Ramona Water District Considers Waiving Fees for Granny Flats

Ramona Municipal Water District directors next month will discuss a proposal to waive water and sewer service fees for accessory dwelling units built at the same time as a single-family home. Directors reviewed fees for small accessory dwelling units, also known as ADUs or granny flats, at their Dec. 13 meeting. But instead of approving the proposal, they asked staff to research how other water districts manage the fees for those types of buildings.

Ramona Water District Director Jim Robinson Recognized for 20 Years of Service

One of the Ramona Municipal Water District water tanks is getting a new name to honor Director Jim Robinson, who helped nurture a community park and the fairgrounds. The ID-5 water tank off Old Julian Highway between downtown Ramona and San Diego Country Estates is now known as the “Robinson Tank.”

Ramona Water District to Discuss Agreement to Sell Water to Barona Tribe April 12

The Ramona Municipal Water District and the Barona Band of Mission Indians are considering a water sales agreement that would serve a growing reservation population and help the community be better prepared for wildfires, officials said.

The water district’s board of directors will consider the proposal at their meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 at the Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane.

Ramona Water District Directors Discuss Water Rates, Rationing and Proposal for Meters on Wells at Forum

Ramona Municipal Water District Board Directors Jim Hickle and Jim Piva delved into water issues and touched on emergency services at a June 26 meeting sponsored by the American Liberty Forum of Ramona.

About 50 people who attended the forum at the Ramona Mainstage had the opportunity to ask questions on topics related to water rates and services, proposed indoor residential water rationing of 55 gallons per person per day, proposed water meters on wells, and the response to a call for a third ambulance in Ramona.

Ramona Water District Moves to Improve Transparency and Community Relations

Ramona Municipal Water District directors agreed Tuesday, Feb. 9, to three changes that will make them and their meetings more accessible to the public, including moving their meeting times from afternoons to evenings and setting up email accounts on the district website.

Ramona Water District to Decide on Seat Won by Deceased Candidate

The Ramona Municipal Water District board of directors will decide Tuesday how to fill the Division 3 board seat for the next two or four years.

Incumbent Director Thomas N. Ace, one of two candidates running for a four-year seat, won the Nov. 3 election according to the final tally called Dec. 3 by the San Diego County Registrar of Voters. But Ace died in late October at age 73, after voting had already begun.

Ace, who had served on the Ramona water board for six years after a 28-year career with the Lakeside Fire Protection District, earned 1,766 votes while challenger Rex Schildhouse, a retired Navy officer, got 1,654 votes. Schildhouse, elected to the board in 2013, resigned the following year.