BETHEL ISLAND MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
ASSESSMENT DISTRICT COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS
Date: May 19, 2015
Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend any or all of the workshops that are listed below:
- Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:00pm (All properties from the northerly terminus of Bethel Island Road east and south to the Delta Coves levee breach, and east of Windsweep and Piper Roads, including W. Willow, Harbor, Willow Riverview, Stone and other roads therein)
- Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 7:00pm (All properties along Stone Road west of the Delta Coves breach to Bethel Island Road, along the east side of Bethel Island Road, east of Bethel Island Road south of Harbor and west of Piper)
- Saturday, June 20, 1:00pm (This meeting is being held for property owners that can’t make the meeting during the week or live off the island)
The workshops are being held at Scout Hall.
Below are some links regarding the False River Barrier.
- Here is a link for the State Water Board Notice of Workshop, and the topics for that day include the barriers proposals, including the one being implemented at False River Barrier.
- Here is a Central Valley Business Times article and 3 videos on the Delta’s False River barrier construction, which has gotten over 3,000 hits in one day.
- And an interview with Karen Cunningham, owner of 5 Palms Cattle Ranch, who lives on Bradford Island, directly across from the construction site:
- And, finally, an outstanding bit of in depth research on the history of the barrier in a video produced by attorney Nicky Suard, owner of Snug Harbor Resort, which proves there is a lot more to this project than a drought emergency reason given to the media during the press conference at the construction site Friday:
ANNUAL COMPENSATION REPORT
To view the Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District’s annual compensation reports, please visit the the California State Controller’s compensation database at www.publicpay.ca.gov
BIMID Gears Up For Proposed Benefit Assessment
Click Here to read the entire article.
HMP PROJECT LEVEE WORK
BIMID’s contractor, Asta Construction, will be working on the levee between 1202 and 2608 Taylor Road beginning the week of March 23 and ending mid-April. As the first phase of the DWR funded HMP project, levee sections of the 23 properties will be upgraded to comply with FEMA Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) levee standards.
We therefore need you to:
- Turn off sprinklers that are on the levee top, i.el, hoses, sprinklers, vehicles, lawn furniture, etc.
- Make sure pets do not have access to the levee, including the landslide slope.
For more information, please call the BIMID Office at (925) 684-2210. CLICK HERE for a list of affected addresses.
New District Office Hours Effective December 1, 2015
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday thru Thursday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Services needed after hours, may be arranged by appointment by calling 925 684-2210. If there is an emergency, please call 925 684-2210 and the answering service will contact the appropriate personnel.
The Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District, through the elected Board of Directors and Staff, will serve the people of Bethel Island by responding to the needs and concerns of the public by allocating the available resources to maintain a safe and secure levee system, by maintaining a free flowing drainage system and by creating and maintaining a park and recreation facility.
PLEASE KEEP YOUR LEVEE CLEAN AND FREE OF WEEDS
Spread the word, tell your neighbors!!! “Do the deed and remove the weeds!”
The Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District (BIMID) was formed in the early 1960’s by the California State Legislature. The Island is not a city and thus has to rely on a combination of private and county public services. BIMID is a special act district that has powers similar to a city. BIMID currently provides levee maintenance and repairs, habitat mitigation, park services, as well as storm drain maintenance and repair.
- The Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District was created by the California State Legislature in 1960 and absorbed Reclamation District 1619.
- The acreage was described as 3516.54 acres in the unincorporated territory of Contra Costa County.
- It is an island below sea level of 7 to 15 feet surrounded by 11.5 miles of earthen levee that keeps the Taylor, Piper, Dutch and Sandmound Slough waters out.
- Access to Bethel Island is by boat or the new bridge on the south side that connects Bethel Island Road to Cypress Road to Highway 4 in Oakley.
- Funding for the District is ad valoreum tax collected by the County that is used to compete for State funding from the Dept. of Water Resources.
- Work is handled by one full time equipment operator and two (2) secretaries, one full time and one part time, plus the 5 elected directors.
- The main function is to improve and maintain the levee system and then to keep the drainage system adequate to remove seepage and rain water.