VALLEY CENTER MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, July 12, 2004
Time: 2:00 P.M.
Place: Board Room
29300 Valley Center Road
Valley Center, CA 92082
The Valley Center Municipal Water District Board of Directors’ meeting was called to order by President Broomell at 2:00 P.M.
Board members present were: Directors Broomell, Polito, Aleshire and Haskell. Director Stone was absent. Staff members present were: General Manager Arant, District Engineer Jewell, Director of Finance Jeffrey, Director of Operations Dacus, IT Specialist Learue and Board Secretary Stetson. Other staff members present were: GIS/Mapping Technician Garcia, Administrative Assistant Doerr, Consumer Services Assistant Baker, and Engineering Technician May. Spectators present were: Mr. Lauritzen, representative from Senator Hollingsworth and Assemblyman Haynes offices, Mrses. Steinbeck and Cassillius, representatives from Supervisor Horn’s office, Mrs. Jewell, Mr. Feld, Mr. and Mrs. Roth and others.
1. Presentations Recognizing the District’s 50th Anniversary of Water and Wastewater Service:
General Manager Arant reported that in researching the District’s historical documents in preparation for the 50th anniversary celebration, the commitment and dedication of many of the residents in the Valley Center community to form a water district and secure a reliable water supply became evident. Meetings to initiate the process of obtaining imported water service through the San Diego County Water Authority and Metropolitan Water District were held starting in February 1953. With the support of the community, petitions for the formation and incorporation of a municipal water district were submitted to the County Clerk in February of 1954. On June 21, 1954, residents of Valley Center approved the formation of the Valley Center Municipal Water District by a vote of 406 to 63 and the District was officially incorporated by the Secretary of State on July 12, 1954. This action was followed by an approval vote to join the San Diego County Water Authority and Metropolitan Water District which became official on May 9, 1955.
By January of 1956, bonds totaling $1.6 million were issued, which had been approved by the voters to construct the first water facilities that included 3 aqueduct connections, 246,000 feet of pipe, 5 pumping stations and 3 reservoirs with 3 million gallons of storage. The Valley Center residents’ vision, initiative and commitment during the formative years were recognized as it secured the imported water supply so vital for our community’s growth and prosperity. A video commemorating the District’s 50th anniversary was shown which had been prepared by District Engineer Jewell depicting the importance of Metropolitan’s and the San Diego County Water Authority’s aqueduct systems to the region, the changes in the District’s service area since the water district was formed, and included a tribute to the District’s employees who have served the community.
A California Legislature Joint Resolution was presented by Mr. Lauritzen, who was representing Senator Dennis Hollingsworth and Assembly Member Raymond Haynes. The Joint Member Resolution No. 153 dated the 12th day of July 2004, and signed by Senator Hollingsworth and Assembly Member Haynes states that “Resolved by Senator Dennis Hollingsworth and Assembly Member Raymond N. Haynes, that the Valley Center Municipal Water District be commended on the celebration of its fiftieth anniversary and on the vital role it has played in providing water and wastewater reclamation needs to the people of the district, and that it be extended best wishes for continued success in the future.”
A Proclamation from the County of San Diego was presented to the Board by Dorothy Steinbeck, representative of Supervisor Bill Horn. Mrs. Steinbeck and Mrs. Cassillius, also from Supervisor Horn’s office, commended the Board noting the vital role they have played in overseeing a District that has continued to affordably and reliably provide water service to its constituents which has sustained agriculture in the community. The Proclamation signed by the County Board of Supervisors states, “Be it proclaimed by Chairwoman Dianne Jacob and all members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors on this 12th day of July 2004 that they commend the Valley Center Municipal Water District for outstanding service, leadership and commitment to the people of San Diego County, and do hereby declare this day to be ‘Valley Center Municipal Water District Day’ throughout San Diego County.”
President Broomell expressed his gratitude for the Joint Legislature Resolution and the County Proclamation and thanked staff members for their dedication and outstanding job over the years in implementing the policies established by the Board of Directors.
2. Valley Center Municipal Water District Resolution Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Water and Wastewater Service to the Community:
Upon motion by Polito, seconded by Aleshire and unanimously carried, the following resolution, entitled:
RESOLUTION NO. 2004-28
RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
THE VALLEY CENTER MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT
COMMEMORATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE
VALLEY CENTER MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT
was adopted by the following vote, to wit:
AYES: Directors Broomell, Polito, Aleshire and Haskell
ABSENT: Director Stone
3. Upon motion by Polito, seconded by Haskell and unanimously carried, the meeting was adjourned at