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February 3, 2021 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
9:30 a.m.
Teleconference Only


Pursuant to State of California Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20, members of the North Delta Water Agency (NDWA) Board of Directors (Board) and members of the public will participate remotely in this meeting electronically by teleconference, as described 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:
Web Meeting
Meeting ID: 922 4739 5473
Passcode: 571844

Call in Numbers (Audio Only)
877-853-5257 US Toll-free
888-475-4499 US Toll-free
833-548-0276 US Toll-free
833-548-0282 US Toll-free
Meeting ID: 922 4739 5473
Passcode: 571844

 Any member of the public on the telephone may speak during the Public Comment Period, Agenda Item #11, or may email public comments to 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, Chairman


     A. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL: ANTICIPATED LITIGATION (one case)Board will meet in Closed Session with legal counsel to discuss the

         following item:
            i. Initiation of litigation pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956

3.  Closed Session Report

     Steve Mello, Chairman
     A. Reconvene Open Session and provide summary of any action taken by the Board on items discussed with legal counsel in Closed Session.

 4.  Approval of Minutes
      Steve Mello, Chairman
     A. ACTION: Approve
December 2, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes.
     B. ACTION: Approve
December 2, 2020 Special Board Meeting Minutes.
     C. ACTION: Approve
January 7, 2021 Special Board Meeting Minutes.
     D. ACTION: Approve January 28, 2021 Special 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. Receive Fiscal Reports.

     Exhibit A   -   Exhibit B   -   Exhibit C   -   Exhibit D
     B. NDWA Assessments – Update on collections and delinquencies.

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

8.  Legal Report
   Kevin O’Brien, Attorney
    A. Delta Water Quality Control Plan Update.

 9. Manager Report
    Melinda Terry, Manager
     A. Report on correspondence, meetings and presentations – Contract payment submitted. 

10. Delta Activities Report
       Melinda Terry, Manager
      A. SWRCB/Delta Watermaster – Updates on water measurement and diversion report requirements and enforcement, consumptive use study, and

          other ongoing activities.

      B. Delta Conveyance Activities – Geotech drilling on Staten, temporary entry permit negotiations.
      C. Delta Habitat Activities.
      D. Delta Conservancy Activities.
      E. Delta Protection Commission (DPC) Activities – Update of Economic Sustainability Plan, National Heritage Area Plan development.
      F. Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) Activities – Adaptive Management Forum, Draft climate resiliency report released, and stakeholder review of draft            DLIS regulations.

11. Announcements

      A. Feb 15 – Deadline to comment on DSC draft Delta Adapts climate resiliency report.
      B. Feb 18 – Delta Design & Construction Authority remote mtg, 2:00-4:00 pm.
      C. Feb 25 - DSC remote meeting, 9:00 am.
      D. March 18 – Delta Protection Commission remote meeting, 5:30 pm.
      E. April 7 - NDWA Board remote meeting, 9:30 am.

12.  Public Comment

13.  Adjournment