During the past two budget cycles, City of Big Bear Lake staff has been recognized by the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers and the Government Finance Officers Association with four awards for their outstanding budget preparation. This year, staff again presented a balanced budget, and at their June 11th Regular Meeting, Big Bear Lake City Council adopted this budget which includes funding for more than $3 million in Capital Projects in the coming year.

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July 4th Traffic Plan Map

To assist with the increased traffic during peak times on the fourth of July, from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. the Sheriff’s Department in conjunction with the City of Big Bear Lake, Fire Department, California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Caltrans have devised a plan to better accommodate the flow of traffic. This plan will enhance visitor and resident experience for the annual “Fireworks Spectacular over the Lake”.

Motorists will be directed to make only right turns onto Big Bear Blvd. (Highway 18) from Georgia to Temple, they will be further aided by Sheriff Deputies and CHP controlling traffic at all major intersections. Residents of Big Bear City are advised to park on the south side of the Blvd., while residents of the North Shore area are advised to park on the north side of the Blvd. Following the Fireworks show, Marina exists will be open with right turn only option.

Visitors to Big Bear will be able to access three principal routes out of the Valley: the I-10 or I-210 via Highway 18/330, Apple Valley/Lucerne Valley via Highway 18, and Redlands via Highway 38. In addition, motorists will be able to access every location throughout Bear Valley for accommodations.



What is the scope of the project?

The most important maintenance practice is the sealing of cracks that have developed within asphalt pavements. This crack sealing significantly reduces the likelihood that surface runoff will seep into the aggregate base course beneath the asphalt and compromise the structural integrity of the street sec- tion. When the structural section of a street fails, the repair cost is typically very high. The relatively low cost annual practice of sealing these cracks defers the need to employ more costly street rehabili- tation and restoration practices. This project includes sealing various cracks on 65 residential street segments.

What is the project duration?

Work is scheduled to begin in mid June and will take approximately 8 days to complete. Hours of con- struction will be from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We expect the project to be com- pleted by June 25, 2018.

What about parking?

“No Parking” signs with the exact date of the crack sealing will be posted adjacent to the areas of work at least 2 days in advance of the work. If unexpected delays occur, the new date will be posted at least 48 hours prior to the rescheduled date.



BIG BEAR LAKE, CA —Beginning Monday, April 2, 2018, the City of Big Bear Lake’s Public Works Department will be conducting maintenance on the City’s sewer system all along Big Bear Boulevard. Performed twice annually, this preventative measure aims to avoid blockage and build-up caused by grease and other oils threatening the sewer’s

BIG BEAR LAKE, CA – At the February 26, 2018 Mid-Year Budget Workshop, City management shared with Council that despite a winter fraught with light precipitation the local economy continues to prosper. Major revenue sources are performing well and expenditures remain in line with budget projections. The lack of snowfall this winter season has allowed for an excess of funds in the City’s snow budget, giving Council the opportunity to approve a contribution of $300,000 into Snow Reserves to support future snow removal efforts as well as a $300,000 contribution to Street Improvement Reserves continuing the City’s commitment to infrastructure development.


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