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WFFNA April 2013 Newsletter

April 2013

SPA3 Proposed Density Changes to the WRSP Plan

Public Meeting

April 10th - 7 PM - Chilton Middle School - Multi-Purpose Room

Signature Properties and City of Roseville Planning Department will give a brief overview of the project and answer questions.

Background:

In November 2009 Signature Properties submitted an application to amend the West Roseville Specific Plan (WRSP) to add 1,905 residential units and 6.2 acres of commercial land within the Fiddyment Ranch portion of the WRSP.

In December 2011, the applicant provided a written request to staff to discontinue processing the application due to financial issues associated with the ownership/partnership for the property/project. The application was ultimately withdrawn in October 2012.

The new property ownership group, ATC Realty One, LLC, is now ready to resubmit an application to complete the Specific Plan Amendment, with one modification. The quantity of additional residential units requested will be reduced by 245 units from 1,905 to 1,660. With the exception of this modification, the new project description, acreages, and entitlements will be identical to the project submitted in 2009.

The funding for the SPA3 SEIR (Subsequent Environmental Impact Report) work was approved by the Roseville City Council on January 16th, 2013.

We strongly urge anyone with concerns over this project to attend this meeting and ask your questions.

Read more here...

Please help our quest to build our local school libraries

Those of you who have been to our school libraries have seen the mostly empty bookshelves. Used book sales at the city libraries can provide children's books in library quality (hard backed and in good condition) for 25 cents each. Assistants are usually on-site to point you to the school age section where you can find thousands of books to select from. You may deliver your donated books to the Chilton Middle School librarian who has offered to go through the books and see that they get to the appropriate school--Junction or our new Fiddyment school for elementary level books, or kept for Chilton for middle school level books.

A special sale is currently available at the Martha Riley Library at Mahany--2 books for 25 cents until the end of March. The next regular book sale will be at the Downtown Library April 19 and 20.

Odor Workshop

The WPWMA invites you to a community meeting on Wednesday, April 24th at 7:00 PM at the WPWMA offices at 3033 Fiddyment Road located at the corner of Athens Avenue in Roseville. The meeting will include updates on planned projects aimed at reducing facility odors as well as an open forum to address resident questions. Please RSVP here

Read more here...

WFFNA Annual Garage Sale

WestPark-Fiddyment Farm Neighborhood Association will hold its 3rd Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale Fundraiser event on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The advertised time posted will be 9:00 AM through 2:30 PM. Both WFFNA and its participants last year were very pleased with their results. It provides an opportunity for the residents to recycle unwanted items while raising funds for future neighborhood events.

Only a $10 sign-up fee to participate. There is a sign-up deadline (so we can do the advertising) so sign-up now.

Get more information and download the sign-up sheet here

Crossing Guards Needed

The City of Roseville - Safe Routes To School Program is looking for School Crossing Guards for our schools here in West Roseville.

If you are interested contact them here

Bingo

Vintage Square at WestPark Senior Apartments (2351 Wharton Lane) has Bingo in the Community Room every Thursday from 5:30pm until 8pm.

Anyone interested in playing can call the Vintage Square Office at (916)773-2246 to RSVP.

WFFNA Monthly Meetings

are usually held the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM. During this school year, we will meet at Chilton Middle School.

The public is always invited and may view the agenda the Sunday before each meeting on the WFFNA website. An assigned Roseville Police Officer tries to be present at the beginning of each meeting (subject to duty calls) to respond to any questions you might have.

If you have any comments or would like to have any matters placed on the agenda, please contact us here. This is your association, and we appreciate your input and participation.

Police Encourage You to Stay-Connected

If you are not already receiving police and crime updates from the Roseville Police Department, here’s how to sign up:

1. Go to the City of Roseville’s website: www.roseville.ca.us/enotify

2. Click on “new subscription”

3. Check “Public Safety and neighborhood News,” and any other City publications you’re interested in. Fill out the information with your name, email address and any password you want, and hit “submit”.

4. You’ll automatically receive bulletins in your email at least once a week for as long as you want to subscribe.

Mark Your Calendars:

April 10 -- Public Meeting -- SPA3 Proposed Density Changes to the WRSP Plan

April 20 -- 6th Annual Celebrate the Earth Festival, Mahaney Park, 10 am to 3 pm

April 24 -- Odor Workshop, 7:00 PM WPWMA offices at 3033 Fiddyment Road

May 8 -- Public Meeting -- WestPark Phase IV Presentation, Chilton Middle School Library, 7 pm

May 18 -- WFFNA Annual Garage Sale, more info here

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Please do not assume your neighbors are receiving these important neighborhood updates. Please 'Print a copy' to take to a neighbor and/or forward via email to help assure all WFFNA neighbors are informed and alerted of these important neighborhood activities. Your support in the safety and quality of our neighborhood is greatly appreciated!

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About Us

The Fiddyment Farm Neighborhood Association is NOT an HOA and there are no fees or dues. We are here to:
•    To provide an open forum through which all members of the neighborhoods can participate in the identity, social culture, growth, development, and activities of the neighborhoods.
•    To identify and communicate the issues and concerns of the Association members to the Roseville Coalition of Neighborhood Associations, the City of Roseville, and other appropriate entities.
•    To keep all members of the neighborhoods informed regarding issues vital, or of interest, to the well-being of the neighborhoods.
•    To encourage and facilitate communication and cohesiveness among all the people of the neighborhoods. To act in cooperation with government and non-government agencies to preserve and improve peace, safety and property values in the neighborhoods.

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