This Week – DeTurk at Planning Commission

Apr 9, 2012 in Clean-up, Miscellany, Public Meetings

Two important dates for Westenders- April 12th – Public Hearing on DeTurk Round Barn’s Use permit at the Planning Commission and April 14th- DeMeo Park Cleanup. As a neighborhood that cares about where we live, we take part in changes and improvements that will affect the West End.  

April 12th, ThursdayDeTurk Round Barn Use Permit at Planning Commission.  This Thursday night S. R. Recreation and Parks Department will be asking the Planning Commission to modify the Conditional Use Permit that governs the operation of the Round Barn. In 2009 neighbors worked with the City for over six months and the impact from the weddings and events over the first year have been minimal. This is due to having a use permit that works. Now the Rec. and Parks department is asking for significant changes. What can you do? #1 Voice your objection to these changes by writing a letter or calling Noah Housh, City Planner, Department of Community Development – telephone 707-543-4322 or e-mail: #2 Attend the Planning Commission this Thursday, April 12th meeting starts at 4 p.m. but we are item 10- so this might start anywhere after 4:15 p.m.

Planning Commission Agenda        More info on proposed changes

Staff Report

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April 10th, Tuesday SMART public meeting regarding construction to begin on April 27th.  The first construction segment will be from B Street in Petaluma to Todd Road. In
addition, the contractor will be utilizing the SMART property at Railroad Square as a construction material storage and construction staging area. They will put up a fence around the SMART property in the next week. Construction activities will include replacing culverts and drainage features, followed by removing the existing rail, regrading the embankment, putting down new ballast (rock), building new track and tamping it down. Needless to say, there may be some dust and noise. The contractor has indicated that they will be able to process about 1,600 feet per 4-5 days. For more info contact Matt Stevens 707-521-0716 Location: Sheppard Elementary School, in the large gymnasium 1777 West avenue, Santa Rosa (off of Sebastopol Road) Time: 7:00 PM

Press Demo- SMART Construction Set to Begin in Santa Rosa

April 13th to April 22nd CABARET  – “A Glass of Cabaret!”  Songs of romance in the intimate cabaret setting of the Studio Theatre. 6th Street Playhouse and Napa Valley’s Lucky Penny Productions team up for this enchanting evening celebrating lovers and their libation of choice by “raising a glass to romance!” Riser Seats- $20 Table Seats- $30  Location: 6th Street Playhouse, The Studio Theater,  52 w. 6th Street Time: Fri & Sat at 8:00;  Sun at 2:00  See website for complete info

April 13th Friday,Darkside Tours Experience the dark side of Santa Rosa’s history. Hear and see true tales of murder, suicide and other ghastly tragedies of past Santa Rosa residents. Evening Tours – Space is limited. REQUIRES PRE-REGISTRATION $25 Tickets on sale Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 Location: S. R. Rural Cemetery located at Franklin & Monroe Streets Times:  No. 62187-  8:00pm ;  No. 62189-  9:00pm; No. 62188-  8:30pm;  No. 62190-  9:30pm

April 14th, Saturday-  DeMeo Park Clean up. Time for Spring Cleaning! The West End Neighborhood and Chop’s Interact Club will join forces to tidy up DeMeo Park. We plan to trim the bushes, spread bark, weed and groom the bocce court. We will then celebrate our clean park with a BBQ. Please bring your gardening tools (remember to mark them for easy identification), gloves and energy. Everyone is welcome. Hope to see you there! Location: DeMeo Park Time: 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. clean up; BBQ to follow.

Wineyard seeks urban niche in Santa RosaThe Press Democrat has a nice article about the Wineyard Collective. Many of us have already spent lots of time at D”Argenzio Winery but perhaps you haven’t had a chance to visit the Wineyard. It is a collective tasting room for four local wineries on of them is Shone Farm, the teaching farm for S. R. Junior College. It also has a beer tasting room. No need to drive out to far away tasting rooms… when there is a urban winery within walking distance!


Wineyard is a new West End sponsor

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