A Note from the President
Hello, CATT Members –
As I see signs of spring creeping into our late season weather pattern, I am anticipating two stellar CATT events on the calendar: Sporting Clays, to be held at Capitol City Gun Club in Carson City on May 4, and the Spring Golf Tournament at the Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing on June 12. I had a great time with my oldest son and one of our employees at Sporting Clays last year and we will be back this year to try to improve our scorecard! Both events are popular among members and their guests, so sign up early to reserve a spot, and enjoy the event, great food and time to connect with fellow CATT members. And don’t forget the April CATT Mixer event at Design Bar, Truckee 5:00-7:00PM, April 18.
Many members are aware of CATT Community Project’s big commitment to build the downtown community park next to the Community Arts Center this year, but CP is not going to stop there. Chairman Dave Rhoden tells me that they are also on schedule to complete improvements to the miniature train facility at the Truckee Regional Park. CATT members Ruppert, Inc., Bobby Jones Concrete and Caseywood have teamed up with fellow CATT member, Mountain Forge, Inc., to build a passenger station shelter, platform and other improvements. Special accolades go to Mountain Forge, Inc. for winning a bid to receive an allotment of steel from the old San Francisco Bay Bridge to use for the structure of the passenger shelter! This is a great accomplishment and will certainly elevate this CATT Community Project from good to great! Thanks to this talented crew for their excellent work.
Recently, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed our Placer County Supervisor, Jennifer Montgomery, to lead the California Forestry Management Task Force. We wish her good luck in that critical task and trust that she will support the essential work of meaningful reductions in fuel loads in spite of reflexive opposition to this critical step. Supervisor Montgomery’s departure from the Placer County Board of Supervisors means that the remaining Board members will select her replacement in a majority vote on April 9. On Friday, March 29, applications for appointment to this open seat will be closed. As soon as the final applicant list is known, CATTPAC will jump into action with a round of interviews during the week of April 1. Please look for an endorsement decision from CATTPAC by Friday, April 5 and be prepared to email the Board of Supervisors with your preference prior to April 9. Considering the many difficulties that eastern Placer County property owners and CATT contractors have had with permit processing and inspection irregularities, it is essential that we have a new representative who understands those issues and will support effective solutions. These unsolved problems are costing County residents good construction jobs with above average pay, and millions of dollars in unrealized fee and tax revenue. Even a one sentence email with a candidate preference will be an effective tool in supporting CATT’s drive to provide a permanent solution to these problems. With the right representation, we expect to see an effective and lasting solution in the Placer County Building Dept.
Good luck to all as we anticipate the start of a great 2019 building season –
Regards - Peter
Appointment Update – CATTPAC has learned that 20 candidates have filed applications to be appointed by the Placer County Board of Supervisors to fill the vacant seat! The Board vote is just over a week from the close of filing, so PAC will not have enough time to bring all of that group into the office for interviews. PAC Standard Operating Procedure requires that all candidates for a given office be interviewed in order for CATTPAC to issue an endorsement, so an endorsement will not be possible given the time constraint. To ensure that CATT’s voice is heard for this important decision, the PAC Board has decided instead, to send a letter to the Placer County Supervisors asking them to consider specific qualifications deemed important by CATTPAC. We hope and anticipate that the Supervisors will apply these qualifications to make the best possible choice.