I have repeatedly requested that NYWD post a link to a PDF of the board packets on their website. GM Maupin and The Four Directors refuse to even acknowledge my request. Providing board packets – not simply an agenda – is paramount to transparency. We have already established the NYWD GM and his posse do not want transparency.
Therefore, I am creating a new page here on my blog site and will upload all board packets, as well as my personal notes here for the public. I vowed to be transparent and accountable. My notes frequently consist of questions I have, which are rarely answered, even when the Four Directors actually allow me to ask the questions.
If you want to view the videos of the meetings you can click here: https://she-persisted.life/critics-corner-you-are-invited-to-view-the-board-meeting-videos-for-yourself/
The Sept 26, 2019 meeting was odd for a couple of reasons: 1) In May, the planned board meeting was cancelled – allegedly due to the absence of the Office Manager who plays no role in the Board meetings. We arrived for the Sept. 26 meeting, only to find that both the Finance Manager and the General Manager (who also acts as Secretary) were absent from meeting, yet that meeting was not cancelled. It was also the first time the GM had ever been absent form a board meeting since he was hired in 2011. 2) The Grand Jury was in attendance at this meeting. Coincidence? You decide. Watch the video here: https://wordpress.com/block-editor/page/she-persisted.life/1165?authWpAdmin=true
After 90 Days! NYWD Decided to Have Another Board Meeting!
Oddly, last month, we (the NYWD directors) voted to adopt the change in boundary lines of the NYWD Sphere of Influence as some parcels were actually paying taxes to BVID and NYWD! They received their water from BVID. So it makes sense to re-do the map.
What we did NOT do was talk about changing the voting blocks within the NYWD Sphere of Influence. When asked at the meeting in January how the change in division would be done and who would be involved in that – GM Maupin indicated he “didn’t really know yet”.
Well gosh – if that is true – then how is it possible that this month, the Board Packet contains a map re-drawing the voting blocks and the date on the bottom clearly shows the map was prepared in October 2019???? Why would he deliberately mislead the public and the board (or at least me) that way? What is in play here?
Further, why all this about Oroleve Creek coming up? That was certainly not a line item in the 2019-2020 budget! Further, this project is NOT a Categorical Exemption. That would be illegal.