Below is a statement from Roy Moses, President of Squaw Creek Ditch, on the many reasons that contributed to increased assessments that impacted all shareholders this year.
- The company has struggled to deliver water in recent years. And the damages that has caused our shareholders.
- Many of the handshake deals the company has made in the past have been violated.
- The number of accounts the company deals with has doubled.
- Locked gates, fences, vehicles, dogs, trees, people etc.
- Threats, abuse, assault.
- It took the company board, ditch rider, trackhoe, police, attorney, area 65 water master, and others just to deliver water the past 2 years.
- We repaired an area in the ditch that has been held up by sandbags for the last 30 years.
- We need to fix many other areas to ensure the company can deliver water and reduce liability of flooding.
- The company needs personnel appropriately paid so the responsibility and burden doesn’t fall on the volunteer board.
- All shareholders should have access to their head gates to monitor, clean moss, to maintain, etc.
- The company needs unobstructed access to it’s easement to protect from flooding and fulfill it’s purpose of delivering water.
I hope this answers some of the questions and brings understanding and unity in our purpose of delivering water.
Roy Moses, President
Squaw Creek Ditch