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HAD A 50 YEAR OLD MID PROPOSAL BEEN APPROVED – A TRIP TO MERCED ON MERCED FALLS ROAD WOULD HAVE REQUIRED A BOAT! lol

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Judging by the 25 years of traveling Merced Falls Road from the Lake Don Pedro subdivision to the city of Merced and experiencing the traffic first hand, I can comfortably state that many of us utilize this “short cut” rather than traveling HWY 132 into La Grange and then HWY 59 south to Snelling on our way to Merced and else where in the valley.  [I often use both routes (Merced Falls and HWY 59 to Snelling) for a bit of variety on routine journeys – one going downhill, the other returning uphill, just to make that literal “round trip” to Merced and back.]

Did you know our familiar winding Merced Falls Road could have been dramatically changed by a MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT water holding proposal documented in Bulletin Number 131, MARIPOSA AREA INVESTIGATION by the Resources Agency Department of Water Resources in November 1965?  Check out the below map found while researching the water issues of this area:

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The unincorporated area of MERCED FALLS (middle-left side of map and west of McSwain Reservoir [currently known as Lake McSwain], would have been under the proposed SNELLING RESERVOIR!   Much like the town of Bagby on HWY 49 between Coulterville and Mariposa that was submerged due to construction of the New Exchequer Dam, Merced Falls would have been relegated to similar “underwater status” as water backed up from the (proposed) construction of the Snelling dam.  Notice also the massive holding of water on the Merced River east of Bagby along with the many other water holding/diversion proposals scattered about the area.  Absolutely fascinating with all the engineering and planning involved with such major projects.  This doesn’t have anything to do with current LDPCSD issues but I thought it interesting enough to share.

Now on to burn day preparation!  Rain is on the way!

My best to you and yours, Lew

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LDPCSD ANNEXATION RESOLUTIONS FROM 1982-1998 [INITIAL APPROVALS AND SUBSEQUENT REQUESTS]

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Here are the lists of Annexation Resolutions, both requests and approvals, from LDPCSD records.

[NOTE: some of the identified “approvals” were never legally approved and are not currently annexed into the district.  Also, all handwritten notes are mine except for page 3 involving the MISSING RESOLUTION 88-4 involving Lake Shore Ranch]

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MARIPOSA COUNTY PROPOSED “ZERO SPHERE OF INFLUENCE” IN APRIL 1985?

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Well this certainly was an interesting, although labor intensive, little experiment.  When I discovered Mariposa County Planning in April of 1985 had originally suggested a “ZERO SPHERE OF INFLUENCE” for the LDPCSD [ie, the District should not expand water service beyond the approved PLACE OF USE UNDER THE WATER LICENSE] I was curious as to how such a lucid and reasonable suggestion for our predicament had been abandoned, so I just kept reading forward in the timeline.

Jotting notes down by hand or typing them into an open word file was cumbersome but I did not want to just summarize in my own words so I decided a “COPY & PASTE” approach might be more convenient and would maintain the authenticity of WHAT REMAINS OF THIS DISTRICT ANNEXATION HISTORY.  Ended up with a 36 page word document full of  annexation “Minute Snippets” from April 1985 to December 1989.  The only problem was when I tried to insert this word document into a blog post my computer refused to cooperate with the format.  Wonderful!  What next?   The good news was the document would at least print – so TO THE INK AND PAPER!!!   After printing I scanned them into the computer to be inserted like any other JPG image.  (Who would have ever thought I would be talking like this?  lol)

You know, it doesn’t matter what the particular issue is or even to what degree innocent taxpayers are victimized,when you start researching how such OUTRAGEOUSLY UNETHICAL ACTIVITY WAS PERMITTED TO CONTINUE, you will discover there were indeed those who recognized it for what it was at the time and spoke up that it was wrong.  Unfortunately, those attempting to “do the right thing” were swimming against a very strong current of greed and focused desire to obtain something that was not theirs.  Honest and sincere efforts to follow the rules were ignored in favor of big money, special interest corruption and continued deliberate violation of established protective regulations….

…regulations specifically designed to prevent the foreseeable harm

this district has suffered for decades.

ANYWAY, that initial proposed ZERO SPHERE OF INFLUENCE was, not surprisingly, met with strong opposition by the numerous property owners and speculative land developers outside the permitted PLACE OF USE who wanted and demanded the subdivision’s water for their varied purposes.

APRIL FOOLS DAY? 

Is every day for subdivision entitled MERCED RIVER WATER customers who continue to pay for this fraud.

 

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LAKE DON PEDRO TURKEYS WAIT OUT FRIDAY’S DOWN POUR

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Friday, October 28th, 2016

While doing a quick check  for open windows and doors around the house this morning during a heavy down pour of rain just after 10am, I saw some of our “regular neighborhood wildlife” quietly waiting for the opportunity to continue their journey to the natural park down by the creek.   Should be plenty of “action” down there today!  MBTYAY, Lew

 

 

 

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CORRECTION ON “TIME LINE LINK” (May 6 2015) REGARDING THE SWRCB TEMPORARY URGENCY CHANGE ORDER

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Sorry.  Never realized the link to that SWRCB ORDER wasn’t working – likely a result of a late night posting marathon.  lol.

