Post by County Supervisor Sue Frost
Earlier this year I promised the readers of RanchoMurieta.com that I would work tirelessly to fix, among other things, the flooding issue that continually plagues Scott Road.  Having never experienced the problem personally, I was shocked to learn not only the inconvenience that this problem causes for the residents of Rancho Murieta, but the amount of times that it happens on a yearly basis.  The status quo is not acceptable, so I resolved to help make the Scott Road flooding issue a “squeaky wheel” to give it more attention and move it up on the list of priorities.  

I first started by checking where the project was in the queue for updates.  To my surprise, this issue was not in the docket, so I promptly got it on there.  That was the easy part; the hard part was getting it funding.

Soon after (in June) I learned of something called the “Hazard Mitigation Grant” run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that had a submittal date of August, and with so little time available we had to act fast.  FEMA came to Sacramento County and immediately asked for a hydraulic study, plans, specifications, estimates, and an environmental document.  In lightning speed, those documents were completed and submitted by the deadline.  

Unfortunately, we missed out on the funding we applied for.  In response to this, I got a commitment that Sacramento County will be pushing hard to get other funding for this over the next funding cycle in 2018, and I’ll be working to secure whatever I can.  But I’m not content to watch this problem happen again this rainy season, so I tried to look at this problem from a different angle.

While the ultimate problem is that the road is flooding, a smaller, but very real problem, is that drivers are not being given information early enough that the road is closed.  So I made sure that whenever the road is closed moving forward, a sign will be placed at the corner of Stonehouse Road and Jackson Highway that will notify drivers that Scott Road is impassable.  This will at least reduce some of the time that is wasted by drivers who are unsure of the accessibility of the road.

I know this issue isn’t solved, and I won’t let up until it’s permanently fixed.  But while I wasn’t able to replace the “squeaky wheel” on Scott Road just yet, at least we got it a small amount of grease in the meantime.  It will take some more time, but you have my word that we are going to fix this problem.

Thank you for reading – and as always, if you want to contact me, call me at 916-874-5491 or e-mail me at SupervisorFrost@saccounty.net.

Sue Frost represents the 4th District, which includes all or part of the communities of Citrus Heights, Folsom, Orangevale, Antelope, Rio Linda, Elverta, Gold River, Rancho Murieta, North Highlands, Carmichael, Foothill Farms and Fair Oaks.


Greg Cannon's picture
Joined: 09/07/2016
Posts: 16
Post rating: 18

Time for a real road to Folsom

I appreciate Supervisor Frost's efforts to keep Scott Road as safe and useable as possible, and her continuing interest in our community, but the end result is always going to be a band-aid on a bullet wound. We need a new road. Two lanes each direction and bike lanes. Another writer has talked about a potential bond issue so that the CSD can buy the land under the country club.

Wonderful idea, but why don't we do the same thing to finance a new road? Folsom is moving toward us. A better road would increase our property values and make it easier for golfers or others interested in the CC to get here.

Jan Kays's picture
Joined: 05/06/2008
Posts: 92
Post rating: 87

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.  I wish I could vote for you all over again twice. You have done more for us here in Rancho than any other supervisor and I bless you .

Frank Pumilia's picture
Joined: 08/08/2007
Posts: 126
Post rating: 178

Scott Road....

Supervisor Frost

I also thank you ......your efforts are welcomed by all here in Rancho Murieta.

I just received my Sacramento County Real Estate Tax Bill, and it occurred to me that we have about 2500 other property owners in this area using Scott Road.

I know my bill which is over $5000.....but assuming the average bill is $4000 times 2500 .....that is $10,000,000 per year we are sending to the Country.

My question is what services is the county providing Rancho Murieta.  

We pay extra assessment to retain our Fire Station ($200,000 per year)...., maintain our own streets.....have our own security force....have our own Parks System/sports Facilities ......Senoir outreach programs....and many other services provided for their taxes to other Country residents.

Seems to me that we ought to get something tangible for all the $$$$$$ sent to Sac County over the 25 years I have contributed 

Suggest you impart on your fellow Supervisors $50 million for homeless is nice but how about some improvements for those that pay the bills!!

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