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First of Two Community Meetings Begin Thursday on the “Village Renaissance” Project

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 7, 2012, 12noon: The City of Big Bear Lake will be conducting two community meetings to review the new Village Streetscape Reconstruction Project details and schedule set to begin construction on April 2nd and run through the summer.  The first meeting will be tomorrow, March 8th beginning at 5:30pm and the public is invited, and encouraged, to attend.  The second community meeting is scheduled for the following Thursday, March 15th, at 9:00am.  Both meetings will be held in Hofert Hall at the Civic Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd.  The project has been coined the name “Village Renaissance” which will include the complete reconstruction of the Village “L” to include all new streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, pavers, mid-block crossings, lighting, street signs and two outdoor fire pits and seat walls.  The Village will remain open for business during the construction period and no construction will take place from 12noon on Fridays through the weekends.  This project will be one of the last items funded by the now dismantled Improvement Agency.  Questions should be addressed to Lyle Haynes, Economic Development Director of the City at 866-5831, ext....

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City Council Decides Route To Go With Improvement Agency

Big Bear, Ca, January 10, 2012, 12:00pm – The Big Bear Lake City Council met last night for their regularly scheduled meeting, and the main topic of discussion was the Improvement Agency, and its future.  Last year the state of California passed Assembly Bill 26, which eliminated all improvement agencies for all cities across the state.  Improvement Agency funds, which come from property taxes in designated areas collected for cities, would be then funneled back to the state.  Assembly Bill 27 was put in place so improvement agencies could continue, but would be changed so that they would have very specific projects to work on, however the state supreme court found AB 26 to be legal, and AB 27 to be constitutionally illegal, essentially eliminating all improvement agencies.  To continue with contracted projects that started before the elimination of improvement agencies, the Successor Improvement Agency was created and will be in place until all contracts will be completed, and all bonds are paid.  The County of San Bernardino Tax Assessor will take over the role of collecting and distributing the funds, which were once collected by the improvement agency.  The county will then distribute the funds to other taxing agencies, such as: the City of Big Bear Lake, the Fire Protection District, Bear Valley Unified School District, among others.  The City Council then approved to move forward with having...

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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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Big Bear Lake City Council To Re-Examine Improvement Agency Bond Issuance

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 17, 2011, noon – In Sacramento the State Legislature adopted a Budget that includes a trailer bill that eliminates redevelopment agencies as we know them today, now the Big Bear Lake City Council will have to re-examine an Improvement Agency bond issuance.  Recently, the Council and Agency had decided to issue approximately $16.5 million in Improvement Agency bonds. This non-City debt would’ve been used to fund public improvement and infrastructure projects throughout the City. The proposed action to eliminate redevelopment agencies will result in these locally generated funds being diverted to the State for other general public purposes and services.  Without those funds generated through the Improvement Agency, the City will not be able to fund the projects as planned. A presentation will be provided at a future Council meeting in which the public is encouraged to attend and take part.  If you cannot attend the meeting in person, watch the Council Meeting on Channel 97 or on-line at www.citybigbearlake.com. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30830.mp3|titles=Improvement Agency...

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Special Meeting For School Board Meeting Focuses On Personnel Issues

Big Bear, Ca, June 14, 2011, 12:00pm – The Bear Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Thursday, June 16th at 6:30pm. Board members will discuss removing the adopted budget cut of the High School Activities Director, as it would greatly impact the ASB program at Big Bear High School.  According to the board agenda notes, by reinstating this position in next year’s budget, the board still is above their board-established target of cutting $425,000.  The board will also discuss the elimination of one position, and the possible creation of two more, including the creation of an advisor to the board, which according to the agenda notes, would be a position created to provide advisement to the board in administrative matters as directed by the board.  The meeting will take place at the District Office located off Moonridge road.  The public is encouraged to attend and speak during public comment time. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30821.mp3|titles=BVUSD Special...

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