Pam Mason

Pam Mason 1 month, 4 weeks ago on 188 The Question Is... Water-sharing agreements.

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.


Pam Mason 1 month, 4 weeks ago on 188 The Question Is... Water-sharing agreements.

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.


Pam Mason 2 months, 1 week ago on The Question Is.... How long it will take me to get better?

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.


Pam Mason 2 months, 2 weeks ago on PSWID meetings Thursday January 15, 2015 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 Treasurer's Report 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.


Pam Mason 2 months, 2 weeks ago on Drop the lawsuit

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.


Pam Mason 2 months, 3 weeks ago on Drop the lawsuit

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.


Pam Mason 2 months, 3 weeks ago on Happy New Year!

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 :-)


Pam Mason 3 months ago on 117 The Question Is... Denying bail to high risk arrestees.

Snippet taken directly from US Citizenship and Immigration Services website.

Affidavit of Support

What is an Affidavit of Support? An affidavit of support is a document an individual signs to accept financial responsibility for another person, usually a relative, who is coming to the United States to live permanently. The person who signs the affidavit of support becomes the sponsor of the relative (or other individual) coming to live in the United States. The sponsor is usually the petitioner of an immigrant petition for a family member.

An affidavit of support is legally enforceable; the sponsor's responsibility usually lasts until the family member or other individual either becomes a U.S. citizen, or can be credited with 40 quarters of work (usually 10 years).

The law concerning affidavits of support is found in Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) sections 212(a)(4) and 213A. The provisions are codified in Title 8 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 8 CFR 213a.

Taken from Government Travel Site. Establish Financial Support

About the Affidavit of Support The Affidavit of Support (AOS) is a legal contract required by U.S. law between the petitioner (sponsor) of an immigrant visa applicant and the U.S. government. It ensures that the visa applicant has adequate means of financial support and is unlikely to become a public charge after entering the United States. The sponsor for the prospective immigrant must establish he or she has the means to financially support the intending immigrant(s), if necessary. For full information about Affidavit of Support requirements, forms, and whether an Affidavit of Support is required for you, review Affidavit of Support on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.

Double standard...... illegals don't have to worry about a financial sponsor they have us the taxpayer to foot the bill.