Letter to the Editor About Garberville Waterboard Meeting
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[To the Community,]Its time again for another GSD board meeting. As usual items not on the agenda will not be discussed, though they could be if the board so desired. Issues brought up, in most board situations would be placed on the next scheduled board meeting agenda, but the GSD seems to put them off until they feel like they have time. Not very conducive to public participation! Or the issue is run through the subjective crucible of the General Manager, who decides whether he wants to put it on the agenda. Since most issues have to do with his actions, or wishful actions, many do not make the cut. Or he may inadequately discuss the issue in his GM report which really isn’t the same as putting it on the agenda.
Coming up this week –
1/ Pot growing ordinance. If you grow weed in your yard the board might make the water use special, more expensive! And the GM will come to your place and see if he approves of your setup! Sort of code enforcement by GSD. Not really their mission.
2/ Ordinance Changes & residual (out of date) sections not being addressed.
According to Assembly Bill 2299 that came into effect January 1, 2017, changes to buildings, plumbing, etc. on your property are not in the purview of the GSD at all. Its between you and the building department. No GSD. The District is being asked to ignore this law. The GM wants to inspect every thing. If you build a bathroom for granny and you don’t inform him, the GM wants you financially liable for inspection costs etc. What would you need a licensed plumber/builder for if you have the GM? More and more power over your property is what seems to be the agenda of your public water district.
These and other issues that are important will be discussed! Or maybe they won’t.
July 25th at the District Office, in Garberville – Members of the public/ratepayers needed to let the board know how you feel.