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Alpine Design & Review Board Meeting – August 12, 2019

 

Alpine Design Review Board / Final Agenda
Meeting Date: Monday, August 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Alpine Community Center (1830 Alpine Blvd., Alpine, CA 91901)
(619) 445-7330

Note: Action may be taken on any of the following items:
I. Call to Order – Roll Call: Peggy Easterling, Dan Wasson, Kippy Thomas, Carol Morrison,
Curt Dean.

II. Approval of Minutes – Correspondence

III. Public Comment – At this time any member of the public may address the board for up to
3 minutes on any topic pertaining to DESIGN REVIEW in Alpine over which this Board
has jurisdiction, and that does not appear on this Agenda. There can be NO BOARD
DISCUSSION OR VOTE on any issue(s) so presented until such time as proper public
notice is given prior to such a discussion or vote. Those wishing to address the Board
on any agenda item may do so at the time that agenda item is being heard. Each
presentation will be limited to 3 minutes.

IV. Review – Sinclair Gas Station building expansion. 2232 Alpine Blvd. Applicant Terry
Konja (Discussion and Vote).

V. Next Meeting – September 9, 2019. 7:00 pm Alpine Community Center.

VI. Adjournment

 

Disclaimer Language
Public Disclosure
We strive to protect personally identifiable information by collecting only information necessary to deliver our services. All information that may be collected becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists. In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and any County ordinance or other law governing the County’s disclosure of records, the County ordinance or other applicable law will control.

Access and Correction of Personal Information
You can review any personal information collected about you. You may recommend changes to your personal information you believe is in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error. If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact us. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

 

Submitted By Curt Dean (EMAIL ME HERE)

 

Alpine Design & Review Board Meeting – August 5, 2019

 

Alpine Design Review Board / Final Agenda
Meeting Date: Monday, August 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Alpine Community Center (1830 Alpine Blvd., Alpine, CA 91901)
(619) 445-7330

 

AGENDA
Note: Action may be taken on any of the following items:
I. Call to Order – Roll Call: Peggy Easterling, Dan Wasson, Kippy Thomas, Carol Morrison,
Curt Dean.
II. Approval of Minutes – Correspondence
III. Public Comment – At this time any member of the public may address the board for up to
3 minutes on any topic pertaining to DESIGN REVIEW in Alpine over which this Board
has jurisdiction, and that does not appear on this Agenda. There can be NO BOARD
DISCUSSION OR VOTE on any issue(s) so presented until such time as proper public
notice is given prior to such a discussion or vote. Those wishing to address the Board
on any agenda item may do so at the time that agenda item is being heard. Each
presentation will be limited to 3 minutes.
IV. Review – Sinclair Gas Station building expansion. 2232 Alpine Blvd. Applicant Terry
Konja (Discussion and Vote).
V. Next Meeting – September 9, 2019. 7:00 pm Alpine Community Center.
VI. Adjournment

Disclaimer Language
Public Disclosure
We strive to protect personally identifiable information by collecting only information necessary to deliver our services. All information that may be collected becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists. In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and any County ordinance or other law governing the County’s disclosure of records, the County ordinance or other applicable law will control.

Access and Correction of Personal Information
You can review any personal information collected about you. You may recommend changes to your personal information you believe is in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error. If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact us. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Alpine Community Planning Group (ACPG) Meeting (Agenda) – July 25, 2019

Alpine Community Planning Group
P.O. Box 1419, Alpine, CA 91903-1419

Notice of Regular Meeting | Preliminary Agenda
Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:00pm
Alpine Community Center | 1830 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, CA 91901

