Leak of sodium hypochlorite solution at Well #4 caused no harm.

The Water Systems Superintendent’s report to the Board on May 29 noted that the sodium hypochlorite solution tank at Well #4 had sprung a leak, which was quickly contained with no impact on neighbors or the environment.  (Sodium hypochlorite solution is used to disinfect well water before delivery to customers.)  Continue reading Leak of sodium hypochlorite solution at Well #4 caused no harm.

Board reviews timeline for Well #7.

Business Manager Ann DeMartini presented to the Board on May 28 a timeline for Well #7.  These are the milestones and dates: September 2024          Conclude site selection process. December 2024           Complete preliminary cost estimate and site acquisition. April 2025                    Obtain well permit. February 2027             Complete design/engineering and obtain all other Continue reading Board reviews timeline for Well #7.

Board elects Dave Stephenson to succeed Frank Mezzatesta as President.

The Board elected Director Dave Stephenson to succeed Frank Mezzatesta as President.  The vote took place at the April 23 meeting, and the change is effective immediately.  Other Officers were reelected:  Vice President, Alma Quezada; Secretary, Steven Muro; and Treasurer, Laurie Bennett.  Frank Mezzatesta remains on the Board and pledged Continue reading Board elects Dave Stephenson to succeed Frank Mezzatesta as President.

Board to honor Lauri Marino for 25 years of service. Shareholders invited.

The first item on the agenda for the April 23 Board meeting will be recognition of Lauri Marino’s 25 years of dedicated and efficient service to Crestview as Office Manager.  Shareholders are invited to attend the 5:30 meeting at the Hampton Inn, 50 W. Daily Drive, Camarillo.  There will be Continue reading Board to honor Lauri Marino for 25 years of service. Shareholders invited.

Nothing happened at the Annual Meeting.

There was no official Annual Meeting on April 2 because there was no quorum.  Informational reports were given and Shareholders commented.  The FY2023 financial statements, which should have been sent to shareholders by March 18, 2024, were not available.  They will be posted on the Crestview website when received from Continue reading Nothing happened at the Annual Meeting.

Tier 1 rates to increase 33 percent April 1.

The Tier 1 usage rate will go from $2.85 to $3.79 per 1,000 gallons, effective April 1.  This is expected to generate enough revenue to meet the expense budget approved November 28, 2023, plus a new annual fee of $44,000 imposed by Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency. The budget covers Continue reading Tier 1 rates to increase 33 percent April 1.

Board raises rates and may raise them more after further study.

By a 4-1 vote on February 27, the Board raised the $9.00 per share per month Service Availability Charge to $12.90 starting March 1.  The Board will get more information from the rate consultant before making a decision about whether and how much to change volumetric rates for consumption. The Continue reading Board raises rates and may raise them more after further study.

Board to consider 20% water rate increase.

At its next meeting, the Board will consider a consultant’s report stating that water rates need to go up 20% to balance the expense budget adopted in November.  The report proposes increasing the Service Availability Charge (payable even when no water is used) 43% from $9.00 per share per month Continue reading Board to consider 20% water rate increase.

Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be April 2.

The process of electing Directors at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders is underway.  The room at Spanish Hills Club has been booked for April 2, and Director Nomination Forms were mailed to shareholders this week. The same Election Inspector who served last year is available and will be hired. Any shareholder Continue reading Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be April 2.

Well #4 “getting a rest” to ameliorate manganese problem.

Well #4 is offline and will remain so until demand gets so high that Well #6 can no longer supply the whole system.  Well #4 generally produces water containing 50 ppm of manganese, which equals the secondary standard for that contaminant.  High manganese concentrations tend to give the water a Continue reading Well #4 “getting a rest” to ameliorate manganese problem.