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.

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!

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!

Upcoming Board Meeting To Include Discussion of Water-Use Guidelines

Our next meeting is Saturday, April 16th, at 8:30 a.m., and it will be held at the Markleeville Library AND via Zoom.

Please RSVP by emailing us at markleevillewatercompany@gmail.com.

While we will be discussing water conservation measures moving forward we want to remind you that last year’s landscape watering guidelines, as part of the Fire Related Mandatory Conservation Plan, remain in effect.

Thanks for your continued conservation efforts!

We look forward to seeing you either in-person or via Zoom in a couple weeks!

Board of Directors Meetings to Take Place Virtually Until Further Notice

This morning we posted that Saturday’s meeting will take place at the Alpine Co. Library at 270 Laramie Street in Markleeville at 8:30 a.m., HOWEVER, that is NO LONGER the case.

Per Alpine Co. Public Health (just a little bit after we posted up this morning’s heads up) public meetings are no longer allowed due to the surge in Covid cases within the county.

Here’s this weekend’s agenda, but again, attendance will only be by Zoom; there will be no one meeting at the library.

Qualified Persons may attend any MWC meeting but the meetings will now be via Zoom until further notice.

Please RSVP by emailing us at markleevillewatercompany@gmail.com.

Calling All Members – Volunteer Your Time & Expertise!

Happy New Year Markleeville Waterville Company Members and Friends!

We hope you had a great Christmas holiday and that you and yours are happy, healthy and safe.

As we kick off the new year we wanted to let everyone know that your participation and experience is ALWAYS welcome.

At our last meeting, at which by the way Becky Thornburg was elected as vice-president of the Board (congrats and thank you Becky!), we discussed MWC’s need for continued volunteerism.

Many of you helped out during our wateshed restoration and for that we are grateful. We wanted to mention, though, that continued help and participation is welcome and needed.

Perhaps you have expertise in areas such as engineering, plumbing, heavy equipment, electrical, construction, communication, or something else that could be of benefit to MWC or Alpine Co.?

If you’d like to help out, or just learn more about your water company, join us at one of our meetings.

All meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month, from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. and while they are not open to the entire public, they are open to all members and those with a membership interest (for more on those terms, check out our bylaws on our Important Documents page).

The regular board meetings take place on the first month of the quarter (i.e. Jan., April, July and October), and are held BOTH in-person and via Zoom.

Our special call meetings, held on the second and third months of the quarters, are held via Zoom only, and are typically shorter than the regular board meetings.

If you’d like to participate, email us at markleevillewatercompany@gmail.com and we’ll send you the meeting details.

Please join us at an upcoming meeting. We’d love to see you!

P.s. Even if you can’t join us at a meeting, your input is always appreciated.