Manager’s Monthly Report February 2017

Manager’s Monthly Report

Ron Fussell our operations manager has presented this report of the operations and project updates for February 2017.
The crew responded to 15 service calls, 4 were markings and the others were turn offs, turn on calls, inspect customer shut off valves and meter re-reads. There were 19 private leaks identified by AMR. All of the leaks have been repaired or turned off. The crew has been sweeping up cinders and preparing some areas for road paving and repairs. Considering the amount of leaks we find weekly we will continue the weekly meter reading indefinitely. Shelbie had 5 stock transfers in February.
The 2nd quarter assessments will be mailed out by April 1, 2017.

During the month of February we purchased 474,232 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 841,393 gallons. During the month of January we purchased 1,302,268 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 805,340 gallons.

The total precipitation for the month of February was 6.55”.

Upcoming Election Announcement
The Annual Shareholders Meeting and Election for the one open Board seat will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017 at 10 AM at the Lake Arrowhead Presbyterian Church on Hwy 173. March 15, 2017 was the cut off date for submission of Letters of Intent to run for the Board seat. One submission was received from the current Treasurer Priscilla Williams. All ballots will be sent out by the Election Committee by April 15, 2017.

Update on the Variable Frequency Drive
The Variable Frequency Drive was installed by Aqua Sierra, WT Electric and Harich Co. on February 27, 2017, however there have been some complications with the integration with the SCADA System. On March 21, 2017 the Board approved a motion for Aqua Sierra to install flow meters and flow switches for both of our booster pumps. Ron and the staff are currently working with Aqua Sierra to resolve some of the communication problems experienced recently with the SCADA System.

Well #7 Update
On March 21, 2017 the AVMSC Board approved a motion for Harich Co. to evaluate and flow test Well #7 for potential rehabilitation of the Well. Ron will also take water samples and send them to the lab for analysis. We hope to rehabilitate Well #7 and bring it back into production as we’ve done with Well #3 within the next 24 months.

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.

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.