Board of Directors
Monterey Peninsula Water Management District
November 20, 2006
The meeting was called to order at 7 PM in the District Conference Room.
Board members present:
Board members absent: None
General Manager present: David A. Berger
The assembly recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
No comments were directed to the Board during Oral Communications.
On a motion by Director Pendergrass and second from Director Edwards, the Consent Calendar was adopted unanimously on a vote of 7 – 0.
General Manager Berger presented an update on progress made on completion of the Strategic Plan since the October 16, 2006 Board meeting. An outline of his comments is on file at the District office and on the District’s website.
Darby Fuerst, Senior
Hydrologist, presented the report. He
stated that between October 1, 2006 and November 16, 2006,
California-American Water Company production from the
District Counsel Laredo reported that he provided updates to the Board on items A through F and received direction from the Board. No reportable action was taken on those items. The Board also conducted an employee evaluation as listed in Item 4. No reportable action was taken.
Director Lehman reported
that she attended the November 15, 2006 Special Meeting of the Seaside
Groundwater Basin Watermaster. At that
meeting, by unanimous vote, RBF Consultants was awarded the contract for
implementation of the Seaside Basin Monitoring and Management Plan. The District and the Monterey County Water
Resources Agency were awarded the contract for management of the Plan. Director Edwards thanked the Monterey
County Water Resources Agency for allowing the District to conduct monthly
Board meetings in their Boardroom.
Director Edwards also thanked outgoing Seaside City Councilman, Darryl
Choates, for representing the City of
Director Edwards made a motion to approve the staff recommendation to refer the separate quantity targets for current replacement and future water needs of the Monterey Peninsula to the cities, Monterey County and the Monterey Peninsula Airport District governing bodies for requested written comment by not later than March 15, 2007. Director Potter seconded the motion.
Director Edwards proposed an amendment that was accepted by Director Potter to specify that: (a) the replacement target would be rounded up from 12,487 acre-feet to 12,500; and the future water needs target would be rounded down from 4,545 acre-feet to 4,500. The amended motion was adopted on a vote of 5 – 2. Directors Edwards, Foy, Knight, Pendergrass and Potter voted in favor of the motion. Directors Lehman and Markey were opposed.
Robert Greenwood, representing the Carmel Valley Association, addressed the Board during the Public Hearing on this item. He expressed disappointment that the District has not moved ahead to select a water supply solution, either on its own or as a member of the proposed Monterey Bay Regional Water Authority.
Director Markey departed from the meeting prior to consideration of item 13.
On a motion by Director Edwards and second from Director Lehman, the staff recommendation to contract with Zim Industries, Inc. for a not-to-exceed amount of $1,058.935 was adopted unanimously on a vote of 6 – 0. Directors Edwards, Foy, Knight, Lehman, Pendergrass and Potter voted in favor of the motion. Director Markey was absent for the vote. No comments were directed to the Board during the public comment period on this item.
Director Lehman offered a motion that was seconded by Director Edwards to rescind prior approval and vacate the water credit transfer previously authorized from Assessor’s Parcel No. 001-016-015 on Foam Street to the City of Monterey. The effect of the motion would be the extinction of the original 0.789 acre-feet of water use credit. The motion was adopted unanimously on a vote of 6 – 0. Directors Edwards, Foy, Knight, Lehman, Pendergrass and Potter voted in favor of the motion. Director Markey was absent for the vote. No comments were directed to the Board during the public comment period on this item.
On a motion by Director Edwards and second from Director Lehman, the staff recommendation to rescind prior approval and vacate the water credit transfer previously authorized from Assessor’s Parcel No. 011-293-002 on Broadway Avenue to the City of Seaside was adopted on a vote of 5 – 1. The result of the action was extinction of the original 2.166 acre-feet of water use credit. Directors Edwards, Foy, Knight, Lehman and Potter voted in favor of the motion. Director Pendergrass was opposed. Director Markey was absent for the vote. No comments were directed to the Board during the public comment period on this item.
No discussion occurred on the Informational Items/Staff Reports.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 PM in memory of Bob Franco, former Mayor of Del Rey Oaks and MPWMD Board Member.
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
1. Consider Adoption of Minutes of the Special Meeting/Board Workshop of August 31, 2006 and the October 16, 2006 Regular Board Meeting
2. Consider Adoption of Board Meeting Schedule for 2007
3. Consider Expenditure of Budgeted Funds for Backup Systems Hardware and Software Purchase and Implementation
Consider Adoption of Resolution No. 2006-05
Expressing Support for Proposed Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control
5. Consider Adoption of Treasurer’s Report for July 2006
6. Consider Adoption of Treasurer’s Report for August 2006
7. Strategic Plan Update
8. Water Supply Alternatives Update
GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT
9. Status Report on California-American Water Compliance with State Water Resources Control Board Order 95-10
10. Report on 5:30 PM Closed Session of the Board
3. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation (Gov. Code 54956.9 (a))
A. Application of California American Water Company to the Public Utilities Commission Application No. 04-09-019 – Coastal Water Project
B. Application of California American Water Company to the Public Utilities Commission Application No. 05-02-012 – General Rate Case
C. Save Our
D. Save Our Carmel River; Patricia Bernardi; The Open Monterey Project v. MPWMD; MPWMD Board; and the City of Seaside; Monterey County Superior Court Case No. M72877
D. E. State Water Resources Control Board Permit No. 7130B
F. State Water Resources Control Board Permit No. 20808
4. Public Employee Performance Evaluation (Gov. Code 54957) – General Manager
DIRECTORS’ REPORTS (INCLUDING AB 1234 REPORTS ON TRIPS, CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE AND MEETINGS)
11. Oral Reports on Activities of County, Cities, Other Agencies/Committees/ Associations
12. Consider Forwarding Proposed Yield Targets to Satisfy Existing and Future District Water Needs to Jurisdictions for Review
13. Consider Authorization for Expenditure of Budgeted Funds for Drilling of Full-Scale Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Well as Part of MPWMD Phase 1 ASR Project
Consider Rescission of Water Credit Transferred from
Consider Possible Rescission of Water Credit Transferred
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS/ STAFF REPORTS
16. Letters Received
17. Committee Reports
19. Water Conservation Program Report
20. Monthly Allocation Report
22. Monthly Water Supply Status Report
ADJOURN IN MEMORY OF FORMER DIRECTOR ROBERT FRANCO
David A. Berger, Secretary to the Board