Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mariposa County 2011 Year in Review - July

A month by month look back at the top stories for 2011. July 2011.

Other months:
January 2011 - February 2011 - March 2011 - April 2011 - May 2011 - June 2011

July 2011 - August 2011 - October 2011 - November 2011 - December 2011

 Stanley Cup Comes To Mariposa On Friday, July 1
 The Mariposa County Grand Jury for 2010-2011 investigates Auditor complaint
In releasing the Final Grand Jury Report for 2010-2011 the Grand Jury looked into the Social Security miscalculation that surfaced in 2010. This finding resulted in thousands of dollars being paid to the U.S. government by the affected employees.
 Assemblymember Kristin Olsen holds a Community Coffee in Mariposa, California (With Audio)
Kristin Olsen mentioned that she concentrates on three areas, Government Reform, Job Creation and Local Control, that until changes are made in the way we do business in California we will not see economic revitalization in the State. She said the State has no economic strategy or goal. Supervisor Kevin Cann mentions that Mariposa County has just renegotiated a second tier retirement with all its labor groups. He said that ten to fifteen years down the road the effect of this will be huge.
 Catheys Valley Community Plan on Hold as Funding Dollars Wither Away (With Audio)
At the June 28, 2011 Mariposa County Board of Supervisors (BOS) Meeting the BOS considered providing an additional $28,800 to Hauge Brueck Associates for further work on the Catheys Valley Community Plan as this request was put on the agenda as a Consent item. With Supervisor Stetson making a motion to approve the funding but then no second the motion died and will come back before the BOS during the budget hearings. Kris Schenk agrees with Supervisor Bibby that the plan is at a similar point in the process now as it was back in June 2009. During this time Rita Kidd was raising her hand as she was trying to speak on the subject that was before the BOS. Chairman Allen noted that the Consent Agenda Items time for public comment was earlier in the day. Supervisor Stetson listens to County Counsel Steve Dahlem on the rules about public comment. Mr. Dahlem mentions that the Chairman could open it up for public comment if he wanted to.
 CalTrans Up-date On the Ferguson Rock Slide - July 12, 2011 (With Audio)
 CalTrans had a presentation on the Ferguson Rock Slide at the Tuesday, July 12, 2011 Mariposa County Board of Supervisor meeting. CalTrans seems to be leaning towards building either the rock shed or the tunnel as they are submitting paperwork that has to do with the salamander that lives on the south side of the Merced River. Whichever plan that is finally decided on they anticipate the project to be completed by Spring 2017.
 Marsden Receives Golden Apple Award
 The Mariposa County Arts Council congratulates Les Marsden, Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Founder/Conductor, on being awarded the "Golden Apple Award". The Golden Apple is an annual award from the Mariposa-Madera County Charter of the Association of Calif. School Administrators. Marsden was honored for his "dedication and commitment to the Mariposa County Unified School District" after being nominated by the Mariposa County Unified School District.
 Redistricting in Mariposa County (with Audio)
 Tom Hanks Generously Donates $5, 000 To The Mariposa Grizzly Band

 Governor Signs ABX1 29 Imposing Fire Protection Fee
 Mariposa County Wins Twice at the 2011 California State Fair
 Mariposa's Men's Synchronized Swim Team Perform Swimmingly

 Mist Trail Temporarily Closed In Yosemite National Park, Rangers are currently on scene conducting a search and rescue operation, unconfirmed reports of one or more visitors going over Vernal Fall
 Yosemite National Park: Three Hikers Swept Over Vernal Fall
 Three Visitors Swept Over Vernal Fall In Yosemite National Park Presumed Dead
 Cousin Jack Music Foundation releases new CD “Sounds of the Foothills”
 New Mariposa County Park Fees Delayed (With Audio)
 Supervisor Allen said he would like to see this item come back with some corrections and explanations. Supervisor Stetson agreed but said that we do need to jack up the fees a bit.
 New Members in Coulterville IOOF
 Mariposa IOOF Conferred Two 'First Degree' Members
 Yosemite National Park Unveils Largest Solar Energy System in the National Park System
 Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Pink Slip the Director of Public Works Allen Toschi (With Audio)
 Madera and Mariposa County Weather Related Fires on July 31, 2011
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