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Mike Roberts

Chuck Hammond loves public service

“Anyone who tells you that you can’t be in politics and be a good guy is lying to you.” That’s the gospel according to Chuck Hammond, the effusive candidate for the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors who hopes to come six votes closer than he did in 2010, when he lost […]

September 19, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Skeel suit settled; $150,000 award to former GM

John Skeel has had a good summer. He landed a job in July, taking the reins of the Tahoe Resource Conservation District, and now he has some spending money. The El Dorado Hills Community Services District has settled a lawsuit filed by its former general manager, agreeing to a settlement “in the neighborhood of $150,000,” […]

September 19, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

State responsibility areas defined … sort of

The omnipresent El Dorado Hills Fire District encompasses virtually every parcel in El Dorado Hills, yet the state has designated roughly half of the community as a State Responsibility Area for fire protection, which until now has meant little to residents. That’s about to change with the newly enacted state fire prevention fee on parcels […]

Residents see red over state fire fee

The arrival of Fire Prevention Fee notices last week from no less a tax collector than the California Board of Equalization angered many tax-averse property owners in rural areas around the state. It also irked El Dorado Hills residents, about half of whom are subject to the fee. Local property owners argue that they already […]

September 19, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Water main break turns EDH Boulevard into river

Water gushed onto El Dorado Hills Boulevard Wednesday evening after an 8-inch water main broke, snarling traffic in front of the Senior Center and nearby businesses. The busted pipe is located near a cluster of Sycamore trees in the median just south of Serrano Parkway. El Dorado Irrigation District crews responded at 7:16 p.m., about […]

September 19, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Intel exec says CSD can do more

Over the next several weeks Village Life will profile the six candidates vying for two seats on the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors in November. Youth soccer activist Don Clark, 48, graciously volunteered to go first. Clark and his wife recently moved their three kids, ages 5, 9 and 10, from […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

EDH Community Parade date set

Town Center will host the first-ever El Dorado Hills Community Parade on Saturday, Oct. 6, between 11 a.m. and noon. The recent Sky Mote procession demonstrated that the community will come together to honor a fallen soldier who attended its schools. Whether it will do so minus the tragedy is yet to be seen. Michele […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,
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