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Town Council Special Meeting on Monday, July 24, 2017

North 40 Development Proposal


A Special Town Council meeting is scheduled for July 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers located at 110 E. Main Street to set aside the denial of the Project and reconsider the Project pursuant to the Superior Court Decision and Judgement. The Town’s web page devoted to the North 40 Project containing all documents can be found at http://www.losgatosca.gov/1729/North-40-Specific-Plan-Area

You can also view the administrative record by appointment in the Clerk’s Office located in Town Hall at 110 E. Main Street. To make an appointment please email clerk@losgatosca.gov or call 408-354-6834.  


Hillside Fencing

Planning Commission Meeting on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Town of Los Gatos is seeking public input on proposed Town Code amendments regarding Fences, Hedges, and Walls.


On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. the Planning Commission will begin considering a proposal to amend Town Code Section 29.40.030 (Fences, hedges, and walls) with final action to be taken by the Town Council at a future date.  The proposal includes new regulations and requirements for fences, hedges, and walls in the Hillside Area.  An administrative draft of the proposed ordinance language regarding fences, hedges, and walls is available at: www.losgatosca.gov/HillsideFences. Questions and comments regarding this matter may be directed to the project planner, Sean Mullin at smullin@losgatosca.gov or (408) 354-6823.

In addition, the Commission will consider a time extension request to an approved Architecture and Site Application to construct a second story addition at I Gatti Restaurant at 25 E. Main Street.  Also, the Commission will consider a request for approval for the formula retail business Urban Remedy at 100 University Avenue and a request to construct a new single-family residence and remove a large protected tree at 26 Alpine Avenue.


Pardon our Dust (and Noise) – Major Street Maintenance Began on Monday, July 17, 2017

The Town of Los Gatos is committed to maintaining and improving the Town’s street network.  The Town Council recently approved two projects to improve pavement surfaces throughout the Town.  One is an asphalt overlay project and the other is a slurry seal project that began on Monday, July 17th and will be complete by mid-September.  The streets involved in these projects include:  

  • Los Gatos Boulevard from Hwy 9 to Lark Ave.
  • Blossom Hill Road from Los Gatos Blvd. to Cherry Blossom Ln. and Harwood Rd. to Belgatos Rd.
  • Lark Avenue from Winchester Blvd. to Arroyo Grande Way
During the work on Los Gatos Boulevard, access will be limited to driveways, including those of businesses.  To minimize the impact, some work will be performed at night.  This work involves removing asphalt pavement, which can be noisy.  The night work is scheduled for Friday, July 21st from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Additional night work on Los Gatos Boulevard is anticipated for the week of July 24th.  A notification regarding the dates of this night work will be provided when the schedule is finalized.
  
Questions regarding the project can be directed to the Town of Los Gatos Parks and Public Works Department at (408) 399-5770. 

Cafes Nearby

Where did the Library
Coffee Cart go?


The Town’s five-year contract with Los Gatos Roasting Company to operate a the coffee cart in the Library ended on June 30, 2017. In anticipation of the end of the lease, a Request for Proposals (RFP) was distributed in April to a number of potential vendors including Los Gatos Roasting Company.
 
The owner of Los Gatos Roasting Company informed the Town that they were not interested in continuing the concession, because although the coffee cart had generated good will for the company it was not generating enough income to continue the service.
 
Unfortunately, the Town received no responses to the RFP.  A flyer listing several nearby cafes and coffee houses is available in the Library and patrons continue to be allowed to bring in food and drinks.

Cut Through Traffic


As the Town continues efforts to mitigate the impacts from cut through traffic, you can find answers to frequently asked questions by clicking the link here

Summer is here and so is the heat!


Summer is upon us and while we enjoy all that our beautiful Town has to offer this summer, please remember some of the following hot weather precautions:

  • Drink more water than usual.

  • Wear a hat and light-colored clothing when you go out.

  • Help kids and the elderly stay cool.

  • Help pets find a cool spot and provide extra water.

  • During the hottest hours of the day, avoid strenuous activities and stay in air-conditioned  buildings.

  • Remember to never leave pets or kids in a parked car! 

 
If you have family members or neighbors who may need a place to cool down this summer, our Library is a wonderful place to relax and read and beat the heat:
http://www.losgatosca.gov/42/Los-Gatos-Library
 
Here’s more helpful information about hot weather precautions from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department: 
https://www.sccgov.org/sites/sccphd/en-us/Residents/beprepared/Pages/heat.aspx


Social Media

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The Town of Los Gatos has various social media outlets to follow.  Below are a few of the links, and you can also find us on NextDoor!


Town Facebook 
Parks and Public Works Facebook
Library Facebook
Town Twitter
Parks and Public Works Twitter
Town Instagram
Library Instagram


Are you interested to receive notification of decisions coming before the Town Council?


One of the best ways to receive notification is by signing up for the Town’s “Notify Me” subscriptions.  For example, if you are interested in proposed new policies affecting properties in the Town, you are welcome to sign up for Town Council, Council Policy Committee, and Planning Commission.  You will receive notification and links to future agendas and reports. You can then monitor the activities of these groups and participate at your convenience.

To sign up for “Notify Me,” please visit: www.losgatosca.gov/list.aspx.  Type your email address in the box and select sign in.  From there, you can subscribe to the items that you want and you can always choose to unsubscribe from a list anytime.  Need help signing up?  Contact the Town Manager’s Office at 408-354-6832.

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Interested in Proposed Development in Town?


Visit the Town’s Pending Planning Projects site at: www.losgatosca.gov/2378/L.  From this site, you can search for planning applications by street name and address, or by clicking on the map option.  The information for projects includes a brief description, project planner, date filed, and status. Some projects include images/plans and other related documents for information only. For example, a new proposal was filed in late February for 16212 Los Gatos Blvd. (at the corner of Shannon).  By visiting the Pending Planning Projects, you can click on the development plans and see the new proposal for this location.


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