I feel sorry for Delbert Rotelli missing his presidency.
It looks like the pictures were taken at Mt. Brow Winery? bottles of wine and S.S.tanks of wine in the background, I guess they turned water into wine at the TUD meeting.
Congratulations Mike.I haven't personally worked with you, but if your as good as your wife Shirley, we are in good hands. Once again, Congratulations and good luck to you.
I do not feel sorry for Delbert Rotelli... He was disrespectful the entire meeting...constantly looking at his watch and making the joke he needed to 'get out of here'. He had very curt responses to requests some of the the new Boards made. Well if that is the case, maybe he should just resign. The new members are so far and above what we had before and Delbert is so out of his league!
It is imperative that the new board members diligently orient themselves and fully understand the water/sewer industry before making any rash, knee jerk decisions. Board members should work with staff to gain knowledge of internal workings and then make informed decisions. Care should be taken to retain legal counsel that is knowledgeable about public agencies. To my knowledge, there's no such legal counsel available in Tuolumne County. To have four new board members with little to no prior knowledge of a water/sewer industry's governmental requirements and regulations is frightening. They will all be well served to lean heavily on Pete Kampa for knowledge. He does know the industry inside and out, regardless of how they feel about him. The new board has a steep learning curve ahead!
WE sure do need a committe to run the water.
After all.they can make it FLOW better.
Hire an engineer and fire these guys.
It was almost a year to the date that the TUD board room was filled with very angry ratepayers. Past board members and Rotelli,the remaining board member, & TUD management wanted an approx 60% rate increase. Those Board members and Management said 'they had cut to bone on spending' The rate payers did not buy it so they voted them out. These new board members have a great deal of experience in management and finance. Maciel, has great experience in public sector management including water. One of the biggest errors voters make in electing their representatives is to not vote for anyone with any financial experience. These guys have that experience. I have confidence that they will get up to speed on the water issues. The finances is the big issue so we avert bankruptcy!
The Delbert "sorry" comment was sarcasm. I am quite sure he was and will continue to be a thorn in the backside of the Board until the day he exits and they have a going away, pat on the back, see you later celebration. Sorry Delbert.
sound like we will have to wait and see then.
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