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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS: ROADS, FIRE, HOMELESS AND A RAISE

Last night’s Yucca Valley Town Council meeting was host to three informative guest presentations. Reporter Joshua King has the details…

Last night’s meeting took place at 6 PM, and began with an update from CalTrans on the reconstruction of Highway 62. The project aims to improve the highway pavement, is primarily funded through gas taxes, and is expected to take roughly two years to complete.

Next was a San Bernardino Fire Area Incident Report from Assistant Chief Scott Tuttle. If local homeowners need burn permits for their property, the burn season is still open and permits can be found online at sbcfire.org.

Assistant Fire Chief Scott Tuttle talks about burn permits at the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting April 20.

The final guest presentation was from Astrid Johnson, the President of Morongo Basin ARCH, a non-profit designed to combat homelessness and food insecurity. In 2019, they were able to use county grant money to purchase a duplex for families with children. To learn more about Morongo Basin ARCH or how to volunteer, visit morongobasinarch.org.

Astrid Johnson talks about the ARCH program at the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting.

The council then approved Ordinance No. 292, which will see the monthly compensation of Town Council members rise to $610. The rate increase will take effect on January 1, 2023.

BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Blood drives are considered an essential service, and blood donations are way down due to the pandemic. Blood is desperately needed; a blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at Stater Bros. (57075 Highway 62) on the west end of Yucca Valley. All blood donors must wear a face mask and undergo a COVID-19 health screening on arrival. All donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh at least 115 pounds, and not be at risk for AIDS or hepatitis. Donors will receive a free cholesterol screening and incentives. To make an appointment to donate blood, call 800-TRY-GIVING.

HI-DESERT AND JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARDS MEET TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District will hold its regular board meeting at 5 p.m. this evening in Yucca Valley. And in Joshua Tree the Joshua Basin Water District convenes for the regular virtual board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Here’s reporter Mike Lipsitz with the Wednesday water roundup…

The Hi-Desert Water District’s virtual meeting looks to be relatively brief with a vote on routine consent items followed by a closed session on anticipated litigation with former employee Jennifer Poland. Then down the highway at the Joshua Basin Water District’s 6:30 p.m. meeting, directors are expected to approve two new members of the district’s Citizen Advisory Council, adopt a formal budget policy, and consider changing the regular meeting time from 6:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The public is invited to observe or participate in both meetings by phone or on the Zoom platform.

The Hi-Desert Water District meeting will be streamed at https://zoom.us/j/96590919732?pwd=QzByTjFqVWEzdWtWYlQ5SUhUUmU5UT09

Meeting ID: 965 9091 9732 Passcode: 591626. Or by phone at 669-900- 6833 US (San Jose)

The Joshua Basin Water District meeting will be streamed at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86428262851?pwd=NG1JLzFnMjZ2em90Zkx4MEhpZUoxZz09

Or you may join by phone at 1-253-215-8782, Meeting ID: 86428262851 Passcode: 157934

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS: UPDATES, CONTRACTS, COMMISSION CHANGES

At tonight’s Yucca Valley Town Council meeting, there will be guest  presentations, the awarding of construction contracts, and updates on commission changes. Reporter Joshua King has the details…

Tonight’s meeting takes place at 6 p.m., and will begin with three presentations.

The first will be an update from CalTrans on the reconstruction of Highway 62, followed by a San Bernardino Fire Area Incident Report from Assistant Chief Scott Tuttle. The final guest presentation will be from Astrid Johnson, the president of Morongo Basin ARCH, a non-profit designed to combat homelessness.

The council will then award two engineering contracts to Engineering Resources of Southern California Inc. and the KOA Corporation for work to be done on North Park improvements and the Little League Drive project respectively.

Finally, the meeting will conclude with the acceptance of the resignations of  Paul Hoffman and Joanne Keiter and the re-appointments of Lori Herbel and George Huntington to the Revenue Measure Oversight Commission.

Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/95639208816?pwd=ZkF0djBYakRtbFJGREFKUkpNcDlXZz09  

BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Blood drives are considered an essential service, and blood donations are way down due to the pandemic. Blood is desperately needed; a blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at Stater Bros. (58060 Highway 62) on the east end of Yucca Valley. All blood donors must wear a face mask and undergo a COVID-19 health screening on arrival. All donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh at least 115 pounds, and not be at risk for AIDS or hepatitis. Donors will receive a free cholesterol screening and incentives. To make an appointment to donate blood, call 800-TRY-GIVING.