City Council to wrap up year

By From page A5 | December 12, 2010

It’s a light agenda for the last Placerville City Council meeting of the decade. A reception to bid farewell to outgoing City Council member and current mayor, Pierre Rivas, and a review of the Placerville Planning Commission’s recommendations to amend the General Plan Community Design Element Goals and Policies will wrap up the year.

The criteria for the rehabilitation of historical buildings as stated in the General Plan are the California state criteria, but the state guidelines have been unavailable for a number of years, states a memo from retired Community Development director, Steve Calfee, and the city has used the Historical District Design Guidelines document prepared by the Community Development Department as a tool for historic design review.

At the Dec. 7 Planning Commission meeting, the commission accepted city staff recommendation to use the  Secretary of the Interior Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historical Buildings criteria as the sole criteria for historical buildings in the city and recommended it for approval to the City Council with a 4-0 vote. The City Council will take action with regard to the approval of this item at the Dec. 14 meeting.

A brief reception from 6:30 to 7 p.m will be held in recognition of Mayor Pierre Rivas who is retiring from the City Council after two terms.

City Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Town Hall, 549 Main St., Placerville. Open session begins at 7 p.m.

Wendy Schultz

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