“Working together for a strong, informed, prosperous community”
The San Miguel Resource Connection is a non-profit organization, dedicated to promoting, facilitating, and implementing improved services, communications, and planning for the community of San Miguel by partnering with government, organizations, and individuals.
FYI: We send out a monthly email to simply give you a preview of websiteupdates. If you don't currently receive the email and would like to, just email your request for updates to 2011SMRC@gmail.com
If you want to get an overview of the draft EIR report or other preliminary reports, use this link http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/planning/sanmiguel.htm
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY TO CELEBRATE RIBBON CUTTING OF SAN MIGUEL GATEWAY MONUMENTS
This project placed community Gateway Monuments along US 101 at both ends of San Miguel. In addition, sidewalks were installed along the west side of Mission Street from 9th Street to 11th Street. The sidewalk improvements are a continuation of previous Mission Street streetscape enhancement work. This project is the culmination of a cooperative effort between the County and the San Miguel Gateway Monument Ad Hoc Committee, with oversight provided by Caltrans. The project received support from the San Miguel Advisory Council, the San Miguel Community Services District, and the San Miguel Chamber of Commerce. The San Miguel Chamber of Commerce will provide on-going maintenance. Souza Construction, Inc. of San Luis Obispo completed the construction contract for $411,283. The total cost for this project is estimated at $858,465. This project was funded by a federal grant secured by Public Works through San Luis Obispo Council of Governments from the Federal Surface Transportation Program – Local, and is administered by Caltrans.
For more information, please contact Michael Britton at (805) 788-2318.
ARTS LIVE @
Rios Caledonia October Ghost Stories Event:
Candlelight Tour ... unique fun for the entire family!
October 22, 7 to 9 PM
Luminarias will illuminate the path from the parking lot to the Adobe and you will be provided with a candle to light your way as you wander. Ghost stories will be told and refreshments will be provided. Who knows what else might happen if ghosts are involved! Don’t miss it!
San Miguel Advisory Council Next meeting Oct 26
general meeting beginning at 7pm. You can contact Mike Sanders for more information: 805-712-9120
Next mtg Oct.27, 7 pm
San Miguel CSD recently approved a resolution to initiate the public hearing process for forming a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) pursuant to Sustainable GroundwaterManagement Act (SGMA) It is believed that enacting a GSA for District boundaries is the most viable means to locally control water management within its boundaries rather than subject District’s interests and its ratepayer's to other agencies. In the event that no other GSA is established, the State DWR will assume jurisdiction over unmanaged basin after the June 2017 deadline as specified by law.
More information on how you can become a San Miguel firefighter : here or contact fire chief, Rob Roberson or Asst. Fire Chief, Kelly Dodds at San Miguel CSD.
Saturday Clean Up Day...San Miguel Firefighters Association is hoping to have a Saturday clean up day in October. Fire season has kept them very busy, plus they all have other jobs. The Clean Up Day is a Community Service the Association provides when they are able to do so. We appreciate all the time they give to the community as well as to the surrounding area.
The cattle industry basically changed from Hereford cattle to Angus because of fat content in the beef ...the fat offering a richer flavor which America went for and for ranchers it was about who had certain breeds of cattle and them marketing them to make money. The cattle ranching industry was a way of life like the “wild Wild West” and driving cattle from one feeding ground to another. The Americans who did this had a certain attitude and way of life that was also part of our “San Miguel Spirit” but has completely disappeared. It was a way of living off the land and cooperating with Mother Earth to provide a perpetual life year after year.
Kalar’s “Kow Party” was a piece proposed in 2003 and the original art was created then as well. An article appeared in the paper about the piece and a photo of it with a request for donations. About a thousand dollars were sent in for supplies and materials....Ray Dauth, from Paso and whose family business was Dauth/Leisey market on 12th street, was among the contributors. He was one of the best butchers of the area...the cattle industry supported his family business and he wanted to pay tribute in return...thank you Ray....Ann Ream from SLO a retired professional dancer wanted to support the piece because of supporting public art in the area. Thank you Ann and others who contributed. Steve says, " It has taken me thirteen years to have the time to complete the task...I feel a bit like the wheels of the government process....."
”Kow Party “celebrates the cattle industry and its many breeds of cattle. My dad’s mother’s family, the Wolfs, raised Hereford cattle free range grass fed and also with dry farmed grain hay. The Kalars had dairy cattle and black Angus which were fed with alfalfa hay because of the quality of milk needed for the family cheese business. The different breeds and how they were fed resulted in different flavor of beef...American competition at its best.
Steve’s father, Bob, was a great artist at drawing characters of anyone who came thru the door, but his favorites were cowboys and horses.
The character in the lower left corner of “Kow Party “is his Uncle August Wolf. Steve says “It seemed just that they be included in this Kalar heirloom piece”. Steve is very proud be a descendent of both pioneers families of San Miguel, and heir to the legacy of their lives and the sacrifices they made to offer him the life he leads today.”
Special thanks to Steve Kalar , not only for the art and it's installation, but for providing the above information about the piece. Steve Kalar is our local artist and fifth generation Kalar in San Miguel's rich history--Ella Adams was one of his Aunts.
The packet for the meeting of the Board of Trustees can be accessed at the following link on our district website:
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
in the Almond Country
Quilters’ Guild for their Sept. meeting
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 940 Creston Rd., Paso Robles
Social Time begins at Cost: Free
Visitors are welcome at our meetings so please join us.
For meeting information the contact is Lisa - firstname.lastname@example.org. *Almond Country Community Quilting (to help children and senior organizations with quilts)Date: Third Saturday of every month, unless temperature is 100 or above. Location: Bethel Lutheran Church, Old Country Rd, TempletonMeeting Time: 10 AM – 2 PM Contact: email@example.com
For further information about the Almond Country Quilters Guild, check out our website www.almondcountryquilters.org.
San Miguel Fi
next Clean up Day
0n 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
WHAT WE WILL ACCEPT
Thank you San Miguel Firefighters Association Volunteers
Miguel Garbage Co. for all your efforts in making this event possible!