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By Ed Gordon
contributing writer 

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

 

August 28, 2021

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New owner of the golf course, Andri Karapetian.

The new owner of the golf course, Andri Karapetian, appeared at the August Board of Directors meeting and provided a status report on the progress of revitalizing the course. He indicated he is working with both Kern County and the CSD to bring back the 18-hole course as quickly as possible and even better than it was. Currently there is a bit of a slowdown while awaiting the County to reissue a conditional use permit for the property. That could take as long as three months. Water and sewerage are also issues that are being addressed. It will take about nine months and eight to nine million dollars to get the course operational once the permits are issued.

He said the course, when completed, should command about $125 per round. Perks will be available for local residents.

The clubhouse was a great place to hang out and have a good meal in its day and he expects to bring that back and extend the outdoor seating. The bar will stay as part of the renovations.

One of the current issues is liability. There has been damage to some of the buildings, spray painting of some rocks and other damage to the property. People are also using the land as walking and horse trails. The property has been posted and should not be entered for any reason. Should you need to enter the property you can get a waiver to do so by contacting Jeff Bodnar, the onsite representative, at Jeff@allstargroup.org. People should be respectful of the property for their own safety.

Parks and Recreation

Trail Days are set for the first Saturday of each month. The Conservation Corps have been assisting with trail work. Free Couples Country Dance classes are being held every Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. Contact Go.Country.Dancing@gmail.com. Follow us on Facebook and contact Shawnee anytime with your ideas or thoughts.

Oktoberfest

The sixteenth annual Oktoberfest is back and scheduled for October 2 at the Community Center from noon to 5 p.m. Come by for food, beer, wine, gifts and kids activities. No pets are allowed except trained service animals.

Vendors can apply for a booth rental by contacting Shawnee at (661) 822-3266, ext. 222. Contact her early as spaces fill up fast.

Police Report

Police Chief Gary Crowell filed a report of statistics for July 2021. The Department had eight arrests, issued 11 citations, had 92 reports, 116 calls for service, completed 28 officer initiated investigations, 35 field interviews and four medical assists. There were also three vehicles impounded, nine vacation house checks and the Department assisted other law enforcement agencies 18 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, www.stallionspringscsd.com. If you wish to make an appointment to speak with an Officer contact the CSD at (661) 822-3268. Appointments may be 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.

Schools back

Remember to slow down and be aware and watch for children during school bus times. Also remember the law states that drivers must stop when a school bus stops and extends its stop sign with flashing lights. The fine is up to $600 for not stopping.

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 next meeting will be held September 21.

 
 

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