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Water District Gives Green Light To Park Project

Wilseyville, CA — Sandy Gulch Park in Wilseyville is one step closer to becoming a reality.

The Calaveras County Water District Board of Directors Wednesday unanimously approved going ahead with rezoning a portion of the district´s West Point Wastewater Treatment Plant for the park.

The 150-acre plant serves customers in West Point but is located in Wilseyville. The park would take up 20 of those acres.

The board also told staff to begin working out a lease with the park proponents and Calaveras County officials.

The park would include a combination baseball/soccer field, another smaller baseball field and an equine arena.

The Sandy Gulch Park and Recreation Council would operate the park through a memorandum of understanding with the county.

Council member Pat McGreevy says once the lease is procured, the council will apply for grant money through Proposition 40.

Initial work on the park will consist of mostly infrastructure projects including installing power, putting in an access road, parking, well, septic, a snack bar and storage.

The rezoning still needs to be approved by the Calaveras County Planning Commission.

Written by Vanessa Turner.