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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 […]

3 Comments / December 30, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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.”

No Comment / December 29, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: What’s your New Year’s resolution?

Goldie O’Brien, Walnut Creek: “I’m very disciplined with my diet, so my resolution is just to stay on track.”

No Comment / December 23, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Woodcutting, campfire permits available Jan. 1.

PLACERVILLE — The Eldorado National Forest would like to remind visitors that both the 2011 woodcutting and 2011 campfire permits expire on Dec. 31. Permits for the 2012 will be available at ENF Ranger Stations beginning Jan. 1. “Travelers and woodcutters should note that the seasonal dirt road and trail closure for wheeled, motorized vehicles on the Eldorado […]

No Comment / December 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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 […]

8 Comments / December 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Traffic impact mitigation fee cuts due

Traffic Impact Mitigation Fees could drop 14.7 percent overall, according to figures discussed Monday by El Dorado County Director of Transportation Jim Ware. That won endorsement from the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. The total reduction would be $138.6 million compared to the 2008 total traffic improvement program of $942.8 million. The 2010 adopted […]

No Comment / December 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Transportation Commission appoints new executive director

Sharon Scherzinger

PLACERVILLE — Placerville City Council-member Patty Borelli, chair of the El Dorado County Transportation Commission announces today that the commission has selected Sharon Scherzinger as its new executive director. “We are especially excited that Sharon has been with the California Department of Transportation, which giver her great knowledge about the process for local agencies to […]

No Comment / December 20, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »