To: Residents of AuSable Acres
From: Pete DeFina, President of AAPOA
Re: Recent communication with the Department of Public Service
On May 7th I received a call from Mr. Michael Horan who works for the Department of Public Service (DPS), which is the state governmental agency that oversees water companies such as Forever Wild. As you are hopefully aware the DPS is in the process of reviewing the Forever Wild Water Company’s (FWWC) request for a rate increase.
He stated that the DPS received 50 public comments regarding this rate increase request. If you would like to review these comments you can access the DPS site using the following link: http://documents.dps.ny.gov/public/MatterManagement/CaseMaster.aspx?MatterCaseNo=18-W-0074&submit=Search
He stated that many of those comments were concerned about the use of the $50 surcharge that has been a part of our quarterly water bill since 2009. To address these specific comments the DPS prepared a document titled “Summary or Revenues and Expenditures for Forever Wild Water Company, Inc’s Escrow Account from 2009 to 2017.
That $50 surcharge portion of our quarterly water bills has to be accounted for separately and held in an escrow account to be used for infrastructure purposes. This account and the expenditures made from this account is overseen and reviewed by the DPS. Mr. Horan asked specifically if I would share this document with the residents of AuSable Acres. And, accordingly, the 18 page document created by the DPS is attached to this posting. Click on the attachment below and then click on the page that is showing and the entire document will open for you.
Summary of Revenues and Expenses for Forever Wild Water Company, Inc.’s Escrow Account from 2009 to 2017
Notice: Please be on the lookout. We have turtles crossing the roads in the Acres. We ask everyone to use extra caution and watch for turtles crossing our roads. We know at least one location on Ridgetop, by the first house on the right coming from AuSable Drive, where turtles are frequently crossing the road.
Also: With the warmer weather and summer just around the corner hikers, bikers, and children will be out on our roads. Please be cautious and help keep our roads safe!
Pete DeFina, AAPOA President
Due to the recent warm weather, the skating portion of today’s party is cancelled. But, we’ll still be at the lake from 2-4pm so come join your neighbors for hot chocolate and marshmallow roasting.
Paul Longenderfer, AAPOA Board Member
Every year three AAPOA board seats are up for election. The election will be held at our July 7th General Membership Meeting. The term is for three years. The seats are currently held by Joe DeMarco, Paul Longenderfer and Phil Dooley. Joe isn’t running again and the others probably will run for reelection. There is at least one vacancy to fill. You can be a part time or full time resident. There are about 5 board meetings and 2 General Membership Meetings (one in July and one in the fall) a year. Any AAPOA member who might consider this important position should send a bio (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 1, 2018 that can go in the spring issue of our newsletter. If you wish to discuss the role of a board member, or have any other questions, please contact the AAPOA at (518) 217-8519. Thanks for your consideration.