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Skeel and CSD board face off

Skeel and legal team

Embattled El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager John Skeel and his two lawyers appeared in the CSD gym last week to answer charges that he violated whistleblower statutes, tried to lay off his human resources manager and his assistant general manager without board approval, attempted to “sneak” a raise and hours increase for […]

23 Comments / August 25, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

More CSD woes: Former department manager sues

A former El Dorado Hills Community Services District department manager went public last week accusing the already battered district of wrongful termination and a basket full of inappropriate and illegal acts. Former public information officer and Support Services manager Deborah, “Debbie,” Kiley filed suit in El Dorado County Superior Court on July 29, alleging that […]

11 Comments / August 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Skeel rebuts charges on Tuesday night

Meeting to be open to public. Location moved to gym. El Dorado Hills CSD General Manager John Skeel faces off with his board on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting location has been moved to the CSD gymnasium to accommodate an anticipated large turnout. The board placed Skeel on paid leave June 20, […]

3 Comments / August 19, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: Are you satisfied with the parks and the recreation programs in El Dorado Hills?

Asked by Mike Roberts in the Community Park.  

No Comment / August 19, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Software exec pays it forward

FULFILLING A DREAM — Dion Nugent is the CEO of Forté Holdings, a health care technology company located in the El Dorado Hills Business Park. As a boy he dreamed of becoming a firefighter. As a volunteer for the El Dorado Hills Fire District, he’s fulfilled his dream and then some, creating websites and even commercials to recruit volunteers. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Dion Nugent is the founder and CEO of Forté Holdings, a health care technology company located in the El Dorado Hills Business Park. He fulfilled a boyhood dream in 2005 when he became a volunteer firefighter. He said he was surprised to discover that the software programs used in the engines, on the ambulances and […]

No Comment / August 17, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: What makes a good summer family event?

Asked by Mike Roberts at Saturday in the Park Amanda Clemens, Cameron Park “€œIt’s free, and we have all the local businesses out here. The music is good, and there’s a lot of free stuff, plus kids’ activities. It’s Saturday night in the park.” Michael Kujawa, 11, El Dorado Hills “Games. I like it when […]

No Comment / August 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Skeel to defend himself to board

John Skeel

Both sides say they want public present El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s embattled General Manager John Skeel will get a chance to defend himself in front of the CSD’s Board of Directors and the public at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 23. Earlier this month the board delivered a formal “statement of charges” to Skeel, alleging that he […]

3 Comments / August 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »