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Casitas directors vote to give break to fire victims, buy office furniture

Perry Van Houten, Ojai Valley News reporter
Casitas Municipal Water District (CMWD) directors took up an assortment of agenda items when they met Jan. 10.
Items included potential help for Thomas Fire victims, an agreement for the use of Lake Casitas for the Ojai Wine Festival and new furniture for the Casitas Board Room.
Among information items received and filed by the Board was a Jan. 4 memo on Thomas Fire water billings from CMWD General Manager Steve Wickstrum, directing staff to waive conservation penalties for all Casitas customers for the month of December.
Some Casitas customers surpassed their water allocations when defending homes and property from the fire.

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