Press-Banner – San Lorenzo Valley Water District considers lawsuit against director

We’ve had quite a wild ride from our current SLVWD board members. They have doubled the price we pay for water, while we are footing the legal bills to defend a board member charged in a conflict of interest case.

Well, instead of focusing on providing water service, the SLVWD is considering more litigation, that will, again, be paid for by water rate-payers. This time it is to silence Bill Smallman, who saw it fit to let rate-payers know how their money is being spent… especially in light of the litigation rate payers are paying for around Terry Vierra.

The original judgement against Vierra was $10,000… now ratepayers are footing a bill of roughly $200,000!  (see below for more news links covering this)

During last week’s meeting, held in downtown Boulder Creek, the board decided to take matters behind closed doors!

Read the full article at the Press-Banner by clicking HERE.

 

Related News:

Press-Banner: SLVWD won’t release letter from Vierra

Good Time: Judge Finds Conflict in San Lorenzo Valley Water Scandal

Press-Banner: Lawsuit fears fueled SLVWD payments

Calendar 2/2015

2015-02 Calendarhttp://www.lochdog.com/onthestreet/

Meetings & Evenings happening in Boulder Creek during the month of February

Wednesday 2/4/2015 from 9:00am, 1st Wednesday of every month
What: SLV Water District – Finance Committee Meeting
Where: Operations Building, 13057 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Agenda: http://slvwd.com/agendas/OTHER/2015/Finance%20Committee%202-4-15.pdf

Wednesday 2/4/2015 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm
What: SLV Water District – Meet & Greet with Your New Board & District Manager
Where: Oak Tree Ristorante, 5447 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018
Invite: http://slvwd.com/admin/YOU%20ARE%20INVITED.pdf

Wednesday 2/4/2015 from 6:00pm, 1st Wednesday of every month
What: Boulder Creek Business Association General Meeting
Where: IOOF Oddfellows Hall, Upstairs, 13119 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Note: Board elections is this month.
http://bcba.net/membership-information/#upcoming_meetings

Wednesday 2/4/2015 starting at 7:00pm, 1st Wednesday of every month
What: BC Recreation & Park District – Regular Meeting
Where: 13333 Middleton Avenue, Annex Room, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Agenda: http://media.wix.com/ugd/ede4c2_4e5764de2f2b452488a7ac0a195bb11a.pdf
http://www.bcrpd.org/#!meetings/c11m6

Thursday 2/5/2015 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm, 1st Thursday of every month
What: SLV Museum Board Meeting
Where: SLV Museum, 12547 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
http://www.slvmuseum.com/calendar.html

Thursday 2/5/2015 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm, 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month
What: SLV Water District – Board of Directors Regular Meeting
Where: Operations Building, 13057 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Agenda: http://slvwd.com/agendas/Full/2015/2-05-2015/2-05-2015.htm

Tuesday 2/10/2015 from 10:00am – 11:00am, 2nd Thursday of every month
What: SLV Water District – Environmental Committee Meeting
Where: BC Community Church, 13090 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
http://slvwd.com

Sunday 2/15/2015 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
What: SLV Museum – new exhibit “Bear With Us” opening Reception
Where: SLV Museum, 12547 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
http://www.slvmuseum.com

Wednesday 2/18/2015 from 9:00am – 10:00am, 3rd Wednesday of every month
What: SLV Water District – Finance Committee Meeting
Where: BC Community Church, 13090 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
http://slvwd.com

Thursday 2/19/2015 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm, 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month
What: SLV Water District – Board of Directors Regular Meeting
Where: Operations Building, 13057 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Agenda: not yet available, check their website closer to the date of the meeting
http://slvwd.com

 

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Evenings happening in Big Basin during the month of February

Saturday 2/7/2015 at 2:30pm
What: Redwood Loop Walk
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5935

Sunday 2/8/2015 at 10:00am
What: The Road Less Traveled – A Dog-Friendly Walk
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5883

Sunday 2/8/2015 at 12:00noon
What: Discover Big Basin Redwoods with naturalist Barry Grimm
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5936

Sunday 2/8/2015 at 1:00pm
What: Nature Wander at Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center
Where: Rancho del Oso Nature Center, 3600 Highway 1, Davenport, CA 95017
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5958

Sunday 2/8/2015 at 2:00pm
What: Mushroom Hunt!
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5937

Saturday 2/14/2015 at 9:00am
What: Volunteer with the Trail Crew
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5939

Saturday 2/14/2015 at 10:00am
What: SP Hike to Buzzard’s Roost
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5940

