The Parks and Recreation Department is recruiting seasonal part-time Recreation Leaders. Positions are still available for Recreation Leader I. Working at Camp Hacienda, the Town-run summer day camp, Recreation Leaders will have a great time leading (click title for full story) campers, ages 5 to 10, in songs, games, crafts and field trips while learning life-skills that will be invaluable as they enter adulthood. To become a part of the Camp Hacienda team, visit Town's Employment Opportunities page.
The Town has open volunteer positions on the (click title for full story) the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District Board of Trustees and the Library Commission (as an Alternate). The Mosquito and Vector Control volunteer should have an interest in public health, public policy, wetlands, farming, community education, finance, personnel or land development. The Moraga Alternate Library Commissioner would serve as the back-up for the Library Commissioner, the Town’s representative on the County Library Commission, developing and recommending proposals to the Board of Supervisors and County Librarian. Completed applications are due to the Town Clerk’s office by April 30, 2015.
The Town Council received a presentation from the Moraga Police Department (MPD) on current and proposed uses of cameras by the Police Department. Cameras and the images they capture are tools that may provide important evidence in criminal investigations. MPD is developing a list of locations and recommended standards for cameras installed by residents and businesses. Call Lieutenant Jon King for information at 925-888-7049. (click title for full story)
The Town Council discussed a draft policy and procedures document, suggested revisions and requested that staff return with a revised version at the April 22 Council meeting. If approved, the new rules regulating the use of the electronic community information sign will apply when the new sign is installed and operational. For more information, contact Jay Ingram at 925-888-7034. (click title for full story)
Moraga Triathlon – Saturday, April 25, Beginner or experienced triathletes can register for this great “sprint-distance” fitness event (click title for full story) at www.moragatri.com. Age categories are 5 to 7, 8 to 11 and 12 and Up. Fees increase April 1, so register to participate NOW! Volunteers receive a free event T-shirt and are needed in the swim/transition/registration areas, at the finish line, and as course monitors for the run and bike portions. Individuals or groups interested in volunteering please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Town Council continued the hearing for the appeal of the Planning Commission’s approval of the Moraga Town Center Homes project, (a 36-unit Attached Single Family Residential Development), to May 13, 2015. The staff report, project plans and (click title for full story) background information can be found on the Town's website. For additional information, contact Ella Samonsky at 925-888-7042.
The Town Council approved the charter for a Steering Committee including members of the Town Council and other appointed Boards and Commissions, to assist with the grant-funded Moraga Center Specific Plan (MCSP) Implementation Project. The scope of the project (click title for full story) will develop form-based zoning and other standards to more effectively implement the 2010 MCSP. Committee meetings will be open to the public, and will be accompanied by additional opportunities for public engagement throughout the process. For more information contact Ellen Clark at 925-888-7041.
Be a part of this second annual event. Do some spring cleaning, get your neighbors to participate and make some extra money selling your forgotten treasures. Host a garage sale at your home and let the Town Parks and Recreation Department provide (click title for full story) the marketing and maps. Register online or call 925-888-7036 for information.
Two opportunities for individual and group volunteers to beautify Moraga from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. At the Moraga Commons Park, please wear painting clothes and be ready to spruce up the Town’s beautiful park system. At Mulholland Open Space Preserve, meet at the open space gate on Donald Drive and be ready to remove weeds. (click title for full story)
On March 11, the Town Council was informed of an upcoming project to repair a portion of Rheem Boulevard, between Fay Hill Reservoir Road and Fernwood Drive, as a part of the Rancho Laguna II development. The repair work will require road closure for the entire construction period, anticipated to be (click title for full story) four to six months, likely beginning spring/summer 2015. When the start date is approved, the Town will provide noticing and outreach to residents and commuters.
This summer, Moraga residents can receive a no-cost energy and water conservation service thanks to PG&E, the Town of Moraga, and EBMUD. Rising Sun Energy Center trains and employs local youth from ages 15 to 22 to become ‘Energy Specialists’ who serve their Town’s residents with (click title for full story) Green House Calls (GHC). GHCs will take place July 1 through August 6. Call 510-665-1501 ext. 5 to schedule an appointment or sign up online at Rising Sun Energy.