Board Members and Annual Meeting Minutes Approved By Mail

Thank you to those of you who voted and returned those ballots!

We’re happy to tell you that Mark Schwartz and Mary Young were both re-elected to the Board. Mark and Mary are honored to continue to serve the Water Company and the community, and extend their thanks to the MWC members for their votes of confidence.

Additionally, the Annual Meeting Minutes from the October 8, 2022 Annual Meeting were approved and are now shown as such, and are available on our “Agendas, Forms, Minutes and MORE” page.

Have a great Thanksgiving holiday!

Upcoming Meeting Dates – Annual Meeting – Quarterly Board Meeting

Annual Meeting – October 8th

Our Annual Meeting will take place on Saturday, October 8th, 2022 at the Alpine County Administration Building Board Room at 99 Water Street. The meeting will also be held via Zoom. The meeting will start at 10:00 a.m.

calling all members!

A quorum is required to elect two (2) directors and approve the minutes of last year’s meeting.

There will also be a president’s report from President, Mary Young.

Your attendance, EITHER IN PERSON OR VIA ZOOM, would be much appreciated.

You can find the agenda on our Agendas, Forms, Minutes & MORE page.

Please RSVP in either case by emailing us at markleevillewatercompany@gmail.com.

4th Quarter 2022 Board Meeting – October 15th

This meeting will also be a hybrid meeting and will take place at the Markleeville Public Library at 8:30 a.m.

If you’d like to attend either in person or via Zoom please RSVP by emailing us at markleevillewatercompany@gmail.com.

Outside Watering Can Resume Effective Monday, August 15th

We are now producing water and the tanks are full!

It took a bit of work to clear the mud, silt and sand from the system, due to last week’s thunderstorm activity, but that work was completed yesterday.

We do ask that members refrain from outdoor watering this week in order to give the entire system time to equalize.

Anyone in the downtown area that needs to hose down or power wash their residence or business, however, is free to do so.

Thank you for your conservation efforts over this past week, and for your continued efforts over the next few days.

Outdoor watering can resume Monday, August 15th.

This Weekend’s Annual Meeting is Canceled

Since travel is difficult and we all have more important things to do right now, and likely for the next several days, the Annual Meeting scheduled for this Saturday, August 6th, IS CANCELED.

We will notify you when it is rescheduled.

Please stay safe!

Outside Watering Prohibited Until Further Notice

Due to yesterday’s thunderstorms, and the over two (2) inches of rain that we received in about an hour, we’ve had to switch over to wells completely.

Since this substantially lowers the amount of water available, our Operator, Buck McLelland, is requiring all members to stop outside watering until further notice.

All other Water Use Rules and Guidelines, posted July 23, 2022, remain in effect.

Those guidelines, by the way, can be viewed on, and downloaded from, our Important Documents page.

Free Wood Available at the Pleasant Valley Tank for MWC Members

As many of you know, the Forest Service cut down hazard trees near the Water Company’s Pleasant Valley tank starting in the fall of 2021. The work was completed just last month.

The bucked up wood is available for Water Company Members to take!

Please DO NOT cut wood at the tank site and be careful working and driving at the tank site.

A cutting permit is required by the Forest Service.

You can get those permits at the following locations:

By the way, the slash piles will be chipped by the Forest Service when a chipper becomes available.


As a reminder…

Our Annual Meeting is this Saturday, August 6th, and we’d welcome any Member’s attendance. Please see this post for more information.

Since this Annual Meeting takes place in the same month as our normally held “Special Call” meeting, which WAS to take place on August 20th, we’ve canceled that “Special Call” meeting.

Location Change for Tomorrow’s Board Meeting

Unfortunately the meeting room at the Markleeville Library WILL NOT be available tomorrow.

For those of you who wish to attend in person, the meeting will instead be held at President Mary Young’s home at 150 Sawmill Road, Markleeville, starting at 8:30 a.m.

There will still be a Zoom option for those that wish to attend virtually.

Please RSVP for either option by emailing us at markleevillewatercompany@gmail.com.

Upcoming Meetings – Quarterly Board Meeting and Annual Meeting

Our 1st meeting of the 3rd quarter of 2022 WILL NOT be held on the usual 3rd Saturday (7-16) due to the Deathride taking place that day.

Instead, the meeting will be held on Saturday, July 23rd. It will be in-person (at the Markleeville Library) and via Zoom. The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m.

Our Annual Meeting will take place on Saturday, August 6th and it will take place at the Alpine County Administration Building Board Room (99 Water St., Markleeville) in-person and via Zoom. The meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.

Agendas for both meetings, as well as previous meeting minutes, operations reports, financials, and Consumer Confidence Reports can all be found on our Important Documents page so feel free to do whatever homework you need to in advance of these meetings.

While participation of members and qualified persons is always encouraged at any meeting, IT IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT at the Annual Meeting where a quorum of members (approx. 40) is needed in order for elections to be held on that date. Other important business also calls for a quorum.

Attending that meeting either in-person or virtually would help us eliminate having to send a lot of materials, and ballots, via mail, and would also make the meeting more productive for everyone.

To RSVP for either meeting, email us at markleevillewatercompany@gmail.com.

May’s Special Call Meeting Will Be Held Wednesday, May 18th!

Instead of our typical “3rd Saturday” meeting, the May meeting will be held on Wednesday night, May 18th, starting at 5:30 p.m.

This special call meeting will be shorter (typically an hour or less) than our quarterly board meetings, and held via Zoom only, but please fire up your computer or phone.

We’d love to have you participate!

Our hope is that a weekday night meeting will give folks that cannot attend on a Saturday a chance to join in and learn about what’s happening with local water production, restoration efforts, and more.

RSVP by emailing us at markleevillewatercompany@gmail.com.

We hope to see you on Zoom!

Water Use Rules and Guidelines Have Been Updated

At the quarterly board meeting last Saturday, the Board of Directors updated the rules and guidelines.

Effective today, the restrictions that were in place post-Tamarack Fire have been rolled back.

You can download a copy of the current rules and guidelines from our Important Documents page.

A couple items of note:

  • Since pressure or power washing can put a signifcant load on the system depending on time of day, it is not allowed w/o specific permission. Please fill out the form on our Contact Us page and someone will contact you.
  • Rain events affect the processing of water. When the turbidity-levels get too high in the creek we have to switch over to well water and that lessens the amount of water that can be produced.

It’s likely, based on drought predictions for CA, that more restrictive rules and guidelines will need to be put in place.

We will make that determination at the June meeting, and encourage your attendance at that meeting, as well as all meetings.

Email us at markleevillewatercompany@gmail.com in order to RSVP for any meeting, or if you have any questions.