Saturday 2/14/2015 at 10:00am
What: Wildflower Hike at Rancho del Oso Nature & History Center
Where: starts at the Yellow gate located across the street from Waddell Beach
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5957

Saturday 2/14/2015 at 11:30am
What: Romance in the Redwoods
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5628

Saturday 2/14/2015 at 12:00noon
What: Discover Big Basin Redwoods with naturalist Barry Grimm
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5936

Sunday 2/15/2015 at 9:30am
What: SP Berry Creek Falls Hike
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5941

Sunday 2/15/2015 at 12:00noon
What: Discover Big Basin Redwoods with naturalist Barry Grimm
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5936

Sunday 2/15/2015 at 2:00pm
What: Mushroom Hunt!
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5937

Saturday 2/21/2015 at 11:00am
What: Redwood Loop Walk
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5935

Saturday 2/21/2015 at 10:00am
What: Hike to Ocean View Summit
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5942

Saturday 2/21/2015 at 10:00am
What: Winter Wildflower Walk!
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5943

Sunday 2/22/2015 at 10:00am
What: Winter Wildflower Walk!
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5943

Sunday 2/22/2015 at 10:30am
What: The Road Less Traveled – A Dog-Friendly Walk
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5883

Sunday 2/22/2015 at 12:00noon and 2:00pm
What: Redwood Loop Walk
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5935

Sunday 2/28/2015 at 12:00noon
What: Discover Big Basin Redwoods with naturalist Barry Grimm
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5936

Saturday 2/28/2015 at 1:00pm
What: Redwood Loop Walk
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5935

If there is a public event going on in Boulder Creek during February that is not listed, please comment below and we will update the list as soon as we can. Thanks for making this such a wonderful and active community.

Calendar 1/2015

New_YearIs one of your New Years resolutions to be more active in the community? Well Boulder Creek Insider is here to help. This year we are trying something new, at the beginning of each month we are going to post all the events and meetings that we know of, to make it easier for you to be able to plan for them and attend. Below is what we have currently for January, all events listed are open to the public. So start off the year right and get involved in our wonderful community.

Christmas Tree Recycling now through Friday 1/16/2015
http://bcfd.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/2015-Xmas-Tree-Handbill-Portrait.pdf

Monday 1/5/2015 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm
What: SLV Water District Special Meeting
Where: Operations Building, 13057 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Agenda: http://slvwd.com/agendas/OTHER/2015/BoD%20SPEC%20MEETING%201.5.15.pdf
http://slvwd.com/calendar.html

Wednesday 1/7/2015 from 6:00pm, 1st Wednesday of every month
What: Boulder Creek Business Association General Meeting
Where: IOOF Oddfellows Hall, Upstairs, 13119 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Note: Board elections are coming up in February, see website for additional information.
http://bcba.net/membership-information/#upcoming_meetings

Wednesday 1/7/2015 from 7:00pm – 10:30pm, 1st Wednesday of every month
What: Park & Rec Board Meeting
Where: 13333 Middleton Avenue, Annex Room, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-4144
http://www.bcrpd.org/#!calendarofevents/c8gl

Thursday 1/15/2015 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm
What: SLV Water District Board of Directors Regular Meeting
Where: Operations Building, 13057 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Agenda is not available yet, but a press release regarding the new District Manager was released 12/4/2014
http://slvwd.com/press/Press%20Release-New%20District%20Manager.pdf
http://slvwd.com/calendar.html

Monday 1/26/2015 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm
What: Community Night benefiting the SLV Museum
Where: Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub, 13200 B Central Avenue, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-2141
http://www.slvmuseum.com

Correction – Thursday 2/5/2015 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm
What: SLV Museum Board Meeting
Where: SLV Museum, 12547 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8382
http://www.slvmuseum.com/calendar.html

If there is a public event going on in Boulder Creek during January that is not listed, please comment below and we will update the list as soon as we can. Thanks for making this such a wonderful and active community.

Election TODAY

VoteToday is election day, the polls are open from 7:00am and close at 8:00pm. Please vote and make your voice heard. All ballots must be received by 8:00pm, that includes mail in ballots.

You can lookup your polling place here:

http://www.votescount.com/nov14/root1104/

If you have a mail-in ballot you can drop it off at any polling place in the county. Boulder Creeks polling places are:

Boulder Creek Fire Station
13230 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Boulder Creek Library
13390 W. Park Avenue
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Redwood Elementary School
16900 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Other information about what is on the ballot or other voting related issues can be found here. http://www.votescount.com You can also call (831) 454-2060 Monday – Friday from 8:00am till 5:00pm with any election related questions.