Naturally it turned out to be an 11 page order from the STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD so this morning I had to first print all those pages, scan them into a file, create a blog page, insert the SWRCB pages into that page, and re-post….  oh yeah, and make an excuse for screwing up when they were first presented!  lol

Anyway, the point of posting that specific order was to emphasize the incorrect information contained on page 7 where it states:  “Currently, LDPCSD does not have an alternate source of water.”  BUT OF COURSE WE DID! And it was called the Ranchito Drive remedy well!

PAGE 7 of 11:

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True,  it was only one groundwater well that was used to supply “replacement water” for the MERCED RIVER WATER that was wrongfully leaving the permitted service area of the Lake Don Pedro subdivision (according to water license 11395 and the water agreement with the MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT who holds that water license), but it was an ALTERNATE SOURCE OF WATER never-the-less.

The statement to the SWRCB should have been qualified with a word like “adequate“, “sufficient“, or even “appropriate” to make the sentence factually  correct, such as:

Currently, LDPCSD does not have an ADEQUATE alternate source of water.

Of course, by using such a qualifier in the request, a resulting reasonable question from the SWRCB might have been something like:

After 36 years of operation,  why was no ADEQUATE ALTERNATE SOURCE OF WATER pursued by the LDPCSD?  

But as we all know now, such a question from the SWRCB would have brought up all the illegal water service connections installed outside the MID POU into the discussion – something MID and the LDPCSD certainly wanted to avoid – because having only one groundwater well was an ADEQUATE ALTERNATE SOURCE OF WATER FOR THE SPECIFIC PURPOSE AS A REMEDY TO PAST VIOLATIONS OF THE WATER LICENSE!

Asking the STATE for a special URGENCY ORDER when not following existing regulations already would not be a good starting point – right?

Anyway, sorry about the inoperable link.

My best to you and yours, Lew

 

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20 YEAR OLD PETE KAMPA STATEMENT TO TUOLUMNE PLANNING WAS A LIE BACK THEN & WOULD STILL BE TODAY

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“At this time, and in the foreseeable future, LDPCSD’s only public service

is the provision of water to residents of the subdivision.” 

Pete Kampa September 18th, 1996

 

 

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Interesting that the above 20 year old statement legally reflects

exactly what the LDPCSD should have been doing back then as well as today. 

Once again Pete KAMPA  conveniently side-stepped (others might say concealed) the fact our LDPCSD had been intentionally serving water outside the permitted PLACE OF USE under water license 11395  (the Lake Don Pedro subdivision) since the District’s formation in 1980.  Not only that, but as evidenced by his prior correspondence to the Counties of Tuolumne and Mariposa he quite clearly documented his intention to continue and greatly expand (9,000+  acres) that SPECIAL BENEFIT WATER SERVICE TO LAND DEVELOPERS outside the permitted service area.

This is not a simple matter of knit-picking over the use of particular worlds in one select piece of correspondence, but rather, is just one more crystal clear example of the MANY MISREPRESENTATIONS this DISTRICT (through it’s various “representatives”) has made through the years to customers, the general public, and even more importantly – the many regulatory agencies and departments throughout this state and federal government. 

The above statement is further evidence of the concerted and routine effort to

MISREPRESENT THE LDPCSD’s FACTUAL HISTORY

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ITS LEGALLY APPROVED OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS.

Kampa’s 1996 letter identified (and thus quite unintentionally reaffirmed) the District’s INTENDED and STATE APPROVED OPERATION ……..

“… LDPCSD’s only public service is the provision of water to residents of the subdivision”.

 

Just wanted to correct a failure on my part to make this particular point clear in the prior posting which contained the correspondence.

My best to you and yours, Lew

 

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A FEW ITEMS MISSED IN THE LAST POSTING

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WOW!  A little sleep sure makes a BIG DIFFERENCE!

Here are a few items I failed to include in the last posting “ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL”

(aka the District’s proposed redirection of funds formerly dedicated for the raw water line repair to now be used for the new EMERGENCY WATER FILTER WORK).

RECALL: ENGINEER RAYMOND VAIL AND MISSING ORIGINAL LDPCSD SERVICE MAP?

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Also performed a little online research early this morning on RAYMOND VAIL, the engineer who purportedly created our original District water service map <above>.  He was extremely active in this area from the 1970s forward.   He did much work for Tuolumne County and some for other neighboring counties such as Mariposa and Merced.    Based out of Sacramento I believe.  I noticed he was often associated with  water projects, Cultural Resources Assessments, Historical Property Surveys, etc., and there was even some information regarding  “Community Building”.  He also worked on the La Grange Road realignment in 1979 and  a Sonora Waste Disposal project in 1982 among many other semi-local projects.

