Manager’s Monthly Report August 2015

Manager’s Monthly Report

Ron Fussell our operations manager has presented this report of the operations and project updates for August 2015.
The crew responded to 11 service calls in August, four were markings and the others were turn offs, turn on calls, inspect customer shut off valves and meter re-reads. There were 9 private leaks identified by AMR. All of the private leaks have been fixed. Shelbie had 9 stock transfers in August. Juan and Wayne have been exercising all of the street valves.

During the month of August we purchased 1,349,800 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 467,718 gallons. During the month of July we purchased 1,342,400 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 383,771 gallons.

The outside of the Sycamore tank painting has been completed.

The total precipitation for the month of August was 0”.

The Tank Site Project – NV-5 has submitted a change order for the record of survey for the Boards review. The Board will review and discuss this change order with NV-5.

Street Repairs– Aspen Construction will be completing their paving for this Summer season by the end of September.

The AVMSC Board has been dealing with the need for some heavy equipment upgrades for the past few months. We learned that our 721 Case Loader was rated as a class 3 by the EPA and that we might have to do a major engine conversion within the next 3 – 5 year to comply with EPA emission standards. In August we were able to sell our Case 721 Loader and we have purchased a new 2014 Dodge 5500 Dump Truck which is scheduled for delivery September 28 or 29. The Dodge will be used for snow plowing as well as cinder spreading (which will be done at the same time) and also for hauling, paving, brush clearing and for many other purposes that we now have to contract Aspen Construction or other companies to complete. This vehicle should be a major upgrade for the services that we will be able to provide to the community and it is fully compliant with the EPA emission standards and will be for the foreseeable future.

LACSD Manhole Project – As you may have noticed LACSD has been installing and raising sewer manhole covers to road level on Arrowhead Villas Road. They will be installing and raising approximately 80 manhole covers throughout the Villas and the expected completion date for their project is October 10.

Recycling Program Update – Ron says that the recycling program has been very successful and Ron would like to thank the community for their cooperation. The recycling program is for glass, plastic, aluminum and tin cans and cardboard which must be broken down. Please refer to the website for further details. A recycling bin is available in the AVMSC yard. Call the office for details. Ron hopes to expand this recycling program in the future.

Ron also encouraged shareholders, residents and visitors to continue to observe the water conservation requirements and tips provided by the office.

Ron has commended both the staff and the residents for their diligent efforts toward water conservation which has exceeded the Governor’s 25% reduction rate. He would like to encourage our shareholders, renters and visitors to continue in their conservation efforts. In the coming months Ron and the staff will offer the residents new opportunities for further water conservation.

The company encourages shareholders, vacationers, visitors and renters to continue to visit the different areas of this website for good information such as the By-Laws, Company Mission Statement, Calendar of Events, some rules and regulations, the Annual Water Quality Report and a list of phone numbers for associate local agencies including LACSD, the Sheriff’s Dept., Fire Dept., Animal Control, Building and Safety and the Edison Company. The office can be contacted at or by phone at 337-4259.