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Commission finds IFPD budget in good shape for rest of year

After five months of the fiscal year, Idyllwild Fire Department has spent about 47 percent of its projected budget. Total expenditures through November were about $800,000, of which nearly 70 percent ($563,000) was for salaries and benefits.

Pine Cove plans for next fiscal year

PCWD’sproposed budget allocations are very similar to this year’s, with slight increases in property tax collection and a comparable decrease in revenue from current services.

IFPD accepts audit, assets now negative

At its May 8 meeting, the Idyllwild Fire Commission accepted the long awaited audit for the fiscal year that ended last June 30, 2011.

Initial thoughts: Before legislators “Man up,” try the truth first …

I try to refrain from speaking out on national political issues. I generate enough controversy when I address local subjects.

Idyllwild Water changes retiree benefits

The Idyllwild Water District took its first step in its year-long review and possible modification of employee benefits. At its March 20 meeting, the board revised the health care policy for retired employees …

Idyllwild firefighters agree to 7-percent salary cut

Idyllwild firefighters agree to 7-percent salary cut

Following a closed session, the Idyllwild Fire Commission announced that the career firefighters have accepted a seven-percent pay reduction. The cutback is effective immediately and will first be seen in the March payroll covering the whole month of February. Commission Vice President Dr. Charles “Chip” Schelly thanked the firefighters for helping the district and residents. […]

IFPD schedules special meeting; running out of cash

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District commission will meet to discuss and take actions to ensure sufficient cash to pay bills for the next several months. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Idyllwild Fire Station. Options that will be considered include cashing out its $125,000 certificate of deposit and […]

State budget dashes school districts' fiscal authority

State budget dashes school districts’ fiscal authority

Local school districts, such as Hemet Unified School District (HUSD), awoke Wednesday morning to learn the budget legislation signed Thursday essentially eliminates their ability to control expenses for the next year.

Idyllwild Water adopts 2011-12 budget

Hours before the 2010-11 fiscal year ended, the Idyllwild Water district (IWD) adopted its 2011-12 budgets. The financial committee, composed of directors Jim Billman and John Cook and Auditor and Controller Jim Ludy, presented a balanced budget consistent with the board’s decision to maintain water and sewer rates at the current levels for another year. […]


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