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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Future Improvements to Pasquale/Sewer Plant News

A few incouraging items from last nights meeting with Dist. 1 Supv. Nate Beason:
1. Some area's will be widened to provide better turnouts starting spring 2009.
2. New technology type guard rails will be installed in some area's in 2010, with $100K budget
3. Though Pasquale is considered a "secondary road" (Red Dog is a primary) and though there are only 400 homes out here, it does receive a great deal more attention than any other secondary road in Nevada County.
4. Plow begins plowing once there is 2" of snow on ground. Sanding trucks sand every 10-12 hours during storm/icy conditions. They always try to hit them early in am for commuters.
Nate reminds that despite the above, Pasquale will always be a narrow, curvy road with a 3000+ elevation, subject to icy conditions. Use your head when deciding to travel it during icy stormy conditions. ONLY SO MUCH CAN BE DONE by the county to make it travelable. Most folks at the meeting agreed that this years plow drivers did a great job of creating burms and pull-outs on the road, and driveways and mailboxes were far more excessable than in former years. I am trying to get the name of the drivers to let Doug Farrell of public works know who much we appreciate the plow guys attention to the above this year. (2 guys working 12 hr shifts)
SEWER NEWS: for you 83 homesites that are serviced by the sewer, you should be online with the new facility as of 1/21/09. Finally. Now, go tell your commode the good news! For the rest of us on septic (approx 300 homes in Cascade Shores) better keep up with the new regulations coming down the pike on septics. Watch for articles in the Union, KNCO and YubaNet.

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