Welcome to February, and today is a good day to check to see what is on the agenda for February meetings of the Amador County Board of Supervisors and various city councils for items of business interest. The search for this information was mostly fruitless because as of January 31, the county and most cities had not posted any meeting agendas…and some scheduled meetings were not even listed. In those cases, I’ll discuss interesting items on agendas and any minutes from January meetings.

Sutter Creek City Council

The Sutter Creek City Council meets tonight, February 1, at 7:00 p.m. The one item of note on the agenda is the consideration of a request to split an existing parcel owned by Campbell Construction and General Engineering into two parcels. The first, which is 5.26 acres, contains the business itself. The second parcel, which is 14.24 acres, is proposed to be amended to a Residential Estate property.

Pioneer CaliforniaThis property was identified as a possible site for low-income senior apartments in the 2014-19 General Plan, but the city no longer supports that assessment for a variety of reasons. There is only one pad identified in this new 14.24-acre parcel, but no residential building plans have been submitted. An access road to the new residential property will be connected to Greenstone Terrace as part of the plan.

Jackson City Council

The next scheduled meeting of the Jackson City Council is February 8 at 7:00 p.m. The only item of note from the Council’s January 11 and 25 meetings was the appointment of two new city planning commissioners as former commissioners Steve McLean and Chad Simmons were installed as new Councilmembers. The City Council approved the appointment of Max Godde and Jim Guidi to the Planning Commission.

Ione, Plymouth, and Amador City

The Ione City Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, February 2, at 6:00 p.m. The only item of interest is an update from city manager Lori McGraw about the city solar fields and city goals, some of which will likely affect business. The City Planning Commission also kicked off its general plan update at its January meeting.

Jackson Creek January 23 2021The next meeting of the Plymouth City Council is scheduled for Thursday, February 11, at 6:30 p.m., but no agenda has been posted yet. The only item of note for the Council’s two January meetings was that the city received a $65,000 CARES Act grant from Amador County.

The Amador City Council is scheduled to meet on Thursday, February 18, at 7:00 p.m., but there is no agenda for this meeting posted as of this writing. The Council accepted public comment about its proposed design review ordinance at its last meeting on January 21, and you can review this document on the city website.

Board of Supervisors

The only item of interest from the January meetings of the County Board of Supervisors was a directive given to county staff to study the establishment of a designated space for homeless people with vehicles to park overnight. Jackson Mayor Bob Stimpson and City Manager Yvonne Kimball made this request of the Board to work in tandem with cities on this issue.  The Supervisor instructed the appropriate county staff members to meet with members of the Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency (ATCAA) about funding this initiative and return to the Board with a report.

The next scheduled meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 2, at 9:00 a.m. There is no posting about this meeting as of this writing, so it’s unknown if the ATCAA meeting will be discussed or if a groundhog will make an appearance.

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