The Crestview board is poised to adopt tomorrow (November 29) a budget for FY 2022, which begins December 1. If the proposed budget is adopted, this is how our rates will change for each 1,000 gallons of water used: Tier 1 increase from $3.65 to $4.00 Tier 2 increase from Continue reading Our water rates will be going up by as much as 67% on December 1, 2021—just three days from now.
Crestview Watch is taking the rest of the week off.
According to the bylaws, officers “shall be chosen annually by the Board of Directors.” The last annual meeting of shareholders was on April 22, 2021 and the results of the election of directors were announced May 6. Six months have passed and there still has been no notice of a Continue reading Why did Crestview not elect officers after the last annual meeting?
General Manager Robert Eranio told the board on August 26, 2021 that Well #7 had so far cost $1.3 million, including land. The land may be saleable for near its purchase of price $505,000 but $800,000 will be a total write-off. Construction costs would have been in the neighborhood of Continue reading Crestview’s “strategy” for getting permits for Well #8 is to do the same things that failed for Well #7 and wasted $800,000.
All three of Crestview’s longest-serving board members have indicated they intend to step down in the near future. It is not clear they will even stay until the next annual shareholders’ meeting in March. Two have served for 25 years and one for seven years in these unpaid positions. Director Continue reading NEEDED URGENTLY: Three Crestview shareholders to serve on the board of directors.
The board never complies with the provision of the Mutual Water Company Open Meeting Act (“MWCOMA”) that “any matter discussed in executive session shall be generally noted in the minutes of the immediately following meeting that is open to” shareholders. The board meeting agendas available to shareholders have a separate Continue reading The secretive Crestview board deliberately violates the California Mutual Water Company Open Meeting Act at every meeting.
On September 14, 2021, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors denied Crestview’s application for a key permit to drill a new at 191 Alviso, Well #7. There is no appeal, no plausible court challenge, and no feasible way to redesign the project and submit a new application. The 2022 budget, Continue reading Well #7 is dead, but better sites are being investigated.
From the general manager’s report dated October 28, 2021: Well #8 – Currently on hold while the Board and Staff discuss options including requesting additional funding from Calleguas, possible septic tank issues and review of sewer maps from Camarillo Sanitary to identify existing sewer systems within the Crestview service territory. Continue reading Well #8 is in limbo.