One thing that surprised me (and could be another reason why the name was vaguely familiar – besides the possibility of owning property requiring annexation into the District), was his work on the MARIPOSA COUNTY LAFCo Sewer system project back in 1971.

I had NO IDEA Mariposa County was planning a SECOND SEWER SYSTEM and proposing to purchase property for that system way back then.  The SECOND SEWER SYSTEM was required due to all the DEERWOOD CORPORATION speculative model home construction around the golf course because the old sewer system on the golf course could not handle the additional connections.   Unfortunately, DEERWOOD’s big plan never materialized and the sewer system is woefully under financed due to a lack of “active homes” in that sewer zone.  The residents around the golf course pay an extra annual fee for the privilege of hooking up to that system and not being required to construct a private “on site” septic system like the rest of us.

Obviously, when you look at some of the lots in that area, part of the reason for such a system was the fact many of the properties around the golf course were also quite steep and installing a “normal septic system” would be difficult and more expensive.  As you will recall, when the MARIPOSA COUNTY LAFCo established the district it required us to eventually take over that “loser”, but due to a number of variables including the fact the SECOND SEWER PROCESSING PLANT was constructed OUTSIDE THE PERMITTED PLACE OF USE under the water license, our district has refused to take over that mess.

 

LEACHATE DUMPING IN LAKE DON PEDRO

Only a few years after completion of the second sewer treatment facility  the County of Mariposa had to replace a number of expensive components of that system but there was never an explanation as to why (at least that I heard).   Years ago when rumors of tanker trailers “possibly stealing water” were reported, I followed one of those trucks at night from Lake Don Pedro all the way up past Cathy’s Valley towards Mariposa on HWY 140.   Subsequent investigation revealed the many trucks coming and going from that sewer treatment facility on Ranchito Drive WERE NOT TAKING WATER OUT…..BUT BRINGING IN AND DUMPING LEACHATE FROM THE MARIPOSA COUNTY LAND FILL INTO THE SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING!  (Leachate is that often nasty smelling tan-yellow liquid that oozes out from under all the garbage in a landfill when too much precipitation (rain/snow) filters through the garbage.

Depending upon what material is allowed into the landfill, the fluid can vary greatly as to toxicity.   [Potential EPA violations?]     I was amazed that no one in the Lake Don Pedro area (even those who personally worked on planning that facility) admitted to knowing anything about this leachate dumping by the county at the facility.  Again, much of it was done at night – so who would know?   I guess the taunted  “LDPCSD problem child” agency of Mariposa County solved a fairly serious county problem at least.

How far back was that leachate dumping procedure planned?  Or was it just a quick and temporary solution for a NASTY LIQUID SOLUTION PROBLEM?  I do not know if this is still being done, but I guess we will find out when (hopefully) heavy rains return this winter.

Anyway, here is the RAYMOND VAIL & ASSOCIATES  SEWER ZONE NO 1 COUNTY SERVICE AREA DON PEDRO 1-M  map.

(“They” sure didn’t misplace or lose this one huh? – lol)

 

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People often ask – why did the district continue to provide water outside the POU?  Good question and I believe part of that answer revolves around the GENERAL MANAGER who was in charge at the time who believed the district could serve water where needed – regardless of STATE RESTRICTIONS.  This “District Expansion Program” has been passed on through the years (to some boards/managers) despite clear regulations (and logic) to the contrary.

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FINALLY!  AFTER 21 YEARS A 2001 ANNEXATION PROCEDURE !

One of the reasons the flood of annexations stopped was due to a State wide halting of such actions in the mid 1980s due to obvious confusion and highly irregular additions to existing agencies.   The District in 2001 finally established an ANNEXATION PROCEDURE but it was way too late.

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OK folks, that’s it for now, {as you all breathe a sigh of relief}…   Although there is much more I would like to share with you (I learn more everyday) I MUST GET OUTSIDE FOR SOME YARD WORK – NO MORE EXCUSES! – I think my dog is threatening me – lol

Even though this may all end up being a waste of time in actually correcting the situation, I am never-the-less compelled to try or will for the rest of my life regret not following up on what I believe in my heart and mind to be absolute wrongful and unethical treatment to the residents, and future residents, of our beautiful residential subdivision.

– betcha I left some *&^%$#@ tools out in the unexpected rain last night too -dang it!   🙁

 

My best to you and yours, Lew

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SPECIAL MEETING FOR “ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL”? (Dedicated funds for RAW WATER LINE repair redirected to another FILTER EMERGENCY?)

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PART I

Where to begin?  The last regular monthly meeting (Monday, October 17th) went quite well with the Board deciding to research their apparent, and frequent, violation of District Policy regarding PUBLIC COMMENT REPORTING.  The issue will be addressed at the next regular monthly board meeting.  Below is the Public Comment I read and presented to directors (except Director Emery Ross who was absent), GM Kampa, Board Secretary Syndie Marchesiello, as well as audience attendees.

