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The Civic Minute: What’s happening at Citrus Heights City Hall?

The Citrus Heights City Council will meet this Thursday to hold a public hearing regarding a proposed 94-home development at Sylvan Corners, as well as vote on several items relating to other housing and roadway projects in the city.

The council’s Oct. 12 meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at City Hall, located at 6360 Fountain Square Drive. A summary of what’s on the 405-page agenda is included below.

Proclamations: The council meeting will begin with a pair of proclamations, declaring October as National Manufacturing Month, as well as the week of Oct. 8-14 as Code Enforcement Office Appreciation Week.

Housing Projects. The council will consider approving extension agreements regarding the Wyatt Ranch subdivision as well as the nearby Mitchell Farms subdivision. A staff report says the pandemic resulted in delays to required public improvements for both projects, resulting in the need for extending subdivision improvement agreements to May 31, 2024 for Wyatt Ranch and Aug. 31, 2024 for Mitchell Village.

San Juan Avenue. The council will consider approving a staff recommendation to increase the contract amount for design and right-of-way phases for Phase 1 of the San Juan Complete Streets Project from the current $443,000 contract to $547,500. A staff report says at the time of the first contract approval, the council was informed that an amendment “would be required upon completion of environmental studies and prior to final design.”

Public Hearing: Sylvan Corners housing development. The council will hold a public hearing prior to voting on a proposal to re-zone the 11.3-acre parcel at Sylvan Corners and approve a General Plan Map Amendment as well as a tentative subdivision map, design review permit and tree permit to allow for 94 homes to be built at the former Sylvan Middle School site.

Public Hearing: Federal Funding. A public hearing will be held regarding a draft action plan and funding recommendations for an estimated $600,000 the city will receive in federal Community Development Block Grant Funds.

A staff report shows allocations recommended for public service agencies from the grant funds are: $20,000 to Campus Life Connection, $16,000 to Meals on Wheels, $23,483 to Community Link Capital Region & Project Sentinel, and $30,517 to Sunrise Christian Food Ministry. An organization named Jake’s Journey Home requested $50,000, the recommendations do not include any funding for the organization. A limit of 15% of the total $600,000 is available to go to public service agencies, per federal guidelines.

Those wishing to make a public comment during the meeting can do so by attending the council meeting on Oct. 12 at City Hall, or by submitting a written comment beforehand using the city’s website. The deadline to submit comments online is 4 p.m. on the day of the meeting. See full agenda packet online: click here.

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