Crestline Village Water District

PO Box 3347, 777 Cottonwood Drive, Crestline, CA 92325-3347
Telephone: (909) 338-1727 - FAX: (909) 338-4080


Serving water to the Crestline and Lake Gregory 
area since 1954.


Board Meeting Minutes 

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DECEMBER 12, 2000


President Olson called the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of Crestline Village Water District to order at 3:00 PM, on Tuesday, December 12, 2000, at the regular meeting place of said Board at its office in Crestline, California.  


ROLL CALL: Present were President David Olson, Directors William Huckell, C. N. McGehee, William Valko and Alan Clanin.  Staff members present were Manager/Secretary Norman L. Hunt, Attorney Ronald Van Blarcom, Engineer Fred Hanson, Field Supervisor Robert Jobe, System Supervisor Donald Wagner and Office Manager Karl Drew.  Also present was Jim Bode, an associate of Attorney Van Blarcom.  


MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING: On a motion by Director McGehee and a second by Director Clanin, the Board unanimously approved the minutes of the Regular Meeting of November 14, 2000 as corrected.  




REPORT ON MORMON SPRINGS VERTICAL WELL: System Supervisor Wagner reported that the water test for synthetic organic compounds (SOC) that needed to be done for the new Mormon Springs well was completed and none of these compounds were detected.  Oliver Pacifico, from the Department of Health Services, has completed the final inspection of the well and has completed a draft of the letter authorizing the District to begin operating the well.  The District should receive written permission to operate the well by the end of the week.  The abandonment of the test wells at the Mormon Springs site and the Horst site is nearly completed.  


Manager Hunt reported that the District will need to complete SOC testing on all of the District's wells before the end of 2001.  The cost of each test is about $2200, with 18 to 25 tests to be done.  


PROGRESS REPORT ON FUTURE WELL SITES: Manager Hunt reported that he had sent a letter regarding the District's interest in the possible purchase of the property to the owner of the proposed well site.  A copy of the letter was also sent to Mr. Huskey, the owner's agent.  The property owner has not yet responded to the letter.  


REPORT ON NEW 1 MG CHAMOIS STORAGE FACILITY: Manager Hunt reported that Superior Tank was almost finished with the site work.  The District is nearing completion on the construction of the pump station building.  It is estimated that work on this facility should be completed in January 2001.  


URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN UPDATE: Manager Hunt reported that the engineers had sent a letter to the Department of Water Resources, advising them that the updated Urban Water Management Plan would be completed by March 2001.  


LOCAL AGENCY FORMATION COMMISSION FUNDING - AB 2838: Manager Hunt discussed with the Board the effects of AB 2838, which changes the funding of the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO).  In the past, LAFCO was totally funded by the county.  Under AB 2838, which goes into effect on January 1, 2001, the county, cities and independent special districts will fund LAFCO, with each group funding one-third of LAFCO's operating expenses.  


James Roddy, the Executive Officer of LAFCO, has called a meeting of all independent special districts, to be held on Thursday, January 11, 2001, at 2:00 pm, to discuss the impact of the change in funding on individual special districts.  The formula specified in the law appears to put the funding burden for special districts on non-enterprise districts, such as fire protection districts, while enterprise districts, such as water districts, would bear none of the costs.  The law allows for an alternative funding method, if the special districts agree on one.  Under the formula specified by AB 2838 as interpreted by the County's Auditor-Controller, the District's portion of the LAFCO funding is $0.  Under a proposed alternative funding method, the District's annual portion would be $1,596.  


Mr. Roddy has asked that the District General Manager and a member of the Board of Directors for each district attend the meeting on January 11, 2001.  President Olson agreed to attend the meeting with Manager Hunt if he does not have any schedule conflicts.  Director McGehee will attend the meeting if President Olson is not able to attend.  


MANAGERíS REPORT: Manager Hunt reported on the proposed purchase of 1.98 acres of land that is adjacent to the Old Mill well site.  Manager Hunt made a verbal offer of $25,000 for the property and the owners made a counter offer of $32,000.  The District already has an easement across this property to access the Old Mill well site and it appears that the District may have the water rights for this property.  Attorney Van Blarcom is researching the water rights situation.  More information will be provided at the next Board meeting.  


There was a brief discussion regarding the monthly financial and water production reports.  


DIRECTORS' REPORT: Director McGehee requested that the District review its emergency preparedness plan and President Olson had some questions regarding the standby generator's operation.  


As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:00 PM.  The next Regular Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 3:00 PM.

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