Summer PipeLine 2018
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DISTRICT GENERAL MANAGER DARRIN PRICE RETIRES AFTER 31 YEARS OF SERVICE
Darrin Price, Sun Valley General Improvement District General Manager, has retired from the District after 31 years on the job. Darrin was hired as an entry level Service Technician in 1987, promoted to Field Supervisor in 1993 and in 2000 became the District’s Public Works Director. His outstanding supervisory skills, experience and knowledge prompted District Trustees to name him as General Manager in 2008.
Darrin enjoyed and should be proud of his many accomplishments during his time at the District benefitting District customers and the Sun Valley community. He holds several water related certifications including the highest level, Water Distribution Operator, Grade IV. He represented the District on various boards: Northern Nevada Water Planning Commission, Nevada Recreation and Parks Society, the Joint Coordinating Committee for Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility, Standing Advisory Committee for Truckee Meadows Water Authority and CA-NV American Water Works Association. Darrin also successfully negotiated Sun Valley recreational powers from Washoe County in 2009. His hard work was also instrumental as the first governmental agency to refinance State Revolving Loans saving District customers over $300,000 over the course of the loans. He obtained various grants for the Sun Valley Community that included sidewalks, providing a safer route for children walking to school, replacement of the Gepford Park Community Building and multiple ADA grants for the District Building and Neighborhood Center.
The District is so grateful for Darrin’s hard work and dedication on behalf of the entire Sun Valley Community. He raised the bar with his management of the District and exemplary accomplishments. Darrin has a son and three daughters. He and his wife, Jody, are looking forward to the future and what it holds. Congratulations from all of the Staff and Trustees of the General Improvement District. He will be missed.
END OF SEASON POOL PARTY
You’re invited to attend the end of season Pool Party Saturday, August 4th. The pool will close for the season at 5pm on Sunday, August 5th in conjunction with Washoe County School District balance calendar, so be sure to enjoy the remaining weeks of the pool during normal pool hours Tuesday through Sunday 12pm to 5pm.
DIVE INTO SUMMER EVENT RECAP
The 6th Annual Dive Into Summer event in June was a splashing success! Extended pool hours, BBQ, kids’ activities, raffle prizes and the showing of Jumanji, Welcome to the Jungle was enjoyed by all. The District would like to thank Cal Ripken, Family Resource Center and Community Services Agency for partnering in this community event and thank you to all of the local business that made monetary donations or raffle prizes. A complete list of sponsors can be viewed on the District’s website.
At the April Nevada Public Agency Insurance Pool Annual Board Meeting, the District was recognized for successfully completing the POOL/PACT Human Resources HR Assessment Phase II Program. Congratulations to District Staff on this accomplishment!
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD NOMINATIONS
The Sun Valley community is encouraged to nominate local people and/or businesses that go above and beyond to improve the quality of life in Sun Valley and its residents for a Community Service Award. The annual award winners will be presented with a plaque and presentation by the District Trustees at a future Board meeting. Please send your nominations to email@example.com or call the District office deadline to submit is September 30th.
ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST
It’s time for the annual Photo Contest! All photos submitted must be photographed in Sun Valley, visit the District’s website for a complete set of contest rules. Cash prizes for 1st through 3rd place! Winning photos are displayed at the District office. Please submit your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org , deadline to submit is September 30th.
APPLIANCE/ELECTRONIC RECYCLING EVENT
This recycling event in April was highly successful. The District collected 125 televisions, 30 monitors and over 19,000 pounds of metal from recycled appliances. We wish to thank Lifecycle Solutions and SIMS Recycling Solutions for their partnership with this event.
ESTHER BENNETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BEAUTIFICATION DAY
The District was a proud sponsor of Esther Bennett Elementary School Beautification Day in April when it donated gloves, trash bags, rakes and other outdoor tools for an organized cleanup. Self-Managers in the 4th, 5th and 6th grades demonstrated great school pride in helping beautify the school.
WATER QUALITY REPORT
The District is proud that its drinking water continues to meet all state and federal drinking water quality standards, as one of its missions is to always provide high quality water at a reasonable value and to provide the highest level of customer service and support. To view the Water Quality Report please visit the website or contact the District Public Works Director.
KTMB GREAT COMMUNITY CLEANUP
The District partnered with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful in May by donating equipment and manpower for this even that helped beautify the community. This is something that is beneficial to all and the District thanks KTMB for all of their cleanup efforts.
DATES TO REMEMBER
- July 4th – Independence Day – FREE Swim Day (District office closed)
- July 12th – Board of Trustee Meeting
- July 26th – Board of Trustee Meeting
- July 28th – FREE Swim Day
- August 4th – End of Season Pool Party
- August 5th – Pool Last Day
- August 9th – Board of Trustee Meeting
- August 23rd – Board of Trustee Meeting
- September 3rd – Labor Day (District office closed)
- September 13th – Board of Trustee Meeting
- September 27th – Board of Trustee Meeting