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Campaign Statement: Baron T “Barry” Willis for Alpine Fire Protection District Board

October 2018 – Baron T “Barry” Willis for Alpine Fire Protection District Board 

  • I have been an Alpine resident for over a decade
  • Our family history in Alpine goes back more than 20 years

with six of our family members living in homes in the Alpine Country Village Association

  • I have an extensive financial background as an Insurance Broker and Stockbroker

which enables me to understand budgets and financial matters

  • I have been a member of the East County Chamber of Commerce and a Board Member of the  Santee Chamber of Commerce actively involved in planning committees.

 

As your Board Member on the Alpine Fire Protection District I would:

  • Always make Firefighter Safety a top priority
  • Strive to have surpluses in the Alpine Fire Protection District Budgets
  • Work hard to constantly improve firefighter response times for our Alpine residents
  • Make fire prevention a top priority in the District by doing all we can to clear dense brush areas
  • Be very responsive as a Board Member to what you the voter have to say about any issues of concern
  • I would like to hear from you what issues are important to you:  619-985-0752
  • Btwillis4@cox.net
  • Reach me on Facebook at: Barry Willis for Alpine Fire Protection District Board

Kids! Come Have Fun at Gymtrix Flip for Friday “TALENT SHOW NIGHT” – October 19, 2018

KIDS! Come have fun at our Gymtrix Flip for Friday “Talent Show Night”! Enjoy fun activities or just hang out with friends! No membership required, kids ages 4-18 are welcome. Cost is $15. Pizza, drinks & ice cream will be available. Flip for Friday is every Friday from 6:30pm to 10pm (You can come at 5pm for just $5 more!) Gymtrix is located at 2358 Tavern Rd. (Next to Boulder Oaks Elementary School) For more info call 619-659-8772 or email Karen Smith at gymtrix@att.net. Visit our website at www.gymtrixinc.com

 

Upcoming Gymtrix Events: (Flip for Fridays) – Oct 26: Got Glow. Other events – September 22: Team Gym Rummage Sale 8am-12pm at Bethel Church, September 29: Gymnastics Sleepover 6:30pm to 9am, New Student Special for October.

Alpine Woman’s Club Monthly Luncheon Meeting – October 16, 2018

The Alpine Woman’s Club Monthly Luncheon is October 16th at 11:30am.  The Alpine Woman’s Club is open to all East County Women. The club is located in the Historic Alpine Town Hall, 2156 Alpine Blvd. The club’s Mission is to provide opportunities for women to meet and socialize, to maintain the Town Hall and to hold fundraisers for their Scholarship, Preservation and Education Foundation. So far, they have given away over $134,000 in scholarships to local, college bound seniors. If you are interested in learning more about the club then please make a reservation to attend their monthly meeting/luncheon. Please contact Sharon Beale slmcgee2003@yahoo.com or 619-445-3306. Information about events and programs can also be found on their website at www.alpinewomansclub.org or their Facebook page.

This Months Chamber “Hot Topic’s” Breakfast Reveals New Executive Director, VFW Expansion & SBA Info

By the Alpine Chamber of Commerce – October 2018

This month’s meeting of the Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce , known as the “Hot Topics Breakfast,” provided interesting information about:

— The Small Business Administration which also helps home-based businesses. (There are many of them in East San Diego County.)

—-The Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber has a new executive director.

—-The Alpine VFW Post is going to double in size over the next two years

Small businesses in Alpine and the Mountain Empire can often find help through the U.S. Small Business Administration. That was the message on Oct. 9 at the monthly “Hot Topics Breakfast ‘“meeting of the Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce. “Start. Grow. Expand. Recover,” Jamye Pritchett Solorzano, economic development specialist administrative officer for the San Diego office, told Chamber members and guests at the Descanso Junction Restaurant in Descanso.  “That’s our motto.”

Every year, Solorzano said, the SBA provides billions of dollars to help businesses get started, grow, expand or recover from disasters. “Small business also includes working at home,” said Pritchett, who lives in Alpine and was raised in the area.   “We want to deliver quality service for East San Diego County.”

The SBA offers free or low-cost counseling and training to help businesses thrive and become government contractors. It also works with community development organizations and approved lenders to offer microloans and SBA-guaranteed loans.

In other business at the restaurant at 8306 Highway 79, Chamber Vice Chair Bob Ring announced that Alex Ward will be the new Chamber executive director. Ward starts on Monday, Oct. 15, said Ring, Alpine Barons Market manager. Ward is familiar with Alpine, the Mountain Empire and marketing. Most recently he has been director of operations for the Gaslamp Quarter Association in downtown San Diego.

The association creates major marketing programs for the thriving Gaslamp’s shopping, entertainment and dining district. “Alex, I think, is going to take it (Chamber) to a whole new level,” Ring said.

