Sneaky f@c&3%s ! Is this the KAMPA & KOMPANY “REPUBLISH IN THE NEWSPAPER AGAIN” MARCH 21 2016 LDPCSD BOARD MEETING reference?

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE – LISTEN TO MUSIC AND RETURN – THANK YOU

That was quite a show, back then, even now.

SORRY FOLKS I COMPLETELY MISSED THIS PUBLIC NOTICE UNTIL SUNDAY NIGHT.

{I think it was planned that we all would actually.}

I played the audio of KAMPA’s ground well report again and sure enough he did not indicate

WHAT

was to be RE-PUBLISHED

WHERE?

LISTEN FOR YOURSELF: GROUND WELL PROJECT UPDATE BY KAMPA

You know I had, and have, a number of questions I would like answered by the DISTRICT but I already know they would not be seriously addressed or honestly answered. I believe individuals representing this public agency along with others have participated in activites that may very well be criminal in nature and are now compelled to actively conceal evidence and deny involvement.

MARIPOSA GAZETTE PUBLIC INFORMATION NOTICE IN THIS WEEKLY EDITION

FOUND THIS SUNDAY NIGHT MARCH 27 2016

FOUND THIS SUNDAY NIGHT MARCH 27 2016

 

Sneaky f@c&3%S  !  

HECK!  I was looking for another one of those deceitful “bait and switch articles” in one of the many newspapers KAMPA & KOMPANY spewed their disinformation about using ground water to sustain existing water customer service during the “DROUGHT EMERGENCY”.  Sorry, but if I didn’t honestly believe it was indeed a lie, I wouldn’t say so.

Unfortunately this wanna-be bumper sticker is RIGHT ON THE MONEY!

Unfortunately this wanna-be bumper sticker is RIGHT ON THE MONEY!

KAMPA & KOMPANY “BAIT AND SWITCH” MEDIA BLITZ

Yup, being a past board member for four years I became well acquainted with some of these Outside Place of Use properties (both active and proposed future use) and believe me, what KAMPA & KOMPANY are doing is not simply providing water for a “MA & PA’S DREAM HOME” but expansive projects including a number of different residential subdivisions.  Think of the water demand that will be created for more ground wells in the future?  And guess who pays?

Imagine that.  The Lake Don Pedro subdivision never developed as anticipated and we have struggled for decades but a major selling point has ALWAYS BEEN, (and will be if regulations are followed and OUR APPROVED WATER IS PROTECTED), that at least – if nothing else, we had water in these dry drought prone Sierra Nevada foothills.  A BIG SELLING POINT.

We had a CALIFORNIA STATE approved SURFACE WATER TREATMENT PLANT to pump some of FINEST QUALITY WATER IN THE STATE; a non profit COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT that was set up to ONLY BILL WHAT IS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE THE WATER SERVICE TO THOSE ENTITLED TO MERCED RIVER WATER FROM LAKE McCLURE;  storage tanks and infrastructure to deliver it to over 3,100 properties in the subdivision with less than half of those properties already developed.

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CONSIDER THIS:

What has this DISTRICT BLAMED SO MANY OF THEIR (OUR)  PROBLEMS ON FOR DECADES?

WHY DON’T WE TAKE A LITTLE BREAK AND ASK ROD WHAT HE THINKS ABOUT THE ABOVE QUESTION?

WHAT WOULD ROD SAY?

Wish I had the time and skill to do the above correctly – you know, with music, video the whole nine yards.

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THE Mc CLURE POINT DEEP WATER INTAKE PROJECT!

Why has this project been ignored for decades?  Everyone agrees it makes the most sense towards a more permanent sustainable source.   Because it does not help those who need our water!   Whether you pump from Barrett Cove where we are now, or closer to Exchequer Dam where the water is deeper – it is STILL MERCED RIVER WATER and that which these outside properties can not legally use.

SPECIAL INTERESTS FROM THIS AREA have hi-jacked this surface water treatment plant and are turning it into “A WATER MAKING MACHINE FOR LAND DEVELOPERS”.

DIDN’T SLEEP WELL

First thing this morning I called the telephone number and spoke with Mr. Jose Guardardo and explained that although my concern was not environmentally based, I was interested in finding out exactly what service area was  presented by the district and approved for this review.  I advised my belief was that the reason for the well construction had been misrepresented by the district.  Mr. Guardado advised he was just leaving the office but could check into the matter upon his return.

Mr. Guardado called me back in a few minutes explaining the comment period was technically over because the original notice was published back in November.

Gosh, think about that folks.  What another  great big heaping pile of simmering ….coincidence.   A comment period prior to the District doing something to comment about – real cute.  

