Council Meeting Recap: May 12
The Rocklin City Council meeting on May 12 was held in the Rocklin Event Center to better allow for in-person public comment while still adhering to social distancing requirements.
COVID-19 Business Re-opening Information and Support
The City is initiating a Business Support Program to assist local business owners in response to the COVID-19 impact. It includes allowing temporary promotional signage without requiring a special advertising permit, flexibility regarding payment of business license taxes, and temporary waiver of Fire Safety Inspection fees.
The City will also sponsor a “Shop Local” campaign through website and social media platforms, including a unique sign for business display.
Abatement on Sunset Whitney Recreation Area
City Council authorized the select demolition and asbestos removal of the main buildings at the Sunset Whitney Recreation Area (SWRA) to reduce trespassing and vandalism.
The buildings that had served as a golf pro shop and a clubhouse for the former golf course were dilapidated and attracting illegal activity, despite the structures being locked, boarded up, and surrounded by chain link fencing.
All non-load bearing walls and internal structures of the buildings will be removed, leaving support beams and allowing for possible future use.
Annual Weed Abatement Program
The City of Rocklin prepares for wildfire season each year, in part, through a comprehensive weed abatement program of open space and vacant properties. More than 900 vacant parcels owners were sent certified mail notices in April, alerting them that their property had been declared a public nuisance and requiring proper maintenance by June 1.
The City’s weed abatement contractor will inspect each property following the deadline and, if in compliance with City standards, no work will performed. If a property requires weed abatement, the property owners will be billed for the work performed by the City contractor.
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