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4.18.14 Marijuana Investigation
4.15.14 Large Heroin Seizure
4.14.14 Missing Person
Council meeting Tuesday April 15th 6:30pm - Agenda Packet Includes Access Humboldt agreement, wastewater fees public hearing (will result in an increase to any home using more than 5 ccf units water monthly), and more... closed door session prior to public meeting includes consultation with legal counsel re. SHN lawsuit and anticipated suit against Roger Barisdale for encroachments in the cities right of way to the Eel River at the end of Painter St.
Letter from city to Arnold Kemp of Kemp Inspection Service terminating contract - "I trust you realize that you have placed the city in an untenable position, perhaps for years."
4.11.14 Missing Person
4.10.14 Water Rescue at King Salmon
4.9.14 The 4.1.14 council meeting is online! Includes discussion of gifted recreational property to city by school district, survey to establish right-of-way from end of Davis St to Eel River, termination of contract with Arnold Kemp of Kemp Inspection Service for failure to provide any certifications as required, problem with Eel River effluent pipeline easement and more...
4.7.14 Fire and Death Investigation
4.1.14 City terminates contract with long time building inspector Arnold Kemp-cites lack of any certification. He will be expected to complete permits that were paid in advance or refund the fees. Community Development Director Kevin Caldwell to become certified.
3.29.14 Rio Dell City Counsel meeting Tuesday April 1st 6:30pm Agenda Packet - Includes traffic committee report, new Finance Director agreement with Brooke Woodcox (official start date is 4/7), authorization for Davis St. right of way survey at Eel River (River's Edge RV Park) and school property acquisition expenses of $17,145 and more...
3.28.14 Drug Arrests
3.26.14 Murder Arrests
3.25.14 Marijuana Investigation
Full meeting video from 3.18.14 city council meeting is now online!
More clips from 3.18.14 meeting re. Old Ranch Rd. including Charll Stoneman, David & Susan Hagemann, Kay Peake and Mike
3.20.14 Clips from Tuesday's council meeting regarding the council action to significantly alter or terminate water service to homes on Old Ranch Rd. Clips include City Manager Jim Stretch, Laura Coleman & Elizabeth Coleman Johnson. The full meeting video is coming soon.
Community Events updated re. city moves to terminate water service to properties
3.14.14 City council meeting Tuesday the 18th 6:30pm Agenda Packet Includes authorization to alter or discontinue water service to properties on Old Ranch Rd, and more... Closed door session prior to meeting to discuss pending lawsuit against SHN Consulting Engineers (case number DR130745)
3.13.14 Missing Person
3.10.14 Wanted: Dog Killer $20,000 Reward!
Blast from the past-Dinsmore Plateau housing development - Times Standard The developer paid to enlarge the Rio Dell water tank near the plateau and the city envisioned lots of revenue from the high end project until the developer was busted on federal charges of money laundering and drugs.
3.3.14 City council packet available for tomorrow's meeting
3.2.14 City Council Meeting Tuesday 6:30pm Agenda (the full agenda packet is not available from the city online to date) Includes discussion of local drought situation with County Supervisor Estelle Fennel, change to budget to 'increase water fund revenues' (no details available), approve 66% increase to building permit fees, approval of home occupation and cottage industry regulations, etc.
2.27.14 Eureka's Most Wanted
2.25.14 The 2.18.14 city council meeting is online! Includes discussion of 66% increase in building permit fees, sludge from Ferndale, changes to the home occupation and cottage industry regulations, etc.
Board of Supervisors Headwaters Fund Annual Report - recommendation to stop awarding community investment fund grants for two years to build fund back up. Note the chart near the end with the breakdown of past funding including multiple grants to Rio Dell.
at the same meeting, Headwaters Fund awards $13,551 grant to film commission to hold an industry tour of the area.
2.23.14 KMUD Radio highlights of the 2.18.14 City Council meeting - Includes study session re. high energy use tax, more discussion of 66% increase to permit fees, changes to home occupation and cottage industry regs, etc.
Toxic waste is good for you (exerpt) - Organic Consumers A must-read about the PR campaign to change the name from sewage sludge to biosolids and convince consumers of its "beneficial use." Sludge by any other name is still sewage sludge.
2.20.14 Council packet for Tuesday's meeting is finally available. Contains proposed agreement for building inspection with the city paying for insurance on behalf of contractor, home occupation and cottage industry regulations, etc. The packet is the only place where you will see the actual details.
2.19.14 Public hearing to be held March 4th re. 66% total increase in building permit fees in order to pay for insurance on behalf of independent contractor in addition to making the program self-sufficient. More details in Community Events...
2.18.14 EUREKA, CA—Allan Dollison, candidate for Humboldt County District Attorney is opposed to the plea deal of Involuntary Manslaughter given out to Juan Joseph Ferrer, by DA Candidate Elan Firpo. More!!!
2.15.14 City Council meeting Tuesday the 18th 6:30pm Agenda (full packet not available online) Study Session 6:00pm re. high energy use tax presentation. City to declare two city water wells for sale, approve agreement with uninsured building inspector Arnold Kemp while scheduling a public hearing to raise the building permit fees to pay for his insurance and establish precedent for any other independent contractor that wants the city to pay their standard costs of business. First reading of ordinance changes for home occupation and cottage industry but no details are available online as the city has not uploaded the agenda packet as of this date.
Blast from the past - Cronyism here in Rio Dell
The 2.4.14 City Council meeting is online! Includes city proposal to significantly increase building permit fees in order to make program self-supporting and to pay for basic professional insurance on behalf of independent contractor city building inspector Arnold Kemp. Fees would be raised drastically in order to cover the costs.
2.7.14 Animal Cruelty
2.5.14 People vs. Gary Lee Bullock set for trial August 4th, 2014 for the alleged murder and torture of Father Eric Freed after a hearing earlier today where another "not guilty" plea was entered by Bullock.
2.4.14 Agenda packet now available - includes documentation (starting on pg. 34) on a proposal to raise city building permit fees in order to pay for insurance that the independent contractor building inspector has never had despite errors & ommission insurance being an industry standard cost of doing business. Independent contractors typically pay for their own insurance as a cost of doing business. More in Community Events...
2.3.14 City Council meeting tomorrow 6:30pm - full agenda packet not available online yet.
1.29.14 The Jan 21st City Council meeting is online!
County asks city to cut river water use due to drought - The Press Democrat Rio Dell has already received a notice from the state that the right to pull water from the Eel River is at risk if drought continues.
City Council meeting Tuesday 6:30pm Agenda (agenda packet not available online at this time) Agenda includes presentation of grant opportunity for electric vehicle charging station at city hall, upgrade of council chamber public address system, approval bio-solids giveaway, and more...
1.18.14 Memories of the 1964 flood - Lost Coast Outpost Note-Rio Dell was left stranded after bridges on both sides of town were wiped out. The story includes amazing photos and comments from those that lived through it.
USDA declares half of California a natural disaster area due to drought - Mercury News At least 3 more months of dry weather predicted. Statewide declaration expected very soon
Trails in Rio Dell? - Lost Coast Outpost (audio) Note-sidewalks and crosswalks have been added to increase 'safe routes to school' but the city council has voted against any regional trail (aka rail with trails) every time it has come up before
At-risk missing person, Ryan Grammer, located
1.3.14 City council meeting Tuesday 6:30pm - Agenda Packet
1.1.14 HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Father Eric Freed murdered at St. Bernard rectory - press conference and updates here
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