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.
At the Annual Meeting, President Frank Mezzatesta reported that the 30-day comment period on the permit for Well #8 is expected to start “any day now,” and the Board is still studying potential locations for Well #7. Well #8 Mezzatesta reported the Crestview-funded, City-managed initial environmental study is only days Continue reading Update on two slow-moving well projects
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.
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.
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 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.
The SAC will have its first meeting Friday afternoon to review the Ad Hoc Committee’s draft criteria for eliminating unsuitable sites from detailed evaluation and for more detailed evaluation of remaining sites. We hear there are 21 or 25 nominated sites, but the SAC will not get the list until Continue reading Shareholder Advisory Committee to meet December 9 to review well site selection criteria.
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.
The Las Posas Hills Owners Association board has decided to “table” the question of having members vote on authorizing water wells until after Crestview’s well site review process is concluded because Crestview may select a site outside Las Posas Hills instead of reapplying for a Well #7 permit at 191 Continue reading LPHOA board tables move to amend CC&Rs to allow water wells.
On November 1, owners of 11 lots (out of about 82) in Las Posas Hills submitted a demand for a special meeting of HOA shareholders to recall all five directors and elect replacements. This is an escalation of the September 6 shareholder demand for a vote to amend the CC&Rs Continue reading Well #7 causing upheaval in Las Posas Hills Owners Association.