RHCSD Monthly Board Meetings by Teleconference
Until further notice, RHCSD Board meetings are being held in accordance with the Brown Act as currently in effect under the State Emergency Act, Governor Gavin Newsom’s Emergency Declaration related to COVID-19, and Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued March 17, 2020 that allows attendance by Board Members, staff, and the public to participate and conduct public meetings by teleconference.
You may participate in the RHCSD Board Meeting via teleconference. We encourage you to login from a computer or dial in from a cell phone.
Please see Agenda for teleconference number and access code.
Link to Agenda below. See also Meeting Materials Posted on Website: Calendar – Board Meetings – 2021 Agendas & Minutes
July 20, 2021 RHCSD Board Meeting
El Dorado Hills “Save Our Sign” Committee Does Just That!
Thank you to the El Dorado Hills “Save Our Sign” Committee for its amazing and successful efforts to preserve and protect the iconic Monument sign that stands on the south side of Highway 50 in the Rolling Hills Community Services District (RHCSD) and which dates back to the early 1960’s. The committee is a volunteer group of EDH residents who, when they heard the plight of the sign and challenges faced by RHCSD for its maintenance, took immediate action to make sure the Monument sign remains as a welcoming sign to El Dorado County for years to come. With support from the non-profit El Dorado Hills Community Foundation, at last report the Committee has raised over $7,500 to pay for repairs to the sign, and the hope is that further funds will be donated for its ongoing maintenance. Work is expected to begin by the end of July. This is an excellent example of “community” at its best! For more information on the “Save Our Sign” efforts, history of the Monument sign, and ways to donate for its support, please visit www.edhsign.org
Construction Activity Over the County Line
As evident from the heavy equipment located on the Sacramento County (Folsom) side adjacent to the El Dorado County line and our District, construction activities in Folsom are beginning. The Folsom Russell Ranch development will include up to 10,000 new homes with the necessary grading, road construction, trenching and utility work. Folsom’s various projects involve many developers and different contractors. Residents have inquired about air quality issues and dust and other mitigation plans during construction. Since these projects will undoubtedly continue for many months or even years, you may find the following information useful. The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District advises that each development project requires an approved Asbestos Dust Mitigation Plan which sets forth the standards with which contractors must comply. Grading operations must be suspended when wind speeds are high enough to result in dust emissions crossing the property line, despite the application of dust mitigation measures and application of water prior to land clearing.
If you have questions, concerns or complaints, please contact the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District directly at (916) 874-4800 or toll free (800) 880-9025. You can also submit a complaint form on its website at http://www.airquality.org/Residents/Complaints
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 the idea of 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. Last spring, just as the COVID-19 pandemic was unfolding, the District received unsolicited general information from the El Dorado Hills CSD 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 will be on the Agenda for discussion at upcoming meetings of the Board.
RHCSD Playground Open; Updated CA Department of Health Guidelines for Outdoor Playgrounds
On September 28, 2020, the California Department of Health issued further guidelines for outdoor playgrounds and other recreational facilities due to COVID-19’s continued risk to communities. Please follow the recommendations listed below.
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The Rolling Hills CSD is reopening its playground to provide additional healthy outdoor recreation opportunities to residents. The District asks residents to take personal responsibility when using the play areas with their families by following required social distancing protocols at all times. The district also strongly recommends disinfecting hands prior to and after use of playgrounds. Playgrounds are open, however, the equipment is not sanitized; user discretion is advised.
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.