The CSD provides landscape maintenance for parks, corridors, trails with assessments paid by property owners in benefit zones.
Camden Benefit Zone
The CCSD has completed landscape improvements in West Camden Drive roundabout and the four landscaped planters surrounding the roundabout. The improvements replaced a majority of the existing plants and groundcover. New plants provide more color and a fresh new look. The new plants include:
- Accorus: Rich golden blades to create powerful accents.
- Coleonema: Light, wispy shrub that displayed attractive, tiny pink blossoms over a long season. Golden health-like leaves are very fragrant when crushed.
- Juncus: Clumps of stiffly-upright, blue-gray needles radiate from its base creating a textural accent, adding cool hues and bold form.
- Phormium: Long, arching leaves are centered with salmon-pink to coral red with narrow bronze-green margins. This plant adds unique color and texture to the landscape.
In addition, large rocks have been placed on the West Camden Drive roundabout. The rocks will add an aesthetic touch and also prevent vehicles from driving across the roundabout causing damage to the existing turf.
Camden Weir Alternatives for Repair or Replacement
by Fred Bremerman, Management Analyst
The Cosumnes Community Services District (CCSD) owns a weir on Laguna Creek at Camden Greenbelt. In 1998, CCSD constructed the weir to regulate water flows in Laguna Creek. The State Department of Fish and Game designed the weir and required CCSD to construct the weir.
The weir is not functioning as originally intended. Some flows lead around the sides and bypass the weir entirely during dry weather. In storm events, flow overtops the weir and creates erosion on surrounding earthen banks. Measures to correct the leakage have been attempted in the past, but have not provided a long-term solution.
CCSD has hired West Yost Associates to prepare a report evaluating alternatives to repair or replace the Camden Greenbelt Weir. West Yost Associates has worked extensively with the City of Elk Grove on water and drainage issues. The West Yost Associates report will identify alternatives to meet these objectives:
- Eliminate the weir leaks
- Provide the ability to easily measure the flow rate through the weir
- Minimize weir repair or replacement costs
- Provide a sustainable solution that minimizes the long-term maintenance costs to the CCSD
The final report is expected in May 2013. In June 2013 CCSD plans to hold a community meeting so interested stakeholders can be informed of the alternatives for weir repair or replacement. Any alternative must comply with a multitude of local, State, and Federal laws.
To report any park maintenance concerns, please contact the 24-hour CSD
Maintenance Hotline at 405-5688.