Manager’s Monthly Report
Ron Fussell our operations manager has presented this report of the operations and project updates for September 2018.
The crew responded to 15 service calls, 9 were markings and the others were turn offs, turn on calls, inspect customer shut off valves. There were 16 private leaks identified by AMR and there were no service line leaks. 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. Juan and Steve are flushing all of the hydrants and they are 50% complete. Shelbie had 3 stock transfers in September.
No paving was done in September because the crew was working on the current yard expansion and construction of the new storage facility for flammables.
During the month of September we purchased 889,096 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 861,132 gallons. During the month of August we purchased 1,006,060 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 840,220 gallons.
The total precipitation for the month of September was again 0.0”.
Fox Farm Tank Site Update
Two separate proposals one from Randel Wildlife Consulting Inc. for a biological review and the second proposal from RCA Associates for a Cultural Survey and analysis were approved. Randel Wildlife Consulting Inc. has completed task #1 and NV-5 will be forwarding their findings to the State and Federal Division of Wildlife. RCA has completed task #1 and #2 and expects to submit their final report by the end of October.
Yard Expansion Update
The Allied Storage Container has been delivered and placed on the concrete slab. Power, exhaust fans, alarms, labeling and fire extinguishers still need to be completed to finalize the project. This unit will be OSHA compliant to store fuel, paints, oils and all of our gas powered small equipment. The crew will be installing all of our fencing in-house and Ron is currently doing price comparisons for parts and materials to complete the fencing of the yard expansion 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.