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               What's New!

    Ongoing--Summer Reading program at library  
     July 4th--Practice Safe and Sane Fireworks 
    July 9 ---wolves at library 
    July 9-- San Miguel CSD workshop on water conservation
    July 10 --Community Bingo at Sr. Center
    July 22---San Miguel Advisory Council mtg.
    July 23 --Chinese dance performance at library
    July 24---Community Bingo at Sr. Center 
    July 25--
    Community Pancake Breakfast at Sr. Center
    August 1 --SMFFA clean up
    Aug. 11--Co. Supervisors hearing on closure of K St. as part of Parks expansion
    Aug. 13--San Miguel School Dist. board of Trustees Mtg. 6:30pm

    Enjoy the holiday but remember to use only Safe
    and Sane fireworks 
     July 4th and
     purchased at one of the two locat
    ions where it is available in San Miguel
     . Anything else is illegal and subject to fines of $500-$1000.  Safe and Sane fire works are available on K St, close to 10th and on Mission St. close to CSD.  
    *Provide at least 50 ft. radius clear of all combustible materials
    *Provide an adequate water supply consisting of at least 5/8 " garden hose with adjustable changed pressure nozzle                             *Follow firework instructions on usage & discharge.

    *Do not discharge fireworks in windy condition, greater than 5 mph or when sparks can carry outside safety zone.*Adult supervision (over 18) at all times.*NEVER Point or Throw any fireworks*Dispose of expended fireworks in safe manner.  Soaked in water for at least 30 minutes and disposed in outside trash can.
    Failure to comply with requirements may result in citations  & fines.

    San Miguel Library Offers Great Opportunities for  children 

    Summer Reading Program:    Children sign up to read 10 books or have 20 books read to them.   Prizes include a free book, book bag, and lots of coupons for free things.    FREE FAMILY SHOWS in July:   JULY 9 at 3PM learn about the live wolves at the library, JULY 23 at 3PM, enjoy traditional Chinese dance performance.  ESPECIALLY FOR teens entering grades 6-12:  Duct Tape Crafts on July 16 at 3 PM--sign up beforehand.               It's fun!  It's free.  It's a great way to enjoy the fun of  reading and learning.  


     Anthony Kalvans enters
     Supervisor's Race

                                                                                           San Miguel Senior Citizens hosts
  •  Bi-monthly Bingo at Senior Center East 12th St.  
    Bingo the 2nd and 4th Friday  
    They invite all interested adults to join in.  Doors open at 6 pm. They play 10 games at  only 50 cents per card and you can enjoy refreshment while you play.  Also, once a month they host a Sunday morning Pancake Breakfast from 8:30-11:30. Scheduled on the last Sunday of each month,  


    Board Meeting Actions

    The CSD Regular Board meeting on June 25th approved the 2015 delinquent sewer/water charges to be collected on tax roll, heard various reports from District Standing Committees and approved a 2-year Fiscal Year Budgets for 2015-16 and 2016-17 operations and capital improvements.  Board approved budgets to allow operation improvements and a moderate increase in expenditures that remedy deferred maintenance, sets aside “rainy day” replacement and vehicle replacement reserves and establishes an investment category for optimizing District funds for future needs.

    Board also discussed when to hold a special workshop for public input about a proposed water conservation ordinance and agreed to hold the planned workshop on July 9th.

    In other news, the Board was advised that proposed park expansion and closing K Street by County Parks Department will be heard by Board of Supervisors on August 11th. 

    Board Workshop on July 9, 2015 about a proposed water conservation ordinance 

     A review and discussion about an Ad-Hoc Committee recommendation to adopt a water conservation ordinance which would, if approved, set various levels of water conservation measures to be imposed.  In the event that the drought conditions persist and/or worsen, the Board could enact conservation steps to conserve drinking water.  The Governor Brown asked all state water agencies to promote and support efforts to achieve 25% reduction in local drinking supplies, especially those receiving water from the State Water Project and the Colorado River. Governor’s office is using the State Water Resources Board to work out how best to achieve this statewide target/reduction of 25%.  Groundwater sources and supplies are also receiving special scrutiny by State officials.  Conservation is considered a statewide problem in this time of extreme or severe drought conditions.  The uncertainty about the persistence of drought conditions is a concern for all water supply agencies.

    For more information or a copy of the proposed Water Conservation Ordinance, please contact the District office at 467-3388.

    San Miguel  Advisory Council  next meeting July, 22 7pm @ Community Center   Public Reports,  Council Reports, Community Reports, County Planning Report,  --       You can contact Mike Sanders for more information:  805-712-9120

    San Miguel Joint Union School District 
     School Board Meetings  information

    next meeting  Thursday, Aug. 13

     The board packet may be accessed at our district website -- Select District, Governing Board from the drop down menu and select the agenda and board packet you wish to view. 

