Manager’s Monthly Report August 2016

Manager’s Monthly Report

Ron Fussell our operations manager has presented this report of the operations and project updates for August 2016.
The crew responded to 11 service calls, 3 were markings and the others were turn offs, turn on calls, inspect customer shut off valves and meter re-reads. There were 2 private leaks identified by AMR. All of the leaks have been repaired or turned off. The crew has been crack filling roads, street sweeping, working on the yard expansion and finished the Well #5 house. Shelbie had 5 stock transfers in August, and has the new phones in the office.

During the month of August we purchased 1,067,396 gallons of water from CLAWA and our well produced 701,654 gallons. During the month of July we purchased 1,322,464 gallons of water from CLAWA and our well produced 848,236 gallons.

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

The Board on August 26, 2016 passed a motion to purchase a new trash truck from
Ray Gaskin Services of Fontana. We expect delivery of the new trash truck by October 1, 2016 and Ron will pick it up. We intend to sell our current trash truck which is 17 years old, has experience numerous mechanical breakdowns over the past two years and presents an ergonomic liability for our employees. The new trash truck will address all of those concerns.

The Board also approved a motion on September 20, 2016 to accept a bid from Aspen Construction to perform an erosion control project on Bangor Lane.

Lastly, the Board also approved a motion on September 20, 2016 to accept a bid from Bonifide Construction for the project to assemble the water treatment plant once it is delivered by ADEdge.

Tank Site Update – NV-5 has been in contact with the Dept. of Drinking Water and stated that the CEQA document will be required to renew our drinking water permit. A direct CLAWA tie in should not require a CUP according to NV-5. RWM and associates is near completion with the lot mergers for the new tank sites.

Treatment Plant Structure Update – As previously stated Bonifide has been given the contract to assemble the treatment plant and has been in contact with ADEdge to verify the exact specifications for the plant assembly.

The staff has been working on many building and yard expansion projects over the past few months. There is the construction of the treatment plant which is still in progress. Also the front parking area has had the asphalt paving redone. We have replaced the concrete work for the front entrance and installed a new front door and tile flooring in the office. We also have a new address sign and AVMSC sign out front and the staff has done some exterior painting of the building including the stairs.
In the AVMSC yard, new asphalt paving has been done to expand the square footage in the yard and the cinders have been moved to a new location for organizing purposes as well as to clear an area for employee parking. A new retaining wall has been constructed along Fleming Creek in the yard. Lastly, Newman Fence Company has put in new fence in the yard and they have utilized any existing fence that was still in good shape. Also the staff has been working on landscaping areas in the yard. AVMSC staff is still continuing with site improvements and building repairs. The yard expansion has been very helpful for the staff to store vehicles.

Update on Wells – Harich Well Service will install a variable frequency drive for our booster pump and will adjust the level transponder in Well #5, and also remove the pump and motor and video the casing to determine the condition of Well #7. The pump manufacturer is working on building the variable frequency drive and we hope to have Harich Well Service complete this entire project within the next few weeks.

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. 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. A recycling bin is available in the AVMSC yard. Call the office for details.

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.