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May 3, 2017 Minutes

Published 2019-01-14 10:06:09

1902 – Serving Our Community for over 110 Years – 2017
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017 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, Dehn, Walker (arrived 7:08), Otte
STAFF MEMBERS PRESENT: Scott, Ramirez, Kitajima, Reese, Bahrami, Simonetti,
Others Present: None
3. Communications from the Public: None
4. Consideration of Authorizing the District Manager to Grant the Vacation Request of a 4-
FT Public Utility Easement at 1049 Almanor Avenue, Menlo Park, CA
Motion by: Dehn 2nd
by: Thiele-Sardiña Vote: AYE: 0 NAY: 5 Abstain: 0
Comments: Board consensus was there would be no benefit to the District and it may make it
more difficult to repair the sewer main in the easement should this item be approved.
5. Fiscal Year 2017/18 Budget Workshop – Discussion of General Fund, Capital Fund,
Reserves, and Capital Outlay
Comments: DM Scott and staff presented FY 2017-18 draft budget to the Board and
discussed each item.
The General Fund was proposed to expend $19,284,177, and designating $8,062,157 for
Operating Reserve, and transfer $7,013,855 to the Capital Fund for a Total Allocation of
The Capital projects were listed and explained. The consensus of the Board was to present
the proposed budget in May. No changes to the proposed budget were recommended by the
Board other than the addition of $22,000.00 to $25,000.00 (depending on actual cost) for San
Mateo County Tax Collector charges to consider adding another line item showing treatment
charges. DM will research and bring options back to Board at a future meeting. The Board
approved creation of a new position of Operations Supervisor with a salary range of $7,630-
$9,872 per month. The Board also approved a change of job title for the Office Manager to
reflect his increased involvement in public outreach. The new title will be Office &
Communications Manager with a 5% salary increase. This will add $4,599 plus the additional
PERS cost to WBSD of $719 for a total annual increase of $5,318. Both salary changes were
approved by a: Motion by: Thiele-Sardiña 2nd
by: Otte Vote: AYE: 5 NAY: 0 Abstain: 0
and will be included in the proposed budget FY 17-18.
6. Consider Items to be Placed on Future Agenda
Comments: Metal storage building bid results and long-term agreement with Sharon Heights
Golf Course for Recycled Water Project.
7. Adjournment Time: The meeting was adjourned at 9:10 p.m.
Roy Thiele-Sardiña