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Cameron Park Community Services District GM’s contract extended

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From page A15 | August 30, 2013 | 57 Comments

It was a light agenda for the Aug. 21 board meeting of the Cameron Park Community Services District.

Topping the news was action by the board to extend General Manager Mary Cahill’s contract for another year, effective Oct. 1.

In the works with the Local Agency Formation Commission is the annexation of a Cameron Hills 20-acre parcel to the district. Cahill said they are also meeting with developers regarding future annexation projects so they understand the existing bond obligation along with assessment districts and CC&Rs that are already in place.

A memorial project at the skate park in Christa McAuliffe Park, was completed by youths and unveiled on July 27. The memorial was to honor fellow skater Arthur Smith who died in 2009.

Cahill said the district is in the process of completing a reserve study as well as a master plan for parks and recreation. Both are expected to be finished by October.

The final figures on the Summer Spectacular event were reported. The district netted $1,304, which was down from $10,106 last year. The extreme heat is considered a major factor for the downturn in attendance.

The final accounting for the 2012-2013 fiscal year will be available in September once the district receives their last property tax payment for the year.

Cahill said representatives from the district continue to serve on a joint subcommittee with representatives from the El Dorado Hills Community Services District in evaluating the impact of future development projects on their respective districts.

Two big upcoming events planned include a Renaissance Fair on Sep. 7-8 and the Rubstock BBQ Championship which is scheduled for Sept. 13-14.

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Discussion | 57 comments

  • OnlookerAugust 29, 2013 - 6:47 pm

    Look on the bright side, Barbara. At least it wasn't a 5-year extension.

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 29, 2013 - 9:04 pm

    We have one as well--no matter who is doing something--for some reason they take credit...

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  • Gerald LillpopAugust 30, 2013 - 1:41 pm

    Mary Cahill owes me Bill Carey and Dave Gelber dinner at Ruth’s Chris. She got her contract extended because we showed up and said we didn’t want her to get an extension at this time. So of course the three amigos rushed to do the exact opposite and thus the contract was extended and that’s why Cahill owes us dinner. Oh and Morton’s will do if she doesn’t like Ruth’s Chris.

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  • Foaming at the MouthAugust 30, 2013 - 2:09 pm

    Gerald - Next time, tell the Board you love Cahill.

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  • Gerald LillpopAugust 31, 2013 - 6:15 am

    Foaming at the Mouth we've thought about this strategy. Let's see if it works. I say give Cahill a five year extension! Let's see how long it takes before the three amigos turn on her now.

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  • WalterAugust 31, 2013 - 10:09 pm

    Do you few hacks ever listen to yourselves? Insane is being kind!

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  • EvelynSeptember 01, 2013 - 7:25 am

    Barbara Rogers: The fact that you report your observations without hiding behind anonymity is commendable and adds credibility.

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  • Gerald LillpopSeptember 01, 2013 - 8:56 am

    Dear Walter I am certain that we will see you at the next CSD meeting on the 18th. You can come and explain how insane everyone who attends the CSD monthly meetings and keeps up to date on the facts is. You can tell everyone just how wonderful Cahill is and extol all of her many successes. You can tell us how lucky we are to have the three amigos voting against the best interest of the people they serve. So Walt I am looking forward to you stepping to the podium and letting us hacks have it. If you don't show and indentify yourself we will know that you are either one of the three amigos or their families. See on Wednesday the 18th Walt.

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  • EvelynSeptember 01, 2013 - 9:15 am

    Gerald: It's not unreasonable to assume that "Walter", in fact, is one of "the three". I'm curious to know why Cameron Park's 2012 financial is not online yet. Is there one?

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  • James E.September 01, 2013 - 11:27 am

    Ms. Rogers, EDC seems to be infected with carpetbagger managers in which there have been no background checks.

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  • Fran DuchampSeptember 01, 2013 - 12:43 pm

    Cat fight--ouch...Phil...is bringing past medical issues in-- considered fair play?

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  • ?kindness?September 01, 2013 - 1:07 pm

    Sad times, that people bad mouth each other like this. What happened to being the change you wish to see?

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  • Theresa M.September 01, 2013 - 2:14 pm

    All the information on Mary Cahill is easily verified by checking the Napa Valley Register and also the newspaper in Chico, just look her name up on those sites!!!!

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  • Theresa M.September 01, 2013 - 2:48 pm

    "Brenda" - the comment you made against Ms. Rogers is SLANDER. The newspaper articles about Ms. Cahill is public information. Can you back up your statements about Ms. Rogers? Are you her doctor or her priest? I don't think so.

