Water and Sewer Rate Workshop
The City of Bishop will hold a public workshop to provide information on the water and sewer rate study currently underway.
City and consultant staff working on the study will be available at the workshop to provide information, answer questions, and receive public input. The workshop will be immediately followed by a meeting of the Bishop Water and Sewer Commission.
The City of Bishop provides water and sewer service within the limits of the city. Law and the city's obligation to its customers dictate that the water and sewer fees be fair and only what is necessary to pay system costs. These costs include operation, maintenance, replacement, and necessary system improvement. Periodically, rate studies are conducted to improve the fairness of the rates and to ensure the continued health of the systems.
The last study was done in 2008 and resulted in water and sewer rate increases. The current rate study is not expected to result in significant general rate increases though is expected to include adjustments between the 23 user customer categories. The adjustments are to address concerns about rate fairness and are intended to better reflect the cost and benefits associated with each customer category. Water and sewer rates in Bishop are flat rate and not dependent on individual use.
The 14 May workshop will be immediately before the Bishop Water and Sewer Commission meeting scheduled for 7 pm in the City Council Chambers. At this meeting the Commission will have its first look at the consultant's draft rate recommendations and will be interested to hear the results of the workshop. The consultant's recommendations are expected to be modified over the coming months with the Commission making rate recommendations to the City Council in September. Any rate changes would go into effect in July 2014. Now is the time to get involved if you want the best chance to have an impact on the process.
When: Tuesday, 14 May 2013 (6 pm to 7 pm)
Where: City Hall, Conference room, 377 West Line Street.
Questions: City of Bishop Public Works at email@example.com or 760- 873-8458.
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Grow Local, Eat Local: Owens Valley Growers Cooperative launches Southern Inyo Certified Farmer’s Market
Southern Inyo growers have formed the Owens Valley Growers Cooperative (OVGC) to support local farmers and improve access to local produce. OVGC has joined with Eastern Sierra Certified Farmers Market to launch the Southern Inyo Certified Farmers Market.
The Market will begin on May 17 at the Mairs Market parking lot in Independence and May 24 at the Metabolic IOU Garden
The spring market will feature seasonal produce like lettuce, rhubarb, spinach, mesclun,green onions, radishes, chard, carrots, beets, and kale. OVGC also hopes to have some local fruit available by the end of May. Once the weather warms up, farmers will begin bringing in tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, eggplants, peppers, summer and winter squash, and summer fruit. Several OVGC members are using season extension techniques, which should allow the market to continue into the fall and winter.
When: BEGINNING FRI., May 17 in Indep., It will rotate between the sites each Friday thereafter
Where: Mairs Market in Independence & Metabolic Studio IOU Garden in Lone Pine
Hours: (4-7 pm)
FREE!! Concert this Friday night - Ronny Cox, most famous for his roles in Beverly Hills Cops, Total Recall and Robocop, will be playing a show with Radoslav Lorkovic, talented keybordist and accordionist.
Talented musician and acclaimed actor, Ronny Cox, is coming to Bishop this Friday evening and bringing along world class accordionist, Radoslav Lorkovic. We are dropping the ticket price to FREE!!! Ronny put on a great set at Millpond last year, and sure to give us a show to remember this Friday night.
To be guaranteed a ticket, call 760 873-8014. We have noticed that attendance at ICA concerts has dropped in the past couple of years. We're not sure if it is the ticket price, not enough promotion, the choice of music, or just that there is too much to do in the Eastern Sierra. We think that live music is important, and assume that you do as well.
Please join us this Friday and let us know how we can give you a better experience. Thanks! ICA staff
When: Fri., May 3 (7:30)
Where: ICA theater, Main Street, Bishop, CA
Questions: (760) 872-8014
We are having another ADOPTION DAY!
We are looking for volunteers to transport from the shelter and to handle a dog at the event. Because we need 1 person per dog we can only bring as many dogs as we have volunteers. Since the last event 5 dogs have been adopted from the shelter!!!!!!
Some of these adoptions were by families who came by the adoption event at the park. The Swap meet and Home Show gets great attendance so this should be a successful event. Please call or email Nancy if you can handle, transport or both! We, and the dogs appreciate your support.
Eastern Sierra Photographers' Club
A special program will be presented by Ed Nahin entitled "Patagonia". All interested photographers are welcome and are invited to bring images to share with the club. We will be meeting in a new location in order to accommodate the increased number of people in attendance: The Northern Inyo Hospital Board Room on Birch Street, adjacent to the Jill Kinmont Booth School.
When: Thurs., May 2 (7pm)
Where: Northern Inyo Hospital - Board Room, Birch Street (adjacent to the JKB School)
Questions: Lynn 937-7736
Today's salad is a huge hit! Sweet and Spicy Jicama salad with a Cilantro lime dressing. This salad comes with oranges, red bell pepper, cucumber, and radishes.
All salads are served with a fresh baked roll. Avocado egg salad. This chunky, textured egg salad nixes the mayo in favor of creamy avocado. Tangy Dijon mustard gives it an added kick (and won't deposit itself on your hips!)
This wrap sells out FAST!! Chicken and bacon with a ranch dressing and Monterey jack cheese.
Click here to order online and have it delivered for FREE!
Supervisors disturbed by DWP water policies but take no bold steps on pumping
by Benett Kessler on April 30, 2013
When the Inyo Supervisors sat down to talk about the Department of Water and Power’s proposed groundwater pumping plan for this runoff year, Supervisor Rick Pucci, clearly disturbed, brought up the privately discussed issue of the Bishop and Lone Pine golf courses pushed by DWP to pay for their water. He pointed to the Bishop Saddle Club apparently losing its DWP water. Pucci said, “DWP needs to be more cooperative”. Click here to read the full story on Sierra Wave.