Board of Directors
Monterey Peninsula Water Management District
July 16, 2007
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM in the District Conference Room.
Board members present:
Larry Foy – Division 5
David Potter – Monterey County Board of Supervisors (arrived at 7:10 PM and departed at 9:30 PM)
Board members absent:
General Manager present: David A. Berger
The assembly recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roy Thomas, representing the Carmel River Steelhead Association, opined that the 1990 Final Five Year Mitigation Program for Option V--16,700 AF Cal-Am Production Water Allocation Program requires the District to provide a water source to the Carmel River Lagoon. He urged the Board to take responsibility for salvaging fish that may die due to low flows into the lagoon. He warned that emergency conditions existed at the lagoon that must be acted upon immediately.
On a motion by Director Foy and second by Director Knight the Consent Calendar was approved unanimously on a vote of 4 – 0. Directors Potter, Markey and Edwards were absent.
General Manager Berger reviewed progress made on completion of the Three-Year Goals and Six-Month Strategic Objectives listed in the Strategic Plan. A summary of his comments are on file at the District office and available on the District website.
The report was presented by
Water Demand Manager, Stephanie Pintar, presented the report. A summary is on file at the District office and is available on the District website.
The report was presented by
During the public comment period on this item, Roy Thomas of the CRSA, reminded the Board that fish in the lagoon may die due to dry conditions.
General Manager Berger
introduced Tom Bunosky, Director of Network, American Water Western Region,
who will be serving as Acting General Manager for the CAW Monterey Division
Mr. Berger advised the
Board that due to a change in the business arrangement between
The meeting was called to order at 5:30 PM. There were no comments from the public. The open session was adjourned to Closed Session at 5:35 PM. District Counsel Laredo reported that the following action was taken during the Closed Session. Item 3.A – On a motion by Director Edwards and second by Director Knight, the Board authorized execution of a Memorandum of Understanding with the General Staff Unit for a two-year period, from July 1, 2007 through June 2009. The motion was approved unanimously on a vote of 5 – 0. Directors Edwards, Foy, Lehman, Knight and Pendergrass voted in favor of the motion. Directors Potter and Markey were absent. On a motion by Director Edwards and second by Director Knight, the Board authorized execution of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Management Staff Bargaining Unit for a two-year period, from July 1, 2007 through June 2009. The motion was adopted unanimously on a vote of 5 – 0. Directors Edwards, Foy, Lehman, Knight and Pendergrass voted in favor of the motion. Directors Potter and Markey were absent. Item 3.B – On a motion by Director Foy and second by Director Edwards, the Board authorized execution of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Confidential Staff unit for a two-year period, from July 1, 2007 through June 2009. The motion was adopted unanimously on a vote of 5 – 0. Directors Edwards, Foy, Lehman, Knight and Pendergrass voted in favor of the motion. Directors Potter and Markey were absent.
Regarding items 4. A through 4.F, District Counsel provided status reports to the Board. No reportable action was taken.
Director Knight reported
that the July 4, 2007 Watermaster meeting was cancelled. The committee would meet again on August 1,
2007. She noted that the California
Coastal Commission had issued a waiver to allow drilling of monitoring wells
required in the adjudication decision.
Also, the Watermaster had entered into a contract with
Director Foy offered a motion to adopt the first reading version of Ordinance No. 129 and schedule the item for second reading and adoption at the August 20, 2007 Board meeting. The motion was seconded by Director Knight and approved unanimously on a vote of 5 – 0. Directors Foy, Lehman, Knight, Potter and Pendergrass voted in favor of the motion. Directors Edwards and Markey were absent. No public comment was presented during the public hearing on this item.
On a motion by Director Potter and second by Director Knight, the Board voted unanimously to adopt the recommendation outlined in the staff report: (1) conduct public outreach in areas that may be affected by the Draft IRWMP but have not been involved in the process; (2) address and consider in the Final IRWMP the comments and input that may be received as a result of the outreach; (3) request that the Water Management Group be formally established for overseeing implementation of the IRWMP; (4) authorize the General Manager to make minor or non-substantive modifications to the MOU as requested by other Water Management Group entities. The motion was adopted on a vote of 5 – 0. Directors Foy, Lehman, Knight, Potter and Pendergrass voted in favor of the motion. Directors Edwards and Markey were absent.
