Town Of Moraga

State of Emergency Rescinded - Effective Immediately
Effective June 4 - The Moraga Town Manager has evaluated the current situation in both the Town and surrounding communities, found there is no longer a need for a curfew and has rescinded the curfew that was established on June 1, 2020. Additionally, Contra Costa County has also rescinded the curfew that was established by the Board of Supervisors on June 2, 2020. (click title for full story)
Summer Camp Starts on Monday, June 8
Adventure awaits at Moraga Day Camp! The program has been updated to adhere to the guidelines outlined by the Contra Costa County Health Services Department and the CDC including organizing children in stable groups of 12 and implementing additional sanitation and hygiene practices. Camp programs will (click title for full story)
Canyon Road Bridge Replacement Update - May 28, 2020
The Canyon Road Bridge Replacement Project is in its sixth week of construction, and has reached a project milestone with the completion of piles for the bridge abutments. Creek diversion installation started last week, and the contractor is proceeding with the dewatering operation. Concrete pours for abutment walls are scheduled to start Monday, (click title for full story)
FY 2020/21 Capital Improvement Program Budget
Prior to bringing the draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2020/21 Operating and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budgets to the Town Council for consideration, the draft CIP was brought before the Town Council for discussion and feedback. The Town’s CIP program consists of projects aimed at improving the Town’s public infrastructure. The CIP is a multi-year planning instrument used as a (click title for full story)
Town's New Website Launches in June
The Town of Moraga is excited to announce the unveiling of its new website this June. The new site will be fully mobile-responsive, accessible, and include powerful new features and functions that will help improve information sharing. The new website will make the latest news and calendar events easily accessible and users will have the ability to register for “News Flashes” on topics of interest to be received as either (click title for full story)
Short-Term Rentals Ordinance
A second reading of the proposed Short-Term Rentals Ordinance was originally scheduled for the meeting. However, changes were proposed and accepted during the hearing by the Council by a 4-1 vote. Therefore, the newly-revised Ordinance will return to the Council for a second reading and adoption at their regular meeting on June 10. The major change that the Council made was to revise (click title for full story)
Feed the Need Campaign Successful
The Kiwanis Club of Moraga Valley is proud to announce the successful completion of the “Feed The Need” matching campaign. In three weeks, the campaign raised $114,000, which far exceeded the goal of $60,000, thanks to the donations of many generous community members. In total, 230 contributions were received. Special recognition to the following donors for (click title for full story)
Moraga-Orinda Fire District Update
Fire Chief Winnacker provided an update on MOFD’s recent designation of “High Fire Severity Zones” as a Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) fire area. This action by MOFD will require that new construction in the High Fire Severity Areas designated by CalFIRE Fire and Resource Assessment (click title for full story)
Republic Services Supporting Local Businesses
Every week Republic Services orders meals for their “front-line workers” (drivers, mechanics) from different local restaurants in their service area. On May 6 they ordered 230 breakfasts from Town Bakery & Café in Moraga. Kimberly Lam, Municipal Manager, marveled that it was a cute little gem in Moraga. Thank you to (click title for full story)
St. Mary's Road to Close Starting June 1 for PG&E Gas Pipeline Project
PG&E’s Gas Pipeline Replacement Phase 2 project is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 1. St. Mary’s Road is scheduled to be closed from S. Lucille to Lafayette Community Center Park, Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm through August 14, 2020. This project will replace 450 feet of vintage gas transmission pipe across a St. Mary’s Road bridge south of S. Lucille Lane in Lafayette. (click title for full story)
Moraga Pumping Station Project
Central San will begin a two-year upgrade of their pumping station on School Street in May. The pumping station handles the flows from almost every home and business in the Town, pumping wastewater until it can flow by gravity to the treatment plant in Martinez. Most of the work will take place from May through October of 2020 and 2021, and minor activities will take place during (click title for full story)
Planning Department Open by Appointment
The Planning Department is accepting new planning and building permit applications; however, the department is still closed to the public and applications can only be dropped off at the building entrance or sent through the mail or delivery by FedEx, UPS, etc. Contractors, homeowners and other applicants wishing to submit new planning or building permit applications in person should call the Planning Department at 925-888-7040 to make arrangements to submit their applications from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. (click title for full story)
Right-of-Way Landscaping Responsibility
The Town Council introduced a proposed Ordinance clarifying abutting property owners’ responsibilities within the public right-of-way for maintaining trees, shrubs, hedges and other landscaping. Consistent with other local jurisdictions, the Town of Moraga does not maintain sidewalks, trees, shrubs and hedges in the sidewalk area from the roadway edge to the private property line, which is considered to be part of the Public Right-of-Way (ROW). (click title for full story)
Strom Drain Operations and Mantenance Contract
The Town Council awarded an On-Call Storm Drain Operations and Maintenance Inspection and Cleaning Services contract to 360 Pipes in Discovery Bay to perform activities outlined in the Operations and Maintenance Plan in the 2019 Addendum to the Storm Drain Master Plan. The contract was advertised for bidding on April 8, 2020, and bids were accepted on May 5, 2020. 360 Pipes submitted the lowest bid out of the four received. (click title for full story)
Voluntary Temporary Furlough Program
Town Council established a voluntary temporary furlough program for employees, excluding police officers. The program enables employees to reduce their work hours (and compensation) by either 10% or 25% with the approval of their supervisor and the Town Manager. This program was created in response to COVID-19 revenue and workload concerns that have not yet been realized. (click title for full story)