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HOLIDAY GUEST PASSES

 

AVAILABLE NOW

Holiday passes for the Christmas AND New Years’ holidays will be available at the Police Department front counter until December 15, 2017. You may pick up passes from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday-Friday. The PD front counter is closed on weekends and holidays.

Plan ahead to help your guests avoid long lines and delays at the gate. 

 

 

KEEP OUR WILDLIFE WILD

One of the great advantages of living in Bear Valley Springs is the abundance and variety of wildlife. Seeing a black bear or a large group of elk is an exciting opportunity, but along with this privilege comes responsibility to protect both ourselves and our wildlife. Here are a few facts to remember:

  • While elk appear gentle and docile in the summer months, they are wild and skittish animals that can become aggressive and charge without warning if approached too closely.
  • If a wild animal feels threatened, it will act out aggressively.
  • If you encounter a wild animal, utilize the Thumb Trick. Extend one arm with a thumb up, close one eye and attempt to hide the animal with your thumb. If the animal cannot fit behind the entirety of your thumb, back up and give the animal more space.
  • Use binoculars or a zoom lens to achieve that close-up view
  • If wild animals have access to human food and garbage, they want more and more. They lose their natural fear of humans and can become aggressive.
  • Once a wild animal is habituated, they become a dangerous nuisance and may have to be euthanized.

Wild animals are our neighbors and most will not bother us. They naturally fear humans and keep their distance – so long as they remain fully wild. It is our responsibility not to annoy them, entice them, or interfere with their natural instincts to avoid us.

 

Important Reminders Regarding the Gate

1. Please do not give out your Tract and Lot. If you need a pass for a guest, contractor or worker, please call in the Tract and Lot yourself - 821-5261. Giving out this number may jeopardize the security of Bear Valley.

2. Please slow down while entering and exiting through the gate. The posted speed limit is 10 mph.

3. There is only one phone line at the gate; please be patient if it is busy. Do not call the Police Dept.

4. You can also fax your pass requests to 821-3507.

5. For special events - weddings, baby showers, birthday parties, etc:

  • Prepare a list for the gate well in advance with location of event and dates and times

  • Make sure you tell your guests that their names will be listed under “Special Events”

  • Bring your guest list to the gate or fax (821-3507) at least 24 hrs. in advance of your event

6. Please make sure you have a current decal on your vehicle and/or show a current amenities card with a blue BVSA sticker adhered to it

Remember: The gate personnel appreciate the residents of Bear Valley and they are here to ensure your security as well as doing their best to make sure you get through as easy and quickly as possible.   

 

SNOW PLOWING

PROCEDURES

 

IMPORTANT: Should your vehicle become stuck on the road during winter weather, please make sure that it is off to the side of the road, leaving room for snow plows and emergency crews.  Please attempt to have the vehicle moved as soon as possible to help prevent any accidents. All vehicles will be towed after 72 hours (sooner if they are deemed to be a safety hazard). If necessary, park at the Whiting Center or outside the gate and make other transportation arrangements. If your vehicle is stuck in the roadway itself, notify the Police Department immediately at 821-3239.

What We Can Do:

When snow starts sticking to the roads, our Roads Supervisor is notified and plow crews are called out. Roads are plowed according to the Priority Road Clearing List. IMPORTANT: Please do not park your vehicle so that it intrudes into the roadway. Crews cannot clear and widen roads if they are blocked by parked vehicles.

  • Roads to be plowed first:

    Bear Valley Road; Lower Valley Road; Cumberland; San Juan; Jacaranda; Paramount; Deertrail; Starland; Skyline; Saddleback

  • Roads to be plowed second:

    El Rancho; Stirrup; Wilderness; Surrey; Goldspike; Rolling Oak; Greenwater; Pinedale; Bear Valley Access Roads 

  • Roads to be plowed third:

    All other District roads

  • Please Note: Sometimes it is necessary to clear the priority roads several times before moving on to the next level. During snowy conditions the Roads Crew works long shifts both day and night with the help of both the Water Department and Facilities Maintenance crews. After the priority list has been completed, crews will move to secondary and side roads. When conditions allow, roads will be widened, cul-de-sacs cleared and icy areas may be sanded or rocked.

    What We Cannot Do:

  • We cannot plow ice. Icy roads are treacherous and if at all possible, stay off of them until the crews have had the chance to spread rock or sand. Even on rocked roads, traction is limited, so drive slowly and allow extra time to reach your destination safely.

  • We cannot clear private driveways or other private property, or remove the build-up of snow along the roadways caused by the plows.

  • Plow drivers cannot pull out or tow stranded vehicles.

    What You Can Do:

  • Always SLOW DOWN.

  • Carry a shovel in your vehicle and make sure you have chains that fit properly and are sized for your tires.

