This meeting has been noticed according to the Brown Act rules. The Board of Directors meets regularly on the third Monday of each month.  The meetings begin at 7:00 PM in the Seaside City Council Chambers.








Regular Meeting

Board of Directors

Monterey Peninsula Water Management District


October 21, 2002

7:00 PM

Seaside City Council Chambers

440 Harcourt Avenue, Seaside CA 93955-0810








ORAL COMMUNICATIONS  Anyone wishing to address the Board on Consent Calendar, Informational Items, Staff Reports or matters not listed on the agenda may do so during Oral Communications.  Please limit your comment to three minutes.  The public may comment on Action and Public Hearing items at the time they are considered by the Board.


CONSENT CALENDAR  Routine items for which staff has prepared a recommendation.   Approval of the Consent Calendar ratifies the staff recommendation.  The public may address the Board on any Consent Calendar item during the Oral Communications portion of the meeting.  Please limit your comments to three minutes.

1.                   Consider Approval of Minutes from the Regular Board Meeting of September 16, 2002

2.                   Consider Authorization of Additional Funds for Distribution and Mailing of District Newsletters

3.                   Adopt Board Meeting Schedule for Calendar Year 2003

4.                   Consider Adoption of Treasurer’s Report for July and August 2002



5.                   Presentation by Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency and Marina Coast Water District on Future Availability of Recycled Water for Urban Uses





6.                   Report on Closed Session of September 16, 2002, 10:15 PM Session



7.                   Board Comments and Referrals



8.                   Consider Request for Variance from Separate Metering Requirement (District Rule 23-A) for 650 Jewel Avenue, Pacific Grove – South County Housing Corporation

Action:   The Board will consider a request from the South County Housing Corporation for a variance from District Rule 23-A to allow a  single Cal-Am connection to supply water to 49 low-income senior housing units at 650 Jewell Avenue in Pacific Grove.   Rule 23-A allows a variance from the District’s requirement for separate water meters for each user when there are special circumstances or undue hardship.  Public comment will be received on this item.



9.                   Consider Authorization of an Increase in the General Manager’s Authority to Approve Expenditures for Emergencies

Action:  The Board will consider a proposal to increase the General Manager’s authority to approve purchases in emergency situations, such as equipment failure, to $50,000.  Public comment will be received on this item.


10.                Receive Report on September 26, 2002 Meeting with the California Public Utilities Commission

Action:  The Board will receive a brief summary of a September 26, 2002 meeting between MPWMD staff and California Public Utilities Commission staff.  The major topics discussed were lead agency for environmental review of Plan B, and access to data supporting conclusions in the Plan B Final Report.  Public comment will be received on this item.


11.                Receive Report on Progress Regarding the Pebble Beach Company Proposal for Financing an Expansion to the CAWD/PBCSD Wastewater Reclamation Project

Action:  District staff will present an update on the status of the Pebble Beach Company proposal for financing an expansion to the wastewater reclamation project.  Public comment will be received on this item.



12.                Letters Received

13.                Committee Reports

14.                Strategic Planning Initiatives Progress Report

15.                Quarterly Water Supply Project Progress Report

16.                Quarterly Public Information Program Report

17.                Carmel River Fishery Report

18.                Quarterly Irrigation Program and Riparian Projects Report

19.                Quarterly Carmel River Erosion Protection and Restoration Report

20.                Water Conservation Program Report

21.                Water Use Credit Transfer Status Report

22.                Monthly Allocation Report

23.                Monthly Cal-Am Sales Report

24.          Monthly Cal-Am Production Report

25.                Production Report – CAWD/PBCSD Wastewater Reclamation Project

26.                Monthly Water Supply Status Report



ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION   As permitted by Government Code Section 54956 et seq., the Board may adjourn to closed or executive session to consider specific matters dealing with pending or threatened litigation, certain personnel matters, or certain property acquisition matters

27.                Conference With Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation – Significant Exposure to Litigation Exists Pursuant to Subdivision (b) (3) (D) of Gov. Code Section 54956.9 (One Case)


28.                Conference with Labor Negotiations (Gov. Code Section 54957)

A.                  Agency Designated Representatives:  Ernesto A. Avila, Rick Dickhaut, Cynthia Schmidlin Employee Organization:  Laborer’s International Union of North American, AFL-CIO, (Liuna/UPEC) Local 270

B.                   Agency Designated Representative:  Ernesto A. Avila

                Unrepresented Employees:  Confidential Staff Unit


29.                Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation (Gov. Code Section 54956.9)

A.                  California-American Water Company Application 02-04-022 to the Public Utilities Commission for Authority to Increase Rates for Service for 2003, 2004 and 2005

B.            Monterey Peninsula Water Management District Petition Requesting Changes to SWRCB Water Rights Permit Nos. 7130B and 20808 - Monterey Peninsula Water Management District

C.                   Mary Currier, Chris Currier and Roy and Jeanell Kaminske v MPWMD, Case No. M59299, Monterey County Superior Court

D.                  Cities of Seaside, Carmel, Del Rey Oaks, Monterey, Pacific Grove and Sand City v MPWMD, Case No. M59441, Monterey County Superior Court




Board of Directors

Kris Lindstrom, Chair – Division 4

Zan Henson, Vice Chair - Division 5

Alvin Edwards B Division 1

Judi Lehman - Division 2

Molly Erickson - Division 3

David Pendergrass - Mayoral Representative

David Potter B Monterey County Board of Supervisors


General Manager

Ernesto A. Avila


This agenda is subject to revision and may be amended prior to the scheduled meeting.  A final agenda will be posted at the District office at 5 Harris Court, Monterey,  72 hours prior to the meeting, and copies will be available at the Board meeting.  Staff notes regarding these agenda items will be available for public review on Thursday, October 17, 2002 through Monday, October 21, 2002 at the District office and at the Carmel, Carmel Valley, Monterey, Pacific Grove and Seaside libraries.

Upcoming Meetings

October 29, 2002, 5:30 PM – Quarterly Update on Water Supply Project EIR

November 14, 2002, 7:00 PM – Board Strategic Planning Session