April 7, 2021 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

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Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, April  7, 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: 944 8118 9408
Passcode: 503625

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: 944 8118 9408
Passcode: 503625

 Any member of the public on the telephone may speak during the Public Comment Period, Agenda Item #11, 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, 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
February 3, 2021 Board Meeting Minutes
     B. ACTION: Approve
February 25, 2021 Special Board Meeting Minutes.

5.  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.

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

     B. Drought Conditions - Water Shortage Notices, drought conditions, regulatory actions, and reports

7.  Legal Report
   Kevin O’Brien, Attorney
    A. Delta Water Quality Control Plan Update - Status on Voluntary Agreements, SWRCB March workshop, and timeline for release of Sacramento River flow objectives

 8. Manager Report
    Melinda Terry, Manager
     A. Report on correspondence, meetings and presentations.

     B. Elections - Agency conducting voting process for RDs to select representative to serve on the Delta Protection Commission and will initiate Directors Elections in June

     C. Nutria Detection and Eradication Program - Status Update

9. Delta Activities Report
       Melinda Terry, Manager
      A. SWRCB/Delta Watermaster – Updates on drought notices, water measurement and diversion report requirements and enforcement, consumptive use study, and other ongoing activities

      B. Delta Conveyance Activities – Resignation of DCA Executive Director.
      C. Delta Habitat Activities - Appeals filed on Delta Plan Certification of Consistency for Lookout Slough Tidal Habitat Restoration and Flood Improvement Project; Lower Yolo Ranch Tidal Restoration Project is completed.
      D. Delta Conservancy Activities.
      E. Delta Protection Commission (DPC) Activities – Update of Economic Sustainability Plan, National Heritage Area Plan development, and filling vacancies on Advisory Committee.
      F. Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) Activities –Update on DLIS revisions and the increased water shortages and salinity intrusion identified in Delta Adapts report.

10. Announcements

      A. April 14 – DWR public workshop on Delta Community Benefits Program, 6:00 pm
      B. April 15 – Delta Design & Construction Authority meeting, 2:00-5:00 pm
      C. April 22-23 - DSC remote meeting, 9:00 am
      D. April 23 – Deadline to apply for Delta Protection Advisory Committee
      E. April 28 – DCA Stakeholder Engagement Committee meeting, 3:00-6:00 pm
      F. May 6 – DWR public workshop on Delta Community Benefits Program, 6:00 pm
      G. May 20 - Delta Protection Commission meeting, 4:00 pm
      H. May 20 - Delta Design & Construction Authority meeting, 2:00-5:00 pm
      I. May 25 - DWR public workshop on Delta Community Benefits Program, 6:00 pm
      J. June 2 - NDWA Board meeting, 9:30 am 

11.  Public Comment

12.  Adjournment