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  • EvelynSeptember 01, 2013 - 3:19 pm

    "?kindness?" - Scrutiny of our "public servants" is precisely what is required. And as Theresa comments, the referenced newspaper articles are in the public domain, easily found by a simple search. You may have noted, Barbara Rogers is publicly accountable; she writes in her own name.

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  • EvelynSeptember 01, 2013 - 3:23 pm

    Am I hallucinating, or have one or more comments been deleted? I could have sworn that a while ago THIS article ("Momentum must continue after Cahill") had been posted.

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  • EvelynSeptember 01, 2013 - 3:27 pm

    The first two paragraphs of the above article read: "Mary Cahill is leaving Calistoga, without explanation, after only eight months in a newly-created, roughly $100,000-a-year job that focused mostly on running the city’s long-anticipated public swimming pool. Her departure, which will be effective Oct. 15 [2008], may come as a shock to pool advocates who have worked tirelessly for years and now, finally, are within sight of a completed project. But, at least for the moment, there doesn’t seem to be a need to panic."

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  • EvelynSeptember 01, 2013 - 3:39 pm

    09/08/2005: Chico Area Recreation and Park District fires its general manager "without cause." The general manager will be given a year's severance pay, according to the statement, and Carter said it would amount to about $100,000. HERE ********** So, why DID the Mt. Dem. delete such accessible material?

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  • Fran DuchampSeptember 01, 2013 - 3:44 pm

    I dont think the MD has deleted the article information...I think the remarks that were coming out were deleted (or put on time out.) Ms. Brenda remarked on the mental issues once faced by Ms. Rogers....but behind that was a fire truck issue....now that was interesting. On facebook--if you report someone--the remarks are put in a time out room...until someone can decide what is happening.

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  • EvelynSeptember 01, 2013 - 3:49 pm

    Scrolling through the above comments, it is clear that no fewer than three comments have been deleted. While not expecting an explanation from the Mt. Democrat, on the face of it appears Mary Cahill is being protected. I do not know her and have no information or personal position concerning her capability. But deleting comments does make it appear that there is something to hide. Sure to fan the flames of speculation.

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  • Kirk MacKenzieSeptember 01, 2013 - 3:51 pm

    Evelyn -- you aren't hallucinating. The comments have been deleted. It is possible that "enough" people marked them as "abusive" to get them removed. It is interesting to note that the comment "slandering" Ms Rogers has been deleted as well.

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  • EvelynSeptember 01, 2013 - 3:54 pm

    No, Fran. My 7:25am to Barbara was in response to something she wrote last night. Barbara then responded to my 7:25am and then posted two more times, in both instances quoting newspaper articles. That makes a total of FOUR deleted items (unless they magically reappear).

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  • EvelynSeptember 01, 2013 - 3:56 pm

    Thanks, Kirk. In which case, the "abusive button" is being abused. While I totally endorse prohibitions on slander, I do not believe posting legitimate, freely available articles constitutes abuse. It constitutes censorship.

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  • Kirk MacKenzieSeptember 01, 2013 - 4:03 pm

    Evelyn -- it is likely that no humans are involved in processing the "report abusive comment" mechanism. If the number of different clickers reaches some (arbitrary) threshold, the comment is automatically deleted. The abuse of the abuse button would be by the clickers.

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  • Barbara RogersSeptember 01, 2013 - 4:08 pm

    For the record folks, I requested my comments to be deleted. I am sick of being attacked by McNeil and his friends and family. Everything I have said is the truth, however I am done putting my name out there to be constantly slandered by these people I will take care of it another way.

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  • EvelynSeptember 01, 2013 - 4:09 pm

    Makes sense, Kirk. Thanks. I think we should experiment to establish the magic number of clickers! Let's practice by clicking on my 3:56 pm comment. Kirk and Fran, please help me out. That will make THREE. I'll click now.

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  • EvelynSeptember 01, 2013 - 4:11 pm

    Thanks for clearing that up, Barbara. Now ....... I have indeed clicked on my 3:56 pm. Please join in on the experiment.

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  • Kirk MacKenzieSeptember 01, 2013 - 4:11 pm

    Barbara -- God speed...

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  • Kirk MacKenzieSeptember 01, 2013 - 4:14 pm

    Evelyn -- I clicked.

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  • EvelynSeptember 01, 2013 - 4:15 pm

    Still up, Kirk. Barbara & Fran, help us out here (or anyone else who feels like clicking!).

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  • Fran DuchampSeptember 01, 2013 - 6:23 pm

    okay i clicked...I was away...im glad she removed her own...and it wasnt put in time out.

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  • Fran DuchampSeptember 01, 2013 - 6:26 pm

    ive clicked five times ...im an over achiever...

