Effective January 1, 2014, the North Valley and Langdon Rural Water Districts will be merged into a new water system called Northeast Regional Water District (NRWD).
Posted on 1/4/14
By Lee Coleman
As stated in the Agreement and Plan of Merger approved by the Boards of both systems in May, 2013 “the current members of the Boards of Directors shall serve as the Board of Directors (14) of the merged districts until the first annual meeting of the merged districts, which will be held on March 27, 2014. At that time a Board of Directors of 7 members shall be elected. Four of those members shall be elected from within the geographical boundaries of the current NVWD district, and three members shall be elected from within the geographical boundaries of the current LRWD.”
At the present time, there are four NVWD directors currently serving who plan to petition for director of the new NRWD system (Rick Bigwood, Bruce Henschel, Kevin Brown, and Arnie Peterson) and three LRWD directors currently serving who also plan to petition for director of the new NRWD system (Michele Schommer, Brian Kram, and Winston Johnson, Jr.).
Any other member in good standing from either the NVWD or LRWD water systems can also petition to be a candidate for director from their respective system.
Any member who wishes to be a candidate must petition to run by acquiring 20 signatures of other members of their current water system and submitting that petition to the secretary-treasurer of their system who will validate the signatures on the petition (Bruce Henschel- NVWD and Brian Kram- LRWD).
These petitions must be submitted by January 24, 2014 to the LRWD office or the NVWD office, of your current system.
After that date, mail-in ballots (voting by mail-in ballot only) will be printed and sent to all members to vote on directors and bylaws of the Northeast Regional Water District prior to the first annual meeting of the new water district on March 27, 2014, at the Langdon Experimental Station.