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Dawn Hodson

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 ,

CPCSD gets financial check-up

Looking under the hood, consultants hired by the Cameron Park Community Services District provided a five-year forecast and financial assessment to the Board of Directors at its April 20 meeting. Presented by Paul Rankin, a senior advisor with the consulting firm of Regional Government Services, the report provides a snapshot of the district’s general fund financial status and identifies […]

May 03, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Flying high: 50 years in the blue sky

Age is no barrier to Cameron Park pilot Bob Jerauld, who, at 82, is still doing what he loves — flying. The recent recipient of the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award from the Federal Aviation Administration, Jerauld earned the award for flying for 50 years without an accident or FAA violation and maintaining his pilot’s license continuously […]

May 03, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

County studying proposed rancheria expansion

Applications from the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians to expand its rancheria drew an emergency request for additional review time from the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. Passed unanimously by the supervisors on April 19, a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs requesting 30 additional days of review was sent the same day. A week later, the […]

May 03, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

TIM fees going down

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors tentatively approved an updated Traffic Impact Mitigation fee program that down the line will make building new homes and commercial facilities in the county more affordable. TIM fees are used exclusively to pay for roads projected to be impacted by new residential or commercial development as well as roadway related improvements […]

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

EID drought restrictions remain … for now

Proposed changes to the El Dorado Irrigation District’s Drought Action Plan were put off, with the board split between those who voted to end all drought-related restrictions for customers and those who voted to make them less onerous. EID did receive one good piece of news as the level of mandated conservation for its customers is now 24 […]

April 20, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,
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