On Saturday, July 26 the Moraga Police Officers Association, in partnership with the New Rheem Theatre will present “Kids’ Day,” a fundraiser for Special Olympics. Bring your kids or grandkids to a special $5 matinee showing of Shrek at 11:00 am followed by (click title for full story) kid fun with a bounce house, face painting, balloons, carnival games, and more! The Moraga Valley Kiwanis Club has donated funds to support Special Olympics and club members will be assisting at the event. See the flyer at the Moraga POA website. For more details contact Sgt. Brian South at 925-888-7052. Thank you!
Thanks to everyone who registered for this new event! Regular users of Rancho Laguna Park should note that starting mid-day on July 26, staff will be preparing the grounds for over 100 overnight guests. No off-leash animals will be allowed during the evening of July 26 and the morning of July 27. For questions please contact (click title for full story) Recreation Assistant Clinton Calkins at 925-888-7036.
The contractor has completed work on the utility structures early, so the road is now open and will remain open until further notice. The next phase of work is the final paving, striping, and other finishing work that will take about five days to complete. The asphalt plant (click title for full story) cannot deliver at this time, so it is unclear when materials will be available for final paving. Tentatively, the contractor is targeting a 5-day period during the first couple weeks of August. When the work starts, the road will be closed again. The City of Lafayette will post the dates on their electronic signs and have more information on their website. Remember the next road closure will cause delays on Moraga Road.
The public is invited to attend the Livable Moraga Road Town Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting on Tuesday, July 29, at 7:00 pm at La Sala at the Hacienda de las Flores. The TAC will focus on alternative ways to accommodate motorists, bicyclists and (click title for full story) pedestrians along Moraga Road between Donald Drive and Corliss Drive. For more information visit Livable Moraga Road.
The Moraga Citizen Corps Council (MCCC) presents the 2014 Moraga Night Out on Tuesday, August 5. As part of the National Night Out campaign to improve crime prevention and emergency preparedness, the MCCC will help individuals schedule events in their neighborhoods to have fun, get to know each other better, and (click title for full story) to discuss improving their own emergency preparedness. Town staff, elected officials, and Police and Fire personnel will visit the neighborhood events to discuss preparedness, provide materials and bring police, fire and ambulance vehicles to see. If you are interested in hosting an event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Applications are being accepted for the 2014/15 term of the Moraga Youth Involvement Committee (MYIC). The MYIC acts as an advisory body to the Town Council on youth-related issues, organizes youth/family events and annual philanthropic projects. (click title for full story) Applications are available online; deadline is Friday, August 8 at 5:00 pm. For additional information contact Kimberly Nelson: email@example.com or 925-888-7035.
On Monday, July 14, seven Kiwanis members went to work on the front exterior of the Moraga Library. Cobwebs were removed, light fixtures were cleaned (inside and out), window panes were washed, window sills were cleaned and the tile entryway was rinsed down as well. This Kiwanis service project provided needed upkeep to a valuable (click title for full story) Town resource. Thank you Kiwanis Club of Moraga Valley for your continued efforts to keep Moraga a beautiful place for all to enjoy.
The second quarter of the year was very productive for the Council. They reviewed and approved a new Nuisance Abatement Ordinance, Sign Ordinance, and drafted an Administrative Citation Ordinance. The Community Electronic Marquee Sign design was also finalized with input from the Design Review Board. The Livable Moraga Road Project continues to receive input and focuses on (click title for full story) improving Moraga Road for all residents. The remodel of the Corporation Yard to include a community meeting room has also received fire and sanitary sewer permits with all other permits expected shortly. Finally, the Town expanded its community outreach through the successful launch of www.Nextdoor.com.
On July 16, Council amended a Purchase Order with JV Lucas Paving to complete resurfacing the interior and exterior pathways at the Moraga Commons Park. The work should be completed within the next month. (click title for full story)
On July 16, Council awarded a construction contract to Bay Cities & Grading to pave 28 street segments rated in “Poor” condition with rubberized or conventional overlays. Construction is anticipated to start early August and end late October, assuming ideal construction conditions. A complete list of (click title for full story) street segments, limits, and treatment types can be found at 2014 Pavement Repair Project. Volunteers have already started a door-to-door educational campaign for those living on streets to be repaved. On Thursday, July 24, two public outreach Town Hall meetings (3:30 pm and 6:00 pm) will be held at the La Sala building of the Hacienda de las Flores. The meetings will provide another opportunity for the public to learn more about the project before construction begins.
Hosted by the Moraga Park Foundation, the 2014 Free Summer Concert Series at the Moraga Commons Park is off to a great start. There are five Thursday evening concerts left. Find a complete schedule (click title for full story) and additional information at Moraga Park Foundation.
On November 4, 2014, Moraga voters will elect two Councilmembers. The nomination period will be open from Monday, July 14, to Friday, August 8. If one of the incumbent officeholders does not file by the August 8 deadline, the nomination period for that vacancy will be extended (for any qualified person, other than the incumbent) until Wednesday, August 13. Nomination papers (click title for full story) must be obtained from the Town Clerk’s office, 329 Rheem Boulevard, during the nomination period. Candidates are invited to contact the Town Clerk’s office at 925-888-7022 for election details.
The Town Council has cancelled the July 23 and August 13 Town Council meetings to provide a legislative break. The Council will resume meeting on August 27, 2014. (click title for full story)