The City Council of the City of Big Bear Lake is seeking qualified citizens who are interested in serving on the DWP’s Board of Commissioners.
The DWP Board has one (1) immediate vacancy with the term ending on June 30, 2021. The DWP Board meets at 9 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the DWP Offices located on Garstin Drive. Responsibilities include decisions related to water conservation, supply, generation, distribution, and sale of water and related services.
Requirements: All applicants must be registered voters and reside in an area served by the DWP.
The City Council will interview prospective candidates.
The deadline to submit an application is Friday, October 16, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. You can submit your application in person at 39707 Big Bear Boulevard, Big Bear Lake, CA or you can submit it via email to
Alert #: 20-273
Date: August 3, 2020
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.
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.
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.
OUTDOOR DINING STANDARDS
OUTDOOR MERCHANDISE DISPLAY STANDARDS