  • Obey ‘4x4 or Chains Only’ road restrictions.

  • Understand that the office, gate or dispatch staff are unable to give you an estimate when your particular road will be plowed. You can be assured that the crews are working hard to clear all roads in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Leave plenty of space between your car and the snow plow.Even if you are following in the fresh tracks, you can still lose traction and run into the plow or lose control.Snow plows have spreaders on the back to apply red rock on the road surface to increase traction in icy conditions; this rock can damage your windshield and paint.

  • Leave plenty of space between your car and other vehicles on the road.

  • Plows are very heavy and take a long time to stop so do not pull out in front of them.

  • Do not pass plow trucks. Slow down, stay a safe distance back, and the driver will pull over in a safe spot as soon as practical.

  • To avoid damage to your vehicle and creating a hazard for residents and plow crews, park your cars safely out of the road right-of-way.

    Common courtesy is the rule during plowing operations; remember that the plow crews have been working long hours, sometimes up to 16 hour double shifts to keep your roads clear. So give them a smile and wave, be patient, and maybe even say “Thanks!” if you get the chance. With a little understanding and mutual respect, we will all ‘weather’ this winter in great shape.

 

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION DECLARING A STAGE TWO WATER SHORTAGE CONDITION AND SUMMARY OF WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on November 9, 2016, the Board of Directors of the Bear Valley Community Services District adopted Resolution 16/17-27.  This resolution declares the existence of a Stage Two Water Shortage Condition (“Stage Two Condition”) pursuant to Bear Valley Community Services District Code Chapter 7-4, and requires District water customers to follow all water conservation measures listed in District Code section 7-4-6(A) through 7-4-6(B) during the duration of the Stage Two Condition.  The resolution also provides that the District’s water conservation surcharge applicable to certain water rates during such Stage Two Condition will be imposed effective December 1, 2016.  The Stage Two Condition will continue indefinitely until terminated or revised.  The conservation measures will primarily be enforced by warnings, although fines and other penalties may be imposed for serious or repeat violations.  The Stage Two Condition is necessary for the District to comply with emergency regulations adopted by the California Water Resources Control Board and Executive Orders issued by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., as well as to address on-going drought conditions and water supply issues.

The applicable water conservation measures for residential customers are as follows:

Code Section 7-4-6(A):

1. Preventing excessive water from flowing off the property served onto adjacent properties or sidewalks, gutters, surface drains, storm drains, or over land.

2. Use of drip irrigation systems or other methods designed to prevent excessive surface irrigation of landscaped areas, resulting in conditions such as puddling or runoff.

3. Immediate repair of all observable leaks of water on the customer's premises.

4. Use of a broom or a blower instead of a hose to clean driveways and paved surfaces. Use of water in washing down of driveways and other paved surfaces only when necessary to alleviate immediate fire or sanitation hazards.

5. Being careful not to leave a hose running while washing a vehicle.

6. Use of low flow shower heads and shortening the time spent in the shower.

7. Use of volume reduction devices in toilets and being careful not to use the toilet as an ashtray or wastebasket.

8. Reduction in water consumption for bathing, hand dishwashing and irrigation by reduction of flow time for these activities.

9. Running only full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher

10. Capturing cold tap water while waiting for hot water to come down the pipes, to be used later on house plants or garden.

Code Section 7-4-6(B):

1. Lawn Watering:  Lawn watering and landscape irrigation is permitted only Monday through Saturday between the hours of 5:00 PM and 8:00 AM. However, this watering is permitted at any time on these days if a handheld hose is used, equipped with a nozzle that automatically shuts off when released, or when a handheld container or a drip irrigation system is used.

2. Washing Vehicles, Equipment: Washing of vehicles or other equipment is permitted only if done using a handheld bucket or a handheld hose equipped with a nozzle that automatically shuts off when released.

            A certified copy of the full text of Resolution 16/17-27 is available for review in the Bear Valley Community Services District Offices, located at 28999 South Lower Valley Road, Tehachapi, California 93561, and on the District’s website: www.bvcsd.org.

            Resolution 16/17-27 was adopted by the following vote:

AYES:             Baron, Ritchie, LaClaire, Grace, Zanutto

                                                                        Kristy McEwen, District Secretary

 

CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RECORDS ACT

 

Access to information concerning the conduct of the people's business by state and local agencies is a fundamental right of every person in California. To ensure this right, the California Public Records Act gives every person the right to inspect any public record. If an agency receives a request to inspect an identifiable, disclosable record, the agency must promptly make the record available. As a local agency, Bear Valley Community Services District is subject to the California Public Records Act.

 

A more thorough explanation of the California Public Records Act can be found at this link: CPRA Compliance Manual.

 

 

 

 

 



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