How could anyone comment in November about something that doesn’t happen until February?

WHY WAS THIS PUBLIC NOTICE (if this is even what KAMPA was referring to) REQUIRED BY THE USDA TO BE RE-PUBLISHED?  (It was a requirement according to PETE KAMPA but quite frankly the man does not always tell the truth so who knows what is actually happening?)

Surely such a new requirement (if requested by the federal government) would be in writing if concerning half a million dollars in federal grant money, and if so, why wasn’t that correspondence in the board packet so customers might understand what was happening?

Come to think of it, that was the same packet that the LDPCSD OFFICE MANAGER and BOARD SECRETARY SYNDIE MARCHESIELLO FAILED TO ATTACH to three of the five attendees long standing requests to be provided electronic agenda/committee and packet information.      

Remember when I contacted MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT by telephone inquiring about the compliance reporting having stopped since PETE KAMPA arrived? That was on February 10th and 11th.

I believe MID called the district and provided a head’s up game plan which resulted in the LDPCSD quickly planning on February 11th that special meeting after a four day weekend to rescind the resolution on February 16, 2016.   (KAMPA WAS BUSY PICKING UP ANOTHER “REMOTE GENERAL MANAGER’S POSITION” in LOS OSOS) 

Meanwhile MID is scrubbing their official records and memories of the 16 years of water license 11395 compliance reporting.  (Well at least they don’t use arson of their administration office for unwanted records.)  My Certified Request makes it out of the West Sacramento Post Office the following day (February 12th) in route to Merced – then it’s never scanned again.  POOF!  Coincidence.  A month or so later I find out LDPCSD President Danny Johnson suggested on Feb 16th at the Special Meeting that our attorney rename the “Outside MID POU Report something else less “negative”.    Then later on March 3, 2016 MID’s “legal unresponsive response” doesn’t even acknowledge 16 years of monthly compliance reporting they required our district to make because we couldn’t follow the regulations of water license 11395.  Their efforts couldn’t find 16 years of reports they requested?  Wow what a coincidence.

 Mr. Guardado then asked that I put my request for the information in writing and mail per the address in the public notice so he could contact the district and obtain whatever information he might need.  I advised I was only interested in what had already been submitted for the review – not what the district might say or produce now.  I thanked him and promised to have something in the mail later that day (Monday)[Sorry, it’s 0549 in the morning and I haven’t had any sleep.  I accidentally posted incomplete material and have been trying to finish since but I’m exhausted.  Think I just lost a bunch of stuff also.]

Typed up the request <below> and made two copies in case I decided to “hand deliver” the request to the USDA Office in Modesto and have some Taco Bell for lunch in Waterford on the way.  (That’s one thing I miss about living in a city – an available variety of fast food! lol)  USDA Jose Guardado request

Just before I left my house I checked my mailbox and discover USPS correspondence regarding my lost Certified Mail public information request to the MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT (holder of the water license the LDPCSD has operated under). <below>   After reading the polite but unhelpful letter (never answered some of my questions including THE BIG ONE where the next mail stop was for Certified Mail leaving that West Sacramento Post Office in route to Merced) I knew I was driving to Modesto.  Heck, if I can’t trust United States Postal Service $7.00 Certified Mail how would I know if Mr. Guardado received just regular “snail mail”?  Wait a week or two then telephone again?  This is how things go.  So OFF I go to Modesto.

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OH YEAH, Waterford Taco Bell!

Government Center on Cornucopia Way x Crows Landing Modesto.

Government Center on Cornucopia Way x Crows Landing Modesto.

THE USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT MODESTO OFFICE (in the Tuolumne Building to the right) is kind of misleading since Mr. Jose Guardado is “in the field” most of the time and only occasionally  shares office space at the address in the pubic notice.  When I was advised by another employee of the building that Mr. Guardado could not be contacted and may not be back until after the office closed I figured just dropping off the request personally and getting a stamped copy as receipt was worth the 98.6 mile round trip.  I asked the office representative Sara if she would mind explaining why a copy couldn’t be viewed in writing.

Everyone helpful but who I needed to see just wasn't in that day. Still dropped off request though.

Everyone helpful but who I needed to see just wasn’t in that day. Still dropped off request though.

<INSERT>  I want to make it perfectly clear that I sensed no willful or unnecessary obstruction what-so-ever – they are just two different department/agencies doing different jobs.  Everyone I spoke with was extremely helpful and understanding of the situation.

