Lawsuit aftermath fractures district
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 — Depending upon whom you ask, the Lassen Irrigation Company’s recently filed lawsuit against the Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District is either the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning of the controversy surrounding the process used to deliver water to water users in Lassen County. But folks on both sides of the issue said getting the issues before a judge who can make a determination will sort things out and lead to a resolution of the continuing conflict.
After a closed session discussion of the lawsuit by the board and its attorney at its Wednesday, May 28 meeting, a process server privately served the individual board members with a thick packet regarding the lawsuit. The board took no reportable action in closed session.
Included in the board packet for the meeting was a letter from board chairman Ramsey Wood received via email Tuesday, May 20 announcing his resignation from the board effective immediately.
Wood did not give a reason for his resignation, but he wrote, “I am grateful for having had the opportunity to serve on the board of this fine organization for the past one-and-one-half years, and I offer my best wishes for its continued success.”
For the full story and other local stories, read the Tuesday, June 3, 2014 edition of the Lassen County Times.