Friday, December 28, 2012 12:00 am
Joe Petersen is leaving the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District board, and Tom Flinn, former county public works director, was appointed Thursday night to replace him.
Director Joe Valente took on the position of board president.
Petersen said he has done what he wanted to with the district. It is now politically stable and in the black financially, goals Petersen outlined at the beginning of his term two years ago, he said.
Saturday, June 30, 2012 12:00 am
This is regarding the Record article on June 23 concerning the San Joaquin County Grand Jury Report on the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District being on the "brink of failure" because of its former leadership.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 12:00 am
A San Joaquin County Grand Jury report found mismanagement, lack of leadership and an unwillingness to follow policy and legal counsel caused the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District considerable setbacks, financial and otherwise, and could undermine its future.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 12:00 am
The North San Joaquin Water Conservation District discussed
creating an interim water operations advisory committee at their
meeting Monday night. The committee would include the public in
ongoing discussions about how the district can best serve the
Thursday, December 22, 2011 12:00 am
Joe Petersen has a major clean-up job ahead of him. As the new
president of the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District, the
responsibility falls to him to provide the district with direction,
and to identify any and all resources under his command to keep the
district out of the red.
Saturday, November 19, 2011 12:00 am
A month ago, we offered the opinion that if the North San
Joaquin Water Conservation District appointed the right successor
to director Bryan Pilkington, it might make some progress.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 12:00 am
Hugh Scanlon has stepped forward as the new president of the
North San Joaquin Water Conservation District board of directors.
Scanlon replaces former president Bryan Pilkington, who resigned as
president retired from the board on Oct. 6.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 12:00 am
Specifics of a grant project for the North San Joaquin Water
Conservation District are progressing and a final proposal could be
available in the coming weeks. However, a decision must be made
soon because the deadline to secure funding is approaching.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 12:00 am
The office of the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District
on North Sacramento Street abruptly closed before the weekend, and
no official explanation has been given as to why.
Monday, July 25, 2011 7:29 pm
Bryan Pilkington will remain president of the North San Joaquin
Water Conservation District.
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:00 am
A group of citizens believes the North San Joaquin Water
Conservation District is broken, and they can play a role in fixing
Thursday, July 7, 2011 6:21 am
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.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 12:00 am
Citizens of the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District
are so fed up with the board's chairman that they are strongly
considering hiring lawyers out of their own pocket to remove
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 12:00 am
A regional team of supporters urged directors of the North San
Joaquin Water Conservation District to help them pursue a $300,000
federal grant to use Mokelumne River Water.
Saturday, June 11, 2011 12:00 am
I would like to recognize and commend my representative on the
North San Joaquin Water Conservation District, Hugh Scanlon. At
Monday's meeting, Mr. Scanlon led a productive and informative
water district meeting, in the absence of Chairman Bryan
North San Joaquin Water Conservation District board member Hugh Scanlon is video recorded during a meeting in the Community Room at the Lodi Public Library on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.
North San Joaquin Water Conservation District board members Joe Petersen, center, and Mark Beck, right, ask questions of Hugh Scanlon at the Community Room at the Lodi Public Library on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 12:00 am
The North San Joaquin Water Conservation District has been
awarded a $300,000 grant for a surface water project and may need
to turn to the law firm it fired to help it collect the money.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 11:33 am
Fed up that items they want to discuss haven't ended up on any
recent meeting agendas, two directors of a local water district
approved a series of actionable items to be discussed at the
board's next meeting. The move was just one of several swipes at
the board's absent chairman during Tuesday's public meeting.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 12:00 am
The North San Joaquin Water Conservation District will have its
directors sit on a panel and interview candidates for its
watermaster position, director Hugh Scanlon said Tuesday. The board
held a closed session Tuesday afternoon to discuss the process.
Director Mark Beck was absent from the meeting.
Friday, May 13, 2011 12:00 am
Ed Lucchesi is not only a director of the Woodbridge Irrigation
District; he's also a customer who will be filing a claim for
financial damages against the organization.
North San Joaquin Water Conservation District board Chairman Bryan Pilkington, left, is talked to by private investigator Steven Raddigan on Thursday, May 5, 2011. Raddigan said Pilkington ignored the district’s process to select a new legal firm and is undermining the board. Directors Hugh Scanlon and Mark Beck are in the background.
Friday, May 6, 2011 12:00 am
It was not a good water district meeting for Bryan
During Thursday's board session, he was threatened with
impeachment. Then a private investigator railed at him for
allegedly mishandling the hiring of a legal firm. A fellow board
member lashed Pilkington for filing a motion that might deprive the
district of its water right.
For several years, Pilkington has been a critic of the North San
Joaquin Water Conservation District. He was elected to the board in
2008 and named board chairman late in 2010. He now finds himself
fending off heated complaints — while he is recovering from heart
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:00 am
Shouting, profanity and personal attacks were rife during the
North San Joaquin Water Conservation District’s meeting Monday
evening. Audience members and directors exchanged barbs as the
board discussed a policy manual, financial report and selection of
new legal representation.
Friday, March 11, 2011 12:00 am
Despite meeting for more than three hours Thursday night, the
board of directors for the North San Joaquin Water Conservation
District walked away from the session without any specifics on how
it would generate new revenue. However, one board member called on
his fellow constituents to each bring 100 acres of land not
currently using district water into the system in the coming
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