As we were: Council rejects housing proposal

By From page B2 | March 25, 2013

Deibert Ken25 Years ago

March 25, 1988

Council rejects housing proposal in airport area

The Placerville City Council went against the advice of the Planning Commission Tuesday night, voting against a housing project that opponents said would threaten the nearby Placerville Airport …

Many supporters of the airport attended the meeting and warned the council that the housing project could threaten the existence of the airport, and that many other airports had been closed because of conflicts with neighbors over noise.

“We have a noise problem already,” said one man who lives in the area. “When jets fly over, it’s heart-stopping … I think the City Council would be very remiss to allow building in that area.”

Louis Tacconelli, an investor in the project, said that at a previous Planning Commission meeting, developers were led to believe there would be no problems with the project. He added that a $175,000 loan for the project is now costing $200 a day …

After the Planning Commission voted 3-2 in favor of the proposed subdivision, the Foothill Airport Land Use Commission recommended against it. Siding with the airport commission, the council voted unanimously against the project …


70 Years ago

March 25, 1943

Miss Tinney Is Summoned

Miss Hannah Tinney, 74, a native of Gold Hill and life-long resident of El Dorado County, passed away Wednesday at Placerville Sanatorium where she had been a patient for the previous week.

The funeral service will be at ten o’clock Saturday morning at St. Patrick Church. Internment will be at the family plot in the cemetery adjoining the church building.

Miss Tinney spent her earlier life in the Gold Hill district and moved to Placerville about thirty years ago, making her home since that time on Coloma Street with her sister Claire Tinney, to whom she was a devoted companion.

She is survived by one brother, John H. Tinney, and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Akin, of Sacramento, and Miss Claire Tinney, of this city.

She also is survived by … Leo Akin, of the old home place at Gold Hill …

The rosary will be recited on Friday evening at eight o’clock at Memory Chapel.


Borax For Klamath Weed Control Arrives

Officers of the Agricultural Conservation Association have been advised that a shipment of borax, to be used in Klamath Weed control, has been received at Sacramento in response to orders from farmers.


105 Years ago

March 28, 1908

Winners in the Hunting Contest

V. Avansino, Pleasant Valley, first prize, a fine double-barreled shotgun. Record — Bluejays 65, hawks 35, skunks 117, foxes 87, coyotes 25, cats 33. Total credits 3,250.

Earl Richardson, Placerville, second prize, a Winchester sporting rifle. Record — bluejays 113, hawks 8, skunks 100, foxes 37, coyotes 18, cats 12. Total credits 1903.

W. Vertrees, Pleasant Valley, third prize, a 22-caliber rifle. Record — bluejays 22, hawks 8, skunks 68, foxes 14, coyotes 2, cats 10. Total credits 812.

The animals and birds to be killed were classed as follows as to points: Coyote 25 points, bob cats and foxes 15, skunks and hawks 5 and bluejays 1 …

Ken Deibert

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