Well, perhaps this is the reason the LDPCSD refuses to provide the 1993 MERCED IRRIGATION DISTRICT SHAPE FILE MAP which former GM/Treasurer PETER KAMPA fraudulently used to RECONFIGURE THE LDPCSD’s WATER SERVICE AREA ….. so as to include all the LAFCO ANNEXATIONS (Tuolumne and Mariposa county Local Agency Formation Commissions) Kampa surreptitiously orchestrated twenty years ago without LDPCSD Board authority (1994-1997) – much less knowledge? What’s to prevent the same thing from happening again? And again? And again?
A SPECIAL BENEFIT WATER SERVICE SHOULD BE FUNDED BY THOSE WHO REQUIRE THE SPECIAL BENEFIT – DUH!
I have no problem with the district providing a special benefit water service to properties outside water license 11395 (which restricts MERCED RIVER WATER service to the subdivision and golf course area as planned) so long as those special benefit using LAFCO ANNEXED PROPERTY OWNERS PAY FOR ALL THE ADDITIONAL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THAT “SPECIAL BENEFIT BLENDED GROUNDWATER SERVICE” (necessary to circumvent 11395 POU restrictions) water which must be produced from 1/2 million dollar groundwater wells.
A “STANDBY FEE” MEANT ENTITLED….. “AVAILABILITY” MEANS “MAYBE” IF OTHER THAN MERCED RIVER WATER
Subdivision property owners have been paying for district water since the beginning, either through consumptive use of water or the anticipated future use and most of those properties don’t use water but still pay a STANDBY FEE on their property taxes. The STANDBY FEE meant that at ANY TIME UPON THE OWNERS REQUEST THEY WOULD BE FURNISHED WATER SERVICE THEY HAD BEEN “STANDBY-PAYING” for years. Then the STANDBY FEE was renamed “AVAILABILITY FEE” to obscure the difference between THOSE ENTITLED TO WATER (STANDBY) and those the district furnished a special benefit and more expensive water service while the majority of ENTITLED WATER USERS paid for all additional costs of that special benefit groundwater service outside the PLACE OF USE for Merced River water in the subdivision (thus “availability fee”).
WHAT A SCAM. Last time (the second PETER KAMPA TOUR OF DUTY 2014-2019) they drilled for water it was quite a financial loss for 13 “dusters”! (No water, or the lack of quality potable water). How much money per a dry well hole? Customers were told at the time between $15,000 – $20,000, likely that cost has not gone down.
So here we go again only continuing the Peter Kampa delusion of “a foothill water empire” for all the LAFCO annexed property plans……develop more OUTSIDE PLACE OF USE PROPERTIES (COUNTY LAFCO ANNEXATIONS INTO DISTRICT – in violation to their own operating regulations) then develop more extremely expensive groundwater wells in a drought prone area to supply more water. Misuse of more government grant money to circumvent clear water license restrictions. Any surprise even our ELECTIONS ARE NOW NOTHING BUT FRAUD?
WHERE WILL THE WATER FROM THESE PROPOSED NEW GROUND WELLS GO? Hummm…. I wonder – NOT!
Last time the plan included several new residential subdivisions adjacent to the original Sierra Highlands Water Company subdivision, which was later renamed the Lake Don Pedro subdivision. Gosh….why did Boise Cascade abandon all its groundwater wells 40 years ago? Can you imagine attempting to support the water consumption of more subdivisions in a drought prone area where groundwater wells are unreliable and extremely expensive while the owners within the Lake Don Pedro subdivision (who don’t need a “blended water” for ENTITLED SERVICE) pay for all the extra costs?
WHY NO MORE WATER SERVICE FOR FUTURE HOMES ON AN ENTITLED LAKE DON PEDRO SUBDIVISION LOT?
What is the district going to do when there isn’t enough water to supply the 3,000+ residential subdivision properties whose owners have been paying a “STANDBY FEE” since day one?
Lake Don Pedro subdivision property owners are only the DEEP POCKET FOR THIS CONTINUING WATER SCAM LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENTS AND LAFCOs CREATED YET CONTINUE TO IGNORE. (Pssst! Hiding past LAFCO annexation paperwork doesn’t make the resulting problem go away.)
This continuing and UNETHICAL SUBSIDIZED SPECIAL BENEFIT GROUNDWATER SUBSTITUTION PROGRAM FOR LAFCO ANNEXATIONS sure does distract from the wonderful accomplishments that have taken place with GM/Treasurer McGowan at the helm. Sure hope he is not part of a continuing betrayal of entitled customers.
Below is the next LDPCSD meeting agenda and packet. What do you think?