March 17, 2020 RHCSD BOARD MEETING CANCELLED
Below is the link to the Agenda for the originally scheduled RHCSD Board Meeting. The March meeting was cancelled due to the guidelines issued to restrict public gatherings and out of an abundance of caution to protect against risks associated with COVID-19.
PG&E System Upgrade Project on Stonebriar Drive Starting March 4, 2020
PG&E contacted the District in December 2019 regarding a state mandated system upgrade. The PG&E project consists of installing a RTU cabinet and solar pole to monitor its system. The location for placement of the requested solar pole was outside of the PG&E utility easement and needed District approval. At the January meeting this proposed work and location was discussed and approved by the Board for PG&E to make the upgrades as required by the State.
The work location is along Stonebriar Drive on the left side when entering from White Rock Road, before the Prima Emergency Vehicle Access (EVA) gate. This work is not related to development of the Prima EVA and is strictly for PG&E’s state system upgrade.
The original scheduled work date was March 16-25, however, the project was moved up and the crew started work today, two weeks early. Work will continue throughout the week. Traffic control staff will be on site daily to ensure safe conditions are maintained, but please be cautious of workers and equipment. We appreciate your patience with any inconvenience. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Chaney Hicks, General Manager
Rolling Hills Community Services District
PO Box 5266, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
(916) 235-8671 cell (916) 220-2737
Eco-Friendly Weed Abatement: Goat and Sheep Grazing
It’s that time of year…weed abatement and fire prevention time. Again this year the District has contracted with Capra Environmental Services Corp. to use livestock to graze District open spaces. The livestock are contained by low voltage fencing so please do not touch fences and remind children to stay a safe distance away. The livestock grazer has begun moving the livestock in to begin this year’s work. If grass and brush result later in the season, the livestock will return to re-graze.
The herder’s trailer will be located within the Fire Access Gate at the end of Winterfield and is authorized to be there. Capra Environmental will be using a water tank to move water from the park hose bibb to the livestock. Thank you for your cooperation with this process and enjoy watching the hungry livestock at work.
Voting Has Changed In El Dorado County
The Elections Department has asked that we share the information below.
El Dorado Hills Community Services District Implements Non-Resident Fee for Participation by Residents Residing Outside of its Boundaries in Programs and Recreational Activities
Several months ago the El Dorado Hills CSD Board of Directors adopted and re-introduced the non-resident fee. That fee is an additional 10% non-resident fee charged to any household that chooses to utilize the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s services or facilities, and is outside of the District’s Boundaries.
The Rolling Hills CSD, which includes in its boundaries the neighborhoods of Springfield Meadows, Shadow Hills, Stonebriar, and Sierramonte, provides neighborhood parks and other services for its residents. It is a separate and distinct special district from the El Dorado Hills CSD. The Rolling Hills CSD is not located within the jurisdiction of the El Dorado Hills CSD. This is often confusing because residents in Rolling Hills CSD also have the postal zip code for El Dorado Hills. However, the service areas for special districts do not necessarily follow postal zip codes. All households within the El Dorado Hills CSD’s jurisdiction contribute to the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of the parks and facilities located in that district through their property taxes. The residents of the Rolling Hills CSD do not contribute to the El Dorado Hills CSD. Such non-resident fee programs are not uncommon, and are an effort to address impacts onto the services and facilities provided by the El Dorado Hills CSD used by non-residents which the residents of EDH CSD are funding.
If you have additional questions about the El Dorado Hills CSD fees, please contact Mike Cottrell, Director of Recreation for the El Dorado Hills CSD at 916-614-3215.
Early Stages of Review: Idea under Consideration – Annexation of Rolling Hills CSD into El Dorado Hills CSD and Dissolution of the District
The Board of Directors will begin exploring possible annexation of the Rolling Hills CSD into the El Dorado Hills CSD, a separate and distinct community services district also located in El Dorado Hills. Unsolicited general information was presented to the Board of Directors about this concept. The Board determined it is in the best interests of the District to investigate the possibility of annexation and examine the pros and cons associated with the idea. The District is interested in the community’s opinions and welcomes feedback from its residents. The matter is on the Agenda for the April regular board meeting for a preliminary discussion. Please watch the future Agendas for more information on this topic.