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Property damaged in storms elligible for property tax relief

Property damaged in the recent winter storms are eligible for immediate property tax relief, according to El Dorado County Assessor Karl Weiland. Provisions of the Revenue and Taxation code immediately reduce the assessed value in recognition of loss caused by storm damage, Weiland said. In order to qualify for relief,the loss in value must exceed $10,000 and a […]

No Comment / February 22, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

FTB warns of tax season scams

SACRAMENTO — The Franchise Tax Board has issued a warning to businesses and individuals that identity theft and refund fraud schemes are off to a rampant start this filing season. Employers in particular are a target for scammers disguising themselves as human relations officers in order to steal employee data. When criminals are able to successfully […]

No Comment / February 21, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Charter school coming to Valley View

The Buckeye Union School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to open a Montessori school on the vacant Valley View Elementary School campus in El Dorado Hills. The decision, made Wednesday evening, was met with mixed emotions. More than 100 people who dislike the idea attended the board meeting, wearing white T-shirts to demonstrate their opposition. […]

No Comment / February 20, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID OKs emergency repairs

The El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors held a special meeting as part of its regular Feb. 13 meeting to approve several emergency repair contracts. Operations Director Margaret Washko reviewed in detail the damage caused by recent storms. First up was a $64,000 contract with Doug Veerkamp General Engineering for the emergency repair and replacement of a failed section […]

1 Comment / February 20, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Property taxes now due; pay before April deadline

El Dorado County Tax Collector C.L Raffety reminds property owners that the second installment of the secured property tax bill is now due and will be delinquent if not paid on or before April 10. This year taxpayers are warned that the Tax Collector’s Office and other county offices are undergoing major renovations. On Feb. […]

No Comment / February 20, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dixon Ranch development denied

At the end of a five-hour, standing-room-only El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting Feb. 14, Supervisors John Hidahl, Shiva Frentzen and Michael Ranalli voted to deny approval of the Dixon Ranch subdivision. Supervisors Brian Veerkamp and Sue Novasel favored future consideration of a revised version of the project but opposed full denial. Dixon Ranch […]

3 Comments / February 17, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Two developments closer to reality

At last week’s joint meeting of the Area Planning Advisory Committee and El Dorado Hills Community Council, updates on two El Dorado Hills area projects, which are now closer to being built, were shared. The Pavilions The El Dorado County Planning Commission approved plans for a 28,000-square-foot memory care facility on Francisco Drive and Green Valley […]

No Comment / February 15, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »