Monthly Archives: August 2014

Recurrent Hearing on 19AUG

20140318 CarOn Tuesday August 19th the Board of Supervisors will decide whether to issue Recurrent Energy a conditional use permit and zoning change to install a massive 262 acre solar project just west of Hwy-14 and north of Camelot Blvd. The community of Mojave is universally opposed to this project due to the dust and corresponding health risks, since the project is only 1,400 feet upwind of a densely populated area of Mojave Gardens and downtown Mojave.

20140318 DustResidents and property owners are encouraged to go to the hearing in Bakersfield on the 19th at 2pm. There will be a video teleconference set up at the Vets hall on O St in Mojave, and there will also be rides to transport people to Bakersfield to demonstrate their concern over this issue. Residents interested in going to Bakersfield in person will meet at the Vets hall at 12:00 on the 19th, departing promptly at 12:30.

20140318 SignMojave is supportive of renewable energy, but residents and civic organizations and businesses are united in their position that this is the wrong location for this project. We cannot risk the health and safety of our children and elderly, and the thousands of long-term jobs that have been created in Mojave in the last several years.

Habitat for Humanity Starts Building in Mojave!

IMG_20140809_101858_232August 9: For the first time in Mojave, Habitat for Humanity is in the process of rehabilitating a house in downtown Mojave. The house, 15556 K Street, is on the southeast corner of K and Trinity and was recently donated to Habitat by the family of the previous owner. The house, is undergoing massive restoration, including reinforcing and pouring a new foundation, a totally renovated kitchen, all new windows and doors, and updated bathroom, new roof, walls and interior paint. Habitat’s full time construction manager Eric Mosby is on site five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday, coordinating new construction and materials.

IMG_20140809_101944_431This branch of Habitat is located in Bakersfield, and is looking for volunteers from Mojave community to help out during the week, and especially on Saturday. If Habitat can get greater community participation they can rehabilitate additional homes in Mojave; and if there is overwhelming community support there is the possibility of new home construction.

habitat-for-humanity-logoThe Mojave Foundation is an avid supporter of Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit 501c3 organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia dedicated to restoring and constructing safe, healthy housing to families around the world. Recipients of Habitat homes must be employed and undergo an extensive screening process. Contrary to popular myth, homeowners purchase the home, which is relatively inexpensive due to volunteer labor and donated materials, but are responsible for maintaing the property and are required to invest substantial levels of “sweat equity”. If you are interested in volunteering, please call Habitat’s volunteer coordinator, Pat Rhodes at 661-861-8449, or email at hfh-pat@sbcglobal.net. Click here for the global Habitat for Humanity organization; click here for the Bakersfield Habitat for Humanity branch.

New Neighborhood Watch Signs are Up!

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Brand new sign 

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Weathered sign at M and Inyo streets

Debbie Crocoll from Mojave’s Neighborhood Watch group was happy to annouce that the vandalized, sun-faded, weathered and worn Neighborhood Watch signs at M and Inyo streets and also at L and Cerro Gordo streets were replaced by Mojave Foundation volunteer Leon Ryder early this week. The new signs look great!

Contact Debbie if you would like to order an extra large (18″X 24″) Neighborhood Watch sign for $28.00 including shipping and tax.
Thank you again, Leon Ryder for your continued dedication to helping keep Mojave SAFE and BEAUTIFUL!
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