President Sol Chooljian started, then stopped, and this month restarted a project to determine if there is a better site for Well #7 than 191 Alviso. Nobody knows his thinking (the board was not involved), but there are at least six reasons to do a comprehensive site selection process, all Continue reading Six Good Reasons for Crestview’s New Site Selection Committee
There are rumors of organizing activity for a group to compare 191 Alviso (which was rejected by the County Board of Supervisors) and alternative sites for a new well, but we have nothing concrete to report. Chooljian had shut down the alternative sites investigation in March but announced at the Continue reading Status of three issues we are following
Last week, officials of Crestview and Calleguas separately told different Crestview shareholders that Calleguas cannot demand emergency water under the Well #8 contract if meeting the demand would diminish the amount of water Crestview is able to pump and distribute to shareholders. They explained that Calleguas’s main motivation for funding Continue reading Well #8 water shipped to Calleguas cannot reduce groundwater available to shareholders, say Crestview and Calleguas officials.
When will the lower rate schedule go into effect? When will the report of how many votes each director candidate got in the June 30 “non-meeting” be posted? How will the announcement that there is a committee to “look at alternatives” for a new well be implemented? We are following Continue reading Issues we are following
Tier 1 will increase from 4,000 gallons per share per month to 8,000. This will lower our monthly bills because we will get more at the Tier 1 rate of $4.00 per 1,000 gallons and less at the Tier 2 rate of $8.10 and the Tier 3 rate of $15.50. Continue reading The board lowered our water rates, risking more difficulty meeting conservation goals next year.
The board considered and rejected two options for continuing the 2022 annual meeting so that a quorum could be obtained and more votes collected. Instead, it decided to declare it a failed meeting and do nothing until next year. Voting for this were Directors Whitlock, Quezada, and Bennett. Directors Chooljian Continue reading Next election of directors to be in spring 2023, plus other news about the June 30 shareholders’ “non-meeting.”
Our post How private septic systems are blocking Well #7–and how to solve the problem has generated comments by two knowledgeable shareholders with different perspectives. We recommend you read those–and check in every time you are online. We cannot send you email alerts for each new comment, but will look Continue reading Please see the excellent comments on our post on the septic system obstacle to Well #7.
We are just barely on pace to achieve our drought response goal of not importing any water before September 30. Should we lower rates and risk falling short of this goal, or keep rates high to constrain demand? The board will consider that question on August 11. If it were Continue reading Board to decide whether to lower our rates or keep them high to avoid even higher rates and severe use restrictions.
Our general manager and outside legal counsel have presented to the board an after action report on the June 30 annual meeting and options. Three options are presented, and we have our own suggestions. We applaud the authors for assuming the objective is to hold annual shareholders’ meetings that have Continue reading At its August 11 meeting, the board will consider staff proposals to improve annual shareholders’ meetings.
In order to fit better with Crestview’s regular Thursday board meetings, we are moving our mid-week posting schedule from Wednesday to Thursday. Instead of receiving your email announcing the post at dawn on Thursday, you will get it at dawn on Friday. Our Sunday posting schedule is unchanged, and you Continue reading Announcing a new publication schedule for Crestview Watch