Alert #: 20-273
Date:
August 3, 2020

 

SR-18 Resurfacing Project Update from Apple Valley to Lucerne

San Bernardino – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin a $1.3 million resurfacing on State Route 18 (SR-18). Work will be completed from Central Rd in Apple Valley to west of Fairlane Rd in Lucerne.

 resurfacing

 

The contractor, Calmex Engineering, will begin placing road construction signs on July 27, 2020. On July 29, crews will begin restriping operations throughout the construction zone. Beginning August 3, 2020, crews will start the AC paving process on SR-18. This project is anticipated to end late September 2020.

Hours of operations will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Crews will conduct a traffic-controlled flagging operation at each work zone. Traffic is anticipated to held up to 10-15 minutes but can be held up to 30 minutes.

This schedule is subject to change. Know before you go! To stay on top of roadwork in the Inland Empire go to Caltrans District 8 and sign up for commuter alerts. Follow us for the latest information on Facebook and Twitter. To assist in planning your commute, view live traffic conditions using QuickMap and planned lane closures.

For those with sensory disabilities requiring alternate formats (i.e. Braille, large print, sign language interpreter, etc.) and those needing information in a language other than English, please contact Emily Leinen at 909-383-1910 or TTY 711 by August 7, 2020.

PINE KNOT AVENUE

In an effort to promote greater physical distancing and also to provide more options for outdoor dining and retail, the City will close Pine Knot Avenue to vehicular traffic this coming weekend, July 25 - 26. Pine Knot Avenue will be closed from 7 am on Saturday through 10 pm on Sunday, and the entire street will become a pedestrian plaza for this entire time period.

Restaurants on Pine Knot Avenue will be permitted to set up tables for outdoor dining on the public sidewalk directly in front of the restaurant, and also in the parallel parking spaces directly in front of the restaurant. Restaurants may set up tables for wait service, or may simply set up tables for take-out customers to utilize after picking up their food at the restaurant. No permit is required, however, all restaurants must maintain 6 ft. of separation between tables, maintain a safe and clean environment, maintain adequate aisle widths, and must comply with applicable California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) requirements. The State has established a special COVID-19 permit for the serving of alcohol in outdoor spaces, and a copy of the permit application is available here. If a restaurant secures this special COVID-19 permit from the State, restaurant customers on public sidewalks and public parking spaces may be served alcoholic beverages. If not, restaurant customers on public sidewalks and public parking spaces are limited to non-alcoholic beverages only, and restaurants should seat their customers accordingly.

Retail establishments on Pine Knot Avenue will also be permitted to display merchandise on the public sidewalks and parallel public parking spaces directly in front of their establishment, and must simply maintain a safe and clean environment, and maintain adequate aisle widths. No permit is required.

A summary of the Pine Knot Avenue closure and guidelines for outdoor dining and retail displays is located below and a map of the closure area is located here. Restaurants and retail establishments may email any questions about setting up on the public sidewalks and public parking spaces or call City Hall at 909-866-5832 for assistance.

VILLAGE DRIVE

The City is implementing a nearly identical program for outdoor dining and retail displays on Village Drive this weekend, however, Village Drive will remain open for vehicle travel all weekend. In this area, all on-street parking spaces along Village Drive will be closed and made available for outdoor dining and retail displays this weekend, along with an area in the Indian Village parking lot. Public sidewalks will remain open for pedestrians on Village Drive, and may not be utilized for outdoor dining or retail displays.

Restaurants and retail establishments may email any questions about setting up in the public parking spaces on Village Drive or in the Indian Village parking lot, or call City Hall at 909-866-5832 for assistance.

The planned closure is a TRIAL for this coming weekend, and any future closures will be determined by the City Council at a later date.


 

CITY OF BIG BEAR LAKE

Trial Public Street / Parking Space Closures

Pine Knot Avenue, Village Drive

Saturday, July 25 – Sunday, July 26

Note: These guidelines apply to public street / parking space areas only, and do not apply to businesses who set up outdoors on private property.

