The first public hearing, concerning a requested zone change in Pioneertown, will take place before the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors tomorrow at 3 p.m. The hearing, requested on petition of actor Russell Hayden, one of the original Pioneertown developers, is for consideration of a zone change from rural residence (RR) to desert living (DL) in portions of section 20, Township 1 North, Range 5 East. The portions lie both north and south of Pioneertown Road and in the vicinity of Skyline Ranch Road.
Use of an 80-acre site west of Pioneertown for development of a trailer and camper park was approved by the county planning commission last week on condition that an improved road be built to provide adequate access.
The county's Special District Department is recommending formation of an improvement zone for the small community north of Yucca Valley but is suggesting an advisory election prior to a proposed one-year $122 fee on the 300 properties in the area to finance design of a system.
After hearing a number of opposing views, Supervisor Robert Hammock joked, "why don't you just shoot it out?" Some protesting residents responded good-naturedly that Hammock's idea wasn't so bad.
The Board of Supervisors Monday's scheduled a hearing for 2 p.m. Dec. 10, on whether to levy a $75-per-acre fee on Pioneertown property owners to finance design of a new water system for the small desert community north of Yucca Valley.
Concerned that there may not be an adequate source of supply, county supervisors Monday postpone action for at least a month on a proposal to start design of a new water system for Pioneertown, near Yucca Valley.
A special district officials said the new system, which additionally would serve about 100 homes and businesses would replace a private one that is undersized and deteriorated and that has about 40 connections. A number of residents now reportedly must have water hauled to their homes.
Attempting to ensure a supply for the proposed Pioneertown community water system, county supervisors have awarded a $43,805 contract to Howard Pump, Inc., of Barstow for drilling and test pumping of a well.
County supervisors, siding with a group of Pioneertown residents, have decided that a sparsely settled desert area near that community is an inappropriate place for a recreation vehicle park.
County supervisors Monday approved an $80,000 loan to provide new water sources for Pioneertown’s trouble-plagued water system.