 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call of Members
  4. Approval of Minutes / Correspondence / Announcements
    1. Approval of Minutes
      1. June 27th, 2019
    2. Announcement of Vacancy on the ACPG for Seat #14. This is an opportunity for those interested in serving on the Alpine Community Planning Group to make a statement to the group about their credentials and desire to serve.  No recommendations will be made at this meeting.  The Group may make a recommendation at the August 22nd, 2019 meeting.
    3. ACPG Statement: The Alpine Community Planning Group was formed for the purpose of advising and assisting the Director of Planning, the Zoning Administrator, the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors in the preparation, amendment and implementation of community and sub-regional plans.  The Alpine Community Planning Group is an advisory body only.
  5. Open Discussion: Opportunity for members of the public to speak to the ACPG on any subject matter within the ACPG’s jurisdiction that is not on the posted agenda.
  6. Prioritization of this Meeting’s Agenda Items
  7. Organized / Special Presentations
    1. A representative from Padre Dam Municipal Water District will provide a briefing/update on the status of the East County Advanced Water Purification Program.  The East County Advanced Water Purification Program will create a new, local, sustainable and drought proof drinking water supply using state-of-the-art technology to purify East County’s recycled water. This water recycling opportunity would diversify East County’s water supply and reduce dependence on imported water. If the program moves forward, it will produce up to 30 percent of East County’s current drinking water demands. Presentation, Discussion & Action.
    2. DPW SPECIAL EVENTS ORDINANCE UPDATE – The County is updating the existing ordinance for “Special Events” in the right-of-way. Special Events include neighborhood block parties, athletic events, and parades.
      1. Why does the ordinance need an update:
        1. The current ordinance was established in 1965 and last amended in 1988.
        2. The original purpose of the ordinance was to promote parades.
  • There has been an evolution in the types and sizes of events within communities.
  1. There have been more athletic events than parades.
  2. Modern events impact the ability of residents to access homes, businesses, and roads.
  3. The current ordinance does not establish appropriate submittal timelines for reviews.
  1. The Ordinance update will:
    1. Include events that the current ordinance does not address (i.e. bicycle events, 5K runs).
    2. Define the process for obtaining permits.
  • Define community outreach requirements.
  1. Establish appropriate deadlines for advance application submittals.
  1. Special Event types and requirements:
    1. Neighborhood Block Party – 150 or less residents with 75% petition support.
    2. Medium Event – Up to 600 participants with information signs and mailers.
  • Large Event – 600+ participants with signs, mailers, community input, and social media.
  1. The County is requesting general feedback on the ordinance and on these specific elements:
    1. The ordinance limits permits to non-profit applicants only.
    2. The ordinance allows road closures for up to 24 hours without Board approval.

               Presentation, Discussion & Action

  1. Group Business:
    1. Subcommittee Chairs to submit list of subcommittee members for approval. Discussion & Action
  2. Consent Calendar
  3. Subcommittee Reports (including Alpine Design Review Board)
  4. Officer Reports
  5. Open Discussion 2 (if necessary)
  6. Request for Agenda Items for Upcoming Agendas
  7. Approval of Expenses / Expenditures
  8. Announcement of Meetings:
    1. Alpine Community Planning Group – August 22nd, 2019
    2. ACPG Subcommittees – TBD
    3. Planning Commission – August 9th, 2019
    4. Board of Supervisors – August 6th & 7th, 2019
  9. Adjournment of Meeting

 

Disclaimer Language

 

Public Disclosure: We strive to protect personally identifiable information by collecting only information necessary to deliver our services. All information that may be collected becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists. In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and any County ordinance or other law governing the County’s disclosure of records, the County ordinance or other applicable law will control.

 

Access and Correction of Personal Information: You can review any personal information collected about you. You may recommend changes to your personal information you believe is in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error. If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact us. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

 

Submitted By:
Travis Lyon | Chairman – Alpine Community Planning Group. P.O. Box 1419, Alpine, CA 91903-1419. 619.952.8607
travislyonacpg@gmail.com

 

Planning Group Members:

Travis Lyon – Chairman travislyonacpg@gmail.com

Jim Easterling – Vice Chairman alpjim@cox.net

Sharmin Self – Secretary sharminselfacpg@aol.com

Glenda Archer archeracpg@gmail.com

George Barnett bigG88882@cox.net

Roger Garay rogertax@ix.netcom.com

Charles Jerney cajerney@protonmail.com

Mike Milligan michaelmilligan314@yahoo.com

Lou Russo louis.russo.acpg@gmail.com

Leslie Perricone leslieperriconeacpg@gmail.com

Richard Saldano rsaldano@contelproject.com

Kippy Thomas kippyt123@gmail.com

Alpine Community Planning Group (ACPG) Meeting (Preliminary Agenda) – May 23, 2019

Alpine Community Planning Group
P.O. Box 1419, Alpine, CA 91903-1419

Notice of Regular Meeting | Preliminary Agenda
Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:00pm
Alpine Community Center | 1830 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, CA 91901

 

