A T.U.D. workshop examined benefits offered to employees.
The special meeting was held Friday afternoon in the T.U.D. meeting room. Employee benefits have been a hot topic in the community, as the district has been looking at raising water rates. General Manager Pete Kampa spoke at the beginning of the hour and half meeting, and indicated that he feels there may be some misinformation in the community regarding employee benefits. He said the purpose of the workshop was to talk about what benefits are provided to employees, why they are provided, and how much they cost the district.
Employee benefits cost T.U.D. around $2.5 million annually. To view a power point presentation detailing T.U.D. benefits, click here. (Select View Item)
The full video from the workshop is archived on T.U.D.'s website. Click here to view. Select the April 27th video.
Hear an update on Rope, Ride and Ribbit this weekend.
Numerous events are scheduled over the coming weeks surrounding the Amgen Tour, Mother Lode Roundup and Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee. This weekend's Mother Lode Views will feature Darrell Slocum talking about the Amgen Tour, Al O'Brien highlighting the Roundup, and Laurie Gianinni speaking about the Fair.
Taking place Sunday is the Gran Fondo ride, where bike enthusiasts have a chance to ride a portion of the Sonora Amgen Tour route. Later in the day is the "Bike, Trike and Ride" beginning at 3pm at Sonora Elementary School. Stage Four of the Amgen Tour leaves Sonora on May 16th beginning at 10am. Some of the top cyclists in the world will take part in the event, which is the largest bicycle race in North America.
Related to the Roundup, the Queen Pageant is coming up on Sunday, May 6th at the Sonora Elks Lodge. On May 9th is the Band Review at Sonora High School and on May 10th is the Calcutta at the Posse Grounds in Jamestown. The Mother Lode Roundup is set for Mothers Day weekend, May 12-13.
On May 2nd is the popular Capitol Frog Jump in Sacramento. Senator Ted Gaines is continuing the tradition started by John Garamendi. Lawmakers and staffers take part in a frog jump on the California Capitol steps. The Fair itself is May 17-20. Over 35,000 people are expected to be on hand. The Frog Jump portion often draws national media attention.
Sonora, CA -- A $100,000 federal grant is coming to Tuolumne County to help first time homebuyers.
The grant was awarded to Oak Valley Community Bank to provide down payment matching funds for people participating in Tuolumne County's First Time Homebuyers Program. It is noted that Tuolumne County plans to utilize a portion of the funding to assist homebuyers in the Parrotts Ferry Village, the 36 unit project organized by Tuolumne County Habit for Humanity.
The grant funding provides up to $15,000 to each participating household, matching up to $3 for each $1 contributed by the homeowners. For example, if a homebuyer contributes $5,000 for down payment and closing costs, they could receive a grant for $15,000. The grant would be forgiven after five years, if the homebuyer continues to own the residence. All households must be income qualified, earning no more than 80 percent of the area median income.
Assistance is on a first come-first served basis. For more information, contact Sheila Shanahan of the Tuolumne County Community Resources Agency at 209-533-6904 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Saturday's event calendar has 20 events listed, and it is the last Saturday in April, which means the start of stream fishing season. For a general over view of fishing in the area visit our Recreation section's Fishing page.
The City of Sonora's Annual Spring Festival is today, for more read the Newsmaker of the Day article here.
Volunteers will gather at the Fair Ground before going out to "Love Tuolumne County" for more read the news story, "Show Tuolumne County Love".
The 13th annual Children's Fair hosted by The Resource Connection is at Bret Harte High School from 10:00am-2:00pm. The event celebrates "The Week of the Young Child" a nationwide event. This free event draws hundreds of families each year and is one of the largest collaborative children's events in Calaveras County.
Also in Calaveras, the 24-hour Relay for Life walk starts at 9:00am at Calaveras High School in San Andreas. The Tuolumne County Relay for Life will be held next weekend.
The popular 3rd Annual "Who let the dogs out in Twain Harte?" parade and family fun day begins at noon, and there is a small entry fee per dog. All proceeds go to the Humane Society of Tuolumne County.
With warmer weather people are asking when the Sonora Farmers Market will start. It is scheduled for May 19th to run through October 20th. For information on other local farmer's markets and annual events visit our Annual Event page here.
For the 20 other events happening today, and more, visit the event calender.