WCCSD Honors Outgoing Directors Gower and Holmes

Vonnie Gower and Tyler Holmes. / Photo by Kristan Korns, Two Rivers Tribune

By KRISTAN KORNS, Two Rivers Tribune

Directors Vonnie Gower and Tyler Holmes were honored with plaques and praise on Thursday, November 21, for their combined 30 years of service as part of the Willow Creek Community Services District (WCCSD).

WCCSD Board Chairman Bruce Nelson said, “I’d like to thank both of them.”

Gower, who spent 16 years on the WCCSD Board, said, “It was a privilege to serve, and I appreciate the opportunity.”

Holmes was on the Board for 14 years, and said he plans to stay involved with the community by helping out with the Willow Creek Volunteer Fire Department.

Two new members, Mike Davis and Joe O’Hara, will be sworn-in at the next Board meeting on December 26.

In other business, WCCSD Manager Lonnie Danel began his Water Department report by saying, “This was a very busy month.”

The water system was hit with three major leaks, including one that damaged a stretch of Patterson Road, and another that damaged a parking lot.

“We had a six-inch main shatter and it was leaking around 1,000 gallons a minute,” Danel said. “It actually buckled the road and lifted it up.”

Crews from the district were able to dig out the section of broken main and repaired about twenty feet of the road.

“We hauled in base and sand, and put down blacktop,” Danel said.

WCCSD work crews also fixed a leak behind Ray’s Food Place in downtown Willow Creek, and repaired a third leak found underneath a parking lot in town.

The head of the Wastewater Committee, Pat Kaspari, reported that the Committee had narrowed down their search for a location for the wastewater treatment plant to four sites.

“We’re contacting the property owners to get permission to put in test monitoring wells,” Kaspari said.

Kaspari said the Committee would post information on the proposed sites on the WCCSD web site sometime next week, and a draft report on their findings would be ready by April.

Danel announced that the Gypo Lane expansion was complete, and asked the Board to accept easements for piping from two property owners for the project.

“We’ve been working on this for many years, and it’s finally done and ready,” Danel said, just before the Board voted to accept the easements.

Gower said, “That’s quite an accomplishment. I’m really proud of you guys.”

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January 8th, 2014

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