FULL Voter’s Guide

Links to voter’s pamphlet info, for, against, funding, campaign, background, and so on regarding all items on the ballet. This voter’s guide is meant to be non partisan and is in same order as the official ballot.

https://bouldercreekinsider.com/2014/10/22/voters-guide-2014/

Local Issues

(included in the full Voter’s Guide as well)

San Lorenzo Valley Water District (vote for no more then 3)

Eric Hammer

www.hammerpratherratcliffe4water.com

Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/slvwater.pdf


Gene Elizabeth Ratcliffe

www.hammerpratherratcliffe4water.com

Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/slvwater.pdf


Larry Prather
– currently in office

www.hammerpratherratcliffe4water.com

Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/slvwater.pdf


Karen Brown

http://www.votekarenbrownslvwater.com

Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/slvwater.pdf


Chuck Baughman

http://www.chuck4slvwd.com

Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/slvwater.pdf


Bob Fultz

http://www.bobfultz.com

Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/slvwater.pdf


SLV Water District information sites

http://www.slvwd.com/BoardInfo.htm about the district and board

http://www.slvwd.co SLVWD watchdogs

http://www.slvwd.co/dp/sites/default/files/docs/grandjury_slvwd.pdf
Grand Jury Report 6/2014

County Measures

K – Cannabis Business Tax

http://votersedge.org/unincorporated-area/ballot-measures/2014/november/measure-k

Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/meak.pdf

Yes – no site found

No – no site found

TOMORROW – SLVWD special meeting

Logo-SLVWDEvent: SLVWD Special Meeting

When: Tuesday 10/28/2014 at 2:00pm

Where: SLVWD Operations Building
13057 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-2153

Agenda: http://slvwd.com/agendas/OTHER/2014/BoD%20Special%20Meeting%2010-28-14.pdf

On Friday 10/24 the San Lorenzo Valley Water District announced a special meeting for this Tuesday 10/28 at 2:00pm. The purpose of the meeting is to review applications of candidates for the open position of district manager. Like all public meetings oral communications are allowed from the general public and each person is allowed 3 minutes. If you have any questions for the board that you would like answered before the election this is your last chance to ask them.

TOMORROW Candidate Forum

2014-10-09 SLVWD ForumWhen: Thursday 10/9/2014
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Where: Park Hall Community Center
9400 Mill Street, Ben Lomond, CA 95005

Tomorrow the SLV Watchdogs will be conducting a Candidates forum with all six candidates running for the San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board. Attend and ask your questions of the candidates in person at the Park Hall Community Center in Ben Lomond.

After the forum the Watchdogs will be conducting an online Straw Poll and Voter Survey.

To keep up to date on what is going on and what the candidates are saying check out their website and Facebook page.

SLV Watchdog website: http://www.slvwd.co

SLV Watchdog Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/slvwd.co

You can also read the Grand Jury Report on our water district from June 2014. Which states that our current system is leaking 15% of its water, lists lots of wasted money, and so on. Not a pretty picture.

http://www.slvwd.co/dp/sites/default/files/docs/grandjury_slvwd.pdf

TOMORROW Candidate Forums

Election-CandidatesWhen: Tuesday 9/30/2014
6:00pm doors open
6:30pm – 8:20pm SLV Water District Board Candidates
8:20pm – 9:00pm 29th State Assembly District Candidates

Where: SLV Elementary School’s Multi Purpose Room
7155 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018

Tomorrow the League of Woman Voters is sponsoring a Back-to-Back Candidates Forum. Candidates running for the San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board will be answering questions starting at 6:30pm. Candidates running for the 29th State Assembly District starts at 8:20pm. In both forums candidates will answer questions submitted by the audience.

It is never to early to get informed for the election and this election is particularly important. SLVWD Board members serve for a 4 year term and State Assembly is for a 2 year term. 3 members on our SLVWD Board is up for grabs out of a 5 member board. So this election can really change the dynamics of this board.

To find out some of the problems going on with the board currently you can check out the SLV Watchdogs. Another forum for the SLVWD is going to be Thursday 10/9/2014 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Park Hall Community Center in Ben Lomond.

SLV Watchdog website: http://www.slvwd.co

SLV Watchdog Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/slvwd.co

You can also read the Grand Jury Report on our water district from June 2014.
http://www.slvwd.co/dp/sites/default/files/docs/grandjury_slvwd.pdf

Forum Website: http://lwvscc.org/calendar.html

SLVWD current Board: http://www.slvwd.com/BoardInfo.htm

2014-10-09 SLVWD ForumFuture SLVWD forum: Thursday 10/9/2014
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Park Hall Community Center
9400 Mill Street, Ben Lomond, CA

http://www.slvwd.co/dp/content/candidates-forum

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