    Thank you,  Jan Brown,  Administrative Asst. to the Superintendent 

    History Project: 
     We are continuing to move forward with our History Project and need help.  We are planning to record interviews with some of our oldest generational  San Miguel families.  If you are one of those generations and would be willing to share your stories about San Miguel or "growing up in San Miguel",  please contact us.  Of course, we are continuing to collect old photos of San Miguel and its people, so if  you have any you are willing  to share, please contact us.  If you have old artifacts from San Miguel and would be willing to part with them to donate to the History Project, please contact us.  If you are interested in helping with any of the following,please contact us:1) conducting interviews,  2)using the recorded interview to transfer to typed computer document of the interview, 3)assisting with document filing, 4) proofreading documents, 5)pulling specific information from history books we have and filing in appropriate files, 6) researching at the Carnegie Library and/ or the Pioneer Museum for San Miguel information and making arrangements to copy for our files, 7)writing and sending us your story about your families history in San Miguel or your experiences in San Miguel, and 8) any special skills or interests you  have that might help us with our project and that you would  like to share.   PLEASE CONTACT US.

    If you have any old photos or information about San Miguel's past that you would be willing to share with us or you'd like to get involved, we'd  love to hear from you. We're interested in your stories and especially your stories of your ancestors in San Miguel.   2011SMRC@gmail.com.  Be sure to check out the posts on the history discussion board  You may have input to add or you may find some about where you live  or lived in town

     San Miguel Mission Mitigation Project underway in San Miguel 

    If you have noticed some excavation across the tracks just north of the Mission, you may be interested in this article from the California Mission Foundation newsletter written one of the Foundation's archaeologist, "Mission San Miguel Mitigation Project".  

    San Miguel Girl Scouts troop 40479 Update

    San Miguel Girl Scouts had a blast at Kaleidoscope!  They made Pathfinder! Exactly what they were aiming for!  Their lead couldn't be prouder of the girls.  It was their first time and they learned a lot.  

    Skill Challenges Award Levels fyi                                                              Cerificates were given by points as follows:

    1-100 points Certificate

    101 - 249 points Tenderfoot

    250 - 399 points Pathfinder

    400 - 549 points Trail Blazer

    550 - 699 points Explorer

    700 + points Mountaineer

    They finished their year earning "celebrate community" Badge for Brownies, "Independence" Badge for Juniors, "Snack" Badge for Brownies and "Simple Meals" for Juniors.  Some of the troop participaed in the yearly summer day camp in June. 

    Now they are enjoying Summer Break and will resume regular meetings starting the first week of school.  If your daughter would like to join, please contact Heidi for further information at: SanMiguelGSTroop40479@hotmail.com


    Please jo

    in the Almond Country 

    Quilters’ Guild for their July meeting

    Friday,  July 10 , 2015

    Location:  Trinity Lutheran Church, P.R.

     Social Time begins at 6:30 pm  Cost: Free   Program is lecture and trunk show by 

    Wendy Mathson.  


    For further information about the guild, check out their website www.almondcountryquilters.org

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              • San Miguel Fi



                next Clean up Day

                0n August 1st at CSD 8 am-- 'til full

                Please be aware that this is only for San Miguel residents and Your donations are needed in order to keep this program going. It costs $350 or more each time for dumping fees.


          • Large household items such as furniture, mattresses ($10 fee for each), and generally things that won’t fit into your regular garbage can

          • Metal items such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, scrap metal of any kind

          • SMALL batteries &electronic items such as TV’s, VCR’s computers, monitors, stereos, etc.

          • Donations are appreciated to help cover dumping fees The

          • Garbage Company donates their service as the Firefighters donate their time for the clean up days, but they have to pay a $350 dump fee plus $10 per mattress, so your generous donations are needed to insure that this event continues.

        • All donations should be addressed to :  SMFA Cleanup Committee

        • Thank you San Miguel Firefighters Association Volunteers

          and San

          Miguel Garbage Co. for all your efforts in making this event possible!

  • County Parks and Recreation is working on a project that will expand San Miguel Community Park.  A hearing with the County Board of Supervisors will be held on August 11, 2015 to decide if this project can move forward. It will be held sometime during the day of August 11, 2015  Please attend the August 11 hearing to voice your thoughts on this project because this hearing will decide if County Parks and Recreation can move forward with this project. Thank you for your interest in this project.    

    one park design plan

        • Mark your Calendar and plan to be a participant in helping keep  your community beautiful 
                                SATURDAY, August 

          If you like to see our downtown area continue looking good,  come help us with keeping up on the weeding.
          next downtown 
          Landscape Workday   
          14   8:30-10:30
          bring your hand tools and gloves and meet us downtown


    Laverne Buckman,
    Jun 25, 2015, 8:14 AM
    May 2015.pdf
    Laverne Buckman,
    Jun 29, 2015, 5:01 PM
    Laverne Buckman,
    Jun 29, 2015, 5:03 PM