Forestville Town Hall
Focus on Forestville
When: Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Time: 5:30 PM (Doors open at 5 PM)
Where: Forestville Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room/Gym, 6321 Hwy 116, Forestville
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As we head into a new year, it’s time to update our community on changes and improvements in the works. From crosswalks to a skatepark, we are focussing on topics that impact our home and need community input and participation. There will be time for questions, comments, and discussion before, during, and after the meeting. If you would like send questions in advance, please email them to: email@example.com. We will also have cards to submit questions prior to the presentations.
In 2021 Forestville Fire consolidated with the Sonoma County Fire District (sonomacountyfd.org) and Chief Dave Franceschi retired after 43 years serving our community. This consolidation allows our fire district to employ more full-time service providers and increase the efficiency of local fire services. Jim Boggeri, Community Outreach Specialist for the Sonoma County Fire District will explain how this consolidation serves our community.
Safer West County, in collaboration with Fire Safe Sonoma (firesafesonoma.org), is encouraging communities to form Fire Safe Councils that will help us be better prepared for emergencies, as well as qualify for funding and grants. Excellent examples of a local council is Fire Safe Occidental (firesafeoccidental.org), Fire Safe Camp Meeker (firesafecampmeeker.org), and Fire Safe Guerneville (firesafeguerneville.org). We will have a sign-up and information table for people who want to be part of forming a Fire Safe Forestville council.
Downtown Sidewalks & Crosswalks
Forestville’s two quarries contribute funds for maintenance and improvements to balance the impacts of having gravel trucks through downtown. Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works (sonomacounty.ca.gov/transportation-and-public-works) will be presenting updates to their plans for improving pedestrian safety at the main intersections of our downtown. Since the 2017 fires and subsequent fires and floods, project improvements like ours have been postponed while vital repairs and maintenance were performed. This presentation will bring us up-to-date on these safety measures.
Forestville Downtown Oaks Park
The Forestville Planning Association (95436.org – this site) purchased almost 4 acres of downtown in 2013 to form a public park for our community and is now moving forward with plans for further improvements. They will be presenting plans that were submitted to Permit Sonoma to make our park more user-friendly into the future. Thanks to Sonoma County Regional Parks, the West County Trail now starts in downtown Forestville.
See Park Plans, Renderings and Photos of the Park’s Progress since 2013 (when first acquired) on the below 2 web pages.
• Park Development Concept
• In Photos: Park History & Current Progress
For almost a decade a group of passionate citizens have been working on creating a skatepark for our youth. Skaters met earlier this year with New Line Skateparks who will be presenting proposed designs for the park. A location has yet to be confirmed but with community support, the dream is getting closer to reality. Learn more at forestvilleskatespot.com, facebook.com/forestville.skatespot, and instagram.com.
Forestville Chamber of Commerce
Mixers and community celebrations have been on hold these last two years but the chamber has been working on projects that help the economic vitality of our community. They will be giving our community an update on plans for the coming year and introducing three new downtown Forestville business owners. Learn more at forestvillechamber.org.
5th District Supervisor News
Lynda Hopkins will be giving us a report on county plans and projects that impact our community so that we can continue to participate in government decisions on local issues. You can sign up for her newsletter online to stay up-to-date with county news: sonomacounty.ca.gov/Board-of-Supervisors/District-5
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