COUNTY SUPERVISORS LOOK AT PIONEERTOWN PUMP STATION

COUNTY SUPERVISORS LOOK AT PIONEERTOWN PUMP STATION

A number of issues relevant to our Morongo Basin are on the agenda for tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of county supervisors in San Bernardino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the rundown…

Supervisors will likely approve item 8, the sale of 30 tax-defaulted properties. The Mojave Desert Land Trust aims to lay out $57,000 for the 350 acres mostly in Baker, Needles and here in Morongo Basin. Agenda item 37 adds $600,000 to construction costs of the Crisis Residential Treatment Center going up in Joshua Tree, pushing the total above the $7 million mark. Item 47 will approve purchase of a little spit of land outside Pioneertown; plans call for a pump station to go there as part of the project to pipe water to that community. Item 49 seeks approval for a grant application; if successful, it would cover the half million dollar price tag needed to provide clean, Uranium-free tap water to 86 connections in Little Morongo. And finally, agenda items 62, 63, and 64 convene public hearings for the board to hear from Flamingo Heights and Yucca Mesa voters about a planned special election on road maintenance fees.

Tomorrow’s meeting streams online and to the first-floor teleconferencing room in the County Government Center on White Feather Road in Joshua Tree. Residents of Flamingo Heights and Yucca Mesa may participate in the public hearings on road maintenance via live video link from that location.

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