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April 11, 2018 Minutes

Published 2019-01-14 10:51:50

1902 – Serving Our Community for over 110 Years – 2018
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018 AT 7:00 P.M.
1. Call to Order
President Moritz called the meeting to order at 7:00PM
2. Roll Call
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Moritz, Thiele-Sardiña, Walker, Dehn, Otte
Others Present: Jessie Olsen, Donna Bell- Save the Bay,
John Bourgeois – Salt Pond Restoration
3. Communications from the Public: None
6. Presentation, Discussion and Direction for ‘Save the Bay’ Nursery Facility at the
District’s Flow Equalization and Resource Recovery Facility
Comments: John Bourgeois from Salt Pond Restoration discussed the restoration project and
how Save the Bay has partnered with them on it. Donna Bell outlined the need for the use of
the District’s Flow Equalization and Resource Recovery Facility (FERRF) for a nursery facility
to aid the project. The Board provided direction to DM Scott to proceed developing an MOU
for the project for Board consideration.
4. Public Hearing – Consider a General Regulation Amending the Code of General
Regulations for Board Member Compensation
Motion to open by: Dehn 2nd
by: Walker Vote: AYE: 5 NAY: 0 Abstain:
Comments: None
Motion to close by: Thiele-Sardiña 2nd
by: Dehn Vote: AYE: 5 NAY: 0 Abstain: 0
5. Consider a General Regulation Amending the Code of General Regulations for
Board Member Compensation
Motion by: Walker 2nd
by: Thiele-Sardiña Vote: AYE: 5 NAY: 0 Abstain: 0
Comments: DM Scott reported the last Board increase was in 2016. The Board is eligible for
a 5% increase for two years for a total of 10%. Board consensus was to increase
compensation 3% each of two years for a total of increase of 6% or $220.00 per meeting. The
3% increase for each year would reflect the same increase District employees received. This
regulation will become effective in 60 days on June 10, 2018.
7. District Manager’s Report
1. CIP Project:
a) Bids for Belle Haven III CIP are due April 11. Engineer’s estimate – $4.2M. Award scheduled
for April 25th
2. Affiliate Agency/Association News:
a) County: District and County have agreed to share the cost of an analysis of impacts and
challenges to transferring the Solid Waste Franchise to the County. Analysis complete by
b) CWEA: Annual Conference in Sacramento April 17-20. Several staff will attend as volunteers
and potential award winners.
c) PG&E: District staff met with City of Menlo Park to discuss the District and PG&E annual
permits for street repairs encroachment costs.
d) LAFCo: Nominations for Special District Representative will be in April and voting in June.
3. Upcoming Events:
a) Board meetings: April 25=SSC public hearing. May 9, Budget Workshop at 5pm, and Board
meeting at 7 pm.
b) Kite Day: District is supporting the CMPK Kite Day and will have a booth at the event Sat, May
4) Misc./Action Items from Previous Meeting:
a) SSOs: 1 SSO in April, caused by Contractor. Total 2 = 2018
b) Finance Committee: Met March 27; discussed debt management policy, bank options, and
strategies for the $13M allocable to the District for the SVCW CIP projects due in Q2 of 2019.
Audit RFP: District Manager reported on the audit RFP results: Top 3 firms were evaluated
on experience, service provided and cost Chavan & Associates – Fee for 4 years – $15K per
year, Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co – Fee for 4 years – $20K; $20.6K; $21.2K; $21.5K, Maze &
Assoc. – Fee for 4 years – $16.2K; $16.6K; $17.1K; $17.7K
c) On Site Treatment Systems: District has selected Consultant for On Site Permitting Project
for the anticipated Facebook Blackwater On-Site treatment system. Consultant will assist the
District is establishing discharge limits and developing a permitting program for such systems.
Kick off meeting held April 5, 2018 with SVCW representative in attendance.
d) Belle Haven III: Bids have been received for the project. The lowest 3 bids are $4,814,445,
$5,428,125 and $5,574,900. The bid will be award at the April 25th
Board meeting.
5) Resource Sharing:
a) Town of Los Altos Hills: 3 SSO in 2017. 1 caused by Contractor. 0 SSO in 2018.
Completed the CCTV of the entire system in March 2018.
b) Town of Woodside: 0 SSO’s in 2016. 1 pump station SSO in 2017. 0 SSO’s in 2018. The
District continues to provide pump station maintenance.
8. Consent Calendar
A. Approval of Minutes for Regular meeting March 28, 2018
B. Approval of the Withdrawal Order Authorizing Payment of Certain Bills
and Salaries and Consideration of Other Financial Matters for April 11,
C. WBSD Operations and Maintenance Report – March 2018
D. Town of Los Altos Hills Operations and Maintenance Report for Work Performed by
WBSD – March 2018
Motion by: Thiele-Sardiña 2nd
by: Walker Vote: AYE: 5 NAY: 0 Abstain: 0
Comments: Motion to approve the minutes as corrected, to correct one spacing and one
spelling error.
9. Consider Authorizing the Board President to Submit Written Nominations to Elect San
Mateo LAFCo Regular Special District Member on District letterhead with the Board
President Signature and Complete and Submit the “Authorization to Transmit the LAFCo
Special District Member Mail Ballot by Electronic Mail”
Motion by: Walker 2nd
by: Otte Vote: AYE: 5 NAY: 0 Abstain: 0
Comments: DM Scott reported that the current Special District Representative may run again.
Board consensus was to nominate Secretary Fran Dehn.
10. Report and Discussion District Finance Committee Meeting
Comments: Treasurer Thiele-Sardiña reported that the Committee met to discuss banking
options. He stated that a number of banks do not do the investing themselves but hire an
outside firm. Treasurer Thiele-Sardiña stated he is not comfortable with that type of service.
11. Consider Authorizing the District Manager to Establish a Pre-Tax Commuter Benefit
Motion by: 2nd
by: Vote: AYE: 5 NAY: 0 Abstain: 0
Comments: This item was table until the April 25 Board meeting.
12. Discussion and Direction on Recycled Water Projects – Sharon Heights & Bayfront,
Including Project Status
Comments: DM Scott reported that Anderson Pacific/WaterWorks will be applying for an
exception to construct pipeline in the Cal Trans right-of-way. The Board will consider a
change order for grating on the aeration tanks at a future meeting. 16 inch water main was
discovered to go through the project property and survey is being conducted to determine
exact location. A relocation of the water line may be necessary depending on survey results.
13. Report & Discussion on South Bayside Waste Management Authority (SBWMA)
Comments: DM Scott reported that District is working on LAFCo application for transferring
the Solid Waste Franchise to the County.
14. Report & Discussion on Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW) and Discussion on SVCW CIP
Program and Financing
Comments: Director Otte reported that the Commission meeting will be on April 12.
Upcoming items to include a pilot food waste receiving project. After two years the air quality
permit has been issued. Other items include approval of $9M for construction projects to
repair or replace older systems. A membrane technology pilot program will be considered
that could possibly do all the secondary and nutrient removal in one process.
15. Closed Session
(Cal. Govt. Code §54957)
Title(s): Regulatory Compliance Coordinator; Part-Time Clerical Assistant
Entered closed session at 8:37 p.m. Left closed session at 9:03 p.m.
Reportable action: None
16. Comments or Reports from Members of the District Board and Consider Items to be
Placed on Future Agenda
Comments: Report out on District liability and costs for the Salt Pond Restoration project and
the Save the Bay and Salt Pond Restoration association with Bay Keeper. Map of County
Sanitary Districts will be presented to the Board at a future meeting.
17. Adjournment Time: The meeting was adjourned at 9:09 PM
/s/ Fran Dehn