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Gem exhibit dazzles judges B-1 ME reports death trends B-2 Guerra, Stephens are Avo West champs C-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 24, 2014 50¢ Sales tax included at news stand Volume 18, Issue 30 Agencies address safety of Sandia Creek River Trails CWA seeks $795,160 grant for FPUD Illegal activity a concern Funds would enable more recycled water for nurseries Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent Andrea Verdin Special to The Village News The San Diego County Water Authority will apply for $15,075,025 of 2014 Integrated Regional Water Management drought implementation grants, including a $795,160 grant for the Fallbrook Public Utility District to expand its recycled water system to serve additional plant nurseries. The SDCWA board vote June 26 was unanimous other than the abstentions of two CWA board members who abstained from the vote benefiting their districts. see CWA, page A-7 Fallbrook Public Utility District (FPUD) is working with North County Fire, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, and the Fallbrook Land Conservancy to improve public safety at the Sandia Creek River Trails, especially by the swimming hole. The concentrated effort is meant to suppress illegal activity that happens in the preserve, including bonfires and barbecues, trespassing after hours, littering, and alcohol consumption. FPUD public affairs specialist Noelle Denke stated that the illegal fires have been a growing concern for FPUD, which is the agency that owns the property Sandia Creek’s trails are located on. “That’s especially true with thedrought,” she said. “The trash has also gotten worse over time.” County applies for $350,000 grant for SLR River Park Ken Seals photo Patty Koch of North County Fire Protection District, kneeling left, and Noelle Denke, Fallbrook Public Utility District, right, check an illegal campfire site on the bank of the Santa Margarita River on July 18. A Deputy Sheriff and David Horn of Fallbrook Public Utility District look on. On the far bank of the river, two ropes hang from a tree, create another illegal hazard. Several local groups are cooperating to improve conditions along Santa Margarita River Trail. Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent FPUD to spend $790,000 on sewer improvement The County of San Diego will be applying for a $350,000 Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program grant to fund the acquisition of an additional 20.3 acres for the future San Luis Rey River Park. A 4-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote July 9, with Greg Cox engaged in a California Coastal Commission hearing, authorized county Department of Parks and Recreation director Brian Albright or his designee to see GRANT, page A-4 thisweek Announcements ������������������������A-2 Business ��������������������������������������B-4 Classifieds �����������������������������������A-8 Dining �������������������������������������������B-5 Education �������������������������������������C-4 Entertainment �����������������������������B-6 Health & Fitness ������������������������B-2 Home & Garden ������������������������D-2 Legals �������������������������������������������C-8 Obituaries ������������������������������������C-5 Opinion ����������������������������������������A-5 Real Estate ����������������������������������D-2 Sports �������������������������������������������C-2 see AGENCIES, page A-4 Project involves replacing, relocating 64-year-old section Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent The Fallbrook Public Utility District approved the conditional award of a contract with Weir Construction Corporation of Escondido to replace and relocate the FPUD sewer system section along South Mission Road near Major Market and through an adjacent trailer park. A 4-0 FPUD board vote June 23, with Don McDougal absent, approved the issuance of the contract for $790,000 should Weir be able to meet FPUD’s bonding, insurance, and other requirements. This is a very important part of the sewer capital improvement program. see SEWER, page A-5 Shane Gibson photo A sewer line installed between 1948 and 1952 (which runs under a trailer park at South Mission and W. Aviation Rd.) is being replaced and relocated to the eastern edge of South Mission Road and behind the Major Market building. County to relocate Fallbrook HHSA offices to new location Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent Village News Shane Gibson photo The County Health and Human Services Agency offices at both 127 Hawthorne St. (above) and 130 E. Alvarado St. will be moved and combined into one location at 202 W. College St. The Fallbrook Family Resource Center operated by the county’s Health and Human Services Agency will be moving. The Fallbrook Family Resource Center will be at 202 West College Street once the relocation is complete. A 5-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote June 24 approved a five-year lease with Citrus Equities, LLC, which includes two five-year extension options, and the supervisors also appropriated $598,400 for the construction of improvements at the new building. The Health and Human Service Agency (HHSA) will move into the new building once those improvements are completed; the current estimate is Nov. 1. “This new site will be a great asset to the community and will make it easier for our Health and Human Services Agency to provide valuable assistance to residents in need,” said Supervisor Bill Horn. see HHSA, page A-6

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