Public Hearing Metro PCS Cell Phone Tower--Escondido Canyon Rd
Apr 6th, 2013
Metro PCS Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for construction, operation, maintenance of a wireless telecommunication facility (WTF) Project Location: 7648B Escondido Canyon Rd, Acton, CA 93510 Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 9:00 a.m., Room 150, 320 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 read more
USFS Releases Draft SEIS
Mar 2nd, 2013
United States Forest Service Releases "Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS), Southern California National Forests Land Management Plan (LMP) Amendment for Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino National Forests. read more
Feb 13th, 2013
The official vote count is in: Don Henry--85 votes, Ed Porter--74 votes, Scott Keller--62 votes, Andrew Kapnek--34 votes. Thank you to the Election Committee members and all the volunteer poll workers for running the election process. The top 3 vote getters will be installed at the March 13th meeting. Thank you to all candidates! read more
The Agua Dulce Town Council welcomes you.
The Agua Dulce Town Council is a California nonprofit organization and exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)4 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Council relies on donations for its nominal operating expenses.
Agua Dulce (Spanish for "sweet water") is an unincorporated community in Los Angeles County, California, nestled in the Sierra Pelona Valley, 44 miles north of Los Angeles, and just north of Santa Clarita. It has an elevation of 2526 feet (770 m), a geographic area of approximately 25 square miles (65 km²), and a population of about 4,000.
This is the official site of its Town Council.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The next meeting of the Agua Dulce Town Council will be held Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at the Agua Dulce Women's Club at 33201 Agua Dulce Canyon Rd, Agua Dulce. The administrative portion of the meeting is held at 6:00 pm with the general community meeting beginning at 7:00 pm. Both meetings are open to the public.
June Presentation: Adjacent neighbor of proposed 75' monopole Wireless Telecommunication Facility and associated ground equipment shelter. Project number: R2013-00215
The agenda will be posted (as soon as it is available) on our "Agenda and Minutes" as "Next Meeting Agenda." Please attend this meeting and be informed about important community matters.
- Don Henry: 85 Votes
- Ed Porter: 74 Votes
- Scott Keller: 62 Votes
- Andrew Kapnek: 34 Votes
The top 3 vote getters will be installed at the March 13th meeting.
Thank you to ALL candidates!
And thank you to the Election Committee and volunteer poll workers for handling the election process.
UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE RELEASES "DRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (SEIS), SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NATIONAL FORESTS LAND MANAGEMENT PLAN (LMP) AMENDMENT
The proposed amendment affects Angeles, Cleveland, Los Pdres, and San Bernardino National Forests.
The proposed amendment would revise land use zone allocations for select Inventoried Roadless Areas within the four forests and amend LMP monitoring protocols. The Draft SEIS considers alternatives for the land use zone allocations and monitoring, as well as the No Action alternative. The Draft SEIS is available for review and comment on the project website at: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php?project=35130 The comment period will close on May 16, 2013. Comments may be filed through the project website at: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php?project=35130 , or sent via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Send written comments to the Cleveland National Forest, 10845 Rancho Bernardo Road, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92127-2107, ATTN: LMP Amendment.
The Forest Service will be hosting multiple open house meetings during the comment period. The meeting time and location for our area is: March 28, 2013, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Santa Clara Mojave Rivers Ranger District Office, 33708 Crown Valley Road, Acton, CA 93510
Click HERE to view the Notice.
Angeles National Forest (ANF) seeks public comment on off-highway vehicle grant application: Angeles National Forest officials submitted grant application to the State of California Off-highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division for 2012/2013 grant funding cycle. To view the application, go to the State of California Off-Highway website: www.ohv.parks.ca.gov. For more information and for those without internet access, contact the Angeles National Forest’s Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers Ranger District Office at (661) 269-2808 ext 229. The public review and comment period starts on March 5, 2013 and comments must be received by Monday, April 1, 2013. Submit electronic email comments to the State OHMVR Division at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov AND to the ANF at email@example.com. Submit comments by USPS to BOTH California Dept of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division, Attn: Grants Unit, 1725 23rd St, Ste 200, Sacramento, CA 95816-7100 AND USDA Forest Service, Angeles National Forest SCMRRD, Attn: Ray Kidd, 33708 Crown Valley Rd, Acton, CA 93510.
Click HERE to view the Notice
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION--FEBRUARY 11, 2013
Due to insufficient candidates for the November 2012 election, a special election has been called.
Three Vacant Seats:
There are four Candidates:
- Andrew Kapnek
- Scott Keller
- Don Henry (Incumbent)
- Ed Porter (Incumbent)
CANDIDATE FORUM: Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Agua Dulce Women's Club. Meet and hear the candidates.
There are 3 open seats on the Agua Dulce Town Council with terms expiring December 2014. Special election will be Monday, February 11, 2013. Voting will be at the Agua Dulce Women's Club, 33201 Agua Dulce Canyon Road, Agua Dulce, from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Voting will be from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on February 11, 2013 with counting of ballots immediately following the closing of polls.
