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SHIRLEY KIMBERLIN Everything I list turns to SOLD! 805-886-0228 DAVID JASKOLSKI INSURANCE AGENCY INC. CARPINTERIA/SB • 805.684.8808 • LIC# 0129684 WWW.FARMERSAGENT.COM/DJASKOLSKI Trio of projects gets ARB nod This week’s listings on the back page Let it grow Faith Lutheran proposes parsonage The  pastor  at  Faith  Lutheran  Church  is  one  step  closer  to  a  50-yard  commute.  On  March  27,  the  Carpinteria Architectural review Board recommended preliminary approval for plans to construct a parsonage on the southwest corner of the church property, accessible through a driveway off Ogan Road.  If approved as planned, the parsonage will consist  of a single story, 2,219-square-foot modular home and  484-square-foot garage. The church intends to remove  eight of its 58 avocado trees in order to make way for the construction.  John Welty represented Faith Lutheran at the public hearing and explained to ArB members that the proposed location was chosen for several reasons. The  trees in that area are not as healthy as the others, and  longterm plans include construction of a sanctuary in the southeast corner of the property.  The Planning Commission is tentatively scheduled to consider the project on May 5. New Holly tower in the works The city’s Parks and rec Department has set its sites on improving the Holly Avenue lifeguard tower,  a project that was generally well-received by the ArB on March 27. Plans include a 10-foot by 14-foot storage room beneath the lifeguard kiosk and observation deck. The proposed kiosk includes wood siding and  large glass windows on all sides. Plans call for the new  tower to be constructed in approximately the same area as the existing one, though its 19-foot height is three  feet taller than the current tower. City Planner nick Bobroff noted that the proposed tower is very similar in style and function to the existing tower on Ash Avenue. ARB members supported the  project but suggested a more decorative base, given the  tower’s visibility from the parking lot. M3 mixed-use moves forward Plans for the mixed-use project proposed by M3 Multifamily  at  4819  Carpinteria Ave.  received  an  inprogress review by the ARB on March 27, and board  members generally liked what they saw. The review  gave applicants a chance to have new details considered by the ArB before investing in full working drawings by architects and engineers. M3 Multifamily, a Santa Barbara-based company that  purchases and manages apartment complexes, owns  the vacant lot and plans to construct an 8,080-squarefoot  building  with  retail  space  on  the  ground  floor,  office space above and two one-bedroom apartments  behind the offices on the second floor. M3 plans to occupy the offices.  The ArB will review the plans once more when details have been finalized and the M3 is ready to for  building permits. Joel Conroy Isla and Othello Gonzalez, grandchildren of B&G Color Nursery owners Jorge and Irma Gonzalez, lead Coastal View News photographer Joel Conroy on a mini-tour of B&G during the March 29 Carpinteria Greenhouse and Nursery Tour. Six local nurseries opened their doors to the public that day to showcase the start-to-finish process of growing flowers—as well as succulents, lettuce and other products—in Carpinteria. More photos from the tour can be seen on pages 12 and 13. Deputy Banks lauded for community service Homegrown Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Banks was honored on March 27 as the lions Club’s 2013 outstanding Public Safety officer. Banks, the son of recently retired Chief Deputy Geoff Banks,  has worked for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department since 2006 and is currently a Special Duty Deputy and Detective Investigator. Funding cuts at the Carpinteria Substation during  the recession led Banks to take on the tasks typically assigned to a community resource deputy, station sergeant and detective.  “In reality, he is performing the duties of most of the eliminated  positions and is doing the work of three people at times,” stated  a press release from the Lions. Banks was instrumental in developing  the  “Coffee  with  a  Cop”  program,  which  has  now  been  replicated  throughout  the  county.  He  is  also  a  member  of  the  department’s SWAT team.  The  annual  officer  award  is  given  to  promote  community  awareness of the security, emergency services and professionalism provided to the people of the Carpinteria Valley. This year,  nominations  were  submitted  from  the  Sheriff’s  Department,  Carpinteria-Summerland Fire District, the California State Parks  and the California Highway Patrol. The Lions Club’s Outstanding Public Safety Officer Matt Banks pictured with wife Aimee and sons Kyle, 8, and Connor, 6.

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