Now in all fairness, Mr. Guardado had no idea I was just going to show up at the listed office in the Public Notice without an appointment – heck, either did I when I talked with him earlier on the telephone because I had not read the USPS response yet.   Still, it would have been nice if a copy were left in that Modesto office for potential public review without requiring a USDA representative to be present, but making copies of all such assessments without knowing of a preexisting interest doesn’t make sense either.  Guess we’ll just have to wait awhile to see what the District submitted as the service area for this new well.

WHICH DISTRICT SERVICE MAP/411 DID PETE KAMPA/DISTRICT PROVIDE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO OBTAIN 1/2 MILLION DOLLAR GRANT for a ground well to provide water outside the legal place of Use?

 

PREVIOUS POST REGARDING CPUC APPROVED DISTRICT SERVICE AREA:

DETAIL DICTATES DECADES OF DISTRICT DECEIT – BIG piece of puzzle found

THIS IS THE ORIGINAL DISTRICT SERVICE MAP ON FILE WITH AND USED BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

THIS IS THE ORIGINAL DISTRICT SERVICE MAP ON FILE WITH AND USED BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

MID JULY 2008 POU MAP

 

IF HOWEVER, one of those other maps which shows district service outside the permitted L11395 service boundary is used (such as below) this again documents the District’s continued intention to expand district water service beyond what was legally transferred by Sierra Highlands Water Company (the actual permitted water service area for which every property owner in the subdivision has been paying for decades.) 

NOTICE THAT THE MID PLACE OF USE MAP IS IDENTICAL TO THE ORIGINAL SERVICE AREA MAP WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE ONLY LEGALLY ANNEXED PROPERTY - THE SOUTH SHORE CLUB 2,010 ACRES TO THE WEST BELOW DON PEDRO RESERVIOR

 

SO THAT BRINGS US RIGHT BACK TO SQUARE ONE WITH THE QUESTION:

WHY SHOULD 99% OF LEGALLY ENTITLED CUSTOMERS UNDER WATER LICENSE 11395 (THOSE THAT LIVE IN THE SUBDIVISION WHO CONSUME WATER INCLUDING THOSE PROPERTY OWNERS WHO PAY AN AVAILABILITY FEE ON PROPERTY TAXES FOR FUTURE WATER SERVE) BE FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR EXTENDING WATER SERVICE TO NON-ENTITLED PROPERTIES BY USE OF EXPENSIVE GROUND WELLS CONSTRUCTED WITH PUBLIC FUNDS?

(AND ONCE AGAIN – THESE OUTSIDE PLACE OF USE PROPERTIES ARE NOT THE TRADITIONAL HOME SITES AS WAS OBVIOUSLY CONTEMPLATED IN WATER LICENSE 11395 (UNDER WHICH THE LDPCSD HAS OPERATED FOR OVER THREE DECADES) FOR THE SUBDIVISION, IN FACT, MANY ARE PROPOSED COMPETING SUBDIVISIONS THAT NEED OUR WATER!)

CRAP CRAP CRAP – I’m so tired I just deleted a bunch of photos and other stuff!

TRY AGAIN:  TRIP BACK FROM MODESTO MONDAY:

LOOKS GOOD BUT WILL LAKE DON PEDRO GET SOME?

LOOKS GOOD BUT WILL LAKE DON PEDRO GET SOME?

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What’s happening at Lake McClure since these storms?

Houseboats still in parking lots

Houseboats still in parking lots

Barrett Cove-Strange no seeing the marina

Barrett Cove-Strange not seeing the marina

Boat launching from McClure Point again

Boat launching from McClure Point again

MORE COMING

Hey the old train bridge concrete supports are practically under water again!

Hey the old train bridge concrete supports are practically under water again!

Lavender covered hills

Lavender covered hills

WHERE IS THIS NEW WELL IN BACK OF THE LDPCSD?

 

Is this the new well site, center right?

Is this the new well site, center right?

TO the left is the back of the LDPCSD COMPOUND – here’s a better zoom shot:

White tanks, vehicles and back of LDPCSD Office, to right raw water tank behind trees

TO THE LEFT: White tanks, vehicles and CENTER  of LDPCSD Office, to right raw water tank behind trees

 

Power is running out there overhead -

Power is running out there overhead –

IS THIS ANOTHER NEW GROUND WELL SITE

Local subdivision ponds almost spilling -good to see again

Local subdivision ponds almost spilling -good to see again

Rain has made the golf course's rough even rougher

Rain has made the golf course’s rough look even rougher but it’s still rather attractive

 

SHOULD PROBABLY GO BACK TO THE NAME HIDDEN HILLS GOLF CLUB

 

My best to you and yours, Lew

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