Since making committee assignments in January, Community Services District President John Day gave each of his fellow CSD Board members opportunity to report on committee progress at last night’s regular meeting of CSD, which governs services for the unincorporated areas of the East Valley including Big Bear City. Though most committees have not yet met since assignments were made on January 19, the Park Committee will meet with the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District later this month to review progress and funding for Paradise Park, to be developed on CSD property in Big Bear City. Newest Director Barbara Beck reported that, as a member of the Environment Committee, she has met with the Solid Waste Department’s Superintendent Mark Motherspaw to investigate costs for a potential Clean Bear Site, which the City of Big Bear Lake offers for trash disposal. Given increased trash and roadside litter over the holidays, Day had asked the Environment Committee to address. As for investigating a potential public disposal site, Beck noted, “We are moving speedily along on that.” Her co-committee member Jeff Newsome, however, suggested that CSD be mindful of any spending on new projects, given the current economic climate though CSD remains fiscally sound.
The CSD Directors also unanimously voted in support of LAFCO nominee James Curatalo, Jr. to represent CSD as a special district voting member for the county commission. Curatalo, who is president of the Cucamonga Valley Water District, has been a LAFCO alternate voting member for six years, and garnered the CSD vote given his experience with the water district and as a battalion chief for the City of Rancho Cucamonga’s Fire Protection District.