Manager’s Monthly Report
Ron Fussell our operations manager has presented this report of the operations and project updates for March 2018.
The crew responded to 15 service calls, 7 were markings and the others were turn offs, turn on calls, inspect customer shut off valves. There were 19 private leaks identified by AMR and no service line leaks. All of the other leaks have been repaired or turned off. Juan has been working on repainting street signs and he has also refinished the AVMSC Business/Office sign at the front of the office. Ron is currently spreading wildflower seeds around the Villas street signs and the crew has been cleaning up pine needles, debris and brush around the Sycamore tank. Shelbie had 3 stock transfers in March.
During the month of March we purchased 912,036 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 906,678 gallons. During the month of February we purchased 698,332 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 1,038,206 gallons.
The total precipitation for the month of March was 9.37”.
Fox Farm Tank Site Update
Last month the AVMSC Board was presented with 14 requirements and/or permits to be obtained which the County stated could take at least 6 – 12 more months. The Board is currently consulting with legal counsel to determine if certain legal exemptions may be available to exempt us from certain County Permits and Regulations. We are still waiting for NV-5 to give us cost estimates for the cultural and environmental surveys.
Well #5 Control Panel
Aqua Sierra has ordered the manufacture of parts for the new control panel and they expect to have installation by the middle of 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.
Update on the Green Waste Program for 2018
The Green Waste Program will commence on the last Thursday of the month from April through September 2018. The first Green Waste pick-up is Thursday April 26, 2018. Please remember yard waste in large trash bags only and please place them at the side of the road for pick up.
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 email@example.com or by phone at 337-4259.