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County Seeking Fifth District Reps to Fill Three Advisory Body Vacancies

October 24, 2013

Placer County is accepting applications from Fifth District community members interested in filling vacancies on three advisory bodies: the Fish and Game Commission, Foresthill Forum and Weimar-Applegate-Colfax Municipal Advisory Council.

Each advisory body has one vacancy. The Board of Supervisors has not set a deadline for filling the vacant positions, but hopes to do so soon. Fifth District Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery will review applications and recommend candidates for approval by the full board. The 5th District extends from Auburn to North Lake Tahoe.

The vacancy on the Fish and Game Commission is for a Foresthill representative. The seven-member commission advises the Board of Supervisors on issues that affect fish and wildlife in Placer County. It coordinates efforts involving habitat improvements, public awareness and natural resource education.

The County is particularly interested in receiving applications from Foresthill community members who are passionate about fish and wildlife and willing to actively seek out issues of interest and importance to the Board of Supervisors.  In recent years, the Commission has dealt with issues such as the proposed Garden Bar Dam, suction dredge mining regulations and state legislation that deals with fish and wildlife issues.

The commission normally meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Planning Commission Hearing Room at the Community Development Resource Agency building, 3091 County Center Drive in North Auburn. It meets up to 10 times per year.   

The Foresthill Forum and Weimar-Applegate-Colfax advisory group are among 14 municipal advisory councils set up to advise the Board of Supervisors on issues of public interest in unincorporated areas. Commonly known as MACs, the advisory councils are charged with gathering public comment on a range of topics, including land use, public works, recreation, law enforcement and public health and safety.

Members of MACs must reside, own property, or own or manage businesses within the MAC boundaries.

Meetings of the seven-member Foresthill Forum typically are held at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month in the Foresthill Veterans Memorial Hall, 24601 Harrison Road.

Commonly known as the WAC MAC, the other advisory council with a vacancy represents Weimar, Applegate and unincorporated areas around Colfax. It has seven members and generally meets at 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month in the Colfax City Hall, 33 South Main St.

For application forms, call the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors Office at 530-889-4020.

Completed applications may be delivered to the Clerk of the Board’s Office in person or by mail. The office is located at 175 Fulweiler Ave. in Auburn and the mailing address is 175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn, CA 95603.

Completed applications may also be scanned and e-mailed to mciafard@placer.ca.gov.

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