On Tuesday, September 8, a stranger attempted to entice two girls into his vehicle by asking them to help find his little dog. Please share the following information with your children: (click title for full story)
• Strangers look normal - like a regular personIf approached by a stranger, immediately tell a parent, school official or police officer.
• Don’t talk or walk with strangers
• Don’t accept food or gifts from strangers
• Don’t get into a car with a stranger
• Don’t communicate via text or e-mail with a stranger.
Walking and biking around Moraga should be safe, pleasant and convenient. With that goal in mind, the Town is developing the Moraga Walk|Bike Plan, which will recommend projects to improve conditions for pedestrians and cyclists. The Town wants to hear from community members about (click title for full story) the needs and concerns of pedestrians and cyclists, the obstacles and challenges to walking and biking, and suggestions for improving conditions. Visit moraga.ca.us/WalkBikeMoraga or contact Coleman Frick at 925-888-7039 for more information.
Volunteers are once again needed to prune the Fire Blight-damaged branches from the old pear orchard adjacent to Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School. Despite vigorous pruning last year, the recent weather has helped the Fire Blight and the infection is threatening to kill this historic orchard. Volunteers will be pruning each Saturday in October, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and should bring pruning tools. For more information, contact Bobbie Preston at 925-376-8474. (click title for full story)
Town Council recommended that the Park and Recreation Commission consider modifications to the 2008 Public Art Policy and follow the City of Orinda Art in Public Places Policy. The Commission will consider policy modifications at their regular meetings over the next few months for Council review. (click title for full story)
Town Council directed staff to proceed with a plan to re-stripe Rheem Boulevard from 335 Rheem Boulevard to Center Street to provide on-street public parking along both sides of the roadway. Council authorized the design phase of the project to begin immediately. (click title for full story)
Town Council approved the final map for the Via Moraga Subdivision located on Moraga Road (the former Bowling Alley site). The grading of the property has already begun and the construction of the site improvements, such as installation of utilities and the private roadway, will follow in the coming months. (click title for full story)
This year’s pavement project is nearing completion with the actual paving work completed on August 26. The remaining work consists of minor items, such as raising utility covers and grates, striping, and touch-up or clean-up work. The project has been a great success as the Town and residents work together to improve the streets. (click title for full story)
Town Council received a presentation from Rising Sun Energy Center on the recently completed California Youth Energy Services (CYES) summer program. During the six-week program, CYES energy specialists performed 69 “Green House Calls” at Moraga residences, installing water and energy efficient devices that are estimated to save 13,762 kWh and 76.5 gallons/minute of water. (click title for full story)
G&E is in the process of converting PG&E-owned streetlights from high pressure sodium vapor (HPSV) to energy efficient light emitting diodes (LED). Since PG&E will be completing their own streetlight project, the Town wants the Town-owned streetlights converted at the same time to minimize public inconvenience. To proceed with Town-owned streetlight conversions, the Council authorized the (click title for full story) Town to enter into an agreement with PG&E and approved necessary funding. The Town estimates saving 36,516 kWh/year with annual energy cost savings of $5,208; reducing CO2 emissions by 19,134 lbs/year, and avoiding maintenance expenses of $826/year.
Town Council certified the signatures verified by the County Elections Department for the referendum petition against Ordinance 252 which adopted zoning code amendments associated with the City Ventures Project on Moraga Way. After the property owners and developer (click title for full story) filed a lawsuit against the Town challenging both the procedural and substantive issues of the referendum, the Town Attorney recommended the Council take no action on whether to rescind the zoning ordinance or place the issue on the ballot until a court decides the merits of the legal challenge.
Interested in public health or science? Ready to give back to the community? Apply to become Moraga’s Trustee for the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District. Funded through tax dollars, the District offers free services and is governed by an appointed Board of Trustees. Meetings are held on the second Monday of every other month at the District office in Concord. (click title for full story) For more information visit the Town's website or contact the Town Clerk.