Manager’s Monthly Report June 2017

Manager’s Monthly Report

Ron Fussell our operations manager has presented this report of the operations and project updates for June 2017.
The crew responded to 12 service calls, 6 were markings and the others were turn offs, turn on calls, inspect customer shut off valves. There were 10 private leaks identified by AMR. All of the leaks have been repaired or turned off. The crew has been exercising valves and doing meter maintenance. Also Chris is welding the loader chains in preparation for the winter snow season. Juan has been building landscape walls and planting shrubs on Wellsley Drive and Bangor Lane. Shelbie had 5 stock transfers in June.

During the month of June we purchased 490,613 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 1,392,180 gallons. During the month of May we purchased 409,530 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 1,270,475 gallons.

The total precipitation for the month of June was 0.0”.

Tank Site Update
James Owens of NV-5 attended our Executive Board Meeting on July 25, 2017 and reaffirmed and clarified our timelines for the three phases of the Water Tank construction. We continue to work toward having our groundbreaking sometime in Spring 2018 and we will look for completion of the project within 6 months of our groundbreaking. We reviewed the mapping of the pipeline construction presented and the process for attaining the Conditional Use Permit and subsequent Building permits are well underway.

Well #3 Project
Harich Enterprises has been delayed in the rehabilitation of Well #3 however the project is scheduled for completion in the next several weeks. On July 25, 2017 the AVMSC Board approved a motion to have Harich Enterprises install a Variable Frequency Drive on the Well #3 pump to slow the pump down so that we can flow more than one well through the treatment plant. The VFD will also improve the pump efficiency thus reducing our Edison costs.

Update on the Booster Pumps
Aqua Sierra has one problem that they are still working on which is that the flow for
Well #3 is not reading accurately on the SCADA System. We expect this problem to be resolved very soon and other than that everything is else is working as promised in the contract.

Update on Road Maintenance and Repairs
The Board has received bid proposals from two local licensed contractors to complete our priority #1 road repair project and at our July 25, 2017 Executive Board Meeting we approved a contract for Bonafide Earthworks to complete this repair project. Also in June Cumorah Tree Service removed a large tree at the corner of Arrowhead Villas Road and Bangor Lane and our staff widened the access to Bangor Lane for our plows and trash truck to access. Also Juan will complete the building of a landscape wall and plant some shrubs to stabilize the hillside and retain the soil.

Green Waste and Bulk Item Pickup Reminder.
A reminder that the Green Waste Collection date is the last Thursday of the month from April through September. Bulk Item pick up is by appointment only. Please call the office at 337-4259 to schedule your bulk item pickup. Please check the website
AVMSC.COM for all program requirements and schedules.

Mountain residents have expressed concerns about the airplane noise and the FAA rerouting commercial airliners over Lake Arrowhead. A shareholder submitted a copy of the Mountain News article regarding the aircraft noise and the environmental chemical impacts affecting our mountain and reducing all of our property values. We will have Shelbie acquire the petition and we request both shareholders and residents come to our office and sign the petition.

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.

Over the past several months the mountain and the Villas has received an exceptional amount of precipitation. In January 2017 alone we received 19.5 inches of precipitation. We are very grateful for the rain and snow that we have received, however, on February 8, 2017 the State Water Resources Control Board issued a memo extending Southern California’s Water Conservation Regulations and Prohibitions against wasting water.
Although we have had one wet winter season so far and this has helped to ease the drought effects the State anticipates that our drought conditions, especially in Southern California, will return and may last for many years.
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 the Board requests that people do not call the office regarding this issue.

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.