News for Tuesday Morning, October 16th
Local and state fire agencies will be conducting live fire training and a controlled burn on Tuesday, Oct. 16, between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Anderson Marsh State Park in Lower Lake.
The fuel to be burned is grass and light brush and the public may still see and smell smoke .
California State Parks conducts this live fire training periodically to control invasive plant species, fuel reduction, hazard assessment, and enhance coordination between local and state agencies.
During this training, firefighters will participate in mobile attack, handline construction, firing operations, fire shelter deployment, and fire suppression tactics and strategies
Fire restrictions on the Mendocino National Forest were lifted this morning at 12:01 a.m. as a result of lower temperatures in the area.
Visitors with a valid California Campfire Permit will once again be able to have fires outside of designated campgrounds, including wilderness areas.
The fire restrictions were put in place July 13 due to increased fire danger and hot, dry weather.
Despite the change in weather, fire season is not officially over. Fire Burn permits outside the national forest are still banned until further notice.
Brooktrails township has made a secret offer to Willits to settle the case between them over the cost of purchasing land for the new sewage treatment plant. The “binding offer” is good only until October 27th.
The township board proposed that two of them meet with two members of the Willits City council without any attorneys or staff present. The meeting would be moderated by Paul Rudansky who is familiar with the situation from earlier mediation.
A team of engineers and consultants last Friday unveiled the preliminary designs the Lakeshore Drive Downtown Corridor which runs from Olympic Drive to Old Highway 53.
Josh Meyer, director of Community Planning Programs, a nonprofit that worked with the Lake County Planning Council (APC), explained that the funding came from a $160,000 Caltrans grant.
Current efforts include upgrading Redbud’s boat ramps, as well as planned improvements at Highlands Park.
Improvements such as buffers, adhering to the American Disabilities Act requirements are all challenges for creating a proper road on Lakeshore Drive, the team explained.
Since parks are close to retail, amenities should be used to help boost the public draw of Redbud Park’s harbor, designers suggested.
Preliminary design suggestions included having only one side of parking, medians, on street and back-in parking, and bike lanes.
The grant continues with review and work coming back in late February.
At Friday’s presentation, more than 100 members of the public were on hand, double the numbers in other communities, the team reported.
A camera crew from the Discovery Channel also was on hand to document Clearlake’s latest event for a show about America.
The HazMobile household hazardous waste collection team will return to the Boonville fairgrounds parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, October 26 & 27, 2012.
Dangerous chemicals that can’t go in the trash are accepted by the HazMobile . The HazMobile is free to households but there is a limit of 15 gallons per vehicle per day . If individuals wish to dispose of more than 15 gallons, they must make a special appointment and a fee will be charged.
Small business waste is also welcome at the collection but an appointment must be made and a fee will be applied per gallon of waste.
The second Presidential debate will take place this evening at 6 so the KZYX New & weather will be at 5:30 pm and back at its regular time Wednesday at 6:01 pm.