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NCSD is rasing rates to cover the cost of the project they proceeded with after the massave "No" vote.

Details on how and why to vote "No" again are at the website: http://www.NCSDrateProtest.com/

 

The 2014 Protest Ballots must be in the Nipomo Community Services District (NCSD) office

by November 21, 2014 at 2 PM,

So they must be mailed way before that to show up on time.

Or they can be hand delivered to:

Office location: 148 South Wilson Street, Nipomo, CA (805) 929-1133

and is open 8am to 4:30pm M-F

The green drop box in the driveway is open 7/24 and can be used to turn in ballots: Picture of green drop box.

The only notice you will get from NCSD that you can vote: is here.

 

How much are rates going up the curent average is $108 Bi-Monthly the propoed increase with a bunch of other pre-approved increases is $171.94 next year?: is here.

 

May 9th 2012Thank you for voting "NO" the first time:

The results were counted and reported around 5pm on 5/10/12. They were very close:

NCSD Ballots Opposed 1934 72.5% of Total NCSD Ballots
.
NCSD Ballots In Favor 735 27.5% of Total NCSD Ballots
.
Yes vote dollars $6,918,562.00 48.01% of Total Voted dollars
.
No vote dollars $7,493,424.38 51.99% of Total Voted dollars
.
Total voted dollars $14,411,986.38 67.15% of Total ballot dollars
.
Total ballot dollars $21,463,314.00

 

 

Ballots must be in the Nipomo Community Services District (NCSD) office

by May 9th at 1:00 PM,

So they must be mailed by May 4th to show up on time.

Or they can be hand delivered to:

Office location: 148 South Wilson Street, Nipomo, CA (805) 929-1133

Call (805) 929-1133 for a lost or missing ballot.

What this site is about:

A site dedicated to providing a "Full Truth" perspective and a complete data source for documents on the Santa Maria to Nipomo Community Services District Water Intertie Project or Wip for short

Allowing people to make the right decisions on Water issues in Nipomo.

Preventing a useless tax in Nipomo.

What is the Wip Tax:

The Wip Tax is a proposed parcel assessment to support the Nipomo to Santa Maria Water Intertie Project or Wip for short. The name of the project has been changed to "Supplemental Water Project" in the later years.

NCSD area developed parcels pay 75% of the cost and get 65% of the vote,
Undeveloped 25% of cost and 35% of vote. :

Undeveloped parcels pay 25% of cost and get 35% of vote

Mesa Community Alliance (MCA) Handout 3/24/12:

See Mesa Community Alliance (MCA) Handout 3/24/12

NCSD Half Truth's and Misrepresentations Highlighted:

NCSD Half Truth #1: "The court order us to do it"

NCSD Half Truth #2: "Currently, Santa Maria's Water includes 90%+ State Water"

NCSD Half Truth #3: "There is no capacity in the State Water pipeline"

NCSD Half Truth #4: "Santa Maria has plenty of water"

NCSD Half Truth #5: "We are pumping twice the supply"

NCSD Half Truth #6: "it will only cost $8 more per month"

NCSD Half Truth #7: "it will only cost $8 more" a second look

NCSD Half Truth #8: "Every single study say's we have a problem"

NCSD Half Truth #9: "No Profit"

NCSD Half Truth #10: "it will only cost $8 more" a third look

NCSD Half Truth #11: "It's a legal document and it's real"

NCSD Half Truth #12: "water levels beneath the Nipomo Mesa have fallen significantly"

NCSD Half Truth #13: "The court recognized that there were pumping depressions on the Nipomo Mesa"

NCSD Half Truth #14: "The project is only for an existing shortage not new development"

 

NCSD Meeting on 3/14/12:

See NCSD Meeting 3/14/12 for documents

E-1) consideration of benefit assignment changes requested by property owners for proposed supplemental water project assessment district [recommend review and approve proposed changes]

E-2) consideration of the following resolutions related to the to the formation of assessment district no. 2012-1 (supplemental water project). [recommendation adopt the the following resolutions]

A) a resolution of the board of directors of the Nipomo community services district declaring its intention to order improvements for proposed assessment district no. 2012-1 (supplemental water project) pursuant to the municipal improvement act of 1913 and in accordance with article XIIID of the California constitution, and taking certain other actions in connection therewith


