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November 2021 LOCSD ENEWS Online

LOCSD Looking to Develop a Community Dog Park & Needs Your Help
Ron Munds, LOCSD General Manager

 

Los Osos Dog Park Concept Plan

When I started working at the CSD a little over two years ago, the CSD’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (Committee) had two projects it was working on. The first was a pathway project that would connect Ferrell Avenue and the south end of 7th Street which was completed in June 2021, the other a Dog Park Concept Plan (Plan). The idea of building a Dog Park has been floating around since the mid to late 1990’s but for various reasons hasn’t had enough traction to move forward.

Work on the Plan was making some progress with conceptual drawings provided by a volunteer landscape architect from the Wallace Group, a local consulting firm. The tentative location for the park is on the vacant parcel on Palisades Avenue between the Community Park’s tennis courts and the Catholic church. The Committee was working on a public outreach strategy to gain input from the public on the conceptual plan when the COVID pandemic pretty much shut things down in March 2020.

At the last Committee meeting on October 19th, it was decided it was time to move forward and pick up where the efforts left off back in 2020. Coincidently, there has been some buzz on social media indicating interest from other groups and individuals to help support the development of the park. Partnerships and coordination of the effort will be the only way we will realize the completion of this project. There is much work to be done; the community will need to fully fund, maintain and operate the park. Since there is no direct funding source currently identified to sustain the effort, we will be looking for grants, community fund raising, in-kind service and any other creative ideas to raise money.

If you are interested in being part of the project, please contact me, preferably by email, at rmunds@losososcsd.org. The Committee will be continuing its planning efforts with our next meeting being on December 14th at 5:30PM. More information on the meeting and the work that has been done to date can be found on our website, losososcsd.org.

Notice of Public Hearing Regarding Voting Area Scenarios of a Board Of Directors District-Based Electoral System - Your Input Requested

 The Los Osos Community Services District invites all interested persons to attend Public Hearing on November 4, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. online at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86456192412 relative to the following:

CREATION OF A BOARD OF DIRECTORS DISTRICT-BASED ELECTORAL SYSTEM PURSUANT TO ELECTIONS CODE SECTION 10010

Public Hearing to receive community input on voting areas scenarios of five Board of Directors districts for elections commencing with the General Election in November 2022.

The Board of Directors will discuss, consider, and take community input on the voting area scenarios Board of Directors election district boundaries, and such other matters as may be related to the formation of Board of Directors districts. Draft maps of potential Board of Directors election district boundaries will be available at the Public Hearings, and an additional final public hearing will be scheduled. For more information, you are invited to contact Ron Munds, General Manager, at (805) 528-9370 or by email rmunds@losososcsd.org. Copies of the Staff Reports and any support materials will be available for public inspection in the District Office, 2122 9th Street Suite 110, Los Osos, California, or by visiting the District website at www.losososcsd.org. The Board of Directors may also discuss other hearings or business items before or after the item listed above. If you challenge the proposed action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Board of Directors at, or prior to, the public hearing.

The Board of Directors will discuss, consider, and take community input on the voting area scenarios Board of Directors election district boundaries, and such other matters as may be related to the formation of Board of Directors districts. Draft maps of potential Board of Directors election district boundaries will be available at the Public Hearings, and an additional final public hearing will be scheduled. For more information, you are invited to contact Ron Munds, General Manager, at (805) 528-9370 or by email rmunds@losososcsd.org. Copies of the Staff Reports and any support materials will be available for public inspection in the District Office, 2122 9th Street Suite 110, Los Osos, California, or by visiting the District website at www.losososcsd.org. The Board of Directors may also discuss other hearings or business items before or after the item listed above. If you challenge the proposed action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Board of Directors at, or prior to, the public hearing.

Reading Your Water Meter
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The water meter is an important tool for understanding and monitoring water use.  Your water meter keeps track of how much water your household uses. 

Most residential meters are digital.  A digital meter has a large dial and reads in a straight line, much like a car odometer.  It also has a red sweep hand and one complete revolution of that hand indicates one cubic foot (7.48 gallons) of water has passed through the meter.  Your meter is read by District personnel about every 60 days and the results are recorded in billing units. The number recorded is the number displayed with the white background in the picture.  The numbers with a black background are not recorded.   One billing unit is 100 cubic feet or 748 gallons. 

Left unfixed, leaks waste a tremendous amount of water and can develop into more serious plumbing problems.  If you have a leak, it can usually be detected at the water meter.  First, turn off all water uses on the property. Then check your meter for leaks.  Many meters have a small blue star or red triangle on the face of the dial - this is a very sensitive "leak detector" - even a small leak will be indicated by a rotating star or triangle.  If after a few seconds you see no clear movement, you probably don't have a leak.

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In addition to reading your meter there is a device you can purchase that will help you monitor your water usage.  It is the FLUME device. A rebate from the Los Osos CSD is available for all District Customers.  Visit the following page for more details:  https://flumewater.com/locsd/

 

DRAINAGE
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We are now entering the winter season. There may be chances of rain in the future.  This is the time to remind the public that only rain should go down the storm drain.

The LOCSD Utilities Department maintains four drainage pump stations throughout Los Osos.  They are located at the corners of Don Avenue and Mitchell Drive; 8th Street and El Moro Avenue; 16th Street and Paso Robles Avenue; and, 6th Street and El Moro Avenue.  

In addition to the drainage pump stations, LOCSD crews maintain five drainage retention basins in Los Osos. The drainage retention basins are Bay Oaks, East Tierra, and Tierra retention basins in the Bayridge Estates subdivision; Madera retention basin in Cabrillo Estates; and, Los Arboles retention basin in Vista de Oro.

Some areas in Los Osos have a history of flooding, especially during heavy rains.  The LOCSD is committed to addressing these flooding problems, working to provide information and solutions, and to promote assistance for residents impacted by storm water flows.

Sandbags are available for purchase at the LOCSD office 2122 9th Street Suite 110 during Lobby Hours only. The sandbags are sold in bundles of 10 for $4.50. Bring exact change or a local check.  Limit of 2 bundles per resident. 

The LOCSD provides free sand on a self-service basis for sandbags at the LOCSD Utilities Water Yard at 8th Street and El Moro Avenue.  Remember to only fill sandbags half-way to 2/3.  Do not fill to the top. 

 Upcoming Meetings

LOCSD is continuing with their regularly scheduled Board, Utilities Advisory Committee, Finance Advisory Committee, Emergency Services Advisory Committee and Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meetings. 

Information for each meeting and how to get connected will be available on the Agenda for each meeting. Agendas can be found on the LOCSD Website (losososcsd.org) which is posted a minimum of 72 hours before the meeting time.

Our upcoming meetings are:

  • Board of Directors Meeting Open Session - November 4, 2021 @ 6PM
  • Utilities Advisory Committee Meeting - November 17, 2021 @5:30PM 
  • Emergency Services Advisory Committee Meeting - November 18, 2021 @ 5:30PM
  • Finance Advisory Committee Meeting - November 29, 2021 @ 5:30PM
  • Board of Directors Meeting Open Session - December 2, 2021 @ 6PM
  • Parks & Recreation Meeting - December 14, 2021 @5:30PM 
  • Utilities Advisory Committee Meeting - December 15, 2021 @5:30PM 

For more information about the upcoming meetings for LOCSD, please go to our website, or click here

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