By Linda Coverdale
contributing writer 

What's Up in Bear Valley Springs?


May 27, 2023

Big changes have been taking place between the Bear Valley CSD and the Bear Valley Springs Association.

The CSD General Manager, Bill Malinen had recently put in his resignation. He did agree to hang in there for two more months until the CSD Board was able to recruit a GM. Some on the CSD Board decided to hire the BVS Association GM, Wesley Shryock, as an interim general manager until they recruited a full-time person. That leaves the Association without a GM. Shryock was promised the same salary as Malinen, though he has much less experience as a CSD General Manager. Director Hernandez pointed out at the most recent CSD meeting that Malinen had agreed to stay on till July, and that the money used to hire the interim manager could have been more effectively used to recruit a GM with more experience of that nature. When it came to a vote on Shryock, Directors Frevert and Jensen as well and President Grace voted to hire Shryock as an Interim GM, with Director Hernandez voting no. Director Quinn abstained. At the end of the meeting, Director Quinn surprised everyone by resigning from the Board, stating intent to move away from the community due to no longer being able to keep up his property.

Meanwhile, the BVSA has been working with Jeff Kermode as a possible interim manager until they get a new full-time person. Kermode has been an ardent supporter of this community in one way or another for over a decade, first by serving as a stand-in police chief more than once, as an interim general manager for the CSD before GM Malinen was hired on, and now, possibly as an interim manager for the BVSA. Thank you, Jeff Kermode!

Bear Valley Springs is a private gated community in which the residents pay an annual association amenities fee. To visit, a non-member or non-resident must arrange with a friend or family member in the community for a guest pass that would permit them to engage in the activities. Guest passes will be checked.


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