Sewer & Trash Billed with Property Taxes?, Rod Rally

posted Oct 1, 2011, 1:32 PM by Laverne Buckman   [ updated Oct 10, 2011, 8:31 AM ]

San Miguel Community District emblem
The San Miguel Community Services District is hosting a public hearing during their regular board meeting thisThursday, August 26 at 7:00 pm. at their office/ San Miguel Fire Station.  
The hearing is specifically set so that homeowners and residents may make their viewpoints known, either verbally or in writing, to the board regarding the adoption of an ordinance to collect sewer, and solid waste collection and disposal service charges through the tax roll each year for the San Miguel Community Services District. 
The district has about 660 sewer accounts and 500 garbage accounts through San Miguel Garbage Company. The proposal to incorporate the billing into the property tax bills may save the district money spent for managing the bi-monthly billing and collection process. 
Visit the SMCSD website to download an agenda and minutes from their July meeting.

Campus Cleanup and Barbeque

Saturday, August 28 will be Playground Clean-up Day at Lillian Larsen and at Cappy Culver Schools from 9 until noon. Bring your gloves and hand tools and help us clean-up the summer leavings from community activities to make the grounds a source of pride for our children and students. Starting with a clean campus helps children want to keep the play-yards clean and safe all of the time.
You will have the opportunity to sample breakfast items for the Breakfast in the Classroom program and share in a barbeque at noon. What a fun family day and way to spend the morning at school showing how important school and its clean, healthy environment are to one and all. See you Saturday! Read about the breakfast program and healthy activities submitted by Eileen Rogers under the Healthy Hornets update.


Rod Rally Car Show 
and Swap Meet

Rod Rally poster

Free Vaccine Clinic

Twin Cities Hospital
Twin Cities Hospital
A vaccination clinic will be held September 4th at Twin Cities Community Hospital, 1100 Las Tablas Road, Templeton, in the Morgan Conference Center from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 pm.
The FREE Tetanus, Diphtheria and a cellular Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine clinics are open to individuals 10 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER and require NO APPOINTMENT. We are particularly targeting teens and those who care for infants. Vaccinations for pregnant women in their 2nd & 3rd trimesters are available. They no longer need a doctor's note.
Please contact Faye Fraser with any questions at 805-434-4366.

Old Timers Picnic

Old Timers Picnic in San Miguel park
Photos courtesy of Mike Sanders
San Miguel  Lions Club 56th Annual Old Timers BBQ was held Sunday August 22nd 2010 at the San Miguel Park on K street. The Lions cooked and served over 300 half chickens from 12 Noon to 3 pm. Guests 80 years and over ate for free! Pioneer Day Royalty was introduced along with the oldest man and women in attendance.
Forest Willard, 103 years old, was honored as the oldest man. Marcella Mann, 103 years old, was honored as the oldest women. Thank you San Miguel Lions for a wonderful event!

Benefit Trailride at Historic Work Ranch

Trail ride at the Work Ranch
The historic Work Ranch is hosting a trailride to benefit CattleWomen Scholarships and Beef Promotion Projects. Event registration is at 8:30 am with the ride starting at 9:00 am on Sunday, September 12, 2010. The horseback ride includes morning coffee, treats and a barbeque lunch. The cost is $75 per rider, limited to the first 100 to register. Be sure to invite your friends so they don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!
Contact Kelly Work at 805-467-3362. The working cattle ranch is located east of San Miguel, California. Please visit their website for a map and directions.

Fundraising Events for
Mission San Miguel

Mission San Miguel
Entry way into Mission gift shop

Old Mission San Miguel, founded in 1797 as the sixteenth in the California Mission chain, was badly damaged by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake in late December 2003. Six years later, the church doors have reopened for services and to display the well-preserved murals painted at the turn of the 19th century and, to this day, remain unretouched.  Insurance did not cover all the expenses of retrofit and restoration.  Fundraisers continue to be held to reconstruct and preserve this priceless early California icon.  Three major events will be held the week of September 18-25:

  • Saturday, September 18, at 7 p.m., a concert by the New World Baroque Orchestra and Chorus will be held at Chapel Hill in Shandon.  “Bach to Broadway” will resonate throughout a moonlit evening, with refreshments and wine-tasting available on site. Ticket prices are $20 and $30.  Contact the Parish Office at 805.467.2131 or Rosemary Szbecki at 805.239.3022 for details.
  • Sunday, September 19, the annual Old Mission Fiesta and Barbecue will be held immediately following the 11:00 Mass.  This is a great family event featuring food and entertainment.  Cost for the barbecue meal is $10.
  • On Saturday, September 25, from 2-6 p.m., the Friends of Mission San Miguel invite all to attend the inaugural Wine Experiencia in the Mission Arcade and Inner Sacred Garden.  Over two dozen local wineries, ten local restaurants, several accomplished local artists and live entertainment will be featured throughout the event.  A silent auction and guided tours of the museum round out the day.  Tickets are $35/advance; $40 at the door.  Presale tickets are available at the Mission Gift Shop, 805.467.3256, the Parish Office, 805.467.2131 or online. - submitted by Lynne Schmitz.