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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019 9:00 am

The Board of Directors of the Crestline-Lake Arrowhead Water Agency (CLAWA) held a special meeting on March 18 at its board room on Crest Forest Drive in Crestline. One of three items on the agenda was to address a request for a Will Serve Letter from Rock Ridge Resources, Inc.

A Will Serve Letter is a formal quote of water and sewer connection fees, issued by a water agency outlining the conditions of water and sewer service to a particular parcel.

Rock Ridge owns assessor parcel number (APN) 0335-331-07. Previously the location of a mobile home park, the parcel is along State Highway 189 in Blue Jay, near the intersection at North Bay Road. It is adjacent to the Union 76 gas station and convenience store located at 27243 Highway 189 in Blue Jay, which is also owned by the Rock Ridge corporation.

Rock Ridge proposes to build a “Blue Jay Village Resort” on the site. A central feature would be a four-story hotel with 46 rooms and facilities to accommodate 150 guests for weddings and other special events. A membership gym is slated to include an indoor racquetball court for use by the public as well as hotel guests.

A brewery (pub) and deli on site would be complemented by a separate malt and coffee shop. A 330-seat amphitheater at the proposed resort would host concerts, weddings, group functions and more.

An informational board at the site states that if the project is not approved, Rock Ridge will restore the property with 65 new mobile trailer homes.

Once the company meets county requirements for permits, a conditional use permit, environmental studies and more, CLAWA will be able to send the Will Serve Letter to the applicant (Rock Ridge) upon completion of requirements.

Bruce Risher, president of CLAWA, said one condition that must be met is for the property owner to provide a second, smaller water tank for the property.

Rock Ridge Resources, Inc. is a petroleum company that provides capital and receivable financing for the management, expansion and development of proven reserves and natural resources.

In addition, the company’s portfolio includes management and development of real estate holdings, substance abuse recovery services, and marketing and recruitment services supporting substance abuse treatment facilities. Through its subsidiary, Serenity Lodge on Meadow Brook Road in Lake Arrowhead, Rock Ridge holds a California State Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation License, and provides treatment to men, 18-years and older.

CLAWA is a state contractor that sells imported water wholesale to approximately 25 retail water purveyors for domestic use and fire protection purposes. This water supply benefits the permanent population along with the many additional people who visit within CLAWA’s boundary seasonally or during weekends.

Heidi Fron can be reached at hfron@mountain-news.com.

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