RAY KOLISZ NAMED TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT GENERAL MANAGER

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board met in regular session and appointed a new general manager last night. The board named Ray Kolisz, the District’s Operations Manager, who had been serving as the interim general manager. Public hearing and implementation dates for a proposed 15 percent rate increase have been

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MEET WITH WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water Board met will meet tonight in closed and open session. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the board will discuss a new general manager and proposed rate increases… The Twentynine Palms Water District is scheduled to have their regular meeting on Wednesday, February 25, starting at 6:00 p.m.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT REVEALS TIMELINE FOR ALANIZ OUT, KOLISZ IN AS GENERAL MANAGER

The Twentynine Palms Water District has defined the somewhat confusing chain of events that recently resulted in a change in management. At a special February 4 meeting, the Twentynine Palms Water District reported out of a closed session that was agendized for “potential litigation,” that it had allowed its contract

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ALANIZ OUT, KOLISZ IN AS TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT GENERAL MANAGER

The Twentynine Palms Water District has a new general manager as of Wednesday. At the conclusion of its special meeting—which was legally agendized to discuss potential litigation, not personnel issues—an announcement was made that the board and General Manager Tamara Alaniz had agreed to let her contract expire so that

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. tonight. After public comments, the board will go into closed session with legal counsel over anticipated litigation.

TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD PROPOSES 15% WATER RATE INCREASE

The Twentynine Palms Water District met last night and proposed a 15 percent increase in water rates over the next five years for their customers. The board said the raise is necessary due to costs of chromium-6 and the current and future maintenance for the Water District and inflation increases.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT WITH WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board meets tonight in regular sessions for water and fire business. Reporter Taylor Thacker says raising water rates will be discussed as well as staffing and reimbursement for volunteer firefighters… The Twentynine Palms Water District is scheduled to have their first meeting of the year

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT SELECTS NEW OFFICERS

Last night, the Twentynine Palms Water District board met for their regular meeting. The board members reelected Sam Moore as president and Chauncey Chambers as vice president. The Water District reported that there were zero main leaks in the month of November. On the Fire Department side, Fire Chief Jim

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD REORGANIZES TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District meets tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says they will bring up both water and fire business… The regular meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District is scheduled for Wednesday, December 17, starting at 6:00 p.m. At this meeting, the Directors will elect officers for the upcoming

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RETIREMENT BENEFITS STRAINING TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT FINANCES

Rate increases at the Twentynine Palms Water District were the topic of discussion at last night’s meeting of the Board of Directors. Water rates have not increased since 2011, and the water district does not charge ratepayers enough to fully cover the cost of its retiree health benefits and California

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS, RATE STUDY AND CITY TERMINATION CLAUSE ON TAP

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board meets tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the board will look at water and fire business… The Twentynine Palms Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, November 19, starting at 6:00 p.m. At this meeting, the water district will continue to receive recommendations

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT NAMES NEW BOARD MEMBER; TABLES RATE INCREASE ACTION

Last night, the Twentynine Palms Water District met in a special meeting to discuss raising water rates. After much discussion, a conclusion was not reached and the action on raising rates was tabled until the next meeting in November. The Directors want to find the cheapest increase that will still

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MEETS: RATE INCREASES THIS AFTERNOON, WATER & FIRE TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District will discuss raising their water rates this afternoon, then meet on water and fire business tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks the agendas… The Twentynine Palms Water District will have a special meeting on Wednesday, October 22, starting at 4:00 p.m. The Board members will have

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT TALKS ABOUT RAISING WATER RATES, APPOINTING BOARD MEMBER

The Twentynine Palms Water District met last night to discuss their current water rates. While the District currently meets minimum operating requirements, they said existing rates are insufficient for increasing capital costs, so they are considering raising the cost of water over the next five years. No action was taken

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS, BOARD VACANCY ON AGENDA

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board will meet in both water and fire business tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says, among other items, they will decide how to fill an opening on their board… The Twentynine Palms Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, September 24, starting at 6:00

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LACK OF FACTS STYMIE JOINT TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL AND WATER DISTRICT MEETING

Monday, the Twentynine Palms Water District had a joint meeting with the City of Twentynine Palms to discuss how to format a meeting on Fire Department issues. At the meeting to plan a meeting, no actions took place because the staff did not have all the facts thy needed to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL, WATER DISTRICT, TO HOLD JOINT WORKSHOP TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council and Water District Board of Directors will hold a joint workshop at 6 p.m. tonight. The City Council and Water Board will discuss an agenda for a subsequent joint meeting. The agenda doesn’t indicate the topic of interest, but the future and financial support of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL AND WATER DISTRICT WILL MEET TO MEET

Continuing the dance that began when the Twentynine Palms Water District abandoned a plan to pass control of the local fire department to San Bernardino County, the Water District and the City Council have agreed to meet. Reporter Dan Stork says that first, they will talk about what to talk

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BOURIKAS RESIGNS FROM TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD

Twentynine Palms Water District Board member Bo Bourikas announced he was resigning at the end of last night’s Board meeting. Bourikas said he was resigning due to personal reasons and that last night’s meeting would be his last. The meeting focused on new water conservation restrictions. Due to the statewide

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER TO ENFORCE WATER CONSERVATION

The State of California is facing a major drought and local water agencies are being urged to put measures in place to prohibit wasteful water use. The state has authorized local agencies to fine water wasters up to $500 per day or violation until April 28, 2015 or drought conditions

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