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Dirt churned on Silva Valley interchange project

A who’s who of local officials and state representatives stood on a dusty hill in El Dorado Hills Thursday afternoon to kick-start construction of the community’s newest road project. Golden shovels turned the first dirt on a Highway 50 interchange project more than 20 years in the making — the Silva Valley interchange. El Dorado […]

Incorrect info given on Silva Valley interchange

EDITOR: The Clarksville Region Historical Society is responding to the comments made by Sue Taylor at the Board of Supervisors meeting June 25 2013 concerning items Nos. 70 and 72 relating to the Silva Valley Interchange. Sue Taylor has every right to voice her opinion on any issue as long as her information is correct. In this case […]

Silva Valley interchange: Construction could begin in 2012

EL DORADO HILLS — Nick Giannini has concerns. Seven years ago the Serrano resident bought his Mertola Way home, in part for the peace and quiet it provided. Last year construction noise interrupted his calm nights as crews worked on the Highway 50 carpool lanes and bridge improvements nearby. “When they were doing all the pile driving […]

County begins eminent domain action on Silva Valley property

El Dorado County Supervisors adopted a Resolution of Necessity to begin eminent domain proceedings to acquire one parcel in El Dorado Hills needed for the Silva Valley Parkway Interchange. Recommended by the county’s transportation division of the Community Development Agency, the resolution opens the process based on the determination that the project represents the “greatest […]

County moves toward eminent domain on Silva Valley project land

El Dorado County needs approximately 12 acres of additional land to begin building the Silva Valley Interchange at Highway 50 between Bass Lake Road and El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Negotiations with about 15 owners of separate target parcels have not been fully successful, and the county must begin the process of acquiring some of the […]

Supes OK Silva Valley Parkway EIR

Certified back in 1991, the Environmental Impact Report for the Silva Valley Parkway Interchange project had to be updated. Consequently the El Dorado County Department of Transportation prepared a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report that was approved by county supervisors during a recent meeting. Because of the “passage of time,” minor changes to the project and […]

Hwy 50 near EDH to close for blasting operations April 13

The Transportation Division of El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency will implement full closures of both directions of U.S. 50 between El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Bass Lake Road, as well as closures of the Latrobe Road on-ramp to eastbound U.S. Highway 50, the Bass Lake Road on-ramp to westbound U.S. Highway 50, and White […]

Don’t sign the petition

EDITOR: The usual suspects are at it again. Bill Center and his acolytes — John Hidahl, Ellen Van Dyke, Shiva Frentzen and Howard Penn. These folks are not talking slow growth, they are talking no growth. What does that mean for El Dorado Hills? Retail businesses with no new business, churches with no new believers, schools […]

Second initiative takes aim at growth

One week after Rural Communities United filed the county ballot initiative ”Fix Highway 50 Traffic First/Keep Us Rural,” residents behind the Shingle Springs Community Alliance (resident opposition to the proposed San Stino and Tilden Park development projects) filed “Protect Rural Communities/Fix Community Region Line Flaws,” which RCU spokesman and Measure Y co-creator Bill Center said might confuse […]

Break up CIP workshops

The five-year capital improvement plan for the El Dorado Irrigation District, which is updated every year, is a list of 153 projects that will cost $84.7 million between 2014 and 2018. That is $1.2 million less than the five-year capital improvement plan for 2013-2017 and $1.7 million less than the 2012-2016 plan. The 2014 component […]

Supes keep options open in White Rock Connector JPA

At the July 16 meeting, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors voted to move forward on two actions related to the Elk Grove-Ranch Cordova-El Dorado County Connector Authority Agreement (White Rock Connector JPA). The actions included requesting that the Joint Powers Agreement for the Connector Authority be amended to reserve the county’s right to consider […]

Connector JPA OKs design guidelines, finance plan

The Southeast Capital Connector Joint Powers Authority took a big step forward at its March 8 meeting at Rancho Cordova City Hall, approving project design guidelines and a finance plan. Both measures received unanimous support from the board: Chairman David Sander, Rancho Cordova; Patrick Hume, Elk Grove; Don Nottoli, Sacramento County; Jeff Starsky, Folsom; and Ron […]

EDH bicyclists organize and press for more bike paths

The growing popularity of cycling in El Dorado Hills has spawned several clubs and a bustling bike shop in Town Center: El Dorado Hills Bike and Tri Owner Erin Gorrell hosts multiple teams. She estimates that El Dorado Hills is home to 2,500 to 3,000 competitive riders and untold numbers of less serious pedal pushers.

