The 4th of July night sky lit up with Moraga’s annual fireworks display, which is the finale of a day filled with fun runs, pancake breakfast, dog and bike parades, old-fashioned games, magic show, and a free concert presented by the Moraga Park Foundation. The fireworks were made possible due to the many donations that enabled the Town to reach its goal of $27,000. Thank you Moraga! (click title for full story)
On November 8, 2016, Moraga voters will elect three Councilmembers. The nomination period for the election will be Monday, July 18 through Friday, August 12 at 5:00 pm. If one of the incumbent officeholders does not file by the August 12 deadline, the nomination period will be extended (for any qualified person, other than the incumbent) until Wednesday, August 17 at 5:00 pm. Nomination papers must be obtained from the Town Clerk’s office, by appointment, 329 Rheem Boulevard, during the nomination period. Candidates are invited to contact the Town Clerk’s office at 925-888-7022 for election details. (click title for full story)
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The Town thanks everyone for making July 4th a safe and enjoyable day. The annual fireworks display was spectacular. Special thanks to those who heeded the Town’s request to curtail illegal fireworks, stay off the golf course, and view the fireworks from the designated area. The requests were made to protect the public following the proliferation of illegal fireworks on the golf course the past few years and the dangerous explosive devices that were encountered last year. The Moraga (click title for full story) Police Department and the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, with the support of the Moraga Country Club management, took extra precautions this year, including the use of bomb-sniffing dogs, to ensure public safety. No illegal fireworks were discovered or used this year and the success of the 2016 Independence Day celebration will allow the Town to continue this popular annual event.
Moraga, Lafayette and Orinda Police Departments are continuing the Slow Down Lamorinda campaign this summer to encourage drivers to slow down and drive safely to improve traffic safety and reduce accidents. Teams of officers from all three departments have been rotating among the three cities on selected days for concentrated enforcement. The officers have issued citations for 136 violations so far this summer. Please do your part and SLOW DOWN LAMORINDA! (click title for full story)
Town Council endorsed the efforts of Moraga Rotary to continue developing their All Access playground project. They also asked staff to consider locations for the donated playground in the Commons Park and to return to the Town Council in August with a status report. Moraga Rotary was encouraged to continue their fundraising efforts, including seeking grants, to provide this new amenity to the Town of Moraga in 2017. (click title for full story)
Rheem Boulevard is closed for construction and repair. The affected area is on Rheem Boulevard between Fay Hill Road (near the top of the hill) and 591 Rheem Boulevard (where the residences begin). The Town apologizes for the confusion associated with the changing closure dates, but did not want to close the road until the contractor was ready to begin the construction. This work is (click title for full story) important to the community and both the Town and the developer appreciate everyone’s patience. For questions, contact Paul Medeiros, 408-529-6020, firstname.lastname@example.org or Moraga Public Works, 925-888-7026, email@example.com.
The Town will be waiving the usual fees associated with permits for temporary wall, banner and portable signs to help businesses stay visible and successful during projected road closures associated with the sinkhole repair. A (click title for full story) simple application is available on the Planning Department website and can generally be processed over the counter. For more information on requirements for temporary signs, banners and portable signs, please contact the Planning Department by email, or at 925-888-7040.
Town Council adopted an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Bollinger Canyon Road Culvert Repair project. The project consists of replacing a storm drain outfall that is undermining Bollinger Canyon Road and installing roadway embankment stabilization, including construction of a retaining wall, storm drain pipe replacement, and installation of rock slope protection. This project is related to the 2016 Paving Project previously approved by the Town Council and will be completed as a later phase of that project, following completion of all environmental approvals and permitting. (click title for full story)
Town Council considered sign design concepts for the Town-wide wayfinding project and new gateway signage. The Council endorsed a wayfinding sign design (shown below left) which will be refined by the consultant and brought back to Council with the final wayfinding plan for approval. Council also endorsed a design concept for (click title for full story) new gateway signs to be placed at the Town entrances (shown below right). A generous donation from the Moraga Movers is providing partial funding for the signs and additional funding will be sought by the Council during the mid-year budget review.
Town Council reviewed and accepted the second quarter update of the Council Goals for 2016. During this quarter, the Community Preference Survey was completed; the FY 2016/17 Operating and Capital Improvement Program Budgets were approved; the Council established a subcommittee to address the next steps in the Hacienda Conceptual Plan strategy; progress was made on the (click title for full story) Moraga Center Specific Plan Implementation Project and the Hillside and Ridgeline Regulations review; Council requested a smaller, less expensive trail mapping project; Council endorsed the CCTA Transportation Expenditure Plan and Half Cent Sales Tax Measure; and Council directed staff to explore other funding solutions to implement the installation of five surveillance cameras at entrance/exit points in and out of Moraga.
Moraga residents are invited to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2. This is an opportunity for neighbors to gather and celebrate the community while building neighborhood camaraderie. Moraga Police and Moraga-Orinda Fire District units will be visiting each group to interact and build partnerships with residents. When neighbors know each other, (click title for full story) neighborhoods are safer. For additional information, please contact the Moraga Citizen Corps at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The July 27 and August 10 Town Council meetings have been cancelled to provide a legislative break. The Council will resume meeting on August 24. (click title for full story)
The Town Council proclaimed July as Parks Make Life Better month. This proclamation honors and recognizes the many benefits our parks provide to all of us. The Parks and Recreation Department has produced a (click title for full story) July calendar full of local activities designed to get you and your family out and about. Please come out and enjoy your Moraga parks!