 

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GM KAMPA explained that my September 19th PUBLIC COMMENT (and previous comments regarding Public Comment reporting in the Minutes per DISTRICT POLICY) was inadequate to initiate any corrective action.  Apparently speaking of such things in PUBLIC COMMENT does not necessarily start the process of correction since it was not a written request submitted to the GM to be discussed on the agenda by the board.  What?   How many other Public Comments have generated immediate scheduling action by the Board and GM because they wanted to act upon that particular information?   Thank you Vice President Dan Hankemeier for your support in providing this issue the attention it truly deserves.

Still it is quite frustrating to realize how several months of “customer suggestions, requests, and complaints” have been INTENTIONALLY IGNORED IN THE OFFICIAL MINUTES THAT WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE PERMITTED CUSTOMERS TO READ AND APPRECIATE WHAT THEIR NEIGHBORS AND FELLOW CUSTOMERS WERE SAYING AT MEETINGS, which needless to say, appears to be the underlying rationale for the policy:  A RIGHT TO BE HEARD.

Can  you imagine the INCORRECT CONCLUSIONS future readers of our Minutes will extrapolate from our historical record WITHOUT ANY MENTION OF THE MANY CONTRARY/CHALLENGING PUBLIC COMMENT CONTRIBUTIONS BY CUSTOMERS ?   …..THE OFFICIAL RECORD WILL SIMPLY INDICATE NO ONE CARED ENOUGH ABOUT DISTRICT ACTIVITIES TO EVEN MAKE A COMMENT or WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY WAS SO MEANINGLESS IT DID NOT DESERVE NOTATION IN THE MINUTES.

A very effective way to “SANITIZE THE OFFICIAL RECORD” of opposing views and/or controversial subjects.

Wes Barton’s detailed research, questioning of, and reporting on, District Finances for several months was completely ignored and will simply DISAPPEAR BY WAY OF NONDISCLOSURE TO CUSTOMERS.   This is extremely unethical and the RECORD SHOULD BE CORRECTED WITH FACT!

Transparency of government action my ass.  It is only a carefully orchestrated illusion of transparency.

I’m starting to realize (way too late, incidentally) I too have been, and am, wasting precious time reporting on these issues because KAMPA & KOMPANY (supported by their influential special interest property owners and developers who need water outside the legal place of use to exponentially increase property values) are going to do exactly as they please regardless of law, logic, or their ethical duty to the Lake Don Pedro subdivision customers they are supposed to be serving.  Yeah?  So?

Just one more reason why our LAKE DON PEDRO subdivision has needlessly suffered so much through the years because our ONE BIG SELLING POINT OF AVAILABLE HIGH QUALITY MERCED RIVER WATER has been QUIETLY DIVERTED AWAY FROM THE INTENDED BENEFICIARIES TO OTHER SPECULATIVE INTERESTS OUTSIDE THE SUBDIVISION – and WE PAY FOR THIS FRAUD.  Decades of “water wars” because explicit regulations were completely ignored in favor of special interest advocacy and the claim that everybody will benefit and the area will greatly prosper by just violating those pesky PLACE OF USE restrictions in water license 11395.   Money always wins.

MASTER PLAN FOR THE BENEFIT OF……..?

Recall how PETE KAMPA attempted to get the County Planning Departments of Tuolumne and Mariposa to go along with his massive inclusion of other properties into the SPHERE OF INFLUENCE IN THE 1990’s?   ( PREVIOUS BLOG POSTING ) And how he over-stepped his position back then by MISREPRESENTING WHAT THE LDPCSD WAS GOING TO DO IN THE FUTURE WITH THE PARKS IN THE LAKE DON PEDRO RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION?   While we wait for the “OFFICIAL MAP OF DISTRICT WATER SERVICE” (which is to be documented in an extremely expensive “DOG AND PONY SHOW” multi-map transparency presentation in hopes of diverting attention away from the fact that OPERATIONAL REGULATIONS WERE JUST PLAIN IGNORED), there’s another peculiar CSD map that should be presented for your consideration:

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Although the map is clearly titled:  LDPOA PARKS (Lake Don Pedro Owners Association) notice the inserted legend in the top left portion:  “CSD MC Parksites, and CSD TC Parksites” (evidently referring to Mariposa County and Tuolumne County).

Why were these identified as CSD park sites?….Ahhhh, was the District going to “LIBERATE THOSE PARKS” from the subdivision like it did with the water?

I remember a while back that ORB HATTON (the owner of TRI-COUNTY REALTY at the time was supported to be on the LDPOA Board of Directors by an extremely influential “late on the scene” land development/real estate/mortgage  corporation from the Bay Area operating in LDP at the time) made that same pitch (with Dwight Mueller) that the “association” had numerous natural parks scattered throughout the subdivision that residents never used or even knew existed.  Waste of land and money.  He and his group advocated selling them for cash!  (This was another point at which I really got involved with the “crooked politics” of this area.  Selling our open natural parks for some quick cash that probably wouldn’t last a year or two?   Dear God!  Who were/are these people who would do such a thing?)

