Engineering firm hired to review alternative sites for Well #7.

MKN, an engineering firm, has been selected to evaluate potential sites for Well #7. By February, MKN will do an independent evaluation of sites previously reviewed by the Board and deliver a ranked-order report focusing on feasibility and hydrogeology. To make this a “blind study,” MKN will not receive site-specific Continue reading Engineering firm hired to review alternative sites for Well #7.

Record low water sales in 2023 drives cautious spending budget for 2024.

In the last 47 years, only in 1991 did Crestview sell less water than it did in the fiscal year ending November 30, 2023.  Unit sales were 32 percent, and revenues were 43 percent, under budget because of the extraordinary amount of rainfall.  Aware that FY2024 could also be very Continue reading Record low water sales in 2023 drives cautious spending budget for 2024.

Ann DeMartini retained as business consultant; Durrell McAdoo promoted to Water System Superintendent.

Ann DeMartini has been retained as a business consultant.  Crestview will benefit from her 16 years of experience running three local water companies from 1995 to 2010.  She has represented mutual water companies on the board of the Association of Water Agencies and was president of AWA in 2010.  She Continue reading Ann DeMartini retained as business consultant; Durrell McAdoo promoted to Water System Superintendent.

City asks Crestview for more information about Well #8, and Planning Commission hearing will be delayed.

The City has asked Crestview to provide responses to 18 of the 39 comments filed by Well #8 Neighbors Group.  The City needs this information to fulfill its duty to respond to all comments received on its draft Mitigated Negative Declaration.  Crestview has requested that the December 5 Planning Commission Continue reading City asks Crestview for more information about Well #8, and Planning Commission hearing will be delayed.

Shareholders cite 39 failures to make complete disclosures about the Well #8 project. Part 3.

This is Part 3 of our 3-part series on the Well #8 Neighbors Group filing describing 39 deficiencies in City’s Initial Study and draft Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Well #8 permit application.  A permit may not be granted until the disclosure defects are remedied. Part 1 is here. Part Continue reading Shareholders cite 39 failures to make complete disclosures about the Well #8 project. Part 3.

Shareholders cite 39 failures to make complete disclosures about the Well #8 project. Part 2.

This is Part 2 of our 3-part series on the Well #8 Neighbors Group filing describing 39 deficiencies in City’s Initial Study and draft Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Well #8 permit application.  A permit may not be granted until the disclosure defects are remedied. Part 1 is here. The Continue reading Shareholders cite 39 failures to make complete disclosures about the Well #8 project. Part 2.

Shareholders cite 39 failures to make complete disclosures about the Well #8 project (Part 1).

On October 27, the Well #8 Neighbors Group filed 39 comments on the City’s Initial Study and draft Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Well #8 permit application.  A permit may not be granted until the disclosure defects are remedied. Here, in three parts, we publish only the comments themselves, grouped Continue reading Shareholders cite 39 failures to make complete disclosures about the Well #8 project (Part 1).

This is why Calleguas is funding Well #8. What’s in it for Crestview?

Calleguas Municipal Water District is paying for Well #8 so it can have a local supply if an earthquake blocks its 1.3-mile-long Santa Susana Tunnel.  This would replace a small part of the interrupted supply of northern California water into our part of Ventura County.  This picture, from a recent Continue reading This is why Calleguas is funding Well #8. What’s in it for Crestview?

City invites comments on flawed Well #8 environmental document.

The City has posted online an Initial Study of potential environmental impacts and a finding that any potential impacts will be mitigated by changing the project.  The Initial Study is flawed mainly because Crestview did not disclose critical facts to the City.  This post discusses three flaws.  The public may Continue reading City invites comments on flawed Well #8 environmental document.

Crestview to seek volunteer shareholders for committee work.

The Board approved in principle a proposal by Directors Muro and Stephenson to create committees of two or more shareholders led by one Director to address issues that could benefit from shareholder input. Their suggested committees are: Finance and Oversight Planning Shareholder Communications Bylaw Reform IT/Business Intelligence It is expected Continue reading Crestview to seek volunteer shareholders for committee work.