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What's Up in Bear Valley Springs?

On Thursday, July 27, the CSD Board met to pass the annual budget. The board praised the budget for the most part. One sticking point was that it allowed a 2.8% COLA for staff. Members of the board were concerned that it was stated without first negotiations. After some back and forth, the budget was finally passed 5-0, with the COLA taken out temporarily until negotiations could be completed.

At that same meeting, our longtime Secretary of the Board Kristy McEwen resigned. She has been with the CSD almost 10 years. Her official titles and positions have been, as follows: Assistant to the GM, Director of Human Resources, Custodian of Records and Secretary to the Board of Directors. It was Kristy, the past several years who swore in each new member of the board.

“She has held it together over the hard times and had leading roles in helping it thrive during the good times. She has been such a valued and dedicated employee and will be missed. Thank you for being the glue that has held the district together for so many years,” said Sherri Cronin.

Very many of us agree with you, Sherri. Kristy we do thank you warmly for your service to this community.

Note that the BVSA meeting, for Aug. 15 is cancelled due to the lack of a quorum. They will hold an executive meeting at 2 p.m.

Are you fascinated by swing dancing?

Then a great opportunity is available weekly on Friday evenings at the Oak Tree Country Club in the banquet room. From 7 to 7:30 p.m. lessons will be held for new dancers. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., intermediates take the floor, then go to the saloon to dance to the band.

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.