The Joy Road Area is Approaching High Speed!
The Joy Road Area has found a developer and provider willing to install fiber optic Internet to the home and run the system.
Not DSL. Not satellite. Not wireless Internet. Underground fiber optic cable. The gold standard of Internet communications. And the service includes a nationwide, unlimited telephone plan.
Lightning fast download and upload speeds. No data caps. No throttling. No buffering. Virtually no latency. No crazy overage fees. No weather interference or worry about growing trees (and we love our trees!). 80% of the entire cost will be covered by a state grant, and 20% will be covered by a loan. The customers (that’s us) will pay back the loan along with the monthly service fee for a period of 7 years. For the duration of the loan, the current cost estimates are $95-125 per household (service +loan repayment) per month.
After the loan payoff, the total monthly service fee (taxes included) will drop to around $60/month for unlimited Internet at 1 Gigabit per second download/upload speeds (1,000 Mbps) and unlimited nationwide telephone service.
There are no costs up front, and there are no separate installation fees. But we have to show we have enough interested subscribers to get the developer to proceed with the grant.
So how do we make this happen? Show your interest! Complete the survey!
We are actively reaching out to our neighbors to let them know about this opportunity and encourage early sign-up. The interest of the developer and provider, as well as the ultimate cost of the service, will depend on the number of sign-ups, so every household counts. As of 4/17/15 we are at nearly 80% of the number of households needed to make this happen!
The map shows the areas eligible for this program. If you’re on a pink road, please take the survey at connectjoyroad.net. If your home is in an immediately neighboring area and you think you may qualify as underserved, please complete the survey and tell us in the comments what’s up at your residence.
Are you thinking you're not interested? Take the survey and tell us why. All the info we can get helps!
Occidental Community Council
This OCC Website (http://www.occidental-ca.org) is the public face of our organization.
Events in Occidental are featured on the home page, as well as in our local Calendar. We also provide links to the non-profit organizations in the area. Emergency Preparedness information is available, as well as access to the OCC Minutes of our monthly meetings. We created wooden signs with our website address and posted them at three places in town.
Resource funding went to the Occidental Health Center and Harmony Union School District. Transportation to medical appointments, and children in need of clothing, lunch, etc. are supported.
The Young Writer’s Showcase was supported by the Council.
And the Student Art Show was provided funds for framing artwork for the gallery.
Donations to the RR Senior Center support the Senior Lunch Program held at St. Philips Church. The Church Roofing Fund was a recipient of OCC funding.
OCC contributed to The April Fool’s Parade organized by the Occidental Center for the Arts.
Toys for Tots receives our donations every holiday season.
The Bodega Land Trust was the recipient of funds to organize a community meeting to discuss the future of the Occidental Community Center, which led to the establishment of the OCC Advisory Committee.
We donated to Ocean Song so kids can have a fun, educational environmental experience at camp.
Landscaping in downtown Occidental by The Water’s Edge benefitted from funding.
The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center received a donation.
Ground clean-up equipment was purchased by Gino Gaffney with OCC funding.
Two Dog Waste Stations were erected and paid for by the OCC.
OCC contributed to the Occidental Center for the Arts as a member, by purchasing a Patio Paver, and contributing to the Heater replacement project.
KOWS.fm was also the beneficiary of funding from OCC. We love and support our local radio station!
Please consider joining us on the Council.
$25 /yr. for OCC Associate Membership.
PO Box 17, Occidental, CA 95465
Click the above link to seel local events - music, benefits, festivals, meetings & more.
To include an event, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
YMCA Occidental Community Center Sports Calendar (follow this link to YMCA events)
Harmony Union School District Calendar (follow this link to Harmony School events)
Occidental Emergency Preparedness
Occidental Emergency Preparedness (OEP) invites neighborhoods to organize for disaster readiness. The MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD program is designed for up to 20 residential households to gather and get to know each other and survey what resources, hazards and special needs they have. For more info and to sign up, call 707 874 3784 or email: email@example.com
Join OEP: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to get involved more in the community there are many opportunities.
