Water Quality Advisory Updated May 20, 2020: Here's what residents should know.

 The Board of Directors will consider adopting Resolution No. 2020-08 at its regular meeting on July 15, 2020 to establish the appropriation limit of the District at $1,715,768.00 for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. View Public Notice and Board Resolution

 

PID Regular Board Meetings

Division 1 Vacancy

Letters of Interest due by July 31, 2020 at 4 p.m.

Div1

Click to view a detailed map of Division 1

A vacancy exists in the Office of Director, Division 1, of the Paradise Irrigation District. The remaining Directors of the District are seeking qualified applicants to serve as an appointed Director. The person appointed shall serve the remainder of the term until the next general district election in November 2020, and thereafter until the person elected to fill the vacancy assumes office in December 2020.

Directors are expected to attend at least one evening Board meeting a month and typically attend an average of two committee meetings a month. The District will make an effort to provide board training, as it is available.

In order to be considered for appointment, a candidate must

  • be a registered voter in the district and a resident of Division 1. (Water Code, § 21100, subdivison (a).)
  • The residency requirement is met if the person was domiciled in Division 1 at the time of the Camp Fire and intends to maintain such as his/her permanent residence. Division 1 includes properties North of Bille Road to approximately Pentz and Skyway Roads, west to the town limits. pdf A map of the boundaries of Division 1 can be viewed here (407 KB) .

    Persons who wish to be considered for appointment to fill the vacancy must pdf submit a Paradise Irrigation District Statement of Interest (335 KB) for Board of Director Vacancy form to the District Secretary, no later than 4:00 PM, July 31, 2020.

    The letter of interest may be hand-delivered or mailed (Postmark dates will not be acceptable) to the following address:

    Paradise Irrigation District Attn: District Secretary 6332 Clark Road Paradise, CA 95969

 

 

Qualifications for Board Members

  pdf Division Map (1.54 MB)

Was this article helpful?

We are always looking for ways we can improve our services. If you need additional help please contact customer service.

If you'd like to give us some feedback on this article or the website click here.

CAREERS WITH PID


Be part of a service-oriented workforce

Employment with PID is more than just a job. A career with us offers the opportunity to be part of an organization that is integral to Paradise's water supply and delivery system. As a PID employee, you’ll be part of the community-focused team which ensures reliable and safe water supply to more than 26,000 people in Paradise (California).

 

Customer Service Representative

Paradise Irrigation District is accepting applications for a Customer Service Representative to perform a wide variety of functions in receiving and processing service requests; perform fiscal recordkeeping work in maintaining and updating billing accounts, and receive and resolve complaints and questions concerning the delivery of services and status of accounts.

Two years of increasingly responsible work experience in performing customer service and relations work is desirable. $2,607 to $3,710 monthly (based on 37.5 hours per week). Application and job information are available at 6332 Clark Road, Paradise, CA, M-F 9am to 4pm, (530) 877-4971.

Deadline to Apply: 07/15/2020 by 4pm.

pdf Job Description: Customer Service Representative (80 KB)

pdf Print an application (119 KB)

Apply Online

Water Treatment Plant Operator II or III

Located in central Butte County, California, the Paradise Irrigation District (PID) is seeking a full-time Water Treatment Plant Operator II or III to join a six-member team of personnel at the District’s 22.8 million gallon per day water filtration treatment plant located in Magalia, California. The District has been serving the water needs of the community since 1916. Paradise is less than a two-hour drive from Sacramento and three hours from the San Francisco Bay Area. The District is comprised of approximately 35 operations, maintenance, technical, and administrative employees. A five-member Board of Directors, elected by the District residents, governs the District.

Under direction, this individual will serve as part of a regular plant staff and be responsible to inspect, maintain, and operate raw water storage and treatment facilities to assure proper quantity and quality of water in the District. Must be able to work a flexible schedule in order to ensure the 24-hour, seven-day operation at the District’s Water Treatment Plant, as well as willingness to work nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed for routine and emergency conditions.

Deadline to Apply: 7/17/2020 by 4:00 p.m.

pdf Employment Announcement: Water Treatment Plant Operator II or III (883 KB)

pdf Print an application (119 KB)

Apply Online

[No form id or name provided!]

District policies to ensure fair governance

 

Public Records Act Compliance

Find in:  pdf Policy & Procedures Manual / Chapter 6 (201 KB)  - Section 6.1

These rules and regulations have been adopted by the Board under the authority of the Water Code of the State of California, are part of the law governing the District, and may be amended as required for the operation of the District. All records of the District are open to the public in accordance with the Public Records Act during the hours when the District offices are open. Information concerning the affairs of the District will be furnished in accordance with statutory procedures and requirements. Reproduction of any documents shall be at a copy fee set by the Board from time to time and described in Appendix A.1.

Employee & Board Member Reimbursements

Find in:  pdf Policy & Procedures Manual / Ch. 11 - Reimbursement and Business Travel Policy (99 KB)

The purpose of this policy is to establish rules to reimburse District officials and employees for reasonable and prudent costs associated with travel and business meals while serving a District purpose or for training, which will be of benefit to the District.

