VISIT THE MONTE RIO CENTRAL FACEBOOK PAGE
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The MAC Now HAS an E-NEWS Subscription List!
The Lower Russian River Municipal Advisory Council now has an e-news list for meeting announcements, etc. This is the closest thing you will have to access community issues being taken to our local (District 5) supervisor.

Click HERE to sign up for notices (on the right hand menu)!

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SONOMA COUNTY REPORT IT

The easiest 'try first' resource for reporting problems in your community: roadside trash, potholes, Sherriff's employee misconduct, homeless outreach, and more!

Some issues get addressed swiftly, some issues are said to be resolved but aren't. Still worth trying. Click here.

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Lower Russian River Municipal Advisory Counsil
lower Russian River Minuicipal Advisory Counsel RESULTS

Visit the River MAC website!
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CYNTHIA STRECKER
Monte Rio's Lower Russian River Municipal Advisory Counsil (MAC) Representative


Cynthia Strecker
Cynthia Strecker

Occupation: Retired

Community service experience: 
Monte Rio Union School District (Board Member)

Platform:
 I feel that doing this job well means committing to more than just a monthly meeting. It is also necessary to commit to extending ourselves to many groups and individuals within our own community to ensure that we are receiving a well-rounded overview of their needs and perspectives. 

Goal(s) if selected:
 I would want to see the river area continue to progress in ways that maintain our diversity, strengthening our relatively strong middle class and safeguard our citizens who are struggling economically.
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SPRING 2019
Wonderland Radio Hour

Please visit Wonderland Radio Hour for full details!
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06/26/18

MRC Facebook News Flash:
FACEBOOK PAGE TEMPORARILY RESTORED


I disabled the MRC Facebook page as a B-Day gift to myself a couple of days ago but have decided to republish it for a while to hopefully steer the local audience to a forthcoming, new, local Facebook page.

06/24/18
MRC Facebook News Flash:
STICK A FORK IN MY ASS AND TURN ME OVER, I'M DONE

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SEPTIC HELP
Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District

HERE

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DOG LOST IN MONTE RIO
July 2017

Lost Dog in Monte Rio

pdf flier to print and share here.

How to Crate Train Your Dog (and avoid unnecessary tragedy): Click here.
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PRESERVE THE RUSSIAN RIVER CORRIDOR IN DISTRICT 5!
welcome to monte rio

The Board of Supervisors is still encouraging vacation rentals with inflated day & night occupancy allowances to block emergency vehicle access on dodgy narrow roads in Monte Rio and to overload septics.

If a resident wants to apply for a vacation rental exclusion zone for their road based on topography and/or public safety, the application fee is $8,400.

Occupancy for vacation rentals is being based on number of bedrooms, not capacity of the septic system/cesspool. Permit applicants are allowed to hire their own contractor to verify unit compatibility. The nearest example to my home: A two-bedroom home is permitted for 6 overnight guests and an additional 6 daytime guests (who shower after swimming in the river and soaking in the ubiquitous hot tub). That's 12 people using a 750gal. septic. The PRMD's own Well & Septic Department advises no more than 2 occupants for a 750gal. septic. Daily load on a tank this size should be no more than 300 gal.

Support sensible changes to the Vacation Rental Ordinance and PRMD enforcement!
(These concerns (and more), were brought to Efren Carrillo's attention prior to the Board of Supervisor's April 2016 vote on changes to the Vacation Rental Ordinance. Our concerns were not addressed.)

Order your 'Welcome to Monte Rio' apparel at the link to the right.
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Thursday, March 1st, 2018

STOLEN FROM MOSCOW RD

Russian River Sculpture

6ft carved wood sculpture of woman. Please contact Sonoma County Sheriff with any info. The owners and the community want her back! 
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The Next Generation of:
THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

SEND IN THE CLOWNS!


(Mouse over image to participate)
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TOXIC BLUE-GREEN ALGAE ALERTS
FOR MONTE RIO & PATERSON POINT:

toxic algae russian river

Click here for weekly reports.

Monte Rio is a town with approximately 1,058 residents and is 1.90 square miles in size.

It is considered to be lower middle class. In other words, a disproportionately large percentage of its households earn between $25,000 and $50,000 per year.




 
 
LOCAL FIRE SAFETY ORDINANCE
ordinance 6148 hazardous vegetation.pdf


Vegetation Management Recommended Actions per Oct 23, 2018 Board of Supervisor's Meeting. Click HERE for pdf

Smokey the Bear
 
WELCOME TO
MONTE RIO
VACATION RENTAL CLUSTERF*CK
WE'RE ALL MAD.

Click on t-shirt, below, for enlargement..
monte rio t-shirt

ORDER T-SHIRTS, TANK TOPS & HOODIES HERE!

Show your support for a Sonoma County PRMD policy change to base vacation rental day & night occupancy allowances on SEPTIC DAILY LOAD CAPACITY, NOT number of bedrooms.

100% of profits will go to the Russian Riverkeeper to support their continued efforts of protecting the Russian River Watershed!

 
Wonderland Radio Hour
 
Share Sonoma
 
(Shared Housing And Resource Exchange) offers a free Home Sharing Program for anyone living in Sonoma County.

Our program creates affordable housing, using existing housing, helps our seniors remain home safely to age in place, and helps to prevent homelessness.

SHARE facilitates secure home shares for home owners or renters with those in need of housing, who are currently stressed financially, experiencing life transitions, looking for companionship, and/or needing basic assistance to remain home safely and THRIVE!
 
Lucy's Lounge
Rio Cafe
5th District Supervisor
Lynda Hopkins
Lynda Hopkins

Click on photo to visit her website
 
Monte Rio Central is the Free Online Community Directory and Resource Finder!
(Best physical bulletin boards are in the window of Bartlett's Market on Main St @ Moscow Rd. and at the Monte Rio Post Office)
Submissions can be made via the contact link in the menu.



DUTCH BILL CREEK



William "Dutch Bill" Howard (born 1823) was a Danish seaman who jumped ship at San Francisco Bay in 1849 and started a new life as a homesteader near the source of this creek.

In the 1870s, the North Pacific Coast Railroad was built through the valley. In return for donating right-of-way to the railroad, Howard received a lifetime railway pass and got a station named after him.

Join the Dutch Bill Creek Watershed listserve group.

 
 
efren carrillo
 
   
 
 
 
Pacific Wren