The Sutter County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 to receive comments about the proposal by the California Department of Transportation to raise the speed limit to 65 mph on a 12.3 mile stretch of Highway 99 from north of Sacramento Avenue to south of Bogue Road.
In a letter notifying the County of its intent, Caltrans said the speed limit would be raised as a result of an Engineering and Traffic survey.
The existing speed limit is 55 miles per hour between Bogue Road and Oswald Road, and 60 miles per hour between Oswald Road and Sacramento Avenue.
Prior to the completion of the four-lane Tudor Bypass project, the speed limit along this section of roadway was reduced at the request of the County after a series of fatal accidents on the former one-lane stretch of roadway.
The Board of Supervisors will receive comments during its regular meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Hall of Records Building, 433 Second Street, Yuba City. The comments will be forwarded to Caltrans.
Sutter County Supervisors on Tuesday allocated $110,000 to help Reclamation District 1001 meet a local match obligation to fix a damaged levee that protects the Nicolaus Basin from flooding.
On a unanimous vote, the Board of Supervisors approved a budget amendment authorizing the expenditure of up to $110,000 to make repairs to a section of the northern Natomas Cross Canal levee.
A crack and slumping developed in the Natomas Cross Canal levee in March, in the midst of a series of wind and rain storms that battered Northern California. Although Reclamation District 1001, and Sutter County, declared a state of local emergency, no state or federal emergency funds have been forthcoming to fix the levee.
The Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County is featuring a new exhibit spotlighting the work of early art photographer Clara Sheldon Smith. An important woman photographer working in the Sacramento Valley at the turn of the 20th century, Mrs. Smith owned a portrait studio in Marysville and also took commercial assignments in the area. Her portraits combined sensitivity with informality to reflect her very unique style, bringing out the essence of her subjects through the glass plate negative. Her artfully composed landscapes and commercial photographs are also important now from an historical perspective. Her work spans the years 1896 to 1908.
Visitors to the exhibit may see a photograph of D Street in Marysville or Bridge Street in Yuba City and recognize buildings that still exist, but the unpaved streets with trolley tracks running down them will be a jarring reminder of 100 year’s interim. Many views reveal buildings or features long gone from our daily landscape