Consolidated Irrigation District Newsletter.
MESSAGE TO OUR READERS
The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act has changed how we do business, and as a result we need to raise rates. In order to raise rates, CID must conduct an election through what is known as a Prop 218 Process.
For CID, a Prop 218 election consists of landowners voting for or against the assessment rate increase by casting ballots. By now, all CID Landowners should have received a ballot packet. Included in the packet is the ballot, a return self-addressed stamped envelope, ballot instructions and Public Notice.
Votes will be counted at a Public Hearing scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on November 13, 2018, at the Kearney Ag Station, 9240 S. Riverbend Avenue, Parlier CA 93648. If you wish to comment on this matter, you are invited to do so at the public hearing.
You can cast your ballot three ways:
• Prior to the public hearing on November 13, 2018, you may mail your own ballot in the enclosed self-addressed stamped envelope. Prior to the public hearing on November 13, you may hand deliver your own ballot to the District Secretary at the Consolidated Irrigation District’s office, 2255 Chandler Street, Selma, CA 93662.
• Hand-delivered ballots will also be accepted at the hearing prior to its conclusion.
• In any event, ballots MUST be received by CID no later than the conclusion of the public hearing, which starts at 10:00 a.m. on November 13, 2018.
• Late ballots delivered after the conclusion of that public hearing will not be counted.
After the public hearing, the Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group will tabulate the ballots, which will be weighted accordingly. Results will be posted in the District’s office as soon as practical and on the CID website, www.cidwater.com. For more information about this Prop 218 Election, please attend one of our upcoming community meetings or visit www.cidwater.com/prop-218/ . You may also contact Phillip Desatoff, General Manager by phone at (559) 896-1660 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sustainable Groundwater Management Act – A Farmer’s Perspective
Over the last few months, you have heard our perspective on SGMA and its far reaching impacts. We thought it might be helpful to hear from one of your neighbors, John Chandler, a third-generation farmer, on his perspective and understanding.
CID is committed to maintaining local oversight, local control and protecting water rights. For more information on SGMA, visit the Information Page.
There are three more Prop 218 Assessment Rate increase community meetings scheduled:
• Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at the Kearney Ag Center, Nectarine Room from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, October 30th, 2018** at the Caruthers Fair Grounds, Large Room from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ** Please note that this is a date/location change.
• Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at the Sun Maid Conference Room from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Please mark your calendars and join us. Phil Desatoff, CID General Manager, will provide an overview of the increase, the contributing factors, the election process and then take time to answer all of your questions.
The Consolidated Irrigation District (CID) was organized on September 8, 1921 and provides water from the Kings River for irrigation and groundwater recharge to ensure ground water aquifer sustainability and resiliency.