At the last County Service Area (CSA) 38 [Pine Cove] meeting on Sept. 17, the board approved the reimbursement of funds ($854.53) to the Pine Cove Water District for the open house appreciation day at the Pine Cove Fire Station on Aug. 3.
It was reported that during the meeting, CSA 38 chair, Jerry Holldber, who also serves as general manager for the Pine Cove Water District, did not recuse himself from the agenda item discussion. Instead, he stayed for the discussion and abstained from the vote.
In addition, the reimbursement request passed with only the submission of an invoice. The newspaper contacted David Alvarez, development specialist with Riverside County’s Economic Development Administration, to find out if receipts accompanied the reimbursement request.
“We received an invoice from the Pine Cove Water District for the fire station open house,” Alvarez wrote to the Town Crier in an Oct. 1 email. “However, I did not receive any receipts with the invoice. We are working with the Pine Cove Water District to gather more information.”