During self-introductions, Carl Silva, Quartermaster of VFW Bert Fuller Post 9578 in Alpine told the group that over the past five years the Post at 844 Tavern Road has grown and become a meeting place for the public as well as a popular venue for gatherings and events. “The post has voted to double in size over the next two years,” Silva announced.   It will be a very difficult project, he said, because —- among other things — the post is on top of a hill.

The Chamber will hold its annual Installation Dinner for its board members and Ambassadors at the VFW Post at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29.  The $40 cost per person includes appetizers, dinner and a spectacular sunset view.

To learn more about the Small Business Administration, visit www.SBA.gov.

Alpine Chamber of commerce Logo Alpine Ca 91901Jo Moreland, Communications
Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce
1620 Alpine Blvd., Ste. 208
Alpine, CA 91901
(619) 445-2722
Jom@AlpineChamber.com

www.alpinechamber.com

Padre Dam Board FREEZES WATER RATES for Fiscal Year 2019

A previously approved water rate increase will not be implemented

October 10, 2018 – Padre Dam Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors unanimously approved to freeze water rates for Fiscal Year 2019. The decision to freeze rates was based on an increase in water sales the previous year compared to the District’s Budget and the strong financial position of the water operation funds.

 

“We have a unique opportunity this year to provide some rate relief to our customers while still achieving all of the District’s goals,” commented Board President Bill Pommering. “Our water operation fund balances are strong due to higher than budgeted water sales last year, making the choice to forego a previously approved water rate increase for this year the best decision for our customers.”

Water rates for Fiscal Year 2019 were previously approved as part of the District’s Five-Year Business Plan and Budget (FY 2018-2022 Plan). The FY 2018-2022 Plan identified rates and anticipated water sales to support the Plan and ensure financial stability for the elements of the Plan.  The rates in the FY 2018-2022 Plan were developed as part of a comprehensive Cost of Service Study in 2017. This Study used a conservative projection for water sales when setting rates. Actual water sales have rebounded from the most recent drought more than the Study’s projection and new housing developments along with a recent sales agreement with Sycuan will increase water demands further.

 

Taking all of this into consideration, an extensive financial analysis was performed to determine the impact of not having a water rate increase in FY 2019. This analysis showed that the increase in water sales volume offsets any loss of revenue from no increase. Therefore, the approved five year operating budget is unchanged and goals and planned projects will continue as planned in the FY 2018-2022 Five Year Business Plan and Budget.


About Padre Dam

Padre Dam provides water, sewer, recycled water and recreation services to approximately 100,000 residents in East San Diego County including Santee, El Cajon, Lakeside, Flinn Springs, Harbison Canyon, Blossom Valley, Alpine, Dehesa and Crest. The District is a public agency with policies and procedures directed by an elected five-member Board of Directors. The District imports 100% of our treated water supply and treats two million gallons per day (MGD) of wastewater at our Water Recycling Facility. Please visit www.padredam.org for more information.

 

Melissa McChesney

Communications Manager

Padre Dam Municipal Water District

619-258-4680  |  619.572.1490 cell

mmcchesney@padre.org  |  www.padredam.org

Harbison Canyon Lions Club Seek More Members to Help Community

By the Alpine Chamber of Commerce

Maggie Lutz shopped for free items for her grandchildren on Oct. 6, 2018 in a rural parking lot on the eastern edge of El Cajon. Lutz was among dozens of people needing new or gently used clothing and other useful things donated to the Harbison Canyon Lions club’s

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Free Seminar “Preparing for Retirement” By Edward Jones Investments in Alpine – October 30, 2018

You are invited to a worthwhile seminar, “Preparing for Retirement” from Doug Williams at Edward Jones Investments in Alpine. Preparing for Retirement with John Leonard, Vice President, Client Advisor, JP Morgan. On Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 1pm to 2pm at the Alpine VFW Post #9578. Refreshments and light snacks will be served. To reserve

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LOU RUSSO Campaign Statement: Alpine Union School District 2018 School Board Candidate

*Please note that the Alpine Community network does not endorse ANY CANDIDATE and has reached out too ALL of the candidates for their statements so he community of Alpine can be better informed.

October 2018 – Lou Russo Campaign Statement – Alpine Union School District is a district in trouble. It has spent $1 million

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GLENN DICKIE Campaign Statement: Alpine Union School District 2018 School Board Candidate (Incumbent)

*Please note that the Alpine Community network does not endorse ANY CANDIDATE and has reached out too ALL of the candidates for their statements so the community of Alpine can be better informed.

October 2018 – I am Glenn Dickie, President of the Alpine Union School District, and I am running for re-election and seeking

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Alpine Elementary School’s Annual HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL – October 19, 2018

ALL ARE WELCOME! Please join us for Alpine Elementary School’s Annual HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 5pm to 9pm. Come and bring the WHOLE FAMILY for a Fun-filled evening! Costume contest, games, fun auction items, food & sweet treats, haunted trail and much more! Alpine Elementary School is located at 1850 Alpine

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