Some Facts and Information
about the Bass Lake Regional Park Site
SITE MAY CONTAIN ASBESTOS SOIL:
potential for soils at the site to contain asbestos similar to those at
Oak Ridge High School.
Report regarding the mitigation work at Oak Ridge High School in the Placeville Mountain Democrat June 23 2004 -
Asbestos work close to done at Oak Ridge
More Likely to Contain Natural Occurrences of Asbestos in Western El
Dorado County, California”, Department of Conservation, Division of Mines
and Geology, Open-File Report 2000-002.
This report is available in .PDF format on the Department of Conservation website;
Open-File Report 2000-02: Western El Dorado County
A copy of the map covering the Bass Lake area is available here.
sampling should be conducted to test for the presence of tremolite a
particularly dangerous form of asbestos.
a copy of the site-specific soils report from the County, Mike Gray,
in Sacramento Bee March 29 1998 - Projects in El Dorado churning up asbestos,
details at: Mesothelioma News
- US EPA
Region 9 - Naturally Occurring Asbestos in El Dorado Hills: Questions and Answers, dated 8th June 2004,
Update on US EPA Activities to Address Naturally Occurring Asbestos, dated August 2004,
Naturally Occurring Asbestos in California, latest from the EPA.
PROPERTY IS ZONED RE-5 (Rural Estates -5 acres)/Low Density
suitable for a lighted sports complex
- Look at the
El Dorado County General Plan
type in APN# 11501010, see plan alternatives
BASS LAKE PROPERTY HAS ONLY BEEN OWNED BY COUNTY SINCE 2001
County planning or look up property ownership records on the County
Assessor’s on-line lookup website:
El Dorado County Assessor's Office
County has ONLY owned the Bass Lake property since 2001.
County traded industrial property in Cameron Park for the Bass Lake Also,
check archived issues of Village Life (July 2001) for additional
has been planning a regional park but NOT at this site until about 2-3
DANGEROUS, WINDING TWO-LANE ROAD:
does not want to pay for road improvements.
County has been waiting for and wants developers to pay for
even with developer money, the road will only
be improved on either side of Bass Lake and it will take years to
complete. For details of the current approved plans, see:
Bass Lake Hills Specific Plan Public Facilities Financing Plan
El Dorado County Department of Transportation, 530-621-5900 for the
facts. DOT website:
El Dorado County Department of Transportation
MIGRATORY WATER FOWL/BALD EAGLE habitat:
Department of Fish & Game (DOFG) has indicated that there will be
impacts to these birds by construction, perimeter trails, lighted
ballfields, and noise which may disturb the Bald Eagle (40 years winter
habitat) and other birds (e.g., egrets, herons, cranes, etc…) and the
birds may leave the area.
a copy of the DOFG’s comments from the County, Mike Gray, 530-621-5864
need to protect wildlife habitat for a more balanced environment
violate the County Ordinance 17.14.170 Outdoor Lighting regarding
nuisance light. Potential for
nuisance light and glare to nearby residential neighborhoods from
baseball night lights El Dorado County Ordinance
dark skys policies
one wants to live next to a lighted sports complex
for property values near park to decrease
violate County Ordinance 9.16.040 Loud and Raucous Noises
noise, will disturb the quiet enjoyment of the residential neighborhoods
El Dorado County Ordinance
one wants to live near a noisy sports complex
for property values to decrease
COUNTY WATER AGENCY PLANS FOR BASS LAKE
El Dorado County Water Agency's proposed Water Resources Plan includes a proposal to
expand Bass Lake and the attached Water Treatment Plant
- How do
these proposals impact the development of the Bass Lake Regional Park? How much?
- Details available
on the County website
El Dorado County Water Agency
is going to pay for the park? How much?
- Who is
going to maintain the park? How much?
County residents be assessed to help pay for the park? How much?
CEQA - California Environmental Quality Act
Notice of Preparation for Bass Lake Regional Park was filed on 15th May 2003
- Details available