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McNeil says no to oversight

EDITOR: At the Cameron Park CSD meeting on Feb. 13, several items were discussed that proved to be very revealing about Scott McNeil’s either lack of seriousness or understanding when it comes to his fiduciary responsibilities to the taxpayer of Cameron Park as a member of the Community Services District Board of Directors. The first […]

Cameron Park GM

EDITOR: The Cameron Park CSD general manager, Mary Cahill, receives a salary of $100,000 a year plus benefits and is given 36 days off per year with pay. This means she works about 10.5 months per year. As a result of the actions of the male members of the Board of Directors at the October […]

Cameron Park board member out of control

EDITOR: The Cameron Park CSD has a rogue board member. This director is Scott McNeil. The reasons for him taking the positions that he does is because he does not have the intellect or aptitude to operate in a logical or rational manner. The methods he uses to survive are verbal attacks on other board […]

Skate park face off

A minor dustup over the skate park at Christa McAuliffe Park occurred Wednesday night between the board of directors of the Cameron Park Community Services District and several residents. The tempest began when resident Bill Carey complained the park is frequented by youths drinking alcohol, using drugs and skating without helmets. More recently, spray painted […]

Cameron Park inks 5-year Cal Fire deal

The Wednesday night board meeting of the Cameron Park Community Services District (CPCSD) was relatively sedate, with contracts and resolutions occupying most of the agenda. Approved was a five-year, $10.2 million, contract with Cal Fire for fire protection. The base cost for 2013-2014 will be $1.9 million plus a 2.5 percent escalator for years two through five. […]

Cameron Park CSD: Front desk help for CPCSD sent to committee

A decision to hire or not hire a permanent front desk person was sent to the Budget and Administration Committee for further study after a lengthy discussion by the Cameron Park Community Services District board on Wednesday night, Feb. 20. Currently the district is using temporary help to cover the front desk. General Manager Mary […]

The Cameron Park community deserves better

EDITOR: Immediately upon opening the May board meeting, Cameron Park CSD Board President Shiva Frentzen read an e-mail written by board member Scott McNeil with district counsel, staff and the public present. McNeil had “safety concerns” for himself, staff, women and children who attend CSD Board meetings indicating he felt “intimidated” by Gerald Lillpop’s abrasive […]

Thanking Scott McNeil

EDITOR: I would like to thank Scott McNeil for his attempt to stifle my public descent. One of the most frustrating things about being a property-owning, tax-paying, voting citizen of Cameron Park and going to the board meetings is watching the fiscally unsustainable spending that the CSD perpetuates. Due to Mr. McNeil’s efforts an article appeared […]

Dog park drawing flak

Dog owners are lining up on opposite sides of the fence in a dispute over whether or not to build a dog park on a half-acre section of Hacienda Park in Cameron Park. On one side of the issue are members of the El Dorado Dog Owners Guild (EDDOG) who have raised approximately $40,000 to […]

Cameron Park CSD’s McNeil steps down from Dist. 2 supe’s race

In a surprise announcement, Scott McNeil issued a statement on Monday stating that he had decided to withdraw from the race for District 2 Supervisor. McNeil is currently a member of the Cameron Park Community Services District board. McNeil said his decision was based on this not being the right time for him to run, […]

Tucker optimistic about new role on Cameron board

CAMERON PARK — Scoldings from the public, a firing and a resignation — the Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors’ recent past might make someone think twice about joining these headline makers. Sean Tucker didn’t flinch. The 43-year-old husband and father of two happily submitted his résumé to the board after Director Rich Green resigned […]

Cameron Park CSD appoints new director

CAMERON PARK — The Cameron Park Community Services District voted to add its newest member Thursday night, filling the vacancy left by former director Rich Green’s sudden resignation in May. In an unanimous vote, longtime Cameron Park resident Sean Tucker was elected to take Green’s spot on the CSD’s Board of Directors. “I am honored […]

Cameron GM claims wrongful termination

CAMERON PARK — Former Cameron Park General Manager Fred Smith has joined a handful of residents in the community in claiming his March 24 termination was in violation of the Brown Act. In a formal demand letter to the Board of Directors that voted 3-2 in favor of not renewing his contract, Smith writes that […]

Cameron Park to hold skatepark town hall

CAMERON PARK — Several weeks after the locks were taken off of the gates, the Cameron Park Skatepark is back in the spotlight again. The Cameron Park Community Services District will host a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. May 6 at the Cameron Park Community Center assembly room, 2502 Country Club Drive. Because of […]

Dupray named Cameron Park CSD interim general manager

CAMERON PARK — The Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors held a special meeting on Friday, April 8, to deal with critical issues that couldn’t wait until the next regular meeting on April 20. One action item involved naming former El Dorado County supervisor Rusty Dupray as interim general manager of the CSD. […]

