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Weekend of family fun planned at annual Beaumont Fishing Derby

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District

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560 Magnolia Avenue ꞏ Beaumont, CA 92223 ꞏ (951) 845-9581 ꞏ www.bcvwd.org
CONTACT: Nisha Wade, (360) 481-0391 ꞏ nisha@cvstrat.com

April 4, 2019

Weekend of family fun planned at annual Beaumont Fishing Derby

Children and adults will fish to win prizes this weekend, April 6-7, at the annual Beaumont-Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District Fishing Derby.

The Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District will open its recharge ponds to the public for the event. Competitive fishing will take place Saturday, with open fishing available Sunday. Participants need to bring their own pole and powerbait. No fishing license is needed.

Attendees can also stop by the water district’s booth for more fun, including activities for young children and giveaways. The event provides a great photo opportunity.

WHAT:           

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District Fishing Derby

WHEN:

Saturday, April 6
Check-in, 7 a.m.
Kids Derby (ages 3-14), 8 – 11 a.m.
Adult Derby, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, April 7
Open Fishing, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:          

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District Recharge Ponds –
39451 Cherry Valley Blvd. Cherry Valley, CA

COST:             

$10 Saturday, $5 Sunday

Pre-registration is available at the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District, located at 390 W. Oak Valley Pkwy (in the Noble Creek Community Center). Call 951-845-9555 or visit www.bcvparks.com for more information.

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District was formed in 1919 and is governed by a publicly-elected five member Board of Directors. BCVWD is an independent special district that provides water service to 51,400 customers in a 28 square mile service area. Board members are:

Division 1: Andy Ramirez, Secretary. Director Ramirez was elected in 2016. He is a member of the Personnel Committee. He has more than 10 years’ experience with infrastructure in both the public and private sector.  

Division 2: Lona Williams. Director. Lona Williams was elected to the Board in 2018.

Division 3: Daniel Slawson. Vice President. Mr. Slawson was elected to the Board in 2012.

Division 4: John Covington, President. Mr. Covington was elected in 2014 and has also served as Treasurer. He is the chair of the Personnel Committee. Mr. Covington began his water career at BCVWD in 2000 as a Water Distribution System Operator / Supervisor and has advanced to manage the Morongo Band of Mission Indians Water and Wastewater Department. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry.

Division 5: David Hoffman, Treasurer. Elected to the Board in 2014, Director Hoffman has been a local businessman since 1982. He chairs the Finance and Audit Committee.

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BCVWD Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from GFOA

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District

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560 Magnolia Avenue ꞏ Beaumont, CA 92223 ꞏ (951) 845-9581 ꞏ www.bcvwd.org
CONTACT: Yolanda Rodriguez, (951) 845-9581 x 224 ꞏ yolanda.rodriguez@bcvwd.org

December 18, 2018

BCVWD Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from GFOA

BEAUMONT, CA – The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Beaumont Cherry Valley Water District by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).  The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement has been awarded to the individual(s) or department designated by the government as primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR.

The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards for the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

Government Finance Officers Association is a major professional association servicing the needs of nearly 19,000 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners.  It provides top quality publications, training programs, services, and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance policy and management.  The association is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices in Washington, D.C.

 Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District was formed in 1919 and is governed by a publicly-elected five member Board of Directors. BCVWD is an independent special district that provides water service to 51,400 customers in a 28 square mile service area. Board members are:Division 1: Andy Ramirez, Secretary. Director Ramirez was elected in 2016. He is a member of the Personnel Committee. He has more than 10 years’ experience with infrastructure in both the public and private sector.

Division 2: Lona Williams. Director. Lona Williams was elected to the Board in 2018.

Division 3: Daniel Slawson. Vice President. Mr. Slawson was elected to the Board in 2012.

Division 4: John Covington, President. Mr. Covington was elected in 2014 and has also served as Treasurer. He is the chair of the Personnel Committee. Mr. Covington began his water career at BCVWD in 2000 as a Water Distribution System Operator / Supervisor and has advanced to manage the Morongo Band of Mission Indians Water and Wastewater Department. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry.

Division 5: David Hoffman, Treasurer. Elected to the Board in 2014, Director Hoffman has been a local businessman since 1982. He chairs the Finance and Audit Committee.

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Longtime Resident Lona Williams appointed to the Board of Directors of the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District

CONTACT: Yolanda Rodriguez (951) 845-9581 x 224 · yolanda.rodriguez@bcvwd.org

OCT. 3, 2018

Longtime Resident Lona Williams appointed to the Board of Directors of the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District

BEAUMONT, CA – At a special meeting on October 3, 2018, the Board appointed Ms. Lona Williams to serve the remainder of the vacant Division 2 term, until her appointment in lieu of election. Ms. Williams ran unopposed for the term on the Board of Directors of the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District left vacant by the resignation of Division 2 Director Claudeen Diaz.  Her term will end in December, 2020.

