POINT REYES STATION VILLAGE ASSOCIATION
Membership Meeting 7/9/20 via Zoom
Call to Order 6:34pm -Ken Levin Introductions and welcome Guests. Stacy Laumann, Project Manager for CLAM, Bradon Cartwright, reporter for Point Reyes Light
1. Update on Coast Guard - Stacy Laumann. The developer will be Eden Housing. Due to Covid-19, next steps are delayed until August. Group is still meeting and doing internal business, discussing County goals for project and CLAM’s goals. Will create a vision and then have a conversation with the community. Such issues as: How the community can influence site design Sustainability, zero energy use, advanced methods of water reclamation/reuse. People are welcome to visit the site now, if gate is open. Current plan is for 36 units, housing approx.150 people. Permit will be for “remodel.” Path easement exists to WM School
2. Concerns of Town over Covid-19 precautions and compliance: Crowding on sidewalks, people not wearing masks, noticeable increase in visitor traffic and concern for locals exposure, spread of the virus. Community member suggested a banner across the road by the pharmacy reminding people to wear a mask. Discussion regarding placement and types of signs. Ken will discuss concerns with Dennis and request county support and involvement. Announcement that 17 picnic tables in downtown have been removed from public use due to health issues. This was a result of members contacting business owners and requesting they remove tables to discourage unsafe picnicking in town. Thanks to the owners. Suggestion: Letter to downtown businesses from PRSVA thanking them for having mask signs.
3. PG and E- notice sent out from PGE about their upcoming inspection of power lines using a helicopter flying as low as 100 ft - scheduled for the month of August, M-F Hope that it will be a one-time overflight, primarily along rural transmission lines.
4. Design Review- Steve Antonaros No DR Meetings or new projects to report on. Steve reported on his efforts to meet with other interested community group leaders and CLAM to discuss how to remove barriers and obstacles to the creation of new ADU's (Accessory Dwelling Units) in West Marin. Those obstacles are mostly but not entirely due to current septic system requirements which make it unfeasible for many homeowners to add a small unit for rental and for CLAM's Real Community Rentals program. Letter sent to Senator McGuire to begin conversation at the State level to see what changes can be made to make it easier to build local community housing.
Bob Johnston- County has instituted new short-term rental policy with specific limitations.
5. Tree stump on Wells Fargo property- member voices concern re: unsightliness of tree stump and tripping hazard . PRSVA to write letter to Wells Fargo re: tree stump removal/replanting
District 4 Supervisor Dennis Rodoni will be attending a Townhall with Sheriff Robert Doyle on Thursday August 6th, 2020 at 1:00 PM (see zoom details below). The Townhall will also be streamed to the Marin County Sheriff's Office Facebook page. Viewing will be available after the event also.
As of July 30th, the Sheriff’s office reduced staffing levels at the Point Reyes Substation. Our coastal communities still receive service at all times of the day and night, but response times may be longer in some emergencies depending on where a Deputy is located in relation to the call for service. (Deputies are assigned to work our coastal communities from 11AM to 11PM every day.)
This is your chance to ask questions or voice concerns for your coastal community! Supervisor Rodoni and Sheriff Doyle and will be answering pre-submitted questions by Wednesday August 5th at 8pm. Submit your questions, comments or concerns here: https://forms.gle/jXeLqxidqyGyUe1m9.
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July 9, 2020 - Zoom Meeting - 6:30 p.m.
CALL TO ORDER
Minutes – June 2020 – corrections/additions/approval
Item 1: Laura Arndt, Ken Levin
A lot going on in town with so much activity, some people not feeling safe. Many out of towners, lack of compliance, not wearing masks, distancing etc. Comments concerning the reopening “plan” for the county. Thoughts, observations, concerns, ideas to make downtown safer with less congestion. How to protect residents? How to protect town character?
Coast Guard Housing update
Item 3: Steve Antonaros
Design Review Committee
Point Reyes Station Village Association Minutes - June 11, 2020
Call to order 6:40
May Minutes approved without objection
1) Check in - Concerns/ check in
Roy Pitts: Covid-19 testing at Coastal Health Alliance: 1X/week. Free to essential workers
KWMR doing weekly report
2) Roy Pitts: Food Program
WMCS - 1500 meals since March 1. Threefold increase in demand. Food provided. Good data collected for tracking purposes. Patty Lyons (Marin County) Sites: Tomales, Point Reyes Station, Bolinas, S.G. Valley - need to be supported for sustained operation. Seniors “overfed”, need to find other underserved in need.
SF/Marin Food Bank
3) Lynn Axelrod-Disaster Emergency Preparedness
Potential upcoming power outages. Need help staffing emergency charging stations (WM School ?) Volunteers: Mark, Cindy, David Steve, Laura offered to help
4) Steve Antonaros - Design Review Committee
A. Strober Trust "Gallery" 60 Third Street. residential to commercial conversion. Waiting for County to post status?. Conditions for permit. May revert to residential?? Letter to County sent.
B. ADA Public Restroom ramp on Mesa Rd- final proposal in, basic ramp with landscaping and railings
C. Gas Station- questions regarding what kind of prepackaged food, more garbage created.
5) Goings on about Town
Several commercial buildings for sale. How will this affect downtown businesses and services what change in ownership will we see. Need business that support essential needs. Appreciation of essential services available in our town at present: Gas station, vehicle repair, bank, Post Office, food market, deli.
POINT REYES STATION VILLAGE ASSOCIATION
June 11, 2020
Zoom Membership Meeting
CALL TO ORDER – 6:30
Welcome – Ken
Minutes – May 2020: corrections/additions/approval
Treasurer’s Report – Laura
Item 1: Ken - General check-in. Kudos/comments/concerns (5 – 15 minutes)
Item 2: Peggy Day - Coastal Pledge Campaign update (5 minutes)
Item 3: Roy Pitts - County HHS West Marin Food Program (5 minutes)
Item 4: Lynn Axelrod – Emergency Power Plan (5 – 10 minutes)
Item 5: Steve – Design Review Committee report (10 -15 minutes)
Item 6: The Future of Point Reyes Station (15 – 30 minutes)
May 14, 2020
Zoom Membership Meeting
Convened: 6:30 p.m.
February Minutes accepted without change
Supervisor Rodoni: Update
https://marinrecovers.com/ website concerning reopening of businesses. Site/business-specific reopening plans
County now has 24-hour test result turn-around. 15 minute is coming
Small village concerns on reopening of parks/beaches. County is watching data for impact of reopening decision. Suggests residents stay home on the weekends.
Wash hands – wear masks – 6 feet distance
Rest rooms in parks will reopen
900 parking citations issued since outset
No enforcement/crowd control in town unless deliberate coughing/spitting etc
Masks “should” be worn outdoors when near others, “must” be worn inside businesses .
There have been ten cases of Covid-19 in West Marin. So far, at least five have recovered. No deaths.
Design Review Committee
Strober Trust Coastal Permit/Use Permit:
Residential to commercial change of use. Septic and parking considerations. ADA ramp. No sidewalk (?) “Events” may be a future concern.
Point Reyes (gas) Station:
Parking plan revised. Space that encroached on “corner” has been eliminated
*Discussion of possible changes to Station House Café site
Adjourned: 8:25 p.m.
Some great info in here
PRSVA (Zoom) Meeting
May 14, 2020
Opening remarks - Ken
Treasurer's report - Laura
Approval of February Minutes
(Feb minutes went out (3/8) prior to the March mtg. which was cancelled.)
1. Update - Supervisor Dennis Rodoni
2. Covid-19 effect on us here in PRS - Discussion/Concerns
3. Design review Committee report - Steve
From: Van Gorder, Mark <MKV5@pge.com>
Sent: Friday, May 8, 2020 4:01 PM
To: Van Gorder, Mark <MKV5@pge.com>
Subject: PG&E Hosting Series of Webinars to Keep Customers and Communities Informed About Work to Prevent and Mitigate the Serious Risk of Catastrophic Wildfire
The Sonoma / Napa Webinar was this week May 6 and the presentation can also be found and downloaded at the following link.
The full webinar schedule, along with more information about PG&E’s Community Wildfire Safety Program, can be found at www.pge.com/wildfiresafety.
Mark van Gorder| Sr. Government and Public Affairs, North Bay
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PG&E Hosting Series of Webinars to Keep Customers and Communities Informed About its Continuing Vital Safety Work to Prevent and Mitigate the Serious Risk of Catastrophic Wildfires
Weekly events through the summer, will give customers an opportunity to get local information on wildfire prevention efforts and ask questions
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today shared that as its crews and contractors remain in the field performing essential work to maintain gas and electric service, improve the safety of the system, further mitigate wildfire risks, and reduce Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) impacts, the company also is taking the steps necessary to keep communities informed about this vital wildfire prevention and safety work..
PG&E is hosting a series of county webinars to detail the progress of its numerous actions being executed as part of the Community Wildfire Safety Program and share how any needed PSPS events in 2020 are expected to be smaller in scope, shorter in duration and smarter for customers. With these webinars, even amid the ongoing COVID-19 health impacts, PG&E will keep customers and communities informed about its continuing important safety work to prevent and mitigate the serious risk of catastrophic wildfires while keeping customers and communities healthy and safe.
The schedule has been set up so that customers in adjoining counties can participate and hear details specific to their county. The webinars will feature a brief presentation and provide ample opportunity for participants to ask questions and provide feedback.
“As we all work to meet the challenge of COVID-19, we also know wildfire season is around the corner,” said Laurie Giammona, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer for PG&E. “We want to ensure our customers understand the steps that we are taking in their community to prepare and improve for this year.”
PG&E has sought feedback and is listening to customers and communities about how it can do better, make improvements and take action. Since last year’s wildfire season, PG&E has participated in nearly 200 meetings with state and federal agencies, local emergency managers, local elected leaders, customers and community groups to listen, partner and improve. PG&E is continuing to conduct outreach to counties and tribes for coordination meetings, in addition to weekly webinars.
Given COVID-19 guidelines, these meetings have transitioned from in-person to web-based gatherings and the company continues to share its plans, seek feedback and make additional improvements.
This year, PG&E is enhancing and expanding its efforts to reduce wildfire risks and keep customers and communities safe. Changes reflect feedback from customers, elected leaders and other stakeholders. This includes:
The webinars will take place on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., beginning April 29 and continuing through the summer. The following are the webinars planned through May:
Although the webinar events will highlight work in the listed counties, they will be open to all PG&E’s customers throughout the service area. Closed captioning will be available in English, Spanish and Chinese, and there will dial-in numbers for those who aren’t able to join online.
PG&E will share the web address and phone number closer to each event. The full webinar schedule, along with more information about PG&E’s Community Wildfire Safety Program, can be found at www.pge.com/wildfiresafety.