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PART B October 16, 2017 LDPCSD Board Meeting

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HD.  Yup, 16:9. Nice picture but longer upload. Blah blah blah… made a bunch of errors – even failed to setup the new camera properly after the recess! Always a problem if separated from equipment on other side of boardroom. lol. Anyway, I imagine it will be the same routine with buffering (maybe not, I don’t know actually) we’ll see.

What to do? They (KAMPANY & KOMPANY) continue their pursuit of further outside POU service connections. Pay others to continue the same. 24/7 somewhere someone is figuring a way to “get theirs”, while sticking the expense/loss to innocent “others”. Tried using more of the D chord for simple background sound for reading text. What the heck? A little bit different. At least it is mine and don’t have to worry about copy right infringement (the canned music I have is great and I can legally use it but figure I should save the “real music” for special projects and torture you folks with my audio expression experiments. Wish I had placed the microphone closer to PO PO but frankly (oops! Sorry PO PO), ahhh, seriously — ahhh, actually though, I was afraid he might suddenly bite it and I understand the PSI force of their jaws is quite powerful – so a piece of plastic shielded electronics likely would not have survived – better safe than sorry. later, Lew

My best to you and yours, Lew

 

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“PO PO” THE POT BELLIED PIG RETURNS HOME!

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The friendly POT BELLIED PIG that left home during the storm the other night has been returned home thanks to a number of folks.  “Angel” initially posted the information on Facebook which ultimately alerted another neighbor (Anita? sorry no pen/paper when she called this morning – sorry) who knew PO PO’s owner.   Then my neighbors Mark & Marilyn, who were originally “discovered by PO PO”, saved the day (along with the assistance of their family members and the owner) when PO PO simply refused to get in the pickup bed via a wood ramp despite the various treats offered as reward for cooperation.  Ever hear the term “Pig Headed?” LOL!   (Actually PO PO’s stubborn resistance was marked by the only time I saw him just “sit down” since yesterday afternoon!)   Mark used his utility trailer which was perfect.  Not only did it have a built in low profile ramp and was spacious – but it was sealed so it was dark and not as frightening for the slow ride home with tail wagging much of the way.  (Probably only a couple of miles by roadway – of course PO PO probably went cross country through the Natural Park on his journey of exploration.  Funny thing is yesterday the owner, Mark and I – all in separate vehicles probably passed each other around the same time – owners looking for PO PO, with us looking for PO PO’s owner.)

Fairly uneventful night thanks to a telephone call from “Stacy” the Mariposa County Animal Control Officer.   She took the time to call after hours with some care information and Pot Bellied Pig do’s and don’ts.  Quite appreciated since unable to research the matter while trying to keep PO PO off a fairly busy roadway where numerous animals have been hit by vehicles and watching to insure he did not eat something dangerous.  After receiving Stacy’s telephone call I was much more comfortable with the idea of securing PO PO (who I was calling “October” – real imaginative huh?) inside the fence to avoid a possible introduction to a “crash course” in NIGHT TIME MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC – SWINE 101.

Just as Stacy advised, PO PO made several methodical checks around his new environment late into the evening until finally settling down for the night where straw and a blanket served as a bed while designating his area with the placement of food and water.  Fortunately I had generally acceptable food for the unexpected Friday Night Pig Out: an apple, dog food & biscuits, flour tortillas, cereal, a few potato chips, fruit cocktail, and chicken and livestock feed were offered and consumed.  (When PO PO received a dog biscuit he wagged his tail just like a dog!)

I had a couple of beers while guarding against PO PO’s penchant for playful “from behind nips” which were (to be honest) kind of scary after seeing all those teeth during one of  those big “pig yawns”!  Or when attempting to place a rope around that large area of  “non-neck” on a Pig!  Yes, lol, but seriously at the same time.  Instead of the normal pattern of a head, neck, and back with many animals ….with a Pig,  it is only “head-back” no real “neck” of which to speak.  (Humm, cartoon series of a notorious cattle rustling gang of Pig cowboys who couldn’t be hanged by the sheriff or marshal because they had no necks?   The unsolved murder/disappearance of a traveling necktie salesman who didn’t realize the door he knocked on was to be answered by a neckless Pig on a drunken wine binge because he couldn’t wear fancy colorful ties?  Or maybe….. ok, I’ll quit.)

But remember that movie with the human eating hogs? Was it Silence of the Lambs or Hannibal? Where they fed the bound victim to musically conditioned hogs in an arena?  YIKES!  When PO PO yawned I could almost see those movie trailers playing in the back of that echoing cavern.