County’s role in Capital-Southeast Connector project discussed

El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Chairman Ron Briggs referred to the proposed Capital Southeast Connector road project as a “35-mile-long subdivision.” Beginning at Highway 5 in Elk Grove, skirting Rancho Cordova, brushing Folsom and then running through El Dorado Hills, the “connector” would merge with Highway 50 in the neighborhood of a newly built […]

Knight, aide ready for new chapter

Four years ago John Knight predicted he would soon replace his 1984 Mercedes-Benz. Fortunately for the out-going District 1 El Dorado County supervisor, he found a way to address his wife Georgi’s complaints (she had to sit on a pillow in the driver’s seat) without giving up his beloved car. Georgi got her own Mercedes, […]

Nutting seeks second term

District 2′s Ray Nutting described his experience and energy as two attributes he would  continue to bring to a second consecutive term as El Dorado County Supervisor District 2. A veteran of two terms on the county’s governing board in the 1990s, Nutting told the Mountain Democrat’s editorial board  May 16 that there are many […]

Clarksville Day attracts 4,000, including descendants

Clarksville Day 2012 attracted an estimated 4,000 people on May 5 to the ghost town that predates El Dorado Hills, including a record number of ranch family descendants. Serrano’s original ranch residents, the Walker clan, were out in force to celebrate the 85th birthday of Mazie Carnell, who attended Clarksville’s one-room schoolhouse in the 1930s, […]

Mikulaco challenges incumbent

Ron Mikulaco is challenging John Knight for the District 1 seat on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. Mikulaco describes himself as “enthusiastic, passionate and hard working … a regular guy, a man of the people, not a career politician.” He came out firing at a recent candidate forum, proclaiming, “It’s time for ordinary […]

Supervisorial candidates vie for EDH Tea Party support

The Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills’ candidate forum last week included El Dorado County Supervisorial Districts 1 and 2. Both races have a standing supervisor running for reelection opposed by a single candidate. The similarities stop there, however. In El Dorado Hills-centric District 1, the incumbent, longtime local resident and activist John Knight is opposed […]

Report to JPA: Projects mostly on track

FOLSOM — The El Dorado County-Folsom Joint Powers Authority held its quarterly meeting Oct. 19 at Folsom City Hall to update the two jurisdictions on the status of projects of mutual interest, primarily the Highway 50-Highway 99 connector and Folsom’s developement plans for south of Highway 50. Folsom Mayor Andy Morin, who serves as chairman […]

El Dorado County Supervisor John Knight – ‘I’d go fishing’

“What you see is what you get,” was John Knight’s answer when asked if he had anything he wanted people to know about him — or not to know about him. No  wacky tattoos and no secrets. El Dorado County’s District 1 supervisor admitted, however, that he does enjoy a good cigar and a shot […]

Cap to Cap keys in on local projects

El Dorado Hills EDITOR: More than ever, itÕs crucial El Dorado County take every opportunity to bring home our fair share of federal funds. With unemployment hovering at 13 percent, we need to create new jobs and that means obtaining the funds that have been allocated to California. However, success requires that our elected and […]

EDH development discussion coming up; ballot measures planned

When the Board of Supervisors hosted a workshop to discuss growth in the county, so many people turned out Supervisor Ron Briggs opened the meeting with a joke about calling the fire marshal. “The room was overflowing,” said Ellen Van Dyke of the Green Valley Alliance, a coalition of local residents concerned about easing congestion […]

Supes OK proposed 2013-14 CIP list

Staff from El Dorado County’s former Department of Transportation, now a division of the new Community Development Agency, presented its proposed Capital Improvement Projects list at a recent Board of Supervisors meeting. An annual exercise in long-range planning, the new CIP includes some projects from the 2012 list’s “future projects” element. “The purpose of the […]

2010 bike plan has ambitious list

Transportation planner Jerry Barton named several El Dorado Hills representatives who helped create the commission’s 2005 Bike Transportation Plan, and others involved in its 2010 update. Barton recapped the three classes of bike trails and typical cost per mile: • Class I — a separate paved and striped path: $400,000 to $1 million-plus • Class […]

County Counsel Lou Green retires from public service

The longest serving County Counsel in the history of El Dorado County retired effective Friday Dec. 7. After nearly 17 years on the job, Lou Green said, “It’s time to find out what else life holds for me.” In a wide-ranging interview after his last El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Green described […]

Stop unmitigated EDH development

EDITOR: While I praise Supervisor Knight and the Board of Supervisors for their efforts to improve traffic conditions in El Dorado Hills, I also challenge them to think. Traffic is merely a symptom of the larger problem of overwrought development in El Dorado Hills, primarily along Green Valley Road and Silva Valley Road. The Silva […]

Dixon Ranch traffic study debated

The traffic study for the proposed 209-home high-density Dixon Ranch project predicts that it won’t bump any of 21 intersections studied to another Level of Service grade by 2016. The 6,892 daily trips anticipated at buildout in 2025 don’t fare much worse. With no mitigation, the report predicts that only two intersections would fall a […]

Dixon Ranch battle begins

Residents of the Highland Hills area in northeast El Dorado Hills oppose a 709-home, high-density subdivision proposed for 280 acres of the historic Dixon Ranch, located on their eastern boundary, between Green Valley Road and Serrano. On the surface the story looks like a typical “Not In My Back Yard” affair. But a deeper examination […]

Folsom approves Capital Southeast Connector alignment

The Folsom City Council was the first of the five jurisdictions in the Capital Southeast Connector Joint Powers Authority to pass a resolution approving the general alignment adopted by the JPA board of directors on March 7. The Folsom City Council voted unanimous support at its regular meeting on April 10. JPA Connector Executive Director […]

Southeast Connector JPA revises EIR, expands financing study

At a recent meeting of the Capital Southeast Connector Joint Powers Authority, held at Rancho Cordova City Hall, the directors formally rescinded certification of the Program Environmental Impact Report, prepared to recertify an amended report, and approved a financial study to fund construction of the project, including consideration of using tolls. Chairman John Knight, from […]

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Local transportation exec retiring

Kathryn Matthews is following another curve in her road. After almost a decade as executive director of the El Dorado County Transportation Commission, Matthews is  heading to Ashland, Ore., for the next stretch of her journey as a grandma, perhaps a teacher, or maybe something else entirely. In her EDCTC office, filled with plaques of […]

A dose of Dan: Welcome to pothole county

I mused the other day after dodging a series of significant potholes while driving on El Dorado Hills Boulevard that we should consider renaming our community “Pothole County.” Many of our local thoroughfares are in such sad shape that it makes citizens wonder if anyone is paying attention to road conditions anymore. Or have we […]

End in sight: Hwy 50 work wraps up this year

EL DORADO HILLS — Just one more summer — that’s all construction crews working on the Highway 50 carpool lanes project in El Dorado Hills need to get the job done. “Their patience is sincerely appreciated,” said John Kahling, deputy director of the El Dorado County Department of Transportation’s Construction division, of the residents who’ve […]

Residents get another look at Capital Southeast Connector

Quality of life discussions surrounded nearly every poster-board at the Capital Southeast Connector JPA workshop Tuesday evening, April 12, as residents, many from El Dorado Hills’ Four Seasons community off White Rock Road, studied a road project they say will ruin their peaceful neighborhood. “It just doesn’t make much sense to us,” said Sandra Parsons. […]

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