OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF
OF CRESTLINE VILLAGE WATER DISTRICT
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
was a brief discussion regarding the monthly financial and water production reports.
REPORT: Director McGehee requested that the District review its emergency preparedness plan and President Olson had
some questions regarding the standby generator's operation.
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.