DEADLINE NEARS FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER ASSESSMENT VOTE

Get those ballots in. Managing Editor Tami Roleff reminds Yucca Valley property owners that the sewer assessment vote deadline is approaching…

The deadline for returning ballots for the assessment district for the Yucca Valley sewer project is just over three weeks away. The ballots will be opened and counted following

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LOCAL WATER USAGE VARIATIONS COMPARED

Figures released by the state water board on April 7 show that the state as a whole did not get a good head start on the Governor’s call for a 25 percent water reduction. Californians reduced per capita use by 2.8 percent in February of this year, compared to the

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HI-DESERT WATER IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board will hold a special session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells us why… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. The sole item on the agenda is a two-hour training session on the Federal Emergency Management

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HOLDS PUBLIC FACILITY DEVELOPMENT FEES HEARING

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet in regular session tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says a public hearing on a specific development impact fee and a look at some financial policies are on the agenda… Among the items on tonight’s agenda of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the council

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HI-DESERT WATER DISCUSSES BILLING FOR SEWER CHARGES

The Hi-Desert Water District board of directors spent more than an hour at its meeting last night discussing whether the monthly sewer service charges for Yucca Valley’s future sewer project should be placed on the property owners’ tax bills or included in the monthly water bill. Residents in the audience

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the agenda will primarily tie up more sewer system details…. Among the items on tonight’s agenda for the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors, the directors will be asked to approve a contract template for

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT MAILING OUT ASSESSMENT DISTRICT BALLOTS

The Hi-Desert Water District began mailing ballots Friday to all property owners in Yucca Valley for the sewer project’s assessment district vote. Property owners will have until May 13 to vote on whether or not to support the formation of assessment districts in the town for the sewer project. Approval

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YUCCA VALLEY SEWER SYSTEM SUBJECT OF Z107-7 UP CLOSE SHOW

Representatives from Hi-Desert Water District will be the guests on the Up-Close show tomorrow. General Manager Ed Muzik and Assistant General Manager Mark Ban will be here to answer your questions about the upcoming sewer project and the assessment vote. They’ll be able to answer questions about who the sewer

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HI-DESERT WATER CELEBRATES 1% STATE SEWER SYSTEM LOAN

Hi-Desert Water District celebrates a low-cost loan last night. The tone at the meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors was restrained jubilation. Reporter Dan Stork explains the joy and the restraint… The directors of the Hi-Desert Water District thanked staff, Yucca Valley town officials, regulatory officials and

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HI-DESERT WATER GETS 1% STATE LOAN UPDATE TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District learned that the state will give property owners a 1% loan towards construction of the new sewer system. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Board will meet tonight to discuss the loan, and other matters…

After authorizing the purchase of a water truck and materials and

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STATE TO CONSIDER STRICT WATER RATIONING MEASURES TODAY

The State Water Resources Control Board considers tough water restrictions today that could reshape how we consume water. The Board will discuss the drought and water restrictions for the 400-plus water districts in the state. CalEPA researcher Max Gromberg said, “We are telling all of water districts around the state,

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STATE TO CONSIDER 0 PERCENT LOAN FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER SYSTEM

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors learned at their special meeting Wednesday night that the district’s application for a no-interest loan from the State Water Resources Control Board is on the state board’s agenda for Tuesday, March 17. The district’s entire management team—along with board directors Roger Mayes, Sarann

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HI-DESERT WATER SPECIAL MEETING ON SEWER SYSTEM BUSINESS

The pace of preparations for the Yucca Valley sewer system is quickening, Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Hi-Desert water Board has called a special meeting tonight…

The board of directors for the Hi-Desert Water District will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. Among the items on the

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YUCCA VALLEY SEWER ASSESSMENTS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

The final version of the Assessment District Engineer’s Report for the Wastewater Reclamation Project (the sewer project) was approved last week by the Hi-Desert Water District’s Board of Directors and is now available to view online at www.protectgroundwater.org. In the report, property owners will find information about how each individual

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HI-DESERT WATER APPROVES ASSESSMENT REPORT

Calling its meeting last night one of the most important meetings the Hi-Desert Water District has ever had, the Board of Directors approved the engineer’s assessment district report during a marathon 4-hour meeting, in which directors discussed the report for more than an hour. Assuming the voters pass an assessment

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets in a busy session tonight, with updates, reviews, contracts and loaning the public’s money to an employee with no interest. Managing editor Tami Roleff breaks down the agenda… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will meet at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on

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SOME CONFUSION ABOUT THE YUCCA VALLEY SEWER ASSESSMENT VOTE

The state has mandated that the Town of Yucca Valley stop using septic tanks by next year, and the Hi-Desert Water District has chosen to build a wastewater treatment plant to treat its sewage. The water district will pay for the proposed $145 million sewer project by assessing a portion

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STATE INCREASES WATER ALLOCATIONS FOR LOCAL WATER AGENCIES

With three local water agencies, Hi-Desert, Joshua Basin, and Big Horn Desert View, taking or planning on taking state water to augment their aquifers, some good news: December storm runoff, and close coordination among federal and state water agencies to take advantage of it, will allow the California Department of

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD ASKS FOR TRAINING, GET UPDATES TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the board will ask for emergency training and get a series of updates…. Among the items on tonight’s agenda for the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors, the board will be asked to approve a

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HI-DESERT WATER HEARS ABOUT NEED FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

The Hi-Desert Water District Board met in regular session last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the meeting centered on the hiring of a Sewer treatment plant design and construction manager…. The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors heard a presentation about choosing an engineering firm and construction manager for

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