Compliance with the Ralph M. Brown Act

Find in:  pdf Policy & Procedures Manual / Chapter 4 (120 KB)  - Section 4.1

Compliance with the Open Meeting Law (Brown Act) or other statutory requirements regaling public meetings agendas and minutes is complex and cannot be prescribed separate from the statutory requirements. The reader of these Rules and Regulations is encouraged to use these provisions as general guidelines and to inquire about the numerous complexities provided by the Legislature of the State of California in regard to open meetings and public participation in those meetings.

Conflict of Interest

Find in:  pdf Policy & Procedures Manual / Chapter 2 (148 KB)  - Section 2.24

STANDARDS OF CONDUCT Statutes impose limits on a Director’s ability to contract with the District he or she serves on as a Director. (See Government Code section 1090 et seq.) Moreover, the Political Reform Act requires, and establishes the procedure by which Directors, officers, and employees are required to disclose actual or potential conflicts of interest between their public duties and their personal financial interests.

Code of Ethics

Find in:  pdf Policy & Procedures Manual / Chapter 2 (148 KB)  - Section 2.1.C

The Board of Directors is committed to providing excellence in leadership that result in the provision of the highest quality of services to its constituents. The Board intends to fully comply with the provisions of the State’s open meeting law for public agencies (The Ralph M. Brown Act), adhere to federal and state government codes, comply with the Fair Political Practices Commission guidelines, and uphold the Constitutions of the United States and the State of California. In order to assist Directors to fulfill their obligations, and keeping in mind that new or revised statutes may add further regulations, the following rules shall be observed:

 

1. The dignity, style, and opinions of each Director shall be respected.

2. Responsiveness and attentive listening in communication is encouraged.

3. The primary responsibility of the Board is the formulation and evaluation of policy. Routine matters concerning the operational aspects of the District are to be delegated to the professional staff members of the District.

4. Directors should commit themselves to emphasizing the positive and avoiding when possible, negative forms of interaction.

5. Directors should commit themselves to focusing on issues and not
personalities. The presentation of the opinions of others should be encouraged.

6. Differing viewpoints are healthy in the decision-making process. Individuals have the right to disagree with ideas and opinions, but without being disagreeable. Once the Board takes action, Directors should commit to supporting said action and not to creating barriers to the implementation of said action.

7. Directors should practice the following procedures:

  1. In seeking clarification on informational items, Directors may directly approach professional staff members to obtain information needed to supplement, upgrade, or enhance their knowledge to improve legislative decision-making.
  2. In handling complaints from residents and property owners of the District, said complaints should be referred directly to the Manager.
  3. In handling items related to safety, concerns for safety or hazards should be reported to the Manager or to the District office. Emergency situations should be dealt with immediately by seeking appropriate assistance.
  4. In seeking clarification for policy-related concern, especially those involving personnel, legal action, annexation, property acquisition and development, finances, and programming, said concerns could be referred directly to the Manager.

8. When approached by District personnel concerning specific District policy, Directors should direct inquires to the appropriate professional staff supervisor. The chain of command should be followed.

9. The work of the District is a team effort. All individuals should work together in a collaborative process, assisting each other in conducting the affairs of the District.

10. When responding to constituent requests and concerns, Directors should be courteous, responding to individuals in a positive and timely manner and routing their questions through appropriate channels and to responsible management personnel.

11. Directors should develop a working relationship with the Manager wherein current issues, concerns, and District projects can be discussed comfortably and openly.

12. The Brown Act contemplates that Directors should function as a part of the whole Board. Issues should be brought to the attention of the Board as a whole, rather than to individual members selectively. When a Director is speaking for himself or in his capacity as an individual member of the Board, he should clearly identify that limited capacity.

13. Directors are responsible for monitoring the District’s progress in attaining its goals and objectives, while pursuing its mission.

14. A perceived violation of the Code of Ethics policy by a Board member should be referred to the President of the Board or the full Board for investigation, and consideration of any appropriate action warranted. A violation of this policy may be addressed by the use of such remedies as are available by law to the District, including, but not limited to:

  1. Adoption of a resolution expressing disapproval of the conduct of the Board member who has violated this policy.
  2. Injunctive relief
  3. Referral of the violation to the District Attorney and/or the Grand Jury.

[No form id or name provided!]

PID is committed to transparency, accountability and integrity

 

About

Who we serve. Paradise Irrigation District (PID) is located in the Town of Paradise, a Northern California foothill community with a population of approximately 26,000. PID delivers water to approximately 10,500 municipal and residential/commercial customers. Check out the area we serve:  pdf District Boundaries Map (1.54 MB)

Authority. PID is an irrigation district formed and existing pursuant to the California Irrigation District Law, Division 11 of the California Water Code, sections 20500 to 29978.

Mission. PID is dedicated to the business of producing and delivering a safe, dependable supply of quality water in an efficient, cost effective manner with service that meets or exceeds the expectation of our customers.

Suggestions and complaints. PID is governed by its Board of Directors, all issues that cannot be resolved by PID staff may be considered by the full board. Submit a suggestion or complaint here.

Contact us. 