EXPRESSED GOALS

      • provide additional outdoor dining space and retail display area to promote greater profitability by businesses located in The Village
      • promote greater physical distancing by providing additional space for pedestrians to spread out by designating vehicle traffic lane on Pine Knot as the pedestrian pathway
      • TRIAL program only – will be evaluated for potential additional weekends or discontinued altogether depending on experience on July 25 – 26

CLOSURE PLAN

      • closures in effect from 7 am, Saturday, July 25 through 10 pm, Sunday, July 26
      • continuous closure - in effect overnight (barriers remain in place)
      • Pine Knot Avenue completely closed to vehicular traffic between Village Drive and Big Bear Boulevard (barricades also installed on Stone Road and Pedder Road at Pine Knot Avenue)
      • vehicle travel lanes converted to pedestrian corridor
      • adjacent businesses permitted to use public sidewalks and parallel parking spaces directly in front of business establishment for creation of outdoor dining space and display of retail merchandise
      • special accommodation made for horse-drawn carriage operation to continue to utilize Pine Knot Avenue (will share pedestrian corridor)
      • special arrangements made upon request by specific businesses to receive deliveries, may also make bicycle path available in limited circumstances to enable small vehicle access
      • Village Drive remains open for vehicular traffic, but diagonal parking spaces cordoned off by City staff for use by restaurants and retail businesses
      • street specifically left open to enable efficient traffic flow through The Village and to promote use of Indian Village, Bartlett, Knickerbocker, and Pennsylvania public parking lots
      • businesses permitted to set up outdoor dining areas and retail displays in diagonal parking space areas directly in front of business establishment, but must maintain sidewalks for pedestrian use
      • restaurants also permitted to utilize natural area within Indian Village parking lot to establish outdoor dining option
      • City to install appropriate signage to direct vehicles to public parking lots (Indian Village, Bartlett, Knickerbocker, and Pennsylvania lots)

OUTDOOR DINING STANDARDS

      • no permit required, but restaurants must comply with standards outlined herein
      • City staff will monitor set-up and work with restaurants to adjust accordingly if needed
      • restaurants may provide tables and chairs for wait service and/or for take-out customers to utilize
      • tables should be spaced to maximize physical distance, at least 6 feet apart
      • restaurants must comply with all applicable State and County health regulations, other safety requirements, ADA requirements, and CA Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control requirements
      • restaurant must secure COVID-19 permit from CA Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control in order to serve alcohol to customers on public sidewalk and public parking space areas
      • if COVID-19 permit not secured from CA Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the restaurant may only serve non-alcoholic beverage customers on public sidewalk and public parking space areas
      • must maintain appropriate aisle widths to enable handicapped access
      • for areas with wait service and/or alcohol service, restaurants must install appropriate, attractive removable stanchions or barriers to effectively delineate service areas on public sidewalks and in public parking spaces
      • tables provided for take-out customers, with no wait service and/or alcohol service, are not required to be delineated with stanchions or barriers
      • public sidewalks and public parking space areas limited to customer seating (wait service and/or take-out seating) only, and shall not be used for food preparation, storage, or display
      • no extension cords or other trip hazards are permitted to be placed on public sidewalks and public parking spaces by participating restaurants
      • umbrellas and pop-up tents permitted, provided such are in good working order and are firmly secured in order to prevent loss during significant wind / rain events
      • restaurants required to maintain clean and neat appearance, remove all trash generated by outdoor dining operations

OUTDOOR MERCHANDISE DISPLAY STANDARDS

      • no permit required, but retail establishments must comply with standards outlined herein
      • City staff will monitor set-up and work with businesses to adjust accordingly if needed
      • businesses must comply with all applicable safety requirements and ADA requirements
      • must maintain appropriate aisle widths to enable handicapped access
      • no extension cords or other trip hazards are permitted to be placed on public sidewalks and public parking spaces by participating businesses

The City of Big Bear Lake consolidates with the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters Office for all municipal elections. The City Clerk serves as the elections official and the City Clerk's Office is responsible for all candidates' filings, the issuance and acceptance of nomination papers, City measures, and publication of all legal notices as well as campaign and conflict of interest filings required by the Fair Political Practices Commission.

