Water Board Meeting or/Swiss Cheese

Where do I start?

So the water board meeting was the night after the …er…fiasco (town hall meeting) and it was much more professional – at least on our side. We didn’t even yell “you’re rude”.

The meeting, called to order by the chairman, who is supposed to be – you know- professional, had so many open meeting law holes in it it smelled like Swiss cheese. I am on the board, and first they won’t let me get anything on the agenda, then all of a sudden they had me down for a gazillion items on the agenda. But the good part is (well after the chairman chided me for being on the board for almost two years saying, “you would think you would know how to make a motion”. I’m sure he didn’t mean anything mean by it…ahuh), the gazillion items were about to get shortened.

After the second motion died because of lack of a second I was getting the picture,  I was being blackballed. Some days are like that, especially when you insist on honesty and transparency and duty from your board – they don’t like anyone rocking the boat. They had better put on their “floaties,” it’s about to get rockier.

When I was at the “fiasco” (town hall meeting) on Wednesday, Oct. 17th, 2012, one of our informed public member’s asked about the ADEQ report we had received in a prior meeting asking, “how did it go?” Of course someone on their side piped up and said it was perfect. And it was. But I didn’t appreciate the Mayer Water Improvement District’s field manager whispering spitefully in my ear, “you can thank Margie for that one.” And don’t you know, they put the report, and every little picture of every part of the wells up on the water district’s web site for us (I had asked to see the report since no one had provided it at the meeting). I thought that was a bit overkill at the time. They even provided the well numbers. Yes, thank you Margie!

…and so the Mayer Water Board was informed, at Thursday’s meeting, that the Lucas Well does not belong to Mr. O’Breasley but does in fact belong to the people of Mayer!   No more worries about Mr. O’Breasley’s threats of taking “his” water away from the residents of Mayer.   Maybe Mayer should take its water away from Mr. O’Breasley for all of his lying (which is recorded in the June 14, ’12 board minutes).   Makes the management’s incompetence very obvious when this ‘discovery’ had to come from a concerned customer’s research.   Very poor job of management Mayer Water.

Well enough for tonight.


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