city’s busiest roads next month as both the Mono Way widening project and paving work on Washington Street begin.

Sonora City Engineer Gerard Fuccillo said he expects work on the long-awaited Mono Way widening to commence in May. Estimates have Caltrans beginning surface work on Washington Street around May 18, Fuccillo said. 


Billing change sticks at TUD

The Tuolumne Utilities District board Tuesday night voted 3-2 to stick with a controversial change in rental-property billing procedure, under which the district will bill landlords instead of tenants for water and sewer.

However, in a concession to upset property owners, the board directed the district’s Finance Committee to determine whether a landlord could have a tenant’s name printed on copies of billing statements, and if the fee for those copies would be too high.


Fire out on North Washington Street

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Sonora Fire Department firefighters pulled debris from a fire at the Sonora School of Sewing this morning. Jesse Jones / Union Democrat, Copyright 2014.
Emergency crews responded to a fire in a basement this morning at 68 N. Washington St.

The fire was reported about 9:40 a.m. in the basement of the Sonora School of Sewing.

 


Bill seeks to restore hound hunting

A bill in the California Legislature could make hunting bears and bobcats with dogs legal again.

Assembly Bill 2205 proposes putting the decision to allow the hunting tactic in the hands of local jurisdictions, like counties. The practice, called “hound hunting,” has been illegal in California since 2012, when the Legislature passed a bill to ban it.


Sonora city land plan meeting set

The city of Sonora wants to hear from its residents on housing needs as it updates its long-range land-planning guidelines.

The city will hold a public hearing at the May 20 Planning Commission meeting on the “housing element” part of the General Plan. Sonora planners have been working on possible changes to the housing element since January, when the city held an open house to collect feedback on housing needs within the city limits.

 


GCSD in $2M bind if Hetchy too low

Groveland Community Services District needs to find nearly $2 million — the equivalent of its annual water budget — to install a filtration system at one of its water treatment plants, as a result of the drought.

The district learned late last month that the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission plans to draw water out of Cherry Lake if the current drought continues into next year. The SFPUC is preparing to open bids from contractors on an estimated $10 million project to repair the Lower Cherry Aqueduct that was damaged in last year’s Rim Fire.

 


Calaveras home loan programs reviewed

PUBLIC MEETING: Calaveras County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Board Chambers, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas.


The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday on whether to create a committee to review existing state housing-assistance and repair loans.

The county now has about 80 Community Development Block Grant and HOME loans to manage.

 


TUD still weighing landlord water bills

PUBLIC MEETING: Tuolumne Utilities District Board of Directors, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, TUD boardroom, 18885 Nugget Blvd., Sonora.

 

The Tuolumne Utilities District board will hear from landlords on Tuesday who are angry about a recent decision to begin requiring a fee for mailing all future bills and notices directly to tenants.

District customers and landlords Bob and Laurel Leslie protested the change before the board voted 4-1 to approve it on Feb. 25. They recently submitted a request to address the board further on the matter at Tuesday’s meeting.


Yosemite officials say rockslide fix due in Aug.

It may take the National Park Service until August to fully repair a popular hiking trail damaged by a large rockslide last month, according to the National Park Service.

About 16,000 tons of rock fell from about 500 feet above the base of a cliff around 1:30 p.m. March 31, between Wapama and Rancheria falls. The debris destroyed about 400 feet of Rancheria Falls Trail east of Wapama Falls, the only hiking path to the northern portion of the park that’s open at this time of year.

 


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