As we were: Planning issues are always in the news

By From page B2 | November 12, 2012

Deibert Ken


25 Years ago

Nov. 13, 1987

City Council approves new apartment complex


Opponents of a “high quality” apartment complex proposed for Big Cut Road failed to get enough Placerville City Council votes to prevent it. despite their charges that its density was too high.

The council voted 3-2 to uphold the Planning Commission’s approval of the site plan review. The decision came Tuesday night, when nearly 100 people attended the council meeting to watch and debate the issue.

Early last month when the Planning Commission deliberated the project, which calls for a 13-unit apartment complex between Big Cut Road and Benham Court, it met no resistance from the public.

Thus the decision seemed to clear the way for applicants Ted Spinardi and Sierra Land Design to proceed with development of the apartments, which developers said are geared towards senior citizens and could rent for around $700 a month.

But a resident later appealed the commission’s decision, forwarding the matter to the City Council …


60 Years ago

Nov. 13, 1952

Deputy Ernie Carlson Leaving for Ranching Enterprise in Arizona

Deputy Sheriff Ernie Carlson, criminal deputy in the office of Rowland Morris, is leaving the force to become associated in a cattle feeding operation near Phoenix, Arizona, Morris announced yesterday.

Deputy Sheriff Harry Clifton is being shifted to Carlson’s duties, Morris said.

Carlson, who has been with Morris for three and a half years and aided in solving most of the major crimes, including the Clarksville murder of 1949, has submitted his resignation effective December 1.

He and Mrs. Carlson will likely make their home at Chandler, Arizona, he said …

Morris said Carlson will remain a deputy of his staff, and was made an honorary deputy at large of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Posse, of which he has been a leading member.


Sheriff’s Posse And Sheriffettes See Show

Several members of the Sheriff’s Posse, Shereffettes and friends including Grant McCoy of the Nevada State Horsemen’s Association and Douglas Smith of the Washoe County (Nevada) Horsemen’s Association, attended the Grand National Horse Show and Rodeo at the Cow Palace Saturday …


110 Years ago

Nov. 15, 1902

Improvements at the Ohio House

The new proprietors of the Ohio House intend to expend a large sum of money in renovating and improving that property, and they are anxious to have Main and Sacramento streets macadamized in front of the premises. In order to have this done they offered to furnish any kind of crushed rock the city might name, on cars at the depot free of charge. The City Council accepted their proposition  and Marshal Hardy has ordered 150 tons of crushed rock for that purpose. The new proprietors of the Ohio have put up the money in advance to pay for it.


Grand Welcome

Grand Welcome at the Salvation Army hall, on Saturday, Nov. 15th, to Captain Heijne and wife. The Captain has been absent for a year and now returns to take up the Salvation work in Placerville …

Ken Deibert

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