Tag: Big Bear City CSD

BBCCSD’s GM Scott Heule Announces Retirement

Big Bear City, CA – Scott Heule, the General Manager of the Big Bear Community Services District since 2014, announced that he will retire from his position as head of the agency on July 21, 2017. During his tenure at the BBCCSD, the district adopted it’s first official agency Mission Statement and five-year strategic plan, and updated it’s branding to help celebrate the agency’s 50th anniversary. Heule stated, “It has been a high honor to serve the citizens and visitors of Big Bear City and work with a dedicated Board of Directors and highly professional staff providing water, sewer,...

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BBC CSD Celebrates 50 Years

Big Bear City, CA, July 21, 2016 – The Big Bear City Community Services District is having a celebration for the 50th Anniversary of the District. The event will be held on Monday, August 1, 2016, at 5:00 pm at the Big Bear City CSD District office in Big Bear City. There will be equipment, including trash trucks, for public viewing, along with fun, goodies, and treats. The Big Bear City CSD was formed in 1966. Originally, it was 3 separate agencies; the Big Bear City Sanitation District, the Big Bear City Fire Protection District, and the Big Bear City Street Lighting District. In 1967,...

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Bear Valley Election Results Are In

Big Bear, CA, November 5, 2014 – In many ways the national and local elections of 2014 were remarkable, and with 100% of the San Bernardino County precincts counted, we can report the following for the Big Bear Valley. With impressive results, the California State Assembly District 33 was won by Big Bear resident and current City Council Mayor Jay Obernolte. The three positions for Big Bear City CSD will be filled with the two incumbents, Karen Oxandaboure and John Green, along with Al Ziegler. The Bear Valley Unified School District seats were won by long time incumbent Ken Turney, along with Steve Foulkes, who won in a convincing manner. The crowded field of the Big Bear City Airport Board was won by Joseph Kelly and Steve Baker, along with Gary Steube who landed the two year seat. The Municipal Water District will have Maryanne Lewis returning to office for District two. And new to the Board, winning with ease, is Charlie Brewster for the MWD’s 3rd District. In addition, and noteworthy, the Big Bear Lake City Council election was done by affirmation as it was an uncontested race. Returning to office will be incumbents Rick Herrick and Dave Caretto, and joining them will be new member, Randy Putz. Swearing in for all locally elected members will take place sometime after the County of San Bernardino Registrar of Voters...

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New Water Use Regulations Coming?

Big Bear, CA, Sept. 11, 2014 – Governor Brown is expected to sign several bills, approved by the state legislature, into law this month, requiring local agencies to set up long term groundwater management plans. These new laws would allow state and local governments to intervene in groundwater use if necessary. California draws close to 60 percent of its water from groundwater sources and is the only state in the Western United States without groundwater management laws in place. Some who rely on private wells for their water see the potential law as an intrusion on their property rights. However, supporters of the law point out that groundwater is all connected and must be shared in times of drought. The Big Bear area was identified as one of the more than 500 groundwater basins throughout California and ranked as a ‘medium priority’ basin. That means Big Bear may be required to form a local groundwater sustainability agency by June of 2017 who would then have to adopt a long term plan by 2022. This new agency would monitor all groundwater use including private wells and allow DWP and CSD to modify pumping in areas where supply has declined. Currently, Big Bear’s water use appears to be in balance. With a relatively low water use rate per capita and some water use restrictions already in place, Big Bear’s groundwater supply...

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Passing of Marge McDonald

Big Bear City, CA August 10, 2013, updated:  Marge McDonald of Sugarloaf passed away on Friday August 9, 2013. The Memorial Service is scheduled for Sunday, August 18th at 4:00 PM at Summit Christian Fellowship located at 41965 Garstin Dr. in Big Bear Lake, across from the DWP office. Marge McDonald served the public as an elected official on the Big Bear City Community Services District. Marge was a staple in the Big Bear community where you could expect to see her at any number of events which could be political in nature or at a public meeting where she openly gave her opinion. She had an endless passion for Big Bear. Marge was also known for her cake baking business and the love of her family.  She would have been 93 years old on August...

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