Phyllis Cotta, Secretary for the Lake Don Pedro Owners’ Association, telephoned me about a week ago advising the Discoverer-Community Pipeline proposal (letter below) was to be on the next agenda.
While getting ready for this morning’s LDPOA meeting I logged on to LDPOA.com to check out the agenda and there it was:
“VII NEW BUSINESS
- Community Pipeline Publication-Lou Richards-Discussion/Action/Vote”
<<<Original letter proposal>>>
March 13, 2012
Lake Don Pedro Owners’ Association
5182 Fuentes de Flores
La Grange, CA 95329
Board of Directors,
The Lake Don Pedro Community Services District (LDPCSD) is investigating the feasibility of re-establishing the COMMUNITY PIPELINE publication to reach its water customers. You may recall this was a simple 11×17 folded newsletter containing important information regarding the district’s treatment, storage and distribution of water within our community. Unfortunately, due to financial difficulties of the past that publication was discontinued.
Maintaining, repairing, and replacing components of our forty year old water system infrastructure will continue to be an expensive proposition. Obviously Lake Don Pedro’s future depends upon the availability of quality drinking water and there could be no better time than now to educate property owners/customers as to what will be required.
The Lake Don Pedro Owners’ Association (LDPOA) currently provides its monthly corporation newsletter, THE DISCOVERER, to its membership of over 3,100 subdivision property owners through the FOOTHILL EXPRESS newspaper and would be the perfect vehicle to reach our LDPCSD customers as well. Approximately 99% of LDPCSD customers, whether local residents who pay monthly service and consumption fees or absentee unimproved property owners who pay availability fees with their property taxes, could be reached through THE DISCOVERER.
Both our organizations are designed to serve this community and co-operation in furthering our respective missions by utilizing your publication seems logical and the most efficient use of our funds. Naturally the COMMUNITY PIPELINE would be responsible for its own printing, insertion, and share of postage costs. Naturally it will be an independent publication responsible for its own content and would contain the appropriate disclaimer indicating no legal affiliation with the LDPOA or Foothill Express.
This project is only in the preliminary stage of development; however, the LDPCSD Public Relations Committee is interested in meeting with your representatives at your earliest convenience.
LDPCSD PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Took some time to address the issue, but I look forward to the discussion.
My best to you and yours, Lew
PS – Can’t wait to meet this Lou Richards guy …. sounds like we have a lot in common. LOL!