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  • Fran DuchampSeptember 01, 2013 - 6:29 pm

    Miss Evelyn...your post is now gone

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  • Phil VeerkampSeptember 01, 2013 - 6:44 pm

    what have you people done?

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  • Fran DuchampSeptember 01, 2013 - 6:46 pm

    Phil..Evelyn wanted to know how many clicks it takes to remove a post. I know I clicked five times.

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  • Fran DuchampSeptember 01, 2013 - 6:48 pm

    It was gone after my fifth click--I do not know how many were before..."Evelyn September 01, 2013 - 4:09 pm Makes sense, Kirk. Thanks. I think we should experiment to establish the magic number of clickers! Let's practice by clicking on my 3:56 pm comment. Kirk and Fran, please help me out. That will make THREE. I'll click now."

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  • Phil VeerkampSeptember 01, 2013 - 6:50 pm

    Fran, you now have one click against you - watchit!

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  • Fran DuchampSeptember 01, 2013 - 6:50 pm

    she is trying to learn the limits of the environment of the wall. Last year on Facebook--one could post or click 500 times...before you were warned and placed on probation for three days...you could watch--but not interact. You were punished.

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  • Fran DuchampSeptember 01, 2013 - 6:51 pm

    smile...im being well behaved now...lolololol

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  • Phil VeerkampSeptember 01, 2013 - 7:03 pm

    fran, you guys have been messing around so much with abuse clicks that now the forum won't even accept links - stoppit!

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  • Fran DuchampSeptember 01, 2013 - 7:04 pm

    Phil http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpGNocUEezo

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  • EvelynSeptember 01, 2013 - 7:14 pm

    Frantabulous!!!! We now know how to rid ourselves of anything disagreeable. Many thanks to all participants. And to think that I am the originator of the first Mt. Dem. Comment to be banished by common consent. I feel positively HEROIC.

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  • Phil VeerkampSeptember 01, 2013 - 7:15 pm

    Fran - http://player.streamtheworld.com/_players/citadel/?sid=826&nid=2920 - but links to EID are rejected - again - this EID link rejection was up a couple of months ago.

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  • Fran DuchampSeptember 01, 2013 - 7:22 pm

    It is EID..not Evelyn s experiment. But thank you for the pillow advertisement...lololol...I cant do radio--I do books on audio while im on-line...lololol So many books...just not enough time.

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  • Fran DuchampSeptember 01, 2013 - 7:23 pm

    Yay Evelyn...nice job!!!!!!

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  • EvelynSeptember 01, 2013 - 8:21 pm

    Deep modest bow to thunderous applause!

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  • Fran DuchampSeptember 01, 2013 - 10:12 pm

    Phil...did you delete Evelyn s thank you speech?

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  • Bill E.September 02, 2013 - 6:31 am

    Practicing of censorship in any form is very dangerous. It is a knife that cuts both ways....

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  • EvelynSeptember 02, 2013 - 7:44 am

    I would not have had a moments sleep last night, had I noticed that my "thunderous applause" speech was missing! Thanks for pointing that out, Fran. My new mission: Seek & Destroy the Culprit. (Fran has provided the first lead.) ********** Bill E., you are right. But, happily and as it turns out, no ACTUAL censorship has been practiced here. Only the APPEARANCE thereof.

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  • Bill E.September 02, 2013 - 8:19 am

    Not so fast Evelyn, you said: "We now know how to rid ourselves of anything disagreeable". The temptation of power is clear. This is the subject of many postings - power, who has it and how it is going to be used - along with usual rants and personal objections, of course. It is good to be king or in this case queen.

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  • EvelynSeptember 02, 2013 - 8:23 am

    Bill E: You are right, but that was a very tongue-in-cheek remark, perhaps intelligible only to those who had been "playing the game" (meaning: following the conversation).

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  • EvelynSeptember 02, 2013 - 8:28 am

    At one point it appeared (incorrectly) that deleting comments was the product of censorship. My apologies to the Mt. Dem. for a hasty conclusion.

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  • Fran DuchampSeptember 02, 2013 - 8:32 am

    I like being court jester...thats where the real power lies...lolol

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  • EvelynSeptember 02, 2013 - 8:38 am

    "Jesters could also give bad news to the King that no one else would dare deliver."

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  • EvelynSeptember 02, 2013 - 8:41 am

    Phil is on the road, so I should be safe for about another 10 hours. (If he feels the need to delete, he can practice here.)

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  • Phil VeerkampSeptember 02, 2013 - 10:00 am

    The "EvelynSeptember 02, 2013 - 8:41 am" - has in fact earned one abuse vote from BigSkyCountry, WY

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  • EvelynSeptember 02, 2013 - 10:20 am

    OMG: Remote viewing has been enabled!

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