Board of Directors
Monterey Peninsula Water Management District
March 20, 2006
The meeting was called to order at 7 PM in the Boardroom of the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency offices.
Board members present:
Michelle Knight, Chair – Division 3
Larry Foy – Division 5
David Potter –
(arrived at 7:10 PM)
Board members absent: None
The assembly recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
No comments were directed to the Board.
On a motion by Director Pendergrass and second by Director Foy, the Consent Calendar items were approved on a unanimous vote of 5 to 0. Directors Edwards, Foy, Knight, Lehman and Pendergrass voted in favor of the motion. Directors Markey and Potter were not present for the vote.
The report was presented by
General Manager Berger announced that this item would be deferred to the April 17, 2005 Board meeting due to the illness of David Dettman, Senior Fisheries Biologist, who was scheduled to present the report. In response to an inquiry from Director Potter, Mr. Berger stated that he and two other staff members planned to attend an upcoming meeting regarding Carmel River Lagoon management. Director Potter stated that he organized the meeting, and that more local participation would be needed to solve lagoon management issues.
The report was presented by
The Closed Session was not conducted at 5:30 PM. It was convened at the close of the 7 PM session. Since no members of the public were present to hear Mr. Laredo’s report at the end of the Closed Session, he deferred the report to the March 23, 2006 Board Workshop.
Chair Knight announced that
she would represent the District at the March 22, 2006 meeting of the
Watermaster. Director Potter stated
that Supervisor Jerry Smith would represent the
On a motion by Director Edwards and second by Director Foy, the April through June 2006 Quarterly Water Supply Strategy and Budget was unanimously adopted by the Board on a vote of 7 – 0. Director Edwards requested that the report be given at the Watermaster meeting. Chair Knight noted that there might be an appropriate place on the March 22, 2006 Watermaster agenda to present the report. No comments were directed to the Board during the public hearing on this item.
On a motion by Director Potter and second by Director Edwards, the Board agreed unanimously to submit the report to the Public Outreach Committee for further refinement before it is distributed to the public. The motion was approved on a vote of 7 – 0. No comments were directed to the Board during the public hearing on this item.
On a motion by Director Foy and second by Director Pendergrass, the Board voted unanimously to accept the staff recommendation to: (1) contract with the City of Monterey for a not-to-exceed amount of $250,000; (2) contract with the Carmel River Watershed Conservancy for a not-to-exceed amount of $15,368; (3) contract with the Big Sur Land Trust for a not-to-exceed amount of $25,000; (4) contract with RMC for a not-to-exceed amount of $146,485; and (5) contract with Padre and Associates for a not-to-exceed amount of $41,008. The motion was approved unanimously on a vote of 7 – 0.
The following comments were
directed to the Board during the public comment period on this item. (1)
Robert Greenwood, representing the Carmel Valley Association, urged the
Board to fast-track completion of the Integrated Regional Water Management
Plan (IRWMP). He expressed concern
that if the Monterey Bay Regional Water Authority prepares a study of
regional water supply projects, that would duplicate work to be completed on
the IRWMP. (2) John Fischer, resident of
Director Potter offered a motion that was seconded by Director Foy to adopt the draft charge as presented with the following modifications: (1) delete paragraph No. 1 and add the replacement text shown on Exhibit 13-A; (2) amend the replacement text by deleting the words “guidance to the MPWMD staff and”; (3) delete the word “all” from section 4b; (4) section 4c shall remain in the charge; and (5) delete the words “designated by a majority of the Board or the District Board Chair” from item 4c and replace with the words “consistent with the Public Outreach Committee mission or charge.” The motion was adopted unanimously on a vote of 7 – 0.
During the public comment period on this item, Robert Greenwood, representing the Carmel Valley Association, expressed support for the committee charge as proposed by Director Knight.
There was no discussion of the Informational Items/Staff Reports.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 PM in memory of the recently deceased John Logan, an accomplished and respected hydrologist and long-time participant in community water issues.
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
1. Consider Adoption of Minutes of the February 22, 2006 Board Workshop and February 23, 2006 Regular Board Meeting
2. Receive and File Annual Mitigation Program Report for Reporting Year 2004-2005
Consider Authorization of Funds to Contract with
Ventana Wildlife Society for
4. Consider Adoption of Treasurer’s Report for January 2006
5. Water Supply Project Alternatives Update
6. 2005-06 Steelhead Rescue/Rearing Season Report
GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT
7. Status Report on California-American Water Compliance with State Water Resources Control Board Order 95-10
8. Report on 5:30 PM Closed Session of the Board
9. Oral Reports on Activities of County, Cities, Other Agencies/Committees/ Associations
10. Consider Adoption of April through June 2006 Quarterly Water Supply Strategy and Budget
11. Receive Public Comment on Draft 2005 MPWMD Annual Report
Consider Authorization of Consultant Contracts and
Sub-Grantee Agreements for Completion of the Proposition 50 Grant-Funded
Integrated Regional Water Management Plan for the
13. Consider Adoption of Charge for Public Outreach Committee
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS/STAFF REPORTS
14. Letters Received
15. Committee Reports
16. Strategic Planning Initiatives Progress Report
18. Water Conservation Program Report
19. Monthly Allocation Report
21. Monthly Water Supply Status Report
ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION
David A. Berger, Secretary to the Board