Survey coming on Mountain House creek
by Denise Ellen Rizzo
Jan 10, 2014 | 3083 views | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Mountain Community Service District Board Of Directors voted this week on regulations for the use of Mountain House Creek Community Park, as seen Tuesday, Jan. 7.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
The Mountain Community Service District Board Of Directors voted this week on regulations for the use of Mountain House Creek Community Park, as seen Tuesday, Jan. 7. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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MOUNTAIN HOUSE — The Mountain House Community Services District Board of Directors board of directors wants to know what residents think about proposed regulations for Mountain House Creek Community Park.

The park surrounding the creek, which flows northeast from Great Valley Parkway to Old River, has three major functions, according to community officials.

The park provides flood control and storm water management, serves as habitat restoration along an environmental corridor and gives the community a place to play.

General Manager Janice McClintock asked the directors at their monthly meeting Wednesday, Jan. 8, whether they wanted to address future regulations for the park. She said there are no rules about how residents can use the park.

In her report, McClintock said some recreational guidelines could include prohibiting residents from entering the ponds and other wetlands, disturbing the wildlife or taking any of the flora or fauna from the wildlife zones.

Mountain House Development Manager Morgan Groover said the community staff suggested restricting wheeled vehicles to the existing paths and banning fishing in the waterways.

He said the board could adopt regulations that would be beneficial to both the creek habitat and the community.

Board President Steven Gutierrez motioned to have the matter go before the Parks, Recreation and Special Events Committee to find out what residents think.

Director Andy Su said he was concerned that issues sent to existing committees for discussion ended up with little community input, because residents rarely attend those meetings.

Director Jim Lamb said he thought it was important to hear from residents, but he didn’t see an existing problem to require any regulations. He suggested sending a survey to local households by email.

The board agreed to let the community staff create a survey for residents and report their responses during the board’s March meeting.

• Contact Denise Ellen Rizzo at 830-4225 or drizzo@tracypress.com.

 
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January 10, 2014
Children playing in an area where water can be used for control is just plain dangerous. Lodi lake had this problem years ago until they built the dams and fenced it off. Magnet for accidents. Unfortunately many of them too young to speak out at the meeting.


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