Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Update: West Ranch Town Coucil Agenda 3/1/2006

AGENDA
WEST RANCH TOWN COUNCIL
March1, 2006


A. Call To Order/Roll Call
B. Approval of February Minutes
C. Treasurers Report and Banking Update

D. Presentation
1. Steve Teeman- re LAFCO Requirements and Timelines re Incorporation
2. County Presentation re Improvements to JK Park
E. County Updates
1. Parks and Rec
2. Bob Haueter

F. Committee Reports
1. Election Standards and Timeline, Budget and Seats
2. Security/Public Safety
3. Governmental Relations
4. Parks
5. Westridge and Southern Oaks Liaisons
6. Sunset Pointe Liaison

G. Old Business

H. Public Comment

I. Adjournment

Monday, February 27, 2006

Alert: West Ranch Town Council Meeting

The West Ranch Town Council will have it's regular monthly meeting on Wednesday March 1st at the Southern Oaks Community Pool clubhouse. Agenda will be posted shortly.

Alert: CalTrans I-5 Lane Closures

I-5 CARPOOL LANE FROM SR-118 TO SR-14
UPDATE #53

LANE CLOSURES FOR I-5 CARPOOL LANE CONSTRUCTION 2/7 – 3/4

Sylmar/North San Fernando Valley – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the following lanes of the Golden State Freeway (I-5), as part of a $41.6-million project to construct High Occupancy Vehicle, (HOV), or carpool lanes, on northbound and southbound I-5 from State Route 118 to State Route 14:

DAILY -- MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27 THROUGH THURSDAY, MARCH 2:

· 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. – One lane of northbound I-5 from I-405 to eastbound
State Route 210 on-ramp
· 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. – One lane of northbound I-5 from State Route 210 to
State Route 14
· 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – The Chatsworth Street on-ramp to southbound I-5
· 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – The westbound State Route 210 connector to
northbound I-5
· 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – The westbound State Route 118 connector to
northbound I-5
· 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – The southbound I-5 connector to I-405 truck bypass
· 9 a.m. 1 p.m. – One lane of northbound I-5 from State Route 118 to
I-405
· 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Brand Boulevard
· 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – The northbound I-5 off-ramp to San Fernando
Mission Boulevard
· 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – One southbound lane and the southbound auxiliary
lane from Chatsworth Street to eastbound State Route 118
· 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – The southbound I-5 off-ramp to San Fernando
Mission Boulevard
· 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – The eastbound and westbound San Fernando Mission
Boulevard on-ramps to southbound I-5
· 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – The Brand Boulevard on-ramp to southbound I-5


OVERNIGHT FRIDAY, MARCH 3 TO SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 4 – continued…


· 8 p.m. to 11:59 a.m. – The eastbound and westbound San Fernando
Mission Boulevard on-ramps to southbound I-5
· 8 p.m. to 11:59 a.m. – Up to two lanes of northbound I-5 from Balboa
Boulevard to State Route 14
· 8 p.m. to 11:59 a.m. – The Brand Boulevard on-ramp to southbound I-5
· 8 p.m. to 11:59 a.m. – The Chatsworth Street on-ramp to southbound
I-5
· 8 p.m. to 11:59 a.m. – The northbound I-5 off-ramp to San Fernando
Mission Boulevard
· 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. – Up to two lanes of southbound I-5 from Balboa Blvd
to State
Route 14
· 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. – Up to three lanes of southbound I-5 from State
Route 14 to eastbound State Route 210 on-ramp
· 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. – Up to three lanes of northbound I-5 from Roxford
Street to eastbound State Route 210 on-ramp
· 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. – Two lanes of northbound I-5 from Laurel Canyon
Avenue to I-405
· 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. – Up to three lanes of northbound I-5 from
eastbound State Route 210 on-ramp to Balboa Blvd.
· 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. – Up to two lanes of southbound I-5 from I-405 to
San Fernando Mission Boulevard
· 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Up to three lanes of southbound I-5 from
westbound State Route 210 off-ramp to Roxford Street
· 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. – Up to three lanes of northbound I-5 from I-405 to
Roxford Street
· 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. – Up to two lanes of northbound I-5 at State Route
14
· 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. – Up to three lanes of northbound I-5 from Roxford
Street to eastbound State Route 210

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Alert: HOA Meeting tonight @ 6:00 PM

The Stevenson Ranch HOA will have it's February meeting this evening at 6:00 pm at the IHOP. The meeting will include committe reports regarding Security, Landscaping and Civic events.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Alert: Pico Canyon Kindergarten Overcrowding

It is being widely reported that the kindergarten class for Fall 2006 at Pico Canyon elementary may not have enough room to accommodate all the children from the Stevenson Ranch area. As many as 35-40 children may need to bussed to the Oak Hills Elementary school.
The school board will be holding several meetings in the Ranch to get feedback from parents. The follow is the schedule for these gatherings; the first meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. March 7 at Pico Canyon School, 25255 Pico Canyon Road. The next two are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 14 and 28 at Stevenson Ranch Elementary, 25820 N. Carroll Lane.
For a full report check out this link to a Daily News story on the same topicL:
http://www.dailynews.com/santaclarita/ci_3488762

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Update: Attack on Hemingway

Last Thursday, January 26th, there was reported an attack/rape on Hemingway about 100 yards north of the fire station. Last night at the West Ranch Town Council meeting Sheriffs Deputies briefed the council members in an executive session prior to the 6:30 meeting. It appears that the local papers have gotten the story wrong again.
The Sheriffs department is involved in an extensive investigation and indicated that this case appears to have many unanswered questions. They don't believe that there is an attacker at large and stressed that this was an isolated incident and that the community is safe. However, the Sheriff Deputies did urge residents to use common sense when they are out walking, running or biking.
Further, the deputies pointed out that since January 1st 2006 crime in the West Ranch area has actually dropped. Conversely, crime has gone up in the rest of the Santa Clarita Valley. The top crimes in the valley are vandalism, auto break-ins/theft, and burglaries. Their advise is not leave valuables in your vehicles and to keep your garage doors closed.