City Council to Consider DWP Board Representation from Outside Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA -- Department of Water and Power customers living outside the boundaries of the City of Big Bear Lake have long campaigned for representation on the DWP Board of Commissioners. In August 2009, the DWP Board made a recommendation that the City Council consider a change in residency requirements for commissioners, as roughly 40 … [Read more...]

Planning Commission, Airport District, BVUSD and Municipal Water District Boards Meet This Week

Big Bear Valley, CA -- There are four more public meetings being held by local governing agencies in the coming days, the first of which is this afternoon’s Planning Commission meeting for the City of Big Bear Lake. In their 1:15 meeting in Hofert Hall, the Planning Commission led by Chair Anne Zimmerman will consider a request to install a … [Read more...]

Department of Water and Power and County Supervisors Hold Tuesday Morning Meetings

There are two public meetings scheduled for tomorrow morning, the first of which is the 9am meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Department of Water and Power. Tuesday morning’s meeting, to be held at the DWP offices on Garstin Drive in Big Bear Lake, is scheduled to include board committee assignments, as well as contract approval, to … [Read more...]

Steve Foulkes Retains Position as DWP Chairman, Per Thursday’s Unanimous Board Election

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The Board of Commissioners for the Department of Water and Power convened for a special meeting yesterday morning, during which time board elections were conducted. However, all existing positions remain intact, so Steve Foulkes will continue as the chairman of the board for the DWP, Fred Miller remains as vice chairman and … [Read more...]

School Board Meets at BBHS This Evening; Airport District, DWP and MWD Also Scheduled to Meet This Week

The Board of Trustees for the Bear Valley Unified School District will be headed to Big Bear High School this evening, as the regular board meeting will be taking place at the school site, where Principal Mike Ghelber will share specifics of a Principal Data Presentation. This evening’s BVUSD meeting at BBHS is also scheduled to include a … [Read more...]

CSD Accepts Water Master Plan, Reviews Board Election Policy, and Signs 40-Year Lease With the Rec’ and Park District

The award-winning team of the CSD Water Department (from left): Greg Ricketts, Jerry Griffith, Superintendent Tim Moran, Ralph Marquardt and Joe Saali.

The Board of Directors for the Big Bear City Community Services District convened for their one regular meeting of the month (as February 15’s will be adjourned for the Presidents’ Day holiday) and, under the direction of new President Marge McDonald, the February 1 meeting began with presentation items. For starters, the CSD Water Department, … [Read more...]

Big Bear Valley in Recovery from Epic Storm; Monday Morning Update on Power, Roads, Schools, Mail, Emergency Shelter

The "storm of the decade" has made for an adventure in rugged (yet beautiful) mountain living.

Big Bear Valley, CA -- Last week’s storms were epic, in that we received five feet of snow in the Big Bear Valley, prompting a state of emergency to be declared by the County of San Bernardino. Though we had a beautiful, sunny weekend, many of us (if not most of us) have gone hours or even days without power, phone, cable, Internet, water and … [Read more...]

City Council Addresses Proposed DWP Fees, Sewer Project Contract and Parking Tickets–But Doesn’t Vote (Yet)

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This week’s Big Bear Lake City Council agenda included a first reading of an ordinance to modify fees—not rates--for the Department of Water and Power, including capacity and meter hookup charges for new customers, as well as the updating of four of 13 administrative fees (which only account for about 1% of the utility’s total revenue). In a … [Read more...]

City Council to Address Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Parking Violation Fees and Water Connection Fees in Monday Meeting

Big Bear Lake's Mayor Liz Harris also chairs the BBARWA Governing Board

The City Council of Big Bear Lake meets for their first meeting of the year, this evening at 6:30pm in Hofert Hall in the Big Bear Lake Civic Center. This evening’s meeting includes two Public Hearing items, one with regard to the moratorium on the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries within Big Bear Lake, the other with regard to the … [Read more...]

Sub-Committee Moves Forward in Process Allowing DWP Board Representation from All Service Areas, Not Just Big Bear Lake

Key representatives of the City of Big Bear Lake and the Department of Water and Power met this morning, to discuss an amendment to the city charter, 20some years later, that would allow all DWP customers, rather than only those in Big Bear Lake, to apply to serve on the DWP Board of Commissioners. Though the meeting included discussion by DWP … [Read more...]