Ms. Williams is a longtime Beaumont resident who has worked locally in Banning and Loma Linda for more than 17 years. Earlier in 2018, she completed her Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of Redlands, earning a 3.2 GPA and honors in leadership.

The experience of Ms. Williams in local government – at the City of Banning, and the Banning Unified School District – provides her an excellent foundation for service on the Board of Directors.

 

 Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District was formed in 1919 and is governed by a publicly-elected five member Board of Directors. BCVWD is an independent special district that provides water service to 51,400 customers in a 28 square mile service area. Board members are:Division 1: Andy Ramirez, Secretary. Director Ramirez was elected in 2016. He is a member of the Personnel Committee. He has more than 10 years’ experience with infrastructure in both the public and private sector.

Division 2: Lona Williams. Director. Lona Williams was elected to the Board in 2018.

Division 3: Daniel Slawson. Vice President. Mr. Slawson was elected to the Board in 2012.

Division 4: John Covington, President. Mr. Covington was elected in 2014 and has also served as Treasurer. He is the chair of the Personnel Committee. Mr. Covington began his water career at BCVWD in 2000 as a Water Distribution System Operator / Supervisor and has advanced to manage the Morongo Band of Mission Indians Water and Wastewater Department. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry.

Division 5: David Hoffman, Treasurer. Elected to the Board in 2014, Director Hoffman has been a local businessman since 1982. He chairs the Finance and Audit Committee.

 

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Beaumont Collaborative Agencies Committee Changes Administration

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District

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CONTACT: Yolanda Rodriguez, (951) 845-9581 x 224 ꞏ yolanda.rodriguez@bcvwd.org

June 28, 2018

Beaumont Collaborative Agencies Committee Changes Administration

BEAUMONT, CA – For the past two years, the Collaborative Agencies Committee of Beaumont has been administered by the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District, which has hosted meetings and provided staff support such as meeting preparation and note-taking. This responsibility shifts every two years, and will now be provided by the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District.

The regular meetings of the Committee are held the first Wednesday of every other month, however the July meeting has been canceled due to the Independence Day holiday.  The Collaborative Agencies Committee will next meet on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 5 p.m. at the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District office, 390 W. Oak Valley Parkway, Beaumont.

The Committee is comprised of representatives from local agencies who meet to inform, update and collaborate on local public projects and activities to most efficiently and cooperatively serve the public. Participating on a regular basis in addition to the BCVRPD and BCVWD are the City of Beaumont, Police Department, Beaumont Unified School District, Beaumont Library District, Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, County of Riverside, San Jacinto College, and San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital.

Since its first meetings in 2010, the Committee has successfully added value and facilitated cooperation between agencies in projects such as the maintenance of Bogart Park and the bridges over the wash at Beaumont High School to keep motorists and pedestrians safe. By serving as a communication venue and open discussion forum, the committee is a valuable tool to local agencies in the efficient delivery of public services.

 Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District was formed in 1919 and is governed by a publicly-elected five member Board of Directors. BCVWD is an independent special district that provides water service to 51,400 customers in a 28 square mile service area. Board members are: 

Division 1: Andy Ramirez, Vice President. Director Ramirez was elected in 2016. He is a member of the Personnel Committee. He has more than 10 years’ experience with infrastructure in both the public and private sector.

Division 2: Claudeen Diaz. Director Diaz was appointed to the Board in April 2017 and serves as Secretary of the Board. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the water industry and is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

Division 3: Daniel Slawson. Director Slawson was elected to the Board in 2012.

Division 4: John Covington, President. Mr. Covington was elected in 2014 and has also served as Treasurer. He is the chair of the Personnel Committee. Mr. Covington began his water career at BCVWD in 2000 as a Water Distribution System Operator / Supervisor and has advanced to manage the Morongo Band of Mission Indians Water and Wastewater Department. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry.

Division 5: David Hoffman, Treasurer. Elected to the Board in 2014, Director Hoffman has been a local businessman since 1982. He chairs the Finance and Audit Committee.

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Changes to Start Time of Regular Board Meetings

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District

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560 Magnolia Avenue ꞏ Beaumont, CA 92223 ꞏ (951) 845-9581 ꞏ www.bcvwd.org
CONTACT: Yolanda Rodriguez, (951) 845-9581 x 224 ꞏ yolanda.rodriguez@bcvwd.org

June 14, 2018

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District Changes Start Time of it’s Regular Meetings

BEAUMONT, CA – The Board of Directors of the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District voted to start its regular meetings earlier in the evening in order to alleviate the frequency of late evening meetings. The regular meetings will now begin at 6 p.m.

