ZONE 7 Meeting
MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ALAMEDA COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
August 21, 2019
The following were present:
DIRECTORS: SANDS FIGUERS
ANGELA RAMIREZ HOLMES
MICHELLE SMITH MCDONALD
DIRECTORS ABSENT: SARAH PALMER
ZONE 7 STAFF: VALERIE PRYOR, GENERAL MANAGER
OSBORN SOLITEI, TREASURER/ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER, FINANCE
COLTER ANDERSEN, PRODUCTION MANAGER
CAROL MAHONEY, INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGER
AMPARO FLORES, Ph.D., INTEGRATED PLANNING MANAGER
DONNA FABIAN, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE GENERAL MANAGER
COUNSEL: DAVID ALADJEM, DOWNEY BRAND
Item 1 - Call Meeting to Order
President Figuers called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. and the Board immediately went into Closed Session.
Item 2 - Closed Session
(a) Government Code section 54957(b); Public Employee Employment - Terms and Conditions of Employment. Title: General Counsel
(b) Conference with Labor Negotiators pursuant to Government Code section 54954.5:
Agency Negotiator: Valerie Pryor/Osborn Solitei
Employee Organizations: Alameda County Management Employees Association; Alameda County Building and Construction Trades Council, Local 342, AFL-CIO; International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 21, AFL-CIO; Local 1021 of the Service Employees International Union, CTW; Unrepresented Management
(c) Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing litigation pursuant to Government Code §54956.9(d) (1): 2 cases. (1) Edwin Belshe and Ginger Belshe v. Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Zone 7, et al., Alameda County Superior Court Case No. RG17868354; (2) City and County of San Francisco v. City of Dublin et al., Contra Costa County Superior Court Case No. CIV MSN18-0928
(d) Conference with Legal Counsel - Potential initiation of litigation pursuant to Gov't Code section 54956.9(d) (4): 2 cases
(e) Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated litigation pursuant to Gov't Code section 54956.9(d) (2): 2 cases
Item 3 -
Open Session and Pledge of Allegiance
President Figuers called the meeting back into session at 7:00 p.m. and led the pledge of allegiance.
Item 4 -
Report Out ot Closed Session
President Figuers said there was nothing to report.
Item 5 -
There were no public comments.
Item 6 -
Minutes-Regular Board Meeting of July 17, 2019 and Special Board Meeting of August 7, 2019
Director Ramirez Holmes made a motion to approve the minutes of both the Regular and Special Board Meetings and Director Quigley seconded the motion. The minutes were approved by a voice vote of 6-0, with Director Palmer absent.
Item 7 -
Director Quigley moved that the items on the Consent Calendar be approved, and Director Smith McDonald seconded it. The items were approved by a roll call vote of 6-0 with Director Palmer absent.
Resolution No. 19-60 Recreational Trail Use License Agreement with Livermore Area Recreation and Park District
Resolution No. 19-61 Strategic Plan Facilitation Services
Resolution No. 19-62 Overton Security Contract Amendment
Resolution No. 19-63 Request by Director Dick Quigley for Authorization to Attend Upcoming CSDA Annual Conference
Resolution No. 19-64 Congratulations to Retiree
Resolution No. 19-65 Revisions to the Records Retention Schedule
Resolution No. 19-66 Award of Contract for Database Support Services
Item 8 -
Valerie Pryor, General Manager, announced that three new employees recently joined Zone 7. David Lesico started on July 15th. David was assigned to the Del Valle Water Treatment Plant as a Plant Mechanic. Jim Duffley started permanently on August 12th as the Transportation and Supply Coordinator. Jim has been in the Temporary Assistance Program (TAP) since July 2018. David Lavelle also started on August 12th as a Water Plant Operator II. The Board welcomed all three employees in absentia.
Director Ramirez Holmes stated that Director Palmer asked her to apologize for on her behalf for not being able to attend the meeting by telephone.
Item 9 -
Presentation by RMC Pacific Materials, LLC (CEMEX) on Proposed Changes to Mining and Reclamation Activities in the Chain of Lakes Area
* Full transcript pending.
The Board took a 5-minute break at 8:30 p.m.
Item 10 -
Water Storage & Conveyance 101
Amparo Flores, Ph.D., Integrated Planning Manager, gave a presentation on Zone 7's Water Storage and Conveyance systems. She started with a description of the Tri-Valley's Water Supplies; she then talked about the State Water Project System; the Conveyance of Imported Water, and Zone 7's Storage System. Director Ramirez Holmes thanked Dr. Flores and said it was an excellent presentation. All Directors thanked Dr. Flores for the excellent and informative presentation. President Figuers suggested that staff take this presentation and turn it into a podcast or a video that could be uploaded on Zone 7's website.
Item 11 -
a. Verbal comments by President
b. Written reports
c. Verbal reports
Director Ramirez Holmes said she attended the Tri-Valley Liaison Committee meeting on July 24th stating the Committee agreed to Phase 2 studies of the potable reuse project. She also attended a Liaison Committee meeting with the City of Pleasanton on August 13th where they suggested Zone 7 review of the use report for the Chain of Lakes at a future Water Resources Committee meeting. She also thanked staff for the new sign in front of the building as it makes it easier for the public to find Zone 7. Director Gambs stated that he attended the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District's (LVJUSD) meeting where they recognized the schools program at Zone 7. Director Sanwong said she was happy to see Zone 7's representation at various community events.
Item 12 -
Items for Future Agenda-Directors
There were no requests from the Board.
Item 13 -
a. General Manager's Report
b. Legislative Update
c. Investment Report as of June 30, 2019
d. July Outreach Activities
e. Capital Projects Status Report
f. Verbal reports
Item 14 -
The Board went back into Closed Session and adjourned the meeting at 9:31 p.m.