do I contact to repair streetlights?
number on pole (located 7 feet from bottom of pole). If the
light is in the Cobblestone/Plumas Lake area and the pole number
starts with YC call Public Works at (530) 749-5420 with pole number and
location. Any other pole location and/or number you can contact
PG&E Maintenance Division at (800)743-5000 or fill out a Street
Light Trouble Report on line at:
are there streetlights only on some corners in my neighborhood
in Plumas Lake?
Plumas Lake Specific Plan was being planned, property owners
near in the proposed development area were concerned about
losing their rural setting and did not want an abundance of
street lights illuminating the area. So when the Plan was
adopted by the County, street lights were required to be placed
only at intersections and at decision locations. When the first
subdivisions were being constructed in the Plumas Lake area the
developer interpreted the Specific Plan to read that street
lights were to be placed only at intersections. After the first
few maps and plans were approved, our department interpreted the
meaning of decision locations to include the backs of
cul-de-sacs and at knuckles. Unfortunately the builders were not
willing to install additional street lights in the areas that
had been completed.
There are areas that have more street lights because the builder
chose to install street lighting beyond what is required and the
home owners in this area will be paying a higher yearly
assessment for the enhanced street lighting.
The only way for the County to require more lighting is to amend
the Plumas Lake Specific Plan and set criteria for street
lights. At this time there are no plans to amend the Plumas Lake
Specific Plan. But we do encourage developers to install
additional street lights beyond what is required by the Specific
You and/or your neighbors can contact PG&E and have them install
a street light. You would be responsible for the installation
costs and possibly the monthly electrical costs. There has been
no decision made on whether the electrical costs for a street
light installed by property owners could be funded through the
County Service Area.
CSA required to have a Committee?
No. A CSA
is not required to have a committee but Public Works does
encourage some type of committee or advisory panel in each CSA
to keep the County informed of issues.
a CSA construct a gate to stop traffic from using the CSA
roads in a CSA are classified as public roads that can be used
by anyone. Although the roads are not part of the County road
system and are maintained through CSA funds.
a CSA be dissolved if requested by the residents?
Yes. A CSA
can be dissolved if 100% of the residents request the action.
The process then goes through the Local Agency Formation
Commission or LAFCO.
the assessments the same in each CSA?
area is assessed based on the services provided. For example, a
CSA in the valley may require streetlights and a CSA in the
foothills will not require streetlights. The cost associated
with the streetlights would not be charged in the foothills.