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North San Joaquin Water Conservation District board mulls replacing Bryan Pilkington

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Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2011 6:21 am | Updated: 12:12 pm, Fri Jul 8, 2011.

Bryan Pilkington may not be chairman of the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District much longer.

After missing a second consecutive district meeting without notifying directors he would be absent, the remaining four directors voted 3-1 on Wednesday evening to consider appointing a new chairman at the next meeting. Director Marden Wilbur voted against the motion.

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  • Doug Chaney posted at 10:12 pm on Sun, Jul 10, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Why hasn't the longtime board chairman of the NSJWCD ever been questioned? I suppose if you're one of the original good old boys, you can do no wrong? His name is nary mentioned and he knew, more than likely, every move and financial deal that ever went on all those dysfunctional board appointees, appointed by other good ol' boys board appointees also, that made substantial personal gains for the chosen few, both above board and otherwise, word goes.

  • Doug Chaney posted at 10:08 pm on Sun, Jul 10, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    baxter, quite some bitter words from an imposter.

  • roy bitz posted at 9:06 pm on Fri, Jul 8, 2011.

    roy bitz Posts: 503

    Area water resources consern me.
    I have attended several NSJWCD meetings to learn more about area water resources.
    NSJWCD has options for 20,000 acre feet of river water every "wet year" which could be taken away by the State of California or East Bay Municipal District unless the district can use the water. The loss of this water would effect the entire area.
    Again, I have attended many meetings and observed Mr. Pilkington's silly and unprofessional
    It seems Mr. Pilkington is using his position on the board for personal or political reasons---that he does not really care if the district and the area loses this option for river water.
    Again, I have gone to the meetings and observered Mr. Pilkington in actiion. In my opinion his behavior at these meetings has been reprehensible---bombastic---devicive.
    If he succeeds in his efforts to bankrupt the district we all loose.

  • Joe Baxter posted at 2:49 pm on Fri, Jul 8, 2011.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1913

    Montgomery: "Chaney, I have read your posts before and always thought you were extremely ignorant, paranoid, and bitter."
    Very perceptive Mr. Montgomery. Your observations are very correct.

  • Josh Morgan posted at 11:05 am on Fri, Jul 8, 2011.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 541

    Doug, there's a good reason the Grand Jury hasn't done anything with this organization.......there's nothing there. Don't you think if your buddy Pilkington could find something he could nail previous Board members with he would have done that by now? This guy has been totally ineffective and now he's tired of it. I'm sorry he's had health issues but if he were thinking of those he represents he would have gotten off that board months ago. It's time he starts taking care of himself the be replace with someone who is going to take the position seriously. These guys are the laughing stock of the County.

  • Doug Chaney posted at 10:14 pm on Thu, Jul 7, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    I wouldn't pay those crooks, either. You call them criminals, yet they haven't been tried and convicted of any crime that I know of. Mr. Jackson, just keep on crying and whining, that's what you're best at. Audit those books and show us the numbers and where all those funds seem to have disappeared all those years and who the parties, employees and board members, mainly the long term chairman for years, were who squandered large amounts of money without proper paperwork, receipts or ledger records and who just gave jobs to their favorite entity, sometimes rumored to be even themselves, without a bid process or or any accountability. So you two say it's OK to let those thieves slide over millions of dollars and you're worried about an illegal tax and a paltry few thousand dollars? Surely you two fit right into the good old boys mold. Like watching ol' Bozz Hawgs and the Dukes of Hazzard?

  • Jackson Scott posted at 12:54 pm on Thu, Jul 7, 2011.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 392

    Montgomery: "Chaney, I have read your posts before and always thought you were extremely ignorant, paranoid, and bitter."

    Me: "Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!"

    What is even funnier is that Doug used to go by the moniker "Taxpayer & Citizen." Now he is in support of not paying taxes & screwing the district. He must be off his meds.

    In his next post Chaney will somehow tie the Water Board in with the Lodi City Council, The Good Ol Boys of Lodi, The Three Ayemeegos, and how DUI checkpoints are useless.

  • phillip montgomery posted at 12:28 pm on Thu, Jul 7, 2011.

    phillip montgomery Posts: 8

    Chaney, I have read your posts before and always thought you were extremely ignorant, paranoid, and bitter. This is the first time I have ever directly addressed you because I never cared enough. Those "taxes" were actually determined to be quite legal during the 2007-2009 water season. They were blocked by the voters of this district after that time frame, and the court has ruled and upheld the legality of the taxes during that time frame, they are only illegal from here on out basically. The district can't collect them though because the majority of the board (Pilkington, Scanlon, Wilbur) wants to forgive the debt of criminals who didn't pay or at least refuses to take action on them. Im not sure if you paid your tax Chaney but I am surprised that even you would think that its ok to not pay your taxes then get voted onto a board and vote to not collect delinquent taxes you owe. That would seem like the GOB type cronyism you are always denouncing. As for the audit, collect the taxes owed and I wouldn't mind seeing it myself, unfortunately the district is broke, moslty due to Pilkingtons lawsuit.

  • Doug Chaney posted at 11:44 am on Thu, Jul 7, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Montgomery, those "taxes" were considered illegal, weren't they? Why don't Scanlon and Wilbur insist on a complete audit of the books of the dysfunctional past boards to see who bilked or wasted the district funds all these years? Maybe when Mr. Pilkington returns, if they don''t fire him, Scabnlon, Wilbur and Pilkington can call for a vote for a full audit of the books for the last twenty years, at least, by an independant outside auditor, and not by the generic auditors who only audit books by the numbers given them by the party being audited?

  • phillip montgomery posted at 10:38 am on Thu, Jul 7, 2011.

    phillip montgomery Posts: 8

    Shame on you Mr. Wilbur and Mr. Scanlon! You owe it to the constituents of this district to do 1 of 2 things, eIther: A) Aggressively go after the criminals who didn't pay their taxes (the category you both fall into) or B) Start seriously thinking and discussing ways obtaining revenue to repay the law abiding citizens who paid their taxes.

    You both seem to want to have your cake and eat it too. You don't pay your taxes, somehow get elected to this board and then vote to do nothing about the minority of criminals who also didn't pay their taxes. Your actions are twice criminal!

    As for getting rid of Pilkington, all I can say is..... about f'n time!



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