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Community Picnic an annual favorite B-1 U14 rugby fares well in tourney C-1 Dodder: a dreadful parasitic plant D-1 Village News Fallbrook & Bonsall a l s o se rv i n g t h e c o m m u n i t i e s o f D e L u z , R a i n b ow , C a m p P e ndl e t o n , Pa l a , a nd Pau m a July 10, 2014 50¢ Sales tax included at news stand Volume 18, Issue 28 Clinching the win at Fallbrook’s July 4 event Six hospital groups show interest in Fallbrook Debbie Ramsey Managing Editor By the time Fallbrook Healthcare District’s (FHD) July 3 deadline passed, six hospital organizations had expressed interest in potentially submitting a proposal to provide healthcare services here. “July 3 was the deadline for hospital entities to show interest in receiving Request for Proposal information from us,” explained FHS administrator Vi Dupre. “We are very excited that these entities have indicated interest, but we don’t know the nature of what their submission will be yet,” she added. see HOSPITAL, page A-7 Christine Rinaldi photo A four-man team of North County Fire Explorers are jubilant as they win the rubber raft race at Fallbrook’s July 4 event, sponsored by the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance at the Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens. A record-breaking crowd of over 2500 people attended the event said to be “the best ever.” Watch for a photo gallery of this event in the July 17 issue of the Village News. Change order moves Sullivan parking lot paving to this summer Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent Patriotic party honors local couple FPUD approves placing unpaid charges on property tax bills Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent Local residents Jim and Sally Cruver, center, receive recognition of their 80th birthdays Christine Rinaldi photos from Samantha Lawless, left, and Vania Fune, right, representatives of Senator Joel Anderson at a special patriotic celebration held July 2 in Fallbrook. See more photos on page B-7 The Fallbrook Public Utility District approved an agreement with the County of San Diego to place unpaid water and sewer fixed charges on property tax bills. F P U D ’s b o a r d v o t e d 3 - 1 June 23, with Archie McPhee opposed and Don McDougal absent, to authorize the office of the San Diego County Auditor and Controller to assess a fixed charge special assessment to add unpaid charges for water and other services on the property tax bills of the parcels with the unpaid FPUD bills. “We try to work closely with the property owners who have outstanding balances....” Clemmens Lane Park shade structure contract authorized --Brian Brady Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent The San Diego County Board of Supervisors authorized the advertisement for bid and subsequent award of a construction contract to provide shade structures at Clemmens Lane Park. The supervisors’ 5-0 vote June 25 authorizes the director of the county’s Department of Purchasing and Contracting to take the necessary actions for a contract to construct the improvements while finding that the project is categorically exempt from California Environmental Quality Act review. The project will erect support poles and canvas sails which will provide shade for the tot lot and junior playground areas. “These new shade structures will be a welcome addition to the park The playground area of Clemmens Lane Park has see PARK, page A-7 been approved for a shade structure. Shane Gibson photo “This is an annual exercise where we take unpaid standby charges that we put on the county tax rolls and the district recovers 95 percent of those obligations from the county,” said FPUD general manager Brian Brady. The list of delinquent properties must be transmitted annually. “We don’t have an automatic mechanism. The board has to take an affirmative action every year,” Brady said. In many cases the transfer to the property tax bill is by mutual agreement rather than by use of the county as a collection agency. “We try to work closely with the property owners who have outstanding balances and frequently the property owner will request that the obligation be put on the tax rolls,” Brady said. “It’s not a last resort.” see FPUD, page A-6 The Bonsall Unified School District approved a change order to the construction project for Sullivan Middle School and Bonsall High School which will move the paving of the lower parking lot from Phase 2 to Phase 1. The BUSD board’s 5-0 vote May 8 will allow the paving of see SULLIVAN, page A-7 FPUD water quality report available FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Public Utility District’s annual Consumer Confidence Report, or CCR, contains detailed information on water quality tests performed in 2013. These sampling tests ensure that the district’s water meets regulatory standards. FPUD’s tap water met or exceeded all state and federal requirements this year, as in years past. The CCR became available July 1 on the district’s website at www. The CCR is essentially FPUD’s report card. 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