 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call of Members
  4. Approval of Minutes / Correspondence / Announcements
    1. Approval of Minutes
      1. March 28, 2019
      2. April 25, 2019
    2. ACPG Statement: The Alpine Community Planning Group was formed for the purpose of advising and assisting the Director of Planning, the Zoning Administrator, the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors in the preparation, amendment and implementation of community and sub-regional plans.  The Alpine Community Planning Group is an advisory body only.
  5. Open Discussion: Opportunity for members of the public to speak to the ACPG on any subject matter within the ACPG’s jurisdiction that is not on the posted agenda.
  6. Prioritization of this Meeting’s Agenda Items
  7. Organized / Special Presentations
    1. The owner of the property located at 2928 N. Victoria Drive, Alpine, CA (APN: 402-292-68) has applied for a Tentative Map Time Extension (PDS2019-TPM-21214TE). The project was previously approved by the Director of Planning and Development Services on March 23, 2016.  The approved TM authorizes a 3-lot residential subdivision on a 3.72-acre parcel.  The proposed lots would be a minimum 1.00 net acres in size. Access to the property is from North Victoria Road, a publicly maintained road. The project will be served by on-site septic systems and imported water from the Padre Dam Municipal Water District.  Fire service will be provided by the Alpine Fire Protection District.  The site is subject to the Semi-Rural Residential (SR-1) Land Use Designation, and Limited Agricultural (A70) zoning regulations.  There are no proposed changes to the approved TM design or conditions as part of this TM TE request.  The group may make a recommendation to the county regarding the proposed project.  Presentation, Discussion & Action.
    2. The owner of a business located on Alpine Blvd. has made a request for the County of San Diego to establish a “time-limited” parking zone at 2530 Alpine Blvd. The planning group may make a recommendation to the county regarding this request. Presentation, Discussion & Action
  8. Group Business:
    1. Subcommittee Chairs to submit list of subcommittee members for approval. Discussion & Action
  9. Consent Calendar
  10. Subcommittee Reports (including Alpine Design Review Board)
  11. Officer Reports
  12. Open Discussion 2 (if necessary)
  13. Request for Agenda Items for Upcoming Agendas
  14. Approval of Expenses / Expenditures
  15. Announcement of Meetings:
    1. Alpine Community Planning Group – June 27th, 2019
    2. ACPG Subcommittees – TBD
    3. Planning Commission – May 31st & June 21st, 2019
    4. Board of Supervisors – June 4th, 5th, 25th & 26th, 2019
  16. Adjournment of Meeting
  1. Disclaimer LanguagePublic Disclosure: We strive to protect personally identifiable information by collecting only information necessary to deliver our services. All information that may be collected becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists. In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and any County ordinance or other law governing the County’s disclosure of records, the County ordinance or other applicable law will control.

     

    Access and Correction of Personal Information: You can review any personal information collected about you. You may recommend changes to your personal information you believe is in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error. If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact us. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

     

    Submitted By:

    Travis Lyon | Chairman – Alpine Community Planning Group. P.O. Box 1419, Alpine, CA 91903-1419. 619.952.8607
    travislyonacpg@gmail.com

     

    Planning Group Members:

    Travis Lyon – Chairman travislyonacpg@gmail.com

    Jim Easterling – Vice Chairman alpjim@cox.net

    Sharmin Self – Secretary sharminselfacpg@aol.com

    Glenda Archer archeracpg@gmail.com

    George Barnett bigG88882@cox.net

    Roger Garay rogertax@ix.netcom.com

    Charles Jerney cajerney@protonmail.com

    Mike Milligan michaelmilligan314@yahoo.com

    Lou Russo louis.russo.acpg@gmail.com

    Leslie Perricone leslieperriconeacpg@gmail.com

    Richard Saldano rsaldano@contelproject.com

    Kippy Thomas kippyt123@gmail.com

Alpine Community Planning Group (ACPG) Meeting (Preliminary Agenda) – April 25, 2019

Alpine Community Planning Group
P.O. Box 1419, Alpine, CA 91903-1419

Notice of Regular Meeting | Preliminary Agenda
Thursday, April 25, 2018 at 6:00pm
Alpine Community Center | 1830 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, CA 91901

