In the recent election all Board members serving as Officers were reelected, except for Secretary Roger Whitlock. At the August 29 Board meeting, new Director Steven Muro was unanimously elected Secretary. These are now Crestview’s Officers: President: Frank Mezzatesta Vice President: Alma Quezada Secretary: Steven Muro Treasurer: Laurie Bennett Continue reading In only change of Officers, Board elects Steven Muro Secretary. Finances, status of Well #8, and pumping allocations were discussed.
The election results were posted on the Crestview website today. The three newest members of the Board were resoundingly reelected. The two oldest members got essentially no support and were replaced by challengers Steven Muro and Dave Stephenson, who also ran last year. Challenger Katie Teague, who entered the race Continue reading Election results: Chooljian and Whitlock out, Muro and Stephenson in, Bennett, Mezzatesta and Quezada reelected.
The long-delayed 2023 Annual Meeting of Shareholders was successfully held August 16. The independent Inspector of Elections determined that about 55% of outstanding shares were present in person and by proxy. Ballots were handed out, marked, and handed to the Inspector as Shareholders departed. No results are expected before next Continue reading There was a quorum at the Annual Meeting, and votes were cast. No results yet.
We may not have enough shares present Wednesday for a valid annual meeting. Too close to call. Last year we failed to get a quorum by only 4% of the outstanding shares. If we want to avoid a second year in a row of directors–not shareholders–filling vacancies, we must get Continue reading Potential failure of quorum for Annual Meeting on Wednesday, August 16.
We requested email interviews with all Board candidates and sent them all the same questions. We are posting them in the order received. Here are Laurie Bennett’s responses, received August 5. Do you plan to serve for at least a full year if you are elected or reelected. Yes If Continue reading Interview with Board candidate Laurie Bennett
As of August 7, the Inspector had received 183 white proxies and 6 green proxies, covering 26.7% of outstanding shares, just over halfway to a quorum. We still do not know how many green proxies have been delivered to Dave Stephenson and Steven Muro or to Katie Teague, or when Continue reading Latest proxy count leaves quorum in doubt.
Proxy Count. As of August 1, the Inspector had received 162 white proxies and 6 green proxies, covering 23.4% of outstanding shares. This is not even halfway to a quorum. We do not know how many green proxies have been delivered to Dave Stephenson and Steven Muro or to Katie Continue reading Election News Roundup
An anonymous postcard to Crestview shareholders, arriving today, shouts that proxy votes are not “GUARANTEED OR VERIFIABLE.” That is not true, but tarnishing the integrity of the proxy process does fit the most recent election strategy of one candidate, Katie Teague, and will interfere with efforts to obtain a quorum. Continue reading The yellow and red postcard arriving today contains disinformation favoring one challenger.
So far as we can determine, no incumbent candidates are doing anything to gather support for reelection, but two have told Crestview Watch they intend to reply to our interview questions. We suggest readers interested in seeing candidate responses urge them to do so in a comment below and/or email Continue reading Update on Annual Meeting and elections
The draft Annual Meeting agenda (up for Board approval July 25) includes an unfortunate change from prior years. If there is no quorum, there will be no shareholder open forum and no information reports from the GM, Treasurer, or President. In 2022 and 2020, when there was no quorum, almost Continue reading Draft agenda for Annual Meeting allows no shareholder forum or informational reports if there is no quorum.