Who Are We
Ground Squirrel Hollow Community Services District was established June the 8, 2004 by way of election, (Measure I-04, J-04, and K-04) for the purpose of providing road maintenance services within their respective boundaries pursuant to Government code section 61100 (I) which provides that the district may:
"Acquire, construct, improve, and maintain streets, roads, rights-of-way, bridges, culverts, drains, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and any incidental works. A district shall not acquire construct, improve, or maintain any work owned by any other public agency unless that other public agency gives its written consent."
The roads constructed within the District are not constructed to county road standards and were not maintained by the County prior to the formation of the District
Generally, road maintenance includes smoothing of road base surfaces to control dirt and debris, annual inspection of street surfaces, repair of pot holes and cracks as needed and the rebuild ing of road base, Additionally, arterial roads are periodically chip sealed. The roads maintained by these Districts are compatible with residential access roads standards set by Cal Fire and are not constructed and/or maintained in the normal course to accommodate large (heavy) commercial vehicles such as garbage trucks.
Solid Waste Services
On March 20, 2014, the San Luis Obispo County Local Agency Formation Commission approved activation of solid waste powers for the District to serve the residents located within their current boundaries pursuant to California Government Code Section 61100(c):
Collect, transfer, and dispose of solid waste, and provide solid waste handling services, including, but not limited to, source reduction, recycling, and composting activities, pursuant to Division 30 (commencing with Section 40000), and consistent with Section 41821.2 of the Public Resources Code.
Solid waste services are provided by a contract hauler, Paso Robles Country Disposal, under a franchise agreement. Solid waste services in the community had historically been administered by SLO County. No change to the service level or hauler occurred due to the activation of solid waste powers by the District. The GSHCSD Board's action to activate solid waste powers was focused on the direct connection between road improvements and maintenance services and community solid waste services. Community solid waste service including diversion are best met by local control of the franchise funds to support the programs. Coordination between road projects and solid waste services can be done more efficiently if both community services are controlled by the same public agency.
The Franchise Solid Waste Hauler for Ground Squirrel Hollow is Paso Robles Country Disposal. Please contact them at (805) 238-2385 or www.countrydisposal.com for all solid waste questions or services in the community.
For information regarding recycling or hazardous waste disposal please contact the San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority, visit iwma.com or call (805) 782-8530.
The Ground Squirrel Hollow Community Services District strives to provide these services in the most cost effective and efficient manner possible. The District identifies and anticipates concerns, problems and opportunities, and takes action to address them. The District also provides a catalyst for the involvement of residents, in the development and maintenance of roads within the district.