Surveillance and Sewage

The Willow Creek Community Services District Board of Directors met for their regular meeting last Thursday. They discussed the process to gain permission to install surveillance cameras throughout downtown Willow Creek. The next WCCSD meeting will be held on December 18 at 8 am./Photo by Bill Vassilakis, TRT contributing writer.The board then turned its attention to the meat of the meeting: Unfinished Business, in the shape of 1) a plan recently taking shape to install a system of surveillance cameras downtown, and 2) an engineering report on a wastewater system that’s been in the works for years. Though the hired consulting engineers were eager to tell their septic system story and be on their way, the meeting’s attention would first linger on the camera plan, which had finally found a forthright critic. Read More →

Sheriff Downey: Law Enforcement Coverage Comes With a Price Tag

Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey and 5th District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg were in Willow Creek on Thursday, March 27, to let residents know that law enforcement coverage won’t be increasing before 2017. Downey told the audience the economic downturn combined with an unexpectedly slow recovery had forced cuts in law enforcement coverage. Read More →

Humboldt County Cuts Patrols During Willow Creek Crime Wave

Residents said the small Eastern Humboldt County town is in the midst of a crime wave, citing at least two armed home invasions, several armed robberies, and at least one major burglary. The County is cutting back on law enforcement despite the increased levels of crime in the area. A single Sheriff’s Deputy will be on duty from 6 am to 6 pm. Read More →

WCCSD Votes to Support Electric Vehicle Plug-In Station in Willow Creek

The Willow Creek Community Service District (WCCSD) Board of Directors threw their support behind a plan to build an Electric Vehicle (EV) plug-in charging station downtown near the China Flat Museum. Read More →

WCCSD Weathers Burst Pipes and Frozen Tank During Snow Storm

Willow Creek Community Service District (WCCSD) Manager Lonnie Danel reported that cold weather over the past month led to pipe ruptures, control malfunctions, and much higher-than-usual water usage for the month of December. Read More →

Willow Creek Project Becomes Top Priority for Humboldt County

Steve Paine, District Manager for the Willow Creek Community Services District (WCCSD), told board members on Thursday, Jan. 24, Willow Creek’s wastewater treatment plan tops the list for capital improvement projects in the county. Read More →

Prop 215 Issues on the Table at Willow Creek Community Services District Meeting

Board members of the Willow Creek Community Service District (WCCSD) came together at 8 am on Sept. 22, for their first monthly meeting of the fall season. Present were Tyler Holmes, Tom O’Gorman, Bruce Nelson, Vonnie Gower and Chairperson, Judy Gower, District General Manager, Steve Paine and Office Manager, Lynn White. Local historian, Margaret Wooden, was in the audience. Read More →

WCCSD Monthly Meeting Highlights

The Willow Creek Community Service District (WCCSD) meeting on April 28 opened with a full board, District Manager Steve Paine, Office Manager Lynn White, and a packed audience in attendance. After various agenda items and minutes were adopted and approved in record time, Chairperson, Judy Gower joked, at that rate, everyone would be out in 20 minutes. Read More →