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General Manager Bulletin



Welcome to the General Manager Bulletin.  

As General Manager, it's very important to me to keep our customers, neighbors and employees informed.  I will be sending out Bulletins regularly to keep you informed on all things ISD.  If there is any specific information you'd like to see in future bulletins, please let me know.

Some helpful links:

ISD Website

City Website
ci.oakley.ca.us
BI 50's Bash Booth

ISD Reaches out to Community at Festivals

ISD had booths at two different festivals on Saturday, September 17th.  ISD staffed booths at both the Bethel Island 50s Bash and the Heart of Oakley Festival.  It was a great opportunity to interact with our customers and provide outreach on the various District services.

Heart of Oakley Booth
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Fire Copter
Water Drop

No Damage to District Facility from 9/8/16 Fire

A huge "thank you!" to the East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District for their efforts battling a grass fire right next to the ISD offices.  With some help from ISD staff, they quickly put out the flames and hot spots.  Treatment Plant staff John Abdilla and Adrian Vazquez hooked up a fire hose to a fire hydrant and ran it under the perimeter fencing to provide a constant water supply.  Collection and Maintenance staff Frank Casey and Louis Solana made sure that ISD's hydrojetter was topped off and ready to help in the event flames hopped the fence.  Treatment Plant Manager Chris Christean notified the Fire Chief, Hugh Henderson, of people down in the basin, water availability and access locations.  Great Job everyone!!

WRF

ISD Focused on Upgrading NEXGEN Asset Management System

Asset management systems such as NEXGEN provide the District with detailed information on the preventative and corrective maintenance histories and are a valuable tool in developing capital improvement plans based on equipment management.  Lead Plant Operator Adrian Vazquez has been diligently working on the NEXGEN WRF Module to fully utilize the system.  Adrian has reassigned work orders to designated positions, which will rotate among the Operations staff monthly.  Adrian has been working closely with NEXGEN support staff to update the system. 

Council Update

General Manager Updates Oakley City Council

At their September 13th meeting, ISD General Manager Chad Davisson provided the Oakley City Council with an update on the District's happenings.  Topics covered in the Council update included the recent Board action on the Marsh Creek project, updates on recycled water, Jersey Island, biosolids, introduction of new Board members and coordination with the City on Main Street improvements.  For more information please contact the District at 925-625-2279.   

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District Selects New Legal Counsel

After a lengthy proposal and solicitation process, ISD has selected a new legal firm, Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP to provide general legal counsel services.  The Burke team brings extensive sanitary and special district legal experience.  

Marsh Creek Project Area

Board Evaluates Development Opportunities for Mainland Property

At their September 6th Board meeting the ISD Board voted to evaluate other development opportunities for the 100 acres of mainland property identified within the Marsh Creek Habitat Restoration Project.  This project would have converted the land into inter-tidal marshland. ISD staff continues to work to identify development opportunities that will provide ongoing revenue and recycled water use potential.

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Keep Your Eyes Out for the Latest Edition of the Ironhouse Insider Newsletter

The Autumn 2016 edition of the District's newsletter should be arriving at your door in the next few days.  Highlights from this edition include information about recent awards received by the District, the impacts of the City's proposed Utility User Tax initiative, and an update on ISD's efforts to manage power costs and information about the new ISD website.

Check out the District's new website at www.ironhousesanitarydistrict.com.

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