B) a resolution of the board of directors of the Nipomo community services district preliminarily approving the engineer's report in connection with proposed assessment district no. 2012-1 (supplemental water project) and setting a time and place for hearing protests pursuant to the municipal improvement act of 1913 and in accordance with article XIIID of the California Constitution

C) a resolution of the Nipomo community services district adopting procedures applicable to the completion, return and tabulation of assessment ballots for the Nipomo community services district assessment district no. 2012-1 (supplemental water project)

E-3) review form of notice of public hearing and proposed assessment and form of ballot related to proposed assessment district 2012-1 [recommend review]

NCSD Meeting on 2/29/12:

See NCSD Meeting 2/29/12 for documents, E-2 Review draft assessment report, includes draft maps BU's No actual assessment list of Parcels, Benefit units and Tax assessments. E-3 Report on corrections with out a list of corrections made.

Oceano Seawater updates and news 2/13/12:

See Oceano Seawater updates and news 2/13/12 for documents, audio

MCA Press Release 2/12/12:

See MCA Press Release 2/12/12 for documents, audio

NCSD Golden State Water Company and NCSD Customer Presentation on 2/01/12:

See NCSD Presentation 2/01/12 for documents, audio

NCSD Woodlands Mutual Water Company Customer Presentation on 1/30/12:

See NCSD Presentation 1/30/12 for documents, audio

 

NCSD Golden State Water Company and NCSD Customer Presentation on 1/28/12:

See NCSD Presentation 1/28/12 for documents, audio

Also see the Lebrun error in the Rural Water Company Customer Presentation.

NCSD Rural Water Company Customer Presentation on 1/23/12:

See NCSD Presentation 1/23/12 for documents, audio

Meeting Handouts

1/23/12 Board handout for Rural Water Landowners Assessment Estimate with error not corrected

Max 1 BU, if paid up front $1,090
1 BU cost $1,340
Maximum Bond Costs in $ $250
Maximum Bond cost in % 22.9%
Financed amount $1,340
Number of year Terms 30
Maximum 1 Bu, payment per year $240
Maximum Total Interest & Principle payments $7,200
Maximum Interest rate per year 17.8%

So NCSD is looking at a Maximum Interest rate of 17.8% ??????????? (It is an error see below)

Board handout for Rural Water Landowners Assessment Estimate Corrected by Mr. Lebrun and received 1/28/12 at the NCSD meeting

Updated interest chart for corrected handout ($240 yearly changed to $120)

Max 1 BU, if paid up front $1,090
1 BU cost $1,340
Maximum Bond Costs in $ $250
Maximum Bond cost in % 22.9%
Financed amount $1,340
Number of year Terms 30
Maximum 1 Bu, payment per year $120
Maximum Total Interest & Principle payments $3,600
Maximum Interest rate per year 8.2%

So NCSD is really looking at Maximum Interest rate of 8.2% ?
Yes: 2/9/11 Mike Lebrun General Manager for NCSD :"As I explained, we double counted the debt service on RWC portion of Bond resulting in a number that was twice as high as our conservatively high estimate should be."

Letter to the Editor on "NCSD supplemental water misrepresentation" 11/28/11

See NCSD misrepresentation of pumping twice "supply" for documents

NCSD Meeting on 11/16/11:

See NCSD Meeting 11/16/11 for documents, audio, comments on WIP funding decision on Rates vs Tax Assessment

NCSD Town Hall Presentation on 11/09/11:

See NCSD Presentation 11/09/11 for documents, audio and rebuttal

NCSD Radio Talk show on 11/07/11:

See NCSD Radio Talk Show 11/07/11 for documents, audio, comments on WIP decision with questions and answers

NCSD Town Hall Presentation on 8/23/11:

See NCSD Presentation 8/23/11 for documents, audio and rebuttal

The Wip Project:

see Project Documents.

 

 

Updates:

This site is being change and updated rapidly as more documents are located and uploaded. Please come back and check for updates.

Please Note:

The bulk of the information on this site is from the public record. Any opinion provided is the sole personal opinion of John Snyder and not any other group or organization. Spelling not guaranteed.

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