HEARD THAT SAME CRAP 10 years AGO AND REPORTED THE INSANITY!

[Old posting on AHRC website (American Homeowners Resource Center) which initially hosted lakedonpedro.org]

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Anyway, reading about KAMPA’s past explanation of how these parks were going to be used by the CSD in the future, triggered my recall of ORB’s similar advocacy of getting rid of these beautiful open natural areas.  (Amazing how much we tend to forget as we get older, huh?  Reading through these old records sure brings it back.  Was it a waste of time then?  OF COURSE NOT!  WE STILL HAVE OUR PARKS FOR THE FUTURE!)

Now, is it not interesting that Orb Hatton just happened to be the owner of a large parcel of property which is also OUTSIDE the 11395 PLACE OF USE (south of Director Emery Ross’s Cattle Ranch on the other side of HWY 132 – the “event location” with the huge pond) that was supposedly annexed into our district despite the fact it receives no CSD water (that is known or documented)  and pays no availability fees?   Support CSD expansion and become part of that expansion without having to pay like entitled users in the subdivision?  I noticed that specific property was recently listed in the Mariposa Gazette under Public Notices so I checked the APN (Assessors Parcel Number), and yes indeed, that was one of the properties allegedly annexed into the District.  I am still searching for that information.  Now seriously, why should that property potentially be acquired by another party without first straightening out this issue of “ANNEXED-NON-ANNEXED-MAYBE ANNEXED – PROPERTY” BULLSHIT?  (Sorry for the language, but I’m tired of wasting my time on something so obviously corrupt with little chance of being corrected by the “POWERS THAT BE”.)

While researching for these [“approved?”] annexations I noticed how the earlier paperwork often concealed the owner’s name, property description/location, and most often did not contain an “EXHIBIT A”  that was purportedly ATTACHED to the Resolution.  Below is an example.  No frigg’n clue as to where the property was located much less who was the owner.  Just a generic form with slight adjustments.   Of course, after the State of California started checking into things there was a brief suspension of all annexations as new regulations were being formulated.   Cross-checking with other meeting minutes and agenda packets most of the owners and property locations could be discovered.  But a few were/are still a bit of a mystery.

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THERE WAS NO “ATTACHED” EXHIBIT A!  

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 The district was also quite aware of what it was doing from the very beginning as it continued to serve water to properties outside the PLACE OF USE as indicated in the below MAY 7th, 1981 Minutes:

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EVEN IF THE ABOVE WERE LEGALLY POSSIBLE IN OTHER DISTRICTS, IT STILL WOULD NOT INVALIDATE THE MERCED RIVER WATER RESTRICTIONS TO WHICH OUR DISTRICT WAS SUBJECT.

I BELIEVE ONLY THE STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD HAS THE EXCLUSIVE AUTHORITY TO ADJUST SUCH REGULATORY BOUNDARIES OF SERVICE UNDER A STATE WATER LICENSE.

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CHECK OUT THIS TIME LINE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY ANNEXATIONS TO THE DISTRICT BELOW.    NOTICE ANYTHING A LITTLE BIT WEIRD? 

(I BELIEVE THESE PROPERTIES ARE ALSO VERY CLOSE TO THE ROSS RANCH)

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(NOTICE THE “NO PUBLIC HEARINGS” ON THESE ANNEXATIONS?  NICE AND QUIET!)

OK, so we have two different property owners (Mr. Bert Raynor and Mr. Bud Ralston) representing their respective properties for annexation, IN ADDITION TO TWO OTHER UNKNOWN PROPERTY OWNERS who also wish to annex to the District but their names are NEVER MENTIONED in District Minutes (that I could find).  Strange huh?

That is until I found their partial names listed on the 1981 RESOLUTION INDEX.  The unknown property owners were listed as VAILS PROPERTY” and “CORDELL PROPERTY”.  (BELOW)

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OK, now please allow me to make something perfectly clear right now, I have absolutely NO IDEA if what I’m about to share with you is something important to the continuing saga of the “MISSING OFFICIAL LDPCSD WATER SERVICE BOUNDARY MAP of 1980 that was purportedly BASED ON THE “INFAMOUS LAFCo SURVEY” (which means nothing since it is pages of engineering field language, ie, degrees, distances, compass headings, etc. – absolutely NO HELP without the corresponding map), or just a co-incidence.  Could be just a co-incidence, but after seeing some of the garbage that has been passed off through the years as “official paperwork of the district”, well, I figure ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!  lol

OK, here it is – again probably just a co-incidence of names.

