Chemeketa Park Board of Directors Meeting is Thursday, January 13th at 7:00 via Zoom. Please see attached Agenda and link to attend the meeting. Hope to see you there!
Chemeketa Park Mutual Water Company
Board of Directors Meeting
January 13, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Due to the public safety restrictions issued by the Santa Clara County Department of Health, the Board of Directors will hold the monthly meeting this month via Zoom. All residents are welcome to attend.
Topic: Chemeketa Board Meeting - January 2022
Time: Jan 13, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Call to Order
Review and Adopt Minutes
Expenditures, budget, past due accounts
Capital project status
Firewise program update
Water operations report
Montevina chloramine startup
Sanitary survey response
Los Gatos Creek system status
Transmission line project status
Short well project status
Playground / Clubhouse / Community
Proposed playground structure
Apache stairs project
Clubhouse septic and other repairs
The Good News: Our community reduced its water consumption during the month of July by 16%. Way to go! We still need to reduce even more, the goal is 20%, but this shows the dedication and mindfulness of our neighbors to help make a difference. Thank you!
The Not So Good News: Moody Gulch, the source of our water, is flowing at about 58% of its usual capacity, and that capacity will most likely continue to decline over the next couple of warm months. That leaves us with a gap of 42% that is being filled by the Montevina Pipeline (SJW). While it is good that we have an alternate source of water, it is an additional cost to the budget. Based on using San Jose Water (SJW) at a rate of about 9 gpm, it costs our community $2,725 per month at this point. If we don’t get rain until December, and we continue at this rate over the next 5 months we will have spent $13,620 extra for water!
The Promising News: There is work underway to re-establish the Los Gatos Creek as an additional source of water. This has many hurdles to overcome but it is being actively pursued, finally. The other promising news is that a project has begun to improve the water transmission piping, which will increase the transfer rates of moving water to the storage tanks, thus filling the tanks more efficiently. While being good news for both items, we as a community must conserve, conserve.
ACTION item for the entire Community – Continue with the good conservation efforts but KEEP REDUCING. We saved at a rate of 16% this past month – let’s get to 20% by the next Board Meeting, September 9th. We can do this!
There are water saving tips on the website and the Board will continue to send tips via the water bill and the Mailchimp email. If you have not signed up for email updates on important community issues, go to: www.chemeketapark.org/subscribe/ .
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