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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON WATER SUPPLY VERIFICATION FOR PROPOSED DURHAM VILLAS SUBDIVISION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON WATER SUPPLY VERIFICATION FOR

PROPOSED DURHAM VILLAS SUBDIVISION

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Thursday, October 6, 2016, beginning at

7:00 p.m. at the Durham Memorial Hall located at 9319 Midway, Durham, California, the

Board of Directors of Durham Irrigation District will conduct a public hearing to consider

and possibly approve a Water Supply Verification (WSV) for the proposed Durham

Villas Subdivision prepared by its consultant Tully & Young pursuant to California

Government Code Section 66473.7 (SB 221). Three printed copies of the WSV will be

available for review beginning on September 30, 2016 at the Durham Branch of the Butte

County Library, located at 2545 Durham-Dayton Highway, Durham, California.

Electronic copies may be obtained on and after September 30, 2016 by written e-mail

request to nicole@jjcarterlaw.com. At the hearing the consultant shall present a summary

of the WSV, after which the District’s Board of Directors may pose questions to the

consultant. The hearing then shall be opened for public comment. All persons wishing to

appear and be heard on the WSV should plan on attending this meeting. Written

comments, which can be mailed to the District at P.O. Box 98, Durham, California

95938, will be considered by the Board of Directors of the District if received at the

District on or before 5:00 p.m. on October 6, 2016 or if hand-delivered to the Board of

Directors by 7:00 p.m. at the hearing on October 6, 2016.

|S| Nick Gore, Chair

Board of Directors

Durham irrigation district

IMPORTANT GROUNDWATER MEETINGS!

SUSTAINABLE GROUND-WATER MANAGEMENT ACT (SGMA) 
PUBLIC MEETINGS
June 13th, 14th, or 15th
Learn about the new California groundwater law and how it will affect you.
 
BUTTE COUNTY WATER INVENTORY & ANALYSIS WORKSHOP
June 14th
Learn about the updated Water Inventory & Analysis report and.... 
how the results and upcoming analysis of changed conditions will provide the framework to begin the local dialogue on sustainable groundwater management.
 
SGMA
JUNE 13, 2016
4-6 PM
Chico Masonic Lodge, 1110 W East Ave, Chico, CA
 
SGMA AND INVENTORY & ANALYSIS WORKSHOP
JUNE 14, 2016
6-9 PM
Durham Memorial Hall, 9319 Midway, Durham
 
SGMA
JUNE 15, 2016
9-11 AM
 
Gridley Fairgrounds, Butte Hall, 199 E Hazel St., Gridley
 
 

Community Workshops Butte County Solar Overlay Zone

Butte County is seeking input about the PowerButte Solar Overlay Zone program.

PowerButte is a county initiative to further large scale solar energy development in suitable locations around the county.

Three workshops are planned for Chico, Oroville and Butte Valley to discuss the future of large scale solar energy development in unincorporated areas of Butte County.  

 

Chico

May 5, 2016 5:30 p.m.

Lakeside Pavilion 2565 California Park Drive
Oroville

May 9, 2016 5:30 p.m.

Southside Community Center 2959 Lower Wyandotte Road

Butte Valley

May 10, 2016 5:30 p.m.

Butte College Main Campus Cafeteria
 

The County is seeking a diversity of viewpoints on this important new program.  

Butte County staff and consultants will be on hand to answer questions and will help facilitate this community discussion.

If you can’t make the workshop in your area feel free to attend a meeting more convenient for you, the information will be the same at all three workshops.

 

Find out more at: https://power.buttecounty.net/

 

CPUC Electric Rates Forum + Cal Water Hearing in Chico

On Tuesday, April 26 in Chico the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is holding a community forum on residential electric rate reform followed by a public participation hearing on California Water Service Company’s proposed rate changes.

 

4/26 RESIDENTIAL ELECTRIC RATE FORUM

WHEN: April 26, 2016 @ 5:00 PM

WHERE: Manzanita Place, 1705 Manzanita Ave, Chico, CA 95926

The changes to PG&E electric rates that CPUC Commissioners Catherine J.K. Sandoval and Carla J. Peterman are coming to talk about are the biggest changes to residential electric rates in over a decade. They want to hear from you.  These changes will affect people’s electric bills (especially for low-income residents) in major, important ways.  

 

4/26 CAL WATER RATE HEARING

WHEN: April 26, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

WHERE: Manzanita Place, 1705 Manzanita Ave, Chico

Immediately after the community forum on residential electric rates, the CPUC will also be holding a Public Participation Hearing at the same location to hear directly from the public about California Water Service Company’s rate change requests.  Attached are the bill inserts which Cal Water has been required to send to its affected customers in Chico and Oroville.

 

Local Fracking Initiative: Opportunities to Get Involved

On Wednesday, February 5th, the Water Commission will discuss and vote on the potential for a Fracking Moratorium in Butte County.  This will be a lively discussion in Oroville at the County Chambers.  The meeting begins at 1:30 and the agenda item on fracking will likely happen around 3pm.  Concerned citizens will carpool from all areas of the county so if you'd like to attend, call BEC to see about ride sharing.

 

The Citizen Action Network is moving forward with a ballot initiative for November 2014:  a moratorium on fracking in Butte County!  CAN is gathering citizen support and momentum to protect Butte County from the risks and social costs of fracking and other extreme energy extraction.

 

Many California residents have noted the questionable wisdom of using a technology that irreparably fouls clean water in the midst of a severe drought. We believe that, even when we're not in the driest year on record, we can't afford fracking's negative impacts. 

  

So visit the Frack-Free Butte County Facebook page for more info on how to get involved; they've got a fundraiser party coming up at the Chico Women's Club to meet and network with like-minded, concerned citizens who support a moratorium on fracking. As they say on their website, "Come celebrate the luck of the Underdogs! Never underestimate! Let's have some FUN!" And keep watching their page to learn more and get involved. Frack-Free is the Way to Be!

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