The Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) Board of Directors will hold a Special Board Meeting next week to adopt a resolution of intention around the BCVWD Water Financial Plan and Utility Rate Study. The public is encouraged to attend.
BCVWD Board of Directors Special Meeting
Date: Tuesday, January 7
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: BCVWD District Offices
560 Magnolia Avenue
Beaumont, CA 92223
BCVWD hired an independent financial expert to evaluate rate structures and related costs of service. The BCVWD Water Financial Plan and Utility Rate Study details the findings of the assessment and proposes new rates and charges for water service. For more information, contact us at email@example.com or 951-845-9581.
Please note: This Board meeting replaces the Regular Board Meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, January 8, to allow the attendance of Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc., the firm that conducted the study.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District scheduled for January 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., 560 Magnolia Ave., Beaumont, CA 92223, has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.
The next regularly scheduled Board of Directors Meeting is January 23, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., 560 Magnolia Ave, Beaumont, CA 92223.
The undersigned, John Covington, President of the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District, hereby calls a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors to be held Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the District’s Administrative Offices located at 560 Magnolia Avenue, Beaumont, California 92223.
The agenda for said meeting will be posted no later than 5:59 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020.
Dated: Thursday, January 02, 2020
Notice of Reorganization of the Board of Directors
For Calendar Year 2020
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at its Regular Meeting of December 18, 2019, the Board of Directors of the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District was reorganized as follows:
Board of Directors
President – John Covington
Vice President – David Hoffman
Secretary – Lona Williams
Treasurer – Daniel Slawson
Director – Andy Ramirez
The Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District Board of Directors generally meets the second Wednesday and fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. for its Regular Meetings. Exceptions to this schedule do occur.
Chair – John Covington
Member – Andy Ramirez
Alternate – David Hoffman
The Personnel Committee generally meets the fourth Monday of the odd months at 5:30 p.m. Exceptions to this schedule do occur.
Finance and Audit Committee
Chair – David Hoffman
Member – Daniel Slawson
Alternate – Lona Williams
The Finance and Audit Committee generally meets the first Thursday of the month at 3 p.m. Exceptions to this schedule do occur.
Meetings are held at the BCVWD Administrative Office, 560 Magnolia Ave., Beaumont, CA 92223. Meeting agendas can be found on the District’s website: https://bcvwd.org a minimum of 72 hours prior to the meeting.
While rainy weather and flash flood warnings are impacting our local area this week, elevated fire risk and potential public safety power shutoffs still a concern for much of California. Power outages and inclement weather can sometimes impact water delivery.
Did you know BCVWD has an alert update system to keep you informed in the event of a water service outage? We share real-time information on our website, via email notifications and on our phone system. If an outage occurs, go to https://bcvwd.org/outage for details.
“This fall, our community has already experienced widespread elevated fire risk and flood warnings,” said Board President John Covington, on behalf of the Board of Directors. “BCVWD is dedicated to keeping our customers informed in situations that could impact water delivery. We encourage local residents to check with their power company for information about potential power outages.”
BEAUMONT-CHERRY VALLEY WATER DISTRICT NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR 2017 WATER PIPELINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE OF PUBLIC REVIEW OF A PROPOSED MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION
Notice is Hereby Given: The Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (District) is the lead agency on the below-described project and has prepared a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the proposed 2017 WATER PIPELINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT (Project) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The District has determined that the Project will have a less than significant effect on the environment, with mitigation and therefore the MND was prepared. The complete Project description, location and the potential environmental effects are contained in the MND, which is available to the public for review.
Project Title: 2017 WATER PIPELINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT
Project Location and Description: Various. Specific locations can be reviewed at www.bcvwd.org
Mitigations Measures: The District has incorporated the project mitigation measures for potentially
significant project impacts related to biological and cultural resources. The mitigation measures are included in the MND.
Document Availability and Public Review Timeline: The review period for the MND will be from October 7, 2019 to November 7, 2019. Copies of the MND and construction drawings can be reviewed at the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District Main Office building located at 560 Magnolia Avenue, Beaumont, CA 92223. Copies can also be viewed at the District’s website at the following address: https://bcvwd.org. Please submit your written comments to Mark Swanson, Senior Engineer, Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District, 560 Magnolia Avenue, Beaumont, CA 92223, email firstname.lastname@example.org, (951) 845-9581.
Public Hearing: The Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District Board of Directors will consider adoption of the Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration for this project on November 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District Main Office, 560 Magnolia Avenue, Beaumont, Ca 92223. You are invited to attend this meeting and present public testimony regarding this project. Inquiries should be directed to Mark Swanson, Senior Engineer, Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District by email: email@example.com or by phone: (951) 845-9581.
If you would like to view the District Board Agenda and Staff Report on this matter, please visit the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District Website at https://bcvwd.org . Select “Board Information” and then “Board Meeting Agendas.” The Agenda and Reports are published to the website 72 hours immediately preceding the Board meeting when these matters will be heard.
If you challenge this project in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the District at, or prior to, the public hearing.
Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District Invites you to celebrate our centennial year!
October 9, 2019 AT 6:00 P.M.
Refreshments will be served in the BCVWD Board Room
560 Magnolia Ave. Beaumont, CA 92223
*BCVWD Regular Board Meeting will Immediately Follow
BCVWD actively engages in regional and local water supply solutions Bay-Delta Water Tour provides opportunity to interact with state water system
Remaining involved in conversations about local and regional water supply solutions is an important part of BCVWD’s dedication to leading the industry in water resource management, while also providing safe, reliable water to customers.
In June, BCVWD staff and Board members explored the complex system that provides imported water to the agency’s customers at the Water Education Foundation’s Bay-Delta Water Tour. Water imported from the State Water Project makes up a substantial portion of BCVWD’s supply.
“BCVWD customers have relied on this source of imported water for more than a decade,” said Board of Directors President John Covington. “The magnitude of this resource does not go unappreciated. As our community keeps growing, we will continue to develop local supplies, balancing our demands from the Delta with our own local resources.”
The tour traveled the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, which is a 720,000-acre network of islands and canals that supports the state’s water system. Topics covered included Delta planning initiatives, the proposed tunnels projects, water project operations, fish passage, ecosystem restoration, levees and flood management, Delta agriculture, storage, and drinking water quality and water supply reliability.
“The tour painted the picture of perspective when it comes to water management in California,” said James Bean, BCVWD Assistant Director of Operations. “It’s important to work diligently in developing local water supplies such as recycled water and storm water capture to reduce our community’s dependence on imported water. However, with most of the state’s water supply in the north and large populations in the south, it is vital to invest in the projects that allow deliveries through the State Water Project. “The collective management of this precious resource is imperative for future generations,” Bean added.