NEW BOARD MEMBER NAMED TO JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT

A new director has been selected to serve Joshua Basin Water District. It happened last night and Z107.7 News Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there … At last night’s special meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, directors unanimously choose Tom Floen from among five candidates to fill the board seat

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD TO HOLD SPECIAL TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District board of directors will hold a special meeting at 6:30 tonight. Two items of business are on the agenda, first is a resolution in support of the Association of California Water Agencies policy on Bay-Delta Flow Requirements. That items will be followed by interviews of

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A WIN FOR LOCAL WATER, JUDGE ORDERS CHANGE IN STATE CHROMIUM-6 STANDARDS

In a ruling that will save Morongo Basin water agencies and their customers literally millions of dollars, a Superior Court judge ordered the State Water Resources Control Board to implement a new drinking water standard for chromium-6 that considers the limitations of disadvantaged communities. The court said the Department of

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS, UNION AGREEMENT EXPECTED

The Joshua Basin Water District meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what’s on the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board is expected to pass a resolution objecting to the County’s sale of a tax defaulted property so that the water district might use

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER LOOKS AT HOW TO FILL A VACANT SEAT TONIGHT

At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board is expected to consider a single action item in addition to the consent or routine agenda. That item is how to fill the vacant seat left by the recent and untimely passing of Director Victoria Fuller. The choice is

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS, LOOKS AT INFRASTRUCTURE

The regular, twice-monthly meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District is tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this preview… Three discussion items are the focus of tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District the board. First topic is on tank rehabilitation and associated costs. The second topic is covers estimated

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DIRECTOR VICTORIA FULLER HAS PASSED AWAY

The Joshua Basin Water District announced the passing of Board Member, Victoria Fuller. JBWD Board President Mickey Luckman said, “Director Fuller was deeply committed and invested in the welfare of our community for many years and on many fronts. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her family and many close

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THIS SUNDAY IS “WATER EDUCATION DAY” IN JOSHUA TREE

Think you can’t you wash your car with just a half gallon of water? Well you can. Learn how at the fourth annual Water Education Day. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says there’s a lot of more to know about water and where you can soak it all up… Sunday, March 26,

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER LOOKS AT $130,000 IN OFFICE IMPROVEMENTS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what’s on the agenda… On tonight’s regular session agenda is a resolution to establish a board policy for the retention and destruction of records, a proposal to replace the 30-year-old heating and air conditioning system at the

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD SET TO GIVE 6% RAISE TO GENERAL MANAGER

The twice monthly meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board of directors is tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what to expect … At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board will vote on a six percent general manager salary increase to $167,000. Also tonight, the

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS, WANTS PRIMARY PUMP BACK IN OPERATION

The Joshua Basin Water District meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what’s on the agenda… Tonight’s regular session convenes at 6:30 p.m. On the agenda is a staff recommendation that the district award rehab of Well 14 to Tri-County Pump for approximately $160,000. Well 14 is the district’s primary

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER STRUGGLING WITH CHROMIUM 6 COMPLIANCE

For water districts that have tested positive for Chromium-6 above the state’s allowable threshold, treatment to bring their water into compliance is expected to be very costly. The board at Joshua Basin Water District is looking into alternative ways to satisfy state requirements. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more … The

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MAY REVISE CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY

The Joshua Basin Water District board of directors convenes tonight in regular session. Among items on the agenda, directors will consider revisions to the conflict of interest policy after which it will hear standing committee, staff and director reports. It all starts at 6:30 p.m. at district offices on Chollita

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER IN SPECIAL CLOSED SESSION TONIGHT

Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 this evening in a special closed session. Labor negotiations is the only topic of discussion. Tonight’s meeting takes place at district offices on Chollita road in Joshua Tree.

JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District starts the new year with a fairly routine agenda. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… The Joshua Basin Water District board of directors meet in regular session tonight. There are no action items on the agenda, but there will be a fiscal 2015/2016 audit report, as

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER CONSIDERS WILL-SERVE FOR MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY

A busy agenda is on tap at tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… The Joshua Basin Water District board of directors meet in special session tonight. Among items on the agenda, directors will hear a review of the financial audit report of the

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HI-DESERT AND JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARDS MEET TONIGHT

Among the items on tonight’s agenda of the Hi-Desert Water District board of directors, the directors will discuss the implementation of the strategic plan, and receive an update on the sewer project. The board will go into closed session to negotiate price and terms of payment on five properties. The

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WATER FROM WELL TEST MAY CROSS JOSHUA TREE ROADS

Joshua Basin Water District will be conducting a 48-hour test on Well 14, beginning today, Tuesday, November 15, through Thursday morning, November 17. This is part of the maintenance and rehabilitation process of the well. Water released from this pumping test may cross Rice Road and possibly Sunfair Road. Cautionary

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SPECIAL CLOSED MEETING FOR JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD TODAY

The Joshua Basin Water District board will meet at offices on Chollita Road in Joshua Tree for a special closed session at 2 p.m. this afternoon. On the agenda: labor negotiations.

JOSHUA BASIN WATER TO DISCUSS PAVING THEIR PARKING LOT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says paving and surplus property are on the agenda…… Infrastructure, of a sort, is up for discussion at tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board. It seems temporary fixes to cracks and holes are far from a

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