This meeting has been noticed according to the Brown Act rules. The Board of Directors meets regularly on the third Monday of each month.  The meetings begin at 7:00 PM in the Seaside City Council Chambers




Regular Meeting

Board of Directors

Monterey Peninsula Water Management District


July 21, 2003

7:00 PM

Seaside City Council Chambers

440 Harcourt Avenue, Seaside CA 93955-0810


5:30 PM Closed Session – Seaside Conference Room






As permitted by Government Code Section 54956 et seq., the Board may adjourn to closed or executive session to consider specific matters dealing with pending or threatened litigation, certain personnel matters, or certain property acquisition matters.


1.          Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation (Gov. Code Section 54956.9)

A.      Mary Currier, Chris Currier and Roy and Jeanell Kaminske v MPWMD, Case No. M59299, Monterey County Superior Court


2.          Conference With Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation – Significant Exposure to Litigation Exists Pursuant to Subdivision (b) (3) (D) of Gov. Code Section 54956.9 (One Case)


7:00 PM Regular Meeting – Seaside Council Chambers









ORAL COMMUNICATIONS  Anyone wishing to address the Board on Consent Calendar, Informational Items, Staff Reports or matters not listed on the agenda may do so during Oral Communications.  Please limit your comment to three minutes.  The public may comment on Action and Public Hearing items at the time they are considered by the Board.


This agenda is subject to revision and may be amended prior to the scheduled meeting.  A final agenda will be posted at the District office at 5 Harris Court, Monterey,  72 hours prior to the meeting, and copies will be available at the Board meeting.  Staff notes regarding these agenda items will be available for public review on Thursday, July 17, 2003 through Monday, July 21, 2003 at the District office and at the Carmel, Carmel Valley, Monterey, Pacific Grove and Seaside libraries.  The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for August 18, 2003.

Board of Directors

Zan Henson, Chair – Division 5

Judi Lehman, Vice Chair - Division 2

Alvin Edwards - Division 1

Molly Erickson - Division 3

Kris Lindstrom - Division 4

David Pendergrass - Mayoral Representative

David Potter B Monterey County Board of Supervisors


Acting General Manager

Fran Farina

CONSENT CALENDAR Routine items for which staff has prepared a recommendation.   Approval of the Consent Calendar ratifies the staff recommendation.  The public may address the Board on any Consent Calendar item during the Oral Communications portion of the meeting.  Please limit your comments to three minutes.

1.                   Consider Approval of Minutes from the Special Board Meeting of May 29, 2003 and the Regular Board Meeting of June 16, 2003

2.                   Consider Adoption of Policy Regarding Disposal of Surplus Property

3.                   Receive Report of Counsel re: Status of Rule 33 (C) – (Former Water West Reserve)

4.                   Status Report on Monterra Ranch Annual Reports for Water Year 2001 and 2002

5.                   Consider Approval of Annual Memorandum of Agreement for Releases and Diversions from San Clemente Reservoir

6.                   Consider Extension of United States Geological Survey Cooperative Agreement for Water Year 2004

7.                   Consider Authorization of Funds to Rent Irrigation Equipment for San Carlos Irrigation Systems

8.                   Consider Authorization of Funds to Purchase Orthophotography within District Boundary

9.                   Approve Contract Amendment with RAMLIT Associates for Computer Modeling Assistance (CVSIM)

10.                Consider Authorization of Funds to Purchase Realquest Product Package

11.                Approve Amended Memorandum of Agreement Between the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District and the Carmel River Steelhead Association

12.                Approval of Resolution Authorizing and Governing the Use of Volunteers

13.                Review Status of Board Committees and Ratify Direction on Noticing Non-Brown Act Subcommittee Meetings

14.                Consider Adoption of Treasurer’s Report for May 2003




15.                Report on Closed Session of June 16, 2003



16.                Board Comments and Referrals



17.                Consider Application to Amend Cańada Woods Water Distribution System Permit

Action:  The Board will consider approval of a proposed amendment to the permit for the CaZada Woods Water Distribution System.  Proposed changes include addition of 397 acres to the system service area, addition of a well to supply water to the system, and construction of additional water distribution and storage facilities.  This item is continued from the June 16, 2003 Board meeting.  Public comment will be received.


18.                Consider Request of Special Circumstances, Rule 24-G, for CHOMP (Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula)

Action:   The Board will consider approving a finding of Special Circumstances under District Rule 24-G for future remodels and additions to CHOMP.  CHOMP is proceeding with two large additions to its facility that require water permits.  As the hospital is a unique use and there is substantial uncertainty regarding its future water use, staff has recommended a finding of special circumstances.


19.                Consider Adoption of July through September 2003 Quarterly Water Supply Strategy and Budget

Action:  The Board will consider approval of a proposed production strategy for the California-American Water Distribution System for the three-month period of July through September 2003.  The strategy sets monthly goals for surface and ground water production from various sources within the California-American water system. This item is continued from the June 16, 2003 Board meeting.  Public comment will be received.



20.                Receive Comments on Draft Carmel River Threshold Report

Action:   The Board will receive comments that have been submitted on the March 2003 Draft Carmel River Flow Threshold Report prepared by District consultant Jones & Stokes Associates, and will direct staff on any follow-up action.  The report was intended to identify minimum flows needed to sustain existing populations of Carmel River Steelhead trout, red-legged frogs and riparian habitat in compliance with California Environmental Quality Act guidelines. This item was continued from the June 16, 2003 Board meeting.  Public comment will be received.


21.          Consider Adoption of Ballot Measure(s) Language, Review and Approve Text of Initiative Ordinance, and Approve Action to Set Election for November 4, 2003 All-Mail Ballot Election

Action:  The Board shall review alternative ballot measures that it may decide to place on the District's November 4, 2003 All-Mail Ballot Election.  The Board may set one or more questions on the ballot, either as advisory or binding measures.  The precise text of each measure shall be selected, including the text of any initiative ordinance if a ballot measure provides for adoption of such an ordinance.  The Board shall also consider and approve a resolution calling the election and authorize staff to execute a contract with the Registrar of Voters to complete election related services for any ballot measure it selects.  A majority of the Ad-Hoc Elections Committee is recommending no ballot measure.



22.      Letters Received

23.      Committee Reports

24.      Strategic Planning Initiatives Progress Report

25.      Quarterly Water Supply Project Progress Report

26.      Carmel River Fishery Report

27.      Quarterly Carmel River Erosion Protection and Restoration Report

28.      Quarterly Irrigation Program and Riparian Projects Report

29.      Quarterly Public Information Program Report

30.      Water Conservation Program Report

31.      Monthly Allocation Report

32.      Monthly Cal-Am Sales Report

33.      Monthly Cal-Am Production Report

34.      Production Report – CAWD/PBCSD Wastewater Reclamation Project

35.      Monthly Water Supply Status Report