Dawn Hodson

Planners approve memory care facility

The El Dorado County Planning Commission was in an obliging mood on July 28 as it approved all the items on its agenda. Approved on a unanimous vote was a conditional use permit for the Westmont Living Assisted Living-Memory Care Facility. To be located at the corner of Golden Foothills Parkway and Carson Crossing Drive in […]

August 03, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Plenty of open seats on November ballot

Those running for a local public office this November have less than three weeks to indicate their intentions; Aug. 12 is the deadline to submit paperwork to the El Dorado County Elections Department. The nomination period can be extended to Aug. 17 if the incumbent decides not to run by the Aug. 12 deadline. The nomination extension […]

July 27, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

May statewide residential water conservation at 28 percent

The State Water Resources Control Board recently announced that Californians cut residential water use by 28 percent in May in comparison with the amount of water used in May 2013. According to the SWB, cumulatively local water suppliers have saved 1.6 million acre feet in the 12 months since mandatory conservation goals began — enough […]

July 20, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged

EID’s Abercrombie on medical leave

The El Dorado Irrigation District board appointed General Counsel Tom Cumpston as acting general manager at a special closed-door meeting on July 7 while General Manager Jim Abercrombie is out on medical leave. Abercrombie has been with EID since 2009 as its general manager. He is a registered civil engineer with a master’s in business administration. He previously worked at […]

July 13, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

EID refinances, takes on more debt

With an improved bond rating in the bank, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors voted to refinance up to $25 million in revenue bonds at a lower interest rate as well as to issue up to $57 million in new debt in the form of Certificates of Participation at its June 27 meeting. […]

July 06, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

EID looks at solar/hydro power boosts

The need to invest in more energy generating projects was on the May 23 El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors’ meeting agenda. At previous meetings board members, in particular Directors Dale Coco and George Osborne, expressed concern that energy costs could double by 2020 due to the state’s goal of promoting renewable energy sources. The district spends 10 percent […]

June 01, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Bass Lake projects get revised

The El Dorado County Planning Commission recently approved revisions and one-year extensions of subdivision maps for three different housing developments, all of which are included in the Bass Lake Hills Specific Plan. Submitted by BL Road, LLC, a 114-unit residential development called Hawk View and 113-unit called Bell Ranch are to be constructed in El Dorado Hills. […]

May 11, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

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