Welcome to another beautiful September and cooler weather! Your Copper Valley CSD Board members hope you will join us for the regular Board meeting of September 21, 2021, 2:00PM and the Lodge at Copper Valley. The meeting agenda and materials are posted individually on our website at: https://coppervalleycsd.org/2021-board-meetings/ and the full agenda packet is linked directly below. The Board will be welcoming Galen Gritz, a local civil engineer who has been engaged to serve as District Engineer to help us keep our roads and community looking sharp and functioning long term. Galen will provide a brief update on the status of the improvements being constructed in the new Quail Creek development and the infrastructure that is to be dedicated to the CSD on completion. Hope to see you there!
The Board of Directors of the Copper Valley CSD will be conducting its regular meeting at 2:00PM on August 17, 2021 at the Lodge at Copper Valley. As always, your CSD meetings are open to the public and you are welcome and encouraged to attend. At this meeting, your Board of Directors will be discussing a plan for the long term maintenance of our wonderful road system, selection of an engineer for technical project design, material specification, permitting, construction inspection and other professional assistance. We will also have updates on the agreement between CV Development Partners and the CSD for inspection and the conditions for acceptance of the road and storm drain infrastructure bein built in the Quail Creek development of Copper Valley. Hope to see you there!
The meeting agenda materials are available for download below.
The Regular meeting of your Copper Valley CSD will be held at 2:00PM on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at the Copper Valley Lodge meeting rooms. You can find the agenda and supporting materials at the link below, and we look forward to seeing you there! The Board will be discussing weed abatement policies for fire protection, the operation of the construction gate, and an agreement with CV Development Partners, LLC for the improvements being built in the Quail Creek area of Copper Valley.
The CSD Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 3:00PM on June 23, 2021 via video conference to discuss the need for removal of weeds and grass on vacant private property lots. The meeting is open to the public and you are welcome to attend. the meeting agenda is available below:
ATTENTION VACANT LOT OWNERS – IMMEDIATE ATTENTION REQUIRED
DRY GRASS AND WEEDS CAUSING FIRE HAZARD
The drought conditions and hot weather have taken a toll on the weeds and tall grass on vacant lots, causing an early start to fire season and earlier than usual end to our green rolling hills. During Spring of past years, Copper Valley CSD has notified vacant lot owners of the need to remove grass and weeds and if we didn’t hear from them and the lot was not cleared by Summer, the CSD would simply mow the weeds and send a bill. Unfortunately, this year the procedure had to become more formal with a written property owner agreement signed to allow the CSD to enter private property to perform the work.
In an attempt to simplify and expedite the property owner agreement and mowing process, if you own a vacant lot and would like the CSD to mow your vacant lot, we request that you immediately complete the agreement contained in this notice and return by email to: email@example.com. The fee for the mowing service is $75.00. Upon submitting the agreement form as soon as possible via email, please mail a check to the Copper Valley CSD at:
CVCSD PO Box 5158 Sonora, CA 95370
If you have any questions or concerns about the weed abatement process or schedule, please do not hesitate to contact the Site Manager Greg Hebard at 209-768-5678. Questions or concerns related to the property owner agreement or fee payment should be addressed to Office Manager Nicole McCutchen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to be holding our second in person Board meeting “Post-COVID 19” in person on Tuesday June 15, 2021 at 2:00PM. The meeting agenda and supporting materials are provided for download below. On our Board meeting page, you will find each of the agenda documents listed separately. We will be conducting a public hearing to take input on the adoption of a final budget for the 2021/22 fiscal year, as well as discussing the procedures for our annual weed abatement program on easements and vacant lots. We hope to see you there!
Each spring the Copper Valley CSD sends letters to the owners of vacant lots in our community, requesting that the grass and weeds on their lot be cut down for the purpose of reducing fire hazards. Unfortunately the letter intended for vacant lot owners was sent to all property owners in Copper Valley; both developed and undeveloped properties. If you do not own a vacant parcel, the letter you received does not apply.
We very much apologize for the confusion and hope to have any tall grass cut down on vacant parcels as soon as possible. If you do own a vacant parcel, please have the grass/weeds removed ASAP or return the form to authorize the CSD to remove the weeds and bill for the service. PLEASE be fire safe with any removal of dried grass and DO NOT use power mowing equipment that can cause sparks and fire! We appreciate your understanding.
The meeting agenda materials are available for download below. Please note that the agenda item 7c related to the adoption of standard drawings and details is listed separately due to the length of the file. We would love to see you there….virtually for now and hopefully in person for our May or June meetings, stay tuned!
During the next several months beginning today, April 15, 2021, Copper Valley CSD will be increasing Mosquito abatement activities due to warmer temperatures and increasing mosquito populations.
Work will include inspections of known and suspect mosquito breeding sites, such as irrigated lands, ditches, waterways, ponds, and wetlands. Mosquitoes will be controlled using integrated pest management techniques (IPM), including: applications of approved use pesticides to breeding sites and areas of high adult mosquito populations, mosquito eating fish in ponds and public education efforts. Additionally, the CSD will be increasing surveillance in attempt to detect mosquito-transmitted diseases, such as West Nile Virus, Western Equine Encephalitis, Zika and other vector borne diseases.
In most cases, spraying of approved pesticides will occur on Thursdays during the late afternoon or early evening hours. While the spraying activity does not present a health risk to residents, there will be noticeable odor. To minimize this problem, windows and doors should remain closed while the activity is occurring near your area and should remain closed for approximately 30 minutes after it is completed.
Residents are asked to assist in our abatement efforts by eliminating mosquito-breeding sites on their property and by reporting abnormal mosquito population to the CSD Maintenance Manager Greg Hebard: Office: 209-785-0100 Email: Hebardcvcsd@caltel.com