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Big Bear Lake Boating Permits Now Available

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MWD May Create Non Profit Foundation

Big Bear, Ca, September 13, 2010, 8:00am – The Municipal Water District or MWD will hold its regular meeting on Thursday September 16th, at 1:00pm. On the agenda this month is the discussion and possible action on the formation of the MWD Non-profit Foundation.  The concept for the foundation is to support the policies and priorities of the Big Bear Municipal Water District through: public education, volunteer support, fundraising, and development, and key project financial support. The MWD foundation would provide volunteers as needed for district special events such as Kool Kids, Shoreline Cleanup, and Carp Roundup, as well as raise funds and write grant applications for MWD approved projects such as capital improvements, fisheries, invasive species control and protection.  The MWD Board of Directors would appoint foundation board members with two members from each division, for two-year terms.  The MWD foundation if established will also provide their own administrative support, and will not rely on the district office equipment, supplies or employees to carry out their mission.  If established, one of the first tasks of the foundation board will be to raise approximately $2000 to pay the expenses associated with preparing and filing of 501c3 non profit foundation paperwork.  The MWD meeting will be held at 1:00pm at the Big Bear Municipal Water District at 40524 Lakeview Drive in Big Bear...

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Registrar of Voters List the Candidates Who Filed by August 6, 2010 Deadline for Local Seats

Big Bear Valley, CA, August 8, 2010, 4:48pm – The Registrar of Voters deadline for the November 2nd General Election was on Friday, August 6th at 5pm.  The rules for filing indicate that if incumbents do not file, the candidate filing deadline is automatically extended for those positions for non-incumbents only.  According to the Registrar of Voters, candidates who have filed for positions specific for the Big Bear Valley include three available seats for the City of Big Bear Lake City Council candidates David Caretto, Rick Herrick, Carol Mulvihill, Jay Obernolte and Barbara Willey.  Incumbents Darrell Mulvihill and Michael Karp did not file papers.  Mr. Karp stated his reasons for not filing are to care for his wife, Deborah, during her current illness.  Mr. Mulvihill will leave after serving twelve years in office.  Candidates for Bear Valley Unified School District’s two available seats are Mary Beth Bonkowski, Christine Giddens, Belinda Masse-Rainwater, Kenneth Turney, Al Waner and Larry Winslow.  Incumbent Debra Sarkisian is not running for re-election.  Big Bear Community Services District has one seat available for short term and the candidates who filed include Patricia Miller, Paul Terry and Bob Ybarra.  Candidates running for one of the three seats for CSD for long term are John Day, John Green, Marge McDonald, Jeff Newsome, Denise Proffer and James Smith.  As all incumbents did file for the long term CSD, the...

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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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Fifteen Local Seats on November Ballot; Candidate Filing Begins Monday, July 12

Big Bear Valley, CA — Come Monday, July 12, those interested in running for local office in the November General Election may file candidate papers with the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters. The November 2, 2010 election will include federal, state and county offices (with candidates nominated in the June Primary Election), as well as 15 offices specific to the Big Bear Valley. Offices open to candidates Valley-wide include two seats on the board of the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District, two seats on the board of the Big Bear Airport District, and two seats on the school board for Bear Valley Unified School District. Residents within the City of Big Bear Lake* are potentially eligible for one of three seats on the City Council. There are also zone-specific seats available on the Big Bear Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors; two of these, Districts 2 and 3, in Big Bear Lake and one in District 1, which includes Fawnskin and Baldwin Lake. East Valley residents living within the service area of the Big Bear City Community Services District have opportunity to run for one of four seats up for election on the five-member CSD Board of Directors. 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 Election. Upon obtaining papers, candidates...

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