Manager’s Monthly Report
Ron Fussell our operations manager has presented this report of the operations and project updates for August 2017.
The crew responded to 11 service calls, 5 were markings and the others were turn offs, turn on calls, inspect customer shut off valves. There were 12 private leaks identified by AMR. All of the leaks have been repaired or turned off. The crew is crack filling and doing meter maintenance and the new Well House for Well #3 has been completed. Chris is 90% complete with welding the loader chains. Shelbie had 8 stock transfers in August.
During the month of August we purchased 1,194,930 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 1,054,031 gallons. During the month of July we purchased 654,126 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 1,500,589 gallons.
The total precipitation for the month of August was 0.36”.
Well #3 Project
The Well #3 rehabilitation has been completed and samples were approved by the laboratory and the well was put back on-line on 8/16/2017. Harich Enterprises has submitted a full report and determined that Well #3’s safe yield is very good at 40 GPM. The VFD panel for Well #3 has been installed and they still have to run the electrical and have Aqua Sierra program the SCADA.
Update on Road Maintenance and Repairs
The priority #1 road repair project which is the 503 West Victoria project has been completed by Bonifide Earthworks, and the crew constructed a stackable retaining wall on the uphill side of the project. We will also be seeding with groundcover in an effort to retain the hillside and reduce erosion.
Progress Report on the Green Waste Program and Bulk Item Pickup
The Green Waste Program is in operation and has been very successful. The Green Waste pickup day is the last Thursday of the month from April – September, so the last pickup for 2017 will be on September 28th. Again we have had some odd items left out so remember green waste must be in large trash bags only, no regular trash, construction debris, tree branches, appliances, etc. The Bulk Item pick up is also going well, but again this is by appointment only, so please call the office at 337-4259 to schedule your bulk item pickup.
Please check the website: AVMSC.COM for all program requirements and schedules.
Mountain residents have expressed concerns about the airplane noise and the FAA rerouting commercial airliners over Lake Arrowhead. A shareholder submitted a copy of the Mountain News article regarding the aircraft noise and the environmental chemical impacts affecting our mountain and reducing all of our property values. We will have Shelbie acquire the petition and we request both shareholders and residents come to our office and sign the petition.
We recently had a meeting with Henry Herrera, a Cal-Fire Forester 1 regarding brush clearing, fuel reduction and chipping services provided by Cal-Fire and the Fire Safe Council. The State has recently freed up some money for Cal-Fire to provide these services in fire prone mountain areas. Laura Dyberg is the administrator for our local Fire Safe Council and Henry provided access phone numbers for Cal-Fire, The Fire Safe Council as well as contact numbers for other agencies such as Edison and San Bernardino County agencies. Henry also provided brochures and written materials on identifying bark beetle infestations and agencies and programs to help with diseased and hazardous tree removal. Shelbie has the brochures and materials available to all shareholders at the front desk in the office. We hope to have Laura Dyberg make sure that Arrowhead Villas is put on the list to receive the Cal-Fire and the Fire Safe Council services for brush clearing, fuel reduction and chipping beginning in Spring and Summer. We encourage all residents to contact these agencies if they are concerned about diseased or hazardous trees in the community.
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.
Over the past several months the mountain and the Villas has received an exceptional amount of precipitation. In January 2017 alone we received 19.5 inches of precipitation. We are very grateful for the rain and snow that we have received, however, on February 8, 2017 the State Water Resources Control Board issued a memo extending Southern California’s Water Conservation Regulations and Prohibitions against wasting water.
Although we have had one wet winter season so far and this has helped to ease the drought effects the State anticipates that our drought conditions, especially in Southern California, will return and may last for many years.
Recently the office has received numerous calls and questions about lifting our current building moratorium. We have no plans to lift our building moratorium anytime within the foreseeable future as water availability is only one of the factors influencing our need for a building moratorium. Our problems with inadequate off-street parking, access for emergency vehicles and the difficulty for our snow plow operators to find places to safely push the snow are all results of past over-development in the Villas. Also, our current full time residency is approximately 40% – 50% but if that were to expand to potentially 80% – 90% we would not have the water or the facilities to supply our community. So the moratorium will not be going away and we request that people not call the office regarding this issue going away.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 337-4259.