General municipal elections for the City are held on the first Tuesday in November of even-numbered years for the purpose of electing City Council Members or placing special measures and bond issues before the community.

The next general election for the City of Big Bear Lake will be on November 3, 2020, for the purpose of electing two City Council Members from Districts 1 and 5 and will finalize the transition to district-based City Council elections which began in November 2018.

Who's eligible?

To be eligible to run for City Council you must be a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, and a qualified elector of the respective district of the City of Big Bear Lake.

What's my District?

Please use the following link to access our Interactive City Council District Map (district by address search): Here

Where do I go for more information and when?

The nomination period for the November 2020 election is July 13, 2020 – August 7, 2020. Nomination papers are issued by and filed with the City Clerk. Candidates must be over the age of 18 and a registered voter in the City of Big Bear Lake, at their current address in their respective district, to run for office. Candidates are nominated by and voted upon by registered voters in their district.

Please contact City Clerk Erica Stephenson at or call (909) 866-5832 to make an appointment to obtain the required candidacy forms.

 

Who is running for office?

Name of Candidate

Office Sought

(District 1 or District 5)

Pulled Nomination Papers

Filed Nomination Papers

Auer, Maureen

District 1

July 10, 2020

Filed 7-30-2020

Jackowski, Bob

District 5

July 14, 2020

 

Lee, Alan

District 1

July 13, 2020

 Filed 8-3-2020

McBride, Eric

District 1

July 17, 2020

 

Mote, Bynette

District 5

July 14, 2020

Filed 7-23-2020

Segovia, Chris

District 1

July 30, 2020

 

 

Register to Vote

To register to vote for the upcoming election, please contact the  San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters at (909) 387-8300, or register online at https://www.sbcountyelections.com/

 DIRECTOR OF PLANNING & INSPECTIONS
(Annual Salary Range $130,270 - $ 158,870)

The Director of Planning & Inspections is a management level position responsible for a wide variety of professional duties related to long-term planning, development plan review, permit issuance and building inspection functions, ensuring they are performed in accordance with all applicable Federal/State laws, the General Plan, City Policies, accepted planning and safe construction practices, and building code compliance regulations. Also, this position will ensure the City's Development Code, Housing Element, and other community development and building-related ordinances and policies are updated to reflect the general plan, changes to Federal/State laws, and community values as directed by the City Council and Planning Commission. In addition, the successful candidate will be the Primary City representative responsible for all Planning Commission related activities. Overall, this Director will be accountable for working with the City's residents, business owners, contractors, developers and community stakeholders to promote effective customer service within the Planning & Inspections department and ensure applications, permits and inspections are processed and completed in a professional, timely and responsible manner.

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DIRECTOR OF TOURISM MANAGEMENT
(Annual Salary Range $130,270 - $158,870)

The Director of Tourism Management is a management level position responsible for a wide variety of professional duties that develop strategies, programs, and policies to promote responsible tourism, effectively manage the impacts of tourism on the community, and stimulate economic development through tourism. On behalf of the City, this position will collaborate with local organizations such as; Visit Big Bear, The Big Bear Lake Tourism Improvement District (TBID) Board, and the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce and will serve as the staff liaison to event organizers and other governmental partners. In addition, the successful candidate will administer the City's Transient Private Home Rental (TPHR) program, coordinate any related TPHR/citywide code compliance issues, and will oversee the City's Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) and TBID registration, permitting and remittance process. Overall, this position will continually work to promote tourism while responsibly managing community impacts resulting from the City's thriving tourism-based economy.

JOB FLYER          JOB DESCRIPTION          EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

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