In a unanimous vote, the Yorba Linda Water District Board of Directors have appointed Director Gary Melton, as President of the Board. The Board also unanimously appointed Director Bob Kiley as Vice President.
“We have interesting and exciting things to accomplish this year,” said Melton, regarding the search for a new General Manager and the upcoming organizational and efficiency studies that the District is to undertake. “It’s an honor to serve on this Board and I am looking forward to the year ahead.”
Melton and Kiley were first elected to the Board in November of 2010, after both served on the YLWD Citizens Advisory Committee.
President Melton and his wife Lynn own and operate Joaquin's Mexican Restaurant in Yorba Linda. He also spent 20 years as a Marketing Manager for Pacific Bell. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
Congratulations to this year’s winning artist, Tyler Yang, a second grader in Mrs. Lyman’s class at Mabel Paine Elementary.
Tyler’s artwork will be featured on the inside label of YLWD’s bottled water for the next year. After nearly 3,300 online votes were counted, Yang’s “Water Rocks” edged out third grader Erin Nichols of Linda Vista Elementary, with second grader, Brynn Beauchamp from Friends Christian School coming in third.
Thanks to all the students who participated and to everyone who voted!!!
The Yorba Linda Water District (YLWD) reminds customers to watch out for imposters representing themselves as water district employees (or another utility representative) in an attempt to deceive area residents. In some cases, imposters will contact people by telephone or at your door to make arrangements that would allow them access to homes.
It is rare for a YLWD employee to need to enter a residence without making a prior appointment. In those cases, we would be responding to a request initiated by the customer and they will never ask for a social security number or any other personal information.
District employees wear a uniform and badge that have the employees' name, picture and the District's logo.
Look for District vehicles with proper District decals
Water quality samples are taken from outside the residence
Employees do not collect past-due bills in person or engage in door to door sales
If anyone suspicious comes to your door do not let them in and call 911.
On Thursday, June 28th 2012, the Board approved the new budget for FY12-13. This fiscal year's budget follows on the heels of the FY11-12 budget which won recognition from the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) and the Government Finance Officers' Administration (GFOA). YLWD was the only local water district to win the GFOA budget award and only one of two to win the CSMFO award for budgeting. Click here for the full budget document.
The Yorba Linda Water District Board of Directors voted unanimously on Thursday, March 8, 2012 to revise the District's water development and customer service fees. The Water Development and Customer Service Fees resolution was last revised in 2008. Staff thoroughly reviewed the current cost of service for the fees and in the majority of cases, due to new efficiencies, the fees have been lowered.
Several new fees were also added, which cover newly instituted best practices. The most significant change is that of the Late Payment Fee. Currently, customer monthly bills are due on the 27th day after the bill is generated and if the bill is not paid within 18 days a Notice of Discontinuance (yellow tag) is placed on the customer's door, notifying them that they have 72 hours to pay before their water is shut off. In an effort to provide another point of communication for the customer, a letter notifying the customer that their bill is past due will be sent the week after the bill is due, with a $10 fee for processing and postage of the letter. A yellow tag will now be issued on the 11th day after the bill is due if payment has still not be received. The fee for the tag will be reduced from $20 to $10, effectively saving money for customers who inadvertently miss the due date and costing nothing extra to customers who are unable to pay until they are issued a yellow tag.
Additionally, a soft credit check will be conducted on new customers to assess risk of non-payment, with a decrease in the time the deposit is kept decreasing from two years of good payment history to one year of good payment history. For more information, please click here.