Shareholder Katie Teague told the Board in its March 22 meeting she would be running for election as a Board member. She followed that the next day with a post on Next Door. She joins Steven Muro and Dave Stephenson as announced candidates. We have no information about whether our Continue reading Katie Teague joins contest for a Board seat.
Treasurer Laurie Bennett reported to the Board on March 22 that she has arranged to have our large deposits at Pacific Western Bank moved into insured certificates of deposit under the FDIC’s CDARS or IntraFi program, as of March 23. General Manager Robert Eranio is working with Community Bank of Continue reading Crestview’s bank deposits moving to insured accounts; and we have “banked” 100 acre-feet of groundwater so far this water year.
The Board approved the Ad Hoc Committee’s “Working Document” directing it to prepare a Preliminary Report on six well site options without spending any of the $20,000 budgeted for consultants to develop comparative costs and/or hydrogeological assessments. The AHC wants to reduce the sites under consideration from six to three Continue reading Board amends and advances the Well Site Review Process at March 22 meeting.
The draft “Ad Hoc Committee Working Document” has been revised to request the Board to delete critical parts of the work plan it approved October 27, 2022. The latest version is in the Board Packet here. The Ad Hoc Committee would delete as a “purpose” of the well site review Continue reading Ad Hoc Committee asking Board to cut back shareholder involvement in well site review process and eliminate more sites using “rough” cost information and qualitative points.
Steven Muro and Dave Stephenson, who finished #1 and #2 in the quorum-less June 2022 election for Directors, have kicked off their campaign for election at the 2023 Annual Meeting, the date for which has not yet been set. They have a new website, and flyers are going to all Continue reading Muro and Stephenson running again for Board seats.
The Board resolution creating the Well Site Review Process sought to find “the most viable sites that make the best business sense on a like-for-like comparison” and budgeted $20,000 for hydrogeological and/or engineering consultants. The Board and shareholders wanted something better than the failed qualitative matrix approach previously used. The Continue reading GM proposing to delete costs and water quality from the well site review process and repeat the rejected qualitative matrix approach.
With 15 unsuitable well sites eliminated, seven will get deeper examination focused mainly on costs, water quality, and impacts on neighboring septic systems. 191 Alviso Drive 640 Fairway Drive Las Posas Country Club (easterly end) Luchese Ranch (off Old Coach Drive) Las Posas Equestrian Park (2084 Via Veneto) 215 Valley Continue reading Seven possible locations for a new Crestview well to get further study.
Here is an important update to this post. A recent Crestview filing with the City of Camarillo re: Well #8 states that, in order to mitigate the impact a new water well would have on existing septic systems, “Crestview will step into the shoes of any neighbor whose septic system Continue reading Crestview will take responsibility for Well #8 impacts on septic systems.
The Election Manual and the Board Proxy form discussed at the January 23 meeting was discussed some more at the February 23 meeting and adopted with three amendments: Mailed proxies must reach the Inspector one week before the Annual Meeting (instead of two weeks as originally proposed). It was made Continue reading Board adopts new Election Manual to govern annual shareholder meetings.