Tag: DWP

DWP Meets To Discuss Moon Camp Development

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Water and Power Meeting Tomorrow

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Department of Water and Power Secures $5.2 Million Loan/Grant Money

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 13, 2010, 8:00am – Last Wednesday, September 8th, the Department of Water and Power signed documents officially closing a loan and grant from the US Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Program in the amount of $5,200,000 which consists of $1.6 million in grant money and $3.6 million in the form of a loan at 2.375% interest to be paid back over the next 40 years.  According to DWP General Manager Joel Dickson, the process began over a year ago when the DWP Board of Commissioners directed staff to submit an application with the USDA to request funding for upgrading critical infrastructure.  Dickson states “the funding will be used for drilling, installation and equipping of critical well projects needed to ensure a safe and reliable water supply in the valley for many years to come”.  The well projects include a well on Magnolia Lane in Sugarloaf, a well near Union Bank in Big Bear Lake and two wells in Fawnskin.  The new Magnolia Lane well and the Big Bear Lake well are replacing older wells that have already been taken out of service.  The water supply for Fawnskin is low so the two new wells will provide additional water for that area as well as replacing the one existing well that is 70 years old.  The new funds will also be used for pipeline replacement...

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Big Bear Lake Residents Apply for Positions on the Planning Commission and DWP Board of Commissioners

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 22, 2010, 5:14pm – Last Wednesday at 5pm was the application deadline for full-time Big Bear Lake residents interested in applying to serve on either the Planning Commission or the Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners for terms that extend through June 30, 2013.  According to the City of Big Bear Lake City Clerk, residents who applied for the one available position for the Planning Commission were Barbara Willey, Mary Jones, Don Smith, Robert Jackowski, Todd Bittner, Rusty Barnes, Jerry Roberts and Curtis Bryant.  Applications were accepted for the one seat on the DWP Board from Barbara Willey, Douglas MacIver, Don Smith and Robert Jackowski.  During the next step, staff will contact the Big Bear Lake City Council to schedule a date and time for interviewing the applicants. In other election news, for the zone-specific seats available on the Big Bear Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors; residents who have been issued nomination documents to run again included Todd Murphy for Division 1, Paula Fashempour for Division 2 and Skip Suhay for Division 3.  This November 2, 2010 election will include federal, state and county offices as well as 15 offices specific to the Big Bear Valley.  Prospective candidates have until Friday, August 6 to file candidate papers with the Registrar of Voters in order to be included in the November General...

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DWP Board of Commissioners Hold a Special Meeting Friday, July 23rd

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 22, 2010, 12:25pm – The Board of Commissioners of the Department of Water & Power, City of Big Bear Lake, will conduct a Special Meeting on Friday, July 23, 2010, at 9 am at their offices located at 41972 Garstin Drive in Big Bear Lake.   The purpose of the special meeting is to award contracts to the lowest responsive bidder for the 2010 USDA Funded Pipeline Replacement...

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