Nope.  It was settled with that yawn – PO PO would not be sleeping on the bed with Liz no matter how well he promised to behave!

<BELOW>

PO PO CHOOSING A WINE FOR EVENING DINNER

<ABOVE>

Actually another neighbor had just sold his house and was leaving saying “either here or the dump! “

PO PO insisted we keep it.

<And NO!  I did not allow PO PO to consume any!>

Fantastic learning experience for all of us – including Liz who confirmed that PO PO was definitely sociable but could also move quite quickly if the subject of a bit too much canine sniffing!  lol  Picked up some video and stereo recordings of PO PO eating, snorting, and meandering around the place which might end up in some kind of audio/video production.  But of what?  Hum,  piggish behavior?…..Guess I’ll just have to mull that over for a bit, but am sure it will turn out just swine.

My best to you and yours, Lew

 

 

 

 

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PART “A SO GOSIP PRESENTATION?” October 16th, 2017 LDPCSD Monthly Board Meeting

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Some rain last night/early this morning.  Power outage around 0300hrs – tired.  Had to start the slow video uploading process again.

YES INDEED.   I think it a great idea that those benefiting from Kampa’s publicly funded GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM for LAFCo property annexations outside the MIDPOU for WL11395 come to meetings, identify themselves, and explain their particular “want water” situation.  The Board of Directors and Pete Kampa continue to refuse to explain why the MR WECs (MERCED RIVER WATER ENTITLED CUSTOMERS) of the LDP subdivision should pay for this expensive special benefit – maybe some of those receiving the benefit could explain the logic or fairness?

DIRECTOR EMERY ROSS SURE HAS NOT AFTER TWENTY SOMETHING YEARS OF CATTLE RANCHING WITH SPECIAL BENEFIT GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION.

Kampa has clearly gone to great lengths to conceal the identity of some of his “SLEEPING ANNEXATIONS” from 20 years ago.  Likely because they provide evidence of a powerful motive for his return to LDP and exactly WHAT he was tasked with completing for the DIRECTORS THAT ORCHESTRATED HIS “SNEAKY UNETHICAL RETURN”.

After all, who better to complete these “SLEEPING ANNEXATIONS” (through development of an ALTERNATIVE GROUNDWATER SOURCE with PUBLIC FUNDS/GRANTS) than the individual responsible for their creation 20 years  earlier when starting his infamous water career (1994-1997)?  Especially someone who advertised about being influential with the Sacramento “movers and shakers” in the state water industry – heck he has even been a board member for the CSDA (CALIFORNIA SPECIAL DISTRICT ASSOCIATION) for many, many years.

I’ll tell you this……”SNEAKY PETE” Kampa has completely changed my perspective of the CSDA that’s for sure.  Well, wait a sec, that’s too early to call, let me rephrase that, IF the CSDA permits a character like PETE KAMPA to remain as a representative of that organization after what he has clearly done to the LAKE DON PEDRO COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT during the last 20 years, yes indeed, my prior positive opinion of that organization would definitely change.

Actually I have been searching for CSDA’s Board election results since all selected Board Members were to be introduced at the Annual Conference in Monterey, CA in September 2017.     Haven’t been able to find the results.

Although there could be a number of reasons why those CSDA ELECTION RESULTS have not been advertised I find it rather curious.  I still hope some needed correction might be taking place within that organization —  rather than possibly only demonstrating through example exactly where PETE KAMPA learned how to so expertly conceal relevant and truthful facts from the public.  

HURRY!  PETE KAMPA CAN GET THE GOVERNMENT FUNDS TO FINISH THESE COUNTY LAFCo (Local Agency Formation Commission) ANNEXATIONS BUT HE NEEDS THE CALIFORNIA DROUGHT EMERGENCY TO CONCEAL, JUSTIFY & CONFUSE THE ACTIVITY!

Not even a simple

employment background check

BEFORE handing over

ONE MILLION DOLLARS OF LDPCSD FUNDS?

(obtained by again raising rates for MR WECs with a Prop 218 to avoid bankruptcy)

TO

“SNEAKY PETE” KAMPA?

   (Does that sound like responsible fiduciary duty?)

YUP KUDDOS to real estate business owner PETER  SCHIMMELFENNIG for taking a stand and explaining one of the potential uses for KAMPA’s intended sale of our supposedly dedicated EMERGENCY DROUGHT WATER.