The Occidental Community Council meets on the third Saturday at 10:30am each month at the Community Center. Come help us plan our annual fundraiser and spend the proceeds on worthy projects.
The Occidental Community Center Planning Project has posted UPDATES on the Sonoma County Parks Department website here. Public meetings are the second Tuesday of the month from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the Occidental Community Center.
The Occidental Community Choir has try-outs every year.
The OCA - Occidental Center for the Arts is a great non-profit.
The OAEC - Occidental Arts and Ecology Center - offers Volunteer Days on Wednesdays if you want to play in a beautiful garden.
And the OCSD - Occidental Community Services District - hold public meetings regarding the local water and fire departments on the third Tuesday each month.
The OEP - Occidental Emergency Preparedness team is available for Map Your Neighborhood gatherings and other resources. So there are lots of civic minded projects to join, if you are so inclined. It takes a village.......
The OCC Events Calendar has information about concerts, the farmers markets, school performances and offerings, as well as pancake breakfasts and other benefits and classes put on by us locals.
KOWS.fm Radio (107.3 fm) appreciates your support and is looking to fill some slots with local talent...talk show?....a style of music?....use your imagination....
No need to do a show every week...flexibility is encouraged! http://www.kows.fm
You can call the office: 707 874 9090 or email: email@example.com
Occidental Community Center Advisory Council is a volunteer group advising Sonoma County government officials on the design, programming, and management of a new community facility to provide recreation, education, social events and services to the residents of Camp Meeker, Occidental and Freestone. http://www.occidentalcommunitycenter.org
Occidental Community Services District
3rd Tuesday of each month, 7:00pm, at the Occidental Firehouse
Occidental Community Council
3rd Saturday of each month, 10:30am, at the YMCA Community Center
Harmony School District Board of Trustees
3rd Thursday of each month (except July), 7:00pm at the Harmony School Library
Salmon Creek Watershed Council
Meets every fourth Tuesday of the month, from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Salmon Creek School - 1935 Bohemian Hwy.
Occidental Farmer’s Market
Fridays - June thru October. 4pm til Dusk.
Senior Lunch at Cafe West
Every Monday and Wednesday at noon at St. Philips Center. Seniors
are invited for lunch and companionship. $4.00 donation suggested. Please make reservations at least one day in advance: 869-0618.
Occidental YMCA Adult Open Gym Nights
(no contact info)
Indoor Soccer - Mondays 8pm
Basketball - Tuesdays 7pm
Volleyball - 7:30pm
The Rural Foods Program has been operating since 1988. Every second Tuesday of the month, volunteers at St. Philip's offer an assortment of groceries and produce to low income people in the area. Registration begins at 8:30 am. Goods are distributed from 9am to 11am. The Redwood Empire Food Bank and the Community Supplemental Food Program provide an additional box of groceries for seniors on a fixed income. And the "Betty Bag" is for families with children. To learn more you can call the Coordinator, Rod DeMartini at 874 3812 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zumba Classes - YMCA/Occidental Community Center: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9am to 10am. $5 per class.
Youth Indoor Soccer: Tuesdays 4:30pm
Tae Kwon Do: Thursdays 3:30 Strength & Stretch: Mon. & Wed. 9am
Occidental Community Council Minutes
Links to PDF files:
2015 - Jan | Feb | Mar
2014 - Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | June | July | Sept | Oct | Nov
2013 - Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | June | July | Aug | Sept | Oct
2012 - Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | June | July | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov
2011 - Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | June | July | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov
2010 - Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr
| July | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov
2009 - Jan | Feb | Mar | April | May | June | Aug | Nov
2008 - Dec | Nov | Sept | Aug | July | June | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan
2007 - Dec
Occidental Community Services District
Links to PDF files:
Notes for 2015- Feb
Notes for 2014- Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | June | July
Notes for 2013- Apr | June | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov | Dec
Notes for 2012 -Jan | Feb | Mar | July | Aug |
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