Phelan Piñon Hills Community Services District Announces Closure of Parks, Additional Meeting Cancellations, and Expanded Office Closure
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Don Bartz, General Manager
PHELAN, Calif. (March 19, 2020) – On March 19, 2020, the Phelan Piñon Hills Community Services District (“District”) extended the closure of its office to the public until April 6, 2020, and cancelled the April 1, 2020, Board meeting. Additionally, Phelan Park and Pinon Hills Park are closed to the public and all community and senior centers are closed through the end of April.
On March 17, 2020, The District cancelled its Board meeting scheduled for March 18, 2020. As a result, the Public Hearing on the proposed water rate increase was also cancelled. A new notification will be mailed out and the Public Hearing will be scheduled for May 6, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. All committee meetings for the remainder of March were also cancelled.
While the District office remains closed to the public, customers can still call the District office during normal business hours and can still access their accounts online. The District will waive any late fees and will not disconnect customers for nonpayment during this time. Additionally, the $2 credit card convenience fee is being waived for payments made online or over the phone until normal operations resume. A drop box is available for customers in the District parking lot and payments can still be mailed in. New customers are allowed to set up their accounts by phone and email. Field staff is still proceeding with field operations to continue to provide safe, reliable drinking water to District customers.
The District’s Farmers Market will continue to operate each Monday from 2pm-6pm. “Given the impact of Covid-19 on grocery stores at the moment, we have determined it is in the best interest of our residents to continue to have access to fresh produce and other goods.” Mr. Bartz continued, “Our market is operated outdoors so the exposure risk was determined to be less severe than that of a grocery store. District staff and market vendors will follow the new guidelines issued by the California Department of Public Health to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.”
The following is a list of cancelled events and closures:
For more information, contact PPHCSD staff at 760-868-1212