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By Ed Gordon 

What's Up in Stallion Springs?


September 26, 2020

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The SS CERT team hosted Houchin Blood Bank.

The Houchin Blood Bank held a drive on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the CSD Community Center in the Corral Room, hosted by your Stallion Springs Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). CERT team members Susan Kneale, Denise Cox, Margret Gordon and Mary Vickey were on duty for the blood drive.

Walk-ins, in addition to those having an appointment, were welcome.

Platelet donations were also accepted but required an appointment. Masks or facial coverings were required and social distancing was practiced. The drive averages about 30 donations on each visit. The next drive will be in mid-November watch for the date. Give the gift of life! Give blood.

New Water Meters

The Advanced Metering System (AMI) meter installation began on Sept. 21.  Watch for a door tag to inform you of your installation date. Please note that your water should only have to be off for a very short time and that the install crew will be working as efficiently as they can to ensure very little water interruption. The Vanguard team will be in your neighborhood within the next few days. There will be several different vehicles in the area through this process but all vehicles will have a Vanguard Utility magnet on their vehicle.  Please allow the crew to do what they need to do and call the number on the door tag if you have any issues or concerns. You will experience a short service interruption while your meter is being replaced, 15 minutes on average.

The new meters will allow for electronic reading and will allow for detection of any leaks by noting unusual water usage long before the manual reading date would have detected them.

Police Report

Police Chief Gary Crowell filed a report of statistics for August 2020. The Department had seven arrests, issued three citations, had 83 reports, 140 calls for service, completed 72 officer initiated investigations, 59 field interviews and four medical assists. There were eight vacation house checks and the Department assisted other law enforcement agencies 23 times.

If you have a life-threatening emergency, call 911 and specify to the dispatcher that you live in Stallion Springs. 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 Stallion Springs Police Department encourages our residents and guests to sign up for our Nixle public notification alerts and to create a Smart911 profile. These safety communication systems are free for you to sign up. Please visit or now.

District emergencies

For District emergencies off hours, such as a main line water break, you may call (661) 822-3268. Leave a message with the problem, your name and contact number and an on-call district staff member will be paged. Please visit our website to keep informed.

Neighborhood Watch

Meetings are on the fourth Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Next meeting is on Oct. 27, in the 2020 Corral Room, 27850 Stallion Springs Dr. All are welcome! Bring your friends and neighbors. Meet our SSPD and get the latest updates on how to prevent crime in our neighborhood.

E-waste and Recycling

E-waste bins are available and are only to be utilized for items such as printers, computers, lamps, etc. (small corded appliances, only). No light bulbs or liquids of any kind.

Recycling: Unfortunately, this area is still a work in progress. If the bins are full or not available please take your items home and wait, otherwise you can place them in the trash bins for now. Bottles, cans, plastics and cardboard will be accepted but ALL cardboard MUST be flattened before throwing into the bin.

Stallion Springs Board of Directors

The Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. normally in the CSD Boardroom. The meeting will be on Oct. 20 and will be held in the CSD Boardroom or at the Community Center subject to the restrictions created by the Coronavirus.


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