PUBLIC MEETING: Angels Camp City Council, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Angels Fire House, 1404 Vallecito Road, Angels Camp.
The Angels Camp City Council on Tuesday night is scheduled to discuss whether the city should provide water service to a nearby church, which could open up an area south of the city to future development.
City staff was contacted last month by an engineer representing Foothill Community Church about getting potable-water service. The church is outside the city limits at 3710 Whittle Road.
The parcel next to the church is within the city’s “sphere of influence,” a designated area where the city is expected to grow in the future. Because the church is just outside that boundary, the council has to decide whether the city wants to extend that boundary, City Engineer Dave Myers said.
Adding a water line to service areas outside of the city limits will induce growth and development, states a memo to the council from Myers.
The area potentially impacted by the council’s decision includes an area south of the city near the Calaveras County Fairgrounds and city-owned irrigated pastureland.
For the complete story, see the May 5, 2014, edition of The Union Democrat.