I just came back from the Greentree well and found out that BOTH wells are down. The recommendations are to try again tomorrow early morning before we’re out again because so many Californians are back for the weekend.

However, it’s a ZERO SUM game.  Showing up earlier does NOT mean that we’ll have more water at the well.  It just means that another resident won’t get the 500 gallons I hauled.

Since July 29, 20 I have been demanding that our supervisor Jean Bishop take action to protect the lives and livelihoods of her constituents, the residents of District 4, including Meadview.  Our correspondence is included with my posting:

Supervisor Jean Bishop: Meadview needs a building moratorium NOW!

Jean Bishop did NOTHING!

The so hailed Unisource repairs apparently also did NOTHING.

They will try to upgrade the lines.   A new substation will take a long time.

So here are my demands to our Supervisor Jean Bishop:

1) Do what it takes to get Unisource to supply generators for the wells on Smith and Greentree — by Monday.

2) Have Unisource send a $20,000 check to the Lake Mead City Water Co-op for the ENORMOUS amount of work.  DAILY drives from well to well, just trying to keep us alive here.

3) Arrange compensation for the RESIDENTS who waste their time and money driving from well to well.

4) I request $1,000 for MY trouble, not only wasting gas and fuel but as you know, I have stress-induced brain damage and this has very negatively affected my health and therefore my ability to earn a living.

5) Enact the requested building moratorium IMMEDIATELY!

6) Put a banner on the Mohave County website linking to a WARNING for potential new residents.  You OWE them the TRUTH.  Mohave County and specifically Meadview do NOT have the infrastructure to ensure the most basic services such as WATER and ELECTRICITY.

Everywhere I drive I see new construction, moving vans and shipping containers coming in and it will only get WORSE!

Ms. Bishop, I have NO intention of wasting my time discussing these issues with Deputy County Attorney Robert Taylor, as you suggested in your last email to me.  If I talk to an attorney about this, it will be to sue the County and you.

Deputy County Attorney Robert Taylor is NOT on the ballot, YOU are.

Deputy County Attorney Robert Taylor does NOT get paid to represent the District 4 residents, YOU are.

And if you are NOT up to the task, please RESIGN IMMEDIATELY. 

Make room for someone more competent.

  • The fires and C-19 are raging in California.  THOUSANDS will want to move here.

I finally see some clouds and I even heard a little thunder earlier.

What are we going to do if we have even the SMALLEST fire TODAY — while there is no water because the wells are down?

Who is going to PAY for the residents’ damages?

What if someone runs out of water and the swamp cooler stops cooling and they have a stroke or maybe even die?


Jean Bishop?


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