BBARWA Governing Board to Reorganize and Discuss Capital Improvement Plan in Today’s Meeting

The Governing Board of the Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency—which includes Chair Liz Harris (representing Big Bear Lake City Council), Vice Chair John Day (Big Bear City Community Services District), Rick Herrick (Big Bear Lake City Council), Rick Ollila (Big Bear City Community Services District), and Tom Brandau (Fawnskin … [Read more...]

Big Bear City Fire Department Hosts Grand Opening of Fire Training Facility, Used By All Local Fire Agencies

The Big Bear City Fire Department hosted a luncheon on Tuesday to celebrate the grand opening of their Paradise Training Facility, in which local fire agencies practice rescue and fire operations.

The Big Bear City Fire Department this week celebrated the grand opening of their firefighter training facility, which is located at the Paradise Way maintenance yard property owned by the Big Bear City Community Services District. In a presentation before the CSD Board of Directors this week, Fire Captain Dave Delay explained that the facility, a … [Read more...]

BBARWA Board Considers Incorporating Fawnskin Into Valley-Wide Sewer System

The Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency Board on Wednesday considered the possibility of incorporating the Fawnskin area for sewer services by BBARWA, which presently serves the rest of the Valley, including those within the City of Big Bear Lake and the service area of the Big Bear City Community Services District. BBARWA’s newest Governing … [Read more...]

BBARWA Meets Tonight

The Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency will conduct their regularly scheduled meeting this evening at 5:00pm.  Agenda items on the consent calendar include appropriation of funds for the “Outfall Line Project” and presentation of the fiscal year annual report.  The Board will discuss treatment plant improvements for possible action and … [Read more...]

City Council Holds on Vote to Increase Sewer and Trash Fees by 5%–Though Decision to Be Made in August, for County’s Tax Roll Deadline

Though the Public Hearing with regard to increased sewer use and trash collection fees had been held at the Big Bear Lake City Council’s July 13 meeting, and these increases were scheduled to be adopted at last night’s meeting of Council, Councilmember Darrell Mulvihill expressed his objection, “If we pass this tonight, on top of other … [Read more...]

New MOU: No Raises for BBARWA Employees, Though No Layoffs Either in Updated Agreement

The Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency is the latest, given economic circumstances, to modify its Memorandum of Understanding with employees. Like the Community Services District before them, the updated BBARWA agreement puts a hold on raises, though assures employees of continued employment—while continuing to hold on rate increases for … [Read more...]

BBARWA’s Governing Board to Address Employee MOU and Treatment Plant Improvements in Evening Meeting; Bob Sellards to Be Recognized as CEWA’s Electrical and Instrumentation Person of the Year

The Governing Board of the Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency meets for their regular meeting this evening, in a session scheduled for 5pm at the BBARWA offices, located at 121 Palomino Drive in Big Bear City. Today’s meeting will include discussion of treatment plant improvements, and the possible establishment of a Budget and Finance … [Read more...]

Appointments to Third District County Commissions Being Made by Supervisor Derry; Registered Voters Can Apply for Vacancies

Since assuming the office of Third District County Supervisor in December, Neil Derry has been busy with, among other things, filling vacancies on Third District Boards and Commissions. In May, Fawnskin resident Tom Brandau was appointed as the fifth member of the Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency’s Governing Board, and Sugarloaf resident … [Read more...]

BBARWA Board to Recognize Employees in Wednesday Evening Meeting

BBARWA employees will be recognized at this evening’s meeting of the Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency’s Governing Board, which convenes at 5pm at 121 Palomino Drive in Big Bear City. In addition to the presentation of service pins to Alisha Crowell and 15-year employee Joe Hanford, the California Water Environment Association’s … [Read more...]

County Supervisors Approve Sugarloaf Roads Project, and Local Commission Appointments for Bob Ybarra and Tom Brandau

Sugarloaf roads are going to get an upgrade, given the approval from the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors this week. The road slurry seal project, estimated to cost $435,000, will cover the entire 23 miles of roads in Sugarloaf, though there is no estimated date of implementation as requests for bids were just approved on May 5. In a … [Read more...]

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