 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call of Members
  4. Approval of Minutes / Correspondence / Announcements
    1. Approval of Minutes
      1. March 28, 2019
    2. ACPG Statement: The Alpine Community Planning Group was formed for the purpose of advising and assisting the Director of Planning, the Zoning Administrator, the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors in the preparation, amendment and implementation of community and sub-regional plans.  The Alpine Community Planning Group is an advisory body only.
  5. Open Discussion: Opportunity for members of the public to speak to the ACPG on any subject matter within the ACPG’s jurisdiction that is not on the posted agenda.
  6. Prioritization of this Meeting’s Agenda Items
  7. Organized / Special Presentations
    1. The Alpine Community Planning Group previously recommended approval of a Site Plan for development of 17 residential units on the property located at 3087 Honey Hill Ranch Road, Alpine, CA 91901 (STP-15-013). The county has notified the owner of the property that improvements included in the proposed project will require the county to vacate 8 feet of right of way along 335 linear feet Suncrest Vista Lane to the project.  The county has requested a recommendation from the planning group regarding the vacation of the county right of way.  Presentation, Discussion & Action
  8. Group Business:
    1. Subcommittee Chairs to submit list of subcommittee members for approval. Discussion & Action
  9. Consent Calendar
  10. Subcommittee Reports (including Alpine Design Review Board)
  11. Officer Reports
  12. Open Discussion 2 (if necessary)
  13. Request for Agenda Items for Upcoming Agendas
  14. Approval of Expenses / Expenditures
  15. Announcement of Meetings:
    1. Alpine Community Planning Group – May 23rd, 2019
    2. ACPG Subcommittees – TBD
    3. Planning Commission – May 10th & 31st, 2019
    4. Board of Supervisors – April 30th, May 1st, 21st & 22nd 2019

 

  1. Adjournment of Meeting
  2. Disclaimer Language

    Public Disclosure: We strive to protect personally identifiable information by collecting only information necessary to deliver our services. All information that may be collected becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists. In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and any County ordinance or other law governing the County’s disclosure of records, the County ordinance or other applicable law will control.

     

    Access and Correction of Personal Information: You can review any personal information collected about you. You may recommend changes to your personal information you believe is in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error. If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact us. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

     

    Submitted By:

    Travis Lyon | Chairman – Alpine Community Planning Group. P.O. Box 1419, Alpine, CA 91903-1419. 619.952.8607
    travislyonacpg@gmail.com

     

    Planning Group Members:

    Travis Lyon – Chairman travislyonacpg@gmail.com

    Jim Easterling – Vice Chairman alpjim@cox.net

    Sharmin Self – Secretary sharminselfacpg@aol.com

    Glenda Archer archeracpg@gmail.com

    George Barnett bigG88882@cox.net

    Roger Garay rogertax@ix.netcom.com

    Charles Jerney cajerney@protonmail.com

    Mike Milligan michaelmilligan314@yahoo.com

    Lou Russo louis.russo.acpg@gmail.com

    Leslie Perricone leslieperriconeacpg@gmail.com

    Richard Saldano rsaldano@contelproject.com

    Kippy Thomas kippyt123@gmail.com

Alpine Parkland Meeting About Types of Facilities and Services Residents Want at New Park – March 5, 2019

Alpine Parkland Meeting NOTICE

Good evening Alpine. The Planing Group’s “Parks, Trails & Conservation Subcommittee” is planning a community parkland meeting on Tuesday, March 5th at 6:00pm at the Alpine Community Center. The purpose of the meeting is to receive input on the types of facilities and services Alpiners may want on a County-owned Alpine Community Park to be built on Wright’s Field. Jim Easterling, chairperson, George Barnett, secretary.

Alpine Community Planning Group (ACPG) Meeting (Agenda) – February 28, 2019

Alpine Community Planning Group
P.O. Box 1419, Alpine, CA 91903-1419

Notice of Regular Meeting | Preliminary Agenda
Thursday, February 28th, 2018 at 6:00pm
Alpine Community Center | 1830 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, CA 91901

Archived Agendas & Minutes – http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/pds/gpupdate/comm/alpine.html

