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Posted by: thepinetree on 01/11/2017 08:39 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 01/11/2017 08:42 PM
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Russ Thomas Appointed To CCWD Board

San Andreas, CA...On Wednesday January 11, the CCWD Board of Directors voted 3-0-1 to appoint Russ Thomas as the Division 4 Director. Division four covers the areas along Highway 4 from Copperopolis to Douglas Flat. Thomas will serve the two years remaining in former CCWD Director Dennis Mills’ term. Mills was elected as Calaveras County Supervisor for District 4 and resigned from the CCWD Board in early January.

CCWD District 1 Director Scott Ratterman was unable to vote on the appointment because he was not feeling well and could not attend the meeting.

Our History
The District was formed in 1946 under the laws of the State as a county water district for the purpose of providing water and sewer service to the residents of the Calaveras County. The District is also engaged in the development of hydroelectric power for financial support and development of water supplies. We have operated continuously since 1947.

The District is a political subdivision of the State of California and is not part of, or under the control of, Calaveras County. The District includes all of Calaveras County in the Central Sierra Nevada foothills in the northeastern portion of the State. CCWD boundaries encompass approximately 1,037 square miles of land, (US Census Bureau) ranging from the San Joaquin Valley at its western edge to the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the east.

General District Information
The District includes all of Calaveras County in the Central Sierra Nevada foothills in the northeastern portion of the State. The District boundaries encompass approximately 640,000 acres of land ranging from the San Joaquin Valley to the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

San Andreas, the County seat, is approximately 100 miles east of San Francisco and 60 miles southeast of Sacramento. The city of Angels Camp is the only incorporated community in the County. The population of the County as of January 2009 is estimated by the California Department of Finance, Demographic Research Unit, to be approximately 46,000, with most of the residents living within the various unincorporated communities.

The District currently provides water service to approximately 12,700 municipal and residential / commercial customers in four improvement districts located throughout the County. The District currently provides sewer service to approximately 4,700 customers in six improvement districts located throughout the County.

Governance and Management
The District is governed by a five-member Board of Directors who are elected by qualified voters in the District to four-year terms. Day-to-day management of the District is delegated to the General Manager and other staff members.

District Powers
The District is a not-for-profit public agency. As a California Special district, CCWD’s powers include provision of public water service, water supply development and planning, wastewater treatment and disposal and recycling.

The District has broad general powers over the use of water within its boundaries, including the right of eminent domain, authority to acquire, control, distribute, store, spread, sink, treat, purify, reclaim, process and salvage any water for beneficial use, to provide sewer service, to sell treated or untreated water, to acquire or construct hydroelectric facilities and sell the power and energy produced to public agencies or public utilities engaged in the distribution of power, to contract with the United States, other political subdivisions, public subdivisions, public utilities, or other persons, and - subject to Article XIIIA of the State constitution - to levy taxes and improvements.

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Posted on: 2017-01-11 21:41:47   By: Anonymous

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    Posted on: 2017-01-12 19:55:41   By: Anonymous
    He did nothing as a supervisor for the folks he was to represent. Obviously Ponte and Russ went to the school and learned how to collect benefits and screw thone who voted for them. Another unless servant...check his knees for bruises.

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Posted on: 2017-01-12 03:24:05   By: Anonymous
  Edited By: thepinetree
On: 2017-01-12 07:34:42

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-01-12 05:42:16   By: Anonymous topic, overly long and poorly written. Yep, it's a typical pinetree forum post!......I like Russ, he's a nice guy

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    Posted on: 2017-01-12 07:17:35   By: Anonymous
    Wrong. The highly paid, over rated, egotistical CCWD PR employee wrote this. Great use of our money huh?

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      Posted on: 2017-01-12 07:35:34   By: lmartin
      I wish Mr. Thomas the best in his latest public service endeavor.
      Les Aka Skidmark to the libs

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      Posted on: 2017-01-12 07:35:53   By: Anonymous
      Get over it he does a great job. CCWD employee salaries are public knowledge and he is on the low end of the pay scale

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        Posted on: 2017-01-12 07:53:50   By: Anonymous
        another classic position for a life time of gravytraining. To the trough!!!!!!

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      Posted on: 2017-01-12 07:54:49   By: Anonymous
      Will he grow too?

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        Posted on: 2017-01-12 08:03:51   By: Anonymous

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        Posted on: 2017-01-12 08:41:20   By: Anonymous
        Let us hope not. Director Terry Strange growing a commercial crop is a disgrace, especially considering he had only applied for a permit and has not been approved yet.

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          Re: He must earn his reelection. . .
          Posted on: 2017-01-12 10:12:52   By: Anonymous
          Russ Thomas has big boots to fill as the individual he replaces Dennis Mills has contributed immensely to the improved efficiency and operations of CCWD, saving ratepayers many dollars. Thomas needs to understand he works for the ratepayers -- he has not been elected by the ratepayers -- as he has been appointed by the Board to fill a vacancy left be Mills who is moving up to the BOS. So if he expects to get reelected he better understand his position of power, he is a servant of the people!

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          Posted on: 2017-01-12 11:01:37   By: Anonymous
          Terry Strange had been growing for years before he became CCWD director. The commercial grow fiasco only encouraged and emboldened him to go bigger in his operations.

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            Posted on: 2017-01-12 11:09:00   By: Anonymous
            CJ needs to pay past due child support!

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              Posted on: 2017-01-13 12:15:03   By: Anonymous
              John Sass needs to pay back all the folks he ripped-off.

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Posted on: 2017-01-12 18:28:44   By: Anonymous
I sware this idiot better not be a lib!

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    Posted on: 2017-01-13 10:12:45   By: Anonymous
    Who me

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