Join the community for a picnic-style (bring your own), dinner in the park to celebrate the Town of Moraga’s 40th anniversary of incorporation. On Saturday, September 27, dinner tables will be placed at the Moraga Commons Park under a canopy of lights. At 6:30 pm, the dinner bell will ring and we will toast to our wonderful community! Pre-registration is required! (click title for full story) Additional information and table registration. Registration begins 8/8!
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.
The Town achieved another milestone in receiving a national award of excellence from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its first Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the year ended June 30, 2013. The award is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. (click title for full story) The CAFR is a comprehensive document of the Town’s financial activities and provides a complete and transparent view of the Town’s finances, including trends and historical data. The information in the CAFR also satisfies the annual Securities and Exchange Commission disclosure requirements related to the recent $7.72 million Certificates of Participation supported by Measure K. The GFOA Award of Excellence for Financial Reporting recognizes the Town’s commitment to provide full disclosure and transparency of its financial standing and management of public funds.
The CAFR is a comprehensive document of the Town’s financial activities and provides a complete and transparent view of the Town’s finances, including trends and historical data. The information in the CAFR also satisfies the annual Securities and Exchange Commission disclosure requirements related to the recent $7.72 million Certificates of Participation supported by Measure K. The GFOA Award of Excellence for Financial Reporting recognizes the Town’s commitment to provide full disclosure and transparency of its financial standing and management of public funds. (click title for full story)
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.
At the July 16 special meeting the Town Council extended the current cattle grazing agreement with John Hoover to graze cattle on the upper and lower portions of Mulholland Open Space Preserve, through August 31, 2019. Grazing cattle also minimizes fire hazards on the property. (click title for full story)
The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District confirmed on July 15 that two more groups of mosquitoes and three additional birds tested positive for West Nile virus. The District fogged for adult mosquitoes in Discovery Bay and along the Martinez waterfront. All 2014 West Nile virus activity and locations (click title for full story) can be found on the Mosquito & Vector Control website. The District notes that once the adult mosquitoes have the virus, they are capable of infecting people and everyone is susceptible. Fogging notifications with interactive maps are available via email to those who sign up for the service at their website.
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)