Tag: Big Bear Civic Center

DWP Goes Solar

Big Bear lake, CA, November 14, 2014 – Not long ago, the City of Big Bear Lake put together a design/build solar contract that was partially funded by U.S. Department of Energy grant funding. The original solar projects proposed by the city, which include the new solar parking kiosks in the lower lot at the Civic Center which will generate more than 50% of the building’s electricity, came in under budget. The excess grant funds would be lost if not used, which prompted DWP General Manager Reggie Lamson to suggest installing solar panels on the 4200 square feet of south facing roof on the DWP’s office building. Once it was determined that the solar project would be feasible, the City added the DWP project as a second amendment to the original contract. The grant funded half of the $303,000 project cost with the rest coming from DWP reserves. The solar panels are expected to offset the annual $38,000 per year electricity bill by $26,000, making the payback period about six years. The panels should be operational as of tomorrow. If you’re curious how much solar energy is being produced, there is a display screen in the lobby of the office building showing current solar energy...

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Derry To Hold Town Hall Meetings In Big Bear Lake & Forest Falls

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 9, 2012, 3:00pm – Supervisor Neil Derry will be conducting two town hall forums this week in Big Bear Lake and Forest Falls. The town hall meetings are free and open to the public. Supervisor Derry says “it is imperative that, as a county, we ensure that we are effectively providing our residents with vital county services and work to address any issues of concern that are affecting the quality of life in San Bernardino County”. The meetings will begin with a brief update on the state of the county, followed by a question and answer session where the audience is encouraged to ask questions directly to Neil Derry. Supervisor Derry is the local representative for the Third Supervisorial District, which includes both Big Bear and Forest Falls, and he’s been holding town hall meetings throughout his district on a rotating schedule since he took office in 2008. The Big Bear Lake meeting will take place tomorrow at 6:30pm in Hofert Hall at Big Bear Civic Center in Big Bear Lake. The meeting in Forest Falls is scheduled for Thursday, April 12, at 7pm in the Big Falls Lodge on Valley of the Falls Drive in Forest Falls. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP314561.mp3|titles=Derry Town Hall...

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