Pine Cove election on ballot for Tuesday, Aug. 29

The only ballot election for Hill water district boards will be at the Pine Cove Water District. Three incumbents, Robert Hewitt, Lewis Padula and Joel Palmer, were to be appointed “in lieu” for four-year terms and Vicki Jakubac for two years. But with another candidate, Water Treatment Consultant Jeffrey Kleefisch, running for a full-year term, there will need to be an election. The Pine Cove election will be on the ballot on Tuesday, August 29.

Idyllwild Water District has all directors returning with no other applicants. Consequently, there is no need for a ballot election. At IWD, Vic Sirkin and Geoffrey Caine have been appointed to four-year terms; Charles “Chip” Schelly and Peter Szabadi for two-year terms. Steve Kunkle is continuing to serve his term from a previous election.

At Fern Valley Water District, Robert Krieger and Jim Rees are returning directors and there is only one candidate, retired businessman Jim Wise, to fill the one open seat left available by former director Charlie Wix’s resignation. Consequently, there will be no election in this district either.