AWARD OF ON-CALL CONSTRUCTION AND EMERGENCY SUPPORT SERVICES CONTRACTa>
Rhett Alzona announced that GradeTech was the lowest and responsible bidder for this three-year contract for $1.47 million. The services are to supplement the Agency's own workforce as needed in order to complete small repair and construction jobs and emergency work in a timely manner.
Linda Kelly, citizen of Pleasanton stated that she did not see on the website a meeting on May 24, 2018 where the bids were publically read. Mr. Aladjem stated that in the Public Contract Code context, public means not in private and it really refers to all of the bidders. It does not require a public board meeting.
PROPOSED TWO-YEAR BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEARS 2018-20
Mr. Solitei presented the Agency Two-Year Budget for Fiscal Years 2018-20. A Board Budget workshop was held on June 6, 2018. The two-year budget contains a total appropriation of $342.6 million, with $199.8 million in the first year and $142.8 million in the second year and assumed a 17% conservation rate for FY 2018-19 and 15% for FY 2019-20. A mid-cycle review budget for FY 2019-2020 will be performed in the spring of 2019. The adopted budget provides the same level of service as the current year budget with no increase in staff or additional programs. Staff recommended the board adopt the resolution approving the proposed Two-Year Budget for Fiscal Years 2018-20.
John Bauer, citizen of Pleasanton stated that during the drought he utilized the recycled water offered at Dublin San Ramon Services District during the drought to keep his lawn alive. This service is no longer offered and at that time it was mentioned that the water rates stayed the same, but the reserves went down. He stated that Zone 7 appears to have a higher percentage of reserves than other municipalities and that maybe it should be addressed down the line. Director Figuers stated that when the reserves drop the mandate is to start the following year to bring it back up immediately. This would increase the water rates for a couple of years. Director Palmer stated that a report would be coming out in October that input can be given to. She confirmed this with Mr. Solitei.
Director Quigley moved to approve Item 12 and Director Stevens seconded the motion. The item passed with a vote of 4-0 with Directors Greci and Ramirez Holmes absent.
Resolution No. 18-48 Adopt the Proposed Two-Year Budget for Fiscal Years 2018-20
DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEE STUDY AND FINANCING STRATEGY FOR THE STREAM MANAGMENT MASTER PLAN AMENDMENT
Jeff Tang explained that the purpose of the SMMP amendment is to update and/or revise the 2006 project list and try to determine what new projects might need to be implemented based on recent hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and ecological assessments completed in the Livermore Valley while trying to meet the 2006 objectives.
Since 2006 Zone 7 has participated in about seven different projects that were carried out by various agencies along with Zone 7. Currently the SMMP amendment is proposing twenty-five potential projects down from the original forty-five projects. A new development impact fee (DIF) and study needs to be completed to analyze funding and prioritization of the projects. Zone 7 sent a out a request for proposals and HDR was selected by staff.
Dennis Gambs, citizen of Livermore stated that the purpose and study does not seem aligned and other funding sources should be used. Such as trails is included but Zone 7 has never financed in trails, that is done by the cities. Ms. Pryor stated that it is a two part study, one is the development impact fee for development impacts and part two is the financing strategy for the overall SMMP not just the development impact part.
Director Quigley moved to approve Item 13 and Director Figuers seconded the motion. The item passed with a vote of 4-0 with Directors Greci and Ramirez Holmes absent.
Resolution No. 18-49 Development Impact Fee Study and an Initial Financing Strategy for the Stream Management Master Plan Amendment
COMMENDATION FOR FORMER GENERAL MANAGER, MR. MUN MAR
Director Palmer read the commendation for former General Manager, Mun Mar who served the agency from 1958 until his retirement in 1990. Mr. Mar passed away on May 6, 2018. Mr. Mar assisted Zone 7 recently with information shared in the 60th Anniversary Booklet.
COMMENDATION FOR PRESIDENT JOHN GRECI
Director Palmer read the commendation for Director Greci. Director Greci served on the Board of Directors for twenty-four years and served four terms as President.
Director Quigley moved to approve Item 15 and Director Palmer seconded the motion. The item passed with a vote of 4-0 with Directors Greci and Ramirez Holmes absent.
REPORTS - DIRECTORS
Director Palmer reported that she attended the ACWA Region 1 Tour on June 15, 2018 in Healdsburg, California. This tour included a five mile/kayaking/canoeing activity above the rubber dam to see the type of water environment in the area. There were some areas of algal growth in shallows, with extensive riffles, and prime fish rearing sites.
The second part of the tour took place at the Sonoma County Water Agency, Westside Water Education Center. They addressed the types of water education that they did with different age groups and at-risk youth. The impact of last season's extensive fires on the watershed and issues to address as a result of the wildfires were discussed.
ITEMS FOR FUTURE AGENDA
Director Figuers stated that Director Palmer would not be able to attend the July 18, 2018 Board Meeting and asked if whether we would have the Director Swearing-In on July 11, 2018 as well as other Board items. Ms. Pryor stated that Director Ramirez Holmes would not be able to attend a July 11, 2018 meeting. Mr. Aladjem stated that the ceremony for Director Palmer could be pushed back to August. Ms. Pryor recommended that the Board elect a President and Vice President at the August meeting rather than the July meeting so that all seven Directors would be present. Ms. Pryor stated that there would not be a special meeting on July 11, 2018.
Ms. Pryor stated that the City of Pleasanton's statement that was included in the General Manager's report regarding their position on potable reuse was revised to clarify their position. "The Dublin San Ramon Services District Board voted to support potable reuse at their meeting on May 15, 2018. and the Pleasanton City Council voted to support potable reuse at their meetings on May 15, 2018. The Pleasanton City Council took action to approve its continued participation in the Regional Potable Reuse Study, with the understanding that more technical work and analysis will be gathered in the coming months under the direction of the tri-valley regional partners to enable the City and others to make a fully informed decision regarding its continued participation in the Tri-Valley Potable Reuse Initiative."
Ms. Pryor stated that Zone 7 has for a second year in a row, been awarded the Government Finance Officers Association, Certificate of Achievement. Director Stevens commented that this item should be added to the July Board Meeting Agenda.
Ms. Pryor announced that staff will host a public workshop on the Patterson Pass Water Treatment Plant Upgrades and Ozonation project on June 26, 2018. Mr. Bauer, citizen of Pleasanton stated that the Patterson Pass Open House announcement should be listed other places than just the Zone 7 website. Ms. Pryor responded that the event has been advertised in the Livermore Independent and in the Zone 7 Newsletter.
Director Palmer adjourned the meeting at 8:35 p.m.