|December 26, 2005||
Vol. 1 No. 5
Last Thursday, December 22, Mendocino County held the required public hearing for our restroom project. Because no one was present to contest the project and because the staff report recommended acceptance of the project, it was passed by the Planning Department. The last hurdle is the 30 day waiting period for written appeals. If none come in or if staff deems the appeal not significant then we will get full approval by the end of January. Written appeals, after the public hearing, cost $750, a significant deterrent for frivolous appeals.
Friends of Albion Planning Session for Adding Restrooms
The next item on our agenda is to have a meeting at Albion for the Friends of Albion on the third weekend in March (March 17-19). Keep that date open and join us to help plan the building project. We will need a number of different coordinators such as cooks, cleanup in the kitchen, worships, help on the building, etc. These individuals will be responsible for recruiting the necessary help and scheduling them for particular times during the summer. We need your help and suggestions so do come. The weekend at Albion is at no monetary cost to you.
My goal is to have the building permits in hand by the time we meet in March. Further, I am hoping to have individuals lined up, by this time, who can start the excavation for the sewer system portion of the project as well as the leveling of the building pads.
So, put March 17-19 on your calendar and call Dave Wiebe at Albion (707-937-5440), telling him that you will be attending this planning session.
Further Plans for Albion
What's the Latest with the Field Station?
First, we have cleaned up the new property completely except for about one dumpster load. If you have some time this spring we would like some help cleaning up this last bit of trash on our new property.
Second, we have obtained a permit from the Coastal Commission for a temporary bridge across the creek over to the new property. The bridge is installed and is currently being used.
Third, we have purchased a new-used Kuboda tractor for Albion. The tractor is diesel with very low hours and contains six attachments: (1) front end loader; (2) rototiller; (3) scraper; (4) back hoe; (5) wood splitter; and (6) brush chipper. Dan Brown, Director of Plant Services, will be servicing all the units and replacing the hydraulic hoses on his own time. John Fisher is offering this to us for $6,000, the tractor's trade in value. Those of us who looked at this tractor and the attachments feel like we are receiving great value for our money. If you would like to contribute to this project we would be very happy to receive your donation. Make sure that the donation goes through either David Wiebe or me so that it can be credited to the correct account.
Newsletter Written and Edited by Gilbert Muth, 305 Sky Oaks Drive, Angwin, CA 94508 (707) 965-2607
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