Manager’s Monthly Report
Ron Fussell our operations manager has presented this report of the operations and project updates for December 2017.
The crew responded to 12 service calls, 4 were markings and the others were turn offs, turn on calls, inspect customer shut off valves. There were 19 private leaks identified by AMR and no service line leaks. All of the other leaks have been repaired or turned off. Juan is heading up a meter maintenance and meter location project and has started entering the information into our AMR program. Shelbie had 6 stock transfers in December.
During the month of December we purchased 800,628 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 849,728 gallons. During the month of November we purchased 917,048 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 919,817 gallons.
The total precipitation for the month of December was 0”.
Tank Site Update
James Owens of NV-5 prepared the pre-application documents that have been submitted to Chris Warrick at the San Bernardino County Planning Department. They will review them and provide access to a web portal through which we can upload and download documents associated with the application. James Owens thought that we should hear from the County within a week or two and expect to meet with them in the very near future. We have requested RWM and associates return the lot merger paperwork if they are not able to complete the merger and issue a new APN# by Wednesday January 31, 2018.
Update on Road Repairs and Improvements
The Board approved the in-house completion of priorities #2 and #3 of the road repairs identified by Ralph Wagner which will save between $30,000 and $40,000. There are currently 18 more sites that have been identified by Ralph Wagner and Ron Fussell which equate to over 50 tons of asphalt repair which the Board also approved to be done in-house.
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. The Board has no plans of lifting the building moratorium anytime within the foreseeable future as water availability is only one of the factors influencing our need for the 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 stay in force and we request that people not call the office regarding this issue.
The company encourages shareholders, vacationers, visitors and renters to continue to visit the different areas of our 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 (909) 337-4259.