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Was Raymond Vail, or a family member, annexing property into the District at that time?  And the “Vails Annexation”, was actually “Vail’s annexation”?  Or perhaps his name was actually “Raymond Vails?”   Heck I don’t know – it just seemed funny the name wasn’t mentioned until almost 10 years later in the above Minute report that a Raymond Vail drew up the first OFFICIAL BOUNDARY MAP.  Even that raises some more worthy questions.

HOW DOES AN ENGINEERING FIRM LOSE A PAID PROJECT MAP?

SO THE ORIGINAL MAP BASED ON A PURPORTED “LAFCo SURVEY” DISAPPEARS AND CAN’T BE FOUND? Didn’t LAFCo receive a map for their survey?  It was the county’s survey, right?  Or is that a piece of “misinformation” also?

SO THIS CONTRACTED ENGINEER WITH OUR DISTRICT ENGINEER’S ASSISTANCE ESSENTIALLY FABRICATES A SUBSEQUENT “OFFICIAL MAP” WHICH WAS ACTUALLY A FRANKENSTEIN CONGLOMERATION OF ANOTHER OLDER MAP WITH VARIOUS EXTREMELY SUSPICIOUS ANNEXATIONS THAT WERE APPARENTLY NEVER EVEN LEGALLY AUTHORIZED!

WHAT DOES “ADDED TO THAT MAP THE ANNEXATIONS, ETC., ” ACTUALLY MEAN?  WHAT ELSE WAS ADDED TO THAT MAP?

WHAT ABOUT ALL THE TRAs (TAX RATE AREAS) ESTABLISHED BY THE CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION BECAUSE OF “DISTRICT ANNEXATION [INCLUSION]”?

ARE THERE TAX BENEFITS FOR LARGE PARCELS THAT ARE INCLUDED IN A COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT?

FIRE INSURANCE?  RESALE VALUE?  FURTHER POTENTIAL SUBDIVISIONS?

WHAT SORT OF TAX BENEFITS WERE RECEIVED BY THESE PROPERTIES THAT WERE QUIETLY BROUGHT INTO THIS “COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT”  ALTHOUGH NOT RECEIVING ANY WATER OR PAYING YEARS OF AVAILABILITY FEES?

THE PROPERTIES WERE STILL OUTSIDE PLACE OF USE AND COULD NOT EVEN RECEIVE MERCED RIVER WATER – YET LATER THEY COULD VOTE IN OUR ELECTIONS AND DETERMINE WHAT SORT OF DIRECTORS WOULD REPRESENT THE THOUSANDS OF UNAWARE VICTIM SUBDIVISION PROPERTY OWNERS WHO WERE THE ONLY TRUE ENTITLED CUSTOMERS?

THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF STRANGE “MAP COMMENTS” THROUGH THE YEARS.

CHECK OUT THE APRIL 15, 1996 MINUTES (below) WHERE BOTH LAFCo AND THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR REQUESTED A MAP OF OUR SERVICE BOUNDARIES….. (but I thought LAFCo established the boundaries -why are they asking?)

AND WHAT WAS OUR DISTRICT RESPONSE TO THESE OFFICIAL REQUESTS FOR A LEGITIMATE MAP?  –

TOO BUSY RIGHT NOW – MAYBE LATER?

lol

WHAT A FRACK ‘N SCAM!

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PART II

Special Meeting Friday, October 21, 2016

Nope.  I did not go to the Special Meeting yesterday  last Friday (see below) because I am still trying to get caught up with my own house/property work, besides, if “robbing Peter to pay Paul” is necessary to maintain safe quality water, by all means complete the work ASAP.   (Previously dedicated funds to repair/replace the raw water line from Lake McClure to treatment plant which has been leaking like a sieve for decades will evidently be used for the FILTER EMERGENCY.)  Here are 5 of 26 pages of an updated agenda packet with some very interesting material about our filter system.  VIEWERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO LOG ONTO THE DISTRICT’S WEBSITE AND READ ALL THE SUPPORT MATERIAL.  A REAL EYE OPENER.

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BELOW IS THE RECENT MEMO FROM THE LDPCSD ENGINEER (kind of scary)

 

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SHOULD THIS POSTING HAVE BEEN TITLED:   “A COMMUNITY AT RISK”?

I FOUND THIS IN THE 2009 RESOLUTION INDEX

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OUR CSD RECORDS ARE PATHETIC

(but there is a very good reason for that, and I believe it is to conceal pure fraud!)

HERE ARE THE MINUTES TO THAT FEBRUARY 23, 2009 SPECIAL MEETING REGARDING THE FILTERS

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[ SO, NOW WE ARE LOOKING AT $101,458.64 for the first filter and probably another $100,000 +/- for the second one later?] 

JUST THINK, ONLY THE COST OF ONE OF KAMPA’S “ALTERNATE SOURCE GROUNDWATER WELLS” COULD HAVE PAID FOR THIS PRIMARY SYSTEM COMPONENT AND MUCH MORE!

