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By Ed Gordon 

What's Up in Stallion Springs?


January 5, 2019

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Board Members Ben Dewell, Berry Leslie and Fred Rowen.

The Stallion Springs Board of Directors seated three directors at the Dec. 18 meeting. Two of the directors were appointed by the Kern County Election Board as no one ran against them. Ben Dewell replaces Sandy Young, who chose not to run this election cycle and Fred Rowen was appointed for a second term. Berry Leslie was appointed as director by the CSD Board from a field of three candidates to complete the two years left on the term of Amanda Stewart who resigned upon moving from the area.

The board also reelected Ed Gordon and Leslie Wellman to a second two year term as board president and vice president respectively.

New Administrative Citation Program

 In an effort to reduce the high amount of code violation and CC&R violation complaints received from residents and observed by SSCSD staff, and to increase the high standard of living residents expect in our community, the SSCSD has created an administrative citation program.

It is the SSCSD's mission to work in partnership with the residents of Stallion Springs to promote health and safety and to maintain our high community standards.  The goal of this program is not to punish, but to gain voluntary compliance and motivate residents to quickly resolve violations.

The SSCSD hopes to accomplish this mission by, "Administering a fair and unbiased compliance program to correct violations of property conditions and land use requirements, provide a uniform, consistent yet flexible procedure to insure that all residents are equally represented. To minimize the necessity for legal action by allowing ample opportunity for voluntary compliance and correction and responding promptly to complaints regarding structures and/or conditions which present a health, safety hazard, or nuisances to our residents."

The SSCSD does not intend to issue administrative citations (unless egregious circumstances exist) until Jan. 31.  Most violators will receive a verbal and/or written warning and a specified length of time to resolve the stated violation(s).  Of course, each violation shall be addressed on a case by case basis.

Police Report

During the month of November the Stallion Springs Police Department had five arrests, issued six citations, 89 calls for service and completed 13 want and warrant checks. There were 54 reports, 68 officer initiated investigations, conducted 11 field interviews, 13 want and warrant checks and one medical assist. They also completed 12 vacation house checks and 28 school bus watches.

If you have a life threatening emergency call 911. The Stallion Springs Police Department is dispatched through the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

For non-life threatening issues, please call (661) 861-3110. You may contact us by email or using the contact information provided on the CSD website, If you wish to make an appointment to speak with an officer, contact the CSD at (661) 822-3268. Appointments maybe canceled at any time due to limited police staffing.


The CERT Basic Class will be offered in our community Spring of 2019. Please invite family, friends and neighbors to enroll in this training. 

The class schedule is: Wednesday, March 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. for orientation, Saturday, March 16, 23 and 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stallion Springs Board of Directors

The Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. in the CSD Board Room.


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