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 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.

The October Board Meeting Has Been Canceled

Because we held our annual meeting earlier this month we will not hold our October board meeting on October 16th.

Big thanks, by the way, to those of you who participated in the annual meeting at the Markleeville Library Park on October 2nd.

Our next board meeting will be held on November 20th, at Station 92, on Hot Springs Road.

All Members and Qualified Persons are welcome to attend.

We hope to see you there!

Annual Meeting to Take Place at Library Park on October 2, 2021

Bring those hats, put on some sunscreen and bring those chairs too.

In yet another first for MWC, we’ll have our meeting outside this year at the Markleeville Library Park.

The meeting will start at 10:00 a.m. and we’ll have the agenda posted on our Important Documents page prior.

Highlights of the meeting include:

  • President’s report by Mary Young
    (including an update on the planning grant; and water production and conservation measures)
  • Nominations for, and election of, one (1) Director
    (Steve Hibbs is retiring after many years of service so let’s give him a
    great “send-off”)

All Members and Qualified Persons are welcome to attend.

We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Meetings and a Handy Table for Watering Days

Our next board meeting will take place in-person on Saturday, September 18th, at Station 92 (799 Hot Springs Rd., Markeeville) at 8:30 a.m.

Members and Qualified Persons are welcome to attend! Masks are required.

We’ve tentatively rescheduled our Annual Meeting for Saturday, October 2nd.

Location and time TBD so please stay tuned.

We’ve received some requests for clarification on watering days since some months have five (5) weeks in them. Please refer to this table:

View this post for more information.

Upcoming Board Meeting This Saturday – at the Fire Station

We’ll be meeting in-person this Saturday, August, 21, 2021, starting at 8:30 a.m., at Station 92, 799 Hot Springs Road, in Markleeville.

On the agenda are many items, including the election of one (1) director, with substantial time set aside for the following:

  • Operations Report
  • Systems Condition Report (clean-up, MWC’s plant infrastructure, collection gallery status, and more)
  • Status of MWC’s insurance claim
  • Status of the CA Dept. of Emergency Services claim
  • NRCS Emergency Watershed Restoration Program
  • Water-use restrictions

That’s not a complete list, by the way. Go to our Important Documents Page, and scroll down to “Board Meeting Agendas (current year),” to view the entire agenda.

We’ve got a lot to cover and members and qualified persons are strongly encouraged to attend.

Masks are required.

We hope to see you Saturday and please feel free to spread the word.

Annual Meeting Postponed Due to the Tamarack Fire – and a Huge Thank You

Our annual meeting, previously scheduled for August 7th, 2021 at Turtle Rock Park, will be postponed to a date later this fall.

We’ll update this blog once we have a new date and location set.

We wish you all well as we all begin the recovery process.

We would also like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to all of the first responders, especially our Operator, Buck McLelland, whose skills and devotion saved our plant from destruction.