Paul Sensibaugh, Mountain House general manager: "The water, sewer, all those utilities.... water treatment plant and a waste water treatment plant."
Paul Sensibaugh, Mountain House general manager, said developers will begin building models within weeks and by April, the city's first residents could be moving in.
Paul Sensibaugh, general manager of the Mountain House Community Services District, is pleased with the MID deal.
"We got really reasonable rates from MID
We got a good deal," Sensibaugh
Paul Sensibaugh, general manager for the town's community services district, said the easements needed to be approved because construction and improvements for the neighborhood's first streets are nearly complete.
Next comes opening them for public access, he
said, with model homes for purchase scheduled to appear in August.
said the next step is approval of final maps for the next two neighborhoods, "E" and "G".
Supervisors will see that item by the end of summer, he
"It's going to be as state-of-the-art as it can possibly be," said Paul Sensibaugh, general manager for Mountain House's community services district.
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Paul Sensibaugh, general manager of the Mountain House Community Services District, is charged with setting up water, garbage and all the civic services from the county's side.
At about 80 percent complete, the water and wastewater treatment plants are the first above-ground structures visible at Mountain House
"Completion of the plants is a huge milestone," Sensibaugh
"There's two things going on right now," said Paul Sensibaugh, manager for the Mountain House services district.
said that taken-for-granted features of a town, like water from the tap and a local Internet provider, have to be there when the town's residents arrive.
The exit and entrance ramps there need some expansion and overhaul before they're ready for about 45,000 Mountain House
The services district and Caltrans are finalizing plans for that interchange, with interim work to start by 2004 and the full interchange not for five years.
* Charter Communications
, a Missouri-based company that will provide telecommunications services for Mountain House
When the town was proposed, several companies expressed interest in that slot, Sensibaugh
As a city manager for a city that doesn't yet exist, Sensibaugh
said details like those he
gave to the board of supervisors are both important and endless.
"Every day I think of something that we don't have but that you have to have," he
"It's pretty exciting out there," said Paul Sensibaugh, general manager of the Mountain House Community Services District.
said work will begin in the spring on actual homes for Mountain House
, which will eventually have a population of about 45,000, including its own city government, high school and more.
The end of that, though, won't come for 30 years.
San Joaquin County's
Board of Supervisors took another step forward earlier this month when they approved a map for the first area of the town, referred to as Wicklund Crossing.
said the decision is one step closer to putting the first residents in the community.
"As each neighborhood develops, each will have a final map to it," he
Paul Sensibaugh, general manager of the Mountain House Community Services District, jokes that he's the only city manager around with no city to manage.
The first residents are still a couple of years off, but Sensibaugh
, who has been on the project for about a year, is already thinking about the stuff that communities are made of.
"All those things a city has, we don't have yet-but we will," said Sensibaugh
, who is charged with putting in place a city administration for the county.
Residents of Mountain House
will need a library, police and fire emergency services, as well as a public transit system and utilities.
Refuse collection is one service Sensibaugh
is working through right now: "We have to find a way to deal with that before we get residents in Spring 2003," Sensibaugh said.
That includes finding a means of collecting the refuse and billing residents for that service.
"The county has no system in place to bill for utilities," Sensibaugh
said, adding that right now there isn't even a building where people can issue complaints.
The eventual goal is to graduate Mountain House
into a city governed by elected officials.
now answers to the San Joaquin Board of Supervisors
, but once population reaches the 1,000 mark, a ballot measure will ask the residents to elect their own city council, he
The Mountain House community services district needs to oversee the work of the contractors who will build the plants, said Paul Sensibaugh, general manager of the district.
The contractors will he
hired by Trimark Communities
, the major developer in Mountain House
West Yost & Associates
would verify the contractors are building the plants to specifications and costs, Sensibaugh
The firm helped review the initial plans for the two plants, he
The plants would be built as part of the construction of the town's first subdivision, Neighborhood F.