February 2, 2022

NDWA Regular Board Meeting Agenda

NDWA Special Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, February 2, 2022

9:30 a.m.
Remote meeting held via Teleconference 

Consistent with AB 361, this meeting will be conducted by teleconference. The public may attend the meeting remotely and offer public comments by Zoom or by telephone, using the call-in information provided below. The Board may utilize different call-in information for any Closed Session items. The call-in information for the Board and members of the public for this board meeting is as follows:

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Any member of the public on the telephone may speak during the Public Comment Period, Agenda Item #13, or may email public comments to cindy@northdeltawater.net and all comments will be read aloud during the meeting. During this period of modified Brown Act compliance, NDWA will use its best efforts to swiftly resolve requests for reasonable modifications or accommodations for individuals with disabilities, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and will resolve any doubt whatsoever in favor of accessibility.

*** Note: Action may be taken on any item listed on this agenda ***

1. Call to Order
Steve Mello, Chair

2. Closed Session

         Board will meet in Closed Session with legal counsel to discuss the following item:

​         i. Litigation regarding Coordinated Operations Agreement Amendments. (Gov. Code 54956.9(d)(1)).

         ii. Initiation of litigation pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9 (one case).

3. Closed Session Report
     A. Reconvene Open Session and Provide Summary of Any Reportable Action Taken by the Board in Closed Session.

 4. Approval of Minutes
     Steve Mello, Chair

     A. ACTION: ApproveDecember 1, 2021 Board Meeting Minutes

5. Appointment of Officers

    Melinda Terry, Manager

    A. ACTION: Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman.

    B. ACTION: Appointment of Treasurer

6. Financial Report
Cindy Tiffany, Assistant Manager
     A. Present Financial statements

​          Exhibit A Financials.pdf

          Exhibit B Financials.pdf

          Exhibit C Financials.pdf

          Exhibit D Financials.pdf

     B. Audit - Presentation of Biannual Report

         Audited Financial Statement 2020 and 2021_NDWA.pdf

 7. Engineer Report
 Gary Kienlen, Engineer
 A. Water Quality Update

     B. Review December 2021 Water Quality Contract Exceedances

 8. Legal Report
     Kevin O'Brien, Downey Brand
     A. Update on Delta Water Quality Control Plan.

     B. Update on Development of Reimbursement Agreement for Delta Drought Barriers.

     C. Monterey Agreement Lawsuits - CA Supreme Court Denial Ends Ligigation.

 9. Managers Report
     Melinda Terry, Manager
     A. Report on correspondence, meetings, and presentation - Contract Payment Sent, Comment Letter on 2022 TUCP Submitted, and Manger 

        Presentation to Delta Leadership Program.

          Nov 2021 NDWA Manager Report.pdf

          Dec 2021 NDWA Manager Report.pdf

          2021-12-15 NDWA Payment Obligation Letter (002).pdf

          NDWA ltr TUCP extension order 01 05 22.pdf

     B. Approve Remote Meetings - ACTION: Approve Resolution Authorizing 30-day Extention of Modified Brown Act Requirements Allowing NDWA to hold remote meeting.

10. Drought Activities Report
     Melinda Terry, Manager

      A. Drought Barriers – Proposed installation in North Delta postponed until June 2023.
     B. Delta Drought Response Pilot Program - Application Period Open.

     C. 2022 Temporary Urgency Change Petition (TUCP) - Withdrawn by DWR/USBR.

 11. Delta Activities Report
     Melinda Terry, Manager
     A. SWRCB/Delta Watermaster – Updates on Adoption of Emergency Drought Regulations, TUCPs, Curtailment Orders and Certification Enforcement, Water Measurement and Diversion Report Enforcement and Other Ongoing Activities.
     B. SWP/CVP - SWP Announced Contract Allocations Increase from Zero to 15%

     C. Delta Conveyance Activities - End of Stakeholder Engagement Committee.

     D. Delta Habitat Activities.
     E. Delta Conservancy Activities – Announced Establishment of Delta Drought Response Pilot Program to Pay Farmers to Reduce Consumptive Use of Water. 
     F. Delta Protection Commission (DPC) Activities – Update on National Heritage Area Management Plan Advisory Committee, and other activites
     G. Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) Activities –Update Delta Adapts Climate Resiliency Technical Work Group on Agriculture and Food Control.


     A. Feb 15 Deadline to comment on California's 30x30 biodiversity conservation plan

     B. Feb 24-25 - DSC Remote Meeting 9am

     C. March 17 - Delta Protection Commission Remote Meeting 5:30pm

     D. April 6 - NDWA Board Meeting Remote 9:30 am 

13. Public Comment 

14. Adjournment

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