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December 16, 2010 (Taken from PSWID board minutes)
b. Discuss and take possible action related to acquisition of the Solitude Trails Domestic Water Improvement District.
Sam Schwalm commented that he felt there was no need to acquire the Solitude Trails District since we already have access to the water.
Pam Mason commented on the original agreement between Solitude Trails and Brooks Utilities. She reminded the Board that in that agreement when the last lot was sold in the development the Solitude Trails Water District would be turned over to the Brooks Utilities system. Given that the current Board eliminated that part of the agreement when new water sharing agreements were signed, she felt it an insult to the community for STDWID to petition the Board to purchase their water district or for the Board to consider such a purchase.
Ron Calderon indicated he feels that the acquisition would be worth the effort based on the additional revenue produced and the elimination of having to pay for water sharing. He also mentioned that the STDWID has good potential deep well drilling sites. Board discussion followed. The consensus was to allow CH2MHill time to develop a Master Plan for the District, and then evaluate the need and potential value of such an acquisition. Gary asked Ron to join Don Smith and participate on the Supplemental Water Committee.
January 20, 2011 (Taken from PSWID Supplemental Water Committee Meeting minutes)
Mark Fumusa was present and discussed the need to complete a purchase by the Board of the Solitude Trails Well. He described the possible solutions to the purchase. Don Smith suggested a meeting between the PSWID board and the Solitude Trails board to discuss possible resolutions.
February 3, 2010. (Taken from PSWID board minutes)
e. Presentation by Mark Fumusa concerning the acquisition of the Solitude Trails Domestic Water Improvement District by the Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District. Mark Fumusa, Chairman of Solitude Trails Domestic Water Improvement District, provided a handout and gave a presentation proposing that instead of re-negotiating the existing water sharing agreement, he would sell the assets of his district to the PSWID. The proposal involved a $500,000.00 interest free sale of the assets of his district to PSWID payable monthly. He estimated that the outgo was offset by the income based on the fact that the transaction would transfer 49 water customers from his district to PSWID. Sam Schwalm asked a question related to the agreement STDWID had with BUI providing that when the last lot was sold the water would go back to the district.
April 17, 2010. (Taken from PSWID board minutes)
Board discussion on water sharing agreements
At Solitude Trails we should keep charges the same, take over costs of electric and maintenance, and remove the clause related to the last lot sold.
May 8, 2010 (Taken from PSWID board minutes)
a. Presentation by Mark Fumusa, Chairman STDWID, concerning the acquisition of the Solitude Trails Domestic Water Improvement District by the Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District. Mark began his presentation by providing a legal conclusion from his attorney related to how Arizona law would authorize one domestic water district to purchase the assets of another domestic water district. He then reviewed his proposal for the purchase of the assets of STDWID by PSWID for a sale price of $500,000 interest free for 15 years. He outlined the terms and conditions of his proposal that he feels provides for the acquisition of STDWID by PSWID by a “break even” no “out
of pocket” transaction. He addressed several questions from District Board Members present, and a Board Discussion followed. No further action taken at this time.
My comment: So in effect we gift the system back to Solitude Trails and less than four weeks later Mark Fumusa wants to sell it back to PSWID for $500,000.
I do have some history and an opinion.
Back in 1996 Rich Williamson E & R Pine Water Company was called before the ACC for violating an existing ban on supplying developers with new main water lines. Gila County and ADEQ came in for some criticism as well. Full details available in New Times article dated Thursday July 18, 1996. Heading: Tapped Out.
As a result Mark Fumusa Solitude Trails Developer had to find his own water source. He subsequently used two wells one in Cimmaron Pines and another in Portal III. The water was fed into the existing E & R water system and using E & R piping was wheeled/fed to Solitude Trails development. By means of using a meter any excess water provided by the two wells could be used by E & R, and Solitude Trails Domestic Water Improvement District would be compensated accordingly. This in a very simple form is the basis for the original Water Sharing Agreement. The ACC were still involved in the case and it was determined that when the Solitude Trails last lot was sold their system would then become the property of E & R Pine Water Company which later was purchased by Brooke Utilities.
April 20, 2008. (Taken from Solitude Trails Domestic Water Improvement District Board Meeting minutes)
“The Board Members reviewed the progress of the Pine/Strawberry water situation. Mark (Fumusa) is on the Supplemental Water Committee of the PSWID which is looking into supplemental water supplies for the PSWID. The PSWID board has agreed to pursue buying Pine Water Company. If PSWID buys Pine Water Company what will become of our current contract? The Board discussed several what if:
If PSWID cancels the current contract we are still STDWID and will renegotiate a new contract.
If PSWID wants to continue the contract as is we may have several options considering whether we want to remain a Domestic Water Improvement District (DWID) or if we want to get out of the water business. The board wants to maintain a secure and steady water supply to the district members. It is necessary for the Board to remain up to date on the progress of the PSWID Board actions to protect our district’s water”
Comment: No guesses as to who else would become involved in the Water Supplemental Committee meetings held in the Ray Pugel /Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty conference room.
Get well soon, be kind to yourself and do what the Doctor says. Take all the time you need and know we will be looking forward to your return. God Bless.
Hope you can make it out because it does not look like the preview version!!!
Two agendas posted one for executive session which is at 5:pm the other is for open meeting scheduled for 6:pm.
Executive Session Agenda
CH2M Hill Contract
Complaints from subcontractors
Emergency Response Plan
Regular Meeting (some of the items)
Election of Officers
Board Members Reports i.e. Support Services Committee, Water Enhancement Committee, Customer Service Committee.
CH2M Hill monthly report. Repair Order Status, Wells and Tanks, Vehicles, Well Tests, Future Projects.
CH2M Hill DM to report on tank replacements, bids for electrical work.
CH2M Hill Accounting re potential billing software upgrade.
Mark Fumusa Developer/Realtor - Solitude Trails, Pine. He requested to present information for discussion/action regarding the Solitude Trails new well drilling and storage capacity.
Board discussion WIFA grants.
Board discussion regarding final version of the Water Master Plan
Progress report from two board members on revising PSWID contract with Management Company CH2M Hill.
Mr. MikeD I have actually lived under socialized medicine. Respectfully suggest you research what treatment and drugs are withheld from the general public. It is reported in the British press daily.
Mr. Hamric I did read the article you referenced, thank you. The decision makers including those in Washington refuse to acknowledge what happens under socialized medicine. Here in the US we are repeating the mistakes made in Great Britain and other parts of Europe including not controlling illegal immigration. We are already paying for abuse of the welfare system and sub standard medical treatment on a large scale is right around the corner. We need to stop burying our heads in the sand and pay attention.
Don Smith did not even run in the November 2014 election.
Wishing all a Healthy Happy New Year!!
PS I maybe classified a senior citizen but I still took a ride on my toboggan down the street this morning :-)
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