 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call of Members
  4. Approval of Minutes / Correspondence / Announcements
    1. Approval of Minutes
      1. October 25, 2018
      2. January 10th, 2019
    2. ACPG Statement: The Alpine Community Planning Group was formed for the purpose of advising and assisting the Director of Planning, the Zoning Administrator, the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors in the preparation, amendment and implementation of community and sub-regional plans.  The Alpine Community Planning Group is an advisory body only.
  5. Open Discussion: Opportunity for members of the public to speak to the ACPG on any subject matter within the ACPG’s jurisdiction that is not on the posted agenda.
  6. Prioritization of this Meeting’s Agenda Items
  7. Organized / Special Presentations
    1. None
  8. Group Business:
    1. Oath of office for new group members.
    2. Election of Officers
      1. Chair
      2. Vice-Chair
  • Secretary
  1. Appointment of Subcommittee Chairs. Discussion & Action.
  2. Appointment of Parliamentarian. Discussion & Action.
  3. Subcommittee Chairs to submit list of subcommittee members for approval. Discussion & Action
  4. Group to review ACPG Standing Rules. Discussion & Action.
  1. Consent Calendar
  2. Subcommittee Reports (including Alpine Design Review Board)
  3. Officer Reports
  4. Open Discussion 2 (if necessary)
  5. Request for Agenda Items for Upcoming Agendas
  6. Approval of Expenses / Expenditures
  7. Announcement of Meetings:
    1. Alpine Community Planning Group – March 28th, 2019
    2. ACPG Subcommittees – TBD
    3. Planning Commission – March 8th and 22nd, 2019
    4. Board of Supervisors – March 12th, 13th and 26th, 27th 2019
  8. Adjournment of Meeting

Disclaimer Language

Public Disclosure: We strive to protect personally identifiable information by collecting only information necessary to deliver our services. All information that may be collected becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists. In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and any County ordinance or other law governing the County’s disclosure of records, the County ordinance or other applicable law will control.

 

Access and Correction of Personal Information: You can review any personal information collected about you. You may recommend changes to your personal information you believe is in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error. If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact us. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

 

Submitted By:

Travis Lyon | Chairman – Alpine Community Planning Group. P.O. Box 1419, Alpine, CA 91903-1419. 619.952.8607
travislyonacpg@gmail.com

 

Planning Group Members:

Travis Lyon – Chairman travislyonacpg@gmail.com

Jim Easterling – Vice Chairman alpjim@cox.net

Sharmin Self – Secretary sharminselfacpg@aol.com

Glenda Archer archeracpg@gmail.com

George Barnett bigG88882@cox.net

Roger Garay rogertax@ix.netcom.com

Charles Jerney cajerney@protonmail.com

Mike Milligan michaelmilligan314@yahoo.com

Lou Russo louis.russo.acpg@gmail.com

Leslie Perricone leslieperriconeacpg@gmail.com

Richard Saldano rsaldano@contelproject.com

Kippy Thomas kippyt123@gmail.com

Alpine Community Plan Update: Zoning and Design Guidelines Workshop – March 2, 2019

The County of San Diego’s Department of Planning & Development Services (PDS) invites you to attend a public meeting of the Alpine Community Plan Update: Zoning and Design Guidelines Workshop. At this workshop, attendees will learn about the community’s existing zoning and design review process, hear about the update of the County’s Land Development Code and provide input on future zones and design related policies for the Alpine community.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM at the Alpine Community Center (1830 Alpine Blvd., Alpine, CA 91901). Parking is provided on-site.

Visit the Alpine Community Plan Update website for more information and to sign up for our e-mail list:

https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/pds/CommunityGroups/AlpineCommunityPlanUpdate.html

For more information, please e-mail or call Sandi Sawa Hazlewood at:
Email: PDS.CommunityPlanUpdates@sdcounty.ca.gov
Phone: (858) 495-5465

My Take – Alpine Revitalization: By Mary Harris

My Take – Alpine Revitalization – By Mary Harris, February 2019

I am always happy to hear when Dianne Jacob is coming to town. She rolled in with her posse to head up the Revitalization Meeting. What follows are my observations.

While talk of integrating sports programs at Joan Macqueen Middle School with other community facilities and sports fields and venues were discussed, the bigger news was about the new park! Choosing to save the best for last, find details near the end.

Chamber of Commerce director, Alex Ward, had done his homework, providing multiple suggestions, including sprucing up the Triangle, the area behind the Tag Stop where Arnold Way and Alpine Boulevard merge at the traffic signal and renovating the ‘Welcome to Alpine’ sign.  He boasted of the project in which the Chamber has partnered with BCLT to install native plants and even native oak trees along Alpine Boulevard.

Mr. Green, of BCLT, shared his success in getting a grant that helped with funding the purchase of native plants and young oaks for the Alpine Boulevard project. The Engelmann Oak, a threatened species, was top choice for the tree selection, but it appears that the Coastal Live Oak was chosen instead, unless an Engelman was added since this writing.

