Formation of Baldwin Lake Fire Protection District or Annexation to the Big Bear City Community Services District and Detachment from the San Bernardino County

Summary

SCH Number
2014041099
Lead Agency
San Bernardino County Local Agency Formation Commission (San Bernardino County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO))
Document Title
Formation of Baldwin Lake Fire Protection District or Annexation to the Big Bear City Community Services District and Detachment from the San Bernardino County
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received

Document Description
The reorganization request was for the formation of a new fire protection district for the Baldwin Lake community; while the LAFCO potential modification is to annex the territory to an existing local service provider. In the application materials submitted to LAFCO, the applicant for the Original Proposal for LAFCO 3172 provides several reasons why the creation of a new fire protection district appears to be the only way to maintain the current level of service provided by the Baldwin Lake Volunteer Fire Department, which currently operates as a volunteer entity under the jurisdiction of the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District. The primary rationale is that, due to distance from the nearest county Fire station in the community of Fawnskin and slow response by the Big Bear City Community Services District under automatic aid, the only alternative is to form a fire protection district for the community of Baldwin Lake to preserve the current Voluntary Fire Department. The second half of this rationale is that the BLVFD has been sustained by a single individual's efforts. Therefore, the application concludes that creation of a new fire protection district can provide the financial resources necessary to sustain the higher level of fire protection and emergency service currently provided to the community by the BLVFD.

Contact Information
Kathleen Rollings-McDonald
San Bernardino County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO)
215 North D Street, Suite 204
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0490

909 383 9900

Location

Coordinates
34°16'26"N 116°48'31"W
Counties
San Bernardino
Total Acres
4800
State Highways
Hwy 18
Other Location Info
Baldwin Lake

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Formation, Annexation and Detachment)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Formation, Annexation and Detachment
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Wetland/Riparian Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 8 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Emergency Services, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 8 Resources Agency
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