Sidewalks Update

Remember our grant proposal for sidewalks in our community that would insure safe travel to school for Montalvo Elementary students?  Check out the map here: MMCsidewalks

We are still waiting to here the final decision, but our proposed project tied for highest score in the county!  Read all the details here:

Item 09 – Active Transportation Program Cycle 2 Call for Projects Update and Information on Advancing Funds for ATP Project Design and Construction

 

MCC Community Meeting 10.11.16

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Ventura Police Department

Terry Medina, Watch Commander
Desk line (805)339-4325
24 years of experience including undercover narcotics and detective work for property and street crimes

Criminal activities during the past 30 Days (as of 10.11.16) in Montalvo area:
7 Property thefts from vehicles-  Most vehicles were left unlocked
3 Auto thefts-   At least one vehicle had keys left in car
1 Assault-  At the carwash on Seahawk
1 Homicide-  At the business centre on the south end of Alameda, all subjects currently in custody
1 Search warrant served-  Related to an August stabbing homicide on Whipporwill

There are only 6 officers on duty at any given time for the whole of Ventura City.  Measure O on your November ballot is a 0.5% sales tax meant to address clean water/beaches/street repairs/safety measures.  If it passes, the police force will be able to increase the number of officers available.

Tips:

-Please report any suspicious activity to the non emergency line as often as needed
(805) 650-8010
-If you have issues with people living in vehicles or storage units near your home report to Ventura PD and call Code Enforcement
(805) 658-4711
-If a person comes to your home claiming to be a salesperson ask to see their city ID, as it is required that they have one if they are legitimate
-Join Nextdoor Montalvo and make reports.  This site facilitates neighborhood watch.


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Ventura Water

Joe McDermott

Ventura is in its 5th year of drought.  We do not receive water from the state, but maintain our own supply at Lake Casitas (30%), Ventura River (30%) and through ground water (30%).  We are currently in stage 3, which requires a 20% reduction in water use.  

Until February of 2016 Montalvo operated an independent water treatment facility.  That plant will be demolished in the near future, and all residences in our neighborhood are now on the Ventura Water grid for sewer.  When we were an unincorporated section of the city we only paid the city for water, while our sewer bill was incorporated into our property taxes.  By July of 2018 our Ventura Water bill will look like all others in the city, and will contain both water and sewer fees.  You can expect your Ventura Water bill to approximately double what you’re currently paying.

One important tip was shared: Your water rate is determined by the average use of water from December 1 – March 31.  After April 1 your rate is set for the remainder of the year, and won’t be calculated again until December.

If you’d like to lower your water bill, you should consider removing your grass and replacing with drought tolerant plants.  There is  $2 per square foot reimbursement program.  Check it out at www.replaceyourturf.com

Building Heights

Are you curious as to why the MCC is so concerned about limiting the heights of any new buildings in and around our neighborhood?  Take a look at the photos below, and notice how out of scale this new two-story building looks next to an existing single story residence.  Can you imagine another story on top of that?

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More importantly, check out the view from inside the office building.  The MCC is concerned about the intrusive nature of this kind of construction.

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Here are two more examples of ominous and imposing structures encroaching upon single family residences in Saticoy.  The buildings below are both 3 stories in height.

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If you want to have a say in the future of Montalvo, find out more about how you can help here: General Plan Refinement