Top 3 candidates will be announced at the February 13, 2013 Agua Dulce Town Council Meeting and installed at the March 13, 2013 meeting.
Eligibility requirements are listed on the Candidate Application
- Click HERE to view Notice of Election
- Click HERE to view Timeline
- Click HERE to view Candidate Application
- Click HERE to view Absentee Ballot Application
- Click HERE to view Candidate Forum Details
See Details on Election Committee Page: Click HERE to Go directly to that page
COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER WEEKEND: September 22 and 23
Agua Dulce hits the streets and the air above with Community Fundraisers!
Country Fair is Saturday, September 22. Starts with the parade through town starting at 4:00 PM. The Country Fair follows at 5:00 PM at the Women's Club. Live music, food, vendors, games, chili cook-off, beer garden, cigar lounge, cake walk, and much more. Join your friends and neighbors to have some good old-fashioned "country fun" at the Country Fair!
Community Fundraiser at Agua Dulce Airport, Sunday, September 23, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Helicoptor and Airplane rides, PLUS; BBQ lunch, kids bouncer, ice cream and popcorn, craft table for kids, raffle baskets and more. Sponsored by Agua Dulce Airport Association. Hosted by Wayne and Connie Spears. Spend the day with our local pilots and airport volunteers as they take to the skies and provide a fun safe day at the airport!
A GREAT weekend benefitting the local community. Hope to see you at both events!
Congressman McKeon makes a surprise visit to the Agua Dulce Town Council August 8, 2012 meeting
Lou Vince, Scott Griffin, Congressman McKeon, Matt Wooten, Mary Johnson, Troy Fosberg, Don Henry
SIERRA HIGHWAY ROADWAY SAFETY AUDIT
If you missed the 2012 June Town Council meeting, you missed the presentation by Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and ADVANTEC Consulting Engineers about the Sierra Highway Roadway Safety Audit. Community feedback is being accepted. Please submit feedback by August 1, 2012.
Click HERE to view the Power Point Presentation
Click HERE to view and download the Community Feedback Form
Comments can be sent to:
Guillermo Gonzalez, PE, TE
Traffic and Lighting Division
Department of Public Works County of Los Angeles
1000 South Fremont Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91803
Phone: (626) 300‐4782
Edward Miller, Jr., PE, TE
ADVANTEC Consulting Engineers
21700 Copley Drive, Suit 350
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Phone: (909) 860‐6222
!!!!! THE UPDATED AGUA DULCE COMMUNITY STANDARDS DISTRICT GETS APPROVED BY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ON MAY 22, 2012!!!!!
On May 22, 2012, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the recommendation of the Regional Planning Commission (RPC) to amend the County Code to update the Agua Dulce CSD as reflected in the draft ordinance and incorporate the requests of the Agua Dulce Town Council into the CSD and instructed County Counsel to prepare an ordinance amending the County Code as recommended by the RPC.
Click HERE to view the Motion by Supervisor Antonovich incorporating the additional requests by the Agua Dulce Town Council.
Click HERE to view the Statement of Proceedings of May 22, 2012 relating to the update.
Click HERE to Download Current Draft Ordinance
Click HERE to see all Project materials available on Los Angeles County Regional Planning website.
General description of proposal:
Project No. R2010-00446-(5) to update the current Agua Dulce Community Standards District, which is intended to help preserve the community character by addressing minimum lot size, residential and commercial development standards, street improvements, public trails, signage, the allowance of cargo shipping containers, the expansion of allowable home-based occupations, an increase in the number of dogs, and significant ridgeline and hillside management protection.
Special "THANKS" to CSD Revision Committee:
Co-chaired by Lorene Cangiano and Mary Johnson, with Lillian Smith, Rosie Heffley, Gary Hebdon, and Tana Lampton. Former co-chairs: Donna Saufley and Susan Tarr.
This just in from LA County Department of Regional Planning:
A Revised Draft of the General Plan Update, including all maps and figures, is available HERE and at all Los Angeles County Public Libraries.
The General Plan anticipates growth and will guide development in the unicorporated areas of Los Angeles County through the year 2035. Major policies include:
- Expanding Transit Oriented Districts
- Expanding Significant Ecological Areas
- Creating Employment Protection Districts
- Promoting Mixed Use
- Protecting Agricultural Resources
Questions or comments? (213) 974-6417 firstname.lastname@example.org
Disaster Planning Chair, Gary Hebdon, launches "Your Neighborhood Emergency P.L.A.N." This is an easy to use guide for your neigborhood to set up your individual neighborhood plan so it's in place BEFORE the disaster strikes.
Click HERE to view and download "Your Neighborhood Emergency P.L.A.N."
Click HERE to visit the Agua Dulce Disaster Planning website.
Issues of Interest to Agua Dulce:
June 6, 2012: This just in from the State Water Resources Control Board.
POLICY FOR SITING, DESIGN, OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT OF ONSITE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS (OWTS) – Septic Systems
Please be advised that the State Water Board posted minor revisions to the March 20, 2012 Final Draft Policy for Water Quality Control for Siting, Design, Operation, and Management of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS Policy), a Draft Substitute Environmental Document (SED), in addition to Responses to Comments on the March 20 draft documents, Peer Reviews, and Responses to Peer Review Comments.
