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Report outlines San Vicente plant violations, progress

A notice of 33 violations for discharges from the San Vicente
Wastewater Reclamation Facilities (SVWRF) was received in December 2008
by the Ramona Municipal Water District (RMWD) from the offices of the
Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB).
“We received a letter that reviewed the self-monitoring reports we send
to the RWQCB each month,” said Alice Benson, wastewater operations
manager.
Thirty of the 33 violations were for total dissolved solids (TDS) from the  San Vicente plant.

Planners want more facts about Montecito Road vacation

Representatives from San Diego County Department of Public Works (DPLU)
and the County Operations Center presented a proposed General Plan
amendment to the Ramona Community Planning Group (RCPG) for possible
restricted access on Montecito Road.
The area in question starts at the beginning of the Ramona Airport and extends west to Rangeland Road.

Water board hears more about weed abatement

A non-agenda item received the most attention at a relatively short
meeting of the Ramona Municipal Water District (RMWD) Board on Dec. 9.
“I am totally dumfounded by this, totally dumfounded,” said R. Mike
Thweatt, discussing treatment he said he and his wife Kathi received
from the private weed abatement firm contracted by the district  and
the San Miguel Water District in Crest to clear brush from land when
property owners do not.
According to Thweatt, Fire Prevention Services, Inc. (FPS) has placed
two liens on his property for his refusal to pay $1,500 for weed
abatement in 2006.

Ramona Street extension draws protest

Several residents of Ramona expressed their concerns to the Ramona
Community Planning Group (RCPG) over the proposed extension of Ramona
Street.
“We’ve been told that the extension of Ramona Street would be of
insignificant impact,” said Carmen La Belle during the Dec. 5 meeting
of the planning group. “I’m here to tell you that we are significantly
impacted and the only thing that is insignificant seems to be the
residents.”
La Belle, who lives just north of the proposed extension, stated that
with the current plan her home would be 12 feet from the road and have
a 12-foot wall erected in her backyard.
“If this plan goes through, I will have to drive backwards into my
garage, since there will be no room to turn around,” she said.

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