Community Planning Meeting Scheduled
On Saturday, October 29, at the Family Center, a 4th year Cal Poly class on community planning & development is coming to discuss the future of Newberry Springs. And of course, they need input from Newberry Springs folks.
A group of about twenty-five members of the class will be at the community Center from 9-12 a.m., then have lunch, meeting again from 1-3 p.m. [Flyer]
Assessor Bob Dutton to Speak in Barstow
The SB County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk, Mr. Bob Dutton, will be coming to Barstow to give an interesting presentation including a description of the assessment process, its history, and its impact on the County of San Bernardino.
The presentation will take place on Monday, October 24th at 6 P.M. in the Barstow City Council chambers at Barstow City Hall just prior to the Barstow Planning Commission regular meeting.
Mr. Dutton has served in the California Legislature as both Assemblyman and State Senator, formerly having served on the Rancho Cucamonga City Council. and is concurrently sitting on several organization and agency directorships.
In addition to describing the assessment process, Mr. Dutton will explore recent legislation signed by the Governor, improvements made by his office that may have an significant impact on the assessed value of local properties, as well as how routine assessments are conducted.
After the presentation, Bob will be available for a limited time to field questions and comments from the audience.
Limited Monthly Property Tax Billing to Become a Reality?
October 12, 2016 - A bill, AB-2691, introduced by Assemblymember Chris Holden, has been signed by the Governor that will allow counties to institute monthly tax payments for qualified taxpayers.
Prior law specified that all taxes on personal property and half of the taxes on real property are due and payable each November 1 and provides that these taxes are delinquent if not paid by each December 10. Existing property tax law specified that the second half of taxes on real property is due each February 1 and provided that these taxes are delinquent if not paid by each April 10.
"Qualified taxpayers" according to the bill include those 62 years of age or older, as well as persons of any age receiving supplementary income for a disability.
Information about San Bernardino County property tax rolls ia available from the Assessor's office. The County will need to be encouraged to institute this reform for qualified individuals and institutions, once it is signed by the Governor.
NSEDA To Install Freeway Signs
August 6, 2016 - At the July meeting of the Newberry Springs Economic Development Association a proposition was discussed to promote Newberry Springs visibility with freeway signs on Interstate 40 both at the Newberry exit on county property and on either private property or county property at the Fort Cady exit.
The signs are 4 feet wide by 5 feet high, the approximate cost being about $1000 per sign, the Newberry sign possibly higher in cost because of the fee for a county permit.
It's anticipated that the final disposition of the signage will be voted on at the August NSEDA meeting taking place on Tuesday, August 16, 6 P.M. at the Newberry Family Center on Newberry Road.
Residents as well as Association members are encouraged to contribute to the fund for installing the signage.
Property Owners Change Meeting Frequency
January 9, 2016 - Citing low attendance at monthly meetings, the directors of the Property Owners Association at their regular January meeting, changed the general meeting frequency to once a quarter, the next general meeting being at 10 a.m., April 9, 2016 at the Newberry Community Center.