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ALA SEATS NEW DIRECTOR

Eran   Heissler   attended   his   first   ALA   Board   Meeting   Saturday   February 25,    2017    as    the    newly    appointed    Board    Member    representing    the Grass Valley District.  Born   in   Israel,   it   was   there   that   he   received   his   education   and served       as       an I   n   t   e   l   l   i   g   e   n   c   e     officer       in       the Israeli   Army   for   5 years. In   1995   Eran purchased             a home   in   Tarzana, California.           He shortly             after became              the president    of    the 154    home    gated community          of Silver              Hawk Ridge.   22   years   later,   he   is   still   serving   as   president.   Eran   is   also   Vice President   of   the   249   home   gated   community   of   Promenade   in   Porter Ranch, California. With     the     experience     he     gained     in     running     home     owner associations   he   expanded   horizons   and   ran   to   be   on   the   board   for   the Tarzana   Neighborhood   Council.   He   successfully   won   4   city   elections and   in   2011   was   appointed   Vice   President   by   the   21   board   members. He   is   still   serving   in   this   position   today.   In   addition,   Eran   is   a   board member of the Community – Police Advisory Board.  In   2010   Eran   purchased   a   house   in   Lake   Arrowhead   in   the   Grass Valley   district.   Eran   spends   every   weekend   in   Arrowhead   with   Dina,   his wife   of   33   years.   Eran   and   Dina   have   3   grown   children   that   enjoy spending   summers   on   the   family   boat.   Eran’s   boat   is   easily   recognized since it is the only one on the lake sporting an Israeli flag. For   the   last   4   years,   Eran   and   Dina   have   attended   all   of   ALA’s board   meetings.   For   the   past   3   years,   Eran   has   been   a   part   of   the   Lake Safety   Committee.   He   is   very   excited   to   share   his   experience   as   well   as gain knowledge in his new position on the ALA Board.

Mountain Resident Michael Neufeld Passes

Longtime       mountain       resident Michael     Neufeld     passed     away Monday,   January   30,   2017   after   a brief        stay        at        Mountains Community      Hospital.      Michael was        News        Editor/Managing Editor    of    ROTWNEWS.com.        He was   formerly   with   the   Mountain News    and    the    Lake    Arrowhead Chamber   of   Commerce.   Michael lived      in      Crestline      and      was originally from Porterville, California. On   January   28,   2017,   Michael   posted   on   his   Facebook   page,   “Just so   you   all   know   what   is   going   on   I   am   in   the   hospital   with   some   major back   issues.   Trying   to   keep   the   ROTWNEWS   site   going   with   the   help   of some   great   volunteers.   Please   be   patient   and   will   be   back   to   full   speed soon.” Neufeld    and    his    wife    Susan    are    well    known    throughout    the mountain    for    their    community    involvement.        Michael    covered    the news   of   the   mountain   through   the   Rim   of   the   World   News   website, ROTWNEWS.COM. From    his    Facebook    page    one    friend    wrote    “Mike    was    a    great treasure   to   the   mountain   communities   (business,   volunteer,   citizens   at large).   He   was   always   a   positive,   larger-than-life   figure   you   could   count on   for   a   friendly   greeting,   a   joke,   and   journalistic   curiosity.”      Michael Neufeld   will   be   remembered   by   all   who   knew   him   by   his   grand   smile and optimistic outlook. A   Celebration   of   Life   will   be   held   on   February   12   at   2:30   PM   at   the San Moritz Lodge in Crestline.

Winter Storms 2017!

The   mountains   have   been   fortunate   to   receive   much   needed   rain this   winter.      Be   aware   that   with   the   needed   rainfall/snowfall,   comes necessary   precautions   to   help   insure   the   safety   and   security   of   our mountain and lakeside properties. If   you   have   any   drainage   issues   around   your   home,   sandbags properly   place   around   your   property   can   help   divert   water   away   from your    home    and    help    prevent    unnecessary    damage.    Sandbags    and sand   are   available   at   Fire   Station   91   located   near   the   entrance   to   the Lake Arrowhead Village.  If   your   boat   is   still   in   the   water,   be   sure   that   it   is   properly   set   up to   handle   heavy   rain   and   the   weight   of   very   wet   snow.      Secure   all furniture   and   unattached   property   that   may   be   stored   on   your   dock, slip, platform or on the shoreline which may move in a winter storm.  You   may   want   to   consider   a   "Dock   Watch"   program   offered   by   the registered   Dock   Builders   on   Lake   Arrowhead.      These   programs   help   to monitor    your    docks    during    the    winter    season    when    you    are    not around.      As   the   lake   rises   from   the   storms,   it   will   have   an   impact   on docks   that   have   been   pushed   out   or   ramps/gangways   that   have   been lowered or detached during the low lake level. Check   the   LakeArrowheadNews.com    website   daily   for   the   latest lake   level   information.      With   a   steady   stream   of   storms   this   winter,   it will be possible to enjoy a full lake by spring time .

CHANGES AT THE “NEW ALA”

With    the    new    year    comes    changes    at    the    Arrowhead    Lake Association.   In   late   December,   Shoreline   Supervisor   Ken   Nelsen   retired from the ALA, leaving his position to be filled.  Prior   to   the   new   Board   being   seated   on   October   22,   ALA   accepted l egal   counsel   Wayne   Guralnick’s   resignation.   After   a   thorough   search, The   Board   of   Directors   has   hired   Gregory   Garrison as    the    new    corporate    counsel    representing    the Association.    Garrison    is    the    same    lawyer    that represented    ALA    Board    Member    Brian    Hall    in successfully   suing   the   Association   over   a   flawed board election in 2014. Also,   in   late   December,   former   ALA   President   Patti   McGonigle resigned    from    the    Association.    McGonigle    was    the    subject    of    a member   initiated   recall   attempt   in   2016.   The   Board   of   Directors   has the   option   to   appoint   a   member   to   fill   McGonigle’s   vacant   seat   in   the Grass    Valley    District    or    wait    until    the    next    election    period    in    the summer of 2017.