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Unfortunately, this may be another perfect example of where some of those substantial grant funds from the State of California and Federal government could have been spent on necessary infrastructure and primary equipment repair/replacement rather than developing that “alternate source of water” for SPECIAL BENEFIT GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION for outside Place of Use properties.  (Which requires arsenic removal/dillution – GOSH!  Isn’t that what our filters are supposed to do when working properly?   KAMPA said there’s been a problem for several months?  Wasn’t it several months that KAMPA was bragging about our community only being served groundwater from these wells?   YUCK! ) 

added note:  ALSO a BIG THANK YOU to Director Russell Warren who first brought up the subject of arsenic in our water.

First the original Ranchito Drive well goes out and cannot produce water…..

which obviously means the NEW GROUNDWATER WELLS CONSTRUCTED WITH PUBLIC FUNDS HAVE ALSO BEEN EXCLUSIVELY USED FOR MONTHS TO supply a SPECIAL BENEFIT WATER SERVICE TO OUTSIDE PLACE OF USE PROPERTIES.

Yes, as pointed out by DIRECTOR SULT, this is NOW an emergency situation (original Ranchito Well being non-producing) to stay compliant with the groundwater substitution procedures.  [Every gallon of MERCED RIVER WATER that leaves the PLACE OF USE MUST BE REPLACED WITH A CORRESPONDING AMOUNT OF GROUNDWATER.  Naturally, a greater GROUNDWATER SUPPLY equates to a greater number of OUTSIDE PLACE OF USE properties that can be served water – to “HECK” with emergency drought water for the subdivision residents!  Sell it to the land developers and speculators outside the POU!  Who can stop them?]

But why did that otherwise dependable original Ranchito well suddenly fail?

Why did the well casing evidently collapse?

Could it have been because of all the drilling in the area frantically looking for the right places to spend all that grant money on new wells?  Who knows, and would they actually tell us if they did know?    (Slim to no chance would be my guess.)

Didn’t KAMPA learn anything from the massive ground well failures of BOISE CASCADE?   Why did KAMPA put the needs/dreams of property owners outside the POU before that of the legally entitled subdivision customers for whom that SURFACE WATER TREATMENT PLANT was intended to serve since DAY ONE?

Then we learn the new groundwater wells have too much arsenic over the maximum levels allowed by the state which must be removed.

Now we learn there has been some sort of problem with the filters for the last several months……years–and the safety of the community jeopardized.

So now the District is proposing diverting funds intended for the DECADES OLD LEAKY RAW WATER LINE (THAT RUNS FROM LAKE McCLURE TO THE TREATMENT PLANT – where I suspicion some “liberation of water” may have been taking place for many years)  for the NEW EMERGENCY REPAIR OF OUR FILTERS!    

YOU KNOW,….

IT SURE APPEARS AS THOUGH KAMPA’S GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM

ACTUALLY OPENED UP

A HUGE CAN OF

GROUND-WORMS!

I remember being on the board and talking with a State Inspector regarding our surface water treatment plant difficulties.  Essentially he stated there were many things that needed to be addressed but acknowledged the district had limited funds and so long as the most important safety issues were being addressed, the other violations could wait.   In other words, there were a number of “technical violations” that could wait so long as diligent effort and progress was being made on the most imperative water safety issues.

I now wonder if the State of California might be a bit less understanding/forgiving for those other “technical violations” due to the fact when OUR DISTRICT FINALLY DID HAVE THE MONEY FOR IMPORTANT PRIMARY INFRASTRUCTURE REPAIRS/IMPROVEMENTS  (State & Federal grants) IT WAS SURREPTITIOUSLY RE-DIRECTED TOWARDS DEVELOPING AN ALTERNATE SOURCE OF WATER IN ORDER TO PROVIDE A SPECIAL BENEFIT GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM FOR PROPERTIES OUTSIDE THE PLACE OF USE UNDER LICENSE 11395!  (have you heard that before some where?)

THAT’S MISREPRESENTATION TO OBTAIN THOSE FUNDS AND MISAPPROPRIATION OF THE SAME WHEN THEY WERE RECEIVED IN MY BOOK!

AND ON TOP OF THAT…..our district has no legal duty or moral obligation to serve those properties water ANYWAY! 

Could the State have said “OK, that’s it! Everything must come into compliance now” ? 

But once again, who really knows?  

Here is some information I found dealing with removing arsenic from a water supply.  Although certainly no expert, I highlighted the sections that seemed to apply to our filtration system.

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Here’s a photo I took just before the October 17, 2016 monthly board meeting while the filter work was in process (and before the extent of “filter failure” was known).  The two large horizontal tanks are our filters [filter vessels], the vertical cylindrical equipment behind the rear filter tank (in front of truck) is a large vacuum the contractor used to remove the filter material inside the tank.  (Hoses to the left of tanks.)

