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Details of Skeel settlement released

Attorneys for the El Dorado Hills Community Services District and John Skeel settled the lawsuit brought by the former general manager over his 2011 firing. The final settlement document was signed on Sept. 11 and released to Village Life on Sept 18. The settlement awards $150,000 to Skeel, half of which will be covered by […]

Comments Off / September 24, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Chuck Hammond loves public service

EDHCSD candidate Chuck Hammond said he'd like to see more volunteerism in his community. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

“Anyone who tells you that you can’t be in politics and be a good guy is lying to you.” That’s the gospel according to Chuck Hammond, the effusive candidate for the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors who hopes to come six votes closer than he did in 2010, when he lost […]

1 Comment / September 17, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Skeel suit settled; $150,000 award to former GM

John Skeel has had a good summer. He landed a job in July, taking the reins of the Tahoe Resource Conservation District, and now he has some spending money. The El Dorado Hills Community Services District has settled a lawsuit filed by its former general manager, agreeing to a settlement “in the neighborhood of $150,000,” […]

7 Comments / September 17, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

State responsibility areas defined … sort of

The omnipresent El Dorado Hills Fire District encompasses virtually every parcel in El Dorado Hills, yet the state has designated roughly half of the community as a State Responsibility Area for fire protection, which until now has meant little to residents. That’s about to change with the newly enacted state fire prevention fee on parcels […]

4 Comments / September 17, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Residents see red over state fire fee

The arrival of Fire Prevention Fee notices last week from no less a tax collector than the California Board of Equalization angered many tax-averse property owners in rural areas around the state. It also irked El Dorado Hills residents, about half of whom are subject to the fee. Local property owners argue that they already […]

3 Comments / September 17, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Water main break turns EDH Boulevard into river

El Dorado Hills Boulevard turned intoa  soggy mess Wednesday evening when a water main in the median broke. Photo courtesy of Ron Mikulaco

Water gushed onto El Dorado Hills Boulevard Wednesday evening after an 8-inch water main broke, snarling traffic in front of the Senior Center and nearby businesses. The busted pipe is located near a cluster of Sycamore trees in the median just south of Serrano Parkway. El Dorado Irrigation District crews responded at 7:16 p.m., about […]

1 Comment / September 13, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Intel exec says CSD can do more

Don Clark says he's running for a seat on the El Dorado Hills Community Services District make a positive impact on his community. Courtesy photo

Over the next several weeks Village Life will profile the six candidates vying for two seats on the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors in November. Youth soccer activist Don Clark, 48, graciously volunteered to go first. Clark and his wife recently moved their three kids, ages 5, 9 and 10, from […]

11 Comments / September 10, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »