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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/12/2016 04:44 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/12/2016 04:44 PM
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Director Davidson Takes Over As CCWD Board President After Director Strange's Cannabis Cultivation Drama

San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras County Water District Board of Directors named District 5 Director Jeff Davidson as Board president at its October 12 meeting. District 3 Director Bertha Underhill was named vice president. Davidson, who was formerly vice president, replaces District 2 Director Strange, who was not present at Wednesday’s meeting. The Board also replaced Director Strange on the Legal Affairs Committee.  These actions were consistent with Board direction from a special meeting called on October 6 regarding Director Strange’s cannabis cultivation activities. See CCWD’s release about the Oct. 6 meeting here.


In other Board news, the District’s construction crew recently completed the rehabilitation of a 200-foot-long spillway at its regulating reservoir, which serves a drinking water supply for customers in West Point and Wilseyville. By using District staff to make the much-needed repairs, the project was completed at a cost of only $22,501. This is a significant savings for the District when considering bids from outside contractors ranged from $70,000 to $90,000.

CCWD General Manager Dave Eggerton also informed the Board that District staff members were able to work with the Regional Water Quality Control Board to secure an amendment to the District’s permit for wastewater treatment operations in Copperopolis. Over the past 10 years, the District has made multiple improvements to the plant in order to meet state standards. However, meeting state-mandated nitrate limitations continued to pose challenges, and it appeared the District would have to spend millions to upgrade the plant in order to achieve compliance. But through collaboration with the Regional Board over the past year, the District was able to reach a solution that allows compliance standards to be met without making costly upgrades.

“This is great news,” Eggerton said. “I want to thank staff for the fantastic work they did. We’re also grateful to the Regional Water Quality Control Board for working with the District to reach a mutually beneficial solution that saves our ratepayers millions of dollars.”

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No Subject
Posted on: 2016-10-12 17:12:52   By: Anonymous
C'mon folks what the hell was the big deal? Let the man supplement his income with Calaveras' latest gold rush.

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    Posted on: 2016-10-12 17:30:09   By: Anonymous
    What did the staff do with the money from the rate increase. Where's all this non grant funded construction taking place. The rate increase generated millions of dollars in revenue for capital improvement projects only. Nothing has happened. Maybe Joel and the GM can do a TV interview it and explain the bottom line to the ratepayers.
    Where's the interest from the $6.3 million dollar loan coming from. And where's the construction.

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      Posted on: 2016-10-12 19:32:43   By: Anonymous
      Drip systems for "legal" grows

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      Posted on: 2016-10-13 08:51:40   By: Anonymous
      There's been a large water main replacement going on in Arnold for several months now, it's price tag was in an article here on the pinetree before it began as being in the 2-3 million dollar range. Guess you weren't paying attention.

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        Posted on: 2016-10-13 09:54:21   By: Anonymous
        They received grant money and a low interest loan. I guess I was paying attention.

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    Posted on: 2016-10-12 19:53:20   By: Anonymous
    Mr. Strange is allowed to have a business and be on the CCWD Board of Directors as President! Why did he resign? Should the other Directors all resign because they consume CCSD water? I think not.

    I feel this was a huge over reaction to the "list" of cannabis farms being wrongly published right before harvest season!!!

    Everyone is entitled to have their own business and live the American Dream!
    Making money during times of opportunity should be encouraged.

    Good luck Mr. Strange. May you find prosperity and continue to guide the CCWD with your wisdom.

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      Re: Clear-Cutting
      Posted on: 2016-10-13 07:20:07   By: Anonymous
      Mr Strange is a dishonest and unethical person, the action by the CCWD Board is a positive step towards clear-cutting these types from Board's in our county. I applaud the CCWD Director's for there action - this needed to be done, and sets a great example that we are going to be taking the high-road on issues in this county.

      Resident & rate-payer in Mr. Strange's CCWD District. . .

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      Posted on: 2016-10-13 20:22:40   By: Anonymous
      Toke up pal.

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    Posted on: 2016-10-13 10:35:41   By: Anonymous
    One down. One for to go - defeat EDSON.

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      Posted on: 2016-10-13 20:23:27   By: Anonymous
      And No on D

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No Subject
Posted on: 2016-10-12 19:36:54   By: Anonymous
Congratulations Jeff! Always a voice of reason!

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    Posted on: 2016-10-12 21:54:43   By: Anonymous
    From the picture used in both articles, there is no way of knowing who's who! Which one is Strange? Why no caption?

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      Posted on: 2016-10-13 06:28:47   By: Anonymous
      Crawl out of your tortoise shell once in a while. These folks are the pillars of the community and can be seen almost every day!
      No need for captions.
      Les (aka skidmark to the libs)

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      Posted on: 2016-10-13 20:24:14   By: Anonymous
      There all strange if you ask me.

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