AM News for Wednesday, 10.23.13
Fort Bragg is holding a CITY DIALOGUE MEETING FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH from 8 AM – 10 AM at Fort Bragg Town
Hall TO DISCUSS the 2014 MAIN STREET MERGE LANE.
The purpose of the meeting is to continue a dialogue with downtown business people, property owners, and interested community
members about the Main Street Merge Lane
The Project is scheduled for construction in 2014 and will involve realigning Main Street between Oak and Laurel Streets to move the “merge lane” one block to the south and to install streetscape
Improvements similar to those implemented
throughout the rest of the central business district.
While Main Street will remain open throughout the
construction period, there will be impacts associated with the construction activities and the City is looking for opportunities to minimize impacts on local
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Members of the Karuk and Yurok tribes are begining
to extend high-speed broadband service to rural northern Humboldt County, following unanimous approval of a $6.6
million grant from the California Public Utilities
Commission last week.
The money covers just over half of the proposed $12.8 million Klamath River Rural Broadband Initiative
Project to install an 82.3-mile fiber optic cable from Orleans to Humboldt Bay.
A joint effort between the Karuk and Yurok tribes, the new cable will extend broadband service from Orleans to Weitchpec, Wautec and Orick. Once completed, it will reach 170 businesses and more than 600
households that either currently do not have service or are “underserved.”
The project is also expected to open service to 22
“anchor institutions,” including fire and police
agencies, tribal offices, health care clinics and
The remaining $6.2 million for the project comes from various USDA Rural Utilities Service grants.
The tribes have made a five-year pricing commitment of $30 per month for basic service to $100 per month for business class service, with a $50 installation fee that will be waived for the first two years .
The Ukiah Planning Commission is holding a public
hearing 6 pm Wednesday for a proposed Hertz rental car facility on South State Street at Gobbi.
Matthew Lundbeck has applied on behalf of the Hertz Corporation to operate a 4,650-square-foot car rental facility at 724 South State Street. The building has been empty since April 2010.
The proposed facility would include 1,485 square-feet of office space and lobby area, and 3,165 square feet of interior parking.
Operation would be 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday
through Friday, 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Saturday and
closed on Sunday.
The business would employ three full-time employees and two part-time employees.
A rental car facility is not an allowed use within the
C-1 zoning district, but Planning Director Charley Stump determined that the proposal would be an appropriate use if the Planning Commission approved a major
According to the corporation, only cars will be rented there, and no maintenance will be preformed there,
only "washing and general cleaning of cars."
The Ukiah City Council awarded a contract for work
to remove weeds and other plants from the park
surrounding the Grace Hudson Museum. The park's
trees are being evaluated to see if they will stay,
while all of the non-native plants are being removed.
The weed eradication work is the first step in a
renovation project that will utilize a $3 million state
Thanks to the UDJ for this story
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