Ethics

PID employees and Board of Directors are bound by policies and requirements to ensure transparency and ethical behavior. The policies comply with the specific requirements of the Fair Political Practices Act, the Ralph M. Brown Act, Public Records Act and statutory requirements for ethics and sexual harassment prevention training, among others.

Ethics Training Certificates. Director Anne RiceDirector Bill KelloggDirector Dan WentlandDirector Marc SulikKevin PhillipsGeorgeanna Borrayo

Financial Accountability

Every year, PID submits a financial report to the California State Controller. The data PID provides to the state allows the public to create customized reports about the district's finances and even compare those figures with other agencies. Create your financial view of the district  here:  https://bythenumbers.sco.ca.gov/

Learn how PID is planning for the future. 

Compensation & Benefits

Board Compensation is detailed in pdf Chapter 2.22 of the Policies & Procedures Manual (148 KB)

Fees: Directors shall receive compensation not to exceed $100 per day. Compensation taken may be less than $100; down to a minimum amount of one cent for either:

  • Up to $100 per day for attending a regular or special Board meeting, or acting under its orders; and
  • Up to $100 per day for attending a Board approved standing committee meeting, an established Ad Hoc committee, or an outside Board approved meeting requiring a Board member in attendance, when there is no regular or special Board meeting that day.
  • Regardless of either per day event, the per day amount(s) shall not exceed a total of six (6) meeting days in any calendar month. No fees are to be paid for seminars or conferences, but the out-of-pocket costs associated with attending those meetings, on a Board pre-approval basis, can be reimbursed through the use of a district claim form.
  • Directors and their eligible dependents can participate in the district’s medical, dental, vision, life, and flexible benefits “cafeteria” programs as received by district employees, and stated in the Rules & Regulations Governing Employment Conditions, Salaries, and Benefits for Employees of Paradise Irrigation District. Directors will not be eligible to participate in the district’s retirement plans.

Use the following links to learn more about PID's compensation to employees and the board.

Access to Public Records

PID has fair governance policies that ensure access to public records.  If you're looking for information not detailed on this page or in our document library, please submit a request for public information.

How to serve on the Board

Elections for directors of the district are staggered every two years. Important deadlines are available at buttevotes.net.

  pdf Division Map (1.54 MB)

 

The successful candidates will serve a four-year term of office effective at noon on the first Friday of December following the election. The candidate must meet the following qualifications: “Candidate shall be a voter in the district and a resident of the division that he or she represents at the time of his or her nomination or appointment and through his or her entire term.” (“Voter” means a registered voter in the district). A PID pdf division boundaries map (1.54 MB) is provided for reference

Election Schedule

  • Divisions 2, 3, 4 and 5 - Nov. 2022
  • Divisions  1 and 5 - Nov. 2020

Current Leadership

Your Board - Visit the board information page to learn more about your directors.

  • Division 1 - Director Dan Hansen - Term ends Dec. 2020
  • Division 2 - Director William Kellogg - Term ends Dec. 2022
  • Division 3 - Director Anne Rice - Term ends Dec. 2022
  • Division 4 - Director Marc Sulik - Term ends Dec. 2022
  • Division 5 - Director Bob Prevot - Appointment ends Dec. 2020

Your District Manager

Kevin Phillips bring more than a decade of experience working with Paradise Irrigation District to his position as PID’s District Manager. He began working at PID in 2007 as Finance and Accounting Manager, and became the district’s Chief Financial Officer in 2013. The District’s five-member board put Mr. Phillips in the position as the district’s District Manager in January 2019 following the departure of PID’s previous district manager.

As District Manager, Kevin oversee all of PID’s operational functions and have a staff of 45 employees. The district serves 10,500 households and businesses, providing drinking water to more than 20,000 community members.

As a Certified Public Accountant, Kevin Phillips worked with Matson & Isom Accountancy Corporation (Chico, CA) from 2000 to 2007. He attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting and Finance. Kevin serves on the Finance Committee for the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), as well as on ACWA’s Joint Powers Insurance Authority. Ke is also an elected Director of the Durham Irrigation District. Kevin live in Durham (CA) with his wife and three children.

Public Meetings

We've made it easy to get involved and watch your board and committees at work. From our meeting page, you can find meeting times,read minutes and agendas and watch or listen to meeting recordings. Our meetings are held in accordance with the Ralph M. Brown Act, so you're always welcome to attend. The board prefers a flexible form of meeting, but at times may institute Rosenberg's Rules of Order. Use the meetings link below to plan your attendance at one of our next public meetings.

Other ways to stay connected

Monthly Newsletter

 PID customers can look forward to monthly watering tips and district news included each month with their water bill. The newsletters are also available online here:  folder Newsletters

Online

In Person

  • Annual Workshops
  • Johnny Appleseed Days
  • Request a tour of the water treatment plant. Contact Bill Taylor at 530-876-2060

Request PID to speak at your event

Submit your request here.

Enterprise Systems Catalog

The California Public Records Act (CPRA) requires local agencies such as PID to create a catalog of Enterprise Systems and post it on its website.  pdf Catalog of Enterprise Systems (SB 272) (76 KB)

[No form id or name provided!]

More Articles ...

  1. Board of Directors

Subcategories