Well, there goes another full day of this CSD garbage – I’m beat and my finger tips are numb.  (not so lol) So please excuse any glaring mistakes.  I’ll check tomorrow.

My best to you and yours, Lew

 

HEY!   WE GOT A LITTLE RAIN TONIGHT!

 

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HOW CAN ANYONE BELIEVE THESE ARE TRUTHFUL RESPONSES TO EXTREMELY SERIOUS QUESTIONS?

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Absolutely amazing (AND FRIGHTENING) how successful the CLINTON MACHINE is at concealing pertinent information – aka THE TRUTH!

Unbelievable how such information is only coming out so close to the November election.

I just read this and thought I would pass it on as relevant to our situation:

(check out the below link)

HILLARY CLINTON CANNOT RECALL EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FACTS AS TO WHY SHE HAD AND USED A PRIVATE SERVER?

Oh please!  I think most “thinking people” can appreciate this INTENTIONALLY CONFUSED ISSUE as simply:

THE ONLY EXPLANATION FOR HAVING A PRIVATE SERVER

IS TO KEEP INFORMATION ON THAT SERVER PRIVATE!

 

Why does this simple explanation seem to be ignored by those who support HRC?

Could it possibly be because all subsequent questions would revolve around INTENTIONALLY EVADING CLEAR REGULATIONS ON HOW GOVERNMENT INFORMATION IS SUPPOSED TO BE SENT, RECEIVED, STORED, and possibly SUBJECT TO FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS where applicable?

Hillary Clinton may be many things but she certainly is not stupid or ignorant.

She has, however,  apparently LIED HERSELF INTO THE POSITION of being unable to tell the truth because telling the truth would be an admission (evidence?) to her past wrongful behavior!

Behavior which no doubt SERIOUSLY JEOPARDIZED OUR NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE SAFETY OF THOSE SERVING OUR COUNTRY GLOBALLY.

More likely than not, HRC’s activities have caused the deaths of countless individuals, US Citizens as well as others.

WHY IS SUCH A DELIBERATE REFUSAL TO TELL THE TRUTH SUPPORTED BY OTHERS?

Why doesn’t Hillary Clinton just simply release the original LAFCo approved LAKE DON PEDRO CSD WATER SERVICE MAP?

OOPS!

Sorry!

  Wrong corruption.

My best to you and yours, Lew

😉

 

what can I say….it’s a rainy day schedule!  lol

 

 

 

 

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HOW COULD THAT 2012 GRAND JURY FOREMAN HAVE POSSIBLY MISSED ALL THE “SO GOSIP” REFERENCES?

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QUESTION:   IF MY POSTING CONTRIBUTIONS WERE AS BAD AS THE GRAND JURY FOREMAN REPRESENTED IN THE REPORT – WHY NOT JUST INCLUDE THE ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPH & CARTOON/PHOTOGRAPH IN THAT REPORT AND ALLOW VIEWERS TO DETERMINE WHAT WAS BEING EXPRESSED FOR THEMSELVES?
ANSWER:  BECAUSE THAT GRAND JURY REPORT WAS AN INTENTIONAL MISREPRESENTATION OF THE FACTS TO ASSIST IN COVERING UP THE DECADES OF CORRUPTION WITHIN THE LAKE DON PEDRO COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT BY THAT SAME OLD GROUP OF SPECIAL INTEREST PEOPLE !
plain and simple.

IF ANYTHING REQUIRES “CUTTING CORNERS”

Here is (below) the original blog link that contained the photograph & cartoon/photograph that the 2012 MARIPOSA COUNTY Grand Jury Foreman

INTENTIONALLY MISREPRESENTED IN THE

“OFFICIAL GRAND JURY REPORT”.

(Referenced in a recent posting about GOVERNMENT WATCHDOGS not doing their jobs.)

WHY would that foreman PURPOSEFULLY OMIT the “SO GOSIP” [SAME OLD GROUP OF SPECIAL INTEREST PEOPLE”]

reference in both the BLOG TITLE POSTING AS WELL AS THE “CHAINSAW PHOTOGRAPH” AND CARTOON/PHOTOGRAPH?

Here’s the original blog posting from November 12th, 2011:

KATHY OPENS THE “SO GOSIP” ATTACK

NOTE:  The “BDF” in the cartoon stood for “BEN D. FRAUDED” which was an email address and cartoon alias I was using at the time.  Thought it funny, you know…..

YOU, ME, ALL OF US HAVE ——

BEEN D EFRAUDED!

(Ben D. Frauded)

LOL

Strange how the GJ’s wrongful activity from 5 years ago can still be quite irritating now – but then I realize this little WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE only supports the theory that the LDPCSD is indeed INSTITUTIONALIZED FRAUD and

has been, and is,

ESSENTIALLY PROTECTED BY {what is supposed to be}  LEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT!

You know, had the Grand Jury Foreman accused me of being a very poor illustrator – I would have totally agreed!  lol)

My best to you and yours, Lew

 WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN — THE WHO

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