Manager’s Monthly Report
Ron Fussell our operations manager has presented this report of the operations and project updates for February 2018.
The crew responded to 18 service calls, 5 were markings and the others were turn offs, turn on calls, inspect customer shut off valves. There were 25 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 8 stock transfers in January.
During the month of February we purchased 698,332 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 1,038,206 gallons. During the month of January we purchased 821,304 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 1,071,846 gallons.
The total precipitation for the month of February was 2.09”.
Fox Farm Tank Site Update
James Owens of NV-5 is awaiting further correspondence from the San Bernardino County Planning Department. At this time we have 14 requirements and/or permits to be obtained which the County stated could take at least 6 – 12 more months. On March 15, 2018 we had a telephone conversation with Mr. Owens and he stated that the County may take several more weeks to complete their review and Mr. Owens has requested that AVMSC be exempted from the requirement of obtaining a Conditional Use Permit. We hope to receive official notice of the County’s decision regarding that review within the next few weeks. Mr. Owens will also send us a cost proposal for completion of the environmental and cultural investigations that will need to be completed this spring and summer. We still hope to be able to break ground on our Fox Farm Tank Project by the end of summer or early fall 2018.
Well #5 Control Panel
Aqua Sierra has submitted a bid proposal for the construction and installation of a new control panel for Well #5. We hope to have this project completed by the end of May or early in June.
Update on Road Repairs and Improvements
Road improvement projects conducted by our in-house staff will be starting in April and will continue until October. We ask our residents to be cautious of our flagging crews and we will do our best to avoid having to close down any roads for any extended periods.
New Yard Expansion Project
The crew will be starting another project to expand our storage area in the yard by approximately 1200 sq. feet. With the exception of some tree removal and some fencing all of the expansion work will be completed by our in-house staff and equipment. We plan to begin this project in spring and complete it by fall.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 337-4259.