Manager’s Monthly Report August 2018

Manager’s Monthly Report

Ron Fussell our operations manager has presented this report of the operations and project updates for August 2018.
The crew responded to 17 service calls, 11 were markings and the others were turn offs, turn on calls, inspect customer shut off valves. There were 14 private leaks identified by AMR and there were no service line leaks. All of the leaks have been repaired or turned off. Juan is heading up the meter maintenance and meter location and mapping project and is entering the information into our AMR Program. Shelbie had 9 stock transfers in August.

During the month of August we purchased 1,006,060 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 840,220 gallons. During the month of July we purchased 1,024,012 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 1,298,266 gallons.

The total precipitation for the month of August was 0.0”.

Fox Farm Tank Site Update
NV-5 has sent us a packet with the drawings, designs and the forms to be completed for our Conditional Use Permit for the Fox Farm Tanks. Currently NV-5 states that 95% of the contract provisions have been met. Last month two proposals by Randel Wildlife Consulting Inc. for a biological survey and report and a second proposal from RCA Associates for a Cultural Survey and report were approved. Currently RCA has stated that they will complete their survey and report by the end of October. Randel Wildlife Consulting Inc. is still working on task #1 and we are hopeful that they will complete their survey and report by the end of the year.

Update on Road Repairs and Improvements
The crew has completed 79 tons of asphalt paving road repairs on Oakmont, Virginia Ct., Sycamore and Community Drive. We have also started installing rumble strips to slow down the traffic in some areas. We have installed a rumble strip at Community and Golden Drive and so far we have received positive comments regarding its effectiveness.
In the coming months we plan to install a rumble strip at Virginia Court and Community Drive and we will be assessing other sites to install these in the Villas as conditions warrant.

Yard Expansion Update
The Board approved a quote from Allied Storage Containers for steel container to store flammables. This unit will be OSHA compliant to store fuel, paints, oils and all of our gas powered equipment. The crew has prepared an area to place the container on, and they have poured a concrete slab today. The container will arrive on October 9th.

Summer Water Conservation Reminder
With the start of the hot summer months we have noted that the water usage has increased dramatically. For this reason we have had to increase our purchases of water from CLAWA. It is important for all shareholders and residents to remember the water conservation tips that Ron and staff have suggested. We encourage the residents to not wash cars or wash off decks and driveways and regulate your landscape watering to conserve water as much as possible at least during the remaining 2 months of summer.

The current heightened fire danger in the mountains
The extreme heat and low humidity has created an extreme fire danger here in the mountains with the dry brush. We encourage everyone to be observant and “if you see something, say something” and take action. Please report any observed fire hazard situation immediately such as illegal campfires, illegal barbeques, or lit cigarettes being thrown out. We need everyone’s cooperation to protect our community.

Update on the Green Waste Program for 2018
The Green Waste Program will commence on the last Thursday of the month from April through September 2018. Please remember yard waste in large trash bags only and please place them at the side of the road for pick up.

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, and call the office if you would like a review of your overall water usage.
Although last winter season was above normal for precipitation this winter is looking like it may be a record low. The State water analysts anticipate that our drought conditions, especially in Southern California, will continue and may last for many years to come.

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 or by phone at 337-4259.