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RESOUNDING “NO” VOTE TO ALA
ADVISORY BALLOT ON VILLAGE DOCKS
EXCLUSIVE: Last month, an Advisory Ballot was mailed out to all ALA registered Powerboat Owners. The Association asked all Powerboat Owners to let the ALA know their preference on the current Village Dock situation. The Advisory Ballots were counted by ALA Staff October 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM in the ALA Conference Room. Lake Arrowhead News.com was the only News source covering the Advisory Ballot Count.The results are as follows:Yes: 412 - 38% No: 680 - 62%Total Ballots Counted: 1,092 - 45%of Ballots MailedA YES vote meant that “you want ALA to assume the operation, maintenance, repair and replacement of the Village Docks and understand that the Village Docks costs will be funded by an increase in the annual Powerboat Registration Fees by $75.00 per year.” The Ballot states the increase is only an estimate, and the actual costs “may cause further increase” in subsequent years.A NO vote meant that “you do not want ALA to assume the operation, maintenance, repair and replacement of the Village Docks.” That would likely place the responsibility back on the Village to honor their agreement to pay the annual Dock Fees and maintain their Docks in a safe condition as required by ALA on all docks on the lake.With 1,092 total votes counted, the overwhelming majority vote was a clear “NO,” with 680 or 62% of Powerboat Owners voting against the ballot proposal. Only 38% or 412 of the voters were in favor of ALA taking over the Village Docks. It is likely that the ALA Board of Directors will follow their promise of taking their direction from the voting ALA Powerboat Members. ALA has exercisable rights under their Dock/Pier Easement Agreements that are signed with all Dock Owners including the Village.Hopefully, a resolution will be worked out by the 2016 boating season. Check Lake Arrowhead News.com for updates on this crucial lake issue. Ed Hillary of LouEddie’s Pizza Passes After Suffering a StrokeLouEddie’s Pizza Owner/Chef Ed Hillary passed away October 1, 2015 after suffering a stroke. On Saturday September 12th, he was rushed to Loma Linda Hospital for emergency care. At that time, his partner Louise York posted on her Facebook page, “Pray for Ed Hillary…he is my best friend.” This morning, Louise posted: “Eddie left us early this morning, he is in the beauty of the light.” As word of Eddie’s passing spreads around the mountain, our community mourns the loss a great man and remembers the good times Eddie gave us.UPDATE:Louise York posed the following “Celebrate Ed Hillary, Sunday October 11th at 1pm LouEddies Pizza.” Opened in 2013, LouEddie’s Pizza is known for its fire-roasted artisan pizza selections, and fresh gourmet salads, using locally sourced ingredients, and was recently featured on Pizza Paradise on the Travel Channel.
Lake Arrowhead Realtor and Long Time
Resident Larry “Lucky” Luciano Dies
Long time Lake Arrowhead Resident and Realtor, Larry Luciano died on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Friends said that Larry didn’t just know the mountain, he lived it. An avid, golfer, fisherman, boater and hiker, Larry did it all, having grown up here in Lake Arrowhead. He was a third generation Realtor. Larry used to say, "I'm just an escrow way from a beautiful day." According to Larry’s daughter, “my dads memorial is the 14th of November from 1-4pm at the LakeArrowhead CountryClub.”
Morrell Staff to Hold Mobile Office
Hours in Lake Arrowhead
District staff from the office of State Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) will hold office hours at the Lake Arrowhead Communities Chamber of Commerce the first week of October. Constituents can stop by to discuss statewide or community issues as well as seek help with problems they may be having with state agencies. Appointments are encouraged and can be made by contacting the District Office 909 919-7731.
Sign up for San Bernardino County's
Telephone Emergency Notification
In an effort to quickly communicate information on impending dangers, the San Bernardino County Sheriff and Fire Departments send high-speed mass notifications via telephone and text messages. This system is known as the Telephone Emergency Notification System (TENS). The County uses a database of landline telephone numbers, which is updated every six months, to send emergency messages to landline phones only. By signing up, residents can also receive emergency text messages on their cell phones. Those without internet connections can sign up by calling 2-1-1 or (888) 435-7565. Follow the link below to sign up.http://www.sbcounty.gov/sbcfire/Tens/TensContact.aspx.UPDATE: Major Paving Project Has Begun on Highway 18The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and Matich Corporation have begun a $4,042,000 paving project on three segments of State Route 18 (SR-18) between the City of Big Bear Lake and the SR-138 junction. The project will pave three major segments of Highway 18 (SR-18) between Talmadge Road in the City of Big Bear, to the SR-138 junction in Crestline. The segments are: Talmadge Road in the City of Big Bear to SR-38 (at the Big Bear Dam), from just east of Lake View Point to just east of Snow Valley Resort, and from the SR-330 junction in Running Springs to the SR-138 junction in Crestline. Access to SR-18 will be restricted until the hot asphalt has cooled.The project will grind the road surface, overlay with hot asphalt mix and stripe the newly completed segments. Work is scheduled to begin September 9 and continue for eighteen weeks. Work hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. One-way traffic control will be in effect, expect delays or use an alternate route. Advisory signs will be posted stating that the project is approaching. Access to SR-18 will be restricted until the hot asphalt has cooled sufficiently. If necessary, make parking arrangements outside of the construction zone if the project is in your area. Caltrans says “please be patient as Caltrans is providing the mountain residents and visitors with a brand new road surface.” You can contact Caltrans Public Affairs at 909-383-4631 for more information.Lake Arrowhead Yacht Club Fleet Review and Boat ParadeMacKay Park Gets Tree Planting DonationOn Saturday, August 29th, MacKay Park received a huge donation of 70 trees from the Arrowhead Lake Association Demonstation Garden located at Tavern Bay Beach Club. Jack Cooperman, ALA GM Jim Grant along with many other volunteers including our own Supervisor Janice Rutherford and her two kids Ethan and Noah help in the process of planting all of these young trees. The trees will be irrigated with non-potable water throughout their first two to three years during the summer months, and then they will stand on their own from that point forward. Special Lake Arrowhead Municipal Advisory Council Meeting: CityhoodThe next meeting of the Lake Arrowhead Municipal Advisory Council, (MAC) will take place on Wednesday October 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm. It will be located at Rim High School Performing Arts Center. Everyone in the community is invited and encouraged to get involved.