OF THE ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF
OF CRESTLINE VILLAGE WATER DISTRICT
Adjourned Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of
Crestline Village Water District was called to order by
President Olson at 3:00 PM, on Tuesday, June 27, 2000,
at the regular meeting place of said Board at its office
in Crestline, California.
Present were President David Olson, Directors William
Huckell, C. N. McGehee, William Valko and Alan Clanin.
Staff members present were Attorney Ronald Van
Blarcom, Engineer Fred Hanson and Office Manager Karl
were Manager/Secretary Norman L. Hunt and Field
Supervisor Robert Jobe.
Also present was Crestline resident Thom Walden.
OF PREVIOUS MEETING:
On a motion by Director McGehee and a second by Director
Valko, the Board unanimously approved the minutes of the
Regular Meeting of May 16, 2000 as corrected.
Thom Walden addressed the Board of Directors.
Mr. Walden lives within the District's boundaries
and is also a Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester in San
Mr. Walden was removed from the District's
approved list of testers. This list is supplied to customers that have backflow devices
that need annual testing.
Walden addressed several questions and comments to the
Board of Directors.
These questions and comments were in regard to
his feelings that the District is denying him the right
to do business in the District and is denying him the
right of free speech by denying him the right to express
his opinions. He
also alleged that the District has defamed his character
by removing his name from the approved list of testers
and by the negative comments that have been made to his
former customers. He
also stated that since he has a state contractors
license, pursuant to the State Constitution and case
law, the District is illegally disciplining him by
denying him the right to conduct business within the
also claimed that there appears to be several
irregularities in the District's Cross-Connection
Control Program due to the alleged improper conduct by
the person who coordinates the program, inconsistent
enforcement and by not requiring backflow prevention
devices for customers that have high copper levels in
their household plumbing.
Board asked Mr. Walden if he would submit his questions
and comments in writing so that these items can be
investigated before the next meeting.
He agreed to do so.
ON MORMON SPRINGS VERTICAL WELL:
Office Manager Drew reported that the well house had
been constructed, the pump had been installed in the
well and power was run to the site.
The electrician is scheduled to be on the job
next week to install the controls and to connect the
the well is running, further water sampling will need to
be done so that the source assessment can be completed. Once the source assessment has been completed and accepted by
the State Health Department, the well can be put online.
REPORT ON FUTURE WELL SITES:
Due to the schedules of the consultants and the court
trial in progress, Manager Hunt has been unable to meet
with the consultants to review and discuss the best
possible placement of the proposed new well.
ON NEW 1 MG CHAMOIS STORAGE FACILITY:
Office Manager Drew reported that the contractor,
Superior Tank, had begun construction of the tank shell.
The tank will have two 8' rings and two 6' rings.
The first two rings have been installed and the
third ring is in place and is in the process of being
on the forth ring should begin next week.
MAIN REPLACEMENT JOBS - DART CANYON ROAD, CREST FOREST
DRIVE, AND FAULHORN/FIDEN COURT:
Office Manager Drew reported that about a total of
4,500' of new mains have been installed this year.
Dart Canyon Road, 2500', is complete except for
final paving and 1 service that needs to be connected.
Crest Forest Drive, 1300', has the mainline and
fire hydrant installed, and needs pressure testing,
chlorination, guard posts for the fire hydrant
installed, and final paving to be completed.
Faulhorn/Fiden Court, 750', has the mainline
installed, and needs pressure testing, chlorination, and
final paving to be completed.
Engineer Hanson reported that the permit
application for Highway 138 had been submitted to Cal
Trans for their review and approval.
He is expecting that the permit will be issued
NO. 319, DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATION LIMITATION FOR
FISCAL YEAR 2000-2001:
The Board reviewed the calculation that was used to set
the amount for the proposed appropriation limitation for
fiscal year 2000-2001 at $671,180. The calculation uses the percent change in California per
capita personal income and the percent change in
population within the County of San Bernardino in
determining the appropriation limitation.
On a motion by Director McGehee and a second by
Director Huckell, the Board adopted Resolution No. 319,
determining the District's Appropriation Limitation for
fiscal year 2000-2001 to be $671,180, on the following
roll call vote:
AYES: Directors Olson, McGehee, Huckell, Valko and Clanin
FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PROGRAM:
Office Manager Drew reviewed with the Board a proposed
resolution that would adopt a flexible benefits program
that would allow eligible employees to have payroll
deductions for medical and other insurance to be made
from pre-tax earnings.
This program will comply with Section 125 of the
Internal Revenue Code and will provide a tax savings to
the employees. Several
employees have purchased supplemental health and life
insurance from AFLAC and would like to have the payroll
deductions for this insurance made with pre-tax earnings
rather than after-tax earnings.
The plan would be administered by AFLAC and there
are no ongoing costs associated with the plan other than
payroll costs for setting up the deductions.
The District's auditing firm, Rogers, Anderson,
Malody and Scott, has a similar plan, which is also
administered by AFLAC.
After some discussion, the Board asked that this
item be tabled until next month so that they would have
additional time to review the proposed resolution.
WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION; PURSUANT TO
SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 54956.9; GABLE vs. COUNTY OF
SAN BERNARDINO (San Bernardino Superior Court Case No.
The Board did not enter into closed session to discuss
this item. The
trial has begun and the Attorney Gokoo has requested
that Manager Hunt attend each day of court.
Office Manager Drew mentioned the change to the agenda
in the Manager's Report section.
Categories for the Monthly Financial Reports and
Monthly Water Production Reports have been added so that
when the agenda is posted on the District's Internet
site, a link can be made to the detailed information
relating to these items.
The District's Internet address is http://cvwater.eee.org.
there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned
at 4:05 PM. The next Regular Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 18,
2000 at 3:00 PM.