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EID by the Numbers: Capital Spending and Labor Costs

This is part two of EID by the numbers: Spending. This section examines labor costs and capital spending. EID critics Greg Prada and Jon Jakowatz contend that salaries and benefits are a large reason El Dorado Irrigation District overhead remains high despite downsizing in 2008 and 2010 that reduced overall headcount from a 2007 peak […]

No Comment / March 19, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Windsor Point Park resurrected

Windsor Point Park has been an eyesore on Francisco Drive for most of the 14 years since the surrounding neighborhoods were populated. It's also served as a overnight truck parking lot, star thistle habitat and a trash receptacle. Thanks to the efforts of neighborhood park advocates Sue Parker, center, Kim White, left, and Heidi Hannaman, not pictured, Windsor Point may become an kid-friendly oasis of green. Jovial CSD Director Billy Vandegrift, right, helped pitch the park to fellow board members and staff. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

After 14 years on the drawing board and a couple false starts, the 1.1 acre weed-patch known as Windsor Point Park might become the green spot that residents of the Windsor, Marina and Marina Woods neighborhoods were promised when they moved here. The park, located on Francisco Drive across from Marina Village Middle School at […]

1 Comment / March 19, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Mercy scholarships encourage medical careers

Medically minded —€” Mercy Hospital of Folsom awarded 12 students scholarships of $1,100 each on Friday at Serrano Country Club. Left to right, Victoria Chiu, 17; Rachel Mars, 17; Josh Verner, 17; Nicole Lemon, 17; Anusha Deshpande, 17; Bhavana Jonnalagadda, 17; Cecilia Chan, 17; Shirley May, 18; Sadra Forati, 17; and Tasha Vu, 17. Not pictured are Celine Barrica and Sheri Lyne James. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The good ladies, and a couple guys, of the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary have been dishing out scholarships to promising local students with medically minded career aspirations for 36 years running. This year’s lucky dozen scholars were recognized during the 2012 award luncheon at Serrano Country Club on Friday, March 16. The recognition included a $1,100 […]

No Comment / March 19, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Proposed EID spending for 2012

From 2012 Mid-Cycle Operating Budget Cost projections are in millions • $23.4 debt service • $41.6 operations spending, consisting of: • $12.8 administration • $2.4 IT • $2.5 engineering • $23.9 field operations • $17.4* in capital projects • $2.5 water • $6.1 sewer, including $3.1 in lift station maintenance • $9.4 hydro & FERC, including $3.6 for Flume 41 • $3.2 Misc., […]

No Comment / March 19, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

EID by the Numbers: Spending

This is part one of a two-part series on EID spending. Part one explores debt service and the operations budget. Part two will examine benefits and capital spending. The El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors will hear public comment on four more years of proposed rate increases on March 26, immediately following a 6 […]

No Comment / March 19, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: Where was your childhood park?

 

No Comment / March 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CSD board rejects Skeel’s claim

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors rejected former General Manager John Skeel’s Feb. 26 claim for unspecified damages by unanimous vote during the March 8 board meeting. The claim rejection opens a six-month window during which Skeel can file a lawsuit against the district. Dennis Timoney of the Special District Risk […]

5 Comments / March 12, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »