Cambria Community Services District directors breezed through their meeting on July 26, mindful that they and their constituents have at least three more meetings on tap through Aug. 23. All are at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1000 Main St.
Upcoming district Board of Directors meetings include:
11 a.m. today (Thursday, Aug. 9), workshop on the community’s water supply project, at which directors are to discuss and consider direction to staff on a “reasonable range of feasible alternatives” that would be analyzed further as part of federal and state environmental- impact studies. The meeting also could include rough cost estimates for some projects, the relative ranking of projects being considered and a possible whittling down of that project list. A consultant is to demonstrate the software used to establish the rankings.
4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, workshop on revising how much the district charges when people use specific services, especially those involving the veterans hall. Water rates and connection fees are not being considered at this meeting.
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12:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, the board’s regular monthly meeting.
Also, staff said in July that the updated Fiscalini Ranch Preserve Management Plan could be considered by the county Planning Commission this month.
According to a July 26 written report by district General Manager Jerry Gruber and engineer Bob Gresens, the district could receive a public-review draft of the federal-level Environmental Impact Study and state-level Environmental Impact Report sometime in March 2013, currently being prepared by consultants to the Army Corps of Engineers.
The Corps is involved because Congress has allocated $10.3 million toward a desalination project for Cambria.
However, according to the Gruber-Gresens report, financial constraints, including a time limit imposed by the stimulus funds previously appropriated to the Cambria project, could change that deadline and the Corps’ ability to dedicate sufficient staff time to the project.