The Board wishes to thank our community for your overwhelming support of our 2022 Annual Meeting & Election! We easily surpassed our required quorum with a total of 38 shares being represented. Nearly 99% voted in support of the current board, and Members also strongly sided with the proposed 2 year term amendment, with 90% voting in favor of the change.
Meeting highlights included:
An update on the fire safety & water system grants worked for & obtained, and ones currently in progress.
The huge success of receiving the Firewise Community designation, and the benefits this affords our members and our community.
A special presentation by Jon Kaminsky of Coleman Engineering, which through a Grant from the California State Waterboard will provide our all the Engineering Services to design our new & improved water infrastructure! This Grant alone is worth $618,000!
37 Proxy Ballots were received via ElectionRunner, and one Paper Ballot was received. Total election results will be published in the Meeting Minutes which will be posted soon. For any election results questions, please email thesecretary.
The Election Results via ElectionRunner can be viewed Here.
The Annual meeting has been moved to July 9, 2022 @ 11:00AM Nominations for the Board Now Being Accepted
This year’s Annual Members Meeting & Election is now scheduled to be held on July 9, 2022 at 11:00am at the Alcouffe Center, 9185 Marysville Rd, Oregon House, CA. Please be sure to mark your Calendars! Lunch will be provided. More information forthcoming.
Board Nominations are Now Open!
Members may nominate themselves or another Member for the following positions:
The deadline to receive nominations is June 27, 2022. Ballots, Proxies and Nomination Flyers (if any) will be sent out by July 1, 2022.
All nominees are subject to the following qualifications:
1) Must be a Member. 2) Must be willing and able to take the AB54 Webinar within 6 months of being elected. 3) Must agree to a criminal background check certifying no felony convictions within the past 10 years. 4) Must be available for most scheduled Board Meetings and Member Meeting(s). 5) Must be current in water/lot fees (developed or undeveloped as appropriate) and remain current during position.
Responsibilities and Commitment Required
This is not a position that should be considered lightly. The LFMWC Board of Directors is responsible for guiding our water system’s future. Nominated Election Candidates must be community-service oriented, a team player, and MUST have the skillset of the position that they are applying for. (SEE details in this flowchart).
The Lake Francis Mutual Water Company Board of Directors is the governing body responsible for all policy decisions affecting LFMWC the water company and related member services. Its functions are crucial to the operation and to the representation before the county, state and federal governments and regulatory agencies. Serving on the Board requires interests in the issues confronting water systems and a strong commitment to representing it. In addition, it means dedicating at least 5 hours weekly to do operational work and communications, a two-hour in-person monthly working meeting, and approximately 40 hours per grant application as part of the grant writing team, as well as attending the quarterly Board meetings. The monetary compensation for this commitment is $100 per quarter and paid annual water fees (for one lot share only).
Additionally, all of the grants that the company has applied for will require Grant Management, Reporting, and Audits. The water system upgrade will need a continuance on grant applications for the Construction Phase after the Engineering Plan/Design and Permit applications (Now in Progress). This is the topmost priority in our water company. You can find these very important and consequential Grant Audit Reporting responsibilities listed here.
Nominees are requested to submit a short narrative of their Mission/Vision for the water company, and what they can contribute to our community and the water company. This will be published on our website and will be shared to all of the members for consideration for the election. If you have any nomination questions, please contact Lisa Thompson, Board Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our NEW website ticketing system.
Voting will take place primarily through electronic voting (Election Runner) and at the Annual Meeting on July 9, 2022 for any who submit their vote via paper/proxy. The deadline for submitting a paper of electronic ballot is July 9 at 11:15AM. Each parcel/share will be allowed one (1) ballot vote.
Important: Before Nominees decide to run, please be aware that this election is being held for officer positions in the Lake Francis Mutual Water Company only. LFMWC does not have any legal authority over Lake Francis Estates and cannot take any action to enforce the CC&Rs (with respect to short-term rentals, modular homes, setbacks, etc.). Otherwise the LFMWC Board of Directors could be held personally liable for fiduciary duty violations. If you are contemplating running for an officer position because you want to enforce the CC&Rs, please see this letter from the law office of Baydaline & Jacobsen for a legal explanation of why the LFMWC Board cannot do so.