SKYPARK AT SANTA’S VILLAGE IS OPEN!

SkyPark   at   Santa’s   Village has       been       issued       a Temporary      Use      Permit (TUP)    by    the    County    of San        Bernardino        that          allowed   the   park   to   open December   2,   2016.         Also, approval   is   subject   to   final inspection   approvals   from county   fire,   building   and   safety,   planning   and   solid   waste.   The   TUP runs until April 1, 2018, and can be extended upon request. The   permit   allows   the   re-opening   of   the   original   18 Santa’s   Village structures,   but   not   the   larger   vision   of   outdoor-oriented   activities   that will    turn    the    park    into    a    year-around    destination    for    locals    and tourists.      The   park   will   operate   from   9:00 a.m.   until   10 p.m.   seven   days a    week.    Santa’s    Village    features    a    log    cabin    community    with    two restaurants and a pub. The     county     temporary     permit     restricts     all     parking     to     the approximately    300 spaces    adjacent    to    the    amusement    attractions, while   excluding   for   now   SkyPark’s   300   space   parking   area   south   of Highway 18.   The   TUP   halts   the   use   of   trails   outside   the   “amusement zone” of the original 72 acres of Santa’s Village. SkyPark’s    management    plans    include    the    use    of    153 acres    of property   including   a   fly-fishing   stream   and   pond   along   with   mountain biking, hiking trails and archery. SkyPark   at   Santa’s   Village   construction   crews   have   been   non-stop to   open   the   1955-era   park   by   Thanksgiving   weekend.   A   great   deal   of thanks   goes   to   Project   Manager,   Bill   Johnson   for   bringing   this   project t o where it is today.  Santa’s Village has been closed for 18 years. UPDATE FROM SKYPARK: LOCAL AFTERNOONS:  3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 7 Days a Week! Calling    all    mountain    residents!    SkyPark    now    is    offering    local afternoons every day of the week, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Starting   January   10,   2017   SkyPark   at   Santa’s   Village   will   shift   to winter    hours.    The    park    will    be    closed    Tuesdays,    Wednesdays    and Thursdays   and   open   from   10   a.m.   to   6   p.m.   the   other   days   of   the week. For   the   locals   rate,   proof   of   residency   is   required,   and   local   tickets are   available   on   a   first   come,   first   serve   basis,   pending   availability   and are not available for pre-sale. For   only   $10,   you   can   experience   the   entire   park   at   your   pace. Whether   pedaling   a   go   kart   through   Arrow's   Adventure   in   search   of Santa's   Magical   Key,   enjoying   an   ice   cold   brew   or   fragrant   glass   of   wine at    our    Pedal    Pub,    or    visiting    the    "big    man    in    red"    himself,    Local Afternoons    are    our    way    of    giving    back    to    the    community    that supported this park from the very beginning. So   please,   by   all   means,   come   grab   a   burger,   do   some   Christmas shopping or simply stop by to say "hi." Thank   you   for   everything   and   we'll   be   seeing   you   soon.   Oh   and bring your ice skates!

THE “NEW ALA” BOARD ELECTS OFFICERS

At         the         Saturday, October        22,        2016 Arrowhead               Lake Associaton              Board Meeting,   newly   elected Board     Member     Jack Tingley      was      seated filling   the   seat   vacated by    Director    Brian    Hall.    Hall    who    ran    in    West    District    was    seated replacing   Board   Member   Jane   St.   John.   Following   the   seating   of   the new    Board,    elections    were    held    for    President,    Vice    President    and Secretary/Treasurer. ELECTED      Roberta Rindenow - President      Brian Hall - Vice President       J ack Ting ley - Secretary/ Treasurer Following    the    election    of    officers,    via    telephone    newly    elected    ALA President    Roberta    Rindenow    said    “    Your    new    ALA    Board    has    new leadership   and   new   energy.   Rindenow   went   on   to   say   “we   will   strive   to earn   your   trust   and   confidence   by   demonstrating   good   stewardship over   our   resources,   to   insure   a   greater   degree   of   transparency   and accountablility    in    our    decision    making.    We    will    be    reaching    out    to members    to    join    us    in    planning    the    future    of    “our”    beautiful    and glorious   Lake   Arrowhead,   so   our   members   will   continue   to   enjoy   our lake   and   facilities   and   be   proud   once   again   to   say,   I   am   a   member   of the   “New   ALA!”   Roberta   Rindenow   also   invited   all   ALA   Members   to   the next   Board   Meeting   at   the   Burnt   Mill   Beach   Club,   Saturday,   November 19, 2016 to meet the new ALA leadership.

                    

Lake Arrowhead Municipal Advisory Council  The   next   meeting   of   the   Lake   Arrowhead   Municipal   Advisory   Council, (MAC)   will   take   place   on   Thursday,   February   2,   2017    at   6:00   pm .      It will   be   held   at   Fire   Station   91   in   the   Community   Room.      The   MAC,   is our   local   community   forum   created   to   provide   a   monthly   meeting   for our   residents   to   hear   about   and   comment   on   a   number   of   local   and countrywide    topics.    County    officials,    staff    and    other    non-county agency   staff   utilize   MAC   meetings   as   an   opportunity   to   provide   the community with information or updates. Matters   of   public   health,   safety,   welfare,   public   works,   planning   or issues   that   may   affect   the   community   are   among   the   concerns   for   the MAC.  Everyone is invited to attend and encouraged to get involved.    
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