FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Don Bartz, General Manager
PHELAN, Calif. (November 21, 2019) - On November 13, 2019, the Phelan Piñon Hills Community Services District's Board of Directors ("Board") appointed Rebecca Kujawa to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Alex Brandon from the Board.
Director Kujawa, a resident of the area since 2004, was appointed after two seperate candidate interview periods and was sworn in on November 13, 2019. Director Kujawa is a Special Education Instructional Associate for the Snowline Joint Unified School District and a former credit union employee. Since 2016, Rebecca has been a member of the Phelan Chamber of Commerce and has been active in community events such as Phelan Phamily Phun Day and Music in the Park. Director Kujawa was appointed to complete the remainder of the term which will expire in December 2020.
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For those who remember, there used to be a tradition of Serrano Seniors sneaking up to the water tanks high on the hill overlooking Phelan, just off of Sheep Creek Road. The Seniors would generally paint their class graduation year on one of the water tanks. This spirited, somewhat subversive tradition was a fun one and the community and water officials generally turned a blind eye to the "vandalism". The last class to carry out the tradition was the class of 2004.
This year, the tradition was renewed, albeit in more of an official capacity. The PPHCSD has recently made a push to partner more frequently with Snowline Joint Unified School District. In this vein, Water Operations Manager Sean Wright approached Superintendent Holman and Marketing and PR Rep Chacon this year to re-ignite the tank painting tradition.
And so, in the spirit of fun and tradition, representatives of the Class of 2019, supervised by Mr. Chacon, came out for two days this month and painted the tank with their year and some decorations. Next time you head south on Sheep Creek, take a look up on the hill and see if you can spot their handiwork.
District promotes Recycling and Water Conservation by Inviting Mr. Eco to Perform at Local Schools
This February, PPHCSD will be promoting recycling and water conservation by sponsoring Mr. Eco, a popular YouTube conservationist, to visit local schools including Phelan Elementary and The Heritage School. Mr. Eco has made a number of popular YouTube videos promoting recycling and conservation and has created a school outreach program that visits hundreds of schools all over the country promoting his program. Some of his YouTube videos include "Save Some for the Fishes", "Recycle Robot", and "Litterbug". Mr. Eco has visited our local schools for the past two years and is always well received by students and teachers alike. The kids say he is funny and that they really like his music.
To learn more about Mr. Eco and his program, visit his website at www.mreco.org.
For Immediate Release
Don Bartz, General Manager
Phelan Piñon Hills Community Services District's Newly Elected board Members to Be Sworn in on December 19, 2018
Phelan, Calif. (December 10, 2018) - The San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters issued its Statement of Certification of Election Results for the 2018 Statewide General Election on December 6, 2018, which certified the election of three new Board Members for the Phelan Piñon Hills Community Services District (PPHCSD).
The new Board Members are Kathleen Hoffman, Charlie Johnson, and Deborah Philips, who will be sworn in by Supervisor Robert Lovingood at a regular meeting of the PPHCSD's Board of Directors on December 19, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Phelan Community Center located at 4128 Warbler Road, Phelan, CA 92371.
Biographies of the new Board Members will be available soon on the PPHCSD's newly revamped website at www.pphcsd.org.
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For further information regarding this matter, please contact District staff at (760) 868-1212.
October 2018 marked the annual celebration of Phelan Phamily Phun Days. This exciting community event was held at the Phelan Community Park and was attended by hundreds of people. The event featured a parade, car show, horse events, Fear Farm Hollows, vendors, a petting zoo, pancake breakfast, antique tractors, a pumpkin patch, dog sports, and a blood drive. The District's very own water mascot Precious came out to wave to the crowds during the parade and the District had a booth where staff gave out information on water conservation, recycling, and parks. District staff also gave out water conservation devices, sports equipment, and recycling goodies. Fifteen lucky attendees won the District's raffle and received their choice of sports equipment, California native gardening books, watering wands, counter top composter, or hose timer.