July 2015 - Sierra Scoop Column

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The Mountain Gate Park celebration and dedication was well attended on May 23rd. Well over 100 people showed up. A special “Thank You” goes out to Arden Gerbig for his relentless push for this park. Arden was acknowledged for his part with a dedication rock located near the Chamber’s kiosk. Next time you are near, be sure to stop by and take a walk, or better yet, use the par course.

The Bridgeport CSA #5 has approved the fixing of the fence around the Bridgeport Courthouse. The fence has seen some destruction over time as well as just plain old wear and tear. The fence is being repaired and painted. Hopefully it will be completed by the time of the 4th of July parade.

Speaking of the 4th of July parade, have you made your plans to attend this great small-town parade? This year’s event looks to be bigger and better than ever. Many popular venders will be back as well as new ones. Make plans to come to Bridgeport for the Parade, Rodeo, food and fun for the kids! See you there!

The EMS Ad-Hoc Committee has now meet in both late May and June. Future meetings in July will be held on the 2nd and 16th at the June Lake Community Center. The meetings start at 1 pm and have been running about 3 hours long. So far the committee members have learned about the State laws regarding EMS, history on the program, the current and past financials of the program, and how we compare with other programs in the State. The committee should start looking what and how to create a Fiscally Sustainable, County wide, High Quality system over the next few meetings. These are open to the public and the public is encouraged to attend.

The Antelope Valley RPAC currently has openings. If you live in or own property in Antelope Valley, you are eligible to be part of this diverse, dynamic committee. This committee meets once a month on the first Thursday of the month, for about 2 hours in the evening. Come be part of the solution in your community!