The Board also voted to add one regular monthly meeting to its docket to assure adequate time to study and discuss the increased amount of business on the District’s agenda. Meetings will now be held twice per month, at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday, and on the fourth Thursday of every month.
The Thursday meetings are generally designated as an Engineering Workshop.

President John Covington said, “This will reduce the number of times the Board has adjourned late in the evening, and allows for more adequate time to address the increasing amount of business before the Board.”

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District was formed in 1919 and is governed by a publicly-elected five member Board of Directors. BCVWD is an independent special district that provides water service to 51,400 customers in a 28 square mile service area. Board members are:

 Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District was formed in 1919 and is governed by a publicly-elected five member Board of Directors. BCVWD is an independent special district that provides water service to 51,400 customers in a 28 square mile service area. Board members are: 

Division 1: Andy Ramirez, Vice President. Director Ramirez was elected in 2016. He is a member of the Personnel Committee. He has more than 10 years’ experience with infrastructure in both the public and private sector.

Division 2: Claudeen Diaz. Director Diaz was appointed to the Board in April 2017 and serves as Secretary of the Board. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the water industry and is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

Division 3: Daniel Slawson. Director Slawson was elected to the Board in 2012.

Division 4: John Covington, President. Mr. Covington was elected in 2014 and has also served as Treasurer. He is the chair of the Personnel Committee. Mr. Covington began his water career at BCVWD in 2000 as a Water Distribution System Operator / Supervisor and has advanced to manage the Morongo Band of Mission Indians Water and Wastewater Department. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry.

Division 5: David Hoffman, Treasurer. Elected to the Board in 2014, Director Hoffman has been a local businessman since 1982. He chairs the Finance and Audit Committee.

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Slashes Cost of Water Line Replacement

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District

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560 Magnolia Avenue ꞏ Beaumont, CA 92223 ꞏ (951) 845-9581 ꞏ www.bcvwd.org
CONTACT: Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District, (951) 845-9581 ꞏ info@bcvwd.org

June 12, 2018

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District Slashes Cost of Water Line Replacement

At the Regular Meeting of the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Board of Directors, Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee David Hoffman reported that the District saved its ratepayers a total of approximately $368,000 in conjunction with the 8th Street water line replacements and paving project, a joint project with the City of Beaumont.

The District Board of Directors and Staff have made concerted efforts to work more closely with County and City departments when considering infrastructure improvements. Gone are the days when residents might see their freshly-paved streets torn up just weeks later due to pipeline work. Now, District and City staff meet to discuss upcoming projects and how best to minimize impact on residents and maximize value of ongoing public improvement projects that are coordinated to ensure maximum value for funds expended.

City of Beaumont Staff identified a 2018 paving project for 8th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Xenia Avenue. BCVWD and the City coordinated that project to include replacement of water service lines located under 8th Street which needed replacement due to age and leaks. Initially, the District coordinated a joint venture project with the City to replace the affected water services, however, the City’s Bid Schedule for the water line replacement portion of the project was $520,000.

District Staff analyzed the contractor bids received by the City, and with support from the Board of Directors identified an alternative approach consisting of a hybrid construction methodology using contracted as well as in-house labor and materials for a significant portion of the work that was completed for $152,000, for a net savings of approximately $368,000 to the rate payers of the District.

District personnel, with full support of the Board of Directors, worked side-by-side with the final selected contractor to complete the project at a reasonable cost to the ratepayers and the partnership resulted in tremendous savings of approximately $368,000 to the community.

 Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District was formed in 1919 and is governed by a publicly-elected five member Board of Directors. BCVWD is an independent special district that provides water service to 51,400 customers in a 28 square mile service area. Board members are:Division 1: Andy Ramirez, Vice President. Director Ramirez was elected in 2016. He is a member of the Personnel Committee. He has more than 10 years’ experience with infrastructure in both the public and private sector.

Division 2: Claudeen Diaz. Director Diaz was appointed to the Board in April 2017 and serves as Secretary of the Board. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the water industry and is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

Division 3: Daniel Slawson. Director Slawson was elected to the Board in 2012.

Division 4: John Covington, President. Mr. Covington was elected in 2014 and has also served as Treasurer. He is the chair of the Personnel Committee. Mr. Covington began his water career at BCVWD in 2000 as a Water Distribution System Operator / Supervisor and has advanced to manage the Morongo Band of Mission Indians Water and Wastewater Department. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry.

Division 5: David Hoffman, Treasurer. Elected to the Board in 2014, Director Hoffman has been a local businessman since 1982. He chairs the Finance and Audit Committee.

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