Acton Town Council Meeting Minutes, August 5, 2019 Approved

  1. Call to Order, Flag Salute, & Roll Call – Th meting was called to order at 7:00pm by President Jeremiah Owen.  Present at the meeting; Jeremiah Owen, Tom Costan, Troy Pieper, Jacki Ayer, Pam Wolter and Kelly Teno.  Absent; Dylan Lunde.
  2. Community Comments – The room was full of residents speaking about their concerns about a gentleman wishing to build 29 tiny homes in Acton.  Perry Goldberg the founder of (the gentleman wanting to build the tiny homes) spoke about how the County would not allow this project in Acton and he then spoke about a new project to build one home and make a farming collaberative for veterans to work and live until they get back on their feet.  There would be about 6 veterans on 11 1/2 acres on Forest View Rd which is off Angeles Forest.  Farm Worker Housing is a State project.  There was some concern raised that the veterans may have PTSD, mental issues drug and alcohol addictions.  He assured the audience that Veterans would be carefully screened.  It was suggested to him that he might update his website to reflect these new changes.  Chuck Bostwick from Supervisor Bargers office also reported that the County would not allow the tiny home project.  It was reported that RV’s are showing up on the sides of the roads because of having to leave campgrounds.  Deputy Martinez reported that they have ben citing people. Anyone not wanting people parking on their private property can fill out a Letter of Agency so the sheriff can cite them for trespassing and possibly get No Camping signs put on the property.  A property near Thousand Trails has a large amount of dumped vehicles, trailers, and RV’s.  The property is landlocked so they must get access through Thousand Trails or a residential property.  A resident reported that there is always lots of debris dumped on Santiago right before Stallion Meadows.  We should contact Patrick Holland from the County and if it is County controlled land then maybe they can fence.
  3.  Minutes of the Last Meeting – Tom Costan made a motion to approve the minutes from July 1, 2019 and July 15, 2019.  Pam Wolter 2nd the motion . The motion carried.
  4.  Treasurer Report – Bank Balance $652.05.
  5. Sheriff Report – Deputy Martinez asked that residents call into the station to report.  Too many things are talked about on social media and law enforcement can not react to this.  He requested that the ATC ask Public Woks for No Camping signs. Jacki Ayer made a motion to write a letter to Public Works requesting No Camping signs at locations around town including Antelope Woods, and the Bootlegger turnout.  Tom Costan 2nd the motion. The motion carried.    Jacki Ayer made a motion to contact the property owner at the end of Antelope Woods to ask if they would consider giving a Letter of Agency.  Tom Costan 2nd the motion.  The motion carried.
  6. Library Report – The August and September events were announced.  Monday September 2, 2019 the library is closed for Labor Day.
  7. Aidan Vidic -Eagle Project Update – Mr Vidic reported all that has transpired in his Eagle Project to date.  He met with Public Works and he shared the design they came up with.  County wants actual sign board to be 7 ft off the ground.  The ATC decided to ask the County to place the signs on a hillside so they would not need to be 7ft off the ground.  Mr Vidic was asked to give the ATC information on the costs.  We will post it on our website asking for donations.
  8. Thousand Trails CUP – We have only received comments from a resident about the concerns we raised.  Jacki gave a little history on the TT CUP nd spoke about our issues.  We have not heard back from the county planner Ramon Cordova.  Chuck Bostwick will look into it.  Jacki will re-send her letter to the ATC for comment or support. Jeremiah Owen made a motion on the hot topics, RWQCD EIR and impaired body to the County.  Jacki Ayer 2nd the motion.  The motion carried.
  9. Cactus Creek Compliance – Update – Neither County Health or Public Works have any record of a permit for the septic system.  No State permit, and no CUP or application for a CUP.  All this was summarized in an email to the County.  They are a 1000 ft from the river, we can’t raise concerns about Thousand Trails and not bring this up.
  10. Apollo Park – Tom gave background about why this was put on the agenda.  A resident had asked if we would look into asking Fish and Game to stock the lake so residents could enjoy it.  We should look at what the status is at the park as of now.  Tom will look into it.  If we decide to write a letter then we should ask the ARTC for support.
  11. Edison Fire Prevention/ Grid Hardening / Helicopter use – Jacki brought us up to date on emails she had written as a resident since we had not voted on it.  Edison has sent out notices about potential power outages.  This is something we should address.  Why did they do all the insulated wiring if we were going to still have outages?  Jacki Ayer made a motion that we seek intervener status on the CPUC proceeding for SCE Wildland Fire Mediation Plan.  Tom Costan 2nd the motion.  The motion carried.
  12.  Joint Council Septic / Santa Clara River Impairment – We have reached out and asked Agua Dulce Town Council if they would like to do a joint effort in this matter.  They indicated yes but would need to put it off until September.
  13. Announcements and Correspondence – BOS tomorrow to hear the revised Sustainability Plan.  Most of the ATC’s concerns were addressed in the revised version.  Jacki read the motion for the BOS and shared her concerns.  Jacki Ayer made a motion that we submit the Sustainability Plan drafted letter to the BOS and send Tom Costan to speak on behalf of the ATC.  Pam Wolter 2nd the motion. The motion carried.  Emails included from Lackey’s office about filing for funding from Parks and Recreation.  Could we use the money for a community pool.  LA County Development Authority Rental Tenant Survey.  August 22nd Chris Perry meeting.  Scam about Edison shutting down power and needing money
  14.  Councilmembers Comments – Pam reported that she is working with Oscar Gomez on directional signs.  He has agreed that signs are in the right of way and are a hazard.  He will contact Public Works Road Department.
  15. Committee Reports – The following committees had reports; ARTC – Katie Hill will be at the August meeting. September they will be talking about the voting procedures. Community Standards / Decorum – We need a better method to implement decorum.  Kelly will put together a committee meeting.  Emergency Response & Disaster / Resiliency Plan – spoke about CERT trailers. Pam spoke with Mike Hughes.  We still need someone to work on what Rob Peters started.  Leona Valley is having a ham radio class.  Beautification / Illegal Dumping – Large dumping of refrigerators at Boiling Point.  Film Coalition – Meeting August 22nd on filming and film ranch CUP’s.  We should ask for the Lancaster Field Office.  Traffic Safety – Spoke about areas where we could request more CHP.  Spoke about the trucks from the mine speeding down Aliso Canyon.  We should reach back out to the mine to have a discussion about this.  Trucks parked down Sierra Hwy near Crown Valley Road.  They are causing a line of sight issue and should be parked in the Truck Stop at 76 Station.
  16. Unfinished / New Business – Jeremiah named the ATC Election Committee.  The committee will be Pam Wolter, Jacki Ayer, and Jeremiah Owen.  There are 4 seats open for election.  Tom Costan, Troy Pieper, Kelly Teno, and Dylan Lunde.  Unfinished business; We have heard no communication on the ATC letter concerning the ARCO sign.  Jacki will reach out again.
  17. Items for the Next Agenda – LA County Homeless Initiative, Apollo Park continued talk, Sheriff Department meeting.
  18. Adjournment – 10:35pm
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