Construction on the new health center at Idyllwild Arts Academy began earlier this month. Overseeing the work are, from left, Ed Huddleston, director of the physical plant, John Newman, director of Business Operations, for the Idyllwild Arts Foundation, and Laura Sherman, construction project manager. The work should take about six months. Photo by J.P. Crumrine

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Community Service Area 38 (Pine Cove) Advisory Council has tentatively scheduled a meeting for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Pine Cove Water District office.

In response to letter from Mike Esnard, Pine Cove Water District president, requesting using CSA 38 funds to purchase 10 fire hydrants for the Pine Cove area, Bill Brown, Riverside County CSA administrator, sent an email to the CSA 38 members recommending they convene a session next month.

“CSA administration received an email from [Riverside County Fire] Chief [John] Hawkins supporting a proposal for new fire hydrants in Pine Cove, Brown wrote in his email to the members. The county believes this plan has merit and [3rd District] Supervisor [Jeff] Stone has directed me to organize a meeting of the CSA 38 Advisory board to discuss this issue. The county believes that the public should have input on this plan before a final decision is made.”

Topics, which may be on the meeting’s agenda, besides the hydrant purchase, will be a CSA 38 budget report and possibly an update on the county ambulance study.