SCVWD to host April 16 hearing on water rate hike in Morgan Hill
District proposes raising water charges by up to 13.8 percent
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Chesbro Reservoir off Oak Glen Avenue in Morgan Hill, pictured in a December 2014 file photo.
Posted: Monday, April 6, 2015 1:49 pm | Updated: 2:21 pm, Mon Apr 6, 2015.
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The Santa Clara Valley Water District will lead an open house and public hearing on groundwater production and proposed rate hikes for South County customers April 16 at Morgan Hill City Council Chambers.
The district, which supplies wholesale drinking water to retailers and municipalities such as the city of Morgan Hill, has proposed increasing groundwater charges by up to 13.8 percent for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The current groundwater charge for municipal and industrial users is $319 per acre foot, and district staff has proposed raising that to a maximum of $363 per acre foot for 2015-16.
An acre foot of water is enough to supply a family of five for two years with drinking and household water.
The maximum proposed rate assumes another dry year in the current, ongoing historic statewide drought, according to SCVWD staff. Santa Clara County groundwater supplies depend largely on imported water and rainfall, both of which have fallen dramatically since the drought started more than three years ago.
Sources throughout the state, from which SCVWD imports about 26 percent of its total groundwater supply, are drying up, according to district staff. As a result, SCVWD anticipates spending about $4 million in extra costs in South County to “secure imported water supply, support water conservation rebate efforts, conduct aggressive water conservation outreach and develop future purified water supplies.”
For agricultural water users, SCVWD has proposed increasing rates from $19.14 (current) to $21.79 (2015-16) per acre foot.
“A smooth series of water rate increases had been a part of our long-range planning to address much needed water supply infrastructure investments,” SCVWD CEO Beau Goldie said in a press release. “However, the historic drought has resulted in urgent expenditures that are essential to continue providing a reliable water supply, maintaining a healthy groundwater basin, avoiding the serious consequences of groundwater overdrafting, and avoiding land subsidence and saltwater intrusion.”
An open house at the Morgan Hill Chambers, 17565 Peak Ave., will take place 6 p.m. April 16, with a public hearing and presentation at 7 p.m.
MAYBE if they did not pay the ceo 500k, and he was doing his job, planning for desalination plants etc. i do believe thats were the ex ceo is at water desal president google Stan williams. or not wasting 33 million on un-need it projects, even myself and others like Mr Murhead have proven IT, spent over 3 million on the boardroom and were asking for another 3 million plus 33 million for un-needed IT projects. when i ran the AV, geroge kamenjati told me to buy and write contracts for over 40k worth of equipment and software programming, it all sits, and Anderson integration po not even touched. or take the IOC i designed one, ordered 100k in equipment, then they cancelled it, payed 30% restock and built another whose money is this tax payers, look at the board meeting on 10 28 14( TWO SPEECHES ON 10 28 2014 BUT GO TO VALLEYWATER.ORG AND WATCH THIS GUY DOUG……… JUST RIP THEM A NEW deal item 2.1 timestamp 16.51-over 45 mn long and download the av tech statements and mine and watch them just lie, Beau also, along with cio, and cao all on tape. ) THIS IS YOURS AND MY HOME OWNERS MONEY YOU SHOULD SEE HOW ITS WASTED
https://pgoeltz.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/golden-goldie-lies-scvwd-golden-spigot-crane-wreck-racialacid-scvwd/comment-page-1/ this has the pdf or go to valleywater, also read the audit 2012, which shows the pyscpaths your working with. or watch the meeting in 1 13 2015 were they lie again and are made to look like fools by mr muirhead. here is time stamp and links..
DIVERSITY AND SCVWD MANAGER AUDIT
PAULS HAND OUT
Live and Recorded Public meetings of 01/13/2015 06:00 PM REGULAR MEETING for Santa Clara Valley Water District
want to see dumb and dumbier timestamp 1.47 @scvwd tries to get another 28 million liston to Mr Muirhead(about 1.48) rip beau, jesass, and the it manager a new asshole just like when they wanted 2 million for a new boardroom due to fung/kamenjati not fixing things, this is so funny these high paid idiots, this is your tax money they try to steal, look how stupid the it manager is, like they fired the first 3, where did they find this idiot… below is links from them asking for boardroom upgrades….
WHAT IS SAD IS EVEN PEOPLE LIKE DUG MUIRHEAD ARE SPEAKING UP AS TO WHERE THE MONEY IS GOING, CITING 2001 MASTER PLAN THAT HAS NEVER BEEN USED IN IT, THE NEW IT MANAGER THE 4TH IN AS MANY YEARS WAS TOLD NOTHING OF THE LIES AND MISINFORMATION DONE BY IT MANAGERS FRANK FUNG AND GEORGE KAMENJATI…. WHO BTW STOPPED ALL WORK IN THE BOARD ROOM JUST SO THINGS WILL BREAK AND THEY CAN BUY NEW, WHO ASKED FOR NEW BOARD ROOM?? GEORGE K, SAME PERSON WHO IS SITTING ON TONS OF UNUSED GEAR..@SCVWD FEB 10TH MEETING AND LIES SCVWD 911… I CAN PROVIDE PDF OR THEY ARE ONLINE SO YOU CAN SEE THE WASTE, THIS IS ONE DEPARTMENT IT, I WOULD SAY WASTE AT SCVWD IS OVER 30 MILLION A YR. IN SWEETHEART DEALS, THEFT, EXCESS EQUIPMENT, STOLEN LAPTOPS ETC. CONTACT ME AT @PGOELTZ I CAN PROVIDE NAMES, DOCUMENTS ETC.
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SCVWD PGOELTZ 10 28 2014