The next Valley Fire Long-Term Recovery Task Force meeting will be held Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 6:00 PM. The location of the meeting is the Little Red Schoolhouse located at 15780 Bottle Rock Road in Cobb, California.
Recovery-Coordinator Carol Huchingson says, “The public is welcome to attend so they can hear recovery updates first-hand. This also gives the fire survivors a venue to share their concerns and asks questions of members of the task force.”
Huchingson has invited water and sewer system providers from the Cobb and Middletown areas to make presentations at the March 1, 2016 meeting. The providers have been asked to provide updates on the status and capacities of their water systems since the Valley Fire.
The Valley Fire survey that was begun on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, will end on Monday, February 29, 2016. Huchingson advises any fire survivor who did not receive a phone call or a link to the survey, to go online to www.LakeCountyRecovers.com or call (707) 533-9271 to find out more information.
Huchingson also notes that the Work Right Donation center in Lakeport is closing this Friday, February 26, 2016. On Saturday, February 27, 2016 there will be a yard sale held at the Work Right building for any remaining donations. The money earned from the sale, will be donated to Valley Fire Relief funds.
The Lake County Valley Fire Recovery Task Force is a partnership of local, state, federal, and tribal representatives, as well as non-profit organizations. These agencies are working together to provide comprehensive services to aid in the recovery of Valley Fire survivors and the rebuilding of Lake County.
Carol Hutchingson reports on the County's work toward placing the portable laundry trailer.
The Lake County Resource Managers Committee(RMC) meeting will be held Thursday, February 18, 2016, beginning at 11:00 AM in the Board Chambers at the Lake County Courthouse at 255 N. Forbes Street, Lakeport, California. It is expected to last until 3pm, and is open to the public.
The Lake County Clear Lake Resource Managers Committee (RMC) is a County Board of Supervisors (BOS) recognized committee formed for the purpose of sharing information, recommendations, and project results regarding the management of Clear Lake and its watershed.
The RMC is comprised of voluntary partnership with agency landowners, regulatory agencies at the Federal, State and County level, and Tribes that have ownership or jurisdiction in Clear Lake and its watershed.
The Lake County Board of Supervisors thanks the participation of its Clear Lake watershed partners in protecting and restoring the ecosystem function of one of the most interesting and valuable warm water, natural lakes in North America
The closure of the FEMA Area Field Office (AFO) in Lakeport at the end of January and the near-completion of the CalRecycle debris cleanup for residential lots, signals a change in the direction of recovery as the Valley Fire focus shifts towards rebuilding.
“Many County staff have been working in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and on fire recovery projects and programs since July 29, when the Rocky Fire broke out. Given the progress that has been achieved at this point, it’s the right time for many County staff to transition back into fulfilling their regular job duties,” says Matt Perry, Lake County Administrative Officer. “Fulfilling these regular job duties will also contribute towards the rebuilding process."
The Valley Fire Long-Term Recovery Task Force will begin a survey Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The survey will focus on long term recovery and rebuilding, and the results will be used to guide the Lake County Board of Supervisors in recovery-related policies
Official information blog for the Lake County Office of Emergency Services