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Supervisors declare countywide emergency

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors unanimously declared a countywide state of emergency Jan. 1o in order to battle flooding, mudslides and infrastructure damage resulting from recent storms. Requested by Division of Transportation Director Bard Lower, the board’s action allows county crews to streamline efforts to repair and prevent damage to roads and facilities. In […]

No Comment / January 16, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New, returning supes on the job

Judge Suzanne Kingsbury, left, swears in District 1 El Dorado County Supervisor John Hidahl. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

El Dorado County’s Board of Supervisors welcomed new colleague John Hidahl as its first order of business last Tuesday. Presiding El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Suzanne Kingsbury performed swearing-in duties for the new District 1 supervisor and then administered the oath of office to re-elected supervisors Brian Veerkamp (District 3) and Shiva Frentzen (District 2). […]

No Comment / January 10, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

New property tax system gets supervisors’ OK

During its first regular session of the new year the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement for modernizing the county’s property tax system. Recommended by the assessor, auditor-controller and treasurer-tax collector, the initial $1.2 million deal with Megabyte Systems runs through June 2019. Thereafter a maintenance agreement for $310,200 will be in place […]

No Comment / January 09, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sheriff’s facility loan OK

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to accept a $57 million loan for construction of a new public safety facility during a special meeting Dec. 28. Offered through a program of the United States Department of Agriculture, the vote allowed the county to take advantage of a lower interest rate that […]

No Comment / January 02, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Election count complete, certified

Four weeks ago El Dorado County voters performed their civic duty by casting ballots in the 2016 presidential election. While some voted absentee or provisional, more than 83 percent voted overall. The total number of votes cast was 97,024 out of 116,459 registered voters, according to Registrar of Voters Bill Schultz. Schultz sent the data […]

Comments Off / December 09, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Nutting loses appeal, drops lawsuit

Former El Dorado County District 2 supervisor Ray Nutting lost an appeal in the Third Appellate District Court Nov. 29. The appeal challenged a 2014 court ruling that, while acquitting him of four felony charges, found Nutting guilty on misdemeanor charges, including receiving money from county employees and a contractor who regularly does business with the county and was […]

Comments Off / December 05, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Auditor Harn warns of budget crisis

El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn informed the Board of Supervisors last month that the county’s unfunded obligation to CalPERS now exceeds $280 million. CalPERS is the acronym for the California Public Employees Retirement System of which the county is a participant. Most county employees are members of the CalPERS retirement system. Representing more than […]

Comments Off / November 21, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »