Headlines for November 13th 2013
Fort Bragg City Council addresses North Harbor Dr. Pedestrian Access
Ft Bragg Planning Commission delays hearing on Dollar Tree Store
The Mendocino Cardinals Demolish Pt Arena
The Timberwolves defeat Clearlake to advance to the Playoffs
Salmon Film Festival in Ft Bragg
This week the Ft Bragg City Council met in open session to discuss improvements to North Harbor Drive pedestrian access.
There is little or no shoulder for pedestrians to safely walk along either side the road.
Each year MCOG, Mendocino Council of Governments, the agency in charge of transportation funding for the county, meets to discuss transportation projects for the upcoming year. The “Overall Work Program”, which funds planning, not engineering or design, applications are due in early December.
Staff recommends applying for the “North Harbor Drive Pedestrian Access Plan”.
Noyo Harbor has been difficult for pedestrians to safely access for a very long time. The existing trail starts behind The Noyo Harbor Lodge and turns to dirt and rock halfway down the hill. There are some steep sections that make handicap access impossible.
The City Council discussed:
- A conceptual drawing outlining improvements to the road where the actual road will get moved to the east to make room for the sidewalk.
- Councilman Hammerstrom suggested looking into an elevator facility.
- Staff commented to the existence of an old road from the west side of Highway One down to the dredging spoils and from there to the harbor and beach.
Hwy 20 Regional Park.
After meeting in closed session 2 weeks ago, The City Council announced Tuesday they gave the approval to purchasing property on Highway 20 owned by The Mendocino Coast Recreation and Park District. This property was originally envisioned as a regional park with a golf course. It was supposed to be a major source of revenue to the Rec. District. The District abandoned these plans ten years ago amid controversy.
What plans the city has for this property will be addressed in future broadcasts.
The Dollar Tree Store was up for approval
At the Ft. Bragg Planning Commission meeting Wednesday night Mendocino TV’s cameras were there. The project was resubmitted to comply with the issues around 18 wheelers loading merchandise. The original plan was to do this on Franklin Street but since has been changed. Affinito owns the adjacent property and will develop it to allow parking and loading there. The hearing and public comment was postponed until the 30 day notice took effect.
The Mendocino Cardinals capped-off an undefeated season last Saturday in Mendocino by destroying Point Arena 72-28 in the first annual Redwood Bowl.
This was for the NCLIII 8 man high school football championship, and not even Jack Sparrow himself could have helped the Pirates as Mendo’s fast and furious Cardinals delighted the home crowd with an old-fashioned plunder. Congratulations are in order for this year’s Mendocino Cardinals.
The Timberwolves travel to the Bay area Saturday to open the North Coast Section C.I.F. Division IV football play-offs against the St. Mary’s Panthers in round one.
The Panthers are undefeated at home this year and put up 55 points in one game, 62 points in another and their highest output of the year was 70 points! The Timberwolves will have to bring their A game and play mistake free to pull-off an upset.
This weekend we attended “The Third Annual Salmon Film Festival”, sponsored by the Salmon Restoration Association.
The festival presented 30 plus movies about salmon ecology, restoration and culture. Internationally renowned as a cultural and environmental leader, speaking on behalf of her people, the salmon, sacred waters and sacred sites, Chief Caleen Sisk of the Winnemem Wintu was the keynote speaker,
You can get more information at, www.salmonfilmfestival.org