Allister MacKenzie

“A golf course should be made interesting and a good test of golf by the tilt of the greens and the character of the undulations.”

Monday, August 11, 2014

Recycled Water Update

Below is a summary version of the status of acquiring more irrigation water for our course. We are confident that this will be the last summer without additional irrigation water. We are working daily to get into a position where we can make a presentation to the shareholders on the budgeted cost of the project.

1.       The well drillers are extremely busy (the County has issued 50% more permits this summer vs. last summer) and will start a test well as soon as possible. We currently do not have an arrival date but are optimistic work will begin this year.  We have explored all other options for different drillers and we will stay the course with our existing selection.
2.       We have received separate “offers” from both the City of Scotts Valley and the Scotts Valley Water District for the cost of the existing water moving through the pipe and into the Pacific Ocean and the cost to treat that water and operate the plant. We have a place to start negotiations.
3.       We have hired a lawyer who specializes in these matters, Chris Sanders. Chris is with the firm of Ellison, Schneider & Harris L.L.P.
4.       We still need to receive approval from the CDPH (California Department of Public Health) to irrigate with the existing waste water (secondary) that is traveling down Graham Hill.  We have received a draft of the application and will be finalizing it in the next week. All indications are that we will receive approval.
5.       We are working with the pump station contractor, Watertronics, attempting to finalize the design of the pump station.
6.       We are working with landscape architect, Steve Sutherland, preparing a presentation to the board of directors.  The presentation will include 3D renderings of the storage tank, pump station, bathrooms and maintenance yard. 
7.       We are working with Greg Bargas and PG&E on the power needs for both the well and tank/pump station locations
8.       We have met with Anderson- Pacific representatives whom we have selected to be our general contractor for the storage tank installation
9.       I have met with both Santa Cruz County bank and Lighthouse bank representatives to find out the options for borrowing funds.

Scott Hoyt
General Manager 
Pasatiempo Golf Club 

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