Pine Bark Beetle Abatement


On October 9, 2014, at the regular meeting of the Bear Valley Community Services District Board of Directors, the Board adopted Ordinance 14-239.  Ordinance 14-239 is summarized as follows:

A.        Amends Chapter 8 (Pine Bark Beetle Infestation) of Title 3 of the District Code by eliminating the dual Board hearing procedure that is currently required prior to the issuance of a final abatement order for any pine bark beetle infestation on private property.

B.        Consistent with state law, requires the District’s General Manager to make an initial administrative determination that a public nuisance involving a pine bark beetle infestation exists on a property.  Once this determination is made, a notice will be sent to the property owner indicating that a public nuisance exists and requiring that certain steps be taken to abate the nuisance.  Requires the Board to hold a public hearing to receive and consider any objections to the public nuisance determination before a final abatement order will become effective.

C.        Makes other non-substantive amendments to reorder, clarify and enhance Chapter 8 of Title 3 of the District Code.   

A certified copy of the full text of the proposed Ordinance is available between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm at the District Office, 28999 S. Lower Valley Road, Tehachapi, CA  93561.  A certified copy of the proposed Ordinance and this Summary is also posted on the District’s website and at the District Office. 

You can read the full text of Ordinance 14-239 HERE

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