Loose cannon at Cameron Park CSD

EDITOR: Cameron Park Community Services District Board President Scott McNeil is a loose cannon and should be removed from our board. At a March 29 special meeting the board was in closed session for so long that the public went home before they reported back to open session. An interesting discussion ensued during the final moments […]

Cameron skate park reopens

The gates of Cameron Park’s skate park were reopened Wednesday morning, more than two weeks after they were locked shut over concerns of vandalism and other community disturbances. The Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors, in a unanimous vote, reversed its March 16 decision after hearing local reaction during its Tuesday night meeting’s […]

A sad day for Cameron Park

EDITOR: Scott McNeil and Greg Stanton, did you not run for the Cameron Park Community Services District board in order to serve our community? Yet in only three months you have done more harm and disservice to the community than most directors are able to do in several terms in office. Your vote to dismiss Fred […]

Cameron Park CSD double-cross

EDITOR: I heard it through the grapevine that the Cameron Park Community Services District held a special session last night (March 29) to discuss the Christa McAuliffe skatepark. I have no idea if the public was even invited to this meeting. It was not published on the Website’s calendar, which still shows a Town Hall […]

Cameron Park voters have been sold out

EDITOR: Cameron Park voters have been sold out by two new board members who promised positive change durning the campaign but are not delivering the goods. New board members Greg Stanton and Scott McNeil have no previous political experience. Other than attending a couple of board meetings leading up to the 2010 election they have […]

Cameron skate park closed

After evaluating a string of incidents and complaints stemming from Cameron Park’s skateboard park at Christa McAullife Park, the community services district’s board Wednesday night voted to close the facility effective immediately. The closure recommendation had been presented to the board by the community’s “Skate Park Ad Hoc Committee,” which was created last August to […]

Stanton wants a ‘brand Cameron Park’

Greg Stanton’s vision for Cameron Park includes more civic events, a dog park and a walkable town center, “if not in my lifetime, at least in my kids’.” “We have this bifurcated community because of the freeway, but so does El Dorado Hills, and they overcame it; so can we,” he said. “We just need […]

Cameron Park designs its future

Cameron Park has had a strong sense of identity since it was first envisioned by Larry and Ruth Cameron, who purchased the 5,000-acre ranch in the 1950s. If a community is defined by what it is not, you will hear residents say, “We’re not Placerville and we’re not El Dorado Hills.” They are pretty sure […]

5 vying for 3 seats on Cameron Park CSD board

By Mike Roberts Mother Lode News The Cameron Park Community Services District is unique in El Dorado County in that it also serves as a local fire district, a service it outsources to Cal Fire. The board has five members. They serve four year terms. Current Directors Rich Green and Alan Clarke are two years […]

5 vying for 3 seats on Cameron Park CSD board

Mother Lode News The Cameron Park Community Services District is unique in El Dorado County in that it also serves as a local fire district, a service it outsources to Cal Fire. The board has five members. They serve four year terms. Current Directors Rich Green and Alan Clarke are two years into theirs. The […]

Heard over the back fence: Fountain-Tallman Museum reopens

PREVENTING DIETING: John Chapman sent me the following “Aunty Acid” statement: “I have a condition that prevents me from dieting. It’s called being freakin’ hungry.” MUSEUM REOPENED: The Fountain & Tallman Museum, 524 Main St., Placerville, aka the “little museum on Main Street,” has reopened after significant restoration of its masonry. The museum is open Wednesday through […]

Heard over the back fence: Fountain-Tallman Museum reopens

PREVENTING DIETING: John Chapman sent me the following “Aunty Acid” statement: “I have a condition that prevents me from dieting. It’s called being freakin’ hungry.” MUSEUM REOPENED: The Fountain & Tallman Museum, 524 Main St., Placerville, aka the “little museum on Main Street,” has reopened after significant restoration of its masonry. The museum is open Wednesday through […]

Roundup: April 9, 2014

Softball Union Mine 12, Galt 0 — Beth Hammer allowed two hits in six innings, struck out 11 and went 3-for-5 at the plate with 4 RBIs in Tuesday’s Sierra Valley Conference game. Shyanne Winje was 3-for-5 with two doubles and 4 RBIs; Miah Linson (double), Calista Almer and Madelyn Heape also each had three […]

District 4 candidate

EDITOR: I am writing this letter to warn voters in District 4 of the mistake they would be making by voting for Scott McNeil to be their supervisor. I have watched this man for three-plus years as a board member of the Cameron Park Community Services District and he has been a complete disaster, not […]

Roundup: April 4, 2014

Baseball  Oak Ridge 4, Pleasant Grove 1 — The Trojans broke a 1-all tie in the top of the 10th inning  Thursday. Tyson Solis (2-for-5, double) joined Erik McNeill (double) and Brogan Cooper (2-for-4) in the Trojans’ nine-hit attack. Austin Root went 7 innings and Cooper the last 3. Oak Ridge 0, Pleasant Grove 10 […]

