Board set to approve new well site evaluation process with shareholder participation.

On October 27, the board will consider a new, robust, and open process to produce unbiased comparisons of the best sites for our next well.  If approved, our November bills will include a letter inviting shareholders to nominate well sites and to volunteer for a Shareholder Advisory Committee (“SAC”).

The … Read more

Results of the invalid election of directors

If there had been a quorum at the June 30 Annual Meeting of shareholders, new candidates Steven Muro and Dave Stephenson would have replaced incumbents Doug Off and Roger Whitlock.  Here are the cumulated votes won by each candidate:

  • Steven Muro         204.71
  • Dave Stephenson 203.09
  • Alma Quezada      147.23
  • Laurie Bennett      
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Well #8 glacier inches along on a meltwater of money.

The Crestview board has approved two contracts to report on the feasibility of connecting the existing dry sewer system near Well #8 to the Camarillo sewage system and connect adjacent properties to this system.  It has also approved funding a preliminary environmental study by the City’s contractor.  These actions respond … Read more

Petition intended to ease the way for a refiled Well #7 permit application hits a snag.

One of the reasons the permit application for Well #7 was unanimously denied by the Ventura County Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors is that the project would be inconsistent with the CC&Rs of the Las Posas Hills Owners Association (LPHOA).  In mid-September, eight members of LPHOA petitioned the … Read more

Why are the do-nothing president and senior directors still filling board seats? 

Since the Ventura County Board of Supervisors rejected its application for Well #7–a year ago–the Crestview board has not considered refiling the application or moving to a different site.  Frustrated shareholders have tried to fill the vacuum by forming two ad hoc groups.

President Sol Chooljian told the shareholders’ annual … Read more

2016 staff report explains our three-tier rate structure.

A recurring issue is whether Crestview’s rate structure is fair, properly allocates costs between groundwater and imported water, raises enough revenue to cover costs and build reserves, and advances conservation goals.  Last month, the board wrestled with whether lowering rates would imperil critical conservation goals.

In November 2015, there was … Read more

Our water rates went down September 1, and the board is poised to authorize an environmental study for Well #8.

The board increased the Tier 1 rate schedule limit from 4,000 gallons per share per month to 8,000 gallons.  This is an effective rate decrease for all shareholders who buy more than 4,000 gallons per share per month.  A letter announcing this change was included in the monthly bills mailed … Read more