Manager’s Monthly Report
Ron Fussell our operations manager has presented this report of the operations and project updates for January 2018.
The crew responded to 16 service calls, 7 were markings and the others were turn offs, turn on calls, inspect customer shut off valves. There were 17 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 7 stock transfers in January.
During the month of January we purchased 821,304 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 1,071,846 gallons. During the month of December we purchased 800,628 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 849,728 gallons.
The total precipitation for the month of January was 5.99”.
Tank Site Update
James Owens of NV-5, Chris Shanahan and Ron Fussell attended the pre-application meeting with the County Planning Department on February 14, 2018. There were 12 different County departments represented and each one had at least one requirement to be met. At this time we have 14 requirements and or permits to be obtained which they stated could take at least 6 – 12 more months to satisfy. The AVMSC Board intends to meet with James Owens in the near future to get clarification of the requirements/permits requested and determine what needs to be done and by whom as well as a better indication of the timeline for completion and a revised estimate of the time period for groundbreaking.
Update on Road Repairs and Improvements
The Board approved doing all of the road repairs in-house with our highly qualified staff. Our crew has developed the skills to complete all of the current projects from start to finish. We will be renting some equipment such as a road planer (grinder), mini excavator and a backhoe to complete some of the projects identified by Ralph Wagner, Ron Fussell and Juan Garcia.
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.