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November 20, 2018 Board of Director's Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 7:03 pm. In attendance were Board Members Tim Pendleton, Barry Braman, Joanne Kayser, Karen Kayser, Garry Everson, Ruby Cosby, Anna Riquelme and Site Manager, Kari Lee. No shareholders were in attendance.

The minutes of the October 18, 2018 board meeting were reviewed. Barry Braman moved to accept the minutes as written. Ruby Cosby seconded the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 7-0-0.

The October 2018 Financial Report was reviewed. Karen Kayser moved to accept the Financial Report as presented. Garry Everson seconded the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 7-0-0.

Old Business:

None

New Business:

a. New Assembly Bills were recently passed by Sacramento.

SB998 was developed to protect the consumer in regards to late/shut off policies. It will require all water companies in California to not only put a written policy in place but also requires said policy to be translated into 6 different, specified languages (English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Tagalog).  Although we currently have a late/shut off policy in place (in English and Spanish), we will need to make a few small changes to adapt to their specific requirement and we will be looking into getting it translated into the other 4 remaining languages after the 1st of the year.

AB 1668 is creating new standards and reporting requirements for water in general but the part that will directly affect AMWC is the “indoor and outdoor residential water use” regulation of a required limit of 50 gallons of water per person, per day. This bill is slated to take effect in 2030.

Co. Status:

a. Grant is in the preliminary engineering report stage. Once an engineering firm is chosen they will perform the report as required by the state so we can hopefully enter the “construction” phase soon.

b. The board discussed adding shut off valves to the customer's side of the meter once we start replacing the meters in the “construction phase” to help alleviate the high cost of replacing the curb stops (due to customers improperly using the curb stops to shut off their water for various reasons). Staff will look into the cost of that.

No Adjournment to Executive Session was necessary as there weren’t any Shareholders in attendance.

Executive Session:

a. Co Items

b. Employee items

No Adjournment to General Session as no Shareholders in attendance.

Ruby Cosby moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Karen Kayser. The motion passed by a vote of 7-0-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:03 pm.

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Just a reminder that the Averydale website, amwclancaster.org, will provide you with all kinds of information such as: how to: start, stop service or change account details. Upcoming events, how to report a leak, board meeting minutes, payments, water rates, conversion chart, conservation tips, community and water news, etc.

PLEASE NOTE: All Averydale employees have employee badges with photos to identify themselves.

If someone approaches you stating they are from the water company, please, ask them to show you their employee badge.

If you ever have any questions, please call the office at 661-946-2256.


Averydale employees will NEVER ask you to pay your bill out in the field.


All payments are to be made at the office by check, cash, money order or debit/credit card.


It is our goal to provide clean water and the best service to our customers while keeping you informed of all the new laws and changes coming from the governing agencies that we, as a company, must adhere to.


We always encourage any questions you may have about any of these processes.

The board would like to remind every shareholder that if you have an issue or question pertaining to AMWC, please call the office, bring your concerns to the office in writing, or attend a board meeting in person

(with 24 hrs written notice per AB240).


AMWC’s Board Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the office and are open for “eligible persons” to attend upon written request that must be received in the office (via mail, email or personal delivery), at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting per AB240 (Section 2.14305.2(b)).

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