Entries by Patty Carran

DWR, Local Agencies Commemorate Completion of State Water Project’s East Branch Extension

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and local partners today commemorated the completion of a project to extend the State Water Project’s East Branch Aqueduct to bring additional supplies to communities in eastern San Bernardino County. The East Branch Extension was designed and built in partnership with the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District […]

Water Agency Fills Vacant Board Position

BEAUMONT – At a special board meeting on August 6, the San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency filled a vacant seat on its Board by selecting David Fenn of Beaumont as its newest director.  The position became vacant when longtime Director Ray Morris passed away in June. Fenn, a licensed real estate broker, was selected from […]

Water Agency Adopts Connection Fee to Fund New Water Supplies

BEAUMONT –  The San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency recently adopted a connection fee on new construction in the Pass area.  The primary purpose of the fee is to ensure that the region has sufficient revenue to procure additional water supplies needed to meet projected regional water demands. The fee, adopted on a 5-1 vote after […]

Water Agency Maintains Tax Rate

BEAUMONT – The Board of Directors of the San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency voted at its meeting on August 3 to maintain its current tax rate of 18.5 cents per hundred dollars of assessed valuation for the fifth consecutive year. The tax is required to pay the Agency’s share of debt service and operation and […]

Mandatory Water Conservation

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) recently adopted a resolution making residential outdoor water conservation required across the state.  The resolution was widely broadcast in part because the resolution calls for fines of up to $500 per day for homeowners who violate the new requirements.  The text of the regulations may be found here.  A summary of […]

San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency Reorganizes

Three elected members of the board of directors of the San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency were sworn into office recently.  Dr. Blair M. Ball was elected in November to represent Division 4, which includes most of Cherry Valley and parts of the City of Beaumont. Dr. Ball, a resident of Cherry Valley, is a doctor […]

Division 5 Vacancy

The San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency is seeking an individual to fill the Division 5 Director position.  Division 5 covers most of Calimesa, Live Oak Canyon, San Timoteo Canyon, and most of Beaumont between Brookside and Oak Valley Parkway, east of Oak View Drive.  It includes The Fairways, Tournament Hills, Oak Valley Greens, Fore Seasons, […]

Board Member Receives Recognition in Special District Governance

Beaumont, CA (November 4, 2014) – Mary Ann Melleby, member of the board of directors of the San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency in Beaumont, recently received the designation of “Recognition in Special District Governance” through the Special District Leadership Foundation. To receive the designation, special district board members and trustees must complete two distinct parts: 1) […]