CCWD scopes out new borders

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By SUNNY LOCKWOOD

After nearly three months of deliberations, the Calaveras County Water District board of directors took a big step toward rearranging district boundaries yesterday.

To divide population and CCWD customers more equitably among the five CCWD districts, directors agreed on four changes to existing boundaries. The changes are only approximations at this point:

? Valley Springs and the nearby Assessment District 604 would move from Division 5 (represented by Jeff Davidson) to Division 1 (represented by Charles Hebrard). That change would add about 334 customers to Division 1. The developer of Assessment District 604 went bankrupt, but CCWD serves the few developed sites in that area.

With the current boundary configurations, Hebrard's district now has only 48 customers, or 0.35 percent of CCWD customers. The change would bring his district's customer count to 382, or 2.78 percent.

? The Copper Cove area would be moved from Division 5 to Division 4 (represented by Don Deem), adding 2,825 customers to Division 4, bringing the number from 332 (2.42 percent) to 3,140 (22.89 percent) of CCWD customers.

? Mercer Caverns and the area around Murphys proper would be moved from Division 4 to Division 2 (represented by Leroy Fonceca). This change moves about 17 customers into Division 2.

Fonceca represents West Point and Mountain Ranch on the CCWD board. With the change, his district would stretch across the county and increase his customer base from 769 or 5.61 percent, to 786 or 5.37 percent.

? The town of Murphys would be moved from Division 4 to Division 3 (represented by Bertha Underhill), a population change only. No customers would be moved with this change, because Murphys is served by its own Union Public Utility District.

Because representative Deem lives in Murphys, the change would actually make his residence part of Underhill's district.

CCWD General Counsel Alan Turner said Deem would still be able to serve out his term, even though he would not live in his district. Turner also said Deem could run for election to Division 3.

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