What Are We Doing?
Opposing the hostile take-over of Liberty Apple Valley
Good evening. My name is Leigh Jordan. I am the Executive Vice President of Apple Valley Ranchos.
At the June 23rd Town Council meeting Mr. Brown, the Town attorney, stated (and I am quoting directly from the video minutes of that meeting):
In the response we received to our protest letter with respect to the termination of the tariff deviation we were informed yet again today by Leigh Jordan of Apple Valley Ranchos that under no circumstances would they agree to the use of reclaimed water at the golf course. Did I misread that?
That is not what I said.
What I said in that response, to counter the Town’s argument that the agreement’s contemplation of the use of reclaimed water when available implied Ranchos’ contemplation that the Town would eventually provide its own water to irrigate the golf course, was that Ranchos has continually told the Town that Ranchos has the right to be the retailer of reclaimed water in its service area. My point was that Ranchos contemplated that Ranchos would be the retailer of reclaimed water to the golf course.
To be clear, Ranchos’ position on reclaimed water is and has been:
On numerous occasions Ranchos has made its position on reclaimed water clear to Mr. Brown:
I do not understand how Mr. Brown could
misread my statements on this matter. I do not understand how Mr. Brown can not be fully aware that there are circumstances under which Ranchos would agree to the use of reclaimed water at the golf course, and what those circumstances are — that Ranchos will be the retailer of the reclaimed water, just as the Town promised in writing back in 1998.
Going forward, I would ask that the Town and Mr. Brown refer to Ranchos’ actual statements and refrain from providing editorial comment that misrepresents the long history of facts on this matter.