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• New Bark for the Park

During a recent break in the rains we were able to have new bark applied to our play areas in the park. The material arrived bright and early on a Wednesday morning. The company that provided the certified bark (Applied Landscape Materials) was able to blow it in to our areas from two large trucks. Much easier than the old method of having to move it by hand and a small tractor.

• District Newsletter is now available

Our Newsletter is now available on-line. This issue includes Board and Staff introductions as well as other current news about the District. Spring 2016 Newsletter

• Welcome Jose, Melinda and Cynthia

The Tomales community and the Board of Directors welcomes Jose Ortiz as our new General Manager. Melinda Bell is our Bookkeeper/Financial manager. She can be reached @ melinda@tomalescsd.ca.gov

Our secretary is Cynthia Hammond. She works with the board to develop the monthly packet as well as records and transcribes meeting minutes.

Dutton House Play Structure

•State of the District: An Historical Perspective

In order to fully understand where the District is today and make future plans, it is necessary to know the background and historical time line of where the District has been and what it has accomplished. Read More...
Download version (pdf)

•Approved Sewer Budget for 2016-2017

The 2014-2015 Sewer budget was passed at the June 11,2014 board meeting. Income and Expense Budget, FY2016-2017

•Approved Park Budget

The Tomales Park budget has been separated from the sewer budget and was approved by both the Park Advisory Committee and the TVCSD Board of Directors.
Final Park Budget 2016-2017

New Board Materials for the Tomales Village Community Services District

The TVCSD Board has recently released three important documents that have been developed over the past several of years. There is an introduction to the District's rules and policies for new Board members, a handbook for all Board members and the Policy Manual for the TVCSD District.
New Board Member Documents
TVCSD Policy Manual
Board Member Handbook

•Management Study of the Tomales Village Community Services District

The Matrix Consulting Group was retained by the Tomales Village Community Services District to conduct an organization and management study of the District to ensure that it meets the needs of the community, but also to provide assurance that it is effective in its oversight of the services delivered. Even small organizations need to be accountable to the public and this study was an opportunity to examine opportunities to improve upon management issues in the District. In a separate effort, the District examined the revenue side (i.e., rates); this study examined the expenditure side of the District. Read more...

 

Park Gazebo Replacement

Park GazeboTomales Park gazebo needs help! Our very own gazebo is finally falling down. Thanks to the heroic efforts of David Judd and Billy Bonini we've been able to patch it together for another year or so while we raise the money to replace it.

We have a matching grant from Marin County so your dollars are doubled. Please help us save our gazebo. any amount helps and all contributions are tax deductible. Checks can be made out to TVCSD, and mailed to TVCSD Gazebo Fund, PO Box 303, Tomales, Ca. 94971. Thank You.

Five Year Strategic Plan

In 2011the TVCSD Board and community members embarked on a series of workshops to formulate a simple 5 year plan. Moderated by Deborah Parrish, the group met over a series of 4 Saturday's. The final document, approved by the Board is shown below. An electronic version (pdf) is available to view and download.

TVCSD Five Year Plan

Five Year Strategic Plan

 

Tomales Waste Water Ponds

Aerial view of Tomales Treatment Plant

Small Wastewater Plant of the Year Award for 2011

The Tomales Village Community Services District (TVCSD) has been awarded the distinguished Small Wastewater Plant of the Year Award for 2011 by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Redwood Empire Section. The award is the second in two years for the District, recognizing the District's effort to provide an environmentally friendly system and to improve the quality of treatment of the community's wastewater. In addition to major upgrades to the plant's equipment and treatment process, the District installed two solar arrays to provide 95% of the District's energy usage. These improvements not only provide clean renewable energy and higher quality treatment, the project will help the District better serve the community by minimizing the long-term impacts on ratepayers from rising energy costs, equipment costs and operating costs, and improve the overall long term reliability of the system.

Water Plant Award

Pond #1

The CWEA awards program seeks to recognize outstanding achievements within the wastewater field. Each award was designed to honor exceptional CWEA members and California wastewater professionals, facilities and agencies. The award categories focused on regulatory compliance results, innovative practices, cost effectiveness and superior plant operations. The CWEA, a state member of the national Water Environment Federation, is a non-profit association composed of 9,000-plus members in the wastewater industry spread amongst 17 local sections. The Redwood Empire Section (RES) includes Wastewater Treatment Plants throughout Marin, Sonoma, Solano, Napa and parts of Lake and Mendocino Counties. The TVCSD has been an active member of the CWEA since the District's inception in 1999.

Updated: February 17, 2017

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