The State Water Board will consider adopting the OWTS Policy and SED at a meeting on June 19, 2012. The documents referenced above and the March 20, 2012 public notice are available at: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/
Use this link to view the notice of availability of draft documents, notice of a staff workshop, a State Water Board hearing, and an adoption meeting for a statewide draft Policy For Siting, Design, Operation And Management Of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) –Septic Systems and a draft Substitute Environmental Document (SED) at the locations and times provided in the attached notice.
The OWTS Policy and SED may be viewed and downloaded from the State Water Board’s website at: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/owts/ This site has links to view the Final Draft Policy, FAQ, and a Map Tool.
Written comments must be received by 12:00 noon on Friday May 4, 2012 and addressed to:Jeanine Townsend, Clerk to the BoardState Water Resources Control Board 1001 I Street, 24th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814
Comment letters may be submitted electronically, in pdf text format (if less than 15 megabytes in total size), to the Clerk to the Board via email at email@example.com. If the file is greater than 15 megabytes in total size, then the comment letter may be submitted by fax at (916) 341-5620. Please indicate the subject line: “Comment Letter – OWTS Policy”
This was an agenda item on the April 11, 2012 Agua Dulce Town Council Community Meeting.
February 2012: Los Angeles County Hauled Water Task Force releases Responses to Public Hearing Questions from community meetings held in June 2010. This was discussed at the March 2012 Town Council meeting
Here are the published responses from our community meetings on hauled water held June 2010. This document will be discussed at the next Agua Dulce Town Council Meeting and public comment will be taken. Please plan on attending, or submit comments in writing.
County enters into "Non-Exclusive Commercial Waste Collection Franchise" Trash Hauling/Trash Bins
Los Angeles County Public Works Department is in the process of implementing a Proposed Non-Exclusive Commercial Trash Collection Franchise System for customers that utilize dumpster/roll-off trash collection services that are within County unincorporated areas. The non-exclusive franchise system will replace the current open-market system starting July 1, 2012 to enable the Department to meet recent changes in State law and provide enhanced trash collection and recycling services. Under the system, all waste haulers will be able to continue service in unincorporated areas provided they meet minimum performance and customer service standards. Below is a copy of their FAQ and a PowerPoint on the proposal:
Rural Lighting District Ordinance Will be Adopted by the County soon
Update: The Board of Supervisors hearing on the so-called "Dark Skies" ordinance has been tentatively scheduled for final approval with the Board of Supervisors in May or June of 2012. Check back here for updates.
LA County has proposed an amendment to Title 22 of the County Code, Planning and Zoning, to establish a Rural Outdoor Lighting District for areas of unincorporated Los Angeles County. The proposed Ordinance will establish the District with regulations that will conserve energy and resources and promote dark skies for the enjoyment and health of humans and wildlife, while permitting reasonable uses of outdoor lighting for nighttime safety and security. The regulations include limitations on allowable light trespass, fully shielding outdoor lighting, and imposes maximum heights of fixtures. The draft ordinance includes requirements for street lighting in rural areas, outdoor recreation facilities and signs. The draft map depicts areas located within the proposed District, which includes Agua Dulce.
The draft ordinance can be found here.
Click here for Overview of Proposed Outdoor Lighting District Ordinance
Click here for Guidelines for Good Outdoor Lighting Practices
Other Water Issues
LA County has recently passed an ordinance containing Water Conservation Requirements for the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, which can be found here.
Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) aka Septic Systems
The State Water Board has created a website where you can find the most current information regarding the ongoing development of a new proposed policy on septic systems, and we have included the link here.
Planning and Zoning Issues
One Valley One Vision (OVOV)
Agua Dulce is included within the planning area for "One Valley One Vision." Please see recent update regarding scheduled meetings, and click HERE for the link to the Santa Clarita Valley Area Plan Update (One Valley One Vision) if you need further information.
Rim of The Valley
The National Park Service is exploring the Rim of The Valley Corridor project, which includes much of the mountains surrounding Santa Clarita Valley. They are holding preliminary scoping meetings on an ongoing basis, looking at the potential for expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area to include more than 650,000 additional acres of the mountains encircling the San Fernando, La Crescenta, Simi, Santa Clarita, and Conejo valleys. For further information regarding the project, its area, and its associated meetings, click here.
California High Speed Rail
The California High Speed Rail project has the possibility of impacting our community, and the Agua Dulce Town Council has been following its progress. Our portion of the route is being planned underground on a parellel path to the 14 Freeway. For further information, please click here.
Green Building Initiative Handbook
Los Angeles County has recently completed a handbook for Green Building. Here is a link to the County's "Green Building" guidelines.
Information on Fires and Disasters
The Disaster Planning Committee of the Town Council posts up-to-minute fire department updates on local fires, as well as preparedness information.
Here is a link: Agua Dulce Town Council Disaster Planning Committee