Michael Raffety

Plan now for water saving

From the documents the El Dorado Irrigation District produced for its revenue-saving refinancing comes a list of the district’s largest customers. The list also serves as a blueprint for saving water. There is little prospect of saving water this year, except through the individual efforts of its customers. But that doesn’t mean EID shouldn’t plan […]

February 07, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged

Bass Lake sale still in play

Despite an item in the Bass Lake Bulletin recent newsletter asserting that the sale of Bass Lake by the El Dorado Irrigation District is stalled, officials told Village Life the sale is still in the works. The 140 acres around the lake has been for sale since March. The Bulletin said negotiations had stalled because […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Ex-DSA prexy charged in embezzling scheme

Retired El Dorado County deputy sheriff Donald Philip Atkinson, 50, of El Dorado Hills was arrested in Nevada Thursday morning on 44 counts of embezzlement, fraud, forgery, perjury, grand theft and theft from an “elder or dependent adult.” Bail was set by Judge Daniel B. Proud at $1 milion, according to the arrest warrant. The […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

EDH sewer plant permit in doubt

The El Dorado Hills Wastewater Treatment Plant’s permit is in limbo after a tie vote failed to advance the permit renewal process. A request to approve a $56,000 consulting contract to aid the permit renewal process got a no vote from El Dorado Hills-based Director Alan Day Feb. 27. “I have a real problem voting […]

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Biz park sewer lift to be replaced

T&S Construction Co. will build a new sewer lift station at the El Dorado Hills Business Park after it was the low bidder at $1,285,900. Including El Dorado Irrigation District construction management, consultants and testing, PG&E electricl service relocation and a contingency fund bring the total project costs to $1.6 million. The lift station, one […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Traffic impact mitigation fee cuts due

Traffic Impact Mitigation Fees could drop 14.7 percent overall, according to figures discussed Monday by El Dorado County Director of Transportation Jim Ware. That won endorsement from the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. The total reduction would be $138.6 million compared to the 2008 total traffic improvement program of $942.8 million. The 2010 adopted […]

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Kane retires; Heinzer promoted

Liz Kane, 70, retired Dec. 13 after 11 years as the Mountain Democrat’s fourth sports editor. Working with Kane for the past 11 years is sports writer Jerry Heinzer, who took over as sports editor Dec. 14, announced Group Editor Michael Raffety. Heinzer also coordinates Oak Ridge High School sports coverage for Village Life. Liz […]

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