My appreciation for Mr. Schimmelfennig’s appearance and explaining one of the proposed uses by a prospective property purchaser does not mean I agree with the plan or believe it worthy of scrapping a COMMON SENSE REGULATION prohibiting further EXPENSIVE SPECIAL BENEFIT GROUNDWATER REPLACEMENT FOR PROPERTIES NOT ENTITLED TO MERCED RIVER WATER – because obviously I do not.  (Incidentally -EMERY ROSS voted against that prohibition and DANNY JOHNSON completely missed the meeting when the vote was taken back in 2013.)

Realtor Peter Schimmelfennig took a stand in HIS BELIEF such intended groundwater use is reasonable.

At least

ONE PETER

IN THAT BOARDROOM

HAD THE GUTS

TO STAND UP

AND BE COUNTED!

OUR “SNEAKY PETE” does what he wants, hides behind a board of directors which repeatedly refuses to explain their consistent support for “ALL THINGS KAMPA” while passing all expenses to the MERCED RIVER WATER ENTITLED CUSTOMERS.

When you stop and think about it, it all comes down to when the counties of TUOLUMNE and MARIPOSA started annexing more land into the LDPCSD WATER SERVICE AREA than what the CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION was prepared to approve!

ESSENTIALLY, THE TWO COUNTIES WERE TELLING THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA & STATE WATER BOARD WHERE THEY WERE GOING TO SERVE WATER THROUGH THE LDPCSD THEY CREATED REGARDLESS OF THE CPUC DECISION OR ESTABLISHED WATER LICENSE RESTRICTIONS!

That larger service area, ALL OUTSIDE PLACE OF USE under the water license of course, 

[aka that massive area that included the future commercial cattle ranch of long time multi-term LDPCSD Director Emery Ross (Gerrymandering of the district permitted NON STAKEHOLDERS to vote in our elections and insured continued dysfunction of the Board of Directors) who started that business with a “liberated meter” after being denied service by the LDPCSD]

was brought into the district by LAFCOs BEFORE THE January 1981 CPUC APPROVAL FOR THE TRANSFER OF FACILITIES AND ASSETS FROM SIERRA HIGHLAND WATER COMPANY TO THE RECENTLY FORMED LDPCSD in AUGUST OF 1980! 

$$$$$$$$$$

VERY IMPORTANT:

Both counties knew the CPUC intended to only approve a

SERVICE AREA which agreed with the

MERCED RIVER WATER

PLACE OF USE UNDER WL11395!

$$$$$$$$$$

 

So without a thought for the WATER LICENSE RESTRICTIONS ON THE PLACE OF USE FOR MERCED RIVER WATER – AND EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY – knowing the LDPCSD had no groundwater wells – both counties expanded that service  area with HIGHLY SUSPICIOUS ANNEXATIONS.

Should they (the counties) not be the ones to bear this substantial GROUNDWATER REPLACEMENT COST rather than the innocent victim property owners of the LAKE DON PEDRO residential subdivision?

Those who purchased property in the LAKE DON PEDRO subdivision have been intentionally betrayed and setup as perpetual victims to cover all additional costs of serving GROUNDWATER to properties that SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ANNEXED INTO THE LDPCSD IN THE FIRST PLACE.

I believe that is fraud (different issue than the technical definition of what constitutes an “ALTERNATE WATER SUPPLY” when Kampa failed to mention the LDPCSD did have a groundwater well providing  water to correct prior  WL11395 diversion violations) because when those in the subdivision pay more for their entitled water due to the added costs in developing groundwater wells and treating that contaminated water for safe consumption, they are paying more than what it would cost to simply deliver their ENTITLED WATER which is one of the primary reasons for the creation of a SPECIAL DISTRICT!  PAY ONLY WHAT IT COSTS TO DELIVER THE ENTITLED WATER SERVICE TO A DEFINED SERVICE AREA.

There are many extra state required processes now (chemical-physical, monitoring, compliance, administrative) due to KAMPA and KOMPANY’s insistence on expanding groundwater service even further.

Where does such absolute nonsense and possible criminal conspiracy stop?

Anyway, thank you Mr. Schimmelfennig for taking the time to attend the meeting and having the courage to voice your opinion.  Although I completely disagree with you, I have more respect for you than I do our Board of Directors and SPECIAL INTEREST MOTIVATED GM/TREASURER.  I hope you continue to attend meetings and encourage other annexed property owners wanting groundwater service to attend and explain their situations.  Were any of you sold “after the fact” annexed LAFCO land with assurances of obtaining future groundwater service from the LDPCSD?   Is that what Peter Kampa told you or others twenty years ago when setting this up?   No doubt there are numerous examples of past, present, and continuing fraud in the drought prone hills of “LAKE DON FRAUDO, CA”.

My best to you and yours, Lew

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