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Mike Roberts

EDHCSD board sets short term course

The annual shuffling of El Dorado Hills Community Services District board leadership and committee membership took place during last month’s meeting, roughly an hour before four of five directors voted to terminate their general manager’s contract. The John Skeel firing will likely stand as the defining action of an embattled board that’s now facing an […]

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People Talk: What did you do in 2011?

Carolyn Brooks, El Dorado Hills: “I became branch manager of the El Dorado Hills Library this year. I made a couple professional presentations, and was asked to contribute a chapter in a book about how libraries can work with other agencies in the community. And we got a new dog named Kitty.”

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Shingle Springs Community Center reopened

A one-two punch of snow on the roof and foam on the floor sidelined the aging Shingle Springs Community Center in 2011. Fortunately, generous local contractors stepped up, inspired by a recently retired school principal and an El Dorado Rose, replacing the roof and floor and adding several key modernizations at no cost. On Jan. […]

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People Talk – What’s your New Years resolution

What’s your New Years resolution? Patricia Smith Shingle Springs “I want to see the original Miwoks re-recognized. My husband’s one of them.” Lovleen Kumar-Allard Shingle Springs “I just got married and want to go back to school in business in 2012.” Marilyn “Mitzi” Dalbeck Rescue “My husband lost his job last year and our house […]

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CSD lawyer draws fire

El Dorado Hills Community Services District board memberts have been generally confident that the district is protected from the potential costs of a lawsuit by their former general manager, John Skeel. One reason is that the district’s legal counsel, Bob Thurbon, works on a fixed-price retainer which obligates him to represent the district through what […]

Skeel fires back

Lawsuit against CSD pending Dismissed El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager John Skeel recently confirmed his intent to move forward with a lawsuit against his former employer. In a telephone interview with Village life Tuesday Skeel said he feels “forced to sue the district,” and lamented that “countless hours and thousands of taxpayer […]

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