Oceano to hire a new administrator

October 7, 2019

Will Clemens

BY CCT STAFF

Oceano Community Services District board members have selected a new administrator, to replace General Manager Paavo Ogren who plans to retire in December.

Will Clemens, currently the central service director for San Luis Obispo County, is in line for approval during Wednesday’s board meeting. The board has agreed to pay Clemens $170,000 a year plus benefits, according to his contract. The agreement also includes a six-month severance package, in the event he is terminated without cause by the board prior to his fourth anniversary.

Clemens holds a bachelor’s degree in business and finance. He has worked as a public works department administrator for the past 28 years.

In Dec. 2018, Ogren moved to a part-time position as general manager in Oceano, and began moonlighting as a strategic advisor to the Cambria Community Services District. In April, Ogren announced plans to retire from Oceano on Dec. 21, 2019.

Clemens is slated to start on Dec. 3, which will allow for a three-week transition to Clemens’ administration. Clemens is the third high-ranking county employee to resign in order to take an administrator position at a local district.

Earlier this year, Ron Munds resigned as SLO County’s utility manager to take a job as the Los Osos Community Services District general manager. In 2018, SLO County lost its wastewater operations manager, Jeremy Ghent left to lead the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District.


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Jorge Estrada

Sorry for those looking for gossip or someone who skirts the ethical boundaries, Will Clemens is not the guy who will generate juicy news stories, he is a boring public servant who is very focused. What he will do is family centered with a bias that reflects a concern for others too. I’ve observed Mr. Clemens for years when he was a community resident in Santa Margarita. I don’t ever see him needing to apologize for his choices. Best of luck to Will.


horse_soldier

How does Oceano plan to pay for Paavo #2?


citizensoldier

How does Oceano plan to pay for Paavo #2?


Answer: Low information voters who do not understand their citizenship part in the Republic.


Harsh, I know. Truth hurts. Then it sets one free.


citizensoldier

“Clemens is the third high-ranking county employee to resign in order to take an administrator position at a local district.”


Like rats leaving a sinking ship.


kayaknut

A salary of $170,000 plus benefits from a CSD the size of Oceano, that ship is sinking too.


citizensoldier

Plus SLOCO “Pension.”


He has worked as a public works department administrator for the past 28 years.


HE helped Paavo and Waddel saddle the food people with a very expensive and electric power hungry wastewater treatment technology design.


That “decision” demonstrates that he, Paavo and Waddel are lying in trash too.


The SLOCO Los Osos WTTP is a curse not a gift “bestowed” upon the paying customercitizen.


That “project” is begging for a forensic accounting.


citizensoldier

SLOCO’s John Waddell that “the numbers just didn’t “pan out” as the reason the 1 million gallon per day design is only 50% in use. I guess the silver lining is that when, not “if,” the moving parts and pumps needed to transfer wastewater from treatment to treatment the mechanics can cannibalize the parts from the not in service side of the design.


https://www.google.com/maps/place/Los+Osos+Water+Recycling+Facility/@35.3084494,-120.8012766,295m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x80ece4a12f25dc47:0xc8fc1f8af9eca1ba!8m2!3d35.3034248!4d-120.8006647?hl=en&authuser=0


What “these boys” did was to ignore a greener, less expensive technology in favor of the “we’ve been waiting for decades to do this ‘project’ and anything different, less expensive to design, build , operate and maintain is of no interest,” which has the citizencustomer paying for electric energy instead of using a gravity flow design.


An Oxidation Ditch is so very environmentally unfriendly.

So is the Membrane Design that Cayucos “bought” and the same goes for what the good citizens of Morro Bay are currently being “waterboarded” with, under command of the https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/rwqcb3/ with the help of https://www.coastal.ca.gov/


All Electric designs will be a a real burden should a http://tedkoppellightsout.com/excerpt event occur. Same as when https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/10147553-181/pge-mulls-massive-power-to


Think a long term power outage cannot occur? Trick or Treat.

Best to hold those who are hired “accountable” before, during and after their decisions about what the citizencustomer will pay and for how long.


citizensoldier

A couple of corrections and comments.


the food people = the good people


I guess the silver lining is that when, not “if,” the moving parts and pumps needed to transfer wastewater from treatment to treatment [wear out] the mechanics can cannibalize the parts from the not in service side of the design.


I am left wondering who ‘marks down’ a post without commenting why.

“Wisdom begins in wonder”~Socrates

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https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/martin_luther_king_jr_110082