TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER SET TO GET TWO NEW PICKUP TRUCKS

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board will meet tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a contract for general manger Ray Kolisz and two new pickup trucks are on the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District the board is expected to award the bid for purchase of two

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER PLAN CALLED “LACKING, “SKEWED AND QUESTIONABLE” PASSED

The Twentynine Palms Water District board met in regular session last night. Even in the face of serious questions about their Urban Water Management plan, they approved it. In their last piece of fire business, after over 50 years as the County takes over the fire department July 1, the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MEETS ON WATER AND THE FINAL FIRE BUSINESS MEETING

The Twentynine Palms Water Board meets in regular session tonight. A proposed budget, water plans and a commendation are all on the agenda. Reporter Mike Lipsitz notes tonight will also be the last time they conduct any fire department business… At tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER MEETS WITH WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District board holds the regular monthly water and fire meetings tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has some of the details… At tonight’s 6 p.m. meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District, the board will hold a public hearing on its draft urban water management plan. Then following

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IN A RE-DO, TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT APPROVES CITY ASSISTANCE IN FIRE TRANSFER

After a surprise 2-2 tie vote last week that forced the Twentynine Palms Water District board of directors to table an agreement between the water district and the City of Twentynine Palms, in which the city would take over the water district’s unfunded pension liabilities, the water district held a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT CALLS SPECIAL MEETING SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors called a special meeting for this morning. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more…

About a dozen people attended Saturday’s special Twentynine Palms Water District board meeting to plead with board members to delay the county’s annexation of the fire department, or

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT CALLS SPECIAL MEETING SATURDAY

In a surprise move that no one expected, Twentynine Palms Water District Board President Sam Moore and Director Carol Giannini voted against approving the two-party agreement between the City of Twentynine Palms and the water district at a regular meeting Wednesday night. Director Chancy Chambers was absent, making it a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD PUTS THE SKIDS ON COUNTY TAKEOVER OF FIRE SERVICES

In a surprise last-minute vote change last night, the Twentynine Palms Water District board put the skids on the process for the annexation of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department to County Fire. In a move which one shocked resident called “Unbelievable,” Board president Sam Moore suddenly changed his vote on

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MEETS WITH WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District board hold the regular monthly water then fire meetings tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has some of the details … The Twentynine Palms Water District aims to tackle an ambitious agenda at tonight’s 6 p.m. meeting. Following public comments, the board will adjourn for a closed

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WITH ONLY 3 PERCENT PROTESTING, COUNTY TAKEOVER OF TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE TO MOVE FORWARD

The Local Agency Formation Commission will move forward on a plan for County Fire to take over fire protection services from the Twentynine Palms Water District. Twentynine Palms City Manager Frank Luckino said yesterday’s LAFCO protest hearing received only 170 protests, which is just 3 percent of registered voters and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MEETS WITH WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District board hold their regular monthly meeting tonight on water and fire business. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has some of the details… Both the Twentynine Palms Water District and fire department meetings are tonight. Water begins at 6 p.m. and opens with public comments followed by a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MEETS ON WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District, and then the Fire District board, will hold their regular monthly meetings tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has some of the details … Both the Twentynine Palms Water District and fire department meetings are tonight. Water begins at 6 p.m. and opens with public comments followed

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STATE REVISES LOCAL WATER CONSERVATION GOALS DOWN

Morongo Basin residents will be getting a little break in how much they are mandated by the state to reduce their water usage. The State Water Resources Control Board met Tuesday in Sacramento and extended its emergency drought regulations through October. But the water board also revised the state’s mandated

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER REORGANIZES, TO LOOK AT OTHER FEES

At last night’s regular monthly meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District, the board re-elected Sam Moore as president and Chauncey Chambers as vice president. Then, getting down to business, the board approved purchase of three replacement portable generators and formed an ad hoc committee to look at the district’s

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MEETS WITH FIRE AND WATER BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District and Fire Department board hold their regular monthly meetings tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has some of the details … Both the Twentynine Palms Water District and fire department meetings will be held tonight. Water begins at 6 p.m. and opens with public comments followed by

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WITH NOMINAL OPPOSITION, WATER RATE INCREASE APPROVED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

With nominal opposition, water rates in Twentynine Palms were raised by the Water Board last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… At last night’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District, the board convened a public hearing in order to gather testimony on a rate increase from ratepayers. A single

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER PUBLIC HEARING ON RATE INCREASE TONIGHT

Both the Twentynine Palms Water District and fire department meetings will be held tonight. The water district meeting begins at 6 p.m. with a public hearing on the proposed water rate increases; a board vote is expected immediately following the hearing. A vote on pay meter station rates will follow,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY, WATER BOARD, REACH AGREEMENT ON FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Twentynine Palms City Council and Water District Board met in a joint session last night. Reporter David Haldane says it looks like they came to an agreement on how to meet the requirements to transfer the Fire Department to the County… Finally! That was the majority sentiment at Monday

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY AND WATER MEET TONIGHT ON FIRE DEPARTMENT TRANSFER

The Twentynine Palms City Council and Water District Board will meet together in a joint special meeting for both tonight. Reporter David Haldane says the two agencies will look at what needs to be done to ease the transfer of the fire department to the county… The Twentynine Palms City

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SOME HOPE FOR THE END TO THE SAGA OF THE BELEAGURED TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Twentynine Palms City Council will hold a joint meeting with the Twentynine Palms Water District Monday, December 7, to work out an agreement on the future of the city’s fire department. A joint ad hoc committee of the two agencies met last week to work out details acceptable to

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