I am happy to announce that the first “Catamount/Bolton Water
Advisory Committee” meeting took place last evening,
Present for the meeting were myself, Jason Williams (Village Condos), Brian (owner of the Black Bear Inn), Andrea and Brett Lister, and Larry Williams (Redstone). The goal of our first meeting was to create a basic structure to determine how and when future meetings will be held, how to better communicate with the customers of Catamount/Bolton Water and the community of Bolton Valley in a more timely and efficient manner, and to start discussing what is in store for our area in the future.
A suggestion was made to continue the use of emailing as a means to quickly disseminate information to the community. To date, there is only a limited number of email addresses available. It was decided to include a request with the next bill, asking each customer to include his/her email address. These will be collected and put into a general emailing list. This will allow each of us to receive any important updates, emergency notices, and water testing statuses faster without waiting for notices in the mail. In order to reach everyone, the standard paper notice will still be included with billing notices as it has in the past. Paying by email was another concept entertained and is being looked into.
Our primary vehicle for information sharing since the
watershed roof collapse was born through the courtesy of Kurt Reis, who shared
his website with us. Some feel that the address is a bit cumbersome for those
who are not savvy with a computer. A request was made to add a “Community Info”
link to the now existing
Attendance for future meetings was an important
organizational conversation. We are asking for anyone who might be interested
in representing the homes along Wentworth and Thatcher Roads to contact Wynne
to discuss representing the homeowner customers. Jason will work with the
Presidents’ Council to identify a representative from each condo association.
Meetings will be held quarterly at the
Now, for what you have all been waiting for…where are we on
the topic of
A final inspection report was submitted to the Public Service Board when the water shed was rebuilt, cleaned and the structure repaired. This report is being sent to me, and will be forwarded to customers (and posted to the website) when it is available.
Finally, Larry discussed his plans to make
Almost a year to the date, the watershed collapse truly was
a “blessing in disguise.” Not only did we get a new structure and routine maintenance
from this, but our neighborhood has become a true community. We have gained the
attention and respect from our neighboring communities as they watched to see
how we would respond to such a situation. We have opened the door to communication
with not only Catamount/Bolton Water and Sewer but with the future growth and
progress in the works for
Our process is ongoing and we will refine and improve as we go. Please think about being a representative and come to a meeting. Look forward to future information and notices as they become available. We are definitely moving in the right direction!
Wynne M Kirschbaum
434 4051 Home
999 3108 Cell