Tom Myers, of the Historical Society, received grant money which will pay for the restoration of the concrete floor of the Carriage House. Grant money is available for projects deemed worthy, through the Community Enhancement Project. Ms. Jacob cautioned that the grant’s application deadline is coming up in March. Money went for the removal of eucalyptus trees at the museum site on Tavern Road, as well, and native Oaks were planted in their place.

Public Works was able to obtain grant money for improving a sidewalk at the Rios Canyon School. The ACPG chairman stressed improved circulation. The ACPG suffered a loss when Circulation Specialist, Jim Lundquist, resigned last year. Neville gave a detailed presentation explaining the needs of better circulation for the purpose of fire safety. More development necessitates road improvements.

The HIGHLIGHT was the announcement that the county is just steps away from purchasing long awaited parkland. On Wednesday, February 27 at 9 am. a public hearing will be held regarding this landmark purchase. It is almost time to break open the champagne bottles!  After twenty years of persistence, during which some of our elected officials had given up on getting a county park, we will finally taste the fruit of our labors. The maintenance issue was a hang up until recently because of a law prohibiting the county from being able to provide maintenance for new parks. Thankfully, that changed! Of the near hundred acres, ten to twenty acres are purposed for an active County Park. The remainder is slotted for open space. The County is considering options as to which nonprofit entity may be chosen to manage the open space part of the parkland.

Ms. Jacob clearly stated that Alpine shouldn’t short itself when it comes to choosing park amenities, and Bill Saumier, of County Parks and Recreation, assured me that a dog park will be included. Look for announcements of meetings encouraging community participation on Alpine Community Network, and the Alpine Sun. The rewards of becoming involved in the community where we live are feeling a part of creating a supportive environment for ourselves, our families, and our neighbors.

 

 

 

 

JMMS Sports Fields and a New Park for Alpine Update – February 6, 2019

Parkland for Alpine – Update February 6, 2019 – Submitted By George Barnett

Along with Travis Lyon, Jim Easterling, and Jon Green, I attended meetings yesterday hosted by Brian Albright, Director of Parks and Recreation for the County of San Diego. Mr. Albright’s executive staff also participated. Two major parkland developments for Alpine were discussed. Following are my personal observations:

Joan MacQueen Middle School Playing Fields:
Concept plans are completed, and Alpine Union School District (AUSD) is moving ahead. The County process for directing developers’ fees to the project from the Alpine Park Land Development Ordinance account was reviewed. Ordinance compliance issues were discussed, and were integrated into the timing schedule. A key component will be the preparing of architectural designs and cost estimates. The matter of well water and irrigation infrastructure for grass fields, and the maintenance of infrastructure over time, has been addressed by the very kind offer from an Alpine resident.

Alpine Community Park:
The County has completed negotiations to buy 98 acres of Wrights Field open space not owned by the Back Country Land Trust. Next steps include the Board of Supervisors final approvals on funding and acquisition expected later this month. Once escrow is completed and the land owned by the County, and once the County concludes an environmental survey of the land, the County will begin community outreach through the Alpine Community Planning Group (ACPG) and by County-hosted community workshops. Those efforts will include the solicitation of ideas, wants and needs from the community. The County expects to begin its outreach late April or early May. Environmental studies on the targeted land site have started. Those studies will indicate how much of the 98 acres can be used for parkland (as opposed to passive use as open space), and will give insight into the types of facilities that could be suitable under California’s environmental law. As Director & Officer of the Back Country Land Trust (BCLT), I pledged BCLT’s and its Partners resources in support to the County on biological resource land management, fire fuels reduction, waterway clean-out and restoration, on environmental education via BCLT’s Living Classroom Program in association with Alpine Education Foundation, and on habitat restoration.

By implication, through the sustained efforts of many, and due to the firm commitment of Supervisor Dianne Jacob to Alpine and to our children, Alpine is destined to have unsurpassed open space preserves, a community park, and refurbished, modern sports playing fields at its middle school! 😁

For clarity, the non-County attendees at the meetings were:

George Barnett (me); elected ACPG member & secretary of its Parks Subcommittee, director/officer of BCLT.
Travis Lyon; elected ACPG member & chairperson, elected Trustee AUSD, and director of BCLT. Jim Easterling; elected ACPG member and chairperson of its Parks Subcommittee; & elected member and President of Alpine Fire Protection District. Jon Green; Program & Outreach Director of BCLT

The above comments are mine personally, and are not intended to be those of the others attending.