Manager’s Monthly Report
Ron Fussell our operations manager has presented this report of the operations and project updates for October 2018.
The crew responded to 14 service calls, 6 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 one service line leak at 613 Oakmont Lane. All of the leaks have been repaired or turned off. Chris has been inspecting and testing our 17 air relief stations of the 4 inspected 3 needed to be replaced. He also found one more air relief station for a total of 18. Juan and Steve completed flushing all of the hydrants for the year.
Shelbie had 9 stock transfers in October.
During the month of October we purchased 1,020,020 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 708,865 gallons. During the month of September we purchased 899,096 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 861,132 gallons.
The total precipitation for the month of October was 1.46”.
Fox Farm Tank Site Update
Randel Wildlife Consulting Inc. and RCA Associates have submitted their reports to NV-5. NV-5 will be preparing a binder and disc by the end of November for submittal to the County. Chris Warrick from the San Bernardino County Planning Department will be preparing the CEQA document (California Environmental Quality Act) and reviewing the CUP application (Conditional Use Permit) for possible approval.
Yard Expansion Update
The trench has been dug and the electrical conduit installed. WT Electric is scheduled to run the electrical wire on 11-14. Power, exhaust fans, alarms, labeling and fire extinguishers still need to be completed to finalize the project.
Winter Parking Advisory
During the winter and the snow season off street parking becomes critically important to provide access for emergency vehicles and for our snow clearing vehicles. Ron and staff are currently checking the roads and placing Green warning tags on vehicles currently impeding proper access. We encourage all shareholders, renters and visitors to be aware because the staff will continue to check access on all our roads and issue these same Green parking warning tags, and the staff has the authority to call for the removal and impound of any vehicles impeding the access for emergency vehicles or our snow plowing equipment.
The current heightened fire danger in the mountains
The extreme heat and low humidity has created an extreme fire danger here in the mountains with the dry brush. We encourage everyone to be observant and “if you see something, say something” and take action. Please report any observed fire hazard situation immediately such as illegal campfires, illegal barbeques, or lit cigarettes being thrown out. We need everyone’s cooperation to protect our community.
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.