Board of Directors
Monterey Peninsula Water Management District
September 17, 2007
The meeting was called to order at 7 PM in the Conference Room of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District offices.
Michelle Knight – Division 4
Larry Foy – Division 5
General Manager present: David A. Berger
District Counsel present:
The assembly recited the Pledge of Allegiance
The following comments were directed to the Board during Oral Communications. (1) Bob Brower introduced himself as a candidate for the November 6, 2007 election in Voter Division 5. (2) Lee Yarborough introduced himself as a candidate for the November 6, 2007 election in Voter Division 4.
On a motion by Director Edwards and second by Director Foy, the Consent Calendar was adopted unanimously on a vote of 7 – 0.
There was consensus among the Board members to refer this item to the Water Demand Committee, with input from the Policy Advisory and Technical Advisory committees, for development of a Subpotable Water Use Credit Ordinance for Board consideration to serve as an incentive to convert from potable to recycled and reclaimed water irrigation. The Committee should include in the proposed ordinance a transfer provision, and expand the scope of any new regulation beyond sub-potable water sources envisioned by MRWPCA to include other sub-potable water sources proposed as a replacement supply.
following comments were directed to the Board during the public comment
period on this item. (1) Lee
Yarborough suggested that grant funds might be available for the RUWA
from programs to protect the Marine Sanctuary. He reasoned it could be shown
that the RUWA Project would reduce stormwater and pollutants from running
General Manager Berger presented an update on progress the District has made towards completion of the goals and objectives listed in the Strategic Plan. An outline of the presentation is on file at the District office and can be viewed at the District’s website.
Catherine Bowie and Stephanie Pintar presented an update to the Board. An outline of the presentation is on file at the District office and can be viewed at the District’s website.
District Counsel Laredo reported that the meeting was called to order at 5:30 PM. There being no comments from the public, the meeting was adjourned to closed session with all Directors present. Counsel provided the Board with a status report on all agenda items. The Board provided general direction to Counsel. No reportable action was taken.
No comments were received from the Board members.
On a motion by Director Foy and second by Director Knight, the October through December 2007 Quarterly Water Supply Strategy and Budget was unanimously adopted by the Board on a vote of 7 – 0. No comments were directed to the Board during the public hearing on this item.
Director Potter left the meeting at 9 PM, prior to Board consideration of Item 18.
On a motion by Director Edwards and second by Director Knight, the Board unanimously adopted the first reading version of Ordinance No. 130 on a role call vote of 5 – 0. Directors Edwards, Knight, Lehman, Markey and Pendergrass voted in favor of the motion. Directors Foy and Potter were not present for the vote. No comments were directed to the Board during the public hearing on this item.
On a motion by Director Markey and second by Director Lehman, the Board received the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) report on a unanimous vote of 6 – 0. Director Edwards, Foy, Knight, Lehman, Markey and Pendergrass voted in favor of the motion. Director Potter was absent.
The following comments were directed to the Board during the public comment period on this item. (1) Paul Bruno, a member of the CAC, thanked Director Foy for appointing him to the committee. He suggested that if in the future another committee such as the CAC were formed, the charge to the committee should offer a mechanism for removing any committee member that does not participate. (2) Robert Greenwood, a member of the CAC, stated that participation was a “waste of time” because: (a) members were not technically qualified to evaluate water supply projects; and (b) the committee was not asked to recommend a preferred project(s) or rate them by preference.
On a motion by Director Markey and second by Director Edwards, the reclassification request was approved unanimously on a vote of 6 – 0. Directors Edwards, Foy, Knight, Lehman, Markey and Pendergrass voted in favor of the motion. Director Potter was absent. No comments were directed to the Board during the public comment period on this item.
The item was continued to the October 15, 2007 meeting so that all Directors will be present for the discussion.
There was no discussion of the Informational Items/Staff Reports.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:50 PM.
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
1. Consider Adoption of Minutes of the August 20, 2007 Regular Board Meeting
Consider Expenditure of Funds to Prepare Final
Report on Evaluation of Seawater Desalination Projects Proposed for the
3. Consider Expenditure of Budgeted Funds to Enter into an Agreement with Urban Futures, Inc. to Provide Financial Advisory Services Related to Debt Financing for the Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project, Phase 1
Consider Approval of Amendments to the 1992
Consider Approval of Conservation Program
Reimbursement Agreement with
6. Consider Expenditure of Funds for Purchase of Linen, Towel and Restaurant Water Conservation Display Cards
7. Consider Expenditure of Budgeted Funds for Purchase of Modular Workstations for Water Demand Division
8. Consider Approval of One-Time General Manager Compensation Adjustment for Performance Period 7/1/06—6/30/07 Pursuant to General Manager’s Employment Agreement
Consider Approval of Chair/Vice Chair Request to
Direct Staff to Investigate and Report to the Board on the Feasibility of
Cloud Seeding the
10. Presentation on the
Proposed Regional Water Augmentation (RUWA) Project by
A. Discussion of Potential Incentives for RUWA Project, Including Water Use Credits
11. Strategic Plan Update
12. Water Supply Project Alternatives Update
GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT
Update on Conservation Program from Catherine
15. Report on 5:30 PM Closed Session of the Board
3. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation (Gov. Code 54956.9 (a))
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. Application of California American Water Company to the Public Utilities Commission Application No. 07-__- ___ -- General Rate Case
D. State Water Resources Control Board Permit No. 7130B
E. State Water Resources Control Board Permit No. 20808
F. MPWMD v. Nick Marotta, Jr., Gerda Marotta, and Does
G. MPWMD v. Roy Woods, Woods 1995 Trust, and Does 1-100 --
DIRECTORS’ REPORTS (INCLUDING AB 1234 REPORTS ON TRIPS, CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE AND MEETINGS)
16. Oral Reports on Activities of County, Cities, Other Agencies/Committees/
17. Consider Adoption of October through December 2007 Quarterly Water Supply Strategy and Budget
18. Consider First
19. Receive And Discuss Report from Community Advisory Committee re Projects Listed on Matrix of Water Supply Alternatives
20. Consider Approval of Water Conservation Technician Reclassification and Change to the District’s Organization Chart
21. Consider Report and Recommendation from Administrative Committee on Campaign Finance Reporting Regulations
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS/STAFF REPORTS
22. Letters Received
23. Committee Reports
25. Water Conservation Program Report
26. Monthly Allocation Report
28. Monthly Water Supply Status Report
29. Semi-Annual Financial Report on the CAWD/PBCSD Wastewater Reclamation Project
David A. Berger, Secretary to the Board