ITEM:

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

8.

Consider Expenditure of Budgeted Funds to Extend Contract with Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency for Public Outreach Assistance

 

Meeting Date:

September 21, 2009

Budgeted:

Yes

 

From:

Darby Fuerst,

Program/

Public Outreach

 

General Manager

Line Item No.:

3-1-4

 

 

 

Prepared by:

Arlene Tavani

Cost Estimate:

$3,256

 

General Counsel Review:†† N/A

Committee Recommendation:The Administrative Committee reviewed this item on September 15, 2009 and recommended approval.

CEQA Compliance:N/A

 

SUMMARY: Attached as Exhibit 8-A is an extension agreement with the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency (MRWPCA) for assistance in implementing the Districtís Community Outreach Plan. The agreement would authorize the continuance of services that were provided by the MRWPCA Community Relations Specialist in Fiscal Year 2008-09. Specifically, the Community Relations Specialist assisted District staff in developing outreach materials, exhibits, and displays, and providing guidance on Community Outreach Plan development.As proposed, the assistance would be provided on a time and materials basis, for a not-to-exceed amount of $3,256 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009-10, including funds for direct costs incurred.

 

RECOMMENDATION:Staff recommends that the Committee recommend approval of the proposed extension agreement with MRWPCA for assistance in implementing the Districtís Community Outreach Plan in FY 2009-10 for a not-to-exceed amount of $3,256. If the Committee recommends approval, the contract will be brought to the District Board for authorization.

 

BACKGROUND: On July 21, 2008, the Board agreed to contract with MRWPCA in a cost-sharing arrangement that allowed the MRWPCA Community Relations Specialist to assist with the Districtís public outreach efforts during FY 2008-09.District staff has determined that working with the MRWPCA Community Relations Specialist has proved to be advantageous and would like to continue the contract in FY 2009-10.

 

IMPACT TO STAFF/RESOURCES:Funds for public outreach assistance are included in the Districtís budget for FY 2009-10 that was approved on June 15, 2009 (Project Expenditures, Public Outreach, Objective 3-1-4).

 

EXHIBIT

8-A††††† Extension Agreement for Assistance in Implementing a Community Outreach Program

 

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