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Board Of Supervisors Approves Support For Kings Beach Drop-In Center

October 12, 2012

 

The Placer County Board of Supervisors committed $500,000 in state funding Tuesday to support the Community House of Kings Beach, a proposed drop-in center for mental health and support services.

The funds will help finance the purchase and renovation of a former motel and residence at 265 Bear St. in Kings Beach by the Community House of Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. The foundation has completed its purchase of the site and has started renovation work.

The property will be turned into a community center that will house the project’s three main partners: the Tahoe Safe Alliance, North Tahoe Family Resource Center and Project MANA. The center also will provide desks for other service providers, four individual counseling rooms, a children’s therapy area and designated space for family team meetings.

“This has been a long-identified need at North Lake Tahoe,” said board Chairwoman Jennifer Montgomery, the Tahoe area’s representative on the Board of Supervisors. “Having these services located in Kings Beach will help us, at the County, to do our job better and more efficiently.”

In a report to the board, the County Health and Human Services Department estimated the community center will serve about 3,000 people annually.

The $500,000 will come from funds Placer County receives from the state under the California Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). In a plan approved by the state in 2009, Placer County identified a community center committed to providing mental health and other services at North Lake Tahoe as a proposed use of MHSA funds earmarked for capital facility and technology projects.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors approved several actions that will allow Placer County to continue making progress on two important projects: development of a state-of-the-art communication system for local public safety agencies and construction of the final phase of the Auburn Folsom Road widening project.

The first project will create an integrated countywide radio network so local, state and federal law enforcement and other agencies can communicate with each other easily and quickly. Placer County is building the system in phases because of budget constraints.

Board members voted unanimously Tuesday to approve funding for two important components of the system: $335,676 for an upgraded digital trunking system from Motorola and $332,000 to build a communications tower and support facilities at Gold Run.

The Placer County Public Works Department hopes to go out to bid on the northernmost and final phase of the Auburn Road widening project next January and to see construction under way next spring.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve an $801,462 contract with Salaber Associates Inc. of Dixon for project inspection, material testing and construction management services on the north phase of the project. Funding will come from countywide traffic mitigation fees and fees collected by the South Placer Regional Transportation Authority.

When the project is complete, Auburn Folsom Road will be a four-lane thoroughfare from Douglas Boulevard to the Sacramento County line. In the final phase, the road will be widened from Douglas to south of Eureka Road.

The Placer County Board of Supervisors committed $500,000 in state funding Tuesday to support the Community House of Kings Beach, a proposed drop-in center for mental health and support services.

The funds will help finance the purchase and renovation of a former motel and residence at 265 Bear St. in Kings Beach by the Community House of Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. The foundation has completed its purchase of the site and has started renovation work.

The property will be turned into a community center that will house the project’s three main partners: the Tahoe Safe Alliance, North Tahoe Family Resource Center and Project MANA. The center also will provide desks for other service providers, four individual counseling rooms, a children’s therapy area and designated space for family team meetings.

“This has been a long-identified need at North Lake Tahoe,” said board Chairwoman Jennifer Montgomery, the Tahoe area’s representative on the Board of Supervisors.

In a report to the board, the County Health and Human Services Department estimated the community center will serve about 3,000 people annually.

The $500,000 will come from funds Placer County receives from the state under the California Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). In a plan approved by the state in 2009, Placer County identified a community center committed to providing mental health and other services at North Lake Tahoe as a proposed use of MHSA funds earmarked for capital facility and technology projects.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors approved several actions that will allow Placer County to continue making progress on two important projects: development of a state-of-the-art communication system for local public safety agencies and construction of the final phase of the Auburn Folsom Road widening project.

The first project will create an integrated countywide radio network so local, state and federal law enforcement and other agencies can communicate with each other easily and quickly. Placer County is building the system in phases because of budget constraints.

Board members voted unanimously Tuesday to approve funding for two important components of the system: $335,676 for an upgraded digital trunking system from Motorola and $332,000 to build a communications tower and support facilities at Gold Run.

The Placer County Public Works Department hopes to go out to bid on the northernmost and final phase of the Auburn Road widening project next January and to see construction under way next spring.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve an $801,462 contract with Salaber Associates Inc. of Dixon for project inspection, material testing and construction management services on the north phase of the project. Funding will come from countywide traffic mitigation fees and fees collected by the South Placer Regional Transportation Authority.

When the project is complete, Auburn Folsom Road will be a four-lane thoroughfare from Douglas Boulevard to the Sacramento County line. In the final phase, the road will be widened from Douglas to south of Eureka Road.

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