Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Need to get rid of that old truck..............

Check out this link.  The Mojave District Air Quality Management District has this great offer.  (copy and paste to your browser)

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Special Thanks..........

On Tuesday, June 11, 2019 a small celebration took place to thank Dick Jacobs and Jennifer Rubio for their service to our District.  They were each presented with a certificate and gift.

President Robert Stapp congratulates Dick Jacobs for his decades of service to our District.

President Robert Stapp thanks Jennifer Rubio for her six plus years as General Manager/Secretary and Board Clerk.
(L to R) VP Daryl Schendel, Jeanette Hayhurst (frmr), Gene Low, Jennifer Rubio (front), Dick Jacobs, Pres. Robert Stapp, Jim Stradling and Carol Mauk (G.M.)

Information for our Veterans

Click on the link below (or copy and paste to our browser) to get information on how a Veteran can get on the "honor flight" to Washington D.C.  It's an amazing event!!!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Barstow Heights Residents--please read

Hello Neighbors!! A notice to all pet lovers. One of the Heights residents told me that someone is opening their locked backyard gate. One of their dogs got out and roamed for a couple days but he's home now. Be careful with your fur babies, secure your gates/yard and watch for suspicious people and activity. If you see something, say something!!! The Sheriff non-emergency number is 760-256-1796.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Shade Cover Barstow Heights Park

The strong winds on Tuesday, May 21st damaged the shade cover beyond repair.  The wind ripped the cover all the way through and it was flapping in the wind toward Rimrock Road.  The City Parks crew responded quickly and and removed the cover and returned the next day and removed all the parts that connected the cover to the metal structure so there are no loose parts remaining.  Your BHCSD Board is working to have the covered replaced before the hot weather arrives.  We will keep you posted.

April 2019 Minutes Approved 5/20/2019


Monday, April 29, 2019
6:00 p.m.

1.  Meeting called to order at 6:03 by President Stapp.  Pledge of Allegiance led by Gene Low.

2.  Directors present; Daryl Schendel and Gene Low. Guests present; Paul Messner, Jim Stradling (both arrive late)

3.  No public comments or questions.

4.  Approval items: 
            Minutes of 3/25/2019, financial reports and bills/checks issues. – Motion to approve by Director Schendel with a second by Director Low. No opposition, items approved.
5.  Correspondence is reviewed by Board.  No questions or follow up presented by Board.
6.  Parks:
            No safety checklist presented from City of Barstow for either park.  Rob may take over the monitoring of ground squirrels.  Trash can lids still not replaced; work order currently scheduled. Trees (2) in H St. Park previously planted have died.  Suspected cause is trunks being cut by maintenance crew with trimmers. Carol will prepare formal letter to Terri Peralta regarding the trees and include Board’s desire for bid to address some issues indicated in the Playground Audit report.

7.  Office building and area: 
            a. No update on roof replacement.  Carol will contact Sanchez roofing for an update.
            b. Sign replacement still not confirmed, clarification of wood size to be used received.  Kathy Fiero needs to submit a final bid.  Carol will contact her.
            c. (non-agenda item) Grills on the window(s) need removed and painted.  Al Fiero has previously been contacted regarding this task.  Carol to get confirmation of commitment to perform the job and costs from Al.

8.  Paul Messner of Messner & Hadley speaks to Board regarding bid for Auditor position.  Provides history of company, past clients and possible time line for completion of 2018-2019 Audit to Directors.  Mr. Messner is thanked for his time and interest and leaves meeting.
            Board also discusses proposal and bid from Nigro & Nigro submitted by Paul Kaymark.
            After discussion of issue, Board decides Messner & Hadley to be best choice for this District’s needs.  Carol will contact submitting parties and notify them of decision

9.  Board vacancy created by Dick Jacobs’ resignation on 3/25/2019 was advertised in three public places and applicants were required to submit resume by 4/22/2019.  No additional persons applied.  At this time, Ronald J. (Jim) Stradling was unanimously appointed by the Board via motion by Director Low and second by Director Schendel.  Mr. Stradling is sworn in by the Clerk to a term up for election on 11/3/2020.
            Board vacancy created in October 2018.  After extensive research, Carol reports the following to the Board:  Pursuant to GC1780, the Governing Board of this District has 60 days to fill the vacancy.  If that does not occur, the governing agency of this County (Board of Supervisors) has 30 days to fill the vacancy. Neither of these actions occurred within the time frame, therefore, pursuant to the code a special election is required to take place.  This was also confirmed by a representative from the Registrar of Voters office.  Carol will do some further research and report findings to all parties.
            Carol will notify interested candidate DeJong Smalls of current situation.

10.  General managers report by Carol is questions submitted for guidance/clarification.  Results are as follows:  Post office box will have Director Stapp and Carol as contacts.  Fire extinguisher will be brought up to current.  New telephone and vacuum purchased for office.  Carol will seek someone to clean office on as needed basis.  Debit card has been obtained for minor purchases.  Guidance provided regarding policy, rules, and operation manuals for this District.  Information regarding terms of service provided by Directors.  Changes in formats of routine/monthly documents approved by Board for future use.

11.  Directors’ reports.
            Director Low reports both parks full of people over the Easter weekend.
            Director Schendel reaffirms his quest to have the water tank area converted to a permanent place for bounce houses and inflatables.  This can take place when water tank is removed.  Carol will contact Jesse Ramirez from water company to attend next meeting and provide an update of removal.
            President Stapp appoints Director Schendel to sit as Vice President for this Board and appoints Director Stradling as Safety Director.  Both accept appointments.

12.  Roundtable discussion.  Acknowledgement of Service for former Director Jacobs is discussed.  Further information to be sought.  Acknowledgment of former General Manager Rubio is also discussed and decided; Carol will follow up with agreed upon action.

13.  Executive Session not required at this meeting.

Adjournment at 7:40 p.m.
Next Regular Meeting:  Monday, May 20, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Submitted by

Carol Mauk,
General Manager/Secretary/Clerk

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Our Neighbors in Newberry Springs

Newberry Springs Cleanup Day Set for June 1

By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– The Newberry Springs cleanup day is set for Saturday, June 1.
Volunteers are needed to help with the clean up and address areas of illegal dumping. In addition, household electronic waste and used tires will be accepted at the collection site, the Family Center, 33383 Newberry Road. The clean up starts at 8 a.m.. For details contact Andy Jones at (909) 670-9328 or email