Manager’s Monthly Report January 2019

Manager’s Monthly Report

Ron Fussell our operations manager has presented this report of the operations and project updates for January 2019.
The crew responded to 12 service calls, 3 were markings and the others were turn offs, turn on calls, inspect customer shut off valves. There were 23 private leaks identified by AMR. All of the leaks have been repaired or turned off. Juan has been repainting the street signs and doing minor repairs around the shop while Steve and Mike continue doing meter maintenance. Ron stated that all of the air relief stations will be located, rehabilitated and in some cases moved starting this Spring weather permitting.
Shelbie had 5 stock transfers in January.

During the month of January we purchased 1,053,932 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 809,918 gallons. During the month of December we purchased 636,773 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 1,024,478 gallons.

The total precipitation for the month of January was 14.85”.

Fox Farm Tank Site Update
NV-5 has prepared two binders containing the Conditional Use Permit application which as been reviewed and approved by the Public Environmental Health Services Department. The Conditional Use Permit application is now being reviewed by the San Bernardino County Land Use Services Department Planning Division.

Snowplowing Update
February turned out to be a very heavy snow month and we did experience several mechanical breakdowns, however, all of the snow plowing equipment was repaired and back in service within 24 – 36 hours. The staff worked overtime to clear our roads for several weeks. The Board continues to monitor our snowplowing efforts and the staff received many complements and some complaints regarding the snowplowing efforts.
The staff cannot clear driveways, walkways or parking areas because staff cannot legally operate on private property. A list of private snow removal operators is available at the office and we encourage residents to call several of these independent operators. Also the Board needs to remind residents not to shovel snow into the road and not to block the road while clearing your parking area. Shareholders operating as short term rental landlords need to provide snow clearing for the dedicated parking spaces before your rental clients arrive because AVMSC will be immediately towing any vehicles parked in the roadways and impeding access for emergency vehicles or snow plowing equipment and this will be at the owner’s expense.

Winter Advisories
During the winter and the snow season residents leaving their property for more than 24 hours should do one of two things; either leave your thermostat at 55 degrees or shut off your water at the customer shutoff valve to avoid any possible frozen and burst pipes.

AVMSC Election Update
There are two AVMSC Board seats up for election this term and those qualified shareholders interested in running for the Board must submit their signed Letter of Intent no later than Close of Business on Friday March 15, 2019. The Annual Shareholder’s Meeting and Board Election will be held on Saturday May 18, 2019 at 10 A.M. at the Lake Arrowhead Presbyterian Church located on Hwy 173 above the fire station.

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.