Each year, staff is tasked with preparing a budget for consideration at an annual Public Hearing in June. The process leading up to the hearing includes several public meetings to provide the Board and the public with information for consideration and opportunities for input into the budget process. These public meetings include workshops, committee, and Board meetings.
Beginning in January, committees review and update their respective Long Range Plans including the 10-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and Maintenance plans. In February, staff gathers information in preparation for the budget. February through March, the Board reviews and approves the Long Range Capital Plans. Staff utilizes budget assumptions based on the consumer price index and other economic factors. Considering these guidelines, staff begins the process of preparing a draft budget.
Staff works with department managers and supervisors to obtain budget information and incorporates the data with the assumptions as directed by the Board. The draft budget is reviewed by management and presented to the Finance Committee for consideration prior to being presented to the full Board.
The Final Draft Budget is made available for review and a public hearing is held in June. The Final Draft Budget is presented to the Board during the public meeting for final review, consideration, and adoption. All of these are public meetings and the District encourages public attendance and participation.
The events have been scheduled to promote public participation and ensure the public has the opportunity to become familiar with the budget process. The Public is invited to ALL of these sessions and is encouraged to attend.
Cold temperatures can mean broken pipes and leaks. Protecting your pipes is an important part of preventing leaks and property damage. Following the recommended steps below can help prevent the hassle of dealing with leaks and damage.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Wrap Your Pipes - Check around your home for areas where water supply lines are located and are in unheated areas. Look in crawl spaces, attics, garages, and under kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Both hot and cold water pipes in these areas should be insulated.
Leave the Heat On - If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
A five member Board of Directors comprise the governing body of the Phelan Piñon Hills Community Services District. Board members are elected to four year terms by the registered voters residing within the PPHCSD jurisdiction.