Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Holiday Closure


The office will be closed for usual business and will re-open on 

January 4, 2022

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Agenda for December 24, 2021 Meeting

Special Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 6:00 p.m.
Meeting Facilitator: President R. Stapp
Directors: D. Schendel, G. Low, R. Stradling, B. Roeder-German
1. Call to order and Flag Salute
2. Roll call/Acknowledgment of guests/public comments/questions
3. Parks
a. Barstow Heights
b. Venner
4. Resolution 2021-3 Application submission for Grant Money
5. Other Business
Next Meeting Date: January 25, 2022, 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

December 14, 2021 Meeting

Meeting to pass a Resolution to submit an application to the Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS) from Proposition 68 passed by the voters in June 2018.

Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 6pm.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Minutes of 9-28-2021 (Approved 11-29-2021)

Approved 11-29-2021

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
6:00 p.m.
1. Meeting called to order at 6:00 by President Stapp, Director Schendel leads Pledge of Allegiance.
2. Directors present: Daryl Schendel, Gene Low, Ronald Stradling and Blythe Roeder-German. Bill Little of SBC Public Works present.
3. Approval/consent items: Minutes of 8/24/2021, financial reports and bills/issued checks. Motion by Director Schendel to approve with a second by Director Low. Motion carried/items approved with no opposition.
**** Bill Little is present and provides an update to the Board regarding the status of the roads in the Heights. No major plans are in the works currently. “Chip seal” is the last project that was done which should hold for around 10 years. County is doing routine maintenance only. Management will conduct an evaluation of the area is to be done in 2024 for any major projects (chip seals and/or paving projects). Measure I is to replace rounds within the County. President Stapp inquires about large cracks. Mr. Little indicates this is normal in desert temperatures. Heights roads are around 30 years old and Mr. Little encourages residents to be pro-active and report any problems by calling 760-256-3631
4. Parks:
a. Barstow Heights Park— Squirrels still around.
b. Venner Park—
Both parks were busy, especially on Sunday.
Board discusses possible parks designs. Board agrees that “H” Street Park should be addressed first. The goal would be to replace the equipment under the shade structure and possibly extend out to the west. Budget preliminarily set of $100,000. Director Roeder-German will explore equipment theme/design and return to Carol. At that time bids will be sought for project. Options for demolition of existing equipment were discussed by Board.
5. Correspondence: Reviewed by President Stapp. Notice from Golden State Water asking customers for voluntary reduction of use was noted.
6. Office Building and Area: Nothing to report.
7. General Manager’s report: Written report reviewed by Board. It is agreed that Carol will re-deposit petty cash and that office account will be closed. Written report to become a part of these minutes.
8. Directors’ reports: Director Roeder-German on informs Board of trucks blocking vision in areas of Heights. Truck on Crestview has no engine. Owners will be towing away. Board agrees that a courtesy letter should be sent to property owner who is parking tow trucks in front of the “H” Street Park on Rimrock. Director Schendel notes “junk yard” houses in the area/Code enforcement will be notified. No reports from remaining Board members.
Board discusses roads and decides to ask Bill Little to attend next meeting to provide updates. Carol will contact him.
9. Executive Session: Not required.
Adjournment at 7:16
Next Regular Meeting: Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.
Submitted by
Carol Mauk,
General Manager/Secretary/Clerk

Off Road Reminders

Sheriff’s Department Reminding Residents About Off-Road Rules – High Desert Daily

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is reminding residents that it is illegal to operate any Off-Highway Vehicle on public roadways and anywhere within city limits, including desert areas.

You can lawfully operate an off-highway vehicle on your own property, or on the property of another while in possession of written permission from that property owner, as long as you do not disturb the peace and quiet of any neighborhood or person by noise, dust, smoke or fumes.

In addition to riding on private property, there are a number of public riding areas located in San Bernardino County. Those areas include:

  • Dumont Dunes
  • El Mirage Dry Lake
  • Stoddard Valley
  • Rasor
  • Johnson Valley OHV Area
  • Eastern Mojave Desert
  • Park Moabi County Park
  • Parker Strip

To learn more about OHV laws and safety in California, click the link below.