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Meeting to Discuss Village L Improvements Overviews Plans

Big Bear, Ca, November 11, 2011, 3:00pm – The City of Big Bear Lake Improvement Agency and the Planning Commission will hold a joint special workshop on Monday, November 14th at 10:00am in Hofert Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is for members of both the Improvement Agency and Planning Commission to receive an update on progress on the design for the Village L streetscape and Knickerbocker channel trail capital improvement projects.  The objective for the streetscape projects is to replace current walkways to enhance and improve pedestrian walk-ability, and the overall aesthetic appearance of the Village L.  For the Knickerbocker channel trail, the objective is to provide a new trail for pedestrians and bicyclists with a connection to the lake, and to link to a future parking lot to be constructed somewhere on Knickerbocker road.  The Improvement Agency and Planning Commission will be provided with updates from the projects contractors, RRM Design Group and the Matich Corporation.  If the timelines for design and approval go as planned, it is thought that construction on these projects could begin as early as next spring.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend the...

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Planning Commission To Look Into Alternative Methods To Inform Public

Big Bear, Ca, October 28, 2011, 4:00pm – In the future the City of Big Bear Lake may be using other methods to get information out to the public than the newspaper.  Historically public notices have legally had to be published in the newspaper to announce issues that need public input, or that are to be brought to the public’s attention.  At a recent California League of Cities meeting, the issue was brought up that newspapers may not be the best venue to get information out to the community anymore as readership levels have gone down across not only California, but the entire United States. The Big Bear Lake City Council sent the idea to Planning Commission to look into alternative forms of getting public notices out to the residents of the Valley.  Some of the ideas are email alerts, fliers in newsletters or mailers, or a page on the city website for these items.  Jim Miller, City of Big Bear Lake Community Development Direct told KBHR that the city is “not trying to eliminate anything, we are just trying to see how we can reach people better.”  Miller also added that the younger generations don’t read newspapers like past generations.  The issue will be discussed at the November 16th meeting of the Planning Commission, and the public is encouraged to attend and provide...

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City Council 3-2 Split on City Manager’s Annual Pay

Big Bear, Ca, July 28, 2011, 3:00pm – The Big Bear Lake City Council and the Improvement Agency met yesterday in a special meeting to discuss and approve changes made to the City Managers contract.  Council voted to remove City Manager Jeff Mathieu’s housing allowance from the contract, and to remove payment that came from the Improvement Agency.  In a three to two vote, Council also voted to increase the City Manager’s base pay from $185,000 a year to $221,000 a year.  Mayor Pro Tem Rick Herrick and Councilman David Carretto voted against the pay increase.  Councilman Carretto stated that he had done some research on other City Manager’s pay levels within San Bernardino County and that the average was $218,000.  Mayor Pro Tem Herrick and Councilman Carretto both thought that for the size of our city, the City Manager’s annual salary should be lower than $200,000.  Both praised Mathieu on his work done, and stated that their reason was not based on performance but on the size and financial scope of the city.    The meeting was adjourned, and no members of the public...

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City Council To Decide Fate of Improvement Agency

Big Bear, Ca, July 11, 2011, 12:00pm – The Big Bear Lake City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting tonight, July 11th, in Hofert Hall.  Council will go into closed session at 5:00pm and will conduct an employee performance evaluation for the City Manager.  Open Session will begin at 6:30pm, and items on the agenda include: the award of a construction contract for the Knickerbocker sidewalk installation and street improvements, the approval of awarding a contract for the design of Big Bear Boulevard overhead monument signs, and affirming the re-appointment of Steven Foulkes, William Giamarino, and Robert Tarras to four year terms on the Department of Water and Power board of commissioners. Council will also be deciding the fate of the Improvement Agency.  To improve state budget problems in exchange the Big Bear Improvement Agency will be allowed to continue, however the Improvement Agency as Big Bear has known it will be changing. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting, and may speak during public comment time. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30889.mp3|titles=City Council July 11...

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City To Reevaluate Big Bear Lake & Moonridge Plans

Big Bear, Ca, June 27, 2011, 12:00pm –  The Big Bear Lake City Council will meet tonight for their regularly scheduled meeting.  Council will discuss and consider amending the five-year implementation plan for the Big Bear Lake and Moonridge Improvement areas.  The resolution that was approved at the last meeting, needs to be amended due to Governor Jerry’s Brown’s rejection of the state budget, caused a proposed city bond for capital improvements to fail.  Council will also discuss and consider approving a professional services agreement with RRM Design Group for an amount not to exceed $895,576 for the design, engineering and construction documents for seven identified Village capital improvement projects. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting which will take place in Hofert Hall, at...

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