Commercial builders float own initiative

A new ballot initiative that would quash the anti-growth initiatives currently being circulated in the county is now making the rounds in search of signatures. Sponsored by Region Builders, a Sacramento-based group of commercial builders, architects and engineers, the initiative is called Control Growth to Fix Our Local Roads. According to Joshua Wood, who is the […]

Ballot statements sketch portrait of 8 Dist. 4 supervisorial candidates

Outlining their positions and qualifications for the job are the eight candidates running to be a member of the board of supervisors in District 4. Scott McNeil describes himself as a veteran, small business owner and elected member of the local community services district. “More importantly, I’m a husband and father,” he said. McNeil says […]

Recorder gets opponent

With 5 p.m. Friday being the deadline for contestants to formally declare their candidacy, the number of incumbents facing challengers this year is increasing. The latest is Bill Schultz, El Dorado County Recorder-Clerk. He is no longer alone in the race; El Dorado Hills resident Chris Amaral has decided to also run for the position. […]

Briggs to run for treasurer

Adding his name to the list of those running for Treasurer-Tax Collector this year is El Dorado County Supervisor Ron Briggs, whose term on the Board of Supervisors expires at the end of this year. Briggs will face off against C.L. Raffety, CPA. In the District 5 Supervisor’s race, Michelle Sweeney of South Lake Tahoe initially […]

Tucker resigns from CPCSD board

In a surprise announcement at the Feb. 19 meeting, Sean Tucker, president of the Cameron Park Community Services District, said he was resigning from the board, effective immediately. A board member since June of 2011 when he was appointed to take the place of another director, last November Tucker ran for office and was elected […]

CPCSD to expand services for seniors

The Board of Directors of the Cameron Park Community Services District voted to approve expanding the facilities and programs for seniors at its Feb. 13 meeting. The directors reached that decision after hearing the results of a survey of Cameron Park seniors carried out by Vicky Ludwig, commissioner on the El Dorado County Commission on […]

Candidate roster adds 1, loses 1

The candidate field for the upcoming election has increased by one and dropped by one since last week. Joining the fray for District 5 Supervisor is Kevin Brown, a businessman living in Pollock Pines. He will compete against Teresa Piper, a retail clerk from Pollock Pines, as well as four candidates from South Lake Tahoe […]

District 4 election

EDITOR: I have been studying the candidates for the Board of Supervisors in the Fourth District. I was looking at Scott McNeil’s campaign Website and on it, it says, “Scott McNeil is a decorated USAF veteran.” This is confusing to me. Is Mr. McNeil claiming to be a decorated combat veteran of foreign wars or […]

Additional candidates

Since last week some additional people have signed up to run for office in the upcoming election. Taking out papers to run against incumbent Auditor-Controller Joe Harn is Mike Owen, a CPA from Cameron Park. In addition, two new people have decided to run for Supervisor in District 5. They are Kenny Curtzwiler, a businessman […]

Nine eye District 4 election

The slate of candidates running for election this year is slowly filling out. The already crowded field of those running for District 4 Supervisor is now up to nine, including Scott McNeil (Board member CPCSD — Cameron Park), Tim Palmer (educator — Cool), Mike Pettibone (businessman — Shingle Springs), Michael Ranalli (businessman — Lotus), Dave […]

Election field grows

More candidates are taking exploratory steps to run for public office this year. But we won’t know if they are serious until the campaign signs and buttons show up. On a state and national level, voters will fill a number of positions including that of U.S. Representative in the 4th Congressional District, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, […]

Accountablity

EDITOR: The Cameron Park Community Services District general manager Mary Cahill receives a salary of $100,000 per year plus benefits and is given over 30 days off per year with pay (which means she works about 10.5 months per year). As a result of the actions of the male members of the board of directors […]

Integrity

EDITOR: As a resident of the 4th Supervisorial District I was shocked to read on Scott McNeil’s Website for his upcoming run for the Board of Supervisors that his “plan is simple, yet very ambitious: Bring trust, respect and accountability back to this office.” I take this as a direct insult to Supervisor Ron Briggs. […]

CPCSD director’s belligerent behavior

EDITOR: Once again Cameron Park Community Services District Director Scott McNeil’s antipathy towards members of the community was on display at the June CPCSD board meeting. This time Director McNeil objected (vociferously and out of turn) to hand-written signs displayed by community member Bill Carey. The signs depicted the obscene graffiti that had been painted […]

Do something, board president

EDITOR: I am calling on Cameron Park Board of Directors President Greg Stanton to do something to control the increasingly erratic and dangerous behavior of Director Scott McNeil. Month after month Director McNeil has become more aggressive towards the public and several other board members. At the June 19 Cameron Park CSD meeting during open […]

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Motorcycle fatality in Greenwood

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EID restricts watering days

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