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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 […]

6 Comments / December 21, 2011 | Posted in 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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SWR begins 2012 with new classes

Start the New Year with the wonderful experience of learning more about the lives of all of your wild neighbors, including rabbits, squirrels, fawns, skunks, foxes, coyotes, raccoons, opossums, hawks, owls, ravens and crows, waterfowl, and numerous species of songbirds.  Or learn to rehab orphaned or injured wild animals to return them to the wild. […]

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El Dorado Transit announces service changes

PLACERVILLE — El Dorado Transit will implement the following important changes to its local fixed route services effective Tuesday, Jan. 3. • The new Diamond Springs route will merge with the Folsom Lake College Shuttle and add service to eastbound Pleasant Valley Road and northbound Missouri Flat Road, including a request stop at the Motherlode Lions Hall. • […]

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Can your ashes

CAMINO — “Recently there have been several fires caused by people improperly disposing of their fireplace/woodstove ashes. The last one burned about one-quarter acre and burned a neighboring property. This type of fire is completely avoidable” cautions Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire. “If you properly dispose of the […]

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