Robert Greenwood representing the Carmel Valley Association, addressed the Board during the public hearing on this item. He requested that the northeast boundary of the planning area be clarified. He recommended that the goal of the planning effort should be to develop an adequate water supply.
Director Potter departed from the meeting at approximately 9:30 PM.
On a motion by Director Knight and second by Director Lehman, the Board unanimously approved the staff recommendation to establish a 30-day comment period. The motion was approved on a vote of 4 – 0. Directors Foy, Lehman, Knight and Pendergrass voted in favor of the motion. Directors Edwards, Markey and Potter were absent. No comments were directed to the Board during the public comment period on this item.
There was no discussion of the Informational Items/Staff Reports.
The meeting was adjourned at approximately 10:05 PM.
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
1. Consider Adoption of Minutes of the May 31, 2007 Special Meeting/Board Workshop and the June 18, 2007 Regular Board Meeting
2. Consider Expenditure of Budgeted Funds
for geographical Information System
3. Consider Expenditure of Budgeted Funds
to Install Window in the District’s
4. Consider Expenditure of Budgeted Funds for Sleepy Hollow Steelhead Rearing Facility Stand-by Generator Maintenance Service with Quinn Power Systems for Fiscal Year 2007-08
5. Consider Expenditure of Budgeted Funds for Fabrication of Replacement Protective Debris Screen for the Cooling Tower at the Sleepy Hollow Steelhead Rearing Facility
6. Consider Adoption of Treasurer’s Report for May 2007
7. Strategic Plan Update
8. Water Supply Project Alternatives Update
9. Update on Conservation Program from
Catherine Bowie of
GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT
10. Status Report on
11. Oral Report on Flow Measured at
Tributaries to the
12. Report on 5:30 PM Closed Session of the Board
3. Conference with Labor Negotiators (Gov. Code 54957.6)
A. Agency Designated Representatives: Rick Dickhaut, Cynthia Schmidlin, David A. Berger and Ellen Aldrich
Employee Organization: General Staff and Management Staff Bargaining Unit Represented by Laborer’s International Union of North America, AFL CIO, (LIUNA/UPEC) Local 270
B Agency Designated Representative: David A. Berger
Unrepresented Employees: Confidential Staff Unit
4. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation (Gov. Code 54956.9 (a))
A. Application of California American Water Company to the
B. Application of California American Water Company to the California Public Utilities Commission -- Application No. 07-02-023 -- Allowance for Funds Used During Construction (AFUDC) for its San Clemente Dam Memorandum Account
C. State Water Resources Control Board Permit No. 7130B
D. State Water Resources Control Board Permit No. 20808
E. MPWMD v. Nick Marotta, Jr., Gerda Marotta, and Does 1-100 --
F. MPWMD v. Roy Woods, Woods 1995 Trust, and Does 1-100 --
DIRECTORS’ REPORTS (INCLUDING AB 1234 REPORTS ON TRIPS, CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE AND MEETINGS)
13. Oral Reports on Activities of County, Cities, Other Agencies/Committees/Associations
14. Consider First Reading of Ordinance No. 129 – An Ordinance of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District Adding the Rebate Program to the Rules and Regulations of the District, Amending the Rebate Amounts, Excluding Areas within the District that Receive Water from Water Distribution Systems Not Regulated by the District from the Rebate Program, and Adding Rebates for Certain Water Saving Irrigation System Retrofits
15. Integrated Regional Water Management
Report and Take Public Comment on
B. Consider Approval of Memorandum of Understanding to Form a Water Management Group to Implement Integrated Regional Water Management for the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel Bay and South Monterey Bay Plan
16. Receive Draft Report from
Bookman-Edmonston/GEI Consultants on Evaluation of Seawater Desalination
Projects Proposed for the
INFORMTIONAL ITEMS/STAFF REPORTS
17. Letters Received
18. Committee Reports
20. Water Conservation Program Report
21. Monthly Allocation Report
23. Monthly Water Supply Status Report
24. Quarterly Water Supply Project Status Report
25. Quarterly Irrigation Program and Riparian Projects Report
27. Quarterly Water Use Credit Transfer Status Report
David A. Berger, Secretary to the Board