BRECA Steering Committee Meeting Minutes 06-26-18


DATE: June 26, 2018
PLACE: Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, California
MEETING TYPE: BRECA Steering Committee Meeting
James Adams
Lori Christensen
Bonnie Domeny
Rene Hamlin
Lynda Hammitt
Gay Jones
Carmen Mitchell
Jim Morgan
Andrea White



1. Call to Order by Chair Lynda Hammitt

2. Minutes

a. April 24, 2018
Several corrections to the draft minutes of April 24, 2018  were proposed and accepted.  Bonnie Domeny made a motion to approve the amended draft minutes. James Adams
seconded the motion. The motion was approved unanimously.

b. May 22, 2018
A correction to the draft minutes of May 22, 2018 was proposed and accepted. Rene Hamlin made a motion to approve the amended draft minutes. Bonnie Domeny seconded the motion. The motion was approved unanimously.

3. Questions or Comments from the Membership/Community

There were no questions or comments from the membership or community.

4. Reports

a. Treasurer
Andrea White (Treasurer) presented a draft budget for the BRECA calendar year 2018. There was discussion of the draft budget and some changes were agreed to. Bonnie Domeny made a motion to approve the amended draft budget. James Adams seconded the motion. The motion was approved unanimously.

Carmen Mitchell stated that CORPAC (the Cordova Community Planning and Advisory Council) did not meet this month.

c. Outreach Committee
Rene Hamlin reported that the Outreach Committee had met. They reviewed the
neighborhood yard sale: There were 13 sellers. The BRECA picnic is coming up on
September 23. Possibly there will be a community recognition event at the picnic. They are
also researching creating a “Little Library” for the BRECA area. Bark in the Park is coming
up on August 19.

Lori Christensen stated that they had discussed having a welcoming packet for people who
move into the community. It would likely include a cover letter, a membership application,
the “What Does BRECA Do” handout, the Newsletter, important Sacramento County phone numbers, information about the Farmer’s Market, a packet of coupons, and a gift plant. She expected that it would be delivered to people’s door. Gay Jones made a motion to approve the packet. James Adams seconded the motion. There was a question about how many per year were expected. Jim Morgan stated that, based on listings in the Sunday Sacramento Bee, it would be around 50 per year. The motion was approved unanimously.

d. BRECA General Meeting Attendance
Jim Morgan reviewed attendance at the BRECA General Meeting in April, 2018, and some previous meetings. He stated that this year’s meeting had higher attendance than several recent meetings. However, only four (4) new people joined (three new memberships). There was discussion of what could be done to increase the number of people joining. This will be discussed in the Outreach Committee.

5. Old Business

a. Cal Am
Gay Jones stated that she had received a response today from Richard Rauschmeier of the
Office of Ratepayer Advocates (ORA) of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
to her request for an update on the California American Water (Cal Am) proceedings. There was no activity on the General Rate Case. There was a final decision on the Cost of Capital case: the CPUC had adopted 9.2%. This was higher than the ORA recommendation (8.3%) but lower than the previous cost of capital (9.99%).

b. Steering Committee Officers
Gay Jones nominated a slate of the existing officers of the Steering Committee (Chair Lynda Hammitt, Vice Chair Gay Jones, Treasurer Andrea White, Secretary Jim Morgan). James Adams seconded the motion. The motion was approved unanimously.

c. From the Floor
There was no Old Business from the floor.

6. New Business

a. Folsom Blvd. Phase 4 and 5 Environmental Documents
James Adams stated that he had received the Folsom Blvd. Phase 4 environmental documents from Rancho Cordova. Basically they involve putting in sidewalks and bike paths along Folsom Blvd. from a bit west of Rod Beaudry Dr. to Paseo Rio/Horn. He will pursue getting the Phase 5 documents, which likely deal with west of Paseo Rio/Horn.
Bonnie Domeny suggested that possibly some people would be concerned about Oak trees
being cut down as part of the project. Carmen Mitchell commented that the project also
involves a median, which has problems with blocking left turns.
Gay Jones stated that the County expects to have funding for the County portion of Folsom
Blvd. in the Spring of 2019. Lynda Hammitt stated that she had received a message from
Sheryll Venegas (with Supervisor Nottoli’s office) that the section of Folsom Blvd. from
Bradshaw to La Riviera is expected to be scheduled for Spring 2020. This would include a
sidewalk on the south side, complete sidewalk on the north side, and median. There is also to be a pavement overlay from Bradshaw to Butterfield in Spring of 2019.
Returning to the Rancho Cordova Phase 4 documents, Jim Morgan commented that he would not have been comfortable with the treatment of trees in the Mitigated Negative Declaration, and that more needed to be done. James Adams reiterated that he would continue to pursue the Phase 5 documents.

b. Scheduling SMUD Speaker for Future Meeting
Gay Jones stated that SMUD came to a BRECA meeting last year to discuss time-of-day
rates. They want to come back this year, possibly in August or later. There was general
agreement that this is OK, in August or September.

c. Scheduling Guest Speaker re: ARCO AM/PM for Future Meeting
Gay Jones stated that she had spoken with a person at County Planning, who said that the
initial plans for an ARCO gas station at Bradshaw and Folsom did not meet County standards. The person at County Planning also said that they had received a revised plan that seems to meet County standards. Gay suggested that we wait to try to schedule a speaker on the ARCO gas station proposal.

d. Neighborhood Watch Meeting
Lynda Hammitt reported on the recent Neighborhood Watch meeting. She stated that there will be special attention to illegal fireworks around the 4th of July. Illegal fireworks are anything that goes up more than 10 feet, goes out more than 10 feet, or explodes. To report illegal fireworks e-mail . Don’t call 911 unless there is an injury or fire.

Lynda continued that the Citizens Academy, presented by the County Sheriff and Rancho
Cordova police, will start around the end of July. It lasts for 7 weeks, and is held on
Wednesday nights. There are 12 spots open.

In other news, National Night Out is August 7. Sonny ’s Market has had it’s alcohol license
suspended for sales to minors. The Sheriffs are emphasizing reporting all crimes, even if a
theft is under $950 and a misdemeanor, they will write a citation. On the homeless problem, the Sheriff’s Homeless Outreach Team now has a chronic nuisance offender program for homeless who won’t accept help. Contact at . Deputy Matranga is working with the District Attorney’s office on the business license for Casa Linda. Bonnie Domeny added that they said changes, such as new owner or management, need to be made or they will start prosecution.

e. From the Floor

Lynda Hammitt stated that St. George Church is having a major event on July 19.

7. Meeting adjourned.

The next meeting will be a Steering Committee Meeting on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at the
Rancho Cordova Library.

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