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.

Crestview’s offer to “step into the shoes” of septic system owners affected by a new well excludes the biggest potential costs.

In February, Crestview told the City it “will step into the shoes of any neighbor whose septic system repair or replacement encounters any issue arising out of Well #8.”  However, Crestview will only get required permits, leaving neighbors responsible for $75,000 “advanced treatment units,” if required, and costs up to Continue reading Crestview’s offer to “step into the shoes” of septic system owners affected by a new well excludes the biggest potential costs.

LPHOA board taken over by five vowing to approve a new Crestview well.

Five Crestview shareholders living in Las Posas Hills Owners Association ousted the former LPHOA directors in a recall election March 31.  They faulted the former board— for not approving Crestview’s Well #7 and architectural plan at 191 Alviso, for urging the County to deny Crestview’s permit application, and for not Continue reading LPHOA board taken over by five vowing to approve a new Crestview well.

Board amends and advances the Well Site Review Process at March 22 meeting.

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.

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. 

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. 

GM proposing to delete costs and water quality from the well site review process and repeat the rejected qualitative matrix approach.

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.

Seven possible locations for a new Crestview well to get further study.

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.

Crestview will take responsibility for Well #8 impacts on septic systems.

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.

President’s first monthly message to shareholders errs re Well #8 and redundancy.

President Frank Mezzatesta will be writing a message to shareholders on the back of every monthly invoice.  In his first one, he writes about “optimal number of wells.”  He explains that we need two working wells to produce enough water in the hot dry season to meet household and irrigation Continue reading President’s first monthly message to shareholders errs re Well #8 and redundancy.

Shareholder Advisory Committee formed to help identify best location for Well #7.

Regular readers know the Crestview board appointed an Ad Hoc Committee consisting of director Alma Quezada and general manager Robert Eranio to review and compare all plausible sites for Well #7.  They have a work plan, a budget, and a schedule, available here.  By appointing Joel Brown, Dale DeHart, Lewis Continue reading Shareholder Advisory Committee formed to help identify best location for Well #7.