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Sutter County Bicycle Rodeo - No Cost Bicycle Helmets
July 26, 2011
The Sutter County Public Health “School’s Back In” Bicycle Rodeo will be held on September 17, 2011 from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. in the Sutter County Public Health parking lot at 1445 Veterans Memorial Circle, Yuba City. Available for ages Kindergarten through Eighth Grade only.
  • Test your bicycle skills in a variety of obstacle courses
  • Learn the rules of the road
  • Free bicycle safety check
  • Free helmet fitting station
  • Free helmets for participants (limited quantities, sizes, and colors/styles)
All participants must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Sutter County Redistricting Process Underway
July 20, 2011
Sutter County Redistricting Process Underway Sutter County residents interested in the future boundaries of supervisorial districts will have an opportunity Tuesday, July 26, to address the Board of Supervisors during a public hearing.

Following a public hearing on July 12, the Board of Supervisors reviewed three draft maps. After listening to public testimony, the Board directed that the County Planning Division revise one of the draft maps, and create a fourth draft map. The maps will be reviewed and additional testimony taken during the July 26 public hearing, which will be conducted at 7 p.m. at the Hall of Records, 466 Second Street, Yuba City.

In Sutter County, as in most California counties, supervisors are elected by district. There are five supervisorial districts that are required, by law, to be roughly the same size in population.

Following the 2010 Census, Sutter County embarked on a process to update the districts, in advance of the 2012 elections. Where the boundaries of the various districts are established has an impact on who is eligible to run for what district, and who can vote for which supervisorial candidate.

During a June 23 Town Hall meeting at the Sutter County Veteran's Hall, County Clerk-Recorder Donna Johnston explained the concept of "community of interest," and why this concept is important to developing supervisorial districts. After receiving public testimony, County planning staff developed the three draft maps which were presented at the July 12 meeting.

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Town Hall Meeting Maps:

Attention Child Care Providers
July 15, 2011
The Children and Families Commission is accepting applications for the 2011/2012 Lessons Learned child care provider class. The class will be instructed by Liz Lundberg. Participation is limited to 30 so apply now. Applications are due to the commission office by August 12 at 12 noon.

If you have any questions please call the office at 530-822-7505.

Sutter County’s “Mission Request” for Emergency Levee Repairs has been Approved
July 13, 2011
A section of damaged levee that protects homes and farmland in the Nicolaus basin of Sutter County could be repaired before winter.

The California Emergency Management Agency notified Sutter County by email Tuesday that the County’s “Mission Request” for emergency repairs has been approved. Sutter County Emergency Operations Manager John DeBeaux informed the Sutter County Board of Supervisors Tuesday afternoon he is hopeful the state will soon begin repairing a 1,000 foot section of levee damaged during severe storms and high water in March.

Sutter County and Reclamation District 1001 officials have attempted since the storms to identify funding to fix the slumping, cracked levee on the northern bank of the Natomas Cross Canal at Verona.

The levee is owned by the state of California, and maintained by Reclamation District 1001, which lacks the financial capacity to repair the levee on its own. Sutter County has been assisting Reclamation District 1001 find state or federal disaster funds, or some other funding source, to fix the damage before water rises in the canal again.

Sutter County Recognized as One of the Healthiest Companies in America
July 07, 2011
Sutter County and other area public employers together sponsored an employee wellness program which provided health evaluations to their active employees and retirees. They were recognized as one of the “Healthiest Companies in America” by Interactive Health Solutions (IHS), the leading provider of employee health management programs. Sutter County as part of Tri-County Schools Insurance Group (TCSIG) was one of just 44 companies nationwide honored with the award for 2010. These corporations have significantly improved employee health while reducing healthcare costs through employee participation in a prevention-based health program in the workplace.

This is the third year in a row that Sutter County and other area employer members of TCSIG have been recognized as one of the Healthiest Companies in America.

The program was confidential and protected the employee’s health information. The aggregated totals however tell a very positive story. The participants in the program year-after-year showed improvement in their health scores. This is the third year in a row that Tri-County Schools Insurance Group has received this award.

Defining the Urban-Rural Edge
July 06, 2011
Join Sutter County and Yuba City in a discussion on how to address the edge between the City’s urban development and the County’s agricultural and rural land. How would you separate the land uses along Pease Road, Township Road, Bogue Road, and the Sutter Extension Water District Canal? With different types of landscaping or walls? Through the addition of bike and walking trails? Or perhaps with linear parks and open space areas? Also, how wide should the buffer treatments be? Come provide your input at this public workshop!

When: July 28, 2011
  6:00 – 7:30 pm
 
Where: Yuba City Hall, Sutter Room
  1201 Civic Center Boulevard, Yuba City

This is the last of 3 workshops to be held this summer hosted by Yuba City, in partnership with Sutter County and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG). For more information on this project, please call Aaron Busch with the City of Yuba City, Community Development Department at (530) 822-4700.

Swimming at Live Oak Boat Ramp an Unacceptable Safety Risk
July 01, 2011
Sutter County Officials Temporarily Close Live Oak Park To Prevent Possible Accidents

The Live Oak Park and boat ramp on the Feather River was closed by Sutter County officials on Friday to avoid a conflict between outboard motors and swimmers concentrated at the foot of the boat ramp.

"The park will re-open as soon as possible," said Public Works Director Douglas Gault. "The presence of a number of swimmers in the boat launch area, who are unwilling to leave, presents an unacceptable safety risk to the public. This is an unfortunate, and unforeseen, situation that developed in the past several days and will require the adoption of a new County ordinance in order to outlaw swimming in the vicinity of the boat dock. We are working on the draft ordinance right now."

The high flows in the Feather River have covered sandbars that are popular as beaches. In search of swimming locations, a dedicated group of swimmers discovered the new floating boat docks at the Live Oak boat ramp.

Efforts to clear the area so that the boat ramp is available for safe launching and docking of boats have been hampered by clear legal authority to remove the swimmers, said Gault.

"Unfortunately, the swimmers have insisted on not vacating the area," Gault said. "Without a clear County ordinance establishing a prohibition against swimming at the boat dock, there appears to be nothing we can do to make the situation safe for all concerned but to close the park, and the boat ramp. We will re-open both when an ordinance is in place."

Gault said the timing of the closure, on the Fourth of July weekend, is sure to be upsetting to many who enjoy the park and the ability to put in a boat at that particular location of the Feather River.

"It is a nice facility," he said. "Unfortunately, we have competing uses for the boat dock area that are not compatible. We are working to resolve this conflict as quickly as possible."