Special Meeting/Workshop

Board of Directors

Monterey Peninsula Water Management District

May 31, 2007




The meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM in the District Conference Room.


Board members present:

David Pendergrass, Chair – Mayoral Representative

Alvin Edwards, Vice Chair – Division 1

Judi Lehman – Division 2

Kristi Markey – Division 3

Michelle Knight – Division 4

Larry Foy – Division 5 (Participated by telephone)


Board members absent:

David Potter – Monterey County Board of Supervisors


General Manager present:  David A. Berger

District Counsel present:    David C. Laredo



The assembly recited the Pledge of Allegiance.



No comments were directed to the Board.



1.             Review Proposed MPWMD Budget for 2007-2008

Rick Dickhaut, Chief Financial Officer/Administrative Services Manager, presented a summary of the proposed Fiscal Year 2007-2008 Budget.    The summary is available for review at the District office, and on the District’s website.  Mr. Dickhaut responded to questions from the Board.  He explained that District staff had discussed the possibility of converting the District office to solar power, but it was determined that it would not be cost effective. This idea could be investigated in the future, as incentive programs are developed.  Mr. Dickhaut confirmed that the computer equipment expenditure will be charged to the Capital Asset Reserve fund, as will purchase of District vehicles.  These items are replaced according to a time schedule.  Money accrues in the fund to pay for these capital expenditures.  General Manager Berger stated that staff will provide to the Board, prior to the June 18, 2007 Board meeting, a memo outlining the cost estimate to update the EIR for the District’s proposed 8,400 Acre-Feet Per Year Sand City Desalination Project.  The estimate will not include the cost to assess the feasibility of slant well technology, as there would be additional charges to the District for the consultant to develop those costs.   Mr. Dickhaut noted that he would obtain quotes from two contractors for installation of a new window